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
Playa Flamingo accommodations – Steps from the Pacific Ocean, authentic decor and dramatic views make your stay unforgettable.
Standard Room One King Bed
Indulge in this relaxing 400 Sq. Ft retreat featuring one king bed dressed in custom, luxurious, all-white linens and premium bedding. Contemporary furnishings and a soothing sand, sea and sky color palette create the perfect setting for rest and leisure after a day in paradise. Some rooms offering a private balcony. This room can accommodate two people.
Standard Room Two Double Beds
Treat your party to a relaxing stay in this 400 Sq. Ft room, outfitted with contemporary furnishings and all the amenities you need to enjoy a tropical retreat. This room sleeps four and features two double beds donned in soft, plush all-white linens and premium bedding and a full bathroom with shower and tub. Let nature seep in through your window and capture the beauty of the Costa Rican mountains and mangrove forest, with some rooms offering a private balcony. This room can sleep up to 4 people.
Studio Family Suite
Mi casa es su casa, and this expansive 450 Sq. ft Studio is the ideal setting for a family getaway. Fully appointed to function as a home away from home! Their Studio family suite can sleep up to 5 people with two double beds and a twin size sleeper sofa, this spacious family studio is equipped with a kitchenette with microwave, refrigerator, and wet bar.
Family Bunk Bed Junior Suite
Growing older, but not up, this family room is perfect for kids and kids at heart. Fitted to accommodate the whole family in the soothing surroundings of the Costa Rican beach, this room features one King Size bed and 2 sets of twin size bunkbeds (total of 5 beds) and a full-size sleeper sofa. This wonderful family suite can accommodate up to 8 people (maximum 6 adults). Minimum of 4 people required to reserve this room.
Garden Poolside Room One King Bed
Whether you want to join the pool party or just chill on your hammock and enjoy the view, this ideally located room is your own oasis in paradise. A spacious 320 Sq. Ft room donned in island-inspired décor helps you unwind and recharge your battery in the surroundings of fresh contemporary furnishings. This room can accommodate two people.
Garden Poolside Room Two Double Beds
Whether you want to join the pool party or just chill on your hammock and enjoy the view, this ideally situated room is your own oasis in paradise. This spacious 320 Sq. Ft room donned in island-inspired décor and fresh contemporary furnishings features two double beds dressed in all-white linens and premium bedding. Located on the ground level of the resort, this room offers a gorgeous view of the Resort Pool and gardens from your private patio furnished with comfortable seating area and tropical hammock.
Pool View Room One King Bed
This fresh and comfortable 320 Sq. Ft retreat with contemporary furnishings and a soothing sand, sea and sky color palette mirrors the coastal atmosphere of Costa Rica. Instantly escape with the room’s King Size bed lined in custom, all-white linens and premium bedding and Margaritaville branded bath amenities or check out the gardens and resort activities on the beautiful private balcony with comfortable seating area overlooking the pool.
Pool View Room Two Double Beds
This fresh and comfortable 320 Sq. Ft retreat with contemporary furnishings and a soothing sand, sea and sky color palette mirrors the coastal atmosphere of Costa Rica. Featuring two double beds lined in custom, all-white linens and premium bedding, Margaritaville branded bath amenities and a beautiful private patio overlooking the Resort’s pool with comfortable seating area. When the pool and gardens meet outside your window, the best place to check out the activities is your private balcony
Private and pristine, the romantic atmosphere of their one-of-a-kind Honeymoon Suite provides the perfect Pacific Ocean escape. Spanning over 1,285 Sq. Ft, this modern retreat with contemporary furnishings and casual-luxe décor includes a living room with a step-up Jacuzzi bath, large separate bedroom, featuring a king size bed donned in custom, luxurious, all-white linens and premium bedding and their famous Paradise Pillows, large walk in closet and expansive bathroom with Margaritaville bath amenities.
Ocean View Suites One King Bed
If you have a Caribbean soul you can barely control, this is the room for you! With 785 Sq. Ft and stunning direct ocean views, this expansive 1-bedroom suite features contemporary furnishings and a fresh and airy color palette. The living room is decked with a full-size sofa bed, a kitchenette with microwave, fridge and sink/wet bar and spans onto a private balcony. When it’s time to relax, retire to the bedroom and dive into the one king bed lined with luxurious, all-white linen and premium custom bedding and let the sound of the ocean lull you to sleep after another day in paradise. Boasting a private balcony in the bedroom, there’ll be no shortage of spots to sit and wonder in the amazing sunsets of the Pacific Ocean.
Ocean View Suites Two Double Beds
If you have a Caribbean soul you can barely control, this is the room for you! With 785 Sq. Ft and stunning direct ocean views, this expansive 1-bedroom suite features contemporary furnishings and a fresh and airy color palette. The living room is decked with a full-size sofa bed, a kitchenette with microwave, fridge and sink/wet bar and spans onto a private balcony. When it’s time to relax, retire to the bedroom and dive into one of the two double beds lined with luxurious, all-white linen and premium custom bedding and let the sound of the ocean lull you to sleep after another day in paradise. Boasting a private balcony in the bedroom, there’ll be no shortage of spots to sit and wonder in the amazing sunsets of the Pacific Ocean.
Nothing says paradise like a luxurious 2-bedroom suite ensconced in the lush landscape of Costa Rica! The JB Suite is the perfect setting for family gatherings or hanging out with friends. To finish on a high note, three patios overlooking the resort’s quiet relaxation pool and garden, complement the chill style of this magnificent Casa. This magnificent suite features 1 king bed in the master bedroom and a second bedroom features two full size beds. Both bedrooms have their very own bathroom. The living area is open concept and features a fully equipped kitchenette with microwave, refrigerator and wet bar, and living area. Sleeps a maximum of 6 people.
· Garden, pool & ocean view options
· Private bath with shower/tub combo
· Make-up mirror & hair dryer
· Room service ($)
· Direct-dial telephone with voicemail
· Kitchenette (available in most suites)
· Sofa bed (available in studio & suites)
· Mini Refrigerator
· Minibar (fee for Minibar items)
· 50″ flat screen TVs
· English & Spanish channels
· Large ceiling fans
· Free Wi-Fi & USB Ports
· Coffee/tea maker featuring Costa Rica-grown coffee
· Margaritaville custom branded bath amenities
· AM/FM clock radio
· Same-day laundry service ($)
· In-room entertainment package
· Remote-controlled silent air conditioning
· Iron / Ironing board
Flamingo Beach Restaurants in Costa Rica – The Flavors of Central America
International cuisine, bursting with the flavors of Costa Rica, is what is on the menu every day at the resort’s diverse Playa Flamingo restaurants in Costa Rica. Their own organic farm allows them to create a true farm-to-table experience with authentic, Costa Rican grown herbs and vegetables. Complementing the culinary creations crafted by their internationally trained chefs are the hand-crafted libations expertly mixed by their bartenders. Add into the mix the warm Latin hospitality of all their staff, and you are ready to experience extraordinary food in a breathtaking setting.
Banana Wind Cafe
Experience the bold flavors of coastal Central America in the warm ambiance of Banana Wind Cafe, offering indoor dining and an outdoor oceanfront patio. Banana Wind provides a vibrant food experience, incorporating native, straight-from-the-ocean seafood, grass-fed beef and organic herbs and vegetables. Savor incredible seafood dishes like fresh fish Ceviche, Classic Fish Sandwich, and fresh Corvina Ala Plancha. Expand your horizons with one of their traditional platters such as the Arroz con Camarones. Make room to indulge with one of their homemade desserts like Tres Leches, Flan, and Chocolate Coconut Cake. They also serve many kid favorites like cheeseburgers, chicken strips, and quesadillas.
Capriccios Pizza Bistro & Cafe
Enjoy wonderful flat breads and gourmet pizzas, freshly made pasta, and salads, and Italian desserts, as well as signature cocktails in a vibrant setting with spectacular views of the resort and beach.
5 O’clock Somewhere Bar & Grill
Take in panoramic views of the resort and the Pacific Ocean while enjoying hand-crafted cocktails, cold beers, and the full food menu in this resort’s rooftop dining venue. Relax and watch sporting events on one of their eight large screen TV’s or enjoy live entertainment on select nights. Enjoy delicious drinks and tantalizing food, as well as live music and entertainment based on the season. The 5 O’clock Somewhere Bar & Grill is a great location for special events and celebrations.
License to Chill Pool Bar
Part of the allure of any tropical resort is the swim-up pool bar. So they’ve created the world-famous License to Chill Pool Bar. Swim up and enjoy refreshing cocktails, lunch and light fare while soaking up the sunshine. Sip on signature like their License to Chill Margarita, or Green Monster, as you relax on your poolside chaise lounge chair.
In Room Dining
Feel like staying in? That’s no reason to miss out on the delicious cuisine offered at Margaritaville Beach Resort Playa Flamingo. You can retreat to the haven of your private room or suite and still enjoy delicious foods, like the Flamingo Burger, Ceviche, Fresh Salads and Sandwiches. Staying in never tasted so good!
Renew and Relax at their Oceanfront Costa Rica Resort Spa
Rejuvenate body and soul at OnZen Spa, your journey to relaxation and wellness. Experience pure serenity and renewal at their Costa Rica resort spa, featuring healing body therapies, massage, facials, manicures and daily fitness and wellness activities. Discover bliss with an OnZen Signature Massage, Honey Body Polish or Renewal Facial. Their expert health and beauty specialists ensure a relaxing spa experience using only the finest all-natural and organic ingredients, whenever possible. Indulge your senses at their Playa Flamingo spa.
Located off the second floor lobby, their spa features his and hers locker rooms, indoor Jacuzzi pools, saunas, and steam-therapy rooms. They also offer a fitness center with a panoramic view of the pool and beach, tennis courts and an activities director to help you stay active and have fun. Enjoy a game of beach volleyball or complimentary classes like water aerobics, salsa dancing and yoga. Embrace the spirit of Pura Vida at their healing spa on Playa Flamingo.
Beach Activities and Services
Enjoy endless fun in the sun at their Costa Rica Beach Resort
· Umbrella Rental
· Kayak Rental
· Snorkel Gear Rental
· Boogie Board Rental
· Guided Kayak Tours
· Guided Snorkel Tours
· Paddle Board Rental
· Guided ATV Tours
Daily Resort Activities:
Exciting Costa Rican Resort activities in Playa Flamingo
Whether you are dreaming about a romantic getaway, a relaxing beach vacation or family adventure, Margaritaville Beach Resort Playa Flamingo is your perfect destination for Costa Rica resort activities and recreation. They offer exciting daily activities for the family, from pool volleyball to eco walks, to salsa dancing, at their idyllic resort on Flamingo Beach. Relax with a drink at the sparkling pool and indulge in spa treatments. Swing into action on the tennis courts, enjoy movies and foosball with the kids. Relax, play, explore or do absolutely nothing. It’s your vacation, so do it your way.
A sample of complimentary daily activities include: Table game tournaments, pool volleyball, basketball, and tennis, jumbo Jenga, painting, drawing, and dance classes, Zumba, water aerobics, traditional craft classes, face painting, Bingo, Tai Chi, Spanish classes, darts, and more!
Flamingo Beach – Lounge on their beautiful, ecologically protected beach on the Pacific Ocean. Flamingo Beach offers incredible sunsets, golden sands, natural lava rock pools and waves perfect for body-surfing and boogie boards. They offer kayak, boogie boards, and paddleboard rentals.
Outdoor Pool and Swim-Up Bar – Relax, swim and soak up some rays in the most famous pool in Guanacaste! Sip your favorite cocktail at the swim-up pool bar or relax in one of their in-pool loungers and work on your tan.
Covered Children´s Pool and Kiddie Play Area – Your little ones can play in the pool all day while protected from the sun, and parents can relax while they run and climb in the adjacent play area.
Fitness Center – Enjoy complimentary access to their fitness center where you can exercise while overlooking the beautiful Pacific Ocean. Maintain your workout regimen with cardio and weight training equipment.
Tennis Court – Enjoy an invigorating game on their fully-lighted court perfect for night play. They offer complimentary racquets and can arrange tennis lessons with a local pro to improve your game.
OnZen Spa – Indulge in a body treatment, massage, facial or one of their specialized therapies designed for relaxation, wellness and beauty.
Daily Scheduled Activities – Stay active in paradise with their free daily activities program. Join their staff for water aerobics and pool games, salsa lessons in Arenas Bar, eco walks, and cocktail mixing classes. Daily activity schedules are posted daily poolside.
Try Scuba – Scuba is available from Rocket Frog Divers. Give it a quick try and experience the magic of breathing underwater.
Billiards, Foosball, and Movies – Their family center is a popular place for the kids to play billiards, Foosball, or enjoy movie nights in their movie theater.
Photo Shop – Their team of professional photographers will capture the best moments of your Costa Rica vacation. Just off the main lobby, the photo shop offers family, couple, and individual photos to take home. They can take photos on the beach, in the pool or anywhere for memories to last a lifetime!
Amazing things to do in Costa Rica just outside your door…
Pristine reefs, dramatic underwater topography and abundant marine life make Costa Rica one of the most sought-after dive destinations in the world. Discover what lies just beneath the surface of their deep-blue Pacific waters. Playa Flamingo scuba offers experiences and courses for all skill levels
Their onsite dive center is operated by professional, experienced, bi-lingual tour staff of Rocket Frog Divers and all instructors, dive masters and guides are PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) certified. For those who are new to diving, they are proud to offer their Discover Scuba Dive Resort Course, which allows non-divers to experience the thrill and beauty of an underwater adventure.
For guests who want to become certified divers, they offer Learn to Dive courses. Additionally, they offer a full range of advanced education courses for experienced, certified divers who want to broaden their skill set. If you’ve already completed a portion of a course, their instructors can assist you and finish it with you through their onsite Referral Program.
Curious about scuba diving? Costa Rica’s Northern Pacific Coast is the perfect place to dip your toes into diving! The Resort Course is designed for beginners and consists of a brief introduction of scuba diving by a certified PADI instructor, followed by a pool training session taught by the same instructor. Once your knowledge has been developed and underwater skills mastered, enjoy two open-water dives (maximum depth 30-40 ft.) You will be introduced to the amazing underwater world off the shores of Costa Rica. These dives are conducted and directly supervised by their experienced dive instructors. Please note that this is not a certification course. Also, the pool training session is mandatory for every participant, even those who have previously completed another introductory scuba program.
Ruggedly beautiful terrain welcomes you to some of Latin America’s most sought-after golf courses. Enjoy challenging fairways, dramatic driving and unsurpassed beauty as you play courses you will never forget.
Picture-perfect sugary sand beaches stretch for miles, inviting you to kick off your flip-flops and explore. Head to secluded bays where rocky headlands provide a more intimate experience. Just walk outside and lounge on Flamingo Beach.
Explore Costa Rica’s beautiful landscapes and natural treasures, from beaches to volcanoes. Discover amazing national parks that protect and showcase their country’s unique ecological environments and diverse beauty.
The beauty of Costa Rica extends well beyond the comfort and offerings of their eco-friendly resort. Book an optional tour and explore, first-hand the dramatic variety of things to do throughout their lush and exotic country.
Head out on one of the many charter fishing boats found throughout the area and test your skill battling the Pacific’s biggest game. Take a seat in the game chair and engage in the fight of your life to reel in Costa Rica’s big game fish.