Playa Avellana, Playa Avellanas

4.7
#2 of 17 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 tourist route planner.
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  • August 16, 2017
    This is an incredible beach surrounded by people who are just having a wonderful time. You can stay all day here. There is a pet pig on site in a pen. We saw early one morning on the beach. You will n...  more »
  • August 9, 2017
    Avellana beach is ideal for surfing. The waves are strong and it has many currents. I do not recommend it for children. There is very little shade and when the tide the piece of sand is reduced enough. The best restaurant Lola's that exist at the beginning of the beach. Good food and service.
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  • August 8, 2017
    Avellanas beach is a 45 min drive from Tamarindo, Guanacaste. The road is not in good shape, a 4x4 is recommended. The beach has lots of space so you can get your own area, no one will disturb you. Th...  more »

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