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“beautiful beach”
Review of Playa Hermosa

Playa Hermosa
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Reviewed 29 August 2013

this is a great beach for the beginner/intermediate surfer. beach break and easy to paddle out during low tide. the beach itself is a bit rock in sections, but stunning since it's so close to the jungle edge. take a walk north and you'll find a nice secluded area to hang out. Hermosa is a bit tough to get to without a 4x4 or ATV though.

Thank RyukyuNYC
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Reviewed 27 August 2013

My husband and I took our first surfing lesson at sunset one evening on this beach. Wide clear sand and perfect waves made for a great experience.

Thank Maggie G
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Reviewed 13 August 2013

This long stretch of beach is wild and wonderful. Its a great surfing beach, for both beginners and serious surfers alike. We were there in green season, and it felt like we almost had the beach to ourselves. Its magnificent. There are no services on the beach at all, so you do need to come prepared with food, drinks, etc.

Thank pjsinc
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Reviewed 1 August 2013

Playa Hermosa is definitely off the beaten path and mostly visited by locals. This is a beautiful beach with rugged jungle scenery and plenty of monkeys in the overhead trees. The dirt parking lot is patrolled by security paid for by local residents. A few bamboo beach structures provides respite from rain or sun. Don't miss buying a refreshing coconut from one of the locals who will trim and cut it open for you. Straws not included, but who needs one!

1  Thank KTErving
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Reviewed 29 July 2013

This is a great beginners surf beach. There was nice shade with the trees and very little crowds. I would recommend the drive especially if you are in the Mal Pais/Santa Teresa area

Thank ericriewerts
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