Quiet, tranquil, and accessible are some
of the words that comes to mind when
thinking of Guanacaste’s Playa Hermosa (not
to be confused with the town of the same
name in Costa Rica’s Puntarenas region).
Translated from Spanish as “Beautiful
Beach”, Playa Hermosa is ideal to immerse
oneself in a sun-drenched paradise with its
placid beach that overlooks the Gulf of
Papagayo and lush tropical surroundings.
It offers one of the best
maintained beaches in the country, snatching
up the prestigious “Blue Flag” award (An
award that is given to beaches for exceeding
standards in environmental safety, and
The grey sanded beach itself
is over two kilometer long and is rarely
crowded; a perfect getaway for couples and
families, who are looking to escape
the crowded beach lifestyle of home.
In addition, Playa Hermosa
is, more or less, off the beaten path that
other beaches of the Guanacaste region,
combining tranquil privacy and easy
But Playa Hermosa is more
than just crystal blue waters on a relaxed
beach cove. Beyond the water and sand, lies
a quaint town that’s nestled into a lush
green forest backdrop. It’s a small town
that creates a cozy atmosphere, away from
the heavy metropolitan areas. However, if
need of some modern amenities (shopping,
banking, grocery stores, restaurants, bars
and clubs, etc), a ten minute drive south
will lead you to the beachfront town of
Playa De Coco or a twenty minute drive north
will lead you to the large town of Liberia.
For those individuals looking
for adventure, Playa Hermosa is conveniently
placed for such outdoor activities.
Tourist companies are dotted
in and around the Playa Hermosa area,
offering various rentals such as kayaks,
canoes, catamaran, windsurfing, jet skis,
and water bikes. Other
activities such as fishing trips, snorkeling
and diving safaris are offered and a great
way to experience the local aquatic fauna.
For land adventures, there
are guided horseback tours in the
surrounding area as well as day trips to
explore Costa Rica’s wildlife and majestic
Whatever you decide to do,
whether relaxing on the beach, taking a
wildlife tour or a jaunt to a nearby town,
Playa Hermosa is perfectly situated to allow
you to immerse yourself in relaxation and
enjoy your holiday vacation.