Playa Hermosa offers surfers some of the best and most consistent surf breaks in the world. However, it is important to mention here that the currents in Playa Hermosa are very stron and are not ideal for swimming. While Jaco offers waves for both beginners and experienced surfers to enjoy, Playa Hermosa is an expert surfer’s beach with waves reaching as high as 13 feet. There are a number of economical surf board rental shops on the beach as well that stow gear and rent out surfboards.
Best and most Consistent Surfing, An important point that most tourists need to be aware of is the fact that there are two beaches named Playa Hermosa in Costa Rica. One is located in the province of Puntarenas, while the other Playa Hermosa lies in Guanacaste. The Playa Hermosa that is in Puntarenas is situated just five kilometers south of Jaco, and is one of the best surfing havens for professionals both national and international, in the country.