We recently stayed at Flamingo Beach Resort & Spa. Family of 8 ,four Generations.we ranged from 15 to 73. We had an awesome time . I was in this same area 28 years ago before this hotel was built. Whoa, what a surprise to finally see this beautiful Jewel.Great Landscaping, huge pool, swim up pool bar with wonderful people like Manalo, Elia, Leo and of course Manuel ,who helped out wherever needed. We met people from England, Germany, France, Canada etc. which gave the place an international flair.Rooms are great and big enough. I had an issue the first day with my A/C unit but after calling front desk they send maintenance out immediately and it was fixed in no time. My daughter and husband had the Ocean view suite. It is huge with two balconies, one to see the gorgeous sunsets. This is truly worth the money charged.we had a total of four rooms,but would gather there some nights for family time,games etc.Restaurant is located between pool and beach, with indoor and outdoor dining. The outdoor patio was never too hot. It had great fans and ocean breezes.Beach is just steps away, crossing small dirt path.Super security.the Great grandchildren have been fortunate enough to have traveled to Europe, Hawaii and most places in US in Motor Home. This is the only time ever that they told their dad that they want to come back here to Flamingo and bring friends,that this was the best vacation ever.there is so much to do with all the wonderful tours being offered right from the hotel.not to mention the activities at the resort.The Game room was a real hit.Some of the younger adults enjoyed the Tennis Court.Do not compare this place with other resorts. It is different in a good way. Not too large and not too big.The Owners have accomplished something ,that is rare in the Hospitality Industry. They personalized it and make you feel like you were part of their family.It is magical and draws you in.The Costa Rican people are very friendly, educated and proud. If you treat them with respect and kindness they will do anything possible to please you.Do tip over the standard gratuity. We kept dollars with us and tipped separately when signing the tab to room.During the 7 days we were there the place was fully booked with two weddings and three soccer teams. It got a little noisy but it was happy noise.Rooms are super quiet , even the pool view rooms. After closing balcony door and AC running I was not bothered by any noise.Some people mentioned that it was pricey. The prices the Resort charges are typical of all prices in Costa Rica. Drinks could be stronger. Tip on other Restaurants. Marie's, Angelina's, Camaron Dorado in Braselito,La Palapa in Tamarindo as well as Coco Loco are all great. Our group split up and different people explored other options.We did not do the all inclusive since the younger ones went somewhere every day. Since the place was so booked it turned out alright as Restaurant was overly busy, explaining one meal not so good ,yet other times amazing, Try the Sea Bass over vegetables and Linguine, Beef Tenderloin , etc. All so fresh. Never tasted beef or Seafood this good as I have in Costa Rica. Even the burgers tasted good . A hit with the teenagers but they tried everything and ate with gusto. We were told that they just lost a Chef a short time ago , this explaining some of the issues that some people experienced. But they still did a good job. On last night the family wanted to go out as a group since we rented two cars for 3 days. But again we split up as the Teenagers said let's go back to our place, we like it best.We will be back next year for sure.Use plenty of sunblock, I didn't and got sunburn in less then 20 minutes on beach. Canceling out my massage,but other family members enjoyed it including the guys.If you have a negative experience or Issue ,talk with Management and they will do everything possible to fix any issue. Kudo ,mucho mucho gracias to Linda in corporate office for arranging our trip. She is the best. Hope to meet her some day.In mind and spirit we are still in Costa Rica.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The only resort located on one of Costa Rica's most famous blue-flag, ecologically protected beaches, this resort location is the perfect beachfront base from which to explore all of Costa Rica’s natural beauty and adventure. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Flamingo Beach Hotel Playa Flamingo
- Flamingo Beach Resort And Spa
- Flamingo Beach Resort Costa Rica
- Flamingo Beach Resort & Spa Costa Rica/Playa Flamingo