Las Avellanas Villas

Costa Rica: Guanacaste

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

LowPressure’s Stormrider Surf Guide says

With nearly a 180° swell window, the northern province of Guanacaste is very consistent with long-distance Pacific swells arriving from the S/SE around to the NW. The area around Tamarindo is best during the dry season (Dec-Apr) when clean, offshore conditions, sunshine and easy access make it a veritable tropical paradise. This is the nicest time to travel but you certainly won’t be alone as Tamarindo has grown into a popular destination for all kinds of tourists from surfers to nature lovers looking to explore the national parks and spot some exotic wildlife. May-Oct is the testing wet season, but this is a surf-rich time when perfect SW groundswell, provides bigger waves, albeit with a bit of afternoon onshore breeze. 

Volcanic black sand, squeaky white sand and craggy reef can all be found in Guanacaste, including the well-documented wonder-walls like Potrero Grande, Roca Bruja and the peaks of Tamarindo, while off the map along the southern coast of the province lies plenty of less frequented beachbreak at Buena Vista, Samara, Carrillo and most notably Camaronal, where any sniff of S swell will hit the river-fed banks. Carrillo has some sizeable, offshore reefs and local surf operators provide boat trips for the journeymen, while beginners have an easy wave in the protected bay. Far more hectic are the SW-facing beaches of Bejuco, San Miguel and Coyote where empty peaks stretch for miles, but there may be some surfers hoping to score the reefs out on Coyote Point, which offer lefts in S winds and rights when its northerly.

Find more general info about when to go and statistics on the Low Pressure’s Stormrider Guide website


Condition descriptions provided by the operator

The Waves

In Playa Avellanas, there are 6 different peaks close to each other  with sand or lava reef seabed. They work with S, SW, W or N swells. Both the beachbreaks and the reefbreaks are pretty good.The waves are playful most of the time and you will have great fun riding them. Ideal for manouvers or getting barreled in relatively mellow tubes. The sensacion of being inside the tube with warm and crystal clear water and seeing the beautiful beach makes Avellanas the place you will never forget and the one you will always want to come back.

PP/Night from US$ 22