Costa Rica is a magical place where magical things happen. You want peace, serenity, beautiful waterfalls, and monkeys in your backyard, then Costa Rica is your dream world!
I had been to Costa Rica before while backpacking through Central America years ago. After flying into San José (Country Capital), I had been able to make it to popular places like, Puerto Viejo, La Fortuna, Montezuma, Monteverde, and Tamarindo. This time however, the agenda was a bit different. Instead of traveling through the country, I’d settle, and learn more about just one part.
Flying into Liberia this time around, the destination would be a small beach community along the northern pacific located in Costa Rica’s popular Guanacaste Province called Playa Hermosa.
We didn’t really plan our days out like most travelers would. We figured, along with a few general area google searches, we would rent a vehicle and figure the rest out by asking locals on their suggestions, then go from there. In ALL my travels I have yet to put much into the pre-planning. I’ve found the most up to date and useful information always comes from the locals.
From the top you’re able to feel the depth and true power of Llanos De Cortez. Soak up the amazing view while you listen to the sounds as the water breaks into it’s fall.
Just few feet away you come upon a path leading to a much smaller yet beautiful waterfall that has a coziness to it.
A few years earlier while visiting Montezuma I did a MUCH (40 feet) higher jump that made big news later when Patriots Super Bowl Champion NFL Quarterback Tom Brady also did while staying in Montezuma Falls, Costa Rica. [See Below]
Playa Penca, mostly know as a locals beach, is one of Playa Hermosa best kept secrets, that really isn’t a secret. Spectacular one of a kind views, blue oceans at a perfect November temperature. You`ll need a vehicle to get you up and down steep (sometimes dangerous) rocky hills. Once through the rocky unpaved path you discover a secluded gem of a beach. Bring your own food and berverages and of course a good book to soak up this majestic scenery