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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  • It is always a nice, clean, safe place and that invites you to keep visiting him. There is wide range of dining options nearby.
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  • We spent 4 lovely days here relaxing. We all Enjoyed every minute. Even during the rainy season we got lots of sunshine everyday. The water was so warm and healing.. you could stay in it for hours.  more »
  • Playa Hermosa is a nearly private beach with all of the amenities: jet skis, fishing, snorkeling, diving.  more »
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  • One of the best beaches in the NW of Costa Rica, great food on the beach, e.g. Aquasport; or a couple of minutes walk to Ginger for world-class cuisine. Gentle slope with few rocks. Popular with tourists and locals. Lots of sea life for snorkeling. Early mornings are best when the beach is shaded from the trees and the temperature is the 70s / 80s.
  • The beach is fantastic and all its surroundings
  • 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.
  • Pura vida! Good vibes and good waves over here.
  • 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.
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