The Best Diving in Costa Rica



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!

About us

Scuba Dive Costa Rica is a multilingual Diving Agency located at the heart of Costa Rica's diving region in NW Pacific, serving Tamarindo, Flamingo, Reserva Conchal, Brasilito, Potrero and Las Catalinas Resort. We offer incredible diving opportunities at Las Catalinas for certified divers and first time divers through our Discover Scuba Diving Program. Snorkellers & Passengers are welcome too. Further north we have the famous Bull Shark Dive at Bat Islands which is available from May to October

Contact info

  • Playa Potrero / Flamingo
  • +506 8602 6581
  • Costa Rica Sailing Center
    Guanacaste, Costa Rica
  • Tamarindo
  • +506 8602 6581