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Playa Avellana

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“beautiful beach”(93 reviews)
“dirt road”(19 reviews)
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Playa Avellanas, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
+506 8907 9270
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 13 August 2015

This beach has beautiful sand and clear blue water. Waves are good depending on the tide for surfers but is always perfect for a beach day- just watch out for the rocks. It is also close to Lola's which is a great restaurant.

3  Thank Amanda D
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 30 April 2017

This beach is off the beaten path. Very remote, mostly frequented by surfers. It's absolutely beautiful, but beware of thieves. It is extremely hot and there is very little shade, so you might be tempted to put your things under the bit of shade under...More

4  Thank AnneMaree619
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

AVOID THIS BEACH. IF YOU DO GO, BE VERY CAREFUL. THERE ARE THIEVES. We were excited to check out this beach. We left our hotel in our little rental 4x4 (which you will need to get to the beach). The road to the beach is...More

1  Thank ryanfromcanada1
Reviewed 5 days ago

great surfing and beach. I would choose this beach over tamarindo any day. it's much more quiet, so not so many options for food. but Lola's and Mauna Loa are better than most restauants in tamarindo anyways.

Thank dwfresh
Reviewed 5 days ago

The beach is beautiful, but getting there from Tamarindo was the worst driving experience I have ever been in.

Thank Sam I
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful beach , uncrowded with great waves. Our surfing instructor from youarecostarica took us here when Tamarindo go too crowded -- great alternative.

Thank Ray G
Reviewed 6 October 2018

Only had drinks, but the atmosphere is amazing. This is more or less the only game in town I am aware of. Wish I could have stayed longer.

Thank Hmbccb
Reviewed 5 October 2018

just check out Avellanas, great food, awesome vibes. This beach is endless, mangroves and palmtrees for shade, no big hotels, simply nature

Thank Luis Z
Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

Great spot for surf offering various breaks. Overhead outside break at Little Hawaii or snapping shore break and in between. Take a cooler. Expensive drinks availble at a small bar. Usually a local with cold coconut water fresh for a $1. No bathrooms. Good shade...More

Thank Michael C
Reviewed 13 September 2018

This was a good beach for finding shells and surfing. It was south of Tamarindo and was much less crowded and touristy. There was shade, but you have to drive down a really bumpy unpaved road to get there.

Thank Shelleyash
Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

Came here with my brother and a friend. To get there some complicated earth roads. The beach is very nice with a lot of waves for surfing

Thank Alejandro Z
Reviewed 5 September 2018

Special beach for those special waves to surf. And watch the sunset in an incrible way. It is approximately 20 minutes from tamarind beach

Thank azolimag
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21 March 2018|
Response from onigetnom | Reviewed this property |
Not sure about the Zip line. There is not much at Playa Avelenas. The airport is about 1 hour 45 mins away, and the roads are not all paved into the beach area. I would definitely stop for groceries on the way in, to... More
21 March 2018|
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Response from ST-in-NYC | Reviewed this property |
Sorry if you already got your answer. If you’re passing by any of the major towns like Tamarindo or Santa Cruz, stock up there. Near Tamarindo at Villa Real is a great fruit stand. The two supermarkets near Villa Real north... More
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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.