Playa Avellanas Surf Breaks
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. This how you get to Avellanas.There is only one parking lot at Avellanas and it is located next to Lola’s beachfront restaurant.
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 spot is in front of and to the left of the parking lot. It is a world class wave with the right swell direction. It is a challenge for most intermediate level surfers. It is also a must go for advanced level surfers.
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 “Las Olas” break is an ‘A’ frame wave that also breaks in front of Lola’s
If you take a few more steps to the right you will find the third spot called “Palo Seco’. It is an easy wave for those that are learning or at a basic level.
If you continue walking north you will encounter “The Estero” which is a river mouth break and great for advanced surfers.
Lastly, once you pass The Estero you will encounter “Little Hawaii”. This wave is a dream come true for us. It is for advanced level surfers that love to rip hard.