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Hermosa's extensive and beautiful beach, which is located a few minutes south of the town of Jaco, in the Central Pacific, is known worldwide for its spectacular waves for surfing. Its numerous beach breaks, distributed along more than 8 kilometers of sand of volcanic origin, offer the Surfer an unparalleled experience, with waves guaranteed for 300 of the 365 days of the year.

Playa Hermosa is 8 kilometers long, where there are many points to surf. The beach offers the surfer fast, powerful and hollow waves that break to the right and left on a sandy bottom. The waves are short up to 50 meters on a normal day, while on a good day it can reach up to 150 meters. The best time to surf at Terraza Hermosa Beach is during the middle tide going up with swell west or southwest.

The Billabong ISA Surf Tournament has been held at Playa Hermosa, which is the largest event ever held in the area.