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Address: Playa Avellanas, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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Real nice beach near JW Marriott

The beach is about a 45 minute beach walk from the JW. Marriott and has a popular restaurant Lola's nice dandy beach which is great since the beach in front of the JW is not... read more

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San Diego, California
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This beach is off the beaten path. Very remote, mostly frequented by surfers. It's absolutely beautiful, but beware of thieves. It is extremely hot and there is very little shade, so you might be tempted to put your things under the bit of shade under the small trees that line part of the beach. If you do, try to buddy... More 

Thank AnneMaree619
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The beach is about a 45 minute beach walk from the JW. Marriott and has a popular restaurant Lola's nice dandy beach which is great since the beach in front of the JW is not really safe to swim in do to all the rocks.

Vancouver, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We went to Lola's at Playa Avellena and fell in love with this beautiful spot. We surfed, walked on the beach, played in the ocean and ate lunch, had drinks, and ate dinner at Lola's

Thank salina697
Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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5 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Such an awesome place. You can really do whatever you fancy here. There is good surf, and miles of beach to spread out on and never feel crowded. A restaurant at the top next to the parking that you do not want to miss (Lola's) and amazing sunsets...a piece of paradise...what more could you ask for?

Thank rachaelmarykershaw
West Hartford, Connecticut
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41 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family and I loved Playa Avellana. An absolutely beautiful beach with plenty of room to enjoy yourself. The water and waves were excellent too. Stay near the beginning to experience lots of local Costa Rican culture or to grab lunch at Lola's. Or stroll down to the right a ways and you'll have the beach to yourself...get some shade... More 

Thank patedugan
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15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited here because of the proximity to Tamarindo. Attempted to go to the beach but it was insanely busy, I come from the New Jersey shore an dit made our 4th of July look like nothing. The "free parking" at the beach was manned by some local who only charges tourists so be careful. Definitely did not feel comfortable... More 

Thank Larry O
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24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went during Easter week so this place was crowded and the beach only has ONE restaurant - Lolla, which is really good

Thank Vivian V
Cypress, Texas
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent meal, excellent wait staff. A great atmosphere to sit on the beach, have a wonderful meal, and watch the surfers and/or just people watch! Delicious Mojito!

Thank Monica W
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed a full day at Playa Avellana, starting with breakfast at Beach Box and a coating of sunscreen. We set up under a tree (near a group of locals, who gladly shared the available shade), and then headed into the surf. Our tween sons body surfed and jumped the waves, built sand castles, and walked as far as they... More 

Thank Susan S
Orlando, Florida
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2 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great waves for the intermediate to expert surfer and fantastic restaurant on the beach for surfer families to hang out...Lola's. Everyone's so kind and the beach is beautiful!!

Thank Kathie A

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