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Margaritaville Beach Resort Playa Flamingo

Playa Flamingo, Playa Flamingo 50308 Costa Rica
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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 13/11/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#1 of 6 hotels in Playa Flamingo
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Change your latitude! 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 overlooking beautiful gardens, oversized pool and the Pacific Ocean. Indulge your senses at OnZen Spa, lounge on the pristine beach or enjoy paddleboarding 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 at our restaurant. 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.
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Full view
Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Kids pool
Secured parking
Pool / beach towels
Swimming pool toys
Outdoor pool
Fitness classes
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary welcome drink
Happy hour
Kid-friendly buffet
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Game room
Horseback riding
Water sport equipment rentals
Entertainment staff
Table tennis
Board games / puzzles
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Highchairs available
Airport transportation
Car hire
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Body wrap
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot bath
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Light therapy
Neck massage
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Room service
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
On-demand films
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Mountain view
Ocean view
Pool view
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Tom wrote a review Apr 2021
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This is my 5th visit to this beautiful part of Costa Rica the beaches are amazing and there are many outdoor activities to do. Flamingo Beach is a great destination if you want peace, tranquility, adventure and nature . I would highly suggest staying at the Margaritaville Beach resort, its very clean and the staff is very attentive. They made us feel welcomed from the minute we walked in the the resort. We were met by Jessica, who went out of her way to make us feel welcomed and get us checked in quickly. Throughout our stay Jessica always seemed to go the extra step to be extremely helpful and attentive...
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Date of stay: March 2021
Response from Rosaura Navarro, Guest Services / Front Office at Margaritaville Beach Resort Playa Flamingo
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Tommy65432109, Thank you so much for your great review. We are so pleased to receive your positive feedback and will share it with our entire team. We appreciate your staying with us and hope to see you again in the near future. Best Regards, Guest Service
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PugwashSanFrancisco wrote a review Feb 2020
19 contributions53 helpful votes
Hotel's Favourite
Myself, my wife and our 10 year old daughter enjoyed a wonderful eight night stay at the Margaritaville Hotel. This was not our first or even our second stay at this property, in fact we had visited here four or five times previous to Margaritaville taking over the running and operations of the hotel, and so we were very familiar with ‘Flamingo’ both before and after the Margaritaville transition and the Jimmy Buffet vibe and mantra had its corporate theme of approval stamped on the resort. Not in a bad way though, not at all, I am happy to add. I have always given this resort top reviews on an annual basis and that is still the case now after our February visit once again this year. We have always been very fond of the staff at Margaritaville and fortunately many of those kind ladies and gents are still plying their trade at the hotel. That is a big net positive and plus, since we have always been treated so well by so many, if not all of them - Manuel, Elias, (Jaime, Erica, Janette - Capriccios), Manolo, Orlando, Michael, Cynthia (TAM Tours) et al, et al, et al. Everyone across the entire spectrum of employment at the hotel are great ambassadors, super sound, friendly and good people - Thank you all for taking such good care of myself and my family on our most recent visit. We went to the rodeo one evening in Brasilito (Manuel’s recommendation- thanks pal) which was interesting, we did two catamaran sunset trips - Panache was the best (booked expertly through the always helpful lady Cynthia at TAM Tours in the lobby), also a day long trip to Diamanté Animal and Adventure Park, two dives with the on site Rocket Frog Divers (English Hannah and Taryn from Savannah (via Belfast like me!) were both professional, fun and excellent) and plenty of invigorating swims in the Ocean and relaxing family dips in the pool amongst daily Temple bar esque visits to the swim up Oasis for a yarn and a brewski served up in always fun fashion by Elias or Manolo. The bar food was great, also dinners at Capriccios Restaurant under the stewardship of Jaime (best waiter and loveliest bloke) were delicious, breakfasts were okay, not as good as on previous visits perhaps, but the wonderful Costa Rican coffee and a table outside in the mornings made the lack of porridge and limited variety of buffet not that much of a big deal. The live entertainment upstairs in the bar was always enjoyable when that was on the itinerary on some evenings and the servers were always friendly and hospitable. I did politely ask at reception three times for a second chair to be allocated to our room / balcony (like all the other rooms had) but we never did receive twin chairs, which was a marginal disappointment, but yet again, hardly a major grievance and don’t read much into that minor omission. Hopefully we shall continue visiting Margaritaville in our future trips to Costa Rica. We love the country, we love the lifestyle and we love the people and I’m happy to say that Margaritaville enhances that overall complimentary and positive experience myself and my family enjoy and have enjoyed on many occasions as your guests. Keep on keeping on. Cheers. Be well my Margaritaville friends.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
8 Helpful votes
Response from olmanu, Manager at Margaritaville Beach Resort Playa Flamingo
Responded 27 Feb 2020
Thank you very much for your amazing review and for sharing your comments about your recent experience in our beautiful resort. It is always encouraging to hear a positive feedback, particularly when it comes from those who matter the most – you! Please note it has been shared with the hotel team as a critical way of understanding how we can continue to deliver great experiences here in Margaritaville Playa Flamingo. Commitment to service and guest satisfaction is our main focus and we are delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay. The pride and dedication our hotel team takes in providing exceptional customer service to our valued guests speaks strongly of our efforts to ensure everyone experiences the PURA VIDA! We hope you choose to create more memories with us whenever your travels bring you back to Costa Rica. Kind regards from the sunny Flamingo Beach!
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Esteban wrote a review Apr 2021
7 contributions
I want to start by saying that I visit all inclusive all around guanacaste very often, this hotel don't have a buffet so they have a la carte menu, food is tasty, really good and gigantic portions don't get more than one plate at the time (management for all inclusive guest portions should be smaller we like to try different things, specially for kids). Best piña colada I have tried at any all inclusive kudos to Manuel he says that his secret is that he makes the drinks with love. In regards of the beach most beautiful sunset you can see in CR, couldn't upload pictures too heavy for trip advisor, be careful because the sea can be unsafe at certain times of the day very strong. Nice pool with an area for kids, entertainment can is none because of the pandemic. Rooms are very nice as well they give you an upgrade if possible and price is very low taking in consideration what you get for the price. Is it worth it? It depends if you coming just to relax and spend quality time with your family this is a very nice family hotel, definitely yes. I don't recommend this hotel for those seeking to party till late, to be entertained all day. Beware that the menu isn't he same every day so you might get bored of the same food if you stay for a very long period of time. If you are Tico and want to spend 2-4 nights I do recommend this place over dreams, planet westin and any other all inclusive. If you are a foreign and planning to visit multiple places I bet you will.enjoy this place. Very nice places to visit around.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Response from Rosaura Navarro, Guest Services / Front Office at Margaritaville Beach Resort Playa Flamingo
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Erdelgad, Thank you for taking the time to complete our survey. Your comments will be shared with our entire staff. We are very glad to know you were pleased with your overall stay. We look forward to hosting your stay once again and continuing to meet your expectations. Best Regards, Guest Service
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PugwashSanFrancisco wrote a review Apr 2021
19 contributions53 helpful votes
Myself, my wife and our 11 year old daughter have just returned Stateside after spending eight enjoyable nights as all inclusive guests at an ocean view suite (2322) at the Margaritaville. This was not our first rodeo staying here, more like our 7th or 8th sojourn perhaps, even dating back to when the hotel was previously named The Flamingo Beach Resort. We have always loved this resort and feel we have accumulated great memories from all of our stays here over the years. This last and most recent visit was also no exception. Rizo Taxis picked us up at Liberia Airport and with a cool Imperial libation en route, we were of to Margaritaville. I love this drive by the way and Manrique and Elvis at ‘Rizo Taxis’ are the best people transporters if you chose not to rent a vehicle. Manuel, the lobby porter at the hotel greeted us with a smile and his typical good natured friendly style. Manuel is wonderful and we always know our stay is of to a great start when we see him. We checked in to to our top floor suite effortlessly and the beautiful sounds and views of Flamingo Beach were again a special reality. Lucky us once again. Our room was fine. Most of the rooms underwent a facelift a few years back and although a few things could be improved upon perhaps, it was still a comfortable berth for our family trio. Occupancy at the hotel was noticeably not at the customary high levels we have experienced in previous years, but still there were enough good natured Costa Rican and American families to make a shared holiday experience fun for everyone. Covid precautions and sensible safety measures were utilized throughout the hotel and in all of the restaurants and these efforts were all conducted in a non obtrusive way. We appreciated such efforts. The number of staff members were less than in previous years and there was also noticeably no entertainment provided (ie) live music, solo or duo guitarists and vocals, which was unfortunate since I have always enjoyed the low key aspect of such entertainment in past visits. I would assume this is a direct result of low occupancy levels. ALL of the Margaritaville staff however and I really do mean ALL of them are truly excellent. They work exceptionally hard, they are super friendly and are most efficient and myself and my family are genuinely very fond of ALL of them, notably but not exclusive to Elias, Manolo, Veronica, Michael, Angel, Dianna, Yermandy, Linneth, Maggie, Gaby, Nelson, Manuel and so many more. All of the aforementioned gals and guys and other staff members whose names I have not mentioned helped enhance our visit so much and they all make the Margaritaville experience all the better as a result. Susie at ‘Swiss Travel Tours’ in the hotel lobby booked two fun trips for us - the sunset catamaran cruise with ‘Panache’ was fantastic as too was the ‘Discovery Tamarindo’ boat Tour of the mangroves. Susie was really helpful and we recommend her expertise for booking any tours etc... This review would not be complete without high praise and proper mention of both Jaime and Jannette and the chefs at Capriccios Restaurant. Jaime and Jannette are wonderful people, so warm and so hospitable and on the several occasions we dined with them, they treated us like royalty and their service and charm was exceptional, genuine and top class. We are huge fans of Capriccios and of our J and J host and hostess - “thank you” both so very much from Laura and her parents. Also a quick mention for the on site ‘Ohana Photography’ - Kevin and Carlos, the two yellow shirt photographers are great guys and took some delightful family photos of us on the beach. We will add your professional caliber photos to our treasure trove of memories. We even met Yokasta Valle, the Costa Rican boxing Champ at the resort. She was gracious and kind to allow my daughter to have a photo next to her. We are her newest fans and enjoyed talking to her and her promoter. Yokasta is a real Champ in more ways than one, was our family consensus - she was a real delight and a true role model for her proud fans, my family now included, despite being Irish! By way of closing, we hope to return once again to Flamingo Beach and Margaritaville perhaps sometime in the Fall of this year or in 2022. The Margaritaville Resort suits us perfectly since as a family we don’t tend to like stuffy or snooty experiences typical of some other Guanacaste resorts. We stayed at the Westin Conchal before but we did not favor the wall separating the hotel and the beach and we are much more comfortable and in tune with the Margaritaville vibe which is both friendly and safe but without any ivory tower arrogance or separation between the hotel and the beach. We personally appreciate and prefer it this way. Costa Rica is a beautiful country with wonderful people and that is why we are such big fans. Stay well everyone.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Response from Rosaura Navarro, Guest Services / Front Office at Margaritaville Beach Resort Playa Flamingo
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Pugwash, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave this amazing comment!!!! We are so glad you had such a great time!!! Your comments will be shared with our entire staff. We are very glad to know you were pleased with your overall stay. We look forward to hosting your stay once again and continuing to meet your expectations. Best regards, Rosaura Navarro Guest Service
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Sandy M wrote a review Mar 2021
8 contributions7 helpful votes
Visiting this resort with y friend in a wheelchair was a good experience. The resort has elevators in 2 places to get us where we needed to go. The kiddie pool provided shade and waiters did a great job of keeping our drinks full. Upon arrival I was disappointed that we could not get up to the bar/restaurant upstairs near the beach. The staff was great and offered the menu downstairs. I was concerned about only 3 restaurants on property and an all inclusive stay. They were fantastic and offered and made us special order meals on a regular basis. This resort was a good choice.
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Date of stay: March 2021
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Room Tip: rooms on the pool side and ocean view were certainly the best choices
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1 Helpful vote
Response from Rosaura Navarro, Guest Services / Front Office at Margaritaville Beach Resort Playa Flamingo
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear T2775FCsandym, Thank you for leaving your comments, it´s so great to find out you enjoyed your stay. Looking forward to have you back at the resort. Best Regards, Guest Service
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Frequently Asked Questions about Margaritaville Beach Resort Playa Flamingo
Which popular attractions are close to Margaritaville Beach Resort Playa Flamingo?
Nearby attractions include Playa Flamingo (0.2 km), HOOK'd Costa Rica (0.1 km), and Monday Moonlight Market (0.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Margaritaville Beach Resort Playa Flamingo?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a swimup bar, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Margaritaville Beach Resort Playa Flamingo?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and blackout curtains.
What food & drink options are available at Margaritaville Beach Resort Playa Flamingo?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Margaritaville Beach Resort Playa Flamingo?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Margaritaville Beach Resort Playa Flamingo?
Conveniently located restaurants include Angelina's Restaurant & Bar, Amigos Tacos y Beer, and Scooter's Chillin' and Grillin'.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Margaritaville Beach Resort Playa Flamingo?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and fitness classes during their stay.
Does Margaritaville Beach Resort Playa Flamingo have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Margaritaville Beach Resort Playa Flamingo offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Margaritaville Beach Resort Playa Flamingo?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Margaritaville Beach Resort Playa Flamingo offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.