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This beach is great for swimming. There are a few surfers, but the waves are mellow. There are some shady spots to sit and enjoy the view of the fine, white sandy beach, chill waves, and the occasional iguana.
We did a sunset/ surf here after hearing the waves weren’t as big as Santa teresa. We came here twice and the beach wasn’t as crowded and the sunset was breathtaking. Gorgeous water, not too far from Santa Teresa and a must visit to see...More
Always bring water, it is hot. You can only get around by 4x4 and quads or ATVs are best. There are places in town that rent if your accommodations does not. The food is excellent! Everything is farm to table no matter where... More
Always bring water, it is hot. You can only get around by 4x4 and quads or ATVs are best. There are places in town that rent if your accommodations does not. The food is excellent! Everything is farm to table no matter where you eat. We were there in November for a week and never ate at the same restaurant, other then the resort for breakfast. Sun is up from 5:30-5:30 everyday and not a lot of nightlife, everyone shuts down fairly early. I would recommend snacks in your room. There are not many options beach front, for restaurants. Please talk to locals the have the best advise!! It does not matter if you are looking for pizza or a typical Tico meal, they always point you in the right direction. We even went to a Tico hang out only open on Sundays. We speak spanglish and the waiter only spoke Spanish. A bilingual Tico was happy to translate. The food was amazing and the beer cold. Don't be afraid to explore!
Response from CajunDreamer | Reviewed this property |
Playa Hermosa is a short distance (3-4 miles north of Santa Teresa) off of the main road. Look for a small sign on the left that says "Colors" sort of faded. Take that left on rough road to ocean and Playa Hermosa (about 1/2... More
Playa Hermosa is a short distance (3-4 miles north of Santa Teresa) off of the main road. Look for a small sign on the left that says "Colors" sort of faded. Take that left on rough road to ocean and Playa Hermosa (about 1/2 mile). Haven't snorkled in that area. Late June early July may be poor for snorkling since rains begin and carry sediment to ocean making beaches a little murky. I am not a good source for recommendaitons on areas to snorkel. Have done it few times in last 8 visits but not impressed. Don't get expectations up for nice visibility. Beautiful beach for more so for surfing and sunbathing. Cajundreamer
We are flying into San Jose at the end of July. Our house is on the pacific side of Costa Rica, at Playa Hermosa, Santa Teresa. Is it best/safer to take a puddle jumper there, or should we rent a car when we land and drive for a few hours?
June 07, 2010|
Of course you can take the PUDDLE JUMP...but just be sure about times...for nicer vacation Rent a Car... roadadvisor
Confused about Playa Hermosa (Santa Teresa) (6 Replies)
On one hand, the TA reviews of Playa Hermosa call it a "good swimming beach". On the other hand, many other sources, including property managers in the area, say it is not good for swimming - that the beach is either surfing areas or just rocky areas with tidepools. Can anyone clear this up? I just don't want to get there and not be able to swim at all. Thank you!
November 09, 2014|
There are more than one Playa Hermosa's in Costa Rica. The one north of Santa Teresa is a surfing beach. It is a beautiful beach with clear, shallow water for a long ways out. However, there is at least one spot with a strong rip tide pulling outwards to the pacific. I think it is a good beach for swimming as long as you are comfortable with some waves and aware of the rip tide's location.