Playa Avellana, Playa Avellanas
(4.7/5 based on 700+ reviews on the web)
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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  • We stayed at Hotel Mauna Loa for 6 nights and spent everyday at this beach. The beach is beautiful - the kids swam at low tide, there were some nice small waves to learn to surf on (beach break ). The...  more »
  • Playa Avellana is that special beach that's out of the way of everything....and I mean everything, but so worth the drive. I can't tell you how to get there because we went with friends that knew the ...  more »
  • Lola's is it in Avellanas! Worth the trip with free Costa Rican massage on the way. Husband took surf lessons and spent the day in the water. I had a massage on the beach, price was good and massage w...  more »

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