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Address: Playa Hermosa, Santa Teresa, Costa Rica

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One of my favorite spots for sunset!

Great swells!! awesome for horse back riding and sunset gazing. Def a must visit if you love beaches!!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Gainesville, Florida
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Gainesville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great swells!! awesome for horse back riding and sunset gazing. Def a must visit if you love beaches!!!

Thank CristianeMachado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

This is a beautiful area! Playa Hermosa is a fantastic beach. A must visit when in the Nicoya Peninsula!

Thank saylesliv
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016 via mobile

Much preferred this beach to the beaches in Santa Teresa....less busy and in my opinion more scenic. You can hire surf boards for $10 for the day and there's a great cafe serving delicious food at lunch time. The beach is a bumpy15 minute drive from Santa Teresa.

Thank stevesophie2016
Warner Robins, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

One of the best beaches in this area....we had a great time surfs and drone videos here..yes the waves here are 4-7 foot high. You just might even see a famous football star and his wife on the beach riding horses..

Thank dunnonsite
Sarasota, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

Playa Hermosa lays south of Jaco Beach about 20 minutes drive. The beach itself is pretty secluded, dirt road takes you to surfer's Paradise, Waves are high enough to surf, but not crazy dangerous like a few miles north at Crazy Rocks Surf place. Every Saturday around 5 pm they have Surf Competition on Playa Hermosa, as we heard great... More 

Thank Zsu-tazo
Boise, Idaho
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

Hermosa is just north of Playa Santa Teresa and much less busy. Really not much in the vicinty other than a couple board rental shops & maybe small restuarant and a couple luxury resorts. The beach appeared to have less rocks along the shore then Santa Teresa and the waves may have been just a tad smaller. Many beginner surf... More 

Thank icuski2
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

Very nice beach with fewer people than Santa Teresa great for surfing and for beginners ! Bring some food and drinks there is not much around

Thank DrorBA
Houston, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

This is a remote stretch of beach further up from Santa Teresa. Decent surf break and the outgoing tide exposes large tidal pools.

1 Thank Murphy G
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

We love this beach! It is so beautiful, wild and with warm water. Great surf too!!! The best beach in Cista Rica!!

1 Thank Luisaharty
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

Simply superb unspoilt (sadly only for a while longer!) bliss.. mellow waves, amazing water, and the vibe is 100% the best I have ever felt.

1 Thank Shaunybee

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