Costa Rica’s Guanacaste region is well known for its beaches. Although places like Tamarindo and Playa Flamingo get most of the hype, there are some amazing lesser known beaches as well. One of our favorites is Playa Avellanas. Not only is Playa Avellanas a beautiful beach, but there’s also a fun restaurant right on the sand that is the perfect place to relax the day away..

The best known spot here is Little Hawaii. This voluminous wave can hold big swells. The waves shapes nice during low tide, watch out for the shallow reef! This solid right is at the northern end of the beach.