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Playa Hermosa, Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 6 October 2019

Like all beaches in santa Teresa. Very rocky and I wouldn't even consider for surf. You can see tiny pools with low tide.

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 17 July 2019

We spent 3 intensive days among the raising waves, changing currents; submerged in the salty warm water, with barely a soul around us. The Kawe Surf School is a mere 10min walk from the ultimate place to learn - Playa Hermosa: sandy, with just a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank IS P
Reviewed 14 July 2019 via mobile

Ideally for begginers surfing. When it is high tide there is no beach. But worth a visit (we prefered santa teresa to sunbath and stay)

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank David C
Reviewed 10 July 2019

This beach is so pristine and beautiful! There was a monkey collecting coconuts while I was getting ready to paddle out : )) the point break all the way to the right of the beach is an amazing wave! : ))

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank David H
Reviewed 6 July 2019 via mobile

Great beach for surfing with beginners. The waves are steady and perfect for kids. Went there with my to boys aged 9 and 11.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank gasdal
Reviewed 9 June 2019 via mobile

Surfed here for two days and the waves were amazing! If you’re in town make sure you hit up this spot

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank addemtogether
Reviewed 2 May 2019 via mobile

We felt almost like we were the only ones there. Perfect beach for swimming and not as big waves as Santa Teresa. Also very nice whitewater for beginner surfers like us and there is a good resturant for lunch beachfront.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank TessLo
Reviewed 18 April 2019 via mobile

The waves were perfect for my boogie boarding adventure! Parking is available off the Main street (for a small fee.)

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank je581
Reviewed 18 April 2019 via mobile

This is one of the most beautiful beaches. We surfed and swam and splashed in the waves with the girls. I recommend being careful at mid day as it’s very strong sun.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank mortimers475
Reviewed 23 March 2019 via mobile

The beach is absolutely amazing. Clear and warm water. Perfect for the surf. This is a very good spot to learn how to surf.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Response from BMalissa | Reviewed this property |
Always bring water, it is hot. You can only get around by 4x4 and quads or ATVs are best. There are places in town that rent if your accommodations does not. The food is excellent! Everything is farm to table no matter where... More