About Things to Do at Playa Flamingo in Costa Rica

About Things to Do at Playa Flamingo in Costa Rica
Located in Guanacaste, Costa Rica, Playa Flamingo is home to white sand beaches, staggering wealth from private developers and private estates and a number of water-sports activities. With resorts and tours offering outdoor adventure packages, adults and kids alike will enjoy this Costa Rican destination.

Water Sports

Known for its surfing and swimming, Playa Flamingo is a great destination for travelers in search of white sand beaches and water sports such as swimming, surfing, golfing and fishing. Travelers can rent gear for water activities at The Edge or buy surf gear at Iguana Surf and Marrisias Surf Shop in Tamarindo, which is only a 10- to 15-minute drive north. The Edge also offers walking and hiking tours as well as sport fishing.

Beach Activities

Horseback riding on the beach is also available as are horseback riding tours along the trails of Brasilito, only minutes from Playa Flamingo, according to Costa Rica Uncovered. Travelers in search of a more rugged adventure can rent an all-terrain ATV quad from Tamarindo Adventures. ATVs can be driven on the beach or on dirt roads. Visitors can also head over to the Garra de Leon golf course, just minutes away, to enjoy a round of golf.


Visitors can enjoy a number of resorts and bungalows. Great for kids as well as adults, many bungalows such as the Playa Flamingo bungalow offer on-site restaurants, children's playground, tennis courts, swimming pools and bars. Travelers staying at a resort in the village of Playa Blanca can also enjoy a number of restaurants, bars and fishing harbors, all of which are in close proximity.

Article Written By Charlie Gaston

Charlie Gaston has written numerous instructional articles on topics ranging from business to communications and estate planning. Gaston holds a bachelor's degree in international business and a master's degree in communications. She is fluent in Spanish and has extensive travel experience.

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