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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  • My husband and I came to this beach to surf. We are both beginners and it was a wonderful beach for this! The waves were consistent and not over powering. There is multiple places to rents board near ...  more »
  • This is a nice place if you like to surf... plenty of beach break friendly. And even a restaurant to regain strength.
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  • The beach is beautiful, there is a bar called Lola´s which is opposite to the sea, very nice but attention 2.5 on a scale of 1 to 10. Don't forget to take your off because mosquitoes bite.
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