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Locals claim there are eight breaks here when the swell is big, which means Avellanas doesn't suffer the kind of overcrowding the breaks at Playas Negra and Langosta often do. Tamarindo-based surf schools can arrange day trips here.
Cabinas Las Olas. You can rent boards at Cabinas Las Olas for $15 a day. Main road, on right, Playa Avellanas. 2652–9315.
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