Things to do in Flamingo Guanacaste Costa Rica.

Written by Peter Conrad

The North Pacific side of this amazing country is where most of the beach front hotels are located. In fact, it is the most popular destination for those who are looking to enjoy some of the prettiest beaches. This time, we would like to recommend Flamingo Beach, which belongs  Guanacaste province, and this is maybe the driest place, even though it is a tropical country.

Flamingo beach is located approximately at 90 minutes from the Liberia International Airport and about 4.5 hours driving from the San Jose airport. You can get there by taking a comfortable private transfer, a shuttle service (which is the cheapest way) or driving a rented car if you want to explore more by your own.

The road is paved and in good conditions, so it is easy to move in between and you can go to other top beaches such as Potrero, Brasilito, Conchal, Tamarindo and Langosta. If you prefer to get to Flamingo easily and faster, you can also take a domestic flight to Tamarindo Airstrip.

Flamingo is inside a bay, and it is a white-sand beach with clear- pristine and blue water. Actually, this is popularly known as “Playa Blanca” (‘White Beach’ in Spanish). This is not only close to other of the best beaches to visit but it has its own natural attractions, protected areas and beautiful landscapes nearby that will fit into your vacation package.

Guanacaste what to do in Flamingo beach.

It is perfect for deep and in shore sea fishing, with a great variety of species, like marlin, swordfish and tuna. In fact, an international fishing competition takes place every year during the summer, becoming it a very popular touristic destination for adventure vacations.

Flamingo also has a fully-fledged marina, and a wide array of possibilities for water sports, such as scuba diving, sailing, kayaking and snorkelling. It is incredible to go swimming and admire the rich marine life, including white-fin sharks, turtles and more species.


This beach is a must stop for a family trip. Close to Flamingo can be found the Catalinas Island which is known for its marine richness, there it is possible to take diving courses if you are not certified and would like it to, or if you just want to do some immersions in different amazing spots if you are PADI certified.

While in Flamingo, you can also find an 18-hole golf course for the sport’s lovers, and you can also find more adventure excursions for your vacation package. If you are more adventurous, you can try zip lining, horseback riding, ATV, white water rafting or just rest, relax and tan at the beach.

For those who are looking for a close contact with nature and wildlife, there are different ecotourism tours and several protected areas to visit during their visit to Flamingo. Some of those close places are Las Baulas Marine National Park which is well-known for its turtle nesting, the Palo Verde National Park for bird enthusiasts, the Santa Rosa National Park which encloses an important history of this country, and the Rincon de la Vieja National Park if you would like to see an active volcano, walk and admire the impressive fumaroles during your trip.

We do not have to forget that Flamingo is one of the best swimming beaches in the North Pacific area, so as a summary, this is a great option for families, couples, group of friends and solo travellers! It offers plenty of adventure in an unparalleled setting!

About the lodging

Flamingo certainly offers different options for a stay in one of the most beautiful beaches, and what is amazing is that there are hotels nearby offering the chance to visit the beach without being hosted there, for example, you can find a wide hotels variety while staying on the nearby Tamarindo beach.

But we must say that maybe one of the most popular hotels in the area is Margaritaville, which is one of the best all-inclusive family resorts. Moreover, there is considerable quantity of condos, apartments, villas or similar that people can rent, but it is also a place where some foreigners have invested in the stunning area, thinking on a perfect retirement in the heaven!

If you are looking for a place to rest with style, Flamingo is the right destination. You will find some of the finest hotels, villas and condos, restaurants offering international and typical food, stores, souvenir shops, night life options, attractions, and much more. We promise you will have a great time at Flamingo Beach, so just contact us and get to know this charming place during your next family holiday.


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