Playa Hermosa's original hotel sits at the edge of a pleasant grove of coconut palms and almond trees. It can be a bit hard to find. The rooms in the two-story concrete building are simple but comfortable. Pay the extra $10 for an ocean-view room, with sliding doors that open onto a common terrace, since the ones in back overlook the road and parking lot. A separate building on the beach has rustic backpacker rooms that share a bathroom for half the price. The rooms and restaurant overlook two pools, a grill for guest use, and tables on the beach. Common areas have hammocks and diversions like foosball and Ping-Pong.
Costanera, 150 m south of soccer field, Playa Hermosa, 61101, Costa Rica