Just north of Playas del Coco, Playa Hermosa (Guanacaste) – not to be confused with the Playa Hermosa of Puntarenas province, just south of Jacó – is a somewhat understated, northern offshoot of Playas del Coco. Here, you’ll find a beautiful beach (hermosa is Spanish for “beautiful”), pura vida vibes, and the lifestyle amenities you crave.
Playa Hermosa is beloved for its proximity to the international airport (~30 minutes), major medical, and every other major amenity in Costa Rica, but its true appeal is in its excellent balance between tranquility and convenience. It’s also home to the gated communities of Monte Bello and Hermosa Heights.
Prices start around $100,000 for building lots and homesites and $375,000 for single-family homes and villas. Luxury properties start at around $1M.