There are very good peaks up and down the beach. At low tide you will get barrel, at high tide it is a ride able wave. Access: By land. Tide: You can surf with any tide. Swells: North and Northwest. Bottom: Sandy. Feet: 1 to 6. Season: December to March. Stars: 4.

GPS Latitude 10.230518, Longitude -85.841026


A 2km beach, it has rocks on both sides with varying vegetation. Along the coastline there is some evidence of deforestation with some patches of vegetation that is characteristic of the area. You need to be careful when you bathe at this beach especially in the front area because of a submerged rock. Visit this beach if you like the sun sand sea or surfing. It is a long beach with 8 good quality breaks. There are two wave points: one with a left break close to the beach and a right break (Little Hawaii) where you can enjoy long and solid waves although not perfect. 

How to get Here?


This beach is 10 kilometers from the route that has its beginning in Tamarindo. Continue west along the road to 27 de Abril, and, when you arrive at the turning point called Hernandez, where there is a bar and salon, turn right along a paved road until you reach Pinilla Ranch. Continue until you get to Pinilla Town and then to the beach. The road is not paved here; consequently, during the rainy season it is advisable to use a 4 x 4. If you travel to Santa Cruz, after the gas station, by the main road, there is a bridge 50 mts away. After passing it, turn left along the paved road. Continue, and pass by San Pedro, and Caimito. After the metal bridge, the road is not paved. You will have to continue 17 Km. more until you arrive at 27 de Abril where you will have to turn right and continue 11 Km more until you get to Vuelta de Hernandez.


You have to go to Santa Cruz and take the bus that takes you to Playa Negra. Transporte Pinilla Ph + (506) 2658-8231. Santa Cruz Bus Station, at the Municipal Market. Schedule: leaves at 11:30 a.m up to Pinilla. At 06:00 p.m. it arrives at Playa Negra. On Thursdays and Fridays, the bus to Playa Negra leaves at 11:30 a.m. The price is 1.50 US$.




Cabinas Las Olas Ph (506) 2658-8315, Ph/fax (506) 2658-8331.E-mail: At Cabinas Las Olas your comfort and pleasure are our main concerns. For this reason we have at your disposal, the following services: 10 ample cabinas with double and single orthopedic beds, ceiling fan and/or air conditioning, private bathroom with hot water, safety box and an comfortable terrace with hammock. Restaurant with an international and typical menu, and outdoor Video Bar surrounded by nature. Surf Shop – decks, fins etc. Table games área, Private parking with 24 hour surveillance service, Laundry, 24hrs security, Only hotel in the area with access to the beach, Free Wi-Fi, Our Tour Desk, Can coordinate the following for you after you arrive: Transfers and rent a car arrangements, Horseback riding, Canopy Tours, Stand up (yoga available too), Surfing trips, Sport Fishing, Kayaking, Witches and Ollies trips, Hiking, Volcanoes, Turtles, Waterfalls, Hot springs, ATV Rentals, Snorkeling, Palo Verde, Sailing, Massage. Visit our surf shop “Marea Llena”, where you will find all the necessary equipment for your surfing trips: decks, find, leaches, wax, ding repairs, surf bags, surfboards ,etc.

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Hotel Mauna Loa – Bungalow & Restaurante Ph + (506) 2652-9012 /cell (506) 8315-6876 in Costa Rica. Ph (0039) 0541 380300 in Italy. Ph/Cellular: (0039) 348 8588102, fax (0039) 0541 380034 in Italy. Located on Avellanas Beach 17 km to the south of Tamarindo, in the province of Guanacaste, it is approximately 300 meters from the Pacific Ocean. The cabins are all new and are of high quality with orthopedic beds air conditioning, private bathroom with hot water, heating and an outside bathroom. A room per person High/Low Single 60/ 55 US $, Double 40/ 35 US$, triple 35/ 30 US$, quadruple 30/ 25 US$. Special discounts for stays for more than 14 days and for groups (a minimum of ten people). In the resort there are two kitchens and private parking. There is also a swimming pool.



Las Avellanas Villas Ph + (506) 2652-9212/ Ph + (506) 8705-0714. toll free 888352-1710. Each villa is a 50-square meter dwelling of balanced construction – inner gardens and outdoor hammocks. Las Avellanas is located only 200 meters from the beach. The walk to the ocean is surrounded by farms and mangroves, where a plethora of wildlife can be seen – red crabs, howler monkeys, and a variety of birds and raccoons. The rooms come fully equipped with the basics to cook, Kitchenette, fridge, coffee maker, plates and pots. Prices Single/ double/ triple/ quadruple 55/ 65/ 75/ 85US$. Designed by one of Costa Rica’s most recognized architects, Victor Cañas, Las Avellanas Villas again displays Cañas’ unmistakable integration of inner spaces with outdoor spaces, making nature a part of every villa’s spirit. Built with materials such as reforested wood, cement, and glass, each villa is a small oasis where every detail was planned to provide tranquility for the guests… from the family-sized bedroom (that sleeps four), an open-sky bathroom, and teak terrace, to the fully-equipped modern kitchen and interior surfboard racks. We offer parking with security 24/7, Mediterranean dinners at night time or room service.  Also guided tours around the National parks and Reserves in the area and Witches Rock and Ollie’s Point surfing trips.



Surf Shop “Marea Llena” Ph (506) 2658-8315, Ph/fax (506) 2658-8331.E-mail: Where you will find all the necessary equipment for your surfing trips: decks, find, leaches, wax, ding repairs, surf bags, surfboards ,etc. If you do not want to travel with your surfboard, we have available surfboards for rent(softops) and also for sale. Also in “Marea Llena” surf shop you will find clothes for men an women and souvenir. Please contact us prior to your arrival to make sure we have a Surfboard ready for you. Learning to surf is easy and fun with our professional staff certificated by ISA (International Surf Association), excellent equipment and great waves at Playa Avellanas makes your stay even better! Cabinas Las Olas surf lessons offer group lessons and also private lessons for beginner and intermediate surfers. We will provide students a solid foundation needed for growth in their surfing. Incorporating ocean knowledge and water safety we ensure a positive surfing experience. The perfect base camp if you want to surf in the best surf points of Guanacaste: Playa Grande, Tamarindo, Langosta, and very near from us: Playa Negra (considered one the best rights in the North Pacific). But if you stay at Avellanas, you won’t have to look for great surfing points in other beaches: You have them in front of our hotel… More than five different surfing points offers the surfer the possibility to run lefts and rights, over rock or sand, in high or low tide… The surfers dream!