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Playa Flamingo is simply irresistibly beautiful with its brilliant white sand and turquoise water. Located in Guanacaste, on the Gold Coast of Costa Rica, it is also the only marina giving full service on the Central American Pacific Coast, between Acapulco and Panama. It is close to the developed beach resort of Tamarindo and to the lovely Reserva Playa Conchal, a white beach made of broken shells.
While Flamingo does not really have a town center, it has an luxurious choice of beautiful hotels and resorts, private residences and condos. This exotic beach attracts sun worshippers and those who enjoy swimming in its blue waters, as well as sports fishing and scuba diving enthusiasts. Flamingo’s deep-sea fishing is famous throughout the whole world; swordfish, snapper, marlin and tuna are just some of the popular catches, all year around. Every year in July, Flamingo is home to an international sailfish tournament that is sponsored by the Costa Rica Amateur Fishermen’s Club. Scuba diving is good all year around too in Flamingo, offering the spectacle of beautiful tropical fish.
Playa Flamingo is also in the proximity of some of Costa Rica’s most sought after National Parks; The Marino Las Baulas National Park is one of the world’s largest nesting and hatching sites for the endangered Leatherback turtles. With 450 hectares of coastline and mangrove swamp, it is home to an incredible variety of flora and fauna. See also the Santa Rosa National Park and Palo Verde Natural Reserve. From the marina, there are diving and sailing trips to the enchanting Isla de Plata. Flamingo is also close the famous 18 holes championship golf course that was designed by Robert Trent Junior. Those in love with adventure will love the Congo Trail, Costa Rica’s best original zip line canopy tour.
Flamingo is all about pleasure and luxury with its beautiful villas and sumptuous resorts and while it has a restricted choice of bars and restaurants, those seeking a little more nightlife have Tamarindo and Playa Brasilito just a few minutes away. Flamingo however has the most amazing white beach, just out of a dream.
Flamingo’s white sand and gorgeous sea, surrounded by lush tropical vegetation and wild life is the perfect getaway for those seeking a holiday in style and luxury yet close to nature.
Flamingo is a Blue Flag ecological beach, meaning it is environmentally sound, clean and great for swimming, and sunset cruise. While in Flamingo you will be likely to see howler monkeys, coatis, agoutis, iguanas, turtles, and a multitude of colorful tropical birds.
Flamingo has a direct access to the Daniel Oduber International Airport and to Tamarindo’s small airport for domestic flights. For those who prefer to drive or to travel by bus, it is only about 4 and half to 5 hours away.
Activities in Flamingo
- Deep Sea Fishing
- Scuba Diving
- Body Boarding
- Horseback Riding
- National Parks
- Zip Line Canopy Tour