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Address: Playa Avellanas, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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Most chilled beach in the area

Such an awesome place. You can really do whatever you fancy here. There is good surf, and miles of beach to spread out on and never feel crowded. A restaurant at the top next to... read more

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Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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7 reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Such an awesome place. You can really do whatever you fancy here. There is good surf, and miles of beach to spread out on and never feel crowded. A restaurant at the top next to the parking that you do not want to miss (Lola's) and amazing sunsets...a piece of paradise...what more could you ask for?

Thank rachaelmarykershaw
West Hartford, Connecticut
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40 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My family and I loved Playa Avellana. An absolutely beautiful beach with plenty of room to enjoy yourself. The water and waves were excellent too. Stay near the beginning to experience lots of local Costa Rican culture or to grab lunch at Lola's. Or stroll down to the right a ways and you'll have the beach to yourself...get some shade... More 

Thank patedugan
Level Contributor
15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We visited here because of the proximity to Tamarindo. Attempted to go to the beach but it was insanely busy, I come from the New Jersey shore an dit made our 4th of July look like nothing. The "free parking" at the beach was manned by some local who only charges tourists so be careful. Definitely did not feel comfortable... More 

Thank Larry O
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24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went during Easter week so this place was crowded and the beach only has ONE restaurant - Lolla, which is really good

Thank Vivian V
Cypress, Texas
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent meal, excellent wait staff. A great atmosphere to sit on the beach, have a wonderful meal, and watch the surfers and/or just people watch! Delicious Mojito!

Thank Monica W
Level Contributor
12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed a full day at Playa Avellana, starting with breakfast at Beach Box and a coating of sunscreen. We set up under a tree (near a group of locals, who gladly shared the available shade), and then headed into the surf. Our tween sons body surfed and jumped the waves, built sand castles, and walked as far as they... More 

Thank Susan S
Orlando, Florida
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2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great waves for the intermediate to expert surfer and fantastic restaurant on the beach for surfer families to hang out...Lola's. Everyone's so kind and the beach is beautiful!!

Thank Kathie A
New York City, New York
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a super prestine beach with awesome views and gorgeous, lush scenery. The waves are great for surfing (I'm intermediate level)...the swell was perfect when I was there...

Thank amandacostello82
New York
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14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the closest beaches to the Secrets Resort. It looked crowded, run down,, heavy traffic. I did not think of it as a destination in itsekf

Thank alfredo
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78 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a quiet beach for surfing! This is really a quiet beach compared to other places I have visited. The surf was great for surfing on our first trip, but it was pretty calm on our second.

Thank Katie K

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