Welcome To Paradise
Hermosa Palms is a private beachfront community steps from the surf and sand in Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica - just an hour and a half from the San Jose Airport (SJO). Come enjoy the lush tropical surroundings, peaceful atmosphere, world class surfing, and members only clubhouse and oceanfront pool with swim up tiki bar that offers food and drinks!
Costa Rica Homes & Rentals
We have homes for sale, titled lots, and vacation rentals.
Things To Do
Costa Rica is known for its diverse wildlife, ecosystems and incredible beaches. There are many enriching activities you can enjoy while here: surf or learn to surf, snorkel, kayak, standup paddle board, go sport fishing, horseback riding, visit waterfalls and national parks, or hike a volcano. You can also luxuriate in a day spa, get a massage, take a canopy zipline tour, atv tour, whalewatching tour, crocodile tour, coffee tour, chocolate tour, and many more!
Restaurants & Food
Dining options are plentiful, you can enjoy delicious local Costa Rican dishes and incredible cuisine from around the world including: Italian, French, Japanese, Mediterranean, Argentinian, and American. Vegetarian, Vegan and Gluten free options are also available. Pizza, burgers, falafals, smoothies, casados, gallo pinto, sushi, empanadas, gelato...
Costa Rica Information
Aptly named "the Rich Coast", Costa Rica is a world-renowned destination for ecotourism and vacation enthusiasts.
Seasons & Climate
There are two main seasons in Costa Rica: Rainy season and Dry season. Rainy season is from May - October. Dry Season is from November - April. Both seasons are beautiful, during rainy season it typically rains at night and the days are sunny or with a light cloud cover. The average temperature is 85 F, the ocean is 82 F year round.
Language & Culture
The official language of Costa Rica is Spanish. English is widely spoken, as it is the second most taught language. Pura Vida is one of the most common sayings, it translates as Pure Life, but symbolically it means simply enjoying life and being happy. It reflects the relaxed, contented core of Costa Rican lifestyle.
ATMS, Money & Banking
Remember to contact your bank before your trip to let them know your using your card out of the country. It’s also important to check what your withdraw limit is each day.
There are five banks and many atm machines in the Jaco/Hermosa area. There is typically an atm fee and an international fee on every withdrawal - unless your bank has partnered with a local bank. (ex. Bank of America with Scotia Bank) Many businesses also accept major credit cards. The Costa Rican currency is Colones - the exchange rate is roughly 570 colones to 1 US dollar.
Visas & Residency
To enter Costa Rica you must have a current valid passport and provide proof of travel out of Costa Rica within 90 days. You will be given a 90 day tourist visa upon arrival, if you would like to stay longer, you must leave Costa Rica and re-enter. You can do this by flying back to your home country or by traveling to another country and then returning to Costa Rica. Remember that you still have to provide proof of outward travel again when you return.