Costa Rica Expat City Guide

Playa Hermosa, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica, which literally means “Beautiful Beach,” is a breathtaking destination located in the Gold Coast of Guanacaste on the Gulf of Papagayo. The area boasts a stunning landscape, with light gray sand that beautifully contrasts against the vivid blue sea and lush green hills that surround the town. While the waves may not be big enough for surfing, Playa Hermosa offers a plethora of exciting activities for beach-goers. Visitors can swim, kayak, and snorkel to their heart’s content in the clear, turquoise waters. And for those who love sport fishing, the area just off shore is renowned for some of the best fishing in the region.

If you’re looking for more action beyond the beach, Playa Hermosa is conveniently located just north of Playas del Coco, which offers a more lively restaurant, nightlife, and shopping scene. The two towns are only a short drive or bike ride apart, making it easy to explore both. And let’s not forget about the incredible national parks in the region. Palo Verde National Park, Santa Rosa National Park, Rincon de la Vieja National Park, and Tenorio Volcano National Park are all within easy reach, offering stunning vistas, wildlife sightings, and the awe-inspiring Rio Celeste Waterfall.

Playa Hermosa, Guanacaste Location

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Playa Hermosa, Guanacaste Climate

Climate Type: Tropical Savanna

In Playa Hermosa, the average maximum temperature is 31°C (88°F) with a range of 29.5°C (85°F) in October to 33.5°C (94°F) in April. The coolest month is December with an average maximum temperature of 31°C (87°F). The area experiences an annual precipitation of approximately 1,626mm (64 inches) of rain.

Playa Hermosa, Guanacaste Weather

Hacienda Trancas, CR
8:36 am
weather icon 32°C | °F
L: 32° H: 32°
clear sky
Precipitation: 0 inch
Visibility: 10 km
Sunrise: 5:27 am
Sunset: 5:54 pm

At a Glance

Popular Expat Neighborhoods: Palo Alto, Playa Hermosa

Largest Regional City: Liberia

Vibe: beach, ocean, resort, tourist, adventure-seeking, natural beauty

Distance to Nearest International Airport: Liberia International Airport – 24 kilometers (15 miles) – approx. 30 minutes without heavy traffic


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