Vacationing in Playa Flamingo
To complete your package in Playa Flamingo, add some tours (sunset catamaran, horseback riding, hiking, kayaking, diving, snorkeling, anyone?). Then, if your body needs a rest, take out to relax and enjoy a spa.
Another option to enjoy in Flamingo is fishing. The waters here are home to sailfish, marlin, roosterfish, snapper, and yellowfin tuna to name just a few.
Outside of the ocean and on dry land, day trips are available, including the Guachipelin adventure tour, Ostional Wildlife Refuge, Diamante Eco Adventure Park, Rio Celeste, and the Rincon de la Vieja National Park.
The Best Places to Stay in Flamingo Beach, Costa Rica
Playa Flamingo has some of the best hotels and vacation rentals in Costa Rica. So how can you choose the best place to stay? Let us help you find the perfect location, be it a hotel, villa rental, or our all-inclusive resort in Flamingo. Here are some of our top picks:
The Palms Villas
These two-bedroom rentals are beachfront and beautiful. Each has two floors, an ocean view, and floor-to-ceiling glass doors.
360 Splendor del Pacifico
This is the area’s newest option. There are 360-degree breathtaking views. The condo, with a stunning balcony, can accommodate four guests. It comes with access to a rooftop terrace with the best ideas. Also available at this luxurious condo are in-room spa services. Staying here will get you a complimentary shuttle to and from Flamingo Beach and the town plaza.
Margaritaville Beach Resort
Margaritaville is an all-inclusive resort with a spa, casino, and onsite entertainment. Perfect for families, there’s a small movie theater on-site. There are also three restaurants and a swim-up bar. Aside from an expansive swimming pool, there’s also a kiddy pool with shallow water and a thatched roof. Near the pools, you’ll enjoy karaoke and bingo.
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FAQs About Flamingo Beach Hotels and Resorts
Which is better, Playa Flamingo or Tamarindo?
If you’re looking for a party place, head to Tamarindo, it’s typically crowded and loud, but there are many fun things to do there. If you prefer quiet, Flamingo is more your style.
Both have beautiful beaches and great restaurants. Both are also near all the water sports and activities you can dream of.
These towns are only about 20 minutes apart, so we recommend staying in the more peaceful Flamingo and heading to Tamarindo for a night or two out on the town. It’s nice to party as late as you want but then have a quiet rental to return to.
Is Playa Flamingo worth visiting?
Any scuba diving enthusiast will tell you it’s a big yes! Those who enjoy pristine beaches, upscale rentals, and quiet peace at the beach will agree. It’s considered one of the most excellent beaches in the country.
What is Playa Flamingo known for?
It’s a more developed, upscale, luxurious beach community than most others, offering classy restaurants and rentals. Flamingo is famous for its white/pink sand beach and glorious sunsets. There's also a new marina here, perfect for fishing and diving trips.
Does Playa Flamingo in Costa Rica have flamingos?
There are no flamingos, but the sand is often glows pink. The weather conditions cause subtle changes in how the sand looks, sometimes whiter, sometimes more golden, and usually a soft flamingo pink.
Is Playa Flamingo, Costa Rica nice?
Playa Flamingo is one of Costa Rica's most beautiful beaches, featuring soft sands, calmer waters, and spectacular sunsets.
Can you swim at Playa Flamingo?
Yes, you can swim here. The waves are gentle and the sands are soft.