Flamingo

Playa Flamingo Area Description

Playa Flamingo Area Description

Flamingo Beach is famously known for its pristine white sand beaches and award-winning Blue Flag waters. Located in the charming province of Guanacaste, Costa Rica, Flamingo Beach is rich in natural beauty and enveloped by spectacularly unkempt mangrove estuaries.

Just outside of Flamingo Beach sits Las Baulas National Marine Park, world renowned for its dedication to preserving the nesting colonies of endangered leatherback turtles. Schedule a guided tour of the park to witness these magnificent reptiles make their ancestral procession to nest. Las Baulas National Marine Park encompasses 450 acres of mangrove swamps and coastline and home crocodiles, raccoons, pacas, capuchin and howler monkeys and over 170 species of birds.

Playa Flamingo Costa Rica birds eye view
Playa Flamingo shoreline with white sand beach Costa Rica

For those looking to get their adrenaline pumping, try zipping through the jungle on a thrilling canopy tour. Soar between platforms while securely harnessed to a zip-line for a truly unique bird’s-eye view of the rain forest. 

For an exhilarating day of adventure, grab your swim suit and head out onto the Pacific Ocean. Spend an afternoon snorkeling through wondrously secluded bays surrounded by manta rays, turtles, and hundreds of vibrantly colored tropical fish. If you’re really lucky, you may even get to see dolphins or whales pass by!

Anglers will surely feel a surge of excitement while battling the sea on a sports fishing voyage in Flamingo Beach. Marlin, roosterfish, barracuda, yellow fin tuna, snapper, mahi-mahi, grouper and candle fish are only a few of challenging deep water species of the Pacific to cast your line upon.

Avoid the masses and spend a relaxing day on Potrero Beach, located just across the bay from Flamingo Beach. The 4km stretch of secluded coastline is the perfect environment for a day of fun in the sun with friends and family. Pack a cooler and spend the day swimming, body surfing, reading, sunning or snoozing for a truly peaceful day in paradise.

Kayaking and other activities in beautiful Playa Flamingo Costa Rica
World Class Sport Fishing Playa Flamingo Costa Rica has to offer

Enjoy a romantic evening at the celebrated Mar Y Sol, where classic French fare collides with flavors of the tropics. Arrive before 6:00 p.m. for a stunning view of Flamingo Beach at sunset out on the hillside terrace. Stop by Marie’s in the morning for their locally famous banana and papaya pancakes, or if there later in the day, order up a burger or rotisserie chicken, which are also highly revered. Should the mood strike you, Amberes Restaurant, Bar and Casino is great place to mingle with locals and tourists into the wee hours of the night. Test your skills on the dance floor where traditional Latin dances such as the Salsa, Samba and Meringue are still cherished by locals. If dancing isn’t your thing, try your luck at the casino which offers card tables, roulette tables and slot machines.

Flamingo Beach, Guanacaste, is the perfect retreat for vacationing families or groups of friends. Whether coming to Costa Rica for extreme sports or extreme relaxation, Flamingo Beach will please even the finickiest of travelers.

Sunset sailing tours offered in this tropical Playa Flamingo Costa Rica paradise
Tropical Flora surrounding Playa Flamingo Costa Rica
Breathtaking sunsets of the ocean of Playa Flamingo Costa Rica
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