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Playa Hermosa

Playa Hermosa, Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
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Surf School at Playa Hermosa

The waves vary a lot depending on the tide so be sure to check with a local as to when is best... read more

Reviewed 9 March 2016
William H
Best beach in the area.

A few miles pats Santa Teresa is Playa Hermosa. Expansive white sandy beaches with a swimable surf... read more

Reviewed 4 March 2016
Mike P
New York City, New York
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Playa Hermosa, Santa Teresa, Costa Rica

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Reviewed 9 March 2016

The waves vary a lot depending on the tide so be sure to check with a local as to when is best. But it is never really bad, at least during my four days there. Many local instructors that are very affordable as well.

Thank William H
Reviewed 4 March 2016

A few miles pats Santa Teresa is Playa Hermosa. Expansive white sandy beaches with a swimable surf break. There are plenty of tress around to get tat much needed shade from the blistering heat.

Thank Mike P
Reviewed 3 March 2016

Ok, the beach is stunning, but for those of you who are beginner to intermediate surfers, this is your break. Gentle breaking waves make this place less intimidating that other beaches. Make sure you map out where the beach access point is on your smartphone...More

Thank bostnwhalr
Reviewed 23 February 2016

Probably the nicest beach we saw in Costa Rica--- up there with Montezuma and Manuel Antonio. A little difficult to find and a bumpy ride to get there but well worth it.

Thank Chris F
Reviewed 19 February 2016

Was lucky enough to have visited Playa Hermosa before the general tourist population discovered it. When I first visited in 2008, there would hardly be anyone on the beach except for our surf camp (just a few folks) and a few locals scampering with puppies...More

Thank jinnster
Reviewed 17 February 2016 via mobile

A beach surrounded by palm trees and jungle with smaller waves. No hidden cliff or rock formations underneath the water. Water temperature is around a cozy 24-28 degrees C.

Thank Lasse A
Reviewed 3 February 2016

Great for sufing, lying on the beach or just enjoying the sunset. Keep in mind that there are no amenities (restrooms, restaurants, etc).

Thank Martin S
Reviewed 31 January 2016

We found this beach early on and fell in love. The beach is wide and compact - great for a morning run, yoga or simply just laying on the beach taking in some sun! The water was great - long rolling waves great for all...More

2  Thank Mdawidowicz
Reviewed 28 January 2016 via mobile

One of the best playas I've ever been. Great sand, perfect crystal clear water. Best sunset ever! Also great for surfing (beginners). Recommended!

1  Thank Volki17
Reviewed 24 January 2016

What a stunning place to lay out and soak in the sun, play in the water, bodyboard, and surf - especially for beginners! Please go!

Thank Lindsay B
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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?
30 January 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
4 July 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.
19 April 2015|
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Response from Mougly | Reviewed this property |
Contact Century 21 in Jaco they can help you with that.