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Playa Avellana

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“beautiful beach”(92 reviews)
“beach box”(13 reviews)
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Playa Avellanas, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Only had drinks, but the atmosphere is amazing. This is more or less the only game in town I am aware of. Wish I could have stayed longer.

Thank Hmbccb
Reviewed 1 week ago

just check out Avellanas, great food, awesome vibes. This beach is endless, mangroves and palmtrees for shade, no big hotels, simply nature

Thank Luis Z
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great spot for surf offering various breaks. Overhead outside break at Little Hawaii or snapping shore break and in between. Take a cooler. Expensive drinks availble at a small bar. Usually a local with cold coconut water fresh for a $1. No bathrooms. Good shade...More

Thank Michael C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a good beach for finding shells and surfing. It was south of Tamarindo and was much less crowded and touristy. There was shade, but you have to drive down a really bumpy unpaved road to get there.

Thank Shelleyash
Reviewed 11 September 2018 via mobile

Came here with my brother and a friend. To get there some complicated earth roads. The beach is very nice with a lot of waves for surfing

Thank Alejandro Z
Reviewed 6 September 2018

Special beach for those special waves to surf. And watch the sunset in an incrible way. It is approximately 20 minutes from tamarind beach

Thank azolimag
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

This is a fairly quiet beach used more by locals than others. No facilities apart from Lola’s. Lots of surfing and one surf school. Waves were for beginners and mostly intermediates. Very clean beach, restaurant on beach called Lola’s for lunch. Parking is tight and...More

Thank t0nybythesea
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

We specifically chose to stay (twice) at the JW Marriott Guanacaste, as it’s an amazing resort just a 10-30 minute walk along the sand from the fabulous surf breaks of Avellanas beach! Ranging from beginner spots (in front of Lola’s restaurant), to moderate-skill at the...More

Thank reidhome
Reviewed 17 August 2018

You can get here by driving on a dirt/mud road as there is a reasonable amount of parking or walk from the nearby Marriott-plex. Excellent waves with lots of locals surfing. A few surf "shops" are on the beach and we tried one for a...More

1  Thank BoCoMoTiger
Reviewed 13 August 2018

Do yourself a favor when you are in the Huacas/Tamarindo area. Follow the signs to Avellana beach, find Lola's and order something to eat. The food is pretty good and the seating under the plethora of Royal Palms is awesome.

Thank Terry S
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21 March 2018|
Response from onigetnom | Reviewed this property |
Not sure about the Zip line. There is not much at Playa Avelenas. The airport is about 1 hour 45 mins away, and the roads are not all paved into the beach area. I would definitely stop for groceries on the way in, to... More
21 March 2018|
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Response from ST-in-NYC | Reviewed this property |
Sorry if you already got your answer. If you’re passing by any of the major towns like Tamarindo or Santa Cruz, stock up there. Near Tamarindo at Villa Real is a great fruit stand. The two supermarkets near Villa Real north... More
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11 February 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.