Playa Avellana, Tamarindo

#5 of 28 in Beaches in Province of Guanacaste
Beach · Nature / Park
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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  • Went to yoga (above Lola's restaurant) and loved the class and the atmosphere (overlooking the beach). Stayed for lunch, which was delicious and the staff was so friendly. We stayed on the beach...  more »
  • Great waves for body surfing. We would have visited every day if we could! Don't miss eating at Lola's.  more »
  • I would seriously recommend this site. The sand on the beaches are simply divine and incredibly soft. My daughter did get stung by a jellyfish and she was in a lot of pain, but the REST of the nature was a marvel to witness. My kids had a blast! Overall, it was a great experience with my family. Definitely loved it.
  • I just wanted to say that people have been miss labeling this beach as Playa avellanas but in fact playa avellanas is past the estuary closer to Lola's and Cabinas las olas, this beach is not Playa Avellanas and should be changed to playa mansita because people are getting them confused

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