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A cosy Resort located on great spots of Tamarindo area

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CABINAS LAS OLAS From 76€ for 1 night

Central America > Costa Rica > North Nicoya / Tamarindo

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Head Points Combo

  • On the Spot
  • Family
  • Solo Travellers
  • Girls Only
  • Less than 10 mn walk from spots
  • Yoga
  • Snorkeling
  • Scuba Diving
  • Fishing
  • Horse Riding
  • Bicycles
  • Excursions
  • Tennis
  • Golf
  • Languages : English / Spanish / German

Head Points Accommodation

  • Bungalow
  • Breakfast
  • Services Included : Wifi / TV / Video / Games Room / Air Conditionning / Laundry / Parking
  • Services non Included : Spots transfers / Airport transfers

Head Points Water Sport

  • Best Period : January / February / March / April / May / June / Jully / August / September / November / Decembre
  • Surf Lessons
  • SUP lessons
  • Equipment Rental
  • Photographer / Videographer
  • Waves Levels : Easy / Classic / Consistant
  • Spots Type : Beach break / Rock / Sand / Reef break
  • Ability Level : Beginner / Intermediate / Advanced


Hotel Cabinas Las Olas, is located in Playa Avellanas one of the most beautiful beaches in Costa Rica.
Cabinas Las Olas situated along the northern coast of Costa Rica is a world-renowned destination for Surfing" It offers easy and fast access to Playa Grande, Playa Tamarindo, Playa Langosta, Playa Negra and Junquillal making it a perfect Surf Camp Vacation destination.
Playa Avellanas stands out as one of the best Surfing locations in Costa Rica with a half dozen or more surf spots; offering point breaks, beach breaks and reef breaks.
The white sand beach and crystal clear water offer many options for surfers of all levels, assuring an unforgettable surfing experience.

Hotel Cabinas Las Olas offers an on-site Restaurant, Bar and Surf Shop.
Cabinas Las Olas promotes healthy active lifestyles, balancing the demands of sustainable tourism and the protection of the natural resources and surroundings.
This amazing location allows tourists to enjoy a restful holiday, as well as an opportunity to experience one of the most protected, untouched and undeveloped beaches in Costa Rica..
Hotel Cabinas Las Olas has a walkway directly to the beach which is boarded on both sides by an estuary containing a mangrove reserve.
Here you will get the chance to site different wildlife such us : monkeys, raccoons, anteater bears, iguanas, and an enormous variety of birds, all in their natural habitats.
The beauty of Playa Avellanas speaks for itself but you must experience the atmosphere at Hotel Cabinas Las Olas first hand to truly understand why people keep coming back to their  home away from home, year after year.

Services Included

  • Wifi
  • TV / Video / Games Room
  • Air Conditionning
  • Laundry
  • Parking

Services non Included

  • Spots transfers
  • Airport transfers

Other Services

  • 10 ample cabinas with double and single beds, ceiling fan and/or air conditioning, private
    bathroom with hot water, bidet, safety box and an comfortable terrace with hammock.
  • Restaurant with an international and typical menu, and outdoor Video Bar surrounded by nature.
  • Surf Shop - decks, fins etc.
  • Table games area
  • Private parking with surveillance service
  • Laundry
  • 24hrs security
  • Only hotel in the area with access to the beach
  • Wi-Fi


During your stay you can enjoy all kind of water activities such as : snorkeling, fishing, diving, kayaking or various other activities like : biking, horseback riding, hiking and yoga.

  • Tour & excursions Desk
  • Transfers and rent a car arrangements

Other Activities

  • Yoga
  • Snorkeling
  • Scuba Diving
  • Fishing
  • Horse Riding
  • Bicycles
  • Excursions
  • Tennis
  • Golf


Hotel Cabinas Olas has 24 hrs of security, parking lot, maid service, as well as ten spacious and beautiful bungalows cabinas.
All cabinas offer a terrace and hammock, double and single orthopedic beds, safety box, ceiling fans and/or air conditioning(not all), private bathroom with hot water.

Meal Plan

Continental breakfast included in rate.
Restaurant open from 7.30am-9.00pm every day,large variety of meals.

Best Period

The destination provides a 180° window towards the Pacific Ocean, perfect to get the whole swell located in the area. A variety of coast and a mountainous region makes it an ideal destination for every kind of surfing, from the beginner to the longboarder, going through the more addicted hardcore surfers: extreme sensations and waves always there all year long since the Caribbean Sea also provides quality waves during the summer.
There are all kind of waves, from the fast beachbreak to the rivers’ waves, through the consistent peaks within a paradise and tropical scenery.
Costa Rica’s Northern region, that gets the S/SW swell from the roaring forties, has a reception angle for the swell, especially favourable.
-       The most consistent season from June to October (1.3m to 3m), when the depressions from New Zealand send their long lines.
-       From November to April, the N/W swell brings a clean swell, smaller (1m to 1.50m) with a nice weather, an offshore wind and less rain.
-       The dry season gets tropical paradise conditions, but many surfers go there and on the unknown spots so the American challenge is sometimes tight !
In the East of the country, in the Golfo de Nicoya, the major season goes from April to October with a solid S/SW swell generating powerful waves going from 1 to 3 meters, thanks to the depressions coming from New Zealand. Surfing everywhere, but the bad thing during the rainy season is that the roads near Mal Pais point are not in good conditions.

From November to April, during the dry season, there are dreamy conditions: weak offshore wind and a small regular swell on every spot.
Many people in the water on the famous spots but less busy than in Guanacaste.

The wind is quite weak. From May to October, there are summer storms. It is better to go in the water in the morning; the sea lap is rising in the afternoon.
During the dry season, the wind is weak and N/NE. Tides reach 4 meters and change a lot the spots’ orientation. Not many tide time-tables available – Bring binoculars to check the spots.
In the water, some jellyfishes and nettle-rashing seaweeds can bother you.
In the North, near the Potrero’s spots, sometimes some sharks, but no registered attacks. Bottoms are different, sand, coral, rocks on which unroll kilometres of waves. Water temperature = 27°C on average.
Not too much wind in general in the Golfo de Nicoya. Some storms during the summer.
Weak NE/NW wind during the beautiful days of the dry season.
Fairly important tides that might affect the rivers’ spots or the beachbreaks. Take a map or a tide time-table in Jaco’s surf shops.
Many black sandy beaches – watch out for feet burns! Some nettle-rashing seaweeds.
Be careful to the violent currents near Playa Hermosa.


Playa Avellanas stands out as one of the best Surfing locations in Costa Rica with a half dozen or more surf spots; offering point breaks, beach breaks and reef breaks, like Little Hawaii, a break that holds any size swell(when all is closing out this one rules), El Estero a rivermouth that breaks on reef and get as a classic A-frame,lefts and rights, El Palo that is a classic beachbreak where all levels can have fun, Beachbreak, a left that makes Avellanas be in many surfers mind for ever (with some rights too), el Parqueo, another reef break left that can get hard core on bigger swells on high tide and El Indicador y El Golfo Persico,two outer reefs that are like heaven for sup,with some other breaks that surfers need to diiscover by themselves.

Weather / Temperature

Air temperature : 32°C (Summer) / 30°C (Winter)

Water temperature : 28°C (Summer) / 28°C (Winter)

Surf Story

Many American champions have been on its shores, immortalized in Endless Summer II : the witch rock, Tamarindo and its beachbreaks, wild beaches of Guanacaste and many more exotic spots.

A paradise for ecotourism, surftrips looking for all kind of waves on the beaches often deserted, in a Latino atmosphere and a completely safe country.


« Pura Vida! » This fetish expression from Costa Rica best describes this country overflowing of life in every way.
The “Ticos” kindness and their warmness is nothing compared to the huge wealth of nature.

Going to Costa Rica, first is going on a trip to act like Indiana Jones within a true wild paradise! A paradise that have everything at the same time: dreamy beaches and high summits, the thicker forest and moon-like bushes, underwater bottoms worthy the most beautiful fish tanks and huge breathe taking forests, inextricable mangroves and two oceans with impressive waves…
The whole is packed into a tiny territory of barely 51 000 km². But Costa Rica is especially about meeting people, an open-minded population, sensitive and welcoming…A country that have given away its army to first take care of health and education and did not wait for the growth of the lasting development. A place where it is easy to be a happy and pleased traveller-surfer !


Demarcated by Nicaragua in the North and Panama in the South, Costa Rica hugs the Caribbean Sea in the East and the Pacific Ocean in the West.
A volcanic chain splits the country, from the Nicaraguan frontier in the Northwest to the Panaman frontier in the Southeast.
A high plateau divides the American cordilleras in the centre, bordered with low coastal lands in the East and in the West.
More of half of the population live in this plain, with a volcanic fertile soil. Mangroves, marshlands and sandy beaches characterize the Caribbean coast, 212 long. More cut and rocky, the Pacific coast spreads out 1 016 km, dotted by gulfs and peninsulas.


For French nationals, a passport valid 6 months after your return home is compulsory, a return plane ticket as well.
No visa for stays of less than a month.
The capital is San Jose.
the official language is Spanish. English is spoken only in major cities.
No vaccine is required to enter Costa Rica. Nevertheless, think about taking a treatment against malaria if you wish to hazard in the jungle.
-7 hours in winter, -8 hours in summer.
Costa Rica is a tropical country and only has two seasons: humid and dry.
The dry season usually lasts from the end of December to mid-April.
The wet season lasts the rest of the year.The Caribbean coast remains humid all year long. Temperatures not change too much. Only in heights, it is different. San Jose is 1 150 m high and this is where what the “Ticos” (cute nickname that the inhabitants give to each others) called the everlasting spring, with 15°C min and 26°C max.
The Caribbean coast is warmer, with an average of 21°C at night and more than 30°C during the day.Temperatures are even higher in the Pacific Coast. In low altitude, the humidity can be suffocating.
For instance: San José/Tamarindo = 295 km/ 5 hours.
Here, there are no hollow promises but a true political will and a life reference. Everything has been settled for more than 15 years now, for a harmonious and lasting development.Ecology in Costa Rica is a position for the whole nation.
Do not drink the tap water and bring along medicine for intestinal problems.Use an American outlet with flat connections because the electric current is 110 V.
The local currency is Colon (CRC) but it is not exportable.
We recommend you to have US dollars in small denominations and change on the way there.Credit cards are not accepted everywhere.

Price from

76€ for 1 night

Price includes

Price includes continental breakfast and 13% taxes,based on standart unit, no A/C

Rates & Packages

High Season 
December 1st, to Abril 30th & July 1st to August 30th 

*Excluding New Year and Semana Santa
Single room:$100Double room:$110Triple room:$120

Low Season
May 1st, to June 30th & September 1th, to November 30th

** 2017 - The hotel will be closed October for our vacation.
Single room:$90Double room:$100Triple room:$110

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