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Playa Hermosa, or Hermosa Beach is the next largest beach community after Coco in the Papagayo region and is located about 12 Km or 7.5 miles North of Playas del Coco. The name literally translates to Beautiful Beach, and once there you will see why. The sand is light colored and soft extending for just less than one mile with lush green hills all around.
The inland main street runs parallel to the water with 2 different entrances getting you to the beach itself. Along these two side roads you will find boutique hotels, small resorts, upscale condos, villas, homes, restaurants and bars.
Hermosa was the first place where Real Estate in the area really began to boom. Since then lots, condos, and homes have been bought, sold, and re sold. On the other side of the main street several sizeable condo developments crawl up the mountain side offering the owners with magnificent ocean views.
Hermosa boasts being awarded the Blue Flag Beach Award (Bandera Azul Ecologico), awarded by various Costa Rican authorities to those beaches displaying a high level of cleanliness. Hermosa is a tight knit community, but always welcoming of new comers. The Playa Hermosa Association has been a major role in the success of the Playa Hermosa community. Come and see why so many people are investing in Playa Hermosa.