Playa Avellanas beach front restaurant Lola’s is probably best known for its celebrity resident, Lola the pig. Lola weighed at least 400 lbs and loved to go sunbathing and swimming. Ever social, she would muzzle people for snacks, or meander down the beach in search of a friendly tourist. Lola passed away at age ten and her claim to fame has been taken over by Lolita.
Getting to Playa Avellana
Playa Avellanas is located 20 km south of Tamarindo. Cars can be rented in San Jose (4.5 hrs), Liberia (1.5 hr) and in Tamarindo (30 min). The closest national airport is Tamarindo Airport, serviced by Nature Air and Sansa. Bus shuttles to Tamarindo can be arranged through Interbus and Grayline. Taxi service from Tamarindo is readily available.