Playa Hermosa (Osa)
Playa Hermosa is a small settlement on the beach that gives it its name. The settlement is actually located up an extremely steep hill, on the inland side of the main highway along the Pacific Coast. Venture inland from the beach to visit the Playa Hermosa Reserva Biologica, which is home to ancient tropical trees over 1000 years old. The Reserva Biologica was the site of a voluntary conservation project by Reto Juvenil Internacional, Youth Challenge Canada, and Youth Challenge Australia in 2003-2004. The park contains several walking tracks and a lookout with a stunning view over the Pacific Ocean. The Ranger's office is on the right as you enter the settlement.
The only entrance to the area is by road. Playa Hermosa is a few miles south of Dominical and a few miles north of Uvita. The actual settlement of Playa Hermosa is a very steep walk up a gravel road off the main highway. The entrance off the highway is signposted and is on your left when coming from Dominical.