Destination guide

A tropical dream you can easily wake up to!

Did someone say tropical getaway? The vacation of your dreams is just steps away when you book a Hermosa Beach vacation rental. In the midst of brilliant blossoms, lush trees, and crisp ocean air, you may feel as though you’re in paradise. There’s much to do here, whether you’re a beach lover, a spa junkie, a killer surfer, or a foodie with a taste for the exotic. Playa Hermosa serves up beauty and decadence in its diverse package. There's nothing cookie-cutter about this breathtaking spot.

Things to do

Which beach? Try the witch’s beach

At just about a mile long, Playa Hermosa’s stunning beach is truly the area’s star player. Half an hour north of the beach is Witch’s Rock, which surfing enthusiasts may recognize from the movie, Endless Summer. It’s said that an actual witch lived on the island—you’re free to suspend disbelief if you want a great story to tell when you get home. About an hour away from Playa Hermosa, Guanacaste National Park offers a beautiful peek at what makes Costa Rica such an eco-lover’s paradise. There are a pair of volcanoes here, and they’re impressive even if they aren't active.

Activities

Getting beachy in Playa Hermosa

First stop? The beach! Unless you take issue with killer waves, windsurfing, scuba diving, and snorkeling, you can make yourself right at home by the water. Many book their Hermosa Beach vacation rental specifically for surfing—the water is renowned for its ideal conditions! Otherwise, enjoy a guided tour on horseback while taking in the magnificent surroundings. Is nightlife more your thing? You can certainly find a great bar or restaurant to socialize downtown. Even spa treatments offer a hint of the great outdoors—this is the perfect place to immerse yourself in a mineralized mud bath.

Weather

Soak up the sunshine in Playa Hermosa

There’s a reason Playa Hermosa literally translates to “beautiful beach.” The weather has a little something to do with it—practically nonstop heat from November through April, with some rain here and there from May into October. Even when it rains, you’ll experience the beauty of Costa Rica in all of its splendor; the surrounding hills transform into a rich green, while colorful blossoms dot the entire area. Don’t let dry weather deter you from hopping in the water and soaking up the sunshine. Perpetually summer, Playa Hermosa is a must for sun worshippers.

Natural features

A rainbow of colors in Hermosa Beach

Gray-sand beaches lend Playa Hermosa placid charm. Costa Rica is also home to countless endemic species. The bio-diverse region encircling the beach is home to everything from mangrove forests to volcanoes. You can certainly lie out by the ocean and watch the sun set, but it’s far more enterprising to hop aboard a sailboat and take in the sunset from the shimmering Pacific waters. The colors alone are mesmerizing—at every turn you’ll find yourself surrounded by a swirl of pinks, oranges, and reds. Is there any better reason to book a Hermosa Beach vacation rental?

Where to stay around Hermosa Beach?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 1,141 vacation rentals near Hermosa Beach. From 441 Houses to 83 Villas, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Hermosa Beach for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Hermosa Beach?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Hermosa Beach. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Jaco: 1,168 vacation rentals
  • North America: 597,404 vacation rentals
  • Jaco Beach: 1,031 vacation rentals
  • Los Sueños: 210 vacation rentals
  • San José Province: 2,615 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Hermosa Beach! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Hermosa Beach?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Hermosa Beach:

  • Jaco: 1,168 rentals
  • San José Province: 2,615 rentals
  • Tarcoles: 1,073 rentals
  • Parrita: 299 rentals
  • Esterillos Oeste: 851 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Hermosa Beach?

HomeAway offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Hermosa Beach. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Playa Herradura: 1,030 rentals
  • Rainforest Adventures Costa Rica Pacific Park: 1,174 rentals
  • Tortuga Island: 472 rentals
  • Canopy Vista Los Suenos Adventure Park: 1,171 rentals
  • Esterillos Beach: 1,183 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Hermosa Beach listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.