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Flamingo Beach
Vacation Travel Guide

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.

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Margaritaville Beach Resort Playa Flamingo
Margaritaville Beach Resort Playa Flamingo
3.5 out of 5
Flamingo Beach, Playa Flamingo, Guanacaste
The price is $138 per night from Jan 20 to Jan 21

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 ...

4.3/5Excellent! (1,000 reviews)

"It is a great place, the staff are amazing We love how close the beach is. The only thing the internet connection is awfull specially when you have to do some work online . Our family were so happy, also with the rules about COVID19 they are very careful."…"

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2021

Margaritaville Beach Resort Playa 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
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Situated in Playa Flamingo, this villa is within 1 mi (2 km) of Potrero Bay and Flamingo Beach. Playa Brasilito is 3.1 mi (5 km) away.

5/5Exceptional! (7 reviews)
Flamingo is beautiful

"Our stay at flamingo was fantastic. The owner goes out of his way to make sure your very well taken care of. The condo is clean and updated, safe and quiet. This is a great condo for a restful, luxurious vacation stay. That said when you want to party it is just a short walk down the beach . There ..."…"

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2020

Flamingo Beach Villa - One of Few Renovatd Units- Walk to Beach- Bikes Included
Amazing Ocean View 3 BR Home in Flamingo!
Amazing Ocean View 3 BR Home in Flamingo!
Playa Flamingo, Guanacaste
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Situated in Playa Flamingo, this romantic vacation home is within 1 mi (2 km) of Potrero Bay and Flamingo Beach. Playa Potrero is 1.7 mi (2.8 km) away.

4.3/5Excellent! (3 reviews)
Beautiful view of a great beach

"Overall, we enjoyed our stay at Casa Rosa. There were a few things that didn't work at the house, such as outdoor lights and sink disposal, so maintenance team came in to repair. Planning with Allen from BlueWater was very efficient and he responded quickly to answer all our questions and arrange ..."…"

Reviewed on Dec 28, 2019

Amazing Ocean View 3 BR Home in Flamingo!
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Margaritaville Beach Resort Playa Flamingo
Margaritaville Beach Resort Playa Flamingo
3.5 out of 5
Flamingo Beach, Playa Flamingo, Guanacaste
The price is $138 per night from Jan 20 to Jan 21
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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
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Amazing Ocean View 3 BR Home in Flamingo!
Amazing Ocean View 3 BR Home in Flamingo!
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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
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Flamingo Beach Road, Palms #9, Playa Flamingo, Guanacaste
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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
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 $439 per night from Jan 20 to Jan 21
The Westin Reserva Conchal, an All-Inclusive Golf Resort & Spa
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
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