Playa Hermosa in Costa Rica is officially a World Surf Reserve
On Sunday, June 12, Playa Hermosa, a shining gem of a beach in Costa Rica, has officially become a world surf reserve. There are only twelve surf reserves in the world and Playa Hermosa is the first in Central America.
When a beach is designated as a World Surfing Reserve (WSR), a few important things happen. The WSR program is run by Save the Waves Coalition, and the goal is to recognize exceptional waves around the world, and then protect the key environmental, cultural, economic, and cultural attributes of the region in which they exist.