Playa Avellanas is my fav beach. Avellanas is a long stretch of white sand about 15 km south of Tamarindo by road ands about 5 km to the north of Playa Negra. There are both left and right breaks, 8 different surf breaks, reef, sand or beach breaks with rocky points and a good beach break called 'Guanacasteco' with very hollow rights and lefts, along a three kilometer long stretch of beach. Surfing is best at mid or high tide.
The beach is never really very busy, and although the break right in front of Lola's may get crowded, there are many more breaks. The best spot is at the estuary’s mouth to the north of Lola's. There is another point to the north of the estuary (Little Hawaii) which breaks at low tide. Both spots break when there is a swell. During small waves you can surf the beach breaks.
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