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Playa Avellana

Playa Avellanas, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
+506 6267 5013
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Peaceful at this time of the year

Visited the beach during our vacation. Very peaceful during the shoulder season between wet and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Harry E
Springfield, Illinois
Excellent Surfing Beach

If you love to surf, this beach is a must! The sand is soft, the waves are big, and it’s a great... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Elaine L
Boise, Idaho
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Playa Avellanas, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
+506 6267 5013
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Visited the beach during our vacation. Very peaceful during the shoulder season between wet and dry.

Thank Harry E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you love to surf, this beach is a must! The sand is soft, the waves are big, and it’s a great place to spend the day with family and friends.

Thank Elaine L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a perfect location for surfers, families, young groups... Really enjoyed the weather and walking in the beach.

Thank timothybrown72
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So, surf is good here, with bigger waves and longer runs, but rip currents are something to be aware of. Lola's is the place to be, right on the beach, serving great food and drinks. Reasonable. Don 't forget to say hi to Lolita, the...More

Thank Lori K
Reviewed November 1, 2017

The beach in front of Lola's is a little more crowded, but if you walk to the right as you face the ocean, you will find some large expanses of sand about a half km down the beach that you can have all to yourself...More

Thank Daryl F
Reviewed October 11, 2017

GF and I visited fm Tamerindo with our rental car. We do not surf but still enjoyed playing in the surf and relaxing on beautiful beach. Drive was appx 30 minutes with AWD probably a bit longer with 2WD but possible. Attendants will watch your...More

Thank Nyle C
Reviewed September 20, 2017

I was told by locals to go surf at Playa Avellana, as I just started surfing when I arrived in Costa Rica. The beach was slightly crowded for surfing, but if you walked further down it was prime. The waves were constant and just perfect...More

Thank Kate D
Reviewed September 20, 2017 via mobile

Playa Avellana is a gorgeous clean beach. A great place to play in the waves and sunbath. In the rainy season there are few people on the beach.

1  Thank luckygrl2016
Reviewed September 9, 2017 via mobile

Do explore the trail shown in the picture! After crossing the entrance to the beach, turn right and walk for a few hundred meters to get to the trail. The change of landscape was pretty amazing -- at the entrance and the end of the...More

1  Thank Rachel Z
Reviewed September 9, 2017

We wanted to give our two teenagers a chance to learn to surf and avoid the tourist crowds of Tamarindo. We made the easy 90 minute drive down from our condo in Playa Coco with plenty of time for the start of class with Avellanas...More

Thank mdcarlson
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Sue G
February 10, 2016|
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Response from Lynne C | Reviewed this property |
I don't know . We were staying in Tamarindo and drove around. If you stay in Tamarindo you can walk to the beaches.
February 1, 2016|
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Response from Rob H | Reviewed this property |
I would recommend contacting Iguana Surf they are in Tamarindo. They can rent you a board and make arrangement to get you there, they can also provide you an instructor if you wish. I would suggest staying in Tamarindo... More