Travel Blogs from Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica

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It's a Jungle Out There, Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica travel blog

It's a Jungle Out There

A travel blog entry by peteandmandy

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... . We headed "home" to Las Olas for our last 6 nights to enjoy Aaron's cooking and the extra power of the waves of Playa Hermosa. Unfortunately, the swell was dying here too, with only small weak waves. Cameron (part owner of Las Olas) and Christian ...

Itīs Going to be Interesting!, Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica travel blog

Itīs Going to be Interesting!

A travel blog entry by jackdrury

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... , a what if came to mind. Ten or perhaps fifteen years from now, what would prevent a new indigenous government from nationalizing Costa Rica. I expect that there are laws cast in stone to prevent such things, but what if the government simply turned the ...

Why Can't We All Just Get Along?, Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica travel blog

Why Can't We All Just Get Along?

A travel blog entry by jackdrury

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... Great White North - the Canadians. Last week a young Vancouver threesome moved into the bottom half of our beach house. They'd just arrived in Costa Rica and had stopped Ellen on her way to the beach to ask her about a good place to eat. The 'where are ...

A Little Like Deadwood, Without the Cussin', Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica travel blog

A Little Like Deadwood, Without the Cussin'

A travel blog entry by jackdrury

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... folk watch their investments deplete as thieves walk free. Recently, criminal culprit beatings by vigilantes has been reported. Costa Rica is a land with little law and less infrastructure. Over time the ever increasing North American horde, looking down ...

Beer Ratings and Marc's Place, Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica travel blog

Beer Ratings and Marc's Place

A travel blog entry by jackdrury

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... and vinegar...motor oil and vinegar. Marc, a French Canadian from Sherbrooke owns the place we're staying at on Hermosa Beach in Costa Rica. He's very much an environmentalist who works tirelessly to protect the natural habitat of Hermosa. Marc's place is ...

all around the world...., Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica travel blog

all around the world....

A travel blog entry by katie.egeland

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... the world come together to partake in the festivities! Mindy and a few other girlfriends went down to Jaco, Costa Rica to Playa Hermosa (Hermosa Beach). There was over a million people there…it was crazy! Saw some breathtakingly talented surfers ...

First Beach in Costa Rica, Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica travel blog

First Beach in Costa Rica

A travel blog entry by goodrichodyssey

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Now - we start our search for the best beach in Costa Rica, first going to the first one north on the Pacific Ocean "Playa Hermosa".  A small mostly family town with gray sand, small waves and a nice cove for a sunset view.  During our stay here ...

surfing, smoothies and spanish!!!, Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica travel blog

surfing, smoothies and spanish!!!

A travel blog entry by katie.egeland

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... nothing but Spanish speaking with soooo many new people I met! On Friday, Devon and I went out to 'the backyard’ in Playa Hermosa with the Ireland surf team who competed in the Billabong Surfing Games this past week.  It’s a fact that ...

Playa Hermosa Again, Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica travel blog

Playa Hermosa Again

A travel blog entry by travellerdalton

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We are back at the Iguana Inn at Playa Hermosa, after our trip to the Secret Beach where we camped with Patrick.  We went to a hotel called Hotel Man Gaby.  It was recommended by some people we met on the beach.  There was a girl at the ...

Todo Bien, Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica travel blog

Todo Bien

A travel blog entry by kmaitlan

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... I can think of a few things that I have been doing.  Regarding my travels I went to Volcan Poas with my familia, Playa Hermosa, Sarchi, and San Jose.  All of the previously mentioned places were beautiful in their own way.  Additionally, I ...

Surf, sunsets stifling heat and stoners, Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica travel blog

Surf, sunsets stifling heat and stoners

A travel blog entry by cookcorn

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... helps to keep the goods cool, something I will definitely use in future lessons on absorbance / reflection of light. Our room at Playa Hermosa is a windowless loft complete with hammock and view of the surf. As indicated by the title of this entry, coming ...

Costa Rica, Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica travel blog

Costa Rica

A travel blog entry by court0

Relatively easy trip into Costa Rica...sort of overcast, but not too bad...shortly after I arrived at the hotel, a storm hit and dumped quite a bit of rain on us, but neither that nor the thunderstorm deterred the surfing crowd from finishing some sets. ...

Surfer's Paradise? Cockroaches and smell...yes!, Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica travel blog

Surfer's Paradise? Cockroaches and smell...yes!

A travel blog entry by veromarcos

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... of CSI! By the time we reached the coast it was getting dark so we decided to stop at Playa Hermosa which is just 5 kms past the Benidorm of Costa Rica - Jaco. All the area is full of surfers hostels, shops and restaurants. One immediately understands ...

Playa Hermosa, Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica travel blog

Playa Hermosa

A travel blog entry by beccarose

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... ended our stay in Montezuma early and headed for Jaco by speed boat.  When we arrived on central pacific we headed for Playa Hermosa to see the famous black sand beach.  On the way down a ĻjovialĻ southern women asked if it would be okay ...

Playa Hermosa, Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica travel blog

Playa Hermosa

A travel blog entry by travellerdalton

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The bus ride was crowded.  We got off at the wrong stop and a very nice Costa Rican couple gave us a ride.  The man was holding a large fish out of the car window (23 kilos) but they insisted on taking us right to our hotel. The hotel is ...

Surfing, Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica travel blog

Surfing

A travel blog entry by court0

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Well, someone needs to remind me that the tropics and my skin tone do not mix well. I decided to go for a run the other day, with my shirt off, and I am paying for that. The surf has been pretty good - wiped out for the first time today, and was ...

What have I got myself into this time?, Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica travel blog

What have I got myself into this time?

A travel blog entry by ragazzo1977

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... City's JFK airport to Miami, I change from my winter clothes to my summer clothes before boarding my connecting flight to Liberia, Costa Rica.  However, there was a five hour delay.  Reason?  A flight attendant decided not to show up for ...

The World's Most Unsuccessful Snorkelling Trip, Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica travel blog

The World's Most Unsuccessful Snorkelling Trip

A travel blog entry by alasdairnicola

Alasdair saw 1 fish - it was brown. Alasdair cut his ankle on a rock. Nicola got scared by the waves and got out after 5 minutes having seen nothing. We both got completely soaked walking back to the ...

Playa Hermosa, Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica travel blog

Playa Hermosa

A travel blog entry by loisandbrian

... water is not too clear, only about 20 feet of visibility (like Grand Cayman is 200 feet. ). Tommorrow we are off to explore Playa Coco. Its about a 10 minute bus ride, supposed to be a fishing village. All is well, healthy and happy. except for the ...

My Friend the Ocean, Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica travel blog

My Friend the Ocean

A travel blog entry by dununzio

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My Friend the Ocean - by Simon Dunne The Ocean is my friend. I swim in it and it makes me feel good. I like to bring my board with me sometimes but the ocean doesnīt like that. It sends waves to punish me. I donīt like being punished. But sometimes ...

costa rica 2002, Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica travel blog

costa rica 2002

A travel blog entry by sierragirl

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Playa Hermosa means 'beautiful beach' and is a quiet place to stay with friendly people jamming to Bob Marley. The fruit markets are colorful and tasty. We preferred staying here rather than in Jaco. It was quieter and friendlier. We had an amazing room ...

Road Block - Peņas Blancas, Playa del Coco, Costa Rica travel blog

Road Block - Peņas Blancas

A travel blog entry by panf007

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... . It looks like an all day wait to get the Costa Rican exit stamp, it is total chaos. We tried to bypass the Costa Rica exit stamp procedure and go straight to Nicaragua side, but the Costa Rican border guard would not allow us through. Frustrated and ...

Playa Hermosa, Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica travel blog

Playa Hermosa

A travel blog entry by emilycarol

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... to the airport for the night flight in.  Only one flight a day comes in and its at 8:30 pm. We drove 20km away to Playa Hermosa and called the rental agency of the villa we had reserved for the end of our trip to see if we could have it early for ...

Happy Happy Hanukkah, Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica travel blog

Happy Happy Hanukkah

A travel blog entry by porgirl

... ; There was a prayer and communion before, then we mowed down on some good grub.  It was really interesting to be in Costa and celebrating Hanukkah with people from all around the world.  I didnīt know what to bring, so I brought a ...

Kayaking & The Four Seasons, Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica travel blog

Kayaking & The Four Seasons

A travel blog entry by liebling

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... all week, so didn't leave Costa Rica really wanting to return.  So glad we gave it a second chance last year & found Playa Hermosa, so much to do in this area. Now the rave reviews went to The Four Seasons Resort, so we decided to go check it ...

Boca Barranca, Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica travel blog

Boca Barranca

A travel blog entry by noreservations

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The second longest left in the world came with a very high price.  Boca Barranca is about one hour northwest of Playa Hermosa.  When a pretty big south swell hits, you can ride the left almost 500 yards.  But, the paddle to the wave is over ...

Playa Hermosa-Costa Rica, Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica travel blog

Playa Hermosa-Costa Rica

A travel blog entry by canadiansmiley

... Liberia. The bus drop you off on the highway and have to walk 200m to the bus station where I caught the 3:30pm bus to Playa Hermosa. This playa is not for backpackers at all. I stayed in Ecotel for $15 per night. The place is so peacefull and nice. You ...

Surfing Playa Hermosa, Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica travel blog

Surfing Playa Hermosa

A travel blog entry by noreservations

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... first time surfing out front.  It was a solid 6-8 feet and definitely the most heavy wave I surfed.  I wiped out on a huge set and was held under for more than 30 seconds.  Surfing Costa Rica....no risk no reward. pics/vids coming ...

Meals of the Rich and Famous, Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica travel blog

Meals of the Rich and Famous

A travel blog entry by cthetravellady

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... and beans).      We can eat lunch here (this is an all-inclusive) with the usual array, and of course Costa Rican rice and beans come with everything.     Dinners are the best.  We walk down the beach at night (it ...

Best View In Ballena, Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica travel blog

Best View In Ballena

A travel blog entry by eljo_adventures

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... out the door. Because the surf in Playa Hermosa is more challenging  this area attracts a more experienced surfer.      Playa Hermosa is  an area  offers the most consistent year-round surf with over 3 ― miles of steep ...

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