Playa Avellana, Playa Avellanas

(4.7/5 based on 800+ 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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  • Spent three days on this incredible beach. Prestine, relaxed, local. Mauricio was our surf teacher - incredible! Find him!  more »
  • Finally some peace and quiet. No more horns and near death pass attempts. Time to kick back with a couple of fresh fish tacos and a few cervezas. They don't have 40's here, they have litros!!! Pura Vi...  more »
  • This beach was amazing. The surfers loved the waves and we loved watching them catching the big ones right before sunset. Lola's lived up to my high expectations. Come hungry.  more »