Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica

If you didn’t bring your board, don’t worry! There are a many surf shops in Jaco, the beach prior to Hermosa, and there are a number of places that stow gear and rent out surfboards along with giving surf lessons for those that want to learn. There is no need for a wetsuit since the water temperature is 85 degrees year around. The best time to surf in Playa Hermosa is from April to November, when the tide is high and rising.

Summary: Big waves and six miles of gorgeous coastline; secluded location with easy access to Jaco.
Landscape: Beaches, Transitional Forest
Attractions: Carara National Park, Nesting Sea Turtles, Surf
Activities: Adventure Tours, Sport Fishing, Surfing
Caters to: Budget Travelers, Independent Travelers, Surfers

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