Playa Hermosa
Playa Hermosa
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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  • lindafrog
    10 contributions
    Clean, uncrowded and beautiful low key paradise .
    If you want uncrowded clean beaches and natural beauty Playa Hermosa is the perfect place. If you want to party and do days of shopping go to Playa Coco a few miles away. The Playa Hermosa beaches are warm and peaceful. Even the beach vendors are low key and gracious. As I look out on our cold snow covered landscape I am dreaming of Playa Hermosa with the wonderful views and great people. It is pura vida .
    Visited December 2022
    Written January 14, 2023
  • Sam S
    10 contributions
    Nice beach a short drive from the airport
    We went on a Sunday afternoon and it was quite busy, didn't feel overcrowded like a California beach but there were lots of tourists and locals hanging out and enjoying the water and views of the landscape. For more views, if you drive around there are many scenic overlooks in the area that make for great photo ops. No shortage of shade, vendors, and restaurants around so you could easily spend all day at the beach.
    Visited January 2023
    Written January 26, 2023
  • lantana50
    182 contributions
    Pleasant Hermosa Beach, Costa Rica
    Hermosa Beach was beautiful. We were pleased that it was not crowded. The water and beach were clean. A few local vendors were walking around selling jewelry and wood bowls, but this was not a touristy deluge of souvenirs. We were approached by a tour guide on the beach to go snorkeling. We checked the pricing at our hotel which was $400 for four people. The guide on the beach was $150 total. We had a nice 2-hour boat snorkeling tour at sunset.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written July 26, 2023
  • Sara Borden
    Nashville, Tennessee5 contributions
    Amazing Sunset Views and Calm Atmosphere
    We loved our time on Playa Hermosa. Great snorkeling on the north end of the beach, amazing sunset views, and overall calm and friendly atmosphere. Highly recommend checking out this beach.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written September 17, 2023
  • Sue L
    Highlands Ranch, Colorado24 contributions
    Worth the drive!
    It is a very beautiful area. The people are extremely friendly. There are a variety of food options for you to choose from. It did rain almost every afternoon while we were there but that was okay because we were prepared. We took a chance and headed to the beach between showers. I was able to capture a few really really great shots of the sunset!
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written October 2, 2023
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Sue L
Highlands Ranch, CO24 contributions
Oct. 2023 • Couples
It is a very beautiful area. The people are extremely friendly.

There are a variety of food options for you to choose from.

It did rain almost every afternoon while we were there but that was okay because we were prepared.

We took a chance and headed to the beach between showers. I was able to capture a few really really great shots of the sunset!
Written October 2, 2023
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Sara Borden
Nashville, TN5 contributions
Sep. 2023 • Couples
We loved our time on Playa Hermosa. Great snorkeling on the north end of the beach, amazing sunset views, and overall calm and friendly atmosphere. Highly recommend checking out this beach.
Written September 17, 2023
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lantana50
Tucson182 contributions
Jul. 2023 • Family
Hermosa Beach was beautiful. We were pleased that it was not crowded. The water and beach were clean. A few local vendors were walking around selling jewelry and wood bowls, but this was not a touristy deluge of souvenirs. We were approached by a tour guide on the beach to go snorkeling. We checked the pricing at our hotel which was $400 for four people. The guide on the beach was $150 total. We had a nice 2-hour boat snorkeling tour at sunset.
Written July 26, 2023
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luna l
2 contributions
Jul. 2023 • Business
Beautiful beach with very calm water and still a natural atmosphere. There are several restaurants and bars nearby.
Written July 26, 2023
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Extraordinary680206
3 contributions
May 2023 • Family
Wonderful trip. We used Mr E adventure for our private tours. Excellent service! Will definitely go back again
Written May 28, 2023
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Andrew S
17 contributions
Apr. 2023
Nice dark sand beach. I was told this is where the surfers go, but I did not see a single surfer there. There was way more surfing down in Dominical, but the beach was nice there were not very many people there just a few groups sitting quietly. Very peaceful.
Written May 5, 2023
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Boomer82
Canada128 contributions
Mar. 2022
I visited this beach and was amazed by the designs in the sand and how the shoreline banks changed on a daily basis in certain areas. The sand can be extremely hot on certain days and if you are barefoot you will start a new song and a new dance!
Written February 26, 2023
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renee636
Victoria, Canada146 contributions
Jan. 2023
This beach is wonderful to walk along during the sunset. It is very clean, also there are lots of trees adjacent to the beach for wildlife to enjoy.
Written February 1, 2023
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Sam S
10 contributions
Jan. 2023
We went on a Sunday afternoon and it was quite busy, didn't feel overcrowded like a California beach but there were lots of tourists and locals hanging out and enjoying the water and views of the landscape. For more views, if you drive around there are many scenic overlooks in the area that make for great photo ops. No shortage of shade, vendors, and restaurants around so you could easily spend all day at the beach.
Written January 26, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

lindafrog
10 contributions
Dec. 2022
If you want uncrowded clean beaches and natural beauty Playa Hermosa is the perfect place. If you want to party and do days of shopping go to Playa Coco a few miles away.
The Playa Hermosa beaches are warm and peaceful. Even the beach vendors are low key and gracious. As I look out on our cold snow covered landscape I am dreaming of Playa Hermosa with the wonderful views and great people. It is pura vida .
Written January 14, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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