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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 13 February 2019

We stayed at a hotel fronting the beach which has a shallow sandy beach with little wave and current. Perfect for families. The vendors are not aggressive. On Sundays the locals show up in large numbers.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank HinColo
Reviewed 11 February 2019

We came here twice. Even on a Weekend there were not many people here. You can drink coconuts and get sevice there i guess. We had cooled coconuts twice there :) We also rented two sunbeds + umbrella from a friendly america guy which is...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 4 February 2019

This is a nice beach with moderate waves and great views of the bay and the two small islands off shore. It all makes for a very picturesque setting with gorgeous sunsets. There are restaurants along the beach, and plenty of beach lounges for relaxing...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank DanW440
Reviewed 2 February 2019 via mobile

A public beach, but really didn’t feel that way stop never that crowded, nice bars and restaurants Behind the row of shrubbery and palm trees, so it doesn’t feel massively touristy but lots of places to eat and drink and get shade without having to...More

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

Very nice beach. Faitly long. Busy as well but not crowded. Bars and restaurants easily accessible from beach

Date of experience: January 2019
Reviewed 18 January 2019

If you want quiet and ability to be away from the hustle and bustle, this is your beach. Keep an eye out for the sign because you can pass it quickly. Black sand and enormous waves. I haven't seen it yet, but I understand there...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Ramblintravel13
Reviewed 17 January 2019

So, all beaches in Costa Rica are public which I like. During the weekdays there were very few people there. It was clean and well groomed. On the weekend we were able to mix with the locals who are beautiful and fun. It's a truly...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank NotaPickyGuy
Reviewed 16 January 2019

I like this beach because it has low surf. It is not muddy like someone of the Guanacaste beaches. There are restaurants along the beach, my favorite being Aqua Sport. We have visited many CR beaches and this is the one to which we returned....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 1MsMS
Reviewed 13 January 2019

This is a very beautiful beach if you are staying in Playa Hermosa, we were told to visit here . We were staying in playas del coco . I would pick coco over Hermosa . There are not s many restaurants in Hermosa . The...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Anthony D
Reviewed 5 January 2019 via mobile

We stayed in villas sol for 2 weeks and we loved every second of it. I can’t say enough about it. It’s so peaceful, yet busy enough you can find anything you need. Such friendly people and amazing beaches and water. We snorkelled and swam,...More

Date of experience: January 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.