Playa Hermosa Guanacaste Guanacaste Region of Costa Rica

Hermosa, which means "beautiful" in Spanish, is an aptly named gray-sand beach that perches between two mountains. In fact there are two Playa Hermosas, the other being in the Central Pacific Coast near Jaco. Guanacaste's Playa Hermosa is situated between Playa del Coco
and Playa Panama, Hermosa is seldom as crowded as its neighbors. It is a fabulous getaway for those seeking quality relaxation. Most visitors bring a blanket and sunscreen to soak up Guanacaste's burning sun, and due to its calm surf, Hermosa is a favorite for swimmers

 





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572 Visitor Ratings

Culture
 
10 8.8085106383
Experience
 
10 8.69072164948
Nature
 
10 7.78723404255
Representation
 
10 8.86021505376
Safety
 
10 9.14432989691
Touristy
 
10 8.83505154639



Vacations in Playa Hermosa Guanacaste




While Hermosa Beach maintains an overall laidback atmosphere, it has grown as an epicenter of ongoing development. The town of Hermosa runs from north to south along its beachfront, becoming more sparsely populated toward the south. Large hotel complexes on the northern end head most construction in the area, while the south retains a more relaxed atmosphere. 

Services in town are abundant, offering excellent shopping, food, bars, and tourist activities. The coast of Hermosa Beach is renowned for its outstanding marine fauna, and visitors can enjoy this ocean life through activities such as snorkeling, sport fishing, and Scuba Diving. Horseback riding along the beach is another great way for people to take in the beautiful surroundings.

Accommodations in Hermosa mostly cater to those seeking mid-range or luxury rooms. However, sparse budget rooms are also available. Hermosa Beach is a short 20-minute drive, along a paved road, from Liberia's Daniel Oduber Quiros International Airport.  A car trip or bus ride from San Jose takes approximately five hours along the Inter-American Highway.

A number of national parks lie within a short traveling distance from Hermosa Beach: Rincon de la Vieja National Park (Parque Nacional Rincon de la Vieja), Palo Verde National Park (Parque Nacional Palo Verde), and Santa Rosa National Park (Parque Nacional Santa Rosa). These parks provide a great opportunity to view wildlife and experience a few of Costa Rica's diverse ecosystems.






Comments

"Beautiful sunsets!! Water was great for swimming and kayaking. They had nice tide pools to look at. We ate at Ginger which was delicious and restaurante El Velero was also great and is right on the beach. "

"The beach is so clean! I walked around a little bit but there's not much going on in Playa Hermosa Guanacaste and I hope it stays that way! Very calm, very relaxing."

"hadn't been to this area before, everyone was very friendly, awesome experiences with nature. great hotel."

"We loved Playa Hermosa and we didn't want to ever leave. The resort was awesome. I hope one day we can come back to visit. All the staff were very friendly. Our hardest decision was what to eat for dinner."

"Ginger's was closed, so we ended up at Bosque Del Mar for every meal. Got a ride to Playas Del Coco for the day from the hotel. Coco is overly commercial, but the Coconuts bar and the lovely owner at Ciao Bella were very friendly and helpful."


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Recommended Airport
SJO International
 
 




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