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Playa Flamingo Webcam

This live streaming Playa Flamingo webcam looks over the beach to the southwest and is perfect to catch one of those beautiful Costa Rica sunsets.

Playa Flamingo sunset

Playa Flamingo has been rated as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world.


About Playa Flamingo

Playa Flamingo Costa Rica is a stunning white sand beach located on the northern Pacific coast of Costa Rica in the Guanacaste province. This picturesque beach is known for its calm, crystal clear turquoise waters and beautiful scenery. Playa Flamingo is the perfect destination for travelers who enjoy warm weather beach vacations and love outdoor activities and adventure.

The wide, flat sandy beach at Playa Flamingo Costa Rica stretches for about 1 mile (1.6 km). The sand has a soft, powdery texture that feels wonderful underfoot. Rows of tall palm trees line the back of the beach, providing patches of shade. The ocean water has a striking blue-green color and is usually quite calm and swimmable, although there can be occasional rip currents to watch out for.

In addition to relaxing on the gorgeous beach, there are plenty of fun things to do in Playa Flamingo for those seeking some adventure and activity. The calm waters are great for swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, and stand-up paddleboarding. Several local companies offer guided kayak and snorkel tours to nearby beaches and reefs. Deep sea fishing is also very popular, with many charter boats available from the nearby world class Flamingo Marina.

For those who prefer to stay on land, there are lots of options as well. The area behind the beach has walking trails to explore. Horseback riding tours along the beach and through the nearby mountains are available. ATV tours are an exhilarating way to explore the rugged countryside and get an adrenaline rush.

Just a short walk from the beach, visitors will find a good selection of restaurants, bars, and shops in Playa Flamingo. Many of the restaurants specialize in fresh local seafood, like ceviche, grilled mahi mahi, and garlic shrimp. There are also Italian restaurants, pizzerias, burger joints, and cafes to choose from.

For a special dining experience, head to Coco Loco, an open-air restaurant right on the beach with tiki torches, great cocktails, and sunset views. Angelina's is an upscale option serving gourmet cuisine with an emphasis on fresh fish and local, organic ingredients. For a casual bite, Surf Box is a popular food truck near the beach serving tacos, burritos, and smoothies.  Try nearby Potrero Brewing for the best ice cold craft beer selections in the area.

When it comes to Playa Flamingo resorts and hotels, visitors have a variety of excellent options to choose from. Margaritaville Beach Resort is a top choice, with direct beach access, multiple swimming pools, onsite restaurants, and an impressive list of amenities. Rooms are spacious and modern with balconies overlooking the ocean. The resort has a fun, casual atmosphere perfect for couples and families.

For those seeking a more intimate, boutique experience, Flamingo Beach Resort is a great pick. This small resort has just 28 rooms surrounding a lovely pool and manicured gardens. Rooms have a bright, airy feel with tropical decor. The open-air restaurant serves a tasty free breakfast. The beach is just a 3-minute walk away.

Travelers on a budget will appreciate Hotel Flamingo Beach, a clean, comfortable, no-frills option that is only a 5-minute walk to the beach. The hotel has an outdoor pool, free breakfast, and rooms equipped with microwaves, refrigerators, and coffee makers. The friendly staff and affordable rates make this a popular choice.

There are also many condo and vacation home rentals available in Playa Flamingo for those who prefer more space and full kitchens. Most are located within easy walking distance of the beach. Vacation rentals can be a smart choice for longer stays, families, and groups traveling together.

Families love Playa Flamingo Costa Rica for its laid-back vibe, calm waters, and range of activities. Kids can spend hours playing in the soft sand and gentle waves. Older kids and teens can try boogie boarding, take surf lessons, or go snorkeling. There are also tide pools at the south and north end of the beach to explore at low tide.

For a fun family outing, take a catamaran cruise. Most cruises include snorkeling stops, lunch or snacks, and an open bar. It's a great way to get out on the water and look for marine life like dolphins, sea turtles, and whales. Sunset sails are especially popular and a memorable experience.

The Guanacaste region is known for its numerous national parks and wildlife refuges, many of which are within easy day trip distance of Playa Flamingo. Marino Las Baulas National Park protects nesting grounds of leatherback sea turtles, the largest turtle species in the world. Santa Rosa National Park has stunning white sand beaches, tropical dry forest, and an abundance of wildlife.

Rincón de la Vieja National Park is home to an active volcano, waterfalls, and bubbling mud pots. Trails wind through lush jungle inhabited by monkeys, sloths, coatis, and tropical birds. Guided hikes, horseback rides, and canopy tours are available. Río Celeste, a stunning turquoise blue river, is located within Tenorio Volcano National Park.

One of the most popular day trips from Playa Flamingo is a boat cruise along the Tempisque River in Palo Verde National Park. This wildlife-rich wetland area is home to crocodiles, monkeys, iguanas, and hundreds of species of birds, including scarlet macaws, motmots, herons, and storks. Most cruises include lunch and an educational guided hike.

Other fun things to do in Playa Flamingo include taking a yoga class on the beach, getting a massage at one of the spas, browsing the small shops and art galleries, and taking a Costa Rican cooking class. Chocolate tours, coffee tours, and rum tastings are also available for those interested in learning more about these locally-made products.

The weather at Playa Flamingo Costa Rica is warm and sunny year-round, with average daily highs in the upper 80s F (low 30s C). The dry season runs from December to April and is the most popular time to visit, with little rain and lower humidity. May to November is the rainy season, with daily showers common. The vegetation is lush and green during these months.

Playa Flamingo is about one hour from Liberia International Airport (LIR), which has many direct flights from the US, Canada, and Europe. It is about 4-5 hours from San Jose International Airport (SJO). Many visitors rent a car, but shuttle buses and private transfers are also available. Taxis are readily available in town for getting around.

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