Boasting crystal clear waters, a mile long pristine beach and luscious, tropical surrounding, the ‘Beautiful Beach’ is renowned for its simplicity, tranquillity and superlative natural attractions. But it is true, that no matter how ‘simple’ we may want our holiday to be, sometimes we also may want to splurge on a little luxury! Think you can’t do that in Playa Hermosa? Think again!
Book your holiday rental villa in Playa Hermosa and discover the three most decadent treats in town.
Get a Traditional Homemade Meal Delivered to your villa
Rocio, a local woman who is well known for her cooking skills, offers traditional gastronomic delights to anyone who has a craving for Costa Rican fare. ‘Rocio’s Kitchen Catering’ started as a small business and has grown to be one of the most sought-after treats in Playa Hermosa.
Rocio will come to a location of your choice (your Costa Rica holiday villa or the beach?) and take care of every single detail from beginning to end. The only thing you’ll have to worry about is to enjoy your delicious three course meal with your loved one. Rocio prides herself in bringing the tastes of Costa Rica to you providing impeccable service and, mostly importantly, the most mouth-watering meal you’ll have during your Playa Hermosa vacation.
Have a Beach Massage
Can you envisage anything more relaxing than a soothing deep tissue massage, while being serenaded by the crashing waves on a tropical Caribbean beach? No…neither can we. For a chance to experience this priceless treat, go in search of Josefina Solis, an exceptionally brilliant masseuse who has a small tent set up right on the beach, opposite the Hotel Bosque del Mar. For just USD$30 Josefina will work her magic on you using essential oils and her most sought after assets, her golden hands!
Visit the Borinquen Hot Springs
Now THIS is one un-missable treat if visiting Playa Hermosa on a holiday. The Borinquen hot springs are found on a mountaintop about 2hrs out of Playa Hermosa. They are within the estate of a large resort, built quite literally on top of bubbling and steaming volcanic steam vents. A unique and unforgettable day trip here will see you spend the morning on a forest horse ride and a treetop zipline adventure tour, and the whole afternoon soaking and bopping around hot therapeutic mud. You could, of course, skip the whole morning activities and come here just for the springs!
Before you venture here however, do keep in mind that this is about as natural as it gets (yes, even within a resort): the steam room is a bamboo shack, the outdoor showers about as basic as can be and the walkways connecting the different ‘stations’ are a maze of slippery wooden planks. Making your way from one to the other requires a noticeable balancing act, while avoiding third degree burns on your toes as you walk over boiling hot geysers. This gem is about as authentic as mud pools can get! The rewards are quite impressive. Not only will your skin rejoice at the mineral baths, but the surroundings views are breathtaking and the whole experience bound to go down in history as a fun and unforgettable one.