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Real information and stories from Guanacaste , Costa Rica. Presneted by a long time expat living and working in Costa Rica
Playa Hermosa, Guanacaste, Costa Rica. A little Peice of Paradise

Just 25 minutes from the Daniel Oduber International is the quaint quiet beach town of Playa Hermosa – the closest beach town to an international airport in all of Costa Rica!  Playa Hermosa is a quiet bedroom community offering a high quality lifestyle with a great mix of North Americans, Europeans and Ticos (an endearing name for people from Costa Rica). Beautiful luxury homes, second homes and condos as well as full time residences are situated on the hills surrounding Hermosa.  Offering a wonderful year round climate, Playa Hermosa is a great place for retirement, vacation or investment with homes and condos starting in the low $200,000 range and going up to some of the most expensive homes in all of Costa Rica.  Spectacular views can be enjoyed from the hills surrounding the horseshoe bay where you neighbors are beautiful tropical birds and monkeys.  The ocean views are comparable to those along the California coast without the hefty price and tax load that goes with it!  Costa Rica has been compared to Hawaii of the 1950’s so the opportunities are here!


The beach itself is tremendous with beautiful tan to cream colored sand with no riptides or undercurrents. Playa Hermosa means “BEAUTIFUL BEACH” and it truly is. Playa Hermosa is one of only 26 Certified “BLUE FLAG” beaches in the Pacific Northwest region of Costa Rica. This great swimming beach is safe for children of all ages!  Plus when the waves are up, it is a fun yet safe boogey boarding beach similar to a large wave pool!! Sport fishing, sailing, snorkeling, kayaking and diving are just some of the activities offered along with all the regular beach fun. And every spot on the beach enjoys a perfect view of the famous Monkey Head Rock (named for the strong resemblance of a monkeys face that can be easily seen as you pass by on a boat) and the Four Seasons Luxury resort.   Many of the homes and condos in the area are within walking distance of the beach, a great plus for those wanting to live here without renting or owning a vehicle.


Playa Hermosa is in the midst of some great future projects.  The community is bordered on the south side by the Steve Case Cacique Project, which will see an Andre Agassi & Stefi Graf tennis center along with a One and Only Hotel, Miraval Spa, golf course, equestrian center and many other amenities. Mr. Case has stated he is committed to completing this huge project while minimizing the environmental impact – lots of natural green area with state of the art environmental conservation programs. To the north is Playa Panama which will be home to the new Westin Hotel, Grand Occidental, Hilton Papagayo which are already open, and more on the way. There are many positive changes for this beautiful area.


Playa Hermosa offers great hotels, bars and restaurants as well - Ginger, Villa del Sueño, The Upper Deck Sports Bar, La Finestera, El Velero Hotel and the  Bosque Del Mar Hotel (Playa Hermosa Hotel). There is a Spa, movie theatre, and miniature golf, gymnasium as well as some of the best Pizza around. The Super Luperon, the local grocery story, will fulfill most of your shopping needs from fresh produce to fine imported wines to dog food for your pets. For more choice in shopping and restaurants, Playas del Coco, just 10 kilometers away, is the main shopping hub for the area - it offers great shopping with four supermarkets including the Auto Mercado which is equivalent to the best supermarkets in the US or Canada.  


All in all, Playa Hermosa offers many great attributes and amenities to those looking for their “Piece of Paradise”

 Contact me today for more information on this great town.

“I know firsthand, as I invested in this great town and live here. FULL TIME”

Posted: Friday, April 27, 2012 12:20 PM by Joseph A. Emanuelli


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