Like its name Hermosa Beach is a natural place of great scenic beauty. Surrounded by hills with patches of tropical dry forest, the Pelonas Island and Montosa are located in this bay. It is 1600 meters long, with grey sands. Suitable for bathing and practicing water sports on its gentle waves. It is only 10 km to the north of the Coco Beach. It is accessible throughout the year. Hermosa Beach is a precious “U” shaped bay, protected by a pair of hills that are covered by the typical Guanacaste Mountains. The atmosphere is quieter than in the nearby Coco beach and the relaxed atmosphere of Hermosa Beach makes it an excellent place to be alone and feel at peace. Some kilometers from the coast you can find the Pelonas Islands, ideal to go snorkeling and scuba diving.
How to arrive and leave
Empresa Esquivel Ph (506) 2666-1249, leaving from Liberia to Hermosa Beach 7:30 a.m, 11:30 a.m, 3:30 p.m, 5:30 p.m and 7:00 p.m, returning at 5:00 a.m, 6:00 a.m, 10:00 a.m, 4:00 p.m and 5:00 p.m. From San José departing from 20th street, on the corner with 5th Avenue, departs 3:25 p.m, lasting five hours, stopping on Hermosa and Panamá Beach. Returning 5:00 a.m. A taxi from Liberia costs between 12 and 15 US$, and from the area of Coco Beach, some 4 US$.
Like traveling to Coco Beach from Liberia you will need to take a signposted turnoff to the left, some 4 km, before arriving at Coco Beach. Hermosa Beach is some 6 km to the north of Coco via the coastal highway.