Playa Avellana, Playa Avellanas

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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  • Wild open left and right handed waves, up to heat high, the water is incredible hot, special place to rest and surfing the entire day.  more »
  • Daily there are buses to the beach, this in particular has serviced beach restaurant and bars, and sellers and chairs with his umbrella. The beach is wide, little shade, and very crowded by the national people. It is convenient to carry the provisions and water, because it is expensive.
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  • A beautiful remote beach about 15 minute drive south from Tamarindo with a wonderful local restaurant, Lola's, who provides a shady spot for delicious food, drinks and rents chairs and umbrellas as we...  more »
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  • Nice place. Probably will be better in a future
  • The best waves....go bodyboarding
  • We spent our lasts afternoon here before flying home out of Liberia. We couldn't have picked a better spot, the waves were huge and the water was warm. Plenty of space to ourselves. We parked on the side of the road by Lola's, no cost. Getting there was a bit bumpy but no problem for our SUV rental, and we saw plenty of people doing it in sedans (but go slowly). If we had redo, we would've gotten there earlier, brought boogie boards for the waves, and gotten to Lola's before the kitchen closed for the day.
  • The best surf beach. Nice feelings
  • Perfect end to a trip
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