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Playa Hermosa, Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We ventured along to Playa Hermosa on the recommendation of a couple we met at dinner. It is a beautiful beach with good surf for the surfers, and it was great to watch people learning to surf. There are a few home made palm leaf...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank aland704
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Playa Hermosa lives up to its name as a beautiful, somewhat secluded beach that is pleasant to stroll along beachcombing, swimming in the tide pools, or in the right area, surfing.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank DrChipB
Reviewed 6 days ago

A little more crowded on weekends so that the locals can enjoy family time. Great for walking, surfing for all levels. You will see beginners and surf schools taking advantage of the white water. Very pleasant place.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank GregM77070
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are renting up the street from this beach at Half Moon/Full Moon (VRBO) and we are delighted. The beach is great for surfing and so easy to access.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Avalonavalon
Reviewed 25 December 2018 via mobile

This beach is great for swimming. There are a few surfers, but the waves are mellow. There are some shady spots to sit and enjoy the view of the fine, white sandy beach, chill waves, and the occasional iguana.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank amshattuck
Reviewed 17 December 2018

A great place for quiet relaxation and tide pool searching. Nice sandy patches for swimming too. We went at sunset & it was stunning!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank FreelyMi
Reviewed 13 December 2018 via mobile

We did a sunset/ surf here after hearing the waves weren’t as big as Santa teresa. We came here twice and the beach wasn’t as crowded and the sunset was breathtaking. Gorgeous water, not too far from Santa Teresa and a must visit to see...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 December 2018

We really enjoyed jumping the waves here. 5 layers of surf. It was fun!!! Sand great, semi soft, no rocks or shells. Didn't partake, but surf board lessons seem to be given all day.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Gail C
Reviewed 26 November 2018

such a stunning beach and in a non rocky area- perfect if youre surfing but arent super confident on a board.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Georgie S
Reviewed 19 November 2018

We had a surf lesson at this beach and went back again twice to practice surfing. Easy waves, not crowded.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Tony W
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
Stephen s
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