Destination guide

Surfs up! Fun in the sun with a day at the beach

Playa Avellana offers miles of white sand beaches along the sparkling blue-green waters of the Pacific Ocean. Surfers from all over the world come to Costa Rica's famed Golden Coast region to hang ten and ride the enormous waves, some of which reach up to 20 feet high. Set in Guanacaste, a province in northwestern Costa Rica, your Playa Avellana vacation rental provides easy access to a host of nearby nature preserves and national parks. Take a break from the surf and spend your days exploring lush green space teeming with wildlife.

Things to do

Nightclubs to national parks— fun lurks around every corner

Your Playa Avellana vacation rental is just a 30-minute drive from the popular beach town of Tamarindo. The laid-back spot is dotted with charming restaurants, boutique shops, and spas. In the evening, Tamarindo comes alive as nightclubs and bars bustle with patrons dancing to Latin music. Looking to get lost in nature? Playa Avellana is just a 40-minute drive from Las Baulas National Marine Park, known for its huge population of leatherback sea turtles. Crowds line the beach every year from April to September, when hundreds of baby turtles hatch and make a break for the water.


All's swell that ends swell—surfing safari adventures

Catch the massive swells that make Playa Avellana a year-round surfing hotspot. If you're not sure you can hang with the pros, sign up for a surf lesson. Charter boats are also available for deep sea fishing, scuba diving, or snorkeling excursions. If you prefer your adventures to be on dry land, take a horseback ride along the beach, or play 18 holes at a nearby golf course. Or enjoy a leisurely afternoon at the beach as you soak up some rays and curl up with a book. Later on, sip a drink in a waterfront bar and watch as the sun dips into the ocean.


Sunny skies and warm waters—the beach beckons year round

Playa Avellana offers ideal beach weather, with high temperatures, sunny skies, and warm waters throughout most of the year. Sun seekers fill the beaches from January through April when it's dry, and daytime highs climb to the low 90s. Playa Avellana has heavy rainfall from May through December, and daytime highs dip slightly into the low 80s. July through October are particularly wet periods so make sure you bring an umbrella. Evenings are lovely practically year-round in this tropical setting, with lows rarely falling below 70 degrees.

Natural features

Wet and wild in Costa Rica's wonderful waterways

Book a Playa Avellana vacation rental and embrace the region's natural beauty, as you relax on expansive sandy beaches or frolic in the choppy turquoise waters of the Pacific. Get up close and personal with wildlife at Las Baulas National Marine Park, the famed home of leatherback sea turtles, where you'll also find howler monkeys, crocodiles, and a variety of seabirds. Explore the region's swampy wetlands or trace the rivers inland up into the mountains. There you'll find tropical rainforests filled with waterfalls, lizards, armadillos, and even jaguars in some places.

Where to stay around Playa Avellana?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 951 vacation rentals near Playa Avellana. From 335 Houses to 122 Villas, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Playa Avellana for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Playa Avellana?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Playa Avellana. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Veintisiete de Abril: 834 vacation rentals
  • North America: 596,565 vacation rentals
  • Tamarindo: 1,382 vacation rentals
  • Playa Flamingo: 1,152 vacation rentals
  • Nosara: 400 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Playa Avellana! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Playa Avellana?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Playa Avellana:

  • Veintisiete de Abril: 834 rentals
  • Tamarindo: 1,382 rentals
  • Playa Flamingo: 1,152 rentals
  • Nosara: 400 rentals
  • Coco: 1,090 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Playa Avellana?

HomeAway offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Playa Avellana. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Flamingo Beach: 1,271 rentals
  • Playa Penca: 2,005 rentals
  • Reserva Conchal Golf Course: 2,070 rentals
  • Hacienda Pinilla Golf Course: 1,423 rentals
  • Callejones Beach: 1,401 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Playa Avellana listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

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