Central Pacific Coast Sights



Playa Hermosa

Playa Hermosa Review

Despite its name, "Beautiful Beach" is hardly spectacular. The southern half of the wide beach lacks palm trees or other shade-providing greenery; its sand is scorching hot in the afternoon; and frequent rip currents make it unsafe to swim when there are waves. But board riders find beauty in its consistent surf breaks. The beach's northern end is popular because it often has waves when other spots are flat, and the ocean is cleaner than at Jacó. There is also plenty of forest covering the hills, and scarlet macaws sometimes gather in the Indian almond trees near the end of the beach. Amenities: none. Best for: surfing; sunsets.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Playa Hermosa, 61101
  • Location: Playa Hermosa
Updated: 03-15-2013

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