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Playa Hermosa

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Playa Hermosa

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Nature and Beach Immersion

On this journey, we will explore two of the most iconic destinations in Nicaragua, one of them is Ometepe Island a Biosphere Reserve, known as the ideal place to relax and have the first-hand contact with nature. Once your idyllic visit to the paradise island has ended, your next station is San Juan del Sur, a former fisherman municipality, nowadays very famous for its black sand beach and surfing trendy lifestyle.
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mjgriffy wrote a review Jun 2020
Seattle, Washington129 contributions103 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: June 2020
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Bob N wrote a review Feb 2020
28 contributions5 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Martina K wrote a review Feb 2020
Prague, Czech Republic11 contributions2 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Willem K wrote a review Dec 2019
836 contributions129 helpful votes
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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.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Didier M wrote a review Dec 2019
Angers, France16 contributions6 helpful votes
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...
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Date of experience: December 2019
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