Playa Avellana, Playa Avellanas

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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  • absolutely gorgeous beach; plan to pack up everything or make sure Lola's is open as there are no amenities here besides Lola.  more »
  • Untouched beaches, huge waves, quaint spots to eat. It's worth the 20 minute drive from the Tamarindo area.  more »
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  • 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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