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Address: Playa Avellanas, Tamarindo, Costa Rica

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Busy beach ,huge waves nice sand.

It gets quite busy but other beaches are quieter so nice for a change. Huge waves and great for surfing , keep kids in near the sand as quite dangerous currents and waves great... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Ted T
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It gets quite busy but other beaches are quieter so nice for a change. Huge waves and great for surfing , keep kids in near the sand as quite dangerous currents and waves great fun but you need to be sensible when swimming. It has a reasonable bar and restaurant called Lola's which is nice for lunch..but dont be in... More 

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Thank Ted T
Playa Langosta, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a large beach that is relatively secluded from the typical tourist crowd. The road getting here is very bumpy but its worth the trip.

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Hayward, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Avellana (Avellenas) is a really nice beach for surfers and for swimming and for families. The sand is nice and soft, the slope into the water is very gentle, the beach is really long so there is plenty of room for everyone to spread out. The parking area is small at Lolas, and parking spills out onto the narrow roads.... More 

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Thank MackStWgns
Irvine, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Walk from JW Marriott takes 20-35 minutes - can rent surfboards (good selection / quality) from Mauricio at Lola's restaurant. Surf breaks ranging from beginner to advanced - low crowds - AWESOME!!

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Thank reidhome
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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The beach itself was very nice but we didn't spend much time on it because we were playing in the waves almost the whole time. We went to the beach with our teenagers and spent several hours each day just playing in the waves. There were quite a few surfers there each time but there's plenty of room for everyone.... More 

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Thank Ann M
Greenwich, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Thanks to Sebastian and Kelly's surf shop for taking us and teaching us how to surf this amazing place. It is only 20 minutes from Tamarindo but what a great way to start the day surfing at 7 am!!!! Great place!

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Xenia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

To get here it is not on the beaten path but the new highway from Tamarindo helps. However, you will take gravel roads for several miles. A lot of surfing on the beach and care free lifestyle here. Don't expect the amenities that surround other local beaches. The sand is tan and nice.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited Playa Avellanas on Wednesday August 3. Entered from Lola's. Great beach. Long, must be two or three miles long. Surf able waves the entire length. I set up at the part called The Parking Lot. Spent over two hours in the water and it was one four or five foot wave after the other. No let up. Few people... More 

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1 Thank Jim G
San Jose, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice beach but it lacks facilities especially for young children. The waves are rough and there is not enough shade. If traveling with small children it might not be the best choice.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Slow getting there as a dirt road but worth it as it is not crowded. Recommend having a drink or eating at Lola's only restaurant there with clean bathroom facilities.

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