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. It's fun to watch the surfers or take lessons. Even when it's raining it's beautiful. There is parking and we got to drink from a real coconut.  more »
  • We walked over to the beach after eating at a local fish taco place. It was quiet and very pretty. There weren't a lof of people there and we were able to look at seashells, walk in the water, write i...  more »
  • What a crazy existence! Google Maps had us going to the Marriott resort every chance it could, showing the Playa right in the middle of their development. Finally sheet a few wrong turns and readjustm...  more »