About Avellana

About 30 minutes south of Langosta is Playa Avellanas, a series of rocky reefbreaks, beachbreaks, and another rivermouth. Avellanas can get really good -- oftentimes better than Langosta. And since Avellanas and Langosta generally pick up more swell than Tamarindo, they're worth checking out when the latter is too small.

Source: Avellana Surf Guide

Ability Level

All Abilities

Beg Int Adv

Beginner to advanced

Local Vibe

Welcoming

Welcoming Intimidating

A few locals, but more expats and tourists. Relatively mellow.

Crowd Factor

Mellow

Mellow Heavy

Lots of peak options keeps things spread out.

Spot Rating

Fun

Poor Perfect

Fun.

Shoulder Burn

Medium

Light Exhausting

Medium.

Water Quality

Clean

Clean Dirty

Clean

Additional Information

Hazards

Shallow rocks in places.

Access

One unguarded parking lot for 50 vehicles; extra parking back on the dirt road. Cabinas Las Olas has private wooden walkways leading to the beach through the mangroves.

Bring Your

Shortboard, funboard, longboard, fish

Seabed

Sand, with a rock shelf at the south end of the beach.

Best Season

March-August

Swell Consistency and Wind Overview

Photos & Videos