Playa Avellana, Playa Avellanas

4.6
#4 of 93 in Outdoors in Tamarindo
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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  • AVOID THIS BEACH. IF YOU DO GO, BE VERY CAREFUL. THERE ARE THIEVES. We were excited to check out this beach. We left our hotel in our little rental 4x4 (which you will need to get to the beach). The r...  more »
  • great surfing and beach. I would choose this beach over tamarindo any day. it's much more quiet, so not so many options for food. but Lola's and Mauna Loa are better than most restauants in tamarindo ...  more »
  • The beach is beautiful, but getting there from Tamarindo was the worst driving experience I have ever been in.  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.
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  • The best surf beach. Nice feelings
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