Playa Avellanas is a popular surfing beach. Avellanas is a long stretch of white sand about 15 km (9 mi) south of Tamarindo by road, but closer to 10 km (6 mi) if you walk along the beaches, about 5 km (3 mi) to the north of Playa Negra, north of Playa Junquillal. There are few amenities, but there is a popular beach restaurant.
Information for Surfers: Here you’ll find both left and right breaks, 8 different surf breaks, reef, sand or beach breaks with rocky points and a good beach break called ‘Guanacasteco’ with very hollow rights and lefts, along a 3 km (2 mi) long stretch of beach. Surfing is best at mid or high tides.