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Playa Hermosa-Dominical

Playa Hermosa-Dominical

Quick Facts

  • Location : Six miles south of Dominical
  • Type : Sandy
  • Popularity : Locals , surfers, visitors

The aptly named Hermosa (beautiful) beach wins Dominical's pageantry for the best looking beach in the area. Sprawling teak sands span nearly as far as the eye can see along this stretch of coastline.

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Less popular than Dominical, this is the beach to throw out a towel and take in the sun over a good book, prop yourself against a log of sun bleached drift wood and watch the surf, or munch on coconuts and lychees from the local vendors. 

Hermosa's also a great surf spot.  Beach breaks up and down the coast, less crowded than Dominical with waves almost as impressive. High tide brings in some pretty big swells making it a great place for experienced surfers, not necessarily for beginners.

Be careful wading out past your waist on Hermosa, it has strong rip currents and takes the full brunt of Pacific swells. There are no lifeguards on duty so it's up to you to watch for danger.

Playa Hermosa-Dominical in Pictures