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Flamingo Beach

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.

How about making your visit to Flamingo Beach even more unique? Don't forget to try out one or two of these things to do:

Examine our Playa Flamingo things to do page to find many more activities in the area.


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Margaritaville Beach Resort Playa Flamingo $149
Margaritaville Beach Resort Playa Flamingo

Margaritaville Beach Resort Playa Flamingo

Flamingo Beach, Playa Flamingo, Guanacaste
     
    3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

    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 Conchal Beach. Playa Prieta and Monkey Park are also within 12 mi (20 km).

    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

    Flamingo Beach Villa - One of Few Renovatd Units- Walk to Beach- Bikes Included

    Playa Flamingo, Guanacaste
       
      0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      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.

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      Presidential Suit 24

      Presidential Suit 24

      Playa Flamingo, Guanacaste
         
        0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Situated in Playa Flamingo, this romantic condo building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Potrero Bay and Flamingo Beach. Playa Potrero and Playa Potrero are also within 3 mi (5 km).

        Voted Best Beach House on Flamingo Beach
        Voted Best Beach House on Flamingo Beach

        Voted Best Beach House on Flamingo Beach

        Playa Flamingo, Guanacaste
           
          0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Situated on the beach, this romantic vacation home is within 1 mi (2 km) of Potrero Bay and Flamingo Beach. Playa Potrero and Playa Potrero are also within 2 mi (3 km).

          Oceanica 2br/2 BA - Oceanview, Walk to the Beach, Sunsets - Tons of Amenities!
          Oceanica 2br/2 BA - Oceanview, Walk to the Beach, Sunsets - Tons of Amenities!

          Oceanica 2br/2 BA - Oceanview, Walk to the Beach, Sunsets - Tons of Amenities!

          Playa Flamingo, Guanacaste
             
            0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Nestled on the beach, this Playa Flamingo condo building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Potrero Bay and Flamingo Beach. Playa Potrero and Playa Potrero are also within 2 mi (3 km).

            White Sand Beach Front Blue Zone Experience in Costa Rica $533
            White Sand Beach Front Blue Zone Experience in Costa Rica

            White Sand Beach Front Blue Zone Experience in Costa Rica

            Playa Flamingo, Guanacaste
               
              0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Situated in Playa Flamingo, this vacation home is within 1 mi (2 km) of Potrero Bay and Flamingo Beach. Playa Brasilito is 3 mi (4.8 km) away.

              Blue Zone Green Beach Front Experience $533
              Blue Zone Green Beach Front Experience

              Blue Zone Green Beach Front Experience

              Playa Flamingo, Guanacaste
                 
                0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Situated in Playa Flamingo, this vacation home is within 1 mi (2 km) of Potrero Bay and Flamingo Beach. Playa Brasilito is 3 mi (4.8 km) away.

                Paradise Flamingo Beach Hotel $111
                Paradise Flamingo Beach Hotel

                Paradise Flamingo Beach Hotel

                Playa Flamingo, Santa Cruz, Playa Flamingo, Guanacaste
                   
                  3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Nestled on the beach, this Playa Flamingo hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Potrero Bay and Flamingo Beach. Playa Potrero and Playa Potrero are also within 2 mi (3 km).