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Address: Playa Avellanas, Tamarindo, Costa Rica

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Excellent surf beach for intermediates

Beautiful beach. Quite isolated with few services. A couple of restaurants and one two star surf hotel.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Montreal, Canada
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Montreal, Canada
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29 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful beach. Quite isolated with few services. A couple of restaurants and one two star surf hotel.

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San Anselmo, California
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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really beautiful and fun spot to hang-out and have a beach day. The road there is a bit of an adventure in its own right, but the ride back to Tamarido was less bumpy than the ride out. Good times for sure and well worth the visit.

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice secluded beach. We sat beachside at Lola's. Decent prices, food and drinks. Great for surfing and relaxed romantic day at the beach.

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Freeman, South Dakota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The beach here is just one of the best in the area. If you're staying nearby, this is definitely worth the trip. There's great surfing, swimming, and ample room to walk, sit, or do whatever. This is a great beach for everyone.

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5 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

loved this beach, but the drive from tamarindo was a bit exhausting, during our drive to the beach through the country side our gps signal went out several times, we missed a right because our GPS froze and we ended up getting lost, but that didnt stop us and we pulled through, it was all worth with when we arrived... More 

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Navarre, Florida
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As a surfer, this place is paradise!!! Every kinda break from super steep reef breaks to soft beach breaks! Amazing place to spend the day!!

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Playa Avellanas, Costa Rica
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5 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This beach is magical, please do yourself a favor if you are visiting Tamarindo and make a trip over to Avellana. No nightlife at all so don't come looking to party all night. This is the relaxed vibe at its best. Be sure to stop at The Beach Box for some great food after your time on the beach or... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Niece and nephew surfed here and the waves were perfect. Lola, the pig is the big attraction. They make great smoothies at the cafe. Beautiful walk through to Las Olas cabins.

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1 Thank Geraldine C
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved Tamarindo, but it was nice to have change of pace in Avellana. Avellana was great for surfing and it is just a beautiful place to spend the day.

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New York City, New York
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very different from the hustle and bustle of Tamarindo Beach. It's much calmer. Our day was overcast so I didn't enjoy it as much as others have but it was still a very nice day to read a book and have a couple of drinks. The only reason I didn't give the beach higher ratings was the drive from Tamarindo... More 

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