Playa Avellana Guanacaste
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Playa Avellana is another beautiful white sandy Guanacaste beach, many locals and tourists call this beach “little Hawaii”. South of Tamarindo, Playa Avellana packs extraordinary offshore waves that can reach up to eighteen feet, making it a perfect destination for experienced surfers from around the world.
Wow, the waves are huge and pictures I’ve seen on Magic SeaWeed are quite stunning. This secluded white sand beach invites tranquility and peace, the real Costa Rica Pura Vida vibe.
Here’s a description from WannaSurf.com he speaks ‘surfer’. He describes Avellana is an alternative beach to Playa Negra, (The Endless Summer beach), being a less radical spot.
This is a classic Guanacaste beach, with the long sandy crescent. At the southern end of the beach (in front of the parking area) there is a small rock platform which produces some okay lefts at mid to high tide. Got that?? The main hot spot on this beach is the river mouth, which is not much more than a depression in the sand at the Northern End. Still with me?? A small rocky area there holds sand and produces a quality peak, with the right being the longer ride.
Got that? Okay let’s carry on…The waves pick up fast on the ‘reef’ – but this is not in the same league as Playa Negra. Many people rate this as a better break than the more easily accessible Tamarindo river mouth. Okay, let’s go!
Avellana is totally worth visiting, there are at least three different breaks on this beach (including the beach break). It’s a little difficult to get to, you need a car, and then it’s a 5 minute walk down to the beach. Once there, you’ll see it’s a fun wave spot when the swell is not closing it out, or when other surf spots, like Grande, Negra, Tamarindo are crowded.
Playa Avellana is kind of connected in close proximity to Tamarindo Beach, Playa Langosta, Playa Negra and the unique Playa Junquillal. Actually if looking at the map, you are going south, once you leave Tamarindo the first beach is Langosta, Avellana, Negra and Junquillal. Each one of these beaches is completely different, with different waves, sand, breeze, vibe and scene.
Once you’re in the area make sure you see and experience all of these beaches. You’ll kick yourself if you don’t. You can always make coming to Guanacaste beaches a personal annual or semiannual tradition. Whether you are looking for a surf vacation, relaxation, nightlife, or adventure, it’s all available in Playa Avellana area.