Finding our webpage was the hard part... now let us help you discover Costa Rica! Our tranquil little Central American country is bordered by Nicaragua to the North and Panama to the South, the Pacific Ocean to the West and the Caribbean to the East. There are almost 4 1/2 million residents of Costa Rica and three quarters of them live in the Central Valley around San Jose. The rest of the country is made up of small towns, isolated villages, national parks, and pristine wilderness.
Costa Rica's natural beauty and peacefulness have made it an appealing destination to a broad range of visitors. In an area about the size of West Virginia, Costa Rica has approximately 5% of the world's biodiversity. A full quarter of its land is set aside as National Park and environmentally protected areas. A small geographic area coupled with a diverse concentration of flora and fauna make Costa Rica a rare ecological wonderland. Among the highlights are beautiful beaches, tropical rain forests, active volcanoes, exotic rivers, and a plethora of adventure activities.
Dubbed the Switzerland of Central America, Costa Rica has been shaped by a long history of social and political stability, high literary rates, top rate medical care, and efficient infrastructure and services. The country has had no army since 1949 and is also the region's most deep-rooted democracy. In a report through the Happy Planet Index and Gallup Research, Costa Rica was once again found to be the happiest place on Earth.
Located just 9 degrees north of the Equator in Northern Guanacaste, Playa Hermosa is only 20 minutes away from an international airport and offers one of the most popular beach destinations on the Pacific Coast. Translated “Beautiful Beach”, you will find nearly a mile of wide soft sand, warm deep blue waters, great snorkeling, and gorgeous tropical scenery. Our quaint beach town is a charming community that welcomes visitors all year long with genuine hospitality. Hermosa is proud of being awarded the Blue Flag Beach Award (Bandera Azul Ecologico), for those beaches displaying the greatest levels of cleanliness, amenities, and environmental sensitivity.