Costa Rica is a natural paradise, where you can find amazing beaches, rivers and lakes. This country was definitely blessed to be located between two big water masses, the Pacific Ocean and Caribbean Sea. There are a good quantity of natural resources and unparalleled destinations to discover in this Central American country, your family holidays should be here.
In the North Pacific is located the province of Guanacaste, where you will find some of the prettiest beaches, there are also beautiful beaches in the Central and South Pacific as well as in the Caribbean side but in this place you have a lot of things to do.
In Guanacaste Costa Rica we have the Liberia International Airport, where a lot of commercial flights land every day. It is also easy to connect Guanacaste or Liberia region with some of our highlights, using private or shuttle transportation, as well as a domestic flights if you want to save time.
Do not forget that if you are adventurous and want to maximize your time, visit more places in the surroundings and have your own schedules, the best option is to rent a car.
In this beautiful province you can visit Palo Verde National Park for bird watching or Rincon de la Vieja National Park if you want relaxation in the hot springs that some of the hotels offer and some adventure like canopy or horseback riding.
There are also a lot of water activities to enjoy and discover like stand up paddle, snorkeling and diving, kayaking, sport fishing, white water rafting or maybe visit Nicaragua, an interesting one day tour that you can consider to include in your next vacation package if you are staying in the Guanacaste area.
If you are coming to Costa Rica for vacations and if you are wondering about which places to visit in the country, we will surely recommend you Guanacaste in the North Pacific Coast. This time we will show you the beautiful Avellana Beach, at 16 kilometers (10 miles) south from the popular Tamarindo, very close to Junquillal Beach.
It is a quiet beach with great swells and world-class surfing, often looked by professional surfers and enthusiasts from all over the world. Guanacaste has to be on your list if you are planning a Costa Rica family surf vacations, since there are many amazing beaches to visit, separated by short distances and with several National Parks and Wildlife Reserves in the middle, so you can choose a lot of attractions to explore more, have fun and create memories in this amazing country.
Avellana is a secluded beach, neighboring with Playa Negra (Black Beach). It is very quiet during all the year, due to the dirt; unpaved roads leading to it that make it inaccessible during the rainy season. For surfers, Avellana offers a world-class surfing experience, with at least eight surf breaks over the shoreline that extends for two kilometers.
Since the currents tend to be strong we will recommend it for experienced surfers, and it is not apt for swimming. But when you find a high tide to ride, it will be an exciting experience, no less than that, so it should be included in your family surf camp Costa Rica.
What is good about this place and about staying in Guanacaste looking for surfing is that you have a lot of options to practice it, for example Tamarindo that is a touristy place but with a lot to see and do, then we have Grande Beach, Witch’s Rock Beach at the North of Guanacaste, and Guiones Beach close to Nosara region, an isolated amazing town that you can discover on your family trip to Costa Rica.
Besides surfing, you can practice other activities at Avellana beach, like relaxing and sunbathing, horseback riding across the beach, or hitting the club located near the beach to have a few drinks and food, this is a good place to taste local food and forget about the busy world.
You will find some cheap Costa Rica hotels, but if you look for something fancier, you can stay at the exclusive Hacienda Pinilla luxury resort, with one of the best 18-hole golf courses in Central America. You can get to Avellana from Tamarindo or Santa Cruz too.
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