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Playa Avellanas Beach Costa Rica

Playa Avellanas Beach Costa Rica

This popular mile long strip of pale brown sand that goes by the name of Avellanas is well known among surfers. This coastline is situated to the south of Tamarindo Beach. The horizon boasts a rocky coast rich with exotic vegetation. Tidal pools teeming with marine life adorn the shore at low tide. The waters have strong currents, so this is not the best place to swim. Surfers however feel like they are in paradise when tackling huge tubular waves that can reach up to 18 feet in height. Also known as “little Hawaii”, Avellanas features approximately 8 types of breaks, the most famous is a beach break by the name of “Guanacasteco”, it offers extremely hollow lefts and rights. Surfers face strong swells along with gnarly rights and lefts found at mid or high tide. This coastal town is quiet and while popular, remains un-crowded for the most part. Perhaps the most interesting resident in Avellanas is a 880lb pig named Lola, be sure to ask about her!