Playa Hermosa means “beautiful beach,” and it’s easy to see why—the vibrant ocean, green forested mountains, and spectacular sunsets make this area one of the most beautiful in Costa Rica. If you’re yearning for a tropical getaway with limited distractions, our bright and airy Playa Hermosa vacation rentals are just what you need.
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Yes, 10 of our Playa Hermosa homes allow dogs—so feel free to bring Fido along. (Just make sure to check individual home listings for any limits on the number and size of dogs they allow).Browse dog-friendly homes >
Yes. 69 of our Playa Hermosa vacation rentals have internet access, so you can stay connected throughout your trip.Browse homes with internet access >
Absolutely. Our local Playa Hermosa team includes professional housekeepers who care for all our homes here. They’ll clean thoroughly and restock amenities, so everything is ready for your arrival—and all you have to do is settle in and relax.Learn more about Vacasa Premium Clean >
Located in the Guanacaste province of Costa Rica, Playa Hermosa is a popular beach spot that still retains a remote, tranquil feel. It sits on the country’s west coast, about 150 miles from San José and the city’s hustle and bustle.
It’s an ideal spot for watching the sunset or for the children to play in the waves, and the waters are fairly calm. Visitors delight in the abundance of scuba diving, snorkeling, surfing, stand up paddleboarding, and fishing. When you’re all tired out from a day of fun in the sun and surf, you can return to one of our Playa Hermosa apartment rentals to unwind.
A lack of commercial businesses affords a calm, relaxed feeling in Playa Hermosa, and the locals are friendly. While you won’t find a lot of commotion here, the town has a fair selection of restaurants to enjoy. Taste Asian-fusion tapas at Ginger, or enjoy refreshing, chilled coconut water at one of the local establishments. If you want a bit more nightlife, the coastal town of Playas del Coco is about fifteen minutes away. While you’ll still be able to relax, there’s no shortage of activity—Playas del Coco is one of the fastest growing tourist communities in Costa Rica. Bars and restaurants generally stay open later here, and it’s not uncommon for them to be playing music all night long. Residents are friendly as well, and call themselves “coqueños,” meaning “from Coco.”
However you choose to experience this gorgeous part of the world—whether splashing in the waves, resting in a hammock, or living it up with local nightlife—our Playa Hermosa vacation rentals have got you covered. Browse our offerings to start planning your next tropical escape.