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Playa Hermosa

Playa Hermosa, Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
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Surf, swim and sun

Such a gentle expanse of sand...no wonder it is called hermosa. The waves were perfect for those... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Austin R
Rome, Lazio, Italy
Nice and not crowded

Very nice beach. Also really good for surfing if the waves are bigger or to big at Santa Teresa... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Nikolaus G
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Such a gentle expanse of sand...no wonder it is called hermosa. The waves were perfect for those learning to surf, and even fun for body surfing as well. Watching local dogs pouncing through the surf chasing crabs was especially calming. Enjoy this place if you...More

Thank Austin R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very nice beach. Also really good for surfing if the waves are bigger or to big at Santa Teresa. The environment is als less untouched.

Thank Nikolaus G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This beach is not so much about laying down getting a tan, but more like a nice beach to learn about to surf. The waves are nicer than at many other places and the lifeguards is taking their work seriously!

Thank ModEllen
Reviewed April 14, 2017

We went for a surf lesson here. I got to the waves by a channel at the far end of the beach. The waves were great. A lot of surf schools go here but there is plenty of room.

Thank Lisaht44
Reviewed April 5, 2017

The best bathing bay in the area. Perfect for body boarding, warm water and long streaching water levels to your chest. Not to many people. Parking on the beach is not allowed now. But be aware of hiding stones underneath the surface when tide is...More

Thank HelenaAasberg
Reviewed April 4, 2017

loved this beach. amazing for kids, great for learning to surf and a beautiful sunset. good houses around to rent, easy to get surf rentals

Thank JJJ181771
Reviewed April 2, 2017

Beautiful unspoiled and pristine beach. Full of life and living creatures at every step! The beach went on forever and wasn't crowded.

Thank Shaleen B
Reviewed April 2, 2017

A sprawling, beautiful beach for walking, lounging and surfing. A must see if you are in the area!!!

Thank AbigailK957
Reviewed March 30, 2017

Loved Playa hermosa. So good with kids, and those wanting to learn to surf. Amazing how quiet it is, and the surf was perfect for all of us.

Thank Lisa S
Reviewed March 24, 2017

Beautiful dark sand beach - good waves for surfing and fun places along the beach- then a wild protected area with no places to stay or eat at- a nice mix of choices.. Beach itself gets burning hot so have beach shoes to walk in.....More

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Tony W
We're traveling to Costa Rica first time next week. Are there restaurants in the area or do we need to pack food/drinks? Any suggestions for me?
January 30, 2017|
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Response from BMalissa | Reviewed this property |
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
Hello, Can you tell me how to get there?From nadi? We are celebrating out 45th anniversary and really love to snorkel. Are there any specials for late June early July? Thank you
July 3, 2015|
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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
abby L
housing facilities such as single family dwellings. Not interested in codos.
April 19, 2015|
Response from montani1970 | Reviewed this property |
There's a lot of houses for rent, I'd check VRBO or call a local place with more questions.