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Address: Playa Avellanas, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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This is my favourite beach in the area. We were staying at Playa Negra and visited the nearby Playa Avellana a few times because of the beautiful beach. It has nice sand, not too... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is my favourite beach in the area. We were staying at Playa Negra and visited the nearby Playa Avellana a few times because of the beautiful beach. It has nice sand, not too busy, surf lessons are available, and Lola’s (restaurant) is also there. Much better beach than Tamarindo in my opinion, which is full of shells that hurt... More 

Thank BeckaNicole
Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Worth the cab fare. The surf is spectacular. The beach is beautiful. The locals are friendly. Why wouldn't you check it out?!

Thank CMPofCharleston
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Avellana playa is definitely a very beautiful beach that you should try if you are looking for a nice spot to surf or to have a drink at Lola's the beach restaurant. The dark side is that it is full of the tourist coming from the resort around. I would recommend to go south, beaches are very beautiful as well... More 

Thank Romain P
Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a day trip for surfing and then lunch @ Lola's Worth the visit. The beach if perfect for young family's and there is lots of shade. Plan to eat at Lola's for delicious local food with great service.

Thank judah2017
Providence, Rhode Island
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our tour guide took us here which was superb and then to a very very beautiful place called playa negra...less tourists in playa negra and it was beyond pristine...ice cold drinks at the very quaint "hotel" playa negra...special thanks to our tour guide eddie from tamarindo....he was AWESOME...he really seemed to care that we saw everything...and the price was very... More 

Thank gibsonjoe777
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126 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Playa Avellanas is simply beautiful! White beach, waves no matter what direction the wind is coming from and a very laid back atmosphere with a nice crowd around. It can get quite crowded during the weekend but the beach stretches far enough in order not to feel too small

Thank Fraeulein_Sushi
Winchester, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I am not a huge beach goer but I definitely would return to this beach. The beach was full of people, yet not crowded in the least.

Thank Tim3771
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We felt like we owned the beach. We were surprised at the lack of tourists there. We saw lots of surfers early in the morning and late in the afternoon. Great sand for building sand castles. Lola's for lunch was incredible. Two sisters also offer massages on the beach at a great price. There is a gentleman who will set... More 

Thank Katherinepwilson
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We travelled from tamarindo and had a car. It took us about 45 mins down a very windy and bumpy road. We just kept following the road and eventually there were signs that pointed us in the right direction. It was an adventure but so worth the trip. Lola's is very nicely set up and has bathrooms. The waves are... More 

Thank sunlover3455
Costa Rica
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Avellanas is not that crowded as Tamarindo or other nearby beaches. Just make sure you carry with you everything you need: water, beers, snacks, etc., there are no nearby places to shop

Thank Melissa V

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