A Little Bit About Lola's

We started Lola's as a place for friends, family and the few adventurous tourists and surfers for lunch and a drink. We are now 22 years into our labor of love. 

While striving to keep the feel of the local surf hangout, we have done much to expand to accommodate the thousands of daily guests in the high season and to be caretakers of our beloved Playa Avellana and the surrounding community year round.

Lola’s uses organic produce and free range organic chicken and eggs, and our beef is grass fed and organic as well. We recycle, compost (or feed Lolita!) and convert fryer oil to biodiesel. We support the local communities, police, schools, children’s advocacy groups, lifeguards, beach clean ups, animal clinics, a variety of local charities and several environmental projects. 


Our waste water treatment facility supplies clean water for our reforestation projects and gardens. We have eliminated all plastic cups, bottles, carry-out containers and straws. We are currently installing our solar panels and should be off the grid soon. Lola’s is climate neutral and has been since we opened in 1998. We hire locally and think of our loyal and conscientious employees as family.


Your patronage contributes directly to our efforts and is greatly appreciated!


Hope to see you soon,

Christi & Donatus

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