Body Surfing at Playa Hermosa?

DWQA QuestionsCategory: General Travel QuestionsBody Surfing at Playa Hermosa?
Nadine Kocho asked 6 years ago

Are the waters too calm for body surfing at Playa Hermosa, Guanacaste? My family of 6 prefers the less touristy, low key places, but we also love to body surf!!

1 Answers
Jenn and Matt Staff answered 6 years ago

Hi Nadine, 
Playa Hermosa Guanacaste sits in a sheltered cove so the waves are usually very small. Occasionally when the wave direction changes, it might be better… but not often. For body surfing, you could take some day trips to beaches farther south. Playa Grande (just north of Tamarindo) is known for being a lot less busy but check the surf report, sometimes the waves are huge! There are a lot of more remote beaches south of Tamarindo too. Playa Avellanas would make a good day trip since there is a great restaurant there and you could hang out for a while. It is probably about 1.5 hours from Playa Hermosa. 

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