Journals Playa Hermosa

Pura Vida! 10 Days in Costa Rica

Created by Kozikowski on August 14, 2003 Best of IgoUgo

6 Reviews

The Pacific beaches of Playa Hermosa are a paradise that must be seen to be believed. Plenty of activities in the Guanacaste area to keep everyone occupied. We had planned this trip for nearly 18 months, taking advantage for the first time the timeshare that we purchased in Orlando. The resort we received in trade, Villas Sol Playa Hermosa, deserve their rating as a world-class resort, but rooms and villas can be rented as well. Our 10 days included a week at the beach in Playa Hermosa on the Pacific coast along with 2 days in and around the Arenal Volcano. We left our schedule open, planning a limited amount in advance so that we could take advantage of opportunities that developed. I was fortunate to meet some locals over the Internet in advance of our trip and they offered to meet us for a drink on our arrival to talk about our plans and to offer last-minute advice. Our activities included the canopy tour at Witches Rock, horseback riding with Oceans End Trails, and trips to the Rincon and Palo Verde national parks. Rincon and Palo Verde are nice, but the roads leave A LOT to be desired. Be forewarned if you are going during the rainy season that these roads can be impassable and a 4WD is an absolute must. The road to Arenal through Tilaran is 'interesting' with landslides along the way making a 50km trip last more than two hours. Arenal is breathtaking once the clouds clear and the rumble is awe-inspiring and unforgetable. Lava flow at night is the coolest sight. The hot springs at Tabacon Resort are a must-do, even if they are a bit pricey.

Amazing 17 Day Costa Rica Trip

Created by vixn on February 15, 2007

1 Review

All the fun things to do, and our awesome tour guide.

Sportfishing & Surfing

Created by nancy144 on October 24, 2006

1 Review

My husband and I just got back from Costa Rica and we went sportfishing on the Don Manuel...

A Week in Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica

Created by Mary Ann Carl on November 4, 2005

6 Reviews

We're 58 and 66 years old, and we did things in Costa Rica I wouldn't have thought I'd be willing to do. It was a great adventure! What a beautiful country with equally beautiful people!

Costa Rica Honeymoon

Created by Scotttac76 on October 26, 2005

1 Review

We started at Xandari in Alejuala and drove to Condovac Le Costa near Playa Hermosa. Then it was to Rincon de la Vieja. We had an awesome time in each place, but we would never drive ourselves across Costa Rica again, as the roads are horrible.

Villas Sol, Playa Hermosa

Created by Urmel on September 18, 2005

1 Review

Villas Sol Resort, Playa Hermosa, Guanacaste, Costa Rica.

Beautiful Playa Hermosa

Created by bettykay4 on September 14, 2005

2 Reviews

Our group of 10 adults and children, ages 4 to 54, spent a blissful week at the Condovac la Costa in Playa Hermosa.

Honeymoon to Costa Rica

Created by sprsprt on June 29, 2005

1 Review

My wife and I decided on Costa Rica as our honeymoon destination. We were looking forward to relaxing at the beach and seeing some of Costa Rica's natural beauty.

A Week at Playa Hermosa

Created by quadrat on January 2, 2005

9 Reviews
2 Stories

A winter get-away at a relaxing, quiet, uncrowded beach in Guanacaste province, Costa Rica, with an excursion to Parque Nacional Palo Verde and nearby Playa del Coco.

9 Days in Costa Rica

Created by Pattibeach on December 27, 2004

1 Review

We had a wonderful trip! The weather was perfect, 90°F and blue skis, and the people were very nice. We had no problem with the language. It is best to rent a car to get around, as it is a great way to explore on your own. If you have any questions, please email me.

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