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Playa Avellana

Playa Avellanas, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
+506 6267 5013
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OK place to stop by

Not anything amazing, just another beach to walk along. It is possible to surf there, but nearby... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Ontario, Canada
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 6 days ago
Harry E
Springfield, Illinois
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  • Average5%
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Playa Avellanas, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
+506 6267 5013
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Reviewed yesterday

Not anything amazing, just another beach to walk along. It is possible to surf there, but nearby Tamarindo is better choice. There is a nicely situated restaurant with hammocks and a bar, but prices are steep, we settled for chilled refreshing young coconut from a...More

Thank Bo1969
Reviewed 6 days ago

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

Thank Harry E
Reviewed 2 weeks 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 3 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 2 November 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 12 October 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 21 September 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 20 September 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 10 September 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
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Sue G
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.
1 February 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
13 January 2016|
Response from Marco M | Reviewed this property |
If you want go to Playa Avellanas from Tamarindo you can take the Avellanas Express Beach Shuttle in front of Neptuno Surf Shop, next Agua Disco, with 12$ roundtrip. You can check the schedule in Facebook Page 'Avellanas... More
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