Costa Rica

Avellanas Surf Tours

Immerse yourself in the Real Costa Rica when you visit our off the beaten path beach community. Playa Avellana is a small town near Tamarindo with consistently good surf breaks.

Photo: Tony Roberts



Immerse yourself in the Real Costa Rica when you visit our off the beaten path beach community. Playa Avellana is a small town near Tamarindo with consistently good surf breaks. Here you will find the well-known Lola’s Restaurant…great for a mid-day recharge and voted one of the best beach bars in the world !Located in the Guanacaste region in Northern Costa Rica on the Nicoya Peninsula, the whole area is one of the most wave-rich and consistent regions in the country.



Casa Avellana was built in 2010. Enjoy the fresh tropical air as you lounge on the patio and take advantage of the refreshing pool. With panoramic views and year round summertime, you’ll feel immersed in the good life…what the Costa Rican’s call Pura Vida. The house is just a 10 minute walk to the Playa Avellana and its four incredible surf breaks.


  • Modern tropical
  • Indigenous hardwood throughout
  • Open floor plan
  • Open air living : Bi-fold doors opening two walls completely to the outdoors
  • Surrounded by stunning natural views of the landscape, including an abundance of howler monkeys
  • Pool with natural rock and turquoise Spanish tile
  • 11 ft single plank natural shaped hardwood dining table
  • Cook top island kitchen
  • Granite countertops
  • Stainless appliances
  • Indigenous hard wood floors and ceilings
  • 5 bedrooms
  • Custom master bathroom w quartz flooring
  • Balcony off of every bedroom


Avellana Surf Tours is a short walk away from several great waves,  appropriate for different levels of surfing. There are two main breaks that have both rights and lefts which are ideal for beginners to mid-level surfers. During larger swells, these spots become an advance surfers dream!!

Further down the beach is an A-Frame peak with playful sections. A short distance beyond that is a rivermouth which breaks good in both directions, and a reef break with an easy paddle out through the channel.   You can access all these waves with a short walk to the beach through forest and over the mangrove path.

The guides can take you to a variety of different waves just a short drive away.  These waves can range from reefs, points, rivermouths, beach breaks, some well known, and some with little crowds at all.


Boat trips to Witches Rock & Ollies Point are available for an additional cost.

Seasons & Weather

Seasons & Weather

There are only two seasons in Costa Rica, wet and dry. The wet season generally runs from May to November and is characterized by tropical showers with variable winds. The rainiest months are September and October with torrential downpours often washing out roads and riverbeds.

The dry season, December to April, brings consistent offshore winds and the coolest weather despite little to no rainfall. Water temps average 80 degrees year round.

Costa Rica is a good bet for surf any time of year. The Southern Pacific Ocean pulses energy toward Costa Rica’s Pacific coast year-round, although south swells are strongest from April thru September.

The northernmost part of Guanacaste from Tamarindo to the Nicaraguan border sticks out like an elbow and is more exposed to winter swells from November to April. This region of Northern Costa Rica also benefits from Nicaragua’s “Lake Effect” offshore winds that can blow all day, every day during the dry season.



  • Zipline tours
  • Horsback riding
  • SUP rentals
  • ATV Tours
  • Trekking
  • Yoga
  • Kayaking
  • Pilates

Avellanas Surf Tours has a long menu of activities beyond surfing. Be sure to ask your travel specialist.



Avellana Surf Tours Package Includes:

  • Round Trip Airport Transfers from Liberia’s Daniel Oduber International Airport for groups of 2 or more. Single person charged $200.00 for round trip airport transfer from Liberia
  • Airport transfer from San Jose available for the rate of $250.00 each way.
  • Casa Avellana Shared Accommodations
  • Daily Full Day Private Guided Surf Tours w/ 4×4 Vehicle & bilingual guide to best breaks in the area
  • Breakfast & Dinner Daily w/ non-alcoholic beverages

2016 Rates:

Trip Duration 1 – 2 PAX 3 – 4 PAX 5 – 6 PAX 7+ PAX
7 Nights $ 1,495 per person $ 1,395 per person $ 1,295 per person $ 1,095 per person

* Prices are per person based on shared accommodation, private rooms available for additional cost
* Groups of 6 or more have option to take entire house
* Boat trips available for additional cost to Witches Rock & Ollies Point. Please inquire for more information