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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