Playa Hermosa (Cobano District)
A surfer’s Paradise, Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica, is the northernmost vacation escape along a string of connected beach towns, including Santa Teresa and Malpais. The area comprises the southernmost Pacific-facing stretch of the peninsula, terminating in the Cabo Blanco Absolute Nature Reserve.
Playa Hermosa isn’t a town per se, but more of a mix of luxury homes and hotels with the occasional international restaurant thrown in.
True to its name, Playa Hermosa is utterly beautiful and boasts an expansive stretch of soft, wave-lapped sand at low tide backed by shade-bearing palm trees and wild almonds. It is the perfect place for a picnic, surfing, a game of soccer, or tide-pool exploration.
A visit to Playa Hermosa and its assortment of luxury hotels offers respite from its bustling beach town neighbors and lively night scene.