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Address: Playa Avellanas, Tamarindo, Costa Rica

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Surfers paradise

Thirty minutes south of Tamarindo, rugged roads. Lola's right on the beach, great food, cold beer and great waves right in front of the restaurant. Friendly staff, lots of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Thirty minutes south of Tamarindo, rugged roads. Lola's right on the beach, great food, cold beer and great waves right in front of the restaurant. Friendly staff, lots of families, kids and dogs. Stay awhile and soak in the pura vida energy!!

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Hagerstown, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Our favorite beach. And it has Lola's there. Nice shade to sit in. Great swimming. And we even enjoy the locals who sell their wares. I buy something each time. Just a lot of fun!!!

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Palatine, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

This is a great place to go for several hours; great food, great beach, with tables in the shade or sun

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Miami
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Eat at Lola's (Green papaya salad). Part of me wants them to fix the parking lot, but then everyone will go there.

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Beautiful surfers beach! A local spot 30 min through the mountain out of town. The waves are incredible- 4-6' faces while we were there! Not for beginners. No tourist amenities. But Lola's restaurant on site is amazing and we could stay there all day!

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Florence, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

I loved all of Costarica especially Monteverde (hanging bridges and canopy), Tortuguero, Poaz Volcan. I also enjoyed the beaches and the Ocean, but...for people like me not going surfing, bathing and swimming is a bit hard !

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Westlake, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

The waves were really great here the three days we went to it. 4-6 feet and very clean conditions. Get a smoothy at the on beach restaurant which is very good as well.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

A beautiful quiet beach with stunning views and a place to do yoga. The road to get here is a little bumpy but certainly worth the shake rattle and rol. We didn't get a chance to visit Lola's but I really wish we did as it looked so lovely. I loved the whole day here at this beach it is... More 

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Devon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Just stunning - the road to Avellanes has been improved from it's "worst road in Costa Rica - Lonely Planet" and now it's much improved. Lola's bar/restaurant is beautiful - good service, good food, fair prices and a St Tropez situation....and then there is Lola the pig! Would recommend this place to anyone.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

not for beginners, you need to pay for parking, bathrooms not on beach, BUT the waves were the real deal.

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Address: Address: Playa Avellanas, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Tamarindo  >  Playa Avellanas

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