The Travel Guide to the Peninsula de Nicoya, Costa Rica, with detailed Maps, Hotels and Tourist Information
To the north of Santa Teresa, past the discotheque of "La Lora" constructions along the beach and parallel road become more spread out.
2 kms past "La Lora" you pass by the "Peñon", a sugar-loaf shaped rock in the ocean. For around 400 m the road skirts a scenic beach where at low tide you find a large pool that is nice for snorkeling and swimming.
[ Hyperlinks to hotels in Playa Hermosa are marked in orange color ]
Playa Hermosa (Beautiful Beach) lives up to its name: it's the picture perfect tropical beach, wide and sandy with swaying palm trees and almendros. As there are no underwater rocks it's a great beach for bathing and the gentle surf is easy for beginners learning to surf. Be careful with swimming however, as there is often a strong current, especially on the northern part of Playa Hermosa.