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Margaritaville Beach Resort Playa Flamingo

Margaritaville Beach Resort Playa Flamingo

Liberia, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Air Canada Vacations
Air Canada Vacations
Vacation package departing from Toronto to Liberia
Check-in date : February 06, 2022
Check-out date : February 13, 2022
Room type : Room
Type of meal : European plan no meals
Type of occupation : Double occupancy
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Flight itinerary

Toronto (YYZ) - Liberia (LIR)

Flight :AC1246
Depart :February 06, 2022 - 08:20
Arrival :February 06, 2022 - 12:40
Class :Y

Liberia (LIR) - Toronto (YYZ)

Flight :AC1247
Depart :February 13, 2022 - 14:00
Arrival :February 13, 2022 - 20:10
Class :Y

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Package - Adult(s)

Price : $1429.00
Taxes : $500.00
Total : $1929.00
Quantity : x 2
Total : $3858.00 CAD

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$3858.00 CAD*
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Location


Margaritaville Beach Resort Playa Flamingo

Playa Flamingo, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Liberia, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Nearby activities / points of interest

  1. 0.60km - Flamingo Beach
  2. 3.15km - Penca Beach
  3. 3.24km - Downtown Potrero
  4. 4.42km - Conchol Beach
  5. 12.14km - Parque Nacional Marino Las Baulas de Guanacaste
  6. 13.04km - Grande Beach
  7. 14.01km - Downtown El Ocotal
  8. 14.04km - Ocotal Beach
  9. 16.28km - Coco Beach
  10. 19.61km - Hermosa Bay Beach

Travel guide


Costa RicaLiberia

Introduction

The province of Guanacaste counts several coastal, mountainous, terrestrial, and aquatic treasures. One can find here numerous protected areas, national parks and nature preserves. On your quieter days you can lounge around the beaches of white sands and frolic in the intense blue sea.

The two larger cities of Liberia and Santa Cruz, home of many cultural attractions, make ideal places to stay. If you prefer to stay along the coastline of the Pacific Ocean, the area of the Gulf of Papagayo has seen great development in the last years. Here you will find all-inclusive resorts, budget hotels and wonderful restaurants.

Beaches

Guanacaste's coast is definitely the beach paradise of the country. Here is a list of just a few of the best:

Playas del Coco is probably the most popular beach and is located right in the heart of the action. Not a quiet setting but perfect for swimming and recreational activities.

Playa Flamingo, offers a quieter atmosphere yet is close to the hotel complex.

Playa Hermosa and Playa Ocotal both have lovely gray sand and lovely swimming waters.

Part of the Las Baulas National Marine Park, Playa Grande is popular with surfers and is a sanctuary for the giant leatherback turtles.

Playa Tamarindo is a paradise for nature lovers. Its white-sand beaches and mangroves are surrounded by pink trumpet trees, tamarinds and coconut palms.

Climate

Guanacaste's climate and culture are unique among Costa Rican provinces. The province experiences little rain and consistent heat from November to April. From May to October, the climate consists of daily showers and moderate temperatures.

Temperature in Celsius J F M A M J J A S O N D
Maximum 33 34 35 36 34 32 32 32 31 31 32 33
Minimum 20 21 22 23 23 23 23 23 22 22 22 21
Rainfall (mm) 1 2 5 18 198 247 148 203 362 317 102 11

Geography

The province of Guanacaste is located in the northwestern part of the country, along the coast of the Pacific Ocean, to the north it borders Nicaragua. To the east is the Alajuela Province, and to the southeast is the Puntarenas Province. Liberia is the capital of the Guanacaste province in Costa Rica, over 35,000 people live in the city.

History

The province of Guanacaste was founded in 1769. It lost its title of an independent state when it was annexed to Costa Rica in 1824. Only one mentionable event really marks its history. In 1856 the American named William Walker attempted to invade the region, and was quickly pushed back by local farmers into Nicaragua. This event is commemorated by the Hacienda Santa Rosa, located in the Santa Rosa National Park.

Nature

Nature enthusiasts can choose from several national parks to discover the local plant and animal life, such as the white-tailed deer, and Congo and white-faced monkeys. The parks include the Parque Nacional Santa Rosa, the Parque Nacional Rincon de la Vieja and Parque Nacional Guanacaste. Bird watchers should head for Palo Verde, Curu, Isla Bolanos and Tenorio areas.

There are majestic volcanoes to see as well, all within the Guanacaste Mountain Range: the Tenorio, the Orosi, the Miravalles and the Rincon de La Vieja volcanoes.

The Lianos del Cortes Waterfalls, just outside the town of Bagaces, stand several meters, creating a beautiful curtain that falls into a pool where visitors can enjoy a swim.

Unique to Here

Corn is truly the main staple in this part of Costa Rica, and it is also used to make several local beverages:

There's Pinol, a non-alcoholic made from corn flour with water.

In the Guanacaste province, the Chicha is prepared by browning and grinding the corn, adding a fair amount of pallaston, brown sugar and ginger, then is allowed to ferment in earthenware vats for several days.

Chicheme is a thick, hearty beverage made from corn that is allowed to ferment naturally, with sugar, ginger, water and ground cloves.
  • Airport : Daniel Oduber International Airport
  • Airport Tax : The departure tax of around US $26, per person, must be paid when leaving the country.
  • Distance from Airport : 13 km to Liberia, 30 min to Papagayo Gulf resorts
  • Tourist Office : Avenida 6 & Calle 1
  • Tourist Season : November through April

Festivals & Events

January - Patron saint's feast, Santo Cristo de Esquipulas in Santa Cruz
July 25 - Guanacaste Day
Liberia is home to an expo that takes place in the month July, celebrating the Annexation of Guanacaste. Horse parades, cattle auction, bullfights, musical performances and a rural fair make up the celebrations.
September - Cultural week in Liberia the White City
December - Fiesta de la Yeguita in Nicoya, celebrated with bullfights and a parade

Transportation

The Daniel Oduber International Airport is where you are likely to arrive from your international flight. Domestic companies operate short distance flights from here as well.

Car rental agencies can be found just outside the terminal area. You can also hire a private transport or a shuttle transfer to your hotel. Liberia is a small city where everything you are likely to wish to see is within walking distance.

Activities & Sports

Surfing enthusiasts usually flock to this part of the pacific coats. The Santa Rosa National Park offers some of the best surf spots in the country, if not the world such as Witches Rock. In full development are the fantastic dive and snorkel sites, found mainly in the Gulf of Papagayo and the Santa Catalina islands. Fishing excursions are very popular as well.

There are a number of activities that are just ideal for discovering the mountains, beaches, and the pastoral villages: horseback-riding tours, hiking trails, and leisure or mountain bike rides. A more unusual activity that can be practiced here is canopy tours to explore the forests.

Archaeology

Deep in the Guanacaste National Park, you can take a wonderful 2 hour walking trail from the Maritza Biological Station. The trail ends at the Llano de los Indios clearing, where you can admire over 80 petroglyphs carved right into the volcanic rock.

Attractions & Sights

Liberia, nicknamed the white city as buildings used to be whitewashed, is lined with wide streets, colonial buildings and traditional bahareque houses, mixed in with modern buildings and shopping malls. You can visit the Agonia Church, the Iglesia Immaculada Concepcion de Maria, and stroll through the Parque Central. The small Sabanero museum displays a collection of photos, tools and memorabilia about the area.

There are several nearby towns worth visiting as well, such as Abangares, Bagaces, Santa Cruz, Nicoya, and Canas (home of the Iglesia de Canas, which is entirely covered with colorful mosaics). The Gulf of Papagayo, home to most resorts, is in full development. A perfect spot for nature lovers, enjoy magnificent panoramas in the many surround national parks, observe exotic birds, and relax on one of the many unspoiled beaches.

Nightlife

The local nightlife remains rather quiet in this part of the country. There are a few bars in Liberia, but your best bet is to head just outside of town to Kuru, a barn-like dancehall featuring Salsa and Merengue. It's a great way to mix with the locals over a cheap beer.

The National Band of Guanacaste plays a traditional concert in Liberia Park every Friday and Sunday at 7 p.m.

Side Trips

The Arenal Volcano and the Monteverde Cloud Forest can make wonderful day trips away from Liberia. Both are approximately 3 hours away, and many excursion companies have organized trips already planned for you.

Once known as Mount Arenal, the Arenal Volcano was presumed extinct until July 29, 1968 when it erupted after approximately 400 years of dormancy. It has been in continuous eruption since then. This constant activity of lava flow makes Arenal a popular tourist destination, especially at night. The volcano heats several hot springs nearby.

The Monteverde Cloud Forest, located on the Tilaran mountain range, contains several different life zones that are characterized by different types of plants and animals: over 2,000 plant species, howler and capuchin monkeys, snakes, frogs and toads, and thousands of beautiful birds, including hummingbirds that are lured to places where they can be easily observed with sugar water feeders. Canopy tours are available as well.

Accommodations

Within the capital city of Liberia, hotels remain in the low numbers, but are relatively inexpensive. The all-inclusive resorts and luxury resorts have mushroomed in the last years along the Gulf of Papagayo, a mere 30 min away from the airport.

Eating Out

There are a few restaurants and cafés, but the most common sight is the traditional sodas, small and friendly family-operated diners that serve up traditional Tico food. Look for good ones in the towns of Canas, Tilaran, Liberia and Santa Cruz. The region's typical foods and drinks are mostly made of the local staple: corn.

Shopping

The best place for purchasing local handicraft is the Centro y Tienda Artesenal de Liberia, where you will find many art galleries and craft stalls. Typical local handicraft consists of pottery from the Guaitil and San Vicente area. Vases, pots, plates, ornaments and much more are made using ancient techniques of the Chorotega indigenous group. Also popular are the local paintings, woodworks, jicaro (decorated gourds), and paper products made from the thipa plant.
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MARGARITAVILLE BEACH RESORT PLAYA FLAMINGO


Based on 10 reviews.
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Excellent vacation

Small hotel with massive rooms (approx. 2.5 or 3 times as large as Riu Guanacaste), with lots of seating area, good bedding. King beds with mediocre pillows. Excellent air conditioning. The hotel's food variety is not nearly what one finds at a large all-inclusive, but the hotel is well-located, with several good restaurants right across the street and more within a 5-10 minute drive. The hotel is also an easy 30 minutes from Playa Grande and (surfing, beautiful beach) and Tamarindo. Hotel staff were all very friendly The beach is steep with nice sand, and beautiful sunsets over the ocean directly opposite.
The strong points
Great proximity to towns, restaurants, beaches. Large rooms. Friendly.
The weak points
Limited (albeit pretty good) food options on site, could use a bit more shade.
Gary
Kitchener, ON
from 2019-02-01 to 2019-02-04 (3 days)

Flamingo beach resort and spa

This hotel is the best place to stay in Friendly staff, reception was very helpful The food was delicious We really enjoyed our vacation there Thank you
The strong points
The weak points
Oksana Stadnichenko
Edmonton, AB
from 2018-01-03 to 2018-01-10 (7 days)

SCUBA trip

We had a breakfast only plan and ate at local restaurants. The hotel was quiet with few guests.The focus of our trip was to SCUBA dive. We went with Aquacenter and had an enthusiastic dive master "Risky" who was very safe and helpful. The crew and boat were excellent and took care of cleaning and drying all our equipment every day.
The strong points
Clean and quiet
The weak points
none
Eugene Pommier
Toronto, ON
from 2014-05-18 to 2014-05-25 (7 days)

As expected

The hotel was nice. location 5 star. front desk not as helpful as conceirge, the gal was really helpful!We really enjoyed our stay and plan on returning!!
The strong points
The resort is is an ideal location.The crew that cleaned rooms\hotel were perfect. Lady who did all the classes was really terrific. pool was clean. but drink prices were too high!!
The weak points
washrooms need updating. we did all incl breakfast only but by the end of the week if got to be boring. glad we didn't do all inclusive.
Linda June Michkowski
Etobicoke, ON
from 2012-02-27 to 2012-03-05 (7 days)

Nice place to relax

the hotel is quite adequate for a relaxing holiday. The room was clean, well maintained and serviced well by the staff. As others have said the pool is quite nice and we generally didn't have an issue getting a lounge and the pool lounges are quite comfortable. They also have a beach lounge service, where you just have to ask and they set one up for you wherever you want no charge but maybe a tip. They don't have beach Palapas buit will rent you a beach umbrella for $9 per day. we generally tucked in under the trees for shade. We only went for the breakfast plan and that was a good choice for us as we then ate at the local restaurants for lunch and supper, which is quite easy and handy. If you want to go to a restaurant a little further away, just have the concierge make a reservation and generally the restaurants will have a shuttle car pick you up and take you back. We did this with the Mar Y Sol restaurant no probelm. The all inclusive is offered at approx $65US per day perperson extra at the hotel. Overall a great little hotel with great staff.
The strong points
Great location on Flamingo Beach
The weak points
Not a lot to do at hotel after supper, no entertainment.
G Martin
Waterloo, ON
from 2012-01-23 to 2012-01-30 (7 days)

FLAMINGO BEACH HOTEL

We enjoyed ourselves in this hotel. The staff are very gracious and friendly. It is rated as a 3 star but it should be rated as a 4 star. Pool area is lovely. Food is good. Our room was very spacious and bed was very comfortable I would go back in a heartbeat.
The strong points
The size of this hotel is what I like. Not too big but just right. Easy access to all facilities.
The weak points
I really can't think of any weak points.
Brenda Masse Grieve
Kirkland, QC
from 2012-01-02 to 2012-01-09 (7 days)

Nice Getaway

Very accommodating and friendly staff. Room was clean and well maintained. We liked the small size and location of hotel as well as the beach that is directly across from the hotel over a quiet dirt road. We had one small problem with the room safe and it was dealt with quickly and efficiently. Breakfast buffet suited us well, however, being vegetarian, we found it difficult to get good lunch and dinner meals at the hotel and the surrounding areas. Omnivores and carnivores should have no problems in ths regard. Most of the paid excursions out of the area involve long bus rides since the location of the hotel is not close to the areas visted. For this reason,we were not keen on the activities offered by the represetatives. Lot's of interesting walks and hikes in and around the Flamingo Beach area. Local bus service available but not always dependable service times.
The strong points
The staff well friendly and helpful. Breakfast buffet was above average. Only hotel on this beach.
The weak points
We are vegetarian and were quite limited in food choices both at the hotel and surrounding restaurants. Private outdoor celebrations booked during a couple of nights....a little too noisy.
D.C.
Toronto, ON
from 2011-12-12 to 2011-12-19 (7 days)

Lovely location, wonderful staff

Great for walking along the beach, playing in the surf, lounging by the pool. Fun activities were available, although most involved some travel to other locations. Good food, excellent friendly staff. Special thanks to Oscar in the bar for making our visit specially memorable.
The strong points
Wonderful staff, especially Oscar in the bar who made our visit special. A beautiful beach and excellent pool.
The weak points
Poor drainage in bathtub and toilet on the bottom floor
Janice Roach
Toronto, ON
from 2011-12-05 to 2011-12-12 (7 days)

Great Vacation

Considering this resort is only rated as 3 stars, we were pleasantly surprised with how nice it was. If you are looking for a nice relaxing vacation this is the resort for you. If you are looking for nightlife and a party atmosphere this is definately not the spot; most nights both bars and the restaurant are closed by about 10pm. The rooms and the hotel itself, are very clean and well maintained. The food exceeded my expectations in terms of quality, that being said the variety could be improved, especially at the breakfast buffet. The beach is beautiful, and not very busy. At the beach and the pool there was never a problem getting a lounge chair, or towels etc. The staff were amazing (Oscar, Elias, Grevin, Lulu, Orlando) and made our stay very enjoyable. Overall, I would definately recommend this resort, to anyone who can leave crazy, unrealistic expectations at home.
The strong points
Quiet, Great Beach, Amazing Staff
The weak points
No night life or entertainment
Theresa Roye
Toronto, ON
from 2011-03-31 to 2011-04-07 (7 days)

Great trip!

Hotel itself was decent - clean, well-kept - a solid 3.5 star. Breakfast didn't vary much, but was well prepared and plentiful. Staff were generally very nice and helpful, and always smiling. Pool was spotless and generally enough lounge chairs to go around. Only complaint was a consistent lack of beach towels, and drinks were expensive (we weren't on a full all-inclusive, which cost an extra $60/day/person). Where the hotel really shone was in location - right on the beach and walking distance of other restaurants, bars, grocery, car rental etc. Make sure you head to the top of the steeeeep hill for $2 mojitos at sunset. I also recommend renting a car, leaving at dawn and driving to Monteverde for a hike, then to Arenal for the incredible volcano and Tabacon hot springs at night.
The strong points
incredible beach, amenities, cleanliness, access to off-resort activities
The weak points
drinks were very expensive, not many good local restaurants in walking distance, not enough beach towels
Jenny
Toronto, ON
from 2011-03-07 to 2011-03-14 (7 days)
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