Playa Hermosa de Osa
Playa Hermosa de Osa is located between Uvita and Dominical, in Costa Rica's Bahia Ballena region. This is the northern beach of what forms Uvita's 'whale's tail' beaches, which is part of Ballena National Park. There are several Playa Hermosa beaches in Costa Rica, however, Playa Hermosa de Osa is the most beautiful. Miles of sandy beaches ensuring that visitors can have some privacy, amazing sunset and sunrise views and easy to find.
Below is a short video (less than two minutes long) that shows the beauty of this Costa Rica beach.
Playa Hermosa is one of several amazing and wonderful beaches in Costa Rica's southern pacific zone (sometimes referred to as Bahia Ballena).
Below are more photos of Playa Hermosa, just north of Uvita.
Getting to Playa Hermosa de Osa
Playa Hermosa is a wonderful place to enjoy if your plans include renting a home or hotel room in Dominical, Uvita, Ojochal, Chantales or anywhere in the Bahia Ballena region. It is located just north of the world famous "Whales Tail" formation in Uvita. There is parking available under trees on the beach, just off of the Costanera Highway, although it is 'unofficial' so there are no designated spots. Our recommendation is to find a spot that you can easily leave from and don't leave any valuables in the car (that's true of any parking lot in the world).
Wildlife at the Beach
It is common to hear howler monkeys, toucans and scarlet macaws from the beach. Imagine relaxing with the sounds of the waves in front of you while the natural calls and howlers of the jungle are behind in the jungle.
Safety at the Beach
It is one of the few beaches that have lifeguards on duty (the others are Playa Dominical and Playa Ventanas), making it a safer option than other beaches that do not have lifeguards. As with all beaches, do not leave valuables in your vehicle in the parking lot.