Budget-Friendly Things to Do in Playa Flamingo

Top Cheap Things to Do in Playa Flamingo, Costa Rica

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  • camcam777
    Tampa, FL53 contributions
    Loved this beach! This area is very high end for CR. Massive yacht in the marina and a lot of development going on. We rented a tent and chairs from a vendor. We’ll worth the $30. So glad we had shade. Water was perfect and the clearest I’ve seen in CR.
    My husband got an hour massage for $40 and said it was awesome!
    Will definitely be back to this beach!!!!
    Written 30 August 2022
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  • Kristin M
    4 contributions
    We stumbled upon this place looking for some general information about the region. Randall was so helpful with assisting us in finding our way around and it definitely made our stay more enjoyable.

    We booked a sailing tour through Randall and thouroughly enjoyed the sunset from the boat.

    I highly recommend this company for all the vacation extras you're looking for!
    Written 1 March 2019
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  • David
    1 contribution
    This was a fantastic half-day trip for a family of three adults and three boys under age 10. We had a wonderful time looking for sea life, snorkeling, and fishing. Jim and Gollo did a fantastic job and we were impressed how they had thought of everything, even the little details like having both compost and recycle bins and re-usable cups that they had pre-labeled with each of our names. They knew just where to go to find sea turtles and dolphins and took us to a great snorkeling spot. They emphasized safety and cleanliness, and we felt very secure with them; Jim gave clear safety briefings, he trailed us in the water while we were snorkeling with safety equipment, and he had a fully stocked first-aid kit that came in handy when one of our party cut a foot while snorkeling. Gollo had a spread of fresh fruit, chips, and fabulous, delicious home-made dip ready for us when we came back from snorkeling, along with a nicely stocked cooler with drinks. They let each of the boys "drive" the boat and were generous, kind, and thoughtful. We would go out with them again in a heartbeat!
    Written 16 August 2022
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  • Kmasserant
    Kronberg im Taunus, Germany1 contribution
    They go above and beyond, and they followed a good covid protocol,
    Seen so manny different types of fish, great job and I would recommend this group to anyone inquiring
    Written 21 March 2021
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  • Graham G
    Maidstone, UK4 contributions
    I’m a keen surfer back home so did a quick google before landing in CR. All the reviews for Andrew and his team where excellent and I had high hopes when I booked him up. He did not disappoint one bit. He took my wife and I to deserted spot with perfect 3ft peeling waves rolling in. We left my wife with one of his other instructors and We paddled our back to catch some of the bigger surf. Warm water, bright sunshine and a great selection of boards. 2 hours flew by. Never ending supply of rights and lefts meant my backside surfing really improved with some extra tips from Andrew.

    Can’t recommend him and Point Break enough, booked up another day later this week 😀
    Written 11 March 2020
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  • shelbymom
    Parker, AZ76 contributions
    Can't say enough positive things about our experience with Dee. Dee was right on time picking the 6 of us up at the airport. He took us to our rental house in Tamarindo which didn't have a "proper" address, but Dee knew right where it was. That's because Dee grew up in Tarmarindo as has his family going back for generations. We used Dee's services when we did a combo tour of a beautiful waterfall and a sloth/tree bridge walk which included a great lunch. He set up a river tour for us one day and on another day he drove us out to the Diamante Eco Park. On each occasion he showed up on time, in a nice shuttle or SUV, and with a big smile. Dee is full of interesting facts and we learned a lot during our outings. It really felt like we had a friend as our "go to" guy while in a foreign country. If you do nothing else at least have him pick you up and drop you off at the airport. It just makes your vacation so much less stressful to have those tasks handled by a pro. If you read this Dee THANKS for everything!
    Written 2 October 2022
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  • Maddalena R
    2 contributions
    my family and I (my husband and two children 18&16 years old ) did a full day adventure with Buena Vista tours. The adventure exceeded our expectations. The moment the driver (Jeffrey) picked us up we began our Pura Vida experience. our driver was also our tour guide for the day. he helped us navigate our daily adventure in order for us to participate in all of the activities. Our activities included zip lining, the waterslide, the bridge hike, the hike to the waterfalls and Hot Springs. we enjoyed the buffet lunch. Jeff Planned our activities and gave insight about the rainforest, pointed out wildlife, such as howler monkeys,spider monkeys, and toucans. Jeff was friendly, fu, and very entertaining.
    The facility was gorgeous and was very clean it was a great day for our family I highly recommend it
    Written 28 June 2022
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  • sydneyhollis
    Saginaw, MI33 contributions
    If you need airport transport, outdoor activities, and transportation, look no further than Javier!! Javier made my second visit and boyfriend's first visit to Costa Rica the best experience it could be.

    We chose Javier for transportation from San Jose to Playa Flamingo, for an ATV tour, and for transport between Flamingo and Tamarindo. Each time Javier was on time, had refreshments, and was willing to stop at anytime for shopping/pictures!! We learned so much about the country that we wouldn't have otherwise and got fantastic advice about the areas we were staying in. Without a doubt, our next visit to Costa Rica will have Javier involved in some way. Thank you so much for making our first "big trip" together amazing!
    Written 13 September 2022
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  • Adam S
    3 contributions
    Álvaro set us up with a portable shade canopy, two reclining chairs, towels, a cooler full of drinks and a Bluetooth speaker for a very reasonable price compared to any beach we’ve ever been. The location was perfect and right beside a wonderful restaurant for an easy 30-second walk to lunch. Overall we’re incredibly glad we found Álvaro and the next time we’re here in Playa Flamingo we’ll return and plan to do the exact same thing.
    Written 17 August 2022
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  • dweinberg5
    Scottsdale, AZ10 contributions
    We booked three excursions with Carlos - ATV, white water rafting and mega combo. Carlos was very flexible with our scheduling changes, and all his drivers were extremely nice, friendly and accommodating. Most of all Carlos had my wife and my trust which is important in a foreign country.

    We would absolutely use him again! He responds very quickly, and his team is always on time! His price is very fair and it made for a wonderful experience! Our ATV trip took us through the jungle and we were able to see wildlife and some private beaches, off the beaten path from our resort! White water rafting was very scenic with some class 1-4 rapids, and the mega combo was a must! The tour guides were awesome and we would recommend them all
    Written 8 July 2021
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  • John C
    2 contributions
    Went out for a 3/4 day offshore fishing trip. BOOs capt and first mate were top notch. My wife and myself had our best offshore fishing trip ever. Caught a big sail fish, a few small tunas and dozens, yes dozens of nice size dorado. Snacks, fresh food, drinks, all waited on by the crew. Customer service, friendliest crew I have ever seen. Clean, well managed boat and equipment. Will be back with Christian and his crew next time for sure!!
    Written 15 August 2022
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  • Jenna L
    1 contribution
    My husband and I cannot speak highly enough of the Pacific Coast Dive Center and, in particular, our scuba instructor Luna! I was super nervous having never dived before, but Luna made the certification process so easy and gave me the confidence to dive with sharks and in strong currents/low visibility conditions by the end of our time together! The whole staff at PCDC is fantastic and made our experience in transit, in the dive shop, and on the boat extremely enjoyable. They are all so knowledgeable and great at what they do. We got to see humpback whales, dolphins, rays, a sea turtle, lots of sharks, and so much more! I would highly recommend this shop for anyone interested in scuba for a discovery dive or PADI certification! Our fantastic instructor Luna even gifted us with these incredible dive photos to document our last certification dive! Thank you so much PCDC and Luna!!! We are already planning another dive experience with them!
    Written 15 September 2022
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  • Michael B
    1 contribution
    Our tour guide Darwin was excellent!!! He made the experience something to remember. I would recommend him to anyone looking for fun, adventure and life long memories of this beautiful area in Costa Rica.
    Written 16 September 2022
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  • Joanna B
    1 contribution
    Great experience! Kevin is very professional and made us feel relaxed and comfortable during our family photo shoot at Playa Flamingo. It was a lot of fun, the pictures look great and will be a wonderful memory of our trip to Costa Rica.
    Written 26 September 2022
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  • byrnie12
    Port Washington, NY28 contributions
    Texas Tico took care of everything and since it's all arranged in advance, you can zip by all the 'vendors' that approach you like the squeegee men at a red light looking to provide beach chairs to you.
    They make the trip to the beach seamless and worry-free. Show up, and leave holding nothing, not even a towel. They get drinks/snacks/meals, you name it. When you're ready to leave, just do it. They clean and pack it all up. So easy, you feel no stress. Definitely keeps the relaxed vibe intact. Just do it!
    Written 27 December 2021
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