Due to its proximity to San Jose, this is one of the most popular day trips for Costa Ricans living in the capital city that want to visit a beach. It is especially busy on weekends and holidays. (This was the case during our stop this week since Costa Rican school children are on their 2 week summer break from July 4th to 15).
Before 1992, Playa Herradura was just another quiet fishing beach town. It became very popular when the 1992 movie “1492” starring Gerrard Depardieu as Christopher Columbus, was filmed here. Playa Herradura's fame took another big leap in 1999 when Los Suenos Marriott Hotel and Resort was constructed. With the hotel/resort, came a splurge of growth in this area due to the harbor, proximity to
Playa Herradura has a nice calm vibe to it, but it is definitely not the most attractive beach I've seen in
|Playa Herradura with Los Suenos Resort Homes on the adjacent hillside|
|Cris and I having one of the campers take our picture at Playa Herradura|
|Some of the campers on Playa Herradura|