Playa Hermosa, Playa Hermosa

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Discover Playa Hermosa, an uncrowded stretch of grey sand wedged between two mountains, and surrounded by tropical forests and volcanic rock,. With its laid-back atmosphere, the beach serves as the perfect spot to grab a towel and enjoy the sun, or make the most of the ideal conditions and year-round warm water. The calm waters are perfect for swimming, scuba diving and snorkeling adventures. Kayaks, jet skis and windsurfing equipment can also be rented. Along the shore, and in town, you can find a variety of restaurants and bars serving local cuisine. Make Playa Hermosa part of your personalized Playa Hermosa itinerary using our Playa Hermosa road trip planner.
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  • The most beautiful beach we did during our trip. Intense black sand, nobody to disturb you, just the sound of the waves.  more »
  • We stayed at Hotel El Velero which is steps away from the beach. We liked the darkened sand and the gentle waves made swimming nice. Lots of trees, water temperature was perfect and a few vendors sell...  more »
  • So many reviews below are for the Jaco Playa Hermosa, which indeed is tons too rough. This beach is wonderfully calm and I spent hours after hours in the water here, with nary a current (well, the cur...  more »
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  • Fun little beach town. I enjoyed a night on the beach with live music. Lots of English was spoken here, so I didn't get a chance to practice my Spanish though.
  • I stayed in Playa Hermosa for 8 weeks back in 2007. I was there for Halloween and Christmas. I really loved it. I walked and swam every morning. Had sevechi at pescado loco with my friends for lunch and learned to take a siesta for a few hours during the heat of the day. Wonderful people, great food, good for the family.
  • Very beautiful beach easy access
  • Great sand some trees for shade and perfect for body surfing
  • Beautiful place. Portion of black sand: normal volcanic rocks. Waves? It depends on the day and time of the year.
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