Trip Planner: Central America / Costa Rica / Province of Guanacaste / Tamarindo / Playa Avellanas / Playa Avellana
Surfers will want to go off the beaten path and head to Playa Avellana, a laid-back white sand beach with world-class waves up to 5.5 m (18 ft) tall. Locally known as "Little Hawaii" the beach is popular with surfers of all skill levels who flock to the secluded stretch of sand at high tide. Because of the strong currents swimming not recommended, but the beach is good for lounging. Hang out at the iconic bar and restaurant hidden in the thick shade of palm trees, where a resident pig named Lola will welcome you. To visit Playa Avellana on your holiday in Tamarindo, and find out what else Tamarindo has to offer, use our Tamarindo.
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Playa Avellana Reviews
Possibly the most beautiful beach in the world! Must visit Lolas restsurant for cocktails at sunset! more »
We caught one of the most amazing sunsets here. Just an absolutely stunning beach, one not to be missed. We were here in the off-season, and it was pretty busy. I imagine it gets really crowded... more »
I would seriously recommend this site. The sand on the beaches are simply divine and incredibly soft. My daughter did get stung by a jellyfish and she was in a lot of pain, but the REST of the nature was a marvel to witness. My kids had a blast! Overall, it was a great experience with my family. Definitely loved it.
I just wanted to say that people have been miss labeling this beach as Playa avellanas but in fact playa avellanas is past the estuary closer to Lola's and Cabinas las olas, this beach is not Playa Avellanas and should be changed to playa mansita because people are getting them confused
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