Playa Flamingo is the jewel in the crown among the Pacific beaches in Guanacaste, in the heart of Costa Rica's gold coast. Flamingo Beach was the original jet setters’ beach of Costa Rica, attracting some of the world's rich and famous seeking a diversion from their playground in the Mexican Riviera.
Flamingo boasts a wide variety of beaches. Flamingo has one of the few full service marinas in Costa Rica. Nearby Playa Potrero offers a protected beach great for swimming. Have fun exploring the variety of beaches both north and south of Flamingo. You can even visit Las Baulas National Park, famous for its Leatherback turtle.
You can also visit nearby Santa Rosa National Park a 122,350 acre park that offers ten different habitats which range from a mangrove swamp to a dry tropical forest. This areas is teaming with monkeys, birds and a wide variety of other animals. Plus it is also an historical site.
There are plenty of activities in this area. Ride horseback, take an ATV, play golf, go sailing or para-sailing. You can snorkel, scuba dive or take a canopy tour. You can enjoy the art in the area by visiting the nearby village of Guaitil, to see the local potters here using the techniques of their ancestors create pre-Columbian style Chortega pottery.
After all this, you may want to enjoy one of the local spas or have dinner in one of the fine local restaurants.
See my list of the ten best places to stay when in the Flamingo area.
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