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We offer educational, due diligence tours of the Guanacaste area for people who are considering relocating to Costa Rica.
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#7 Monte Bello, Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica
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Reviewed yesterday

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.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Brooke M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank sask201920
Reviewed 1 week ago

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!

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Deborah B
Reviewed 7 October 2019 via mobile

Black sand beach with little shade. Several bars/restaurants on beach; shower but no public bathroom. Warning for rip tides. Reminded me of beaches I used to sleep on in Greece when I was young.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Queencelt
Reviewed 6 October 2019

Playa Hermosa area has lovely beaches and very good hotels.Lots of sea sorts availble along with cacamaran tours and kayaking,its ideal for people interested in water sports.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank gerryoct2015
Reviewed 19 September 2019

I honestly did not know what to expect from Costa Rica in general or Playa Hermosa specifically. However, we figured it was worth a go. You never know until you try it for yourself, right? My wife and I spent five days here recently and...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 6 September 2019 via mobile

Black sand beach. Wasn’t too crowded when we were there. Plenty of people offering different services such as fishing, snorkeling, jet skis ,etc. Water is pretty clear once you get past the waves. Nice place to take a stroll along the beach.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank JuanAv-enturas
Reviewed 4 September 2019

Great quiet place to find peace and relax. The beach was beautiful and very clean. It's tucked away in a quaint little cove, but offers the perfect ocean view.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Tammy B
Reviewed 1 September 2019 via mobile

Playa Hermosa is very beautiful and everyone is extremely sweet and helpful! It’s an AMAZING and RELAXING place for the perfect vacation!

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank rascoepico
Reviewed 29 August 2019

I like this beach because there are not many people ever on it. Good for water activities and fishing. It provides a wonderful view of some of the islands and mountains pointing out to the ocean. Easy to fall asleep while listening to the waves...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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3 November 2019|
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Response from Rach D | Reviewed this property |
Hello. You can easily enjoy the beach at Playa Hermosa and Coco in one day. Possibly even Ocotal. There really isn't any public transportation that will help. You may choose to get a taxi from Playa Hermosa over to Coco... More
15 March 2019|
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Response from Arturo_RP | Reviewed this property |
I can suggest you to rent kayaks from Adolfo. He is a guy that owns a boat and rents kayaks and snorkels. He can transport you near an island where you can snorkel. Try it.
13 May 2018|
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Response from Yogapt | Reviewed this property |
We used the lounge chairs on the beach from some of the restaurants. As long as you order food and/ or drinks, they are free of charge. We used 6 of them for an entire day and it was not a problem.