Most popular surfing beach in Costa Rica, Hermosa beach offers a strong, long stretch of break peaks that are better on high tide.Click on [+info] for more information.
A large tree known as “El Almendro” serves as the reference point for the preferred sand bar where good waves break. The beach is 6 miles long and arrow straight with surf pummeling ashore along its whole length. Playa Hermosa Hermosa is definitely a renowned beach where is the setting for an international surfing championship each August. Its best feature is the constant right beach break that is better when the tide is high.
There are all kind of accommodations and restaurants available in this area. Another good option to stay is Jaco, main tourist city from the Central Pacific coast.
Take Highway #1 from San Jose heading north until the exit to Atenas. From here a very nice and curve drive will be part of the fun. Pass Atenas and Orotina. Next you will be driving on road #32 along the beautiful warm waters of the Pacific to Jaco. Just about 5 miles past Jaco is Hermosa beach.