If you want nightlife and lots of shops and tourists, go South to Playa Coco instead. Playa Hermosa is heaven for open beach, palms and forrest, serenity and beauty without any bother, traffic or crowds. Perfect swimming! Feels safe here, too.
Quiet, peaceful, not crowded. Much cleaner and more lovely than nearby Coco Beach. Perfectly clean actually. Never saw any litter. Howler monkeys in the early mornings. Beautiful sunsets and sunrises. Highly recommend!
Quiet, even at night. Beach is beautiful, clean, and swimming was excellent. I walked by myself along the beach and through town both after dark and at daybreak and never felt unsafe. Friendly locals, more than enough amenities.
It is a beautiful town. The beach is clean and beautiful and safe. It is my favorite place to be. A wonderful local school. A wonderful local church. Lots of great places to eat.
One of the most beautiful areas ever in the gorgeous country that is Costa Rica, The “Ticos” are the friendliest,most helpful and kind people I have ever met! Do yourself a favor and journey to Playa Hermosa! You won’t be disappointed!