Playa Avellanas is a wide open Light Tan sandy beach fringed by mangroves and twisted gnarly trees. The tree line is a prime spot to set yourself up for shade. There is a large old Mangrove swamp hidden on the back of Playa Avellanas with a rickety raised boardwalk that leads to Cabinas Las Olas. This is a must visit spot and excellent photo opportunity. We actually prefer to park securely at Las Olas and enter the beach via the boardwalk, it is such a dramatic entrance! Once on the beach if you head South you will find Lola’s Restaurant. It has grown considerably over recent years and the food & drink is excellent. Don’t forget to look out for Lola the Pig!
The biggest attraction of Avellanas is the surf. The waves here attract surfers from every corner of the world to experience some of the best breaks in Costa Rica. Suitable for advanced beginners and intermediates on a regular day. There are no Surf Rentals right on the beach or other services but for Lola’s. Take your boards with you!