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Playa Hermosa
Playa Hermosa

Playa Hermosa

Free admission

Informações Práticas

Não confunda isso com a outra Playa Hermosa da Costa Rica, em Playas del Coco, Guanacaste, na Península de Nicoya. Esta “linda praia” está localizada a 10 km ao sul de Jaco, muito mais perto de San Jose.

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Things to Know Before You Go

  • Playa Hermosa is an ideal spot for travelers in search of a sleepy surfing community.
  • Bring swimsuits, sun protection, and a towel.
  • Join a surf camp for surfing lessons; gear is available to rent.
  • Accommodation ranges from rustic huts to condos with a pool and other luxury facilities.
  • Currents can get very strong, with large powerful waves.
  • Don’t confuse this beach with Costa Rica’s other Playa Hermosa on the Nicoya Peninsula.
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How to Get There

Playa Hermosa is located along the Guanacaste coast of the Pacific Ocean in the Puntarenas Province of Costa Rica, roughly 2.5 miles (4 kilometers) from Jaco on the road to Quepos. From Jaco, drive, take a taxi, or hike. The nearest largest city is San Jose. Buses from San Jose to Jaco run every two hours and the journey takes about two hours.

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When to Get There

Located in the Central Pacific region, Playa Hermosa has temperate temperatures throughout the year. To avoid the rainy season it’s best to visit from December to April, the driest months in the area. Come in August when surfers and surf enthusiasts come from all over the world for Quicksilver’s International Surf Championships.

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Wildcard

Beaches Nearby The Guanacaste coast is blessed with several beautiful beaches. Besides Playa Hermosa, check out the pristine and powdery Playa Flamingo, which has been awarded the coveted Blue Flag ecological award, or Playa Tamarindo, a long beach with great waves perfect for learning how to surf and a buzzing nightlife popular with tourists and locals alike.

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