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Playa Hermosa, a black sand beach near Jaco, on the Costa Rican Pacific coast. This portion of the beach is protected as Punta Mala Wildlife Refuge. The refuge was established to preserve nesting habitat for sea turtles especially the Olive Ridley Turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea).
Model release not required. Property release not required.