Tips: Playa Hermosa is one of Costa Rica’s most consistent  and heaviest 

spots with a variety of sundbars up and down the 10 km long beach. It is for 

the intermediate to advanced surfer so if you are a beginner there are other 

breaks nearby. Hermosa’s conditions change rapidly depending on the tides, 

winds and swell activity. Two keys to  surfing  Hermosa  as well  as the rest 

of Costa Rica: know your daily tides and winds. Generally speaking it stays 

glassy  until 8:30 a.m. and glasses off again  before dark around 5 p.m.

all year round

Peak  south/southwest swell season for  the Pacific is March through 

November although swell enters  all year around and can get big at anytime.