Destination guide

Playa Flamingo is one of the nation's best beaches

If you look beyond the developments, you'll find one of Costa Rica's most scenic beaches. Picture-perfect arched bays covered in powdery white sands and backed by green shrubs are so close to Playa Flamingo vacation rentals, you won't even need flips-flops to reach them. Yachties come from far and wide to moor up in the country's largest marina and the spot is renowned for its sports fishing. Don't just bob on the water's surface though. Just below you'll find a kaleidoscope of color emanating from a variety of coral and schools of exotic fish.

Things to do

Eating out in Playa Flamingo

Attractions are a little thin on the ground in Playa Flamingo: it's more about the sand, sea and sun. In fact, photographers have long been coming to the Nicoya Peninsula and Guanacaste to snap the spectacular seascapes, though it's a tough job to truly capture it. If you fancy a day away from the beach, you can hop into the Playa Flamingo shopping plaza for a little retail therapy and pick up souvenirs to take home. Alternatively, Playa Flamingo vacation rentals are never far from the seafood joints which serve up fresh catches of the day in gorgeous surroundings.

Activities

Ocean-going activities at Playa Flamingo

With the only full-service marina between the stretch of coast that runs from Panama in the south all the way up to Acapulco in Mexico, it's no wonder there are countless possibilities for ocean-going activities. When you stay in a Playa Flamingo vacation rental, consider hiring a yacht and skipper for a day to cruise along the gorgeous coastline. Alternatively, you can don flippers and a mask to dive down for close encounters with many creatures of the deep, or cast in your line and try to reel in a trophy fish to take back home.

Weather

Look for a pause in the rain at Playa Flamingo

The best time to visit Costa Rica weather-wise is between December and April, when the skies are bright, the weather warm and the rains almost non-existent. It's no wonder with the cold winter snaps back home that it's also the busiest time to stay in a Playa Flamingo vacation rental. If you don't mind the odd tropical downpour, you can score a rental at seriously knocked-down rates between May and November. Pro tip: the rains stop briefly between June and July and during these months the interior just back from the shore is lush and green.

Natural features

Leatherback turtles in Playa Flamingo

When you stay in a Playa Flamingo vacation rental, you're just a hop, skip and jump from Santa Rosa, the first national park in Costa Rica. The 50,000 hectares of forest and marshland provide habitats for a surprisingly large number of critters. Amongst the lush greenery, you'll catch a glimpse of many of the 100 or so mammals that roam the forest, 250 species of avifauna and plenty of reptiles and amphibians. There are simply too many to list, but look out for jaguars, collared peccaries and magnificent leatherback turtles. We haven't even started on the 10,000 species of insects.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Playa Flamingo

The nearest airport is in Liberia (LIR-Daniel Oduber Intl.), located 20.5 mi (33 km) from the city center.

Where to stay around Playa Flamingo, CR?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 1,210 vacation rentals near Playa Flamingo. From 323 Houses to 218 Villas, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Playa Flamingo for a holiday or a weekend are on Vrbo.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Playa Flamingo?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Playa Flamingo:

  • Junquillal: 51 vacation rentals
  • Playa Grande Estates: 446 vacation rentals
  • Coco Bay Estates: 160 vacation rentals
  • Palm Beach Estates: 99 vacation rentals
  • Coco Sunset Hills: 196 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular point of interests near where I can stay when traveling to Playa Flamingo?

Vrbo offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Playa Flamingo. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Flamingo Beach: 1,301 vacation rentals
  • Coco Beach: 1,345 vacation rentals
  • Grande Beach: 1,850 vacation rentals
  • Playa Hermosa: 1,241 vacation rentals
  • Reserva Conchal Golf Course: 2,067 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Playa Flamingo listed on Vrbo where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Playa Flamingo?

Yes, of course. Vrbo has 323 Houses in Playa Flamingo. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Playa Flamingo include:

  • Villas: 218 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 583 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 12 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Playa Flamingo?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 969 vacation rentals with pool available in Playa Flamingo. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.