Flamingo Beach

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Flamingo Beach featuring landscape views, general coastal views and surf

Sunbathe on the soft sand, snorkel in the clear ocean water and spy turtles, crocodiles and monkeys at a marine park at this scenic beach.

Flamingo Beach is a horseshoe-shaped stretch of fine white sand and warm ocean water between two scenic bays. The area is known for deep-sea fishing, but the serene atmosphere and picturesque views of the bays are what attract most travelers to the area. Go sailing and scuba diving or simply relax on the soft sand and listen to the sound of the waves.

Walk at a leisurely pace through the mangrove trees growing behind the beach. Make your way up to Salinas Point to enjoy panoramic views of Potrero and Brasilito bays on either side. See if you can spot some of the Catalinas Islands on the horizon.

Sunbathe on the beach’s white sand and go for a swim to cool off. Comb the beach with the kids for shells, fossils and other beach treasures. Go snorkeling to get close to the vividly colored tropical fish.

Look up to the forested shoreline to admire the white houses with red-tiled roofs built into the surrounding forests. Many resorts and private homes are hidden in the vegetation. A few restaurants can be found around the beach and nearby Brasilito Bay offers a wide selection of cafés, bars and clubs.

Make the short trip inland to Palo Verde, where you can take river tours and spot wildlife. Las Baulas National Marine Park neighbors Flamingo Beach. Visit the turtle museum to learn about endangered leatherback turtles, which live in the park’s mangrove swamps. See the stately creatures when they come ashore between November and April. Look for monkeys, crocodiles and coatis, which look like raccoons.

The stretch of sand is also known as Playa Blanca (White Beach), so try both names when speaking to taxi drivers and bus conductors.

Flamingo Beach is a scenic 45-mile (72.4-kilometer) drive southwest from Guanacaste’s capital, Liberia. It is nestled between Brasilito Bay and Potrero Bay on Costa Rica’s west coast. Although it is only 15 miles (24.1 kilometers) south of Coco Beach and Hermosa Bay Beach, the car journey to Flamingo Beach may take around 1 hour on the unpaved roads.

Top Hotels Close to Flamingo Beach

Paradise Flamingo Beach Hotel
Paradise Flamingo Beach Hotel
3 out of 5
Playa Flamingo, Santa Cruz, Playa Flamingo, Guanacaste
The price is $150 per night from Jan 23 to Jan 24
Nestled on the beach, this Playa Flamingo hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Potrero Bay and Flamingo Beach. Playa Potrero and Playa Brasilito are also within ...
3.7/5 Good! (360 reviews)
"Staff was great, very helpful and exceeding our expectations with the smile. Location excellent with very nice private beach. Walking distance to Flamingo Beach."

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2022

Paradise Flamingo Beach Hotel
Margaritaville Beach Resort Playa Flamingo
Margaritaville Beach Resort Playa Flamingo
3.5 out of 5
Flamingo Beach, Playa Flamingo, Guanacaste
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $258 per night from Feb 10 to Feb 11
This Playa Flamingo resort is on the beach, 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Flamingo Beach, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Playa Brasilito and Playa Prieta. Conchal Beach and ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (994 reviews)
"Good place to stay one weak"

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2022

Margaritaville Beach Resort Playa Flamingo
The Westin Reserva Conchal, an All-Inclusive Golf Resort & Spa
The Westin Reserva Conchal, an All-Inclusive Golf Resort & Spa
4.5 out of 5
Playa Conchal S/N, Cabo Velas, Guanacaste
The price is $530 per night from Jan 23 to Jan 24
Nestled on the beach, this Cabo Velas property is 2.3 mi (3.7 km) from Playa Brasilito and 2.5 mi (4.1 km) from Conchal Beach. Playa Zapotillal is 2.9 mi (4.7 ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (783 reviews)
"Covid-19 protocols were violated primarily by the carpool drivers. The waiters service at the Italian Restaurant is not kind neither elegant. Last day we ordered room service (breakfast), four plate and they send only 2 forks, we ask almond milk and they send regular. Finally they sent us free wine ..."

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2022

The Westin Reserva Conchal, an All-Inclusive Golf Resort & Spa
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Best Lodging Options Near Flamingo Beach

Paradise Flamingo Beach Hotel
Paradise Flamingo Beach Hotel
3 out of 5
Playa Flamingo, Santa Cruz, Playa Flamingo, Guanacaste
The price is $150 per night from Jan 23 to Jan 24
Paradise Flamingo Beach Hotel
Margaritaville Beach Resort Playa Flamingo
Margaritaville Beach Resort Playa Flamingo
3.5 out of 5
Flamingo Beach, Playa Flamingo, Guanacaste
The price is $258 per night from Feb 10 to Feb 11
Margaritaville Beach Resort Playa Flamingo
The Westin Reserva Conchal, an All-Inclusive Golf Resort & Spa
The Westin Reserva Conchal, an All-Inclusive Golf Resort & Spa
4.5 out of 5
Playa Conchal S/N, Cabo Velas, Guanacaste
The price is $530 per night from Jan 23 to Jan 24
The Westin Reserva Conchal, an All-Inclusive Golf Resort & Spa
Amazing Ocean View 3 BR Home in Flamingo!
Amazing Ocean View 3 BR Home in Flamingo!
Playa Flamingo, Guanacaste
Amazing Ocean View 3 BR Home in Flamingo!
Flamingo Beach Villa - One of Few Renovatd Units- Walk to Beach- Bikes Included
Flamingo Beach Villa - One of Few Renovatd Units- Walk to Beach- Bikes Included
Playa Flamingo, Guanacaste
Flamingo Beach Villa - One of Few Renovatd Units- Walk to Beach- Bikes Included
Exquisitely Adorned Luxury Unit Right on Flamingo Beach Sleeps 6
Exquisitely Adorned Luxury Unit Right on Flamingo Beach Sleeps 6
3.5 out of 5
Flamingo Beach Road, Playa Flamingo, Guanacaste
Exquisitely Adorned Luxury Unit Right on Flamingo Beach Sleeps 6
Ocean View, 2 beds, 3 baths, Playa Flamingo
Ocean View, 2 beds, 3 baths, Playa Flamingo
Playa Flamingo, Guanacaste
Ocean View, 2 beds, 3 baths, Playa Flamingo
Exclusive - Secluded Spot on Flamingo Beach - Sleep to the Sound of the Surf
Exclusive - Secluded Spot on Flamingo Beach - Sleep to the Sound of the Surf
3.5 out of 5
Flamingo Beach Road, Palms #9, Playa Flamingo, Guanacaste
Exclusive - Secluded Spot on Flamingo Beach - Sleep to the Sound of the Surf
Extravagant Beachfront Mansion in Flamingo - Second to None
Extravagant Beachfront Mansion in Flamingo - Second to None
4 out of 5
Flamingo Beach Road, Haciendas Flamingo, Playa Flamingo, Guanacaste
Extravagant Beachfront Mansion in Flamingo - Second to None
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.