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“I love this place” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Playa Avellanes

Playa Avellanes
Playa Avellanas, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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Type: Beaches, Outdoors
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canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
200 helpful votes 200 helpful votes
“I love this place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

great waves
love lola
you can walk for miles alone
its beautiful and quiet and a change from the more crowded tamarindo

Visited March 2014
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Austin, Texas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Beautiful day on the beach”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Lovely beach not far from Tamarindo. Lola's is a great beach restaurant, and you must check it out when you visit there. The beach is secluded and not as crowded as its neighboring ones to the north. But the road there is awful.

Visited March 2014
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Stockton, California
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Stunning beach - "little Hawaii".”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

This beach is beautiful, expansive and referred to as Little Hawaii by local surfers. Because of it's somewhat remote location, it's not uncommon to have beach all to yourself. The water is warm and the waves inviting. Swimming is great without the rocky features of other nearby beaches. We were often the only ones on the entire beach at the North end of Avellanes, closest to the Beach Club at Hacienda Pinilla. It's worth the trek to find this beach. We were there every day of our weeklong stay in the Tamarindo area.

Visited February 2014
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Scottsdale
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“LOVE Lolita the pig!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

This beach is a bit of trek. My friend and I rented a scooter and drove about 20 minutes away to this beach. There is only one restaurant Lola's and it's great! They are completely organic and extremely health conscious. They also have a 524 pound pig name Lolita that they feed all the leftovers to. :) It's a beautiful beach and Lola's and their hammocks made it completely worth the trek!

Visited February 2014
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Athens, Greece
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“so beautiful, so relaxing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Playa Avellanes is a beautiful beach -blue sea and white sand-where you can swim, surf, ride a horse or just find a nice big shade under the big trees and sit there relax by watching the rest of the people. You can always go to Lola's for great drinks and food.
May be the way there is longer and dustier that other beaches but is totally worth it

Visited January 2014
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