Trip Planner: Central America / Costa Rica / Province of Guanacaste / Tamarindo / Playa Avellanas / Playa Avellana
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 trip site .
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Playa Avellana Reviews
Avellana is a beautiful beach and fun for all types. The surf was perfect to cool off and we had fun watching the surfers throughout the day. more »
esta playa es hermosa...a veces en temporadas altas hay mucha gente y deja de tener cierto encanto para mi, pero como playa es hermosa more »This beach is beautiful... sometimes in high seasons there are a lot of people and it stops having a certain charm for me, but as a beach it is beautiful
I would seriously recommend this site. The sand on the beaches are simply divine and incredibly soft. My daughter did get stung by a jellyfish and she was in a lot of pain, but the REST of the nature was a marvel to witness. My kids had a blast! Overall, it was a great experience with my family. Definitely loved it.
I just wanted to say that people have been miss labeling this beach as Playa avellanas but in fact playa avellanas is past the estuary closer to Lola's and Cabinas las olas, this beach is not Playa Avellanas and should be changed to playa mansita because people are getting them confused
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