Ride the shuttle down to the beach and enjoy everything from sunbathing to all types of water activities and beach play such as volleyball. Playa Hermosa beach Costa Rica is known as one of the most beautiful beaches in Costa Rica. Hermosa, which means "beautiful" in Spanish, is an aptly named gray-sand beach that perches between two mountains. Guanacaste's Playa Hermosa is situated between Playa del Coco and Playa Panama, Hermosa is seldom as crowded as its neighbors. It is a fabulous destination for those seeking quality relaxation. Most visitors bring a blanket and sunscreen to soak up Guanacaste's warm sunshine, and due to its calm surf, Hermosa is a favorite for swimmers and snorkeling. Guanacaste's beaches offer the total spectrum of beach activities.