Cabinas Las Olas

1 km (½ mile) before Avellanas, on right, Playa Avellanas, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Frequented mainly by surfers, this is a good option for anyone seeking easy beach access, relative solitude, and comfortable, if not fancy, lodging. The hotel's spacious glass-and-stone bungalows are scattered across a leafy property behind Playa Avellanas, which guests reach via an elevated boardwalk through a protected mangrove estuary. Each cabina has a queen bed and a single bed, high wooden ceiling, and covered terrace with a hammock. Six cabins now have air-conditioning, four do not, but high ceilings, a shady location, ceiling fans, and good cross ventilation keep the rooms cool at night. Solar panels provide hot water. Monkeys, iguanas, and other critters lurk in and around the extensive, forested grounds. The restaurant, under the shade of a giant guanacaste tree, serves a selection of Costa Rican and Continental cuisine at reasonable prices ($$) for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. There's also a playground and game room with a Ping-Pong table and other games.

PROS

  • near beach
  • surf shop with board rental and lessons
  • secluded

CONS

  • mosquitoes a problem in rainy season
  • simple rooms
  • patchy Wi-Fi

Location

QUICK FACTS

B&B/Inn
Views, Family
Casual
On the beach
Practical Base

HOTEL INFO

Phones: -2652–9315

HOTEL DETAILS

10 rooms
Rate Includes: Closed Oct. Breakfast

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