Playa Avellana

Referred to by locals as "little Hawaii," Playa Avellana packs extraordinary offshore waves that can reach up to eighteen feet, making it an ideal destination for experienced surfers from around the world. Additionally, this secluded white sand beach invites tranquility and peace. It is a great spot to sit by the beachfront bar and take in the sights and sounds of the ocean. A very special feature of the beach is "Lola", the 400 kg pig that will be there to welcome you at the beach bar or in the shallow parts of the surf.

Playa Avellana Best Things to Do

Snorkeling, Paddleboarding, BBQ Beach Day, Costa Rica
Snorkeling, Paddleboarding, BBQ Beach DayPlaya Flamingo

This tour starts with a kayak ride to a beach near Playa Flamingo. While you're there, you can snorkel, paddleboard, and eat a barbecue picnic.

5 km away
Beach Trip
Panache Catamaran Sailing, Costa Rica
Panache Catamaran SailingPlaya Flamingo

Head off for a day of sailing, snorkeling, and swimming on this tour. You’ll sail up the coast from Playa Flamingo and explore some of the Nicoya Peninsula’s most beautiful coastal areas.

5 km away
Catamaran Tour
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Area Guide

Playa Avellana is located on Guanacaste's "Golden Coast," just minutes from the popular beach town of Tamarindo. The Guanacaste Province is renowned for its outstanding beauty, gorgeous beaches, and sunny radiance. It also features fascinating conservation areas such as Marino Las Baulas National Park and the Ostional Wildlife Refuge, both of which are important nesting sites for endangered sea turtles.

The popular surf town and beach of Tamarindo is just a short drive away from Playa Avellana. In Tamarindo you will find wonderful restaurants, bakeries, boutique shops, and spas, as well as an assortment of budget to luxury lodging accommodations. Visitors can also find endless activities such as water sports, Horseback riding, golfing, Scuba Diving, snorkeling and much more within a close proximity. In the evenings, Tamarindo becomes alive with festivity, and the sound of Latin music streams from the corner bars. Whether you are looking for a surf vacation, relaxation, nightlife, or adventure, it's available in the Playa Avellana area.

Feedback From Travelers

Beautiful beaches and very clean

- MARSHA M, JAN 2019

We visited this area because of a retreat we had booked ourselves. Anywhere helped us with shuttle service to and from this area. Anywhere service is impeccable.

- AZADEH E, JAN 2019

Great beach! Good for surfing. One of us took a surfing lesson. There were people on the beach but I would not describe it as crowded. We were lucky in that we stayed at the hotel with the boardwalk to the beach. I do not know about other means of access.

- STEVE H, JAN 2018