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Playa Avellanes

Tamarindo, Costa Rica, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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Ranked #5 of 16 Attractions in Tamarindo
Type: Beaches
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san diego, ça
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

While we stayed in Tamarindo, we knew in advance that we wanted to explore this, and other beaches to the north and south of us. This was our favorite - surf boards and boogie boards are rented from a small, canopy tent, so no touristy vibe here - it's all local, and all chill. Long beach for walking if you're... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Avellanes is an incredible beach. It is HUGE, beautiful, not too crowded and the waves are fantastic. There is a small parking lot with a very friendly attendant (pay 1000 colones when you leave) who will pull fresh water up from a well so you can rinse off/wash your feet before you leave. Lola's restaurant has delicious food and you... More

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Los Angeles, California
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133 reviews 133 reviews
62 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

This is a great beach to go to to get away from the people. Nice sand to walk a long distance. This beach is very welcoming but not touristy.

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San Francisco, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Beautiful beach about 20 minutes from downtown Tamarindo. The waves were great for body surfing. There is a great restaurant called Lola's that has food and drinks and bathrooms! If you are interested in surfing there is a surf store about 1Km before you get to the beach and one guy at the beach offering lessons. Perfect day to grab... More

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Costa Rica
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I'm from Costa Rica and I go to Guanacaste a few times a year. This is by far my favorite beach in the area, do not miss it.

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Edmonton, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Very long white sand beach with a low slope and great waves. Water was very warm and fun for boogie boarding.

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Mill Valley, California
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42 reviews 42 reviews
17 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Playa Avellanes is a beautiful beach at the end of a dusty dirt round just south of Tamarindo. The water is a beautiful azul blue color with tide pools and an idyllic sandy beach. It is frequented by locals and tourists and even though we visited during the green season it was pretty busy. Probably given it's location to Tamarindo.... More

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Bay Shore, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We spent a day at Avellanes and I'm so happy we made the trip from Tamarindo. It's only about 25 minutes away and very easy to find with the road signage. We plugged it into our GPS, but it kept sending us the wrong way so we gave up on it. You don't need it anyway. The water was crystal... More

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Tigard, Oregon
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 via mobile

Might have given it a four star rating if I wasn't so hype by all of the reviews. I've been on a month long journey of Costa Rica and Panama (2nd in three years) and had heard a lot about this beach. It didn't live up to my expectations especially given the difficulty it is to get to. Don't get... More

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Monrovia, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We stayed at the JW Marriott so this beach is close by and accessible from with the gated compound. This beach has good surfing and is less rocky then the beach at JW. JW guests also have access to the beach bar and grille at the Haciende Pinilla.

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