Playa Avellana, Tamarindo

4.6
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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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  • Nice comfortable beach for most part. We decided to pay $30 to have an umbrella and 2 lounge chairs and drink/ snack service from Jeffrey from Lolas Beach has a big hidden rocky area that can make... 
    Nice comfortable beach for most part. We decided to pay $30 to have an umbrella and 2 lounge chairs and drink/ snack service from Jeffrey from Lolas Beach has a big hidden rocky area that can make...  more »
  • We loved this beach! It was a little out of the way, but super clean with friendly locals, great surfing for my boyfriend and shady spots for me. Lola’s even has hammocks they let you use under their....  more
    We loved this beach! It was a little out of the way, but super clean with friendly locals, great surfing for my boyfriend and shady spots for me. Lola’s even has hammocks they let you use under their....  more »
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  • Beautiful beach! Plan to stay here next time to Costa Rica 🇨🇷
  • gorgeous, with relatively few folks on it.

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