When we started our trip to Costa Rica from San Jose, we were not sure what are we paying for.
Finally we made our way to Flamingo beach, because we were told it has the best beach in Costa Rica, after we entered this small exclusive town, the first place we saw was Mariner Inn and decided to stay there. Place is located in a secured area everything is very close. The next day we decided to see places like Brasilita (not very safe) and Potrero beach (no paved roads), thinking that it might be better (we were looking for a calm beach), we also looked allllllll over the Flamingo area and did not find a better place than Mariner Inn (avoid El Sabanerro unless you want to sleep with crabs and spiders in your room). It is family run business with Larry and Lin running it. With spectacular views from the rooftop restaurant. I think it is way undervalued, but the owner is running this place from 1990s and after staying there for 5 nights we realized that everyone who comes here are regulars who have been coming here for 8-9 years in a row.
Location is perfect for shops access to different beaches.
It is THE BEST KEPT SECRET in Costa Rica, and most locals/expats know the place. I usually don't write reviews of the hotels unless its a disaster, but I was so impressed by this place that I decided this is the least I can do.
Larry invites different live bands that perform on weekends, and by the way, we decided to extend our stay for another 2 weeks in Costa Rica just because of this place.
- Also Known As:
- Mariner Hotel
- Mariner Hotel Playa Flamingo
- Mariner Inn Costa Rica/Playa Flamingo