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great surf spot

pretty beach. not many buildings, or cafes. Don't miss ceviche homemade, at the parking, sold from... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
tini822014
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Hamburg, Germany
Great surfing beach, very scenic.

Found the surf challenging for our group but we had a great time. October is slow season so that... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Mark S
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“great beach” (33 reviews)
“gentle waves” (4 reviews)
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Playa Hermosa, Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 4 days ago

pretty beach. not many buildings, or cafes. Don't miss ceviche homemade, at the parking, sold from the truck ;).

Thank tini822014
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Found the surf challenging for our group but we had a great time. October is slow season so that was good to have the beach all to ourselves. We hear it can get pretty crowded in peak season and they are not very friendly to...More

Thank Mark S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We swam in this Black Sea, it's was just the right temperature. It was black because of the sand on this beach. It almost looks volcanic. Afterwards we walked to the end to the rocks looking at the sea - walk left. Near the end...More

Thank Chantellehowes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Just beautiful! back to basics. best sunset. best hike. best surf. best experience to start learning to surf. cute dogs. beautiful international paradise

Thank anatkangel
Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

Playa Hermosa is perhaps the best beach in the area. The waves are perfect and the currents aren't too strong. Very good for families.

Thank fravo93
Reviewed 8 September 2017

I love this beach! Picturesque, Gorgeous views north and south. Great for learning to surf. It is one of those beaches that really makes u feel like u are in a tropical paradise :)

Thank LDrecun
Reviewed 2 September 2017

We have visited many beaches called Playa Hermosa in Central America and this was by far the most beautiful we've come across.

Thank Vanessa L
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

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 shops...More

Thank Xtian_G1
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Best swimmers beach in costa rica. Beautiful and good waves. No services though which really is bot nice, but that's cr

Thank happyincr
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

While visiting Santa Teresa, this was actually my favorite beach to visit, by far. Oddly the ocean here is filled with large rocks with really do a number on your ankles And legs In the surf. At Playa Hermosa, the rocks were not the same....More

Thank rachael1107
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Tony W
30 January 2017|
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Response from BMalissa | Reviewed this property |
Always bring water, it is hot. You can only get around by 4x4 and quads or ATVs are best. There are places in town that rent if your accommodations does not. The food is excellent! Everything is farm to table no matter where... More
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sjs54
4 July 2015|
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Response from CajunDreamer | Reviewed this property |
Playa Hermosa is a short distance (3-4 miles north of Santa Teresa) off of the main road. Look for a small sign on the left that says "Colors" sort of faded. Take that left on rough road to ocean and Playa Hermosa (about 1/2... More
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abby l
20 April 2015|
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Response from Bassam S | Reviewed this property |
Contact Century 21 in Jaco they can help you with that.
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