A SURF TRIP TO ONE OF THE BEST BEACHES IN COSTA RICA
Surfing Playa Avellana
Are you considering taking a surf trip to one of the best surf spot places in Costa Rica and you are not sure where yet?
Then, let us show you a little bit about Avellanas Beach.
It is located on the North Pacific Coast of Guanacaste Providence.
We are the only school in this area that has been guiding and teaching to surf these seven different surf breaks for more than 20 years.
It is also the same beach where stands the JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa and Hacienda Pinilla Homes.
A local view of Avellanas Beach
There are just a few beaches left in Costa Rica where you need to transit a dirt road to access them.
They are the kind of roads that pass a few old Tico homes, surf camps, and mini-markets.
These are roads that pass through the jungle. It used to be like this for most of the beaches in Guanacaste since the 50’ths.
Avellanas Surfing Spots
Be sure Avellanas Beach is one of the best places to surf in Costa Rica for beginners as it is excellent for those intermediate and advanced surfers as well.
1. “The Purruja”
The first one is a reef break called “La Purruja.” It is named in honor of the original old small bar where Lola’s is currently located. The surf spot is in front of and to the left of the parking lot. Similarly to a world-class wave with the right swell direction. Indeed a challenge for most intermediate level surfers. A must go for advanced level surfers.
2. “The Beach Break”
La Purruja also has a right wave called “beach break” where you will find most of the local’s surfing because it is insanely fun! The “Beach Break” is an ‘A’ frame wave that also breaks in front of Lola’s
3. “Las Olas” (The Waves)
Continue walking (or surfing) South and right next to the “Beach break” it is the surf spot called “Las Olas.” Its name is because right in front of it is the entrance to Las Olas Villas where you can also enjoy a nice meal or get some drinks in its open restaurant. The most beautiful way to get there is by walking the famous wooden bridge which extends through the mangrove of Avellanas. It is perfect for a picture!
4. “Palo Seco” (Dry Stick)
If you take a few more steps to the right, you will find the third spot called “Palo Seco’. It is a smooth wave for those that are learning or at a basic level. Ideally for kids.
5. “The Estero” (River mouth)
If you continue walking north, you will encounter “The Estero” which is a river mouth break and great for advanced surfers.
6. “Pequeño Hawaii” (Little Hawaii)
Lastly, once you pass The Estero, you will encounter “Little Hawaii.” This wave is a dream come true. It is for advanced level surfers that love to rip hard.
7. “The Secret Spot”
We won’t tell the name here for obvious reasons
The seventh surf place locals keep it relatively private for themselves, close friends, and acquaintances. International visitors hardly ever get a chance at this wave. They have no idea that it is just a bit south of Avellanas and can be accessed by boat or a 20-minute paddle. When the conditions come together, this wave is world-class, one of the best surf spots in Costa Rica for sure!
📍How to get to Avellanas Beach
Simple! Just open HERE with your google maps app.
Would you like to learn to surf in Avellanas Beach?
Contact Avellanas Surf School with over 20 years of teaching experience at this beach to help you catch the waves of your life!