Playa Hermosa Surf Spot Guide
Hotels in Playa Hermosa
Marea Brava Resort Hotel in Playa Hermosa
Surf hostel with pool in Calle Hermosa
Save The Waves Coalition selected Playa Hermosa for the title World Surfing Reserve(WSR) 2021!
The beaches that have been awarded in the previous years are: Malibu, California; Ericeira, Portugal; Manly Beach, Australia; Santa Cruz, California; Huanchaco, Peru; Bahia Todos Santos, Baja California, Mexico; Punta de Lobos, Chile; Gold Coast, Australia; Guarda do Embaú, Brazil; and Noosa Heads, Australia.
Actually Playa Hermosa is the name of the, 8 kilometers long, beach along which the surf spots are located. These beach breaks are very consistent.
Swells hit the coast with their full power, Playa Hermosa faces the ocean without any protection. This is why the waves here are usually bigger than at the close by Jaco.
Broken boards are common at Playa Hermosa, the lip can be heavy. There are always some waves that break close out at this beach break.
Crocodile sightings have been reported south of the village of Playa Hermosa. On September 3 2008, at around 9 am, Dakota Kilbride was attacked by a crocodile while surfing. A 3 m long crocodile bit the 13 year old surfer in his right leg. The victim recovered from the incident and is surfing again.
Photos of Playa Hermosa
Playa Hermosa on the map