Holidaymakers looking for wonderful beaches by the Pacific Ocean may like to try Playa Flamingo in Costa Rica. Situated on the northwest coast of this Central American country, there are plenty of things for visitors to see and do here. Holidaymakers will find numerous different places to stay including self catering accommodation, B&Bs, condos and beach houses.
Playa Flamingo has a splendid stretch of beach for holidaymakers to either relax on or enjoy various activities. Some great watersports can be enjoyed here including surfing, snorkelling, water skiing, jet skiing, wind surfing and kayaking. Boats will also take tourists on fishing trips where there is a good chance of catching marlin, sailfish and giant tuna. Golfers can play at an 18-hole championship course and in fact this province is home to the largest number of golf courses in the country. The beautiful scenery makes this a great location for hiking, cycling and horseback riding. For the adventurous tourists there are opportunities for guided cave tours or canopy tours over the jungle treetops. There are good bars and restaurants in and around Flamingo Bay, with a variety of cuisine. Self catering holidaymakers can purchase food from one of several bakeries and a vegetable market located in the area.
Playa Flamingo is located conveniently close to many interesting places in the province. For example there is Wildlife Refuge Diria and the Las Baulas National Marine Park, which is an important spawning and nursing ground for leatherback turtles. Other attractions to be found in the province include several museums such as the Museo de Sabanero and the Religious Art Museum, which are located just over an hour away in the province capital, Liberia. Another place well worth visiting is Rincon de la Vieja Volcano National Park, which features hot springs, waterfalls and rivers. Various tours can be arranged while staying here including ocean safaris where tourists can spot whales, dolphins and turtles.
The climate here is good all year round with the dry season generally between November and April and next to no rainfall between December and February. The rainy season begins in late April or early May and continues through October, a month which averages 48 inches. Temperatures can range from a high of 35 degrees centigrade and a low of 20 centigrade with March and April the warmest months on average.
Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport (LIR) is located in Liberia and is approximately one hour’s drive from Playa Flamingo. Flights arrive here from a few international airports including Brussels (BRU), London-Gatwick (LGW), Miami (MIA) and Toronto-Pearson (YYZ) as well as seasonal flights to Amsterdam (AMS) and Dusseldorf (DUS). Taxis are available outside the terminal building and there are car rental services available here too.