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Address: Playa Avellanas, Tamarindo, Costa Rica

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Day at the beach

Playa Avellana is a beach as good as any. A big part of it consists of a reef which isn't really optimal for neither swimming, snorkeling nor surfing. Other part of the beach is... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Linus J
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Playa Avellana is a beach as good as any. A big part of it consists of a reef which isn't really optimal for neither swimming, snorkeling nor surfing. Other part of the beach is very suitable for surfing. Besides the very nice restaurant Lola's, Playa Avellana doesn't really offer anything special. However, bring some picnic (or grab lunch at Lola's),... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Better vibe than Tamarindo, less touristy and much better surf. Road is no as bad as some say, just need to pick the right line (follow the Tourist Buses, they know the smooth stuff.) Take a walk, forget about your problems and get at Lola's.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

When I was in Costa Rica I went there almost every day with a shuttle from Tamarindo "Avellanas Express" 12$ round trip! Great spots and amazing atmosphere!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

fun spot to have a drink and a surf. LOLAs is good for lunch or drinks 'til 5pm. Walk down the beach to the Mangrove bridge is fun too.

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Kelowna, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We did not know about the area at all before leaving Canada ... Once in Tamarindo our friend told us about Playa Avellana and the nice surfing to be done there .... You want to book some surfing lessons with Mauricio Ortega and his team ... What a bunch of nice people and good surfers as well .... And Lola's... More 

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Chur, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to surf. At the southern side there is a easygoing beach break. The spot at the river mouth works good at mid-low tide and the best spot is Little Hawaii at the north side. We found it works best a low to mid tide.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I came to this beach to surf. We are both beginners and it was a wonderful beach for this! The waves were consistent and not over powering. There is multiple places to rents board near here and also usually people around willing to give lessons. It was not too crowded when we went and has a large... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

I booked this vacation for the sole purpose of learning how to surf. Love the beach, the waves, Lola's and especially Dave and Erica at Casa Surf. Not much in the way of development, still a quiet paradise!

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016 via mobile

The drive here was bumpy and interesting since we didn't have GPS. That said, we got there just fine and it was well worth it! Man, what a gorgeous beach! Someone offered to "watch our car" for a fee. We declined and just parked close to the water. We had no problems. The beach bar was really cool, though we... More 

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Florence, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016

This beach when you arrive on low tide go to the left of the parking lot and you will find a swimming pool with low calm water to snorkel in.. Instead to the right of the beach you can find some fantastic waves for surfing or boogy In front of the restaurant its too rocky for me...

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