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Playa Avellana

Playa Avellanas, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
+506 6267 5013
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Enjoyable even if you do not surf

GF and I visited fm Tamerindo with our rental car. We do not surf but still enjoyed playing in the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Nyle C
Another beautiful beach in CR

I was told by locals to go surf at Playa Avellana, as I just started surfing when I arrived in... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Kate D
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“dirt road” (17 reviews)
Playa Avellanas, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
+506 6267 5013
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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.

Thank luckygrl2016
Reviewed 9 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

Thank Rachel Z
Reviewed 9 September 2017

We wanted to give our two teenagers a chance to learn to surf and avoid the tourist crowds of Tamarindo. We made the easy 90 minute drive down from our condo in Playa Coco with plenty of time for the start of class with Avellanas...More

Thank mdcarlson
Reviewed 4 September 2017

45 minute drive from Tamarindo. 28 minutes on a washboard road with good sized holes that slow the drive once you leave the paved road.

Thank LawrenceV419
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

Wonderful and uncrowded...great bar food. Fabulous surfing and nearby tide pools. If you are staying at Hacienda Pinella you pay $10 pp to get in but you get it back in food or drink Great pool for lounging. I loved it.

Thank G W
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

We drove from Tamarindo. The road was rough in our rental sedan, but we were so glad we went. I would recommend dining at Lola's, a sustainable and delicious restaurant on the beach.

Thank Erin042781
Reviewed 16 August 2017

This is an incredible beach surrounded by people who are just having a wonderful time. You can stay all day here. There is a pet pig on site in a pen. We saw early one morning on the beach. You will not her often. Also...More

Thank sfnativ458
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Avellanas beach is a 45 min drive from Tamarindo, Guanacaste. The road is not in good shape, a 4x4 is recommended. The beach has lots of space so you can get your own area, no one will disturb you. There is only one restaurant/bar that...More

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Sue G
10 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