When staying in Flamingo Beach, I definitely recommend Monkey Bar in the Flamingo Beach Marina hotel. It is a very casual, friendly & inexpensive bar/restaurant themed with monkeys (of course) and American football. While we were there a few people (obviously returning customers) dropped off new monkeys to be added to the bar's collection. The bar has an excellent happy hour (2 for 1 beer and certain cocktails) from 5 to 7pm everyday and all day on Sundays. Monkey Bar is next to the hotel's pool and overlooks the ocean. It's not on the beach as the hotel is on a hill, but it offers great ocean views. The food is excellent. Probably the best meal I had in Costa Rica was the seafood crepes at the Monkey Bar. The pina coladas are good too (although not included in the happy hour special).
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