Las Avellanas Villas

Costa Rica: Guanacaste

Beautiful villas located within an 800m walk to an amazing beach with equally amazing breaks.

About the Operator


Isabel Amador and Alejandro Amador, sister and brother who decided to make a change in their lives and experience a different vibe in the majestic savannas and perfect waves of Guanacaste. Natives from Turrialba between the Central Valley and the Caribbean coast, where they grew between sugar cane and coffee plantations, rivers and waterfalls are now living between the sea, sand and blue skies every day. Alejandro, is a surfer and Industrial Engineer, is the visionary project manager of Las Avellanas Villas, Isabel, a photographer, is who decided to make a dream come true. They like to keep moving their energy in their daily activities with any other adventure that gets in their way, as well as sharing with cultures from around the world. Their philosophy is to try to make Avellanas a place to reside with the environment, wildlife and great people. With great effort, dedication and love for the art and their land, managed to build a place considering a contemporary design, and a garden that functions as a small biological corridor which has attracted many species of the area to live with them, they built/planted the place from scratch and the property keeps getting more dense with new trees and plants every year.


Isabel Amador


  • Isabel was born in Turrialba, Cartago in 1975. She lives and works in Playa Avellanas, Guanacaste, where she currently lives.
  • Isabel loves nature and in her photographs, she tries to capture very authentic and simple small details that are often imperceptible to the eyes of many. Her work seeks to highlight the beauty of nature and the need of respecting it and caring for it.
  • On December 19th, 2009, she opened her first solo exhibition called "180º" in her temporary gallery located in Tamarindo, Guanacaste.
  • In 2010 she participated in the auction ¨Arte para Sanar a Haiti¨ (Art for Healing Haiti), organized by the Gallery El Kiosko in San José, Costa Rica.
  • On october 2010, she opened her second solo exhibition ¨180º¨at the Gallery El Kiosko
  • In 2011 Isabel was selected by the event ¨Valoarte¨ to showcase her work at the Center for the Arts and Technology La Aduana, in San José, Costa Rica and received an Honorable Mention for one of her photographs.
  • On February 11, 2011 she opened her third solo exhibition ¨180º¨ at Punta Islita Museum located in Guanacaste.
  • She exhibited her work ¨180 º ¨on the 18th of March of 2012 at the National Arts Festival to be held in Turrialba, her hometown.
  • ¨Four years ago, the photographer Isabel Amador learned how to dive far from water.¨
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