Community and Lifestyle

Things to do in Avellanas, Costa Rica.

A glance at the map will reveal that Playa Avellanas is mere kilometers from the busy tourist destination that is Tamarindo. But you wouldn't guess it based on the far-away-from-everything feeling one gets within moments of arrival. There's no busy downtown, no traffic, no souvenir shops lining the beach.  Instead, seasoned surfers arrive ready to ride the waves, and those ready for a laid-back rental or real estate investment in Costa Rica come to relax. Travelers who appreciate the finer things in life find all-inclusive hospitality in Playa Avellanas.

There are a few restaurants throughout the region that provide the perfect setting for meeting with friends, enjoying the ocean views, and perfecting your skills at total relaxation.  Avellanas’  Lola's Restaurant has the distinction of being the go-to spot on the water and is one of the few restaurants on the peninsula that even has a waiting list from time to time. Open-air charm, incredibly fresh and inventive food, and the irresistible feeling of sand in your toes create a not-to-be-missed experience. It's not hard to see why locals and visitors love Playa Avellanas and the casual restaurants, like this one, that make life here so enjoyable.


Have no fear that life in Playa Avellanas is all about walking on the beach or lying poolside. Whether you're considering Playa Avellanas real estate for a short-term stay, as a second home, or for retirement in Costa Rica, you'll be able to stay active in many different ways when you are here. Horseback riding and kayaking through the mangroves are just two popular activities, but the majority of residents and locals head out to the sea for their athletic fun. Surfing along the shore here is world-class.

If your idea of a good time involves swimming in an infinity pool while watching the surfers at play, you'll most certainly be interested in joining the Hacienda Pinilla Beach Club. Thanks to the Hacienda Pinilla gated community and adjacent JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa, residents have access to a host of world-class amenities and services.  A championship 18-hole golf course ensures you can continue to improve your athletic capabilities, or at the very least keep the dust from settling on your clubs.  An equestrian center and tennis courts are also part of the property. The onsite spa has the honor of being ranked one of the top five spas in all of Latin America by Spa Magazine. Beachfront dining just steps from the ocean, impeccable steakhouse meals, and an upscale lounge experience can all be had at this impressive property's multitude of restaurants and bars. No matter what the day's activities were, everyone can agree that lounging alongside Central America's largest pool while looking out to the sea is a fantastic way to spend the evening.


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