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#7 Monte Bello, Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 8 August 2019 via mobile

This is a nice long beach, lined with trees and restaurants (and homes and small hotels). They off lounge chairs for free under the trees, there is a designated swimming area, and water activities available for purchase. There is a public bathroom and showers and...More

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank bearecub
Reviewed 30 July 2019

This beach was by far, our favourite in the area. We saw Coco, Ocotal, Tamarindo and Conchal, and we loved Hermosa best of all!

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 30 July 2019 via mobile

Great beach worth visiting. Feels remote and quiet. Great views all around you. Ocean was calm enough to bring my baby in the water with me.

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank Dragonlover18
Reviewed 17 July 2019

This is a very chill beach with little to no waves. There are several beach restaurants and areas with tables and seats. It's a beautiful beach.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Samuel M
Reviewed 10 July 2019 via mobile

Volcanic dark sand beach. Not your typical idea of a “vacation beach “ but you can get in and splash around you just can’t see what’s below.

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 21 June 2019

The beach is fair but not crowded. The sand is murky looking and there are no facilities on it. Did not go back to it after first visit.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Berti K
Reviewed 9 June 2019 via mobile

This beach is not crowded and beautiful. There are a few restaurants and activities but overall relaxing. Monkeys can be spotted in the trees. It is gorgeous.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Aayers
Reviewed 6 June 2019 via mobile

I have visit Playa Hermosa for many year. we bring our friends along most of the times. Most visit some of the restaurants along the beach.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank 650leof
Reviewed 24 May 2019 via mobile

Unless you like feeling like everyone is trying to sell you something and that your a dumb gringo don’t go to this beach. Lots of boats close to shore during the rainy season that ruin the view.

Date of experience: May 2019
4  Thank guislen2019
Reviewed 2 May 2019

We walked from Occidental Papygayo.... to the Playa Hermosa... 35 minute walk.. got my steps in... ate at a restaurant there sorry can't remember the name of it but it was off a side street from the beach! Walked the beach from end to end...More

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank Susanne L
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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.