The beach town of Hermosa runs from north to south along its beachfront and toward the south it is becoming more sparsely populated. While Hermosa Beach maintains an overall laidback atmosphere, the town is full of abundant services. Its ongoing development attracts many tourists each year from all around the world. If you want to enjoy relaxed getaway, you can go to the south of the town that retains a more relaxed atmosphere. And people who want to stay in the busy area, they can choose the northern end of the town that has large hotel complexes and most construction in the area. This town offers excellent shopping, food, bars and plenty of options to enjoy a variety of activities.
Way to the Playa Hermosa:
From the Liberia International Airport turn right onto the main road and right again at the next big intersection. When you hit the intersection with all the large ads, take a turn to right once more. Again drive 3 kilometers and you will find a sign for Hermosa where you will have to take a left turn before ‘Hermosa del Mar’ board. It takes about a 35 minute drive.
There is also a bus service from Liberia International Airport to Playa Hermosa. If you use shuttle service, that will costs about $50 each way for 1-4 people, and a taxi will costs around $50-60.
Hermosa beach town offers some of the nicest houses and condos and it is the perfect place for those who are seeking mid-range or luxury rooms. There are also budget rooms available. There are some giant houses overlooking amazing view of Hermosa Bay. In this town most of the accommodations are considered as to be mid to high luxury with a few budget hotels.
Bosque del Mar Hotel:
Bosque del Mar Hotel is situated in right on the Playa Hermosa beach. This boutique hotel provides 5-star accommodation with air-conditioned rooms. It also features an outdoor pool and hot tub, tropical gardens and a gourmet restaurant. From the Liberia International Airport, it takes less than a 35-minute drive to reach the hotel.
Hotel Condovac la Costa:
Sits up on a hillside, this hotel overlooks amazing views of Playa Hermosa. This hotel offers adequate facilities and services to meet the expectations of the guests. Its vision is to become the leader beach club in the family market for rest, recreation and entertainment and to make its guests satisfied.
Hotel el Velero:
Situated in Costa Rica’s most popular region, right on the beach of beautiful Playa Hermosa in Guanascaste, Hotel el Velero is a mediterranean-style, boutique beach hotel. This hotel can be reached by 20 minute drive from the Liberia International Airport. This hotel is featured with 22 rooms including air-conditioner. It also has bar and restaurant fresh seafood, local and American breakfasts, and BBQ 2 nights a week, open from 6:30 in the morning until 21:30.
Call: 011 (506) 2672-1017
Situated just a block away from the sea, Hotel ManGaby 3-star hotel offers 17 room-5 of them are placed downstairs and have accessibility for disabled persons. From this hotel it takes less than 30 minute drive to reach the Liberia International Airport. Its restaurant serves breakfast,lunch and dinner. You can enjoy relaxed time in its lounge bar in the evening.
Call: (506) 2672-0048
Hermosa Palms B&B:
Located in Playa Hemosa beach in Papagayo Golf, Hermosa Palms B&B features a garden and barbecue facilities. It provides room with air conditioner, TV and a balcony. There is also a dining area featured with microwave, coffee machine and a refrigerator. There are private bathrooms including a bath or shower and a hairdryer. From the Liberia International Airport, it takes just 20 minutes drive to reach the hotel.
Nestled atop a beachfront hilltop, La Finisterra is a luxurious yet affordable hotel lodgings. This hotel is set only steps from the beach and the Pacific Ocean. It features bar, pool, restaurant, balcony, patio and rooms overlooking the amazing beach view. It also has an open air restaurant ‘the Bistro’ that serves savory cuisine. Liberia International Airport is a 35-minute drive from the hotel.
La Gaviota Tropical:
Situated on the beach in Playa Hermosa, Guanacaste, La Gaviota Tropical hotel is just 20 minutes from the Daniel Oduber International Airport in Liberia. This guest house is more than a standard Bed and Breakfast. It offers five comfortable guest rooms each of which is decorated in its own tropical theme. In its restaurant you will enjoy Costa Rican dishes with some International favorites.
Villa Acacia Hotel:
From the Liberia International Airport, Villa Acacia hotel can be reached by 30 minute drive. Located in Playa Hermosa, this hotel offers a 24-hour reception and a gift shop. It provides rooms with private bathrooms, in-room closet and refrigerator. A shower and cable/satellite channels are also provided.
Call: (+506) 2672-1000
Hotel & Villas Huetares:
Hotel & Villas Huetares is situated in Playa Hermosa, within a 30-minute drive of Liberia International Airport. It features an indoor pool, playground, massage services and babysitting/child services. It also offers rooms equipped with cable/satellite channels and a shower. Each room has a private bathroom and an in-room closet.
Call: +506 2672-0052
Villas Sol Hotel & Beach Resort:
In this hotel you will find comfortable 4-star accommodation with all other facilities. It features a day spa, all-inclusive meal plan, a kids club and a pool. It also features playground, valet parking and a nightclub. You will get a hair dryer, coffee maker and cable connection. You can enjoy a relaxed evening at the bar and take delicious food from the restaurant. To reach this hotel, it takes 30-minute drive from the Liberia International Airport.
Call: (506) 4000 0600
Restaurants in Playa Hermosa Town:
There is not a town center or a downtown in Playa Hermosa it has many of the restaurants on the main road. There are also a couple of amazing restaurants and hotels on the beach.
It is a colorful, fun beachfront bar. It is an amazing place to enjoy burgurs or fish tacos and swilling beers in the evening. It offers Peruvian specialties such as salted pork (lomo saltado), spicy with tomato sauce (diabla octopus) and also ceviche.
Call: +506 2672 0151
This restaurant and bar is set on the east side of the main roads. It’s not like the restaurants you might expect in the beach village. It offers a gourmet list of Asian-and Mediterranean-inspired tapas. You will also enjoy fresh fruit cocktails and a decent wine list.
Call: +506 2672-0041
Roberto’s Bar & Restaurante:
At this restaurant you can enjoy sipping fruity cocktails and at the same time watching the amazing view of sun drop into the sea. For dinner it serves plenty of local seafood and other Tico specialties. During Lunch you will enjoy snack on burgers and sandwiches.
Call: +506 2672 0011
At this bar you will enjoy well-executed plates in a reasonable prize. For preparing the delicious food, only local and Costa Rican beef and fresh organic food products are used. All the sauces, fries, cocktail mixes and chips are made in-house, from scratch. You will enjoy gourmet burgers, hand-crafted wings, delightful bocas, a Sunday brunch program, and signature cocktails that are out of this world.
Call: +(506) 2672-1276
It is a very traditional type restaurant where you can enjoy a taste of Costa Rican food. In this restaurant you can enjoy fast food and try some of the Costa Rican dishes some of which are prepared with chicken, beef and seafood. This restaurant also serves some vegetarian dishes such as rice, beans and salad. You will also get some high quality coffee or orange juice.
Call: (506) 2643-7022
If you want to enjoy nightlife at Playa Hermosa, you will have to visit its bars and restaurants. Some of those remain open late and also have happy hour. Since Hermosa doesn’t have a town center and many bars are fairly spaced out. Travelers who want to experience a more full nightlife with locals or other tourists, they can head to the Playas del Coco.
Yoga and Surf in Playa Hermosa:
Anabel Miranda Yoga:
You enjoy daily yoga classes in Playa Hermosa and Jaco, Costa Rica. These classes include Mindful Vinyasa, Ying-Yang Flows, Therapeutics and SUP Yoga and these classes are guided by Anabel Miranda. She is committed to share the practice of the eight limbs of yoga as a path to liberation.
Call: +506 8538-2234
Del Mar Surf Camp:
Since 2003, Del Mar Surf Camp has been teaching women how to surf from all over the world and now it offers surf packages for all. You will enjoy surfing in two locations-Playa Hermosa, Jaco and Playa Nosara.
Call: 506 8385-8535
If you go for this retreat, you will enjoy practicing yoga in a breathtaking setting surrounded by lush rainforest and with volcanic view as well as just steps away from the beach. Not only Yoga, you can also join the Surf Training Program offered by this center.
Surf Inn Hermosa:
Located in the heart of the Playa Hermosa, Surf Inn Hermosa is one of the best surfing destinations in Central America. Its Yoga fitness retreats will help you to get rejuvenated. Its surf package will help you to learn how to play with the waves.
Call: 011 (506) 8899-1520
Vida Asana Eco-Retreat and Yoga Center:
Situated just 90 minutes from San Jose Airport, in beautiful Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica, this yoga center is specialize in Yoga Retreats. It organize the classes in a tropical setting between the rainforest and the ocean.
Call: +506-8483-7603 / +1-201-726-2677
Playa Hermosa Beach:
This beach is popular for watching sunsets while sun going down for the day. As there is a few amount of commercial businesses around, this beach itself is clean, relaxed and immersed in nature.You will find its tide fairly calm and this beach is less crowded that will allow you to find plenty of space to spend some relaxed time and spot monkeys, colorful birds around.
Palo Verde National Park:
With its of over 45,000 acres, Palo Verde National park is home to over 250,000 thousands birds flock to migrate and there are also 15 different kinds of habitats from mangroves to swamps.
Rincon de la Vieja National Park:
Nestled in the northwest corner of Costa Rica, in the Guanacaste province, Rincon de la Vieja National Park is considered as a fairly large national park with its 14,127 square hectares area. At this park, you can enjoy hiking the trails and experience the gems inside.
Santa Rosa National Park:
Developed in 1971, Santa Rosa National Park is considered as one of the largest and oldest national parks in Costa Rica. This park is home to 115 species of mammals and approximately 250 species of birds. Park area also includes 750 species of plants, including 240 species of shrubs and trees.
Playa Panama Town:
This town is situated within Culebra or Snake Bay in the scenic Gulf of Papagayo in the Guanacaste Province. Set close to the airport, this town is also within close range of some of the country’s best national parks.Relatively a tranquil and private area, Playa Panama has top notch amenities including many local restaurants, bars and shopping areas.
Situated in the northwest of Costa Rica, Liberia offers many tourist spot including a modern church, an authentic colonial atmosphere, a central park and it also has an International airport.