Playa Hermosa

Playa Hermosa: Our most recommended tours and activities

Guanacaste: Discover Scuba Dive Day in Papagayo Gulf

1. Guanacaste: Discover Scuba Dive Day in Papagayo Gulf

Start your journey to become a confident diver on a full-day Discover Scuba Dive program in the Gulf of Papagayo. Suitable for complete beginners, the dive program requires no previous experience and includes a training session in a controlled environment. Start with an introduction to diving techniques in confined water, and learn the basic skills and how to handle your scuba equipment. Then, travel by boat to 2 different dive sites in the Gulf. Here, your instructor will lead you safely around the reefs, where rays, turtles, jacks, and snappers are often seen. Each dive takes approximately 40 minutes, with only your breathing limiting the dive time. Dive to maximum depths of 12 meters (40 feet), and experience the extraordinary sensation of breathing underwater. During the break between dives, drinks, snacks, and fresh fruit will be served. The dive boats have lots of shade to shield you from the tropical sun, while a boarding ladder and swim platform makes getting in and out easy.

Playas del Coco: Sunset Sailing and Snorkeling Tour

2. Playas del Coco: Sunset Sailing and Snorkeling Tour

Sail along Costa Rica’s Gold Coast on a 4.5-hour sunset cruise, passing Guanacaste’s exotic bays, white sand beaches and tropical jungles. Gaze off the bow with a cold tropical drink in your hand as you scan the seas for dolphins, sea turtles, flying fish or even a breaching whale. Stop in a tranquil bay, drop anchor and enjoy a swim. Snorkel in the bay or take a walk down a deserted white sand beach. While you’re enjoying the sun, sand and sea, the crew will prepare a lunch of chicken or pasta salad, fruit, chips, pico de gallo, guacamole and homemade chocolate chip cookies. As the sun sets, you’ll see the ever-changing colors of the sky, while enjoying your favorite drink from the boat’s open bar. Capture the moment to show your family and friends the wonders of a Costa Rican sunset.

Jaco: 1500ft Tandem Paragliding Flight with Beach Views

3. Jaco: 1500ft Tandem Paragliding Flight with Beach Views

Enjoy the views from 1500 feet in the air on a tandem paragliding flight over Jaco. Enjoy an experience with expert instructors. Meet at the departure site just outside downtown Jaco. Meet your experienced pilots who will prepare the equipment and brief you for the flight. Set off on the aerial tour above Jacó's highest peak over a lush tropical forest. Admire the spectacular views of Hermosa beach and the coastline. After flying for a while at an altitude of 1500 feet or higher, glide gracefully back towards the ground. You can also choose to purchase a video documenting your thrilling flight after you land.

Papagayo Gulf: 2 Dives Half-Day Scuba Dive Tour

4. Papagayo Gulf: 2 Dives Half-Day Scuba Dive Tour

Experience the fascinating underwater world of the Gulf of Papagayo on a half-day adventure tour for certified divers. Starting at Playas del Coco, transfer to the Papagayo Gulf by comfortable dive boat. After a short briefing and equipment assembly, submerge into the beautiful waters with the bilingual dive masters, who will then guide you through the reefs to see eagle rays, sting rays, turtles, and even sharks. Thousands of fish will accompany you as you explore the diversity of species on offer. You will visit 2 different dive sites for 2 separate dives, with no time limits - except by your breathing! Back on the surface, drinks, fruits, and snacks will be served on the boat. Locate your encounters on the fish chart, or just relax on the boat ride to the next dive site. You will sail back to Playas del Coco by 13:00, where you can get a stamp for your log book.

Jaco: Arenal Volcano, Fortuna Waterfall, & Hot Springs Tour

5. Jaco: Arenal Volcano, Fortuna Waterfall, & Hot Springs Tour

Tour the best locations of the Arenal Volcano area and learn about the nature of this unique destination. Swim in La Fortuna Waterfall, hike over lava trails, visit a look-out point to get the best views of the volcano on clear days, and soak in the hot springs at the base of Arenal Volcano. Take the scenic route to the Arenal Volcano area and visit La Fortuna Waterfall, the most iconic of Costa Rica. Swim in its refreshing waters and admire the beautiful rainforest vegetation that surrounds this natural wonder, where wildlife can sometimes be observed. Stop for an authentic Costa Rican lunch in a restaurant located near the town of "La Fortuna." Then, prepare to take a hike over the lava trails from the volcano’s big eruption of 1,968. Take in the views at the volcano’s main look-out point and get the best views of this beautiful conic-shaped mountain on clear days. Arrive at “Paradise Hot Springs and Gardens” and relax for a couple of hours in the multiple hot spring pools surrounded by beautiful tropical gardens, which also provide great views of the volcano on clear days. Finish this great adventurous day with a delicious dinner on the route back to your hotel.

Jaco: Scenic Beach Paragliding Experience

6. Jaco: Scenic Beach Paragliding Experience

Katto Sky Tours staff will pick up and drop off the passenger(s) to and from their destination to reach Jaco, Herradura or Hermosa beaches. Just a 10 minute drive from downtown Jaco. •The passenger will meet the staff of Katto sky tours. • The pilots, 100% certified and with many years of experience, will prepare the equipment and the passengers for the flight. •The flight pilot will explain how the takeoff, flight and landing will be. •The takeoff will be assisted by the members of the staff that are necessary for a safe experience. •During the flight, the pilot will be able to explain any concern to the passenger, while enjoying a unique, relaxing and pleasant experience. •After providing the necessary instructions for a good maneuver, the pilot will land with the passengers at the same takeoff point. • The duration of the tour depends on the number of passengers. The duration of the flights will be 30 minutes per person. •On firm ground and checking that the passengers are in perfect condition, the used equipment will be disconnected. •If the video contract passenger is consulted for their data to send the video in digital format.

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What people are saying about Playa Hermosa

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 6 reviews

Great experience with Fernando! Wonderful time swimming in the waterfall, hanging out in the hot springs while it poured and delicious food!

It was amazing. Emanuel was an amazing guide. Super patient and informed. Being underwater was amazing, there are no words.

A lot of fun. Super friendly people. Would recommend.