Playa Avellana, Playa Avellanas

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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 tourist route planner.
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  • Beautiful and quiet beach (in comparison to Tamarindo). 20 minute drive from tamarindo, with it partially being dirt road (with a few potholes). But overall worth the trip. Lola's has a great view for...  more »
  • Excelente playa para surf, las olas son increíbles te diviertes mucho viendo la gente practicar y metiéndote al mar a sentir las increíbles olas que llegan, recomendado llevar boggies para divertirse ...  more »
  • The place is fantastic ... but Americans ... brought over there ... America!! Crowded, noisy and very expencive everywhere. 

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