Playa Hermosa

Playa Hermosa, San Juan del Sur: Address, Playa Hermosa Reviews: 4.5/5

Playa Hermosa
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Roberta Scott
19 contributions
Great Time on a Great Beach
Apr 2021
Absolutely fantastic and pristine beach. I also loved all the cabanas and the hammocks. The cocktails and smoothies were all wonderful and we rented some boogie boards and flippers and had a blast!
Written July 20, 2021
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Drew S
Playa Ocotal, Costa Rica13 contributions
Beach Closed! Do not drive from SJDS to experience.
Mar 2021
We have attempted to visit the beach on two separate occasions and they have been closed both times. I did not know that you could close a "public" beach?? The guardians of the gate are clueless as to why you cannot go to a public beach and will give you the most absurd answers. Be careful planning on visiting this beach as it seems like they open or close whenever they feel like it. I've heard about how nice the beach here is, but never have been granted the ability to visit it. For now, because of the randomness of the open and close schedule I would avoid trying to go there!
Written March 27, 2021
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mjgriffy
Seattle, WA129 contributions
Most "pleasant" family-friendly beach in SJDS area
Jun 2020
We have a B&B in SJDS (Villa Arcadia), so we know all the beaches. Playa Hermosa is where I take families who are just visiting for the day. Town to beach, it is about 30 min drive. In the rainy season you may need 4x4, as the last 15 minutes are down a rough road. There are also shuttles from town for about $5.

The beach is public, but the access is private. You pay a nominal fee per person to get into Hermosa (included if you go by shuttle). You cannot bring your own food and beverages, you must order from the on-site restaurant. The prices are a little steep for Nicaragua, but the trade off is that they have decent facilities to use (hammocks, picnic tables, showers, shaded seating, flush bathrooms, etc). The beach is long and wide, ideal for both wading and surfing. Hermosa also has a hotel and spa services, but in the past year I have never seen the spa open (times are slow). All in all, a comfortable place to take families and visitors for a brief introduction to SJDS.
Written June 27, 2020
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Bob N
29 contributions
Peaceful
Feb 2020
This is known as the Survivor Beach. The show Survivor has been filmed there on 2 separate instances. Although there is a $3.00 usd cost per person, it is well worth the entrance fee. Beach is clean and over one mile long. It has palapas available on a first come basis with picnic tables. Bar area is comfortable. Prices are reasonable given the location and setting.
Written February 26, 2020
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Martina K
Prague, Czech Republic11 contributions
Stunning beach with nice shady area, where to relax
Feb 2020 • Couples
Our most favorite beach in SJDS area. Long sandy beach with gentle vawes and great facilities (even showers) provided by Eco Lodge and local restaurant.Lot of hammocks, large sitting area in a shade. There is something so calming about this place.Three dollars entrance is worthy.
Written February 20, 2020
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Willem K
918 contributions
Gorgeous beachfront
Dec 2019 • Couples
My wife and visited. You gotta be a bit early to make sure you have seats, if you want them, but the beach is big enough - about 2km across. Lovely sand, gorgeous landscape. The menu and drinks are actually OK, but it takes a LONG while to get anything. Our lunch order took over 1.5 hours, and getting the bill took about an hour as well. A very private road to get to the beach, but unless there’s heavy rains you should be OK.
Written December 29, 2019
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Didier M
Angers, France16 contributions
Over priced
Dec 2019 • Solo
Entrance fee being 3 dollars, you can guess that locals can't afford to get there, with a minimum wave of 220 US a month at the time of writing. So, it is a "gringo only" place.
Even if you have to pay to get to their place, they do not allow you to bring drinks or food, something you are warned afterward 3,5 km of bumpy ride, when arrivons at the Bracho. Then the restaurant is overpriced. I had a fruit juice which was almost only water. Not worth the long drive. Too bad because the location is great, but they spoil the place in turning it into a tourist trap...
Written December 10, 2019
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Pasaporte7752
2 contributions
best beachfront dining in central america
Nov 2019
that is a strong statement and we back it up 100% for the price and amazing quality of food and location you can't beat it
Written December 5, 2019
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traveleratlarge322
Bellingham, WA68 contributions
Best beach around
Nov 2019
Take a shuttle from sjds. Casa Oro is a good one. It is safe and responsible. The cost is $10 and includes the $3 entrance fee. The beach is gorgeous and good for swimming, surfing, and walking. Only one restaurant and it's not cheap.
Written November 20, 2019
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451theresek
Avon, OH43 contributions
Perfect spot for a beach day
Oct 2019 • Friends
Getting here is more than half the adventure, but soooooo worth it! Absolutely gorgeous beach, plenty of shaded huts with tables for when the sun gets too hot. Friendly and attentive staff to bring your cold beverage of choice. I would definitely return!
Written November 6, 2019
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