Playa Hermosa, Santa Teresa

(4.8/5 based on 360+ reviews on the web)
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. Using our world travel planner, Santa Teresa attractions like Playa Hermosa can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Excellent beach for beginner surfers, body surfing, waves for kids. Waves definitely smaller than neighboring Santa Teresa Beach, but was perfect for learning to surf and for boogie boarding for our 9...  more »
  • A beautiful beach with good sand and spectacular views. The only downside is that it is really wide and from the palms or any type of shade to the sea, there are at least 100 meters.
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  • We like the beaches of Costa Rica, and this one is one of our favorites. It is great for walking, surfing, watching surfers or people learning to surf. It can have a bit of an under tow -- like many b...  more »