Playa Avellana, Playa Avellanas

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#4 of 18 in Beaches in Province of Guanacaste
Surfers will want to go off the beaten path and head to Playa Avellana, a laid-back white sand beach with world-class waves up to 5.5 m (18 ft) tall. Locally known as "Little Hawaii" the beach is popular with surfers of all skill levels who flock to the secluded stretch of sand at high tide. Because of the strong currents swimming not recommended, but the beach is good for lounging. Hang out at the iconic bar and restaurant hidden in the thick shade of palm trees, where a resident pig named Lola will welcome you. To visit Playa Avellana on your holiday in Tamarindo, and find out what else Tamarindo has to offer, use our Tamarindo trip site .
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  • very nice huge beach because a little hard to find, the path is quite complicated but worth the effort.
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  • great reef break for waves, only ok for families and non surfers, better locations north up the beach for that. it is nice to surf and have a restaurant to eat and relax between and post surf sessions...  more »
  • This was a great go to beach with lots of room to spread out. At low tide all the rocks were exposed providing small title pools for the really young ones. There are several great surfing spots that m...  more »

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Where to stay in Tamarindo

The beachfront drag of Calle Central offers the most sought-after accommodations, with mid-range hotels and luxurious private rentals providing desirable views and easy beach access. If you're after something more budget-friendly, look a few streets back from the water for backpacker hostels, guesthouses, and youth-oriented surf clubs.
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