Playa Hermosa: A Laidback Beach in Costa Rica

Located on Costa Rica’s Central Pacific coast, Playa Hermosa (not to be confused with the beach of the same name near the border with Nicaragua) is a haven for beachgoers looking for a low-key and largely undeveloped destination. The beach is known for its consistent surf, making it a world-renowned surf spot. And there are long-term residents as well, who live in beachfront homes and in a luxury gated community just off the water.

A short strip of cafés, restaurants, and small shops runs along the coastal highway. And there are beach bars too, where you can watch the waves with a drink in hand in the shade of the palms. Boutique hotels dot the shore.

Take a look at the video below for a glimpse of this small but charming community.

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