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Playa Hermosa ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.8
Consistency of Surf: 4.6
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 3.2

Overall: 4.0

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Playa Hermosa

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Playa Hermosa

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Playa Hermosa

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Playa Hermosa

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Type: beach

Reliability: very consistent

Best: Swell W | Wind NE

Sea Temperature Today is: 28.9 °C

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Wednesday, 19 December 2018, 08:13 Local time
Wednesday 19
Wave (m) 0.6
Period (s) 14 14 14 14
Wind (km/h) 5
NW 10
WSW 10
WSW 10
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Playa Hermosa in Golfo de Nicoya is an exposed beach break that is usually a safe bet Offshore winds blow from the northeast. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the west. Waves at the beach break both left and right. It's sometimes crowded here. Surfing here means negotiating dangerous rips.

Costa Rica wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Gully's, 3 km from Playa Hermosa.

IS AT (local time)

Playa Hermosa Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At SuperSol Esterillos Oeste Parrita wx, 13 km from Playa Hermosa.


Air temperature
26.7 °C

Current weather near Playa Hermosa

Overall Playa Hermosa Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in December

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Town and city forecasts close to Playa Hermosa:


  • The closest passenger airport to Playa Hermosa is Quepos Managua Airport (XQP) in Costa Rica, 54 km (34 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Playa Hermosa is Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO), also in Costa Rica, 64 km (40 miles) away.
  • Third is Nosara Airport (NOB) in Costa Rica, 123 km (76 miles) away.
  • Palmar Sur Airport (PMZ) in Costa Rica is 143 km (89 miles) away.
  • Daniel Oduber Quiros International (Liberia) Airport (LIR), also in Costa Rica is the fifth nearest airport to Playa Hermosa and is 153 km (95 miles) away.
Playa Hermosa break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Playa Hermosa, Golfo de Nicoya. Use the tab navigation above to view Playa Hermosa sea temperature, Playa Hermosa photographs, Playa Hermosa detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Playa Hermosa webcams, current wind from Golfo de Nicoya live weather stations and Playa Hermosa tide predictions. The Costa Rica swell maps link will open up the big picture showing Costa Rica and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from Costa Rica wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Playa Hermosa.