Bill Beard’s and Margaritaville Beach Resort Playa Flamingo
Guanacaste, Costa Rica
An Oceanfront Costa Rican Resort with The Spirit of Pura Vida
Change your latitude and escape to a tropical paradise where golden sands invite you to linger under shady palms and the warm, blue Pacific Ocean beckons you to dive in and explore. Where a relaxing and casual beach vibe and authentic hospitality truly inspire the spirit of Pura Vida – the pure life. Relax in beautiful rooms and suites, including specialty family suites, overlooking tropical gardens, oversized pool and the Pacific Ocean. Indulge your senses at OnZen Spa, lounge on the pristine beach or enjoy paddle boarding on Pacific waves. Relax by the sparkling outdoor pool and sip a cocktail at the swim-up pool bar. Take in a spectacular sunset over the ocean while enjoying international cuisine infused with Costa Rican flavors in one of three restaurants. Enjoy whitewater rafting, zip-lining adventures, scuba diving, deep-sea fishing and volcano tours. At Margaritaville Beach Resort Playa Flamingo, the possibilities for romance and adventure are endless.
At the resort’s onsite beach area, miles of sugary soft sand stretch to iridescent blue water, beckoning you to pack your beach bag and leave your cares behind. Surround yourself with the rustling of palm trees, the songs of exotic birds and the occasional call of a monkey. When you’re ready for your beach adventure, the Water Sports Center can equip you with everything you need, including umbrella rentals, boogie boards, kayaks, and beach chairs. They also offer ATV Tours, so you can explore the area around the resort by land. The independently operated Water Sports Center is open daily from 9:00 a.m. to sunset, weather permitting.
Escape to a breathtaking oceanfront retreat surrounded by mountains, mangroves and golden sands. Awaken to the sound of Pacific Ocean waves rolling onto Flamingo Beach, providing a soundtrack for relaxation. Their spacious Playa Flamingo hotel rooms bring you authentic and eco-friendly Costa Rican comfort in the tropical beauty of Flamingo Beach. Enjoy beautifully decorated rooms and suites with modern amenities, local decor and scenic views of the pool, beach or ocean for an unforgettable vacation experience. Relax on your private balcony refreshed by ocean breezes and the sound of the waves and local birds just outside. Leave your cares behind and refresh, relax and rejuvenate at Margaritaville Beach Resort Playa Flamingo.
Crowned by breathtaking mountain ranges, dotted with rainforests and framed by environmentally protected beaches, Costa Rica is one of the world’s most exotic destinations. And no place makes it easier to explore all that their beautiful country has to offer than the Margaritaville Beach Resort Playa Flamingo. Lose yourself in the gorgeous waters and gently curving sands of Flamingo Beach. Enjoy world-class deep-sea fishing for marlin, sailfish, tuna, dorado, snapper in the Pacific Ocean. Just offshore from their resort, Islas Catalinas offers amazing scuba diving amidst an incredible array of marine life.
For an unforgettable underwater experience, nothing compares to the Pacific waters surrounding Playa Flamingo, Guanacaste. Margaritaville Beach Resort Playa Flamingo is the closest dive resort to Islas Catalinas (Catalina Islands), one of the most intriguing dive sites along the Northern Pacific Coast. Along with large schools of vibrant, tropical fish, you can see giant manta rays, dolphins, sea turtles and eels. Angelfish, parrot fish, puffers, Harlequin shrimp, spotted eagle rays, devil rays, barracuda and hogfish are among the marine dwellers commonly observed in these beautiful surroundings.
The best diving conditions are usually between May and November, when it is common to enjoy 35 ft. to 80 ft./10 m to 30 m visibility. Costa Rica water temperatures are warm year-round with higher temperatures between May-October and lower between December -March. Dive sites range in depth from 40 feet to over 100 feet so there is something for divers of every skill level to enjoy. They offer daily morning trips to the Catalina Islands, and many beautiful nearby sites like “The Wall” and “The Point.” Afternoon boat dives are also suitable for snorkeling, as they visit shallower sites where everyone can enjoy the beauty of the reef.
Images and video courtesy of Margaritaville and Bill Beards