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Hermosa
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It is located in the Puntarenas province, in the central Pacific from Costa Rica at 5km from Jaco.
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It has dark sands and a sunflower ocean, with Uvita and Dominicalito Beach on it sides, making of it an area with great biodiversity. Its 6km of beach is host of different surf tournaments and of great scenic views.
This beach is constant visited by surf fans that seek for one of the best and consistent point breaks from Costa Rica and even from the world. One of the best spots is in front of the giant almond tree. The best season for this sport is from April to November, in high and growing tide, with waves that can reach 13 feet.
The Hermosa Beach sector where the mangrove is located have been declared as Hermosa Beach Wild Life National Shelter as from 1999. It has variety in species such as birds or sea turtles that nest in here like the olive ridley and many others that are protected in here.
You can enter this beach as from Punta Dominical, by a route across the mountain area of great scenic beauty. Punta Uvita is located on the south side of this beach, where the Higueron and Uvita rivers basin.
It was awarded with the “ecologic Blue Flag” title because of the high levels of environmental standards and also because of its security.

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Diving
Snorkeling
Swimming
Kayak
Fishing
Surf (for professionals)
Visit the Hermosa Beach Wild Life National Shelter

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Access

Open all year and easy access

Caution

The currents from Hermosa Beach are very dangerous, not ideal for swimmers

Hermosa
 
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