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Playa Hermosa

Playa Hermosa on the Central Pacific Coast of Costa Rica is situated about 3 miles (5km) south of Jaco and is one of the best surf destinations in the country. There are two Playas Hermosa the other is in Guanacaste and is not a surfing beach.

Playa Hermosa
Playa Hermosa
Playa Hermosa
Playa Hermosa
Playa Hermosa
Playa Hermosa
Playa Hermosa
Playa Hermosa
Playa Hermosa

Only a 2 hour drive from San Jose, this beach is quickly reached and beginning as well as experienced surfers can indulge in the consistent breaks. Yet, because of strong currents, this is not an ideal beach for swimming and can be dangerous.

Many accommodations at Playa Hermosa are mid-range or high end. The area is wonderful for those looking for a relaxing break; sunbath at the beach or unwind at your hotel.

The Manuel Antonio National Park is about an hour drive while Carara National Park is about 25 minutes away. Here you will find a variety of wildlife such as white faced monkeys, iguanas, various birds and more. Playa Hermosa is also home to a Wildlife Refuge and protected area for Olive Pacific Ridley Turtles. These animals come ashore here and lay their eggs from June through December.

Playa Hermosa HIGHLIGHTS

Moments to look forward to

The Explorer
Jaco

The Explorer

Ceiba Rappel
Jaco

Ceiba Rappel

Nature Pass: Aerial Tram and Butterfy Garden
Jaco

Nature Pass: Aerial Tram and Butterfy Garden

High Ropes Course, Quick Jump and Ceiba Rappel Tour
Jaco

High Ropes Course, Quick Jump and Ceiba Rappel Tour

High Ropes Course and Quick Jump Tour
Jaco

High Ropes Course and Quick Jump Tour

Quick Jump
Jaco

Quick Jump

High Ropes Course Tour
Jaco

High Ropes Course Tour

High Ropes Course and Ceiba Rappel Tour
Jaco

High Ropes Course and Ceiba Rappel Tour

Adventure Pass: Tranopy Tour
Jaco

Adventure Pass: Tranopy Tour

5 in 1 Adrenaline Extreme
Jaco

5 in 1 Adrenaline Extreme

Accommodations

Incredible Stays

Hotel Tramonto
Hotel Tramonto
Hotel Tramonto

Hotel Tramonto is just a few steps away from Playa Hermosa. This is one of the nicest beaches on Costa Rica’s Pacific coast for swimming and sunbathing.

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Las Brisas Resort and Villas
Las Brisas Resort and Villas
Las Brisas Resort and Villas

Las Brisas Resort and Villas is situated in the Central Pacific’s peaceful beach community of Playa Hermosa. The boutique hotel provides delightful accommodations and an idyllic location for visitors to relax and enjoy many of Costa Rica’s world famous outdoor activities.

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Hotel Terraza del Pacifico
Hotel Terraza del Pacifico
Hotel Terraza del Pacifico

Hotel Terraza del Pacifico lies along Playa Hermosa in Costa Rica's Guanacaste region. Playa Hermosa is an uncrowded, grey-sand beach that borders a lovely and calm Pacific Ocean. A string of national parks are a short distance away, providing visitors with a great opportunity to intimately interact with Costa Rica's unique ecosystem.

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Fuego del Sol
Fuego del Sol
Fuego del Sol

Fuego del Sol is located on the central Pacific coast, on the beach of Playa Hermosa de Jaco. This is one of the most renowned surf spots in the country, as it serves up consistent waves. In just a five minute drive you'll come upon the tourist town of Jaco, where you'll find all the comforts of a city as well as nature reserves and parks.

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