Located 10 minutes drive south
of Jaco, Playa Hermosa is a surfers paradise. The
waves at Playa Hermosa are stronger and higher than
these in Jaco, and it is not a good place for beginner
surfers. The beach is very long and continues south from
the village, towards the point of the great tree, until
the beach of Tulin, which is the only beach around with
decent low tide waves. The rest is mainly high tide. If
the break on Playa Hermosa is too rough for you, try
Playa Esterillos, 20 minutes drive further south of
Hermosa, as the waves there are the same size but are
more swell like, and break much more softly.
Please note that there are about 3
different beaches at Costa Rica which are named Hermosa, but the one which is south
of Jaco is the
Costa Rica hotels around Playa Hermosa.
Facilities: Swimming pool Restaurant, beach front,
Private terrace or balcony in each room, TV, surf
boards for rent, spa services
Phones: (506) 289-6060
Terrazas del Pacífico
Facilities: a surfer friendly hotel. Each room
includes: one double bed, one single bed, satellite TV,
air conditioning, telephone, private bath w/ hot water
and a balcony w/ ocean views. On site amenities include
swimming pool w/ swim up bar, restaurant, bar,
challenging surf break in front of the hotel.
Facilities: Ocean-front rooms and suites
with air condition and balconies, TV, and
swimming pool, right on the beach
toll free from US or Canada 1-888-535-8832 /
Cheaper hotels and cabins at
Playa Hermosa will be added soon.