Playa Hermosa, Santa Teresa

Relax along the wide sandy shores of Playa Hermosa, which translates to “beautiful beach” in Spanish. Relatively uncrowded, this beach gets you away from the major hustle and bustle of nearby shoreline sites. The beach is popular for beginner surfers and surf schools thanks to the beach break caused by outlying rock croppings. But the site also appeals to expert surfers. Spend time in the shade under a palm or almendro tree, read a book, sunbathe, or go for a jog. Our Santa Teresa visit planner makes visiting Playa Hermosa and other Santa Teresa attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Playa Hermosa near Santa Teresa (since in CR there is more than one Playa Hermosa) is a great secluded beach with nice waves. Don’t miss this spot if your in town.  more »
  • Beautiful as its name, the sand is fine and clear, the water seems to be more of course and turquoise waves are calmer. In low season we have a Virgin wilderness, no surfers, no people. It lives up to its name
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  • Awesome beach in the area of Santa Teresa! Learned some life lessons there surfing...some things take some pain to learn....always keep hand on the board!! Local surfing area...good people!  more »
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