About three miles south of Manzanillo sits Playa Hermosa, or Beautiful Beach. The shore is roughly two miles long, and deserted in comparison to the ever-popular El Carmen Beach. Just a 20-minute drive from the center of town, Hermosa's palm-fringed shore stretches for two miles. Here, the water is clearer and the sands less crowded, allowing visitors to luxuriate in the beauty and privacy of Hermosa. Strong left and right breaks and fewer people competing for waves make Hermosa a favorable surfing spot. Winds reign supreme here, making it a fantastic kite surfing point.