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Playa Avellanes

Address: Playa Avellanas, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Is a large sandy beach with good surf and very few people unlike playa Tamarindo. Restaurant on beach called Lola's excellent.

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Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

I loved Avellanes, I have been going for 10 years. It has become more crowded recently, but it doesn't matter because its one of the most serene beautiful beaches in Guanacaste. Between the epic scenery, the great surf and Lolas, what could be better? I give it a 10.

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Fairfax, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Grabbed shuttle from Tamarindo for only $5.00 each way... great way to explore a different beach outside of Tamarindo cheap!

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Regina, Canada
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196 reviews 196 reviews
38 attraction reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

This is an absolutely beautiful stretch of beach. There was a good mix of waves and calmer areas to swim in. It was fun to watch all the surfers and as the tide came in, they got closer and closer. The beach is a fantastic walking beach. One of the nicest beaches we have been to in Costa Rica. We... More 

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Wilmington, Delaware
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Very peaceful beach away from the crowds in Tamarindo. Lola's is a great place to eat and watch the waves. Good surfing here or up the beach at Little Hawaiis

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Rome, Italy
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Loved Playa Avellanas, the beach was beautiful, great for long walks and beautiful sunset. It's also a famous surf spot for beginners and experts. It's so easy to get to the beach by a surf shuttle (Avellanas Express) from Tamarindo just for 5$.

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North Oaks, Minnesota
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

We started at Lola's (South End)and walked north across the river to the Hacienda Pinilla. Walked in there and got drinking water....sat by the pool a while...nice. Caught a crab in the river...it latched on to my crocs and wouldn't let go....glad it did clamp on to me as that would have really hurt.

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Province of Heredia, Costa Rica
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

I´m Costarican and thought i seen them all, but Avellanas is a beautiful place where you can have some fun under the sun, relax or go surfing and have a great vacation time at an amazing beach

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Escazu, Costa Rica
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136 reviews 136 reviews
24 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

great surf, lots of sand to relax and suntan. A restaurant with wifi right beside the beach. No rocks of the beach either, great for children, pets and families

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Kansas City, Missouri
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

This is a fairly small beach with a major restaurant/joint Lola's. Very crowded with people coming here either for surfing or for Lola's. Like many other places in CR, you will be driving here on an unpaved tiny road.

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