There are four „Playa Hermosas“ in Costa Rica. Ours lies on the Nicoya Peninsola, north of Mal Pais. More precisely, just between the well known Santa Teresa and the fishing village Manzanillo.
The town lives up to its name. „Playa Hermosa“, which translates to ‚beautiful beach’.
Here you’ll find a pleasant coast line with brown sand, situated between wooded mountains, continuous surf (beachbreak) and magnificent natural tidal basins for swimming and snorkling.
The less populated and quiet Playa Hermosa has considerably fewer visitors, contrary to its neighbors in the south (Santa Teresa). This offers the chance to be first in the water or on the beach. Next to surfing you can also take wonderful walks on the beach, go jogging or take your camera on an expedition (almost always worth it!).
Or you can discover your personal Nature Retreat that will supply your physical and emotional fitness with plenty of energy…HERMOSA!
There is a supermarket in Playa Hermosa and several small restaurants which we can highly reccomend (in walking distance).
Should you be urged to go on a shopping spree or explore the night life, check out Santa Teresa (10 to 15 minutes by car). There you’ll find shops of all kind, numerous restaurants, cafes and bars. Here too, the Early Bird Surfhouse staff will be happy to answer any questions you might have.