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An increasingly upscale village, Playa Hermosa overlooks the Gulf of Papagayo and enjoys a pleasant, tropical climate and family-friendly beaches. Abundant water activities include sport fishing, sailing, scuba diving or snorkeling and leisurely sunset catamaran tours. You and your family will also want to visit the area’s national parks. Try a combination of popular local tours – a full day of horseback riding, swimming and lunch at the Volcan Miravalles National Park or an adventurous Canopy Tour to experience Costa Rica’s ecosystems.

Just 10 minutes from Playa Hermosa, the lively village of Coco offers a delightful mix of entertainment and shopping. Bars and discos surround Coco’s central plaza. You might... more

An increasingly upscale village, Playa Hermosa overlooks the Gulf of Papagayo and enjoys a pleasant, tropical climate and family-friendly beaches. Abundant water activities include sport fishing, sailing, scuba diving or snorkeling and leisurely sunset catamaran tours. You and your family will also want to visit the area’s national parks. Try a combination of popular local tours – a full day of horseback riding, swimming and lunch at the Volcan Miravalles National Park or an adventurous Canopy Tour to experience Costa Rica’s ecosystems.

Just 10 minutes from Playa Hermosa, the lively village of Coco offers a delightful mix of entertainment and shopping. Bars and discos surround Coco’s central plaza. You might even visit a casino to try your hand at Blackjack or roulette. In Playa Hermosa, stop in for lunch at Laberinto on the beach, and you’ll enjoy an unusual meal at Ginger, an open-air tapas bar on stilts. The wild ginger grows beneath the bar, and the chefs create some very tasty and exotic meals. Try the Upper Deck Sports Bar and Restaurant for a colorful combination of televised sports, cold beer, good food and a pet orphan monkey!

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Playa Hermosa
Playa Hermosa
We offer educational, due diligence tours of the Guanacaste area for people who are considering relocating to Costa Rica.
Attraction type: Beaches
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Costa Rica Villa Concierge
Costa Rica Villa Concierge
Owner description: Costa Rica Villa Concierge is a premier transportation and tour service operator that focuses on providing exceptional services to all guests traveling to visit Costa Rica. We... more Owner description: Costa Rica Villa Concierge is a premier transportation and tour service operator that focuses on providing exceptional services to all guests traveling to visit Costa Rica. We recognize the challenges that visitors face navigating the rigorous terrain and strive to provide a service that will allow them to relax and enjoy the view. less
Attraction type: Scuba & Snorkeling; Taxis & Shuttles; Surfing, Windsurfing & Kitesurfing; Stand-Up Paddleboarding; Nature & Wildlife Tours
Playa Hermosa Turismo Rural Comunitario
Playa Hermosa Turismo Rural Comunitario
Owner description: Welcome to our rural community based tourism program. Playa Hermosa is located on road 34, 6km north from Uvita and 14km south from Dominical. We offer several tours such as... more Owner description: Welcome to our rural community based tourism program. Playa Hermosa is located on road 34, 6km north from Uvita and 14km south from Dominical. We offer several tours such as Hiking in the Rainforest, Bird Oberservation, Cookings Classes, a Pre-columbian Chocolate Tour and a Medicial Plants Tour. Thus, in our community, you can learn first-hand about the local culture and exuberant wildlife of the Playa HermOSA Eco-Reserve. With some luck, you can watch the humpback whales which come to these warm waters to give birth to their offspring, from the mountain viewpoint,. You can also view the whale's tail formation that appears at low tide in Marino Ballena National Park, and enjoy daily activities alongside cheerful locals. You are invited to enjoy activities that integrate conservation of nature and environmental protection, and the cultural experience of spending time with kind, authentic people who will do their best to share their customs and way of life. less
Attraction type: Hiking Trails; Cooking Classes; Lookouts

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LAR Transportes
LAR Transportes(Sardinal)
Attraction type: Taxis & Shuttles
The Monkey Farm
The Monkey Farm(Playa Ocotal)
Owner description: The Monkey Farm is new and in the process of becoming a monkey and wildlife rescue center combined with an organic sustainable farm run by volunteers from all over the world. Come... more Owner description: The Monkey Farm is new and in the process of becoming a monkey and wildlife rescue center combined with an organic sustainable farm run by volunteers from all over the world. Come see what we are doing, meet our animals, and learn something new! Tours are given for a donation of any amount, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Every day, including Sunday. less
Attraction type: Farms
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Ginger
Ginger
Price: $25 - $40
Cuisines: Asian
Good for: Bar scene, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
La Casita del Marisco
La Casita del Marisco
Cuisines: Latin, Seafood, Central American, Costa Rican, South American
Good for: Romantic, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Aqua Sport
Aqua Sport
Cuisines: Latin, Bar, Seafood, Central American, Costa Rican, Spanish
Good for: Bar scene, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Sandbar
Sandbar
Price: $2 - $20
Cuisines: American, Bar, Costa Rican, International, Central American
Good for: Bar scene, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, Late Night, Brunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Restaurant ManGaby
Restaurant ManGaby
Cuisines: Latin, Seafood, Costa Rican, Spanish, South American, Central American
Good for: Romantic, Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Hotel ManGaby
3.0 of 5
Hotel ManGaby
$80 - $220
Ranked #1 of 11 Hotels in Playa Hermosa
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Hotel Condovac la Costa
3.5 of 5
Hotel Condovac la Costa
$108 - $153
Ranked #3 of 11 Hotels in Playa Hermosa
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Villa del Sueno
3.0 of 5
Villa del Sueno
$82 - $200
Ranked #4 of 11 Hotels in Playa Hermosa
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Hotel Bosque del Mar Playa Hermosa
3.5 of 5
Hotel Bosque del Mar Playa Hermosa
$159 - $282
Ranked #2 of 11 Hotels in Playa Hermosa
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La Gaviota Tropical
La Gaviota Tropical
$197 - $197
Hotel & Villas Huetares
3.0 of 5
Hotel & Villas Huetares
$67 - $161
Ranked #7 of 11 Hotels in Playa Hermosa
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Nearby recommended accommodations:

Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica
4.0 of 5
Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica
$280 - $449
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Sardinal
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Villa Buena Onda
4.0 of 5
Villa Buena Onda
$369 - $1,359
Ranked #1 of 11 Hotels in Playas del Coco
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Hotel Riu Guanacaste
4.0 of 5
Hotel Riu Guanacaste
$212 - $391 (€199 - €367)
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Sardinal
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Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.