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nice beach to go with kids

Beautiful beach that doesn't deepen quickly. Some shady spots on beach, which is nice especially... read more

Reviewed January 21, 2016
Boston, Massachusetts
Great beach for first time surfer

Incredible beach with gorgeous views. Surf board rental available for $10 for 24 hours. It was our... read more

Reviewed January 19, 2016
Chelsea L
Richmond, Virginia
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“great beach” (33 reviews)
“gentle waves” (4 reviews)
Playa Hermosa, Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
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Reviewed January 21, 2016

Beautiful beach that doesn't deepen quickly. Some shady spots on beach, which is nice especially with kids.

Thank kaimami
Reviewed January 19, 2016

Incredible beach with gorgeous views. Surf board rental available for $10 for 24 hours. It was our first time surfing and we actually stood up, so I consider that a success!

Thank Chelsea L
Reviewed January 13, 2016

I walk along this beach every morning. There is no garbage, the waves are nice, and it's generally a very pretty walk. Lots of people surfing and having a nice time. It's laid back and not overcrowded.

Thank marylanddweller
Reviewed January 13, 2016

Beautiful beach with a nice beach break. We typically find a shady spot up from the water and make a day swimming and lounging around. Currents can get a little dicey in some spots but there are very few rocks in the water so you...More

Thank twhite423
Reviewed January 13, 2016

Playa Hermosa is slightly north of Playa Santa Teresa. It is a longer beach and much, much less crowded. Although it also is a favourite with surfers, it also is great for couples or families seeking a quieter ambience closer to nature, since the area...More

Thank Paul B
Reviewed January 11, 2016 via mobile

Great surf. Long, slow pitch to the beach. Great for kids of all ages. Great place for beginning surfers and more experienced wave riders as well. The sand is powder soft. Scenery is breathtaking. Local vendors have woven bracelets and baskets and coconut water available....More

Thank Erron W
Reviewed January 10, 2016

Playa Hermosa is a beautiful sandy beach, without too many people so we all had room to spread out. My husband and I set up our hammocks in the palm trees at the edge of the beach, and I went out and played in the...More

Thank AnnaBananaTravels
Reviewed January 8, 2016

Lovely place, kids friendly, one of the most beautiful beaches in the country! We came for almost a full month and would love to come back!

Thank xmorera
Reviewed January 2, 2016

Here we were all able to learn to surf! The 3 year old played on the beach, while the 9 to 72 year olds surfed!

Thank sharonwade
Reviewed December 29, 2015

After having a look at all the beaches along this area, I was so happy to be staying at Playa Hermosa. For a solo traveler and an intermediate surfer looking for a quieter destination, it was perfect for me. I was blessed with 2 -...More

Thank shaggyp
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Tony W
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
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
April 19, 2015|
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Response from Bassam S | Reviewed this property |
Contact Century 21 in Jaco they can help you with that.