Activities to explore from Playa Hermosa


Everyone in your office and friends have been talking about Guanacaste since their trip here to Playa Hermosa last year. Easy to access the Liberia International Airport from almost any major city in Canada and USA. One couple bought a home in Playa Hermosa and a two other couples purchased condos in Playas del Coco.  You just booked a trip and are detirmined to check out Costa Rica real estate but at the same time you want to break up your real estate shopping and explore the country as much as possible. I am not naming companies specificly but I am listing activities your can research and design your trip accordingly.

A three-hour drive from Playa Hermosa & Playas del Coco in Guanacaste expands the range of attractions you can explore. Here are various attractions and activities that fit your preferences within a three-hour drive:


Arenal Volcano:

Distance: Approximately 3 hours

Activities: Hot springs, volcano hiking, hanging bridges, zip-lining, and various adventure activities.

Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve:

Distance: Approximately 3 hours

Activities: Canopy tours, suspension bridges, birdwatching, and exploring the unique cloud forest ecosystem.

Rio Perdido Adventure Park:

Distance: Approximately 1.5 hours

Activities: Hot springs, zip-lining, hiking, and tubing in a scenic canyon.

Palo Verde National Park:

Distance: Approximately 1.5 hours

Activities: Nature boat tours on the Tempisque River, birdwatching, and wildlife observation.

Borinquen Mountain Resort and Spa:

Distance: Approximately 1 1/2 hours

Activities: Canopy zip-lining, horseback riding, hot springs, mud baths, and spa services.

Diamante Eco Adventure Park:

Distance: Approximately 30 minutes 

Activities: Zip-lining, animal sanctuary, ATV tours, hanging bridge walks, and ocean-view platforms.


Distance: Approximately 1 hour

Activities: Surfing, paddleboarding, sailing tours, shopping, dining, and nightlife.

Las Catalinas:

Distance: Approximately 1.5 hours

Activities: Paddleboarding, kayaking, snorkeling, and exploring a beach town with hiking trails.

Playa Flamingo:

Distance: Approximately 1 hour

Activities: Relaxing on the beach, deep-sea fishing charters, and exploring the nearby marina.

Papagayo Peninsula:

Distance: Approximately 30 minutes

Activities: Luxury resorts, golf courses, water sports, and various adventure activities.

Gulf of Papagayo - Deep Sea Fishing:

Various charters available for deep-sea fishing adventures.

Helicopter Tours:

Scenic helicopter tours are available from various operators.

Surfing in Playa Grande:

Distance: Approximately 1 hour

Popular surfing spot with consistent waves.

Jet Ski Tours:

Available in various coastal areas, offering jet ski rentals and guided tours.


Diving in Playas del Coco:

Distance: Approximately 10 minutes

Dive shops offer scuba diving trips to explore underwater ecosystems.

Ensure to check with local operators for current availability, tour schedules, and any travel restrictions. This list provides a diverse range of activities within a three-hour drive from Playa Hermosa & Playas del Coco, allowing you to experience the rich natural and adventure offerings in the Guanacaste region.


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