Just 20 minutes from the Daniel Oduber International is the wonderful beach town of Playa Hermosa – the closest beach town to an international airport in all of Costa Rica!
Playa Hermosa has one of the best beaches in the area and is consistently a “Blue Flag” rated beach.
Playa Hermosa is a quiet bedroom community offering a high quality lifestyle with a great mix of North Americans, Europeans and Costa Ricans. Beautiful luxury homes, second homes and condos as well as full time residences are situated on the hills surrounding Playa Hermosa.
Offering a wonderful year round climate, Playa Hermosa is a great place for retirement, vacation or investment with homes and condos starting in the low $185,000 range and going up to some of the most expensive homes in Costa Rica.
Impeccable views can be enjoyed from the high hills surrounding the horseshoe bay where you neighbors are birds and monkeys. The ocean views are comparable to those in Southern California without the price!
Costa Rica has been compared to Hawaii of the 1950’s so the opportunities are here!
The beach itself is tremendous with beautiful tan to cream colored sand with no riptides or undercurrents. This great swimming beach is safe for children of all ages! Plus when the waves are up, it is a fun yet safe boogey boarding beach similar to a huge wave pool!!
Sport fishing, sailing, snorkeling, kayaking and diving are just some of the activities offered along with all the regular beach fun. And every spot on the beach enjoys a perfect view of the famous Monkey Rock. Many of the homes and condos in the area are within walking distance of the beach, a great plus for those wanting to vacation without renting or owning a vehicle.
Playa Hermosa is in the midst of some great future projects. The community is bordered on the south side by the Steve Case Cacique Project, which will see an Andre Agassi & Stefi Graf tennis center along with a One and Only Hotel, Miraval Spa, golf course, equestrian center and many other amenities. Mr. Case has stated he is committed to completing this huge project while minimizing the environmental impact – lots of natural green area with state of the art environmental conservation programs. There is also an RCI timeshare, Villa Sol Hermosa, so you can trade your week and come check it out. To the north is Playa Panama which will be home to the new El Mangrove, Grand Occidental, Hilton, a new 400 room Melia Paradisus under construction and many more on the way. There are many positive changes for this beautiful area.
Playa Hermosa offers great hotels, bars and restaurants as well – Gingers, Villa del Sueño, The Upper Deck Sports Bar, La Finestera, El Velero Hotel and the Bosque Del Mar Hotel (Playa Hermosa Hotel). There is a Spa, movie theater, and miniature golf as well as some of the best Pizza around. The Super Luperon, the local grocery story, will fulfill most of your shopping needs. For more choice in shopping and restaurants, Playas del Coco, just 10 kilometers away, is the main shopping hub for the area – it offers great shopping with four supermarkets including the Auto Mercado which is equivalent to the best supermarkets in the US or Canada.
All in all, Playa Hermosa offers many great attributes to those looking for their “Piece of Paradise”! PURA VIDA!