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Getting Here

Getting to Flamingo Beach

You have a few options for getting to Playa Flamingo. The closest international airport is in Liberia (LIR), which is about an hour away. From there you will need to take a shuttle or arrange a rental car. Should you choose to fly into San Jose (SJO), you can take a domestic flight, private shuttle, or other means of ground transportation to get here. Please note that SJO is a 4+ hour drive from Playa Flamingo.

Flamingo Beach Vacation Rentals can arrange transportation from the airport to Flamingo. We can also arrange rental cars, golf carts, shuttles, private cars, and electric bikes for you during your stay. Explore the nearby communities in an electric Flamingo Beach Golf Cart and get an added bonus of 10% off your food and beverage at select restaurants.

Costa Rica Airport Information

Flying into Liberia

Liberia International Airport is only an hour away from Playa Flamingo. Most people either book a private shuttle or rent a car. No matter which option you choose, we are happy to make arrangements for you. For driving directions to our main office, click the link below.

Driving Directions


Directions to Flamingo Beach Vacation Rentals main office:

  1. As you exit the airport turn right on Route 21 south towards Santa Cruz. You will see sings for Comunidad, Filadelfia, Belen and Tamarindo.
  2. At Belen you will make a right on Route 155 west, there will be a gas station on your left you will go through Santa Ana, Coyolito, Lorena and approximately 20 minutes later you will see another gas station at El Llano.
  3. Continue along to the next town, which is Huacas, keep going straight following the signs to Playa Flamingo. Another landmark to look for is a super market called Super Compro on the right.
  4. Follow the signs to Playa Flamingo and turn right onto 180 north. Five to seven minutes later you will pass the entrance of the Westin. Continue and your next landmark will be a single lane bridge at Brasilito.
  5. Turn right after Lucy’s restaurant and continue past a small shopping center with the Banco de Costa Rica (BCR), Super Masai and Banco National.
  6. Continue along the road and you will see the developing Flamingo Marina as you take a left along the ocean.
  7. Cross the one lane bridge, stay to your left and you will see La Plaza. The main office will be on the right hand side immediately after the Flamingo Plaza and directly across from the main entrance to Margaritaville.
  8. Flamingo Beach Vacation Rentals and 360 Splendor del Pacifico Luxury Residences both operate out of this main office.


Flying into San José

The fastest way to get to Playa Flamingo from San Jose is to take a 50 minute flight from SJO to Tamarindo on one of our domestic airlines: NatureAir or Sansa. You’ll want at least two hours between your arrival into Costa Rica and the departure of the domestic flight.

If booking through NatureAir, make sure you book a flight from SJO not Pavas International Airport which is located on the other side of town. The NatureAir counter is located within the main terminal of SJO and the Sansa counter is located in a building adjacent to the main terminal.  Should you choose to fly, let us know so that we can arrange ground transportation for you once you arrive in Tamarindo.

We can also arrange a private shuttle to take you from SJO to your rental property in Playa Flamingo. If you would like to stop for a bite to eat or do some grocery shopping along the way, please inform us so that we can plan accordingly. Travelers may also opt to take a small shuttle or the public bus. Interbus and Grayline run an AM and a PM shuttle each.