Playa Hermosa, Santa Teresa

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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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  • August 15, 2017
    The playa has moderate waves and it is good for surfing if you are not a pro! The current is it too strong. You can reach it by car ( a small parking lot) and rent the surfing boards at one of the 2 s...  more »
  • August 8, 2017
    A. the too high intensity of the waves we did not have the opportunity to go in the water. The sand is completely beautiful but inaccessible naked foot because it is so hot.
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  • August 8, 2017
    Best swimmers beach in costa rica. Beautiful and good waves. No services though which really is bot nice, but that's cr  more »

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