$118 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Nov 30, 2014 Check-out: Dec 1, 2014

Flamingo Beach Resort and Spa

4 stars
Playa Flamingo, Playa Flamingo, Guanacaste/Liberia,
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.0
out of 5
95 reviews
Beautiful Quaint Resort

We loved this resort and definitely would go back. The resort is right on the beach. The pool is... See full review

  • Susan Canada
  • Nov 14, 2014
family getaway

We enjoyed our stay very much. This isn't a place if you are looking for nightlife but a place for... See full review

  • kpro04
  • May 4, 2014
Pool-view guestrooms and kitchenette suites on protected Flamingo Beach

Situated on the northwest Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, north of Tamarindo, the Flamingo Beach Resort & Spa offers an enchanting escape on the pristine sands of Flamingo Beach-an ecologically important "blue-flag" beach. From the relaxing setting, guests can take adventure tours to the surrounding forests, enjoy water sports, and visit nearby national parks and local villages. The Flamingo Beach Resort & Spa has a swimming pool with swim-up bar, and offers convenient airport transfers (fees apply).

Highlights
  • Located directly on Flamingo Beach
  • Swimming pool with swim-up bar
  • On-site scuba diving center
  • Airport transfers available (fees apply)
  • High-speed Internet access in guest rooms and public areas (fees apply)
Rooms

The Flamingo Beach Resort & Spa boasts 120 spacious guest rooms in a range of sizes and styles, including pool-view rooms, kitchenette-equipped studios, and sprawling suites with ocean views. Guest rooms have either a single king-size bed or set of double beds, and a private bathroom. In-room amenities include flat-screen TVs with satellite service, high-speed Internet access (fees apply), mini-bars (fees apply), safe boxes, air conditioning and coffee makers.

Features

The Flamingo Beach Resort & Spa features a wide range of amenities and activities from its oceanfront location. Guests can lounge by the outdoor pool, gamble in the casino, play tennis on lighted courts and exercise in the on-site fitness center. The full-service spa offers massages, and body and facial treatments. The on-site scuba center teaches dive classes and runs offshore charters.  The Arenas restaurant serves meals all day, and guests can sign up for an optional all-inclusive meal plan. The Flamingo Beach Resort & Spa can accommodate weddings and conference groups, with more than 4,000 square feet of event space. High-speed Internet access (fees apply) is available in guest rooms and the business center.

Transportation
  • Daniel Oduber International Aiport, Liberia (24.3 mi/38.9 km)
Attractions
  • Playa Grande Marine Turtle National Park (14 mi/22 km)
  • Hacienda Pinilla Golf Course (18.8 mi/30.1 km)
  • Guaitil Village (42 mi/67.2 km)
  • Rincon de la Vieja National Park (45.5 mi/72.8 km)
  • Palo Verde National Park and Wildlife Refuge (59.9 mi/96.4 km)
Business
  • Business center with computers (fees apply)
  • High-speed Internet access (fees apply)
  • 4,195 square feet of indoor and outdoor event space

Hotel Map

10.4384 -85.7923
Area served
Flamingo Beach, Guanacaste, Costa Rica.
Nearby airports
Liberia Airport (LIR): Approximate driving time is 45 minutes. Juan Santamari Airport: Approximate driving time is 4 hours and distance is 120 miles.
Area description
A scenic, 45-minute drive from Liberia International Airport brings you to our tropical paradise. Experience this premier beachfront resort, reflecting a rich local heritage in an unspoiled natural environment.Located on the golden sands of Playa Flamingo, Costa Rica, designated a Blue Flag beach for it's environmental standards and water purity, and known for it's spectacular sunsets. Nearby shopping and nightlife are within walking distance from the resort.

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Flamingo Beach Resort and Spa Rooms

POOL VIEW ROOM
Pool View Room features One King or Two Double Beds
View: Resort or Pool

In Room Amenities

Satellite Flat Screen Television | High Speed Internet Access | Mini Bar (Fee)
High Speed Internet Access | Safe in Room | Air Conditioning
Ceiling Fan | Electronic Smart Locks | Private Bath with Tub and Shower
Electronic Smart Locks | Hairdryer | Alarm Clock Radio
Telephone
STUDIO ROOM
Studio Room features Two Double Beds
Studio has an extended living area with an equipped kitchenette(No Stove)

In Room Amenities

Living Room | Kitchenette | Pull Out Full Size Sleeper Sofa
Refridgerator | Microwave | Toaster
Kitchen Utensils | Satellite Flat Screen Television | High Speed Internet Access
Safe in Room | Air Conditioning | Ceiling Fan
Electronic Smart Locks | Private Bath with Tub and Shower | Electronic Smart Locks
Hairdryer | Alarm Clock Radio | Telephone
STANDARD ROOM
Standard Room features One King or Two Double Beds

In Room Amenities

Satellite Flat Screen Television | High Speed Internet Access | Mini Bar (Fee)
High Speed Internet Access | Safe in Room | Air Conditioning
Ceiling Fan | Electronic Smart Locks | Private Bath with Tub and Shower
Electronic Smart Locks | Hairdryer | Alarm Clock Radio
Telephone
RUN OF THE HOUSE
Run of the House is assign at check in

In Room Amenities

Satellite Flat Screen Television | High Speed Internet Access | Mini Bar (Fee)
High Speed Internet Access | Safe in Room | Air Conditioning
Ceiling Fan | Electronic Smart Locks | Private Bath with Tub and Shower
Electronic Smart Locks | Hairdryer | Alarm Clock Radio
Telephone

Amenities

  • Free internet
  • Airport shuttle
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Elevators
Activities
Outdoor pool
Fitness center or spa
Casino
Spa
Game room
Tennis
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Laundry service
Childcare Service
In-Room Safe
Tour desk
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Barber/Beauty shop
Conference facilities
Doctor on call
Gift shop
Currency exchange
Internet
Free internet
Transportation
Airport shuttle
Parking
Free parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

Dining

ARENAS RESTAURANT
Open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Arenas Restaurant offers guests both air conditioned dining, or outdoor terrace dining and features International cuisine.
SUNSET LOUNGE
The resorts rooftop bar features panoramic views of the resort and the Pacific Ocean. An exquisite venue for wedding receptions and other celebrations. Enjoy delicious drinks and tantalizing light fare from 3:00pm - 10:00pm Sunday through Thursday; Friday and Saturday from 3:00pm - 12:00am. Featuring a variety of live musical entertainment (schedule varies).
MAGALLANES SWIM-UP POOL BAR
The resorts famous swim-up bar where you can eat and drink wet or dry, serves refreshing cocktails and lunch or light fare daily in a casual, relaxed setting. Open from 10:00am - 6:00pm. Serves the world best Guanabana or Mora frozen smoothie. You may never want to leave!

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
Known for amazing sunset beach weddings, the resort features a gorgeous beach location or garden location and has a dedicated professional wedding planner on staff. For meetings, two new meeting rooms, both equipped with high speed wireless internet access (fee). Las Palmas A offers 1,784 square feel of space and Las Palmas B offer 1,480 square feet.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1200

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (95)

Ratings and reviews for Flamingo Beach Resort and Spa

Overall score

4 / 5
5.01.0
95 out of 95
Amenities:
3.8
Room cleanliness:
4.2
Hotel staff:
4.4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4.1
Value:
4

91% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Georgia
Apr 10, 2010

Tips for you

The tours were great except for the callousness of the tour leaders. My husband and another gentleman had a bad stomach virus. We asked the guide if they could stay on the air conditioned bus while we finished with horseback riding-- they were completely unsympathetic and told us they had to ride a tractor down the mountain. When we arrived at the bottom of the mtn. the tour bus driver never heard the large tractor pull up because he was fast asleep in the ac bus!!!!! Why couldn't 2 very sick passengers have that PRIVILEGE!!!!!?????????

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Not Applicable

use the currency there-- everyone there changes the rate to what pleases them. It pays to go to a grocery store and purchase staples {food} and a cooler.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
chattanooga, TN
Apr 1, 2010

refreshed

Recommend getting included breakfast and eating out at local places. You dont need to rent car but it can make it easier. Just down the road you can rent a boat to paddle and snorkeling gear to travel to small island for great isolated snorkeling. Outback jacks just further done road is a most to eat. You can go in the cage with spider monkeys close by on a canopy tour. We broke up our trip and stayed at another hotel to get more views. We met a couple there who has been going to this place for 7 straight years with other families. If your a surfer not the place to a quick ride.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Fairbanks, AK
Mar 18, 2010

Wonderful relaxing retreat

This was a beautiful resort right on the beach. We had toured the country with a tour group and then booked this resort to stay at 4 days before returning home. We didn't leave the resort but to just walk across the street to Marie's restaurant one night. You would have to take a taxi, shuttle or have a car to get to any where because nothing is close by. Thank goodness we did our shopping for souvenirs before arriving here because there was not much or it was very expensive. But it is a wonderful relaxing resort away from it all, if that is what your looking for. We didn't do the all-inclusive, just the "breakfast only" and we were very happy with that choice. The food was very good, but pretty much the same every day.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Not Applicable

Bring your own sunscreen, it is very expensive in Costa Rica.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Virginia Beach, VA
Mar 15, 2010

Fun family vacation

Great location, very friendly staff, but make sure you do not get a ground floor room...they are dark, musty and not nearly as nice as the second and third floor pool or ocean view rooms. The hotel offers nice excursion packages and the beach is beautiful. It is about 30 minutes drive into Tamarindo and well worth having a rental car to have dinner there and see the nearby sights.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

Rent a car to see Tamarind and some of the other beaches.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
San Francisco
Mar 12, 2010

Nice beach in Guanacaste, quiet hotel

Breakfast buffet could be improved, not tasty for cooked items, good for fruits.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Do not eat at hotel, go to Marie's restaurant a few feet across the street in the shopping center, better and cheaper.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Skidoorider
Business
Oley,Pa
Mar 5, 2010

OUTSTANDING

Could not have been better / very friendly staff / great pool / great location / had breakfast package only - would recommend to anyone !!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Take lots of $1 dollar and $5 dollar bills -

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
nellandterry
Business
Seattle, WA
Feb 1, 2010

Best Vacation Ever

The hotel is beautiful. The staff was very friendly and went out of their way for us to ensure our stay was amazing. The pool is incredible, we spent a lot of time at the swin-up bar. It tends to be crowded during the day, so we mainly hung out there at dusk or after dark, when the crowd tends to be more adults and calmer. The beach is the most beautiful one we saw during our stay, and right across from the hotel. We had a view of the ocean and pool from our room. The town is small, and the nightlife consists of only a few locations (we enjoyed YellowFin and Angelina's in the plaza down the block from the resort). If you are looking for a more bustling nightlife, I would suggest going to/staying in nearby Tamarindo. I would definitely reccommend this hotel to anyone traveling in the area. And make sure to go to Mar y Sol Lounge up the hill for sunset at least once during your stay! Incredible view!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Go to the little store a block away from the resort for your booze and mix your own drinks. You will save hundreds compared to the hotel drink prices. And I would only do the breakfast-inclusive package, there are a lot of great places to walk to and dine for a little variety.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Minneapolis, MN
Jan 13, 2010

Beautiful Beach Paradise

The resort was small and intimate. Beutiful location with a great beach. They offer all sorts of tours you can take and they arrange all of the details for you. The staff was wonderful and so friendly. They will even bring the resort lounge chairs for you to use on the beach. Most relaxing vacation I have ever been on. I will definatly be headed back sometime soon!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Lovin Costa Rica
Business
Denver CO
Nov 5, 2009

James Bond

This resort is right out of an orginal James Bond movie, with an exotic hotel and impressive villas nestled above the crescent sand beach. The hotel sits on a penninsula right on the beach. The hotel pool is truly wonderful, if you get tired of swimming in the ocean and the beach. The restaurant at the hotel was excellent and we saw no reason to go anywhere else for dinner, however there is a restaurant across the street if you need a change. It is very safe to walk around the area and is a Tico experience especially if you visit the beaches around Portrero.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Vanillatutsi
Business
Calgary, Canada
Sep 8, 2009

Great overall

The Hotel was very nice, driving there from the Liberia Airport wasn't to difficult, there were signs heading to Flamingo beach. It would be nice if they had a sign that said Flamingo Beach Resort 200 meters ahead or something because you just suddenly see it and you stop. They have a guard on duty which is nice. The entrance is pretty nice, creative and beautiful flowers are arranged there as well as some comfortable Sofas. The cushions could use some washing or replacing but it was okay. There is free wireless in the pool and lobby area. If you have a good wireless card you can pick it up from a pool view room. Room was clean, bed was clean, towels were clean, no bugs, expensive mini bar (surprise surprise), cofee maker. There was shampoo but no conditioner in the bathroom. They helped us bring the bags up to the room because there is no elevator. The pool is nice, the beach is okay the water seems a little brown because of the sand and the waves. The restaurant was good, but the options are limited I wouldn't go all inconclusive due to the small lunch menu. We had breakfast included which was always good but sometimes random. Sometimes the dish would come with everything on the menu and the next day two or three items would be missing and you would have to ask for them. The Costa Rican meals (casado, costa rican rice and beans, rice and chicken) were all really good. My wife had the shrimp one night and I tried them and they didn't taste quite all right. It didn't seem like it was the spices more that the shrimp wasn't either a good quality or was almost bad. They gave us a discount. Their pesto pasta was really good too and they had an activities guy there who was pretty enthusiastic and got people doing things together. They have a tour operator who offers tours at average prices but they are limited. We went to Tamarindo for better selection and we bartered the priced own because it was the slow season. Playa Conchal or Shell beach is 5 minutes away it is the crystal blue kind of beach you imagine for your vacation. The public entrance is through a VERY bumpy dirt road, the beach (the sand) and a very steep hill about 50 meters long. There is a guy that tries to charge you for parking on the other side. Just ignore him. It isn't his land.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Go to Tamarindo (20-30 minute drive) and eat at El Coconut, FT's or Noguis. Great food.

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