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    CR fam trip

    Looking to do winter Playa Hermosa trip.
    Any recommendations of where to stay?
    I will be going with the Mrs. and a 2 year old.
    Thanks for the info.

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    Wow. I was literally about to post the same exact thread question. Ive got a time share for Costa Rica this December and am wondering whether I should go to DOMINICAL or HERMOSA??? Any suggestions.

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    i'm going with my girlfriend in late dec/early jan. not sure where to stay either. looking for something where i can surf plus mix in some other vacation stuff, like rainforest n ****.

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    I'd vote the backyard bar hotel:

    http://www.backyardhotel.com/

    or the Terraza:

    http://www.terrazadelpacifico.com/

    both are very nice and have lost of tourist type things for you to choose from.

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    I stayed at the Backyard hotel a few years back it is perfect. Literally 3 steps to the surf and very inexpensive you can get a sweet for cheap which would be good for 3 people. Be prepared the town of Hermosa is a tad sketchy plenty of prosititues so may want to warn the wife so she isn't alarmed. Easy to avoid just something to be aware of...surf is great and there is plenty else to do for the rest of the family.

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    hermosa????? are sure you arent talking about Jaco?

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    Quote Originally Posted by B1ll View Post
    Wow. I was literally about to post the same exact thread question. Ive got a time share for Costa Rica this December and am wondering whether I should go to DOMINICAL or HERMOSA??? Any suggestions.
    I used to love Dominical. I had not been there is probably 6 years and went back this past August. Granted we were only there for a few hours and it was the rainy season, but the beach and water was horrible. I have never seen so much debree (wood and other crap, not trash) on a beach in my life. They used to maintain the beach, not sure if they have stopped due to the economy or what. I am not sure I will ever return.
    Depends on what you are looking for, and how long you are going. You can have fun in Hermosa, and you will not have a problem seeing prostitutes walking around during the day, but you may have some drug offers in Jaco, but Hermosa is mellow. I personally would recommend some place comlettely different, and splitting your time between at least two places. PM me if you want and I can give you some ideas, I know the country pretty well and there is tons to see/do.

  8. Quote Originally Posted by tommyh View Post
    but you may have some drug offers in Jaco, but Hermosa is mellow...

    Dude.. Jaco is a bullseye for trouble. If you ever hear somebody talking about a horrible experience regarding police, drugs, prostitution, stealing, robbing, or raw sewage being pumped into the ocean there is a 99% chance they are talking about Jaco.
    Jaco was nice... until around 1990ish... even maybe up to the mid 90's. Since then it has been in the decline and has fallen apart completely in the last couple of years.
    The last place I would bring a family to.

    Oh, and I am completly a hellraiser, btw. I have no trouble throwing back the brews and getting into trouble at all, but that's not why I travel. I like to surf and spend time with my family & friends in a low key manner when I'm in other countries.


    I WOULD highly recommend to the SandPiper Inn like JMD said. You will find plenty of surf and the owner is an awesome guy from South Bay out here in LA. I have friends who are good friends with the owner. Great location, very family friendly, and plenty of things to keep everybody busy while you steal some time away to go surf.

    Damn JMD, that's funny you brought that place up. That's the first place I thought of when reading the original question posted by motion.

    Small world we live in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mofosurfer.com View Post
    Dude.. Jaco is a bullseye for trouble. If you ever hear somebody talking about a horrible experience regarding police, drugs, prostitution, stealing, robbing, or raw sewage being pumped into the ocean there is a 99% chance they are talking about Jaco.
    Jaco was nice... until around 1990ish... even maybe up to the mid 90's. Since then it has been in the decline and has fallen apart completely in the last couple of years.
    The last place I would bring a family to.

    Oh, and I am completly a hellraiser, btw. I have no trouble throwing back the brews and getting into trouble at all, but that's not why I travel. I like to surf and spend time with my family & friends in a low key manner when I'm in other countries.


    I WOULD highly recommend to the SandPiper Inn like JMD said. You will find plenty of surf and the owner is an awesome guy from South Bay out here in LA. I have friends who are good friends with the owner. Great location, very family friendly, and plenty of things to keep everybody busy while you steal some time away to go surf.

    Damn JMD, that's funny you brought that place up. That's the first place I thought of when reading the original question posted by motion.

    Small world we live in.
    Ya man I will never forget that place and it will probably be the only place I would stay in Hermosa area now. It was really a great time. One night we had only surfers staying at the Inn and the hotel restaurant was closed for the day. The owner (Greg) and one of the guys that live on the grounds (Arin) went to the store and bought all this food and we had a big ass cookout and a huge fire on the beach. It was only $10 a person. It was like 9 of us drinking brews and eating amazing home cooked food while sharing war stories.

    The owner was actually that guy who flew a bike over the English channel. He also rode cross country on a bike without stopping once. Some crazy ****!!!

    P.S. this was in March which is not the BEST time to go for waves in Hermosa and we had head high waves the whole time with 3 of the days being 8-10ft. Like I said the swell got so big it was sort of closing out Hermosa so we headed north to Boca and scored some of the longest point break surf I have ever seen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmore surf View Post
    Looking to do winter Playa Hermosa trip.
    Any recommendations of where to stay?
    I will be going with the Mrs. and a 2 year old.
    Thanks for the info.
    If you've got some dough to throw around family friendly safe and ridiculously nice place to stay is Marriott Los Suenos its like five minutes from Jaco and ten maybe fifteen minutes from Hermosa and has a decently priced taxi service to get you there if you dont rent a car check it out it
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