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Margaritaville Beach Resort Playa Flamingo

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Playa Flamingo 50308 Costa Rica
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  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
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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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Free parking
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Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Beach
Bicycle rental
Babysitting
Secured parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Swimming pool toys
Outdoor pool
Fitness classes
Restaurant
Breakfast available
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Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
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Horseback riding
Snorkelling
Water sport equipment rentals
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Table tennis
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Children's playground
Kids pool
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jilenemarr wrote a review 5 Oct
New Hampshire23 contributions
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The Margaritaville resort in Play Flamingo has a solid line up of food. Each restaurant has a variety of Costa Rican dishes and American dishes at reasonable rates. The room itself is updated and very clean. The outside space is a little outdated but very clean. We did all inclusive and was very happy. We enjoyed amenities such as the beach chairs and boogie boards. We were annoyed to find out that there is no ATM on the property and when we wanted to use the bikes they were broken and unavailable to us. We had to walk 20 mins each way into town or pay for a taxi. The excursions we booked picked us up outside of the resort which was very convenient. The beach is PUBLIC and there is a road that separates the resort from the beach. This didn’t bother us and we made friends with the locals. There is no beach service for drinks but you can walk to the pool bar and bring your drinks down. The staff was very helpful and friendly with everything we needed. This is a perfect place to go with a group of friends if you want to party it up and enjoy a nice clean beach.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Paul J wrote a review Dec 2021
London, United Kingdom28 contributions17 helpful votes
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We have been at Margaritaville for just over a week and it has been the most enjoyable stay we have ever had. Ultimately, credit for our perfect holiday goes to the hotel staff. Firstly, I would like to thank Rosaura, the hotel's wedding coordinator. We had a wonderful beach wedding at sunset. Our wedding day was perfect and we got everything we asked for and more. Rosaura was there from beginning to end. Mostly we communicated via email and I worried about how the wedding would turn out. She put me at ease and made the planning process simple and straightforward. We got married in a breathtaking location. After walking through the trees on the beach, we were rewarded with a breathtaking view of the ocean. Beautiful tropical flowers were used to cover our beach arch. It looked perfect. After the wedding, we held the reception at the hotel. Again, the set up was stunning, it just looked magical. Our waiter that evening was Eduardo. A real asset to the hotel. All our guests loved him and nothing was too much trouble for him. A second member of staff served drinks at our own lawn bar. I want to thank him too! As everyone was getting me drinks, I never made it to the bar, so I don't know his name. Paul & Matt was his signature cocktail. Once again, he was fantastic and made our evening even better. Unfortunately, we did not meet the chef who prepared our dinner. The dinner was delicious, and the presentation was impeccable. We are so glad we arranged our reception dinner through the hotel. My jaw dropped when I saw how wonderful it was. My chef truly excelled, went above and beyond, and really made our wedding day special. I would also like to mention the beautiful Rosaura again. I sent her a picture of a wedding cake I found on the Internet and asked if it could be made. She made it exactly as per the photo. Quite amazing. Wow! As part of my review, I'd like to mention Eduardo (again) and Margarite, as well as the pool bar staff and the 5 O'clock Somewhere bar staff. At this beautiful hotel, everyone works so hard and goes out of their way to make sure that you have a wonderful stay. Their welcoming nature is unsurpassed and the hotel is very accommodating to guests. I would like to extend my gratitude to them all. Everything about this place is wonderful. The rooms are comfortable and clean, the pool is huge, and the beach is simply divine. It's truly a paradise.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Response from Adriana Mejías, Guest Services / Front Office at Margaritaville Beach Resort Playa Flamingo
Responded 10 Dec 2021
Dear Paul, 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 you choose us as your wedding location and hope to see you again in the near future.  Best Regards, Guest Service
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Carole B wrote a review Sep 2022
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Such a wonderful place . Paradise ❤️ Everything and everyone are amazing . Rooms Food , Service could not be improved on . Came first 2017 and managed to get back this year after Covid etc. Already missing you all . If you can visit this place go ❤️🌟
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Daniela Monge, Atención al cliente/recepción at Margaritaville Beach Resort Playa Flamingo
Responded 1 week ago
Hello Carole, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review, we are all missing you too, and we hope we get to see you again soon enough. Fins Up!
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Global695289 wrote a review Sep 2022
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Very basic for a resort. Room was clean but repairs were poorly done. Staff seemed to favor Spanish speaking guests. There were really only 2 restaurants for dinner with a minimal menu and mediocre food. No poolside service. No way to get any streaming service on the TV. Bar options were also very limited. Not worth the all-inclusive price.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Daniela Monge, Atención al cliente/recepción at Margaritaville Beach Resort Playa Flamingo
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. Your feedback is essential in our effort to improve our services. Your comments have been shared with the appropriate departments so that they may be addressed. Please feel free to contact me directly and it will be my pleasure to assist you. All The Best, Daniela Monge Guest Service Ambassador Margaritaville Beach Resort guestservice@margaritavillecr.com
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jenesca37 wrote a review Sep 2022
Burbank, California25 contributions1 helpful vote
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My cousin and I decided to take girls trip to Playa Flaming and stayed at the Margaritaville Resort last week. Not sure where to begin but here it goes. Since the minute we arrived at the airport we knew we were going to have an amazing time. We had made prior arrangements wit the hotel to be picked up at the airport and we were picked up by Santos. He was so extremely friendly, sweet and accommodating. We were super tired, hungry and thirsty and he made sure we got drinks and snacks before heading to the hotel. At the hotel we were greeted by Grace, she is such a sweetheart, very attentive and a pleasure to deal with during our stay. Carlos, and Manuel in the lobby were also a pleasure. I really don't remember all of the names (sorry) but everyone was just amazing. Now, the restaurant staff was also wonderful. We were greeted with a smile and a beautiful setting every single morning. They do take the time to make sure the tables are beautifully decorated and that the food is delicious. The ladies making the omelets made sure your food was cooked exactly how you requested it. All the ladies that clean our room were nothing but friendly and sweet and made sure we had what we needed in our room. Greddy at the pool was so mush fun!! He even made us a special drink :) We wanted to shop around for tours outside the hotel to see what kind of deals we could get and we met Minor Gonzales right in front of the hotel and let me tell you he had us at hello. He has very good deals and offers the most amazing tours. We did the rain forest, waterfalls at Volcan Tenorio, and swam at the river. It was an all day trip (like 12 hours) and the cost was pretty reasonable. It was one of the most amazing days I've had in a while. We saw sloths, monkeys, frogs and such a beautiful vegetation all around. We met Tony our driver/tour guide and also Fatima at the rain forest. Both amazing people and service. I cant wait to go back. I will definitely recommend this hotel and Minor' tours to all my friends and family. Pura Vida!!
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Jenesca, Thank you for your review, we’re very glad to hear you had a great time while at our hotel. We’ll share the commments with each department so they can know how their service made the difference and provided a great experience to you and your cousin. Thank you for visiting us and we hope to see you back very soon! Fins Up! Daniela Monge Guest Service
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Sylvia B wrote a review Sep 2022
Tampa, Florida29 contributions5 helpful votes
Room was fabulous. Restaurants onsite were sub par. Nice amenities, however, not to the standards of other Margaritavilles'. Do not compare this one to the ones in the States Does not come close. My idea of entertainment by the pool, which I have experienced at other Margaritavilles, was shot down the first day. No Island music. no Jimmy Buffet, no band at all! A guy running around the pool screaming over the microphone, trying to get people to sing Sweet Caroline with him to a taped version of the music. NOT FUN. Most irritating. There are good restaurants near that you can drive to. Beware of the SPA and their additional charges not posted.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Room Tip: Honey Moon Suite is awesome
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Sylvia, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. Your feedback is essential in our effort to improve our service standards. Your comments have been shared with the appropriate departments so that they may be addressed. Fins Up! Guest Service
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Patric L wrote a review Sep 2022
Rockaway Park, New York2 contributions1 helpful vote
The bartenders at the pool bar were awesome. The Italian restaurant crew were fabulous and the food was delicious. The rooms were kept immaculate and anything you needed was gotten for you quickly. Greddy the activities coordinator at the pool kept everyone who wanted it very entertained with fun games and bracelet making. I would highly recommend this resort if your going to be staying in Playa Flamingo. Pura Vida!!
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Patric, Thank you four your comments, they will be shared with the appropriate departments so we can keep up with an even greater service. We hope to see you again very soon! Fins Up!
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Acacia S wrote a review Aug 2022
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The servers at the pool bar are amazing. Manel, Alejandra, Veronica & Jaunette looked out for us everyday at both beach & pool. So kind, welcoming & attentive. Best pina coladas ever! Great conversations & easy to talk to- Pura Vida
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Daniela Monge, Guest Services / Front Office at Margaritaville Beach Resort Playa Flamingo
Responded 31 Aug 2022
Dear, Thank you so much for your great review. We are so pleased to receive your positive feedback and we'll share it with our entire team. We appreciate you choosing to stay with us and hope to see you again in the near future. Fins Up! Guest Service
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TomsRiver_NJTac wrote a review Aug 2022
Toms River, NJ15 contributions21 helpful votes
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We recently stayed at Margaritaville Beach Resort Costa Rica for 10 days in early August. Perfect hotel for families. Steps away from a beautiful beach & sunset views. Spacious room for our family of 5. Wonderful staff and hardworking cleaning crew. We enjoyed the breakfast buffet at Banana Wind Cafe every morning; lunch varied between the pool bar and the Banana Wind Cafe; dinner was either Banana Wind, 5 o’clock somewhere or the Italian restaurant Capriccio’s. We cannot say enough about our meals at Capriccios. The head chef Jaime and his assistant Fiona were incredible. The personal attention and delicious food & drinks made our dining experiences very special. My son has celiac and Jaime had delicious gluten free meals prepared specially for him. The bartenders were all very hardworking and attentive. We enjoyed the variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks offered. The activities director, Greddy was very enthusiastic and led some pool side games and activities. For tours and excursions, I highly recommend Minor Gonzalez of Major Tours Costa Rica. He reserved personal excursions/transportation for us —- zip lining, surf lessons with Surf Break Costa Rica, a sunset catamaran, full day excursion to Llanos del Cortez/sloth sanctuary/Rio Celeste/lunch, and an ATV tour w/lunch at a Soda. Minor was able to customize the excursions for us so that our family of 5 could experience the country’s food, culture, and natural beauty. Minor was very attentive and arranged incredible experiences for us! We can’t thank him enough! He is located right outside the hotel on the beach side. His email is majortourscr@gmail.com. We hope to return to this beautiful country one day! Pura Vida 🇨🇷
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Rosaura Navarro, Owner at Margaritaville Beach Resort Playa Flamingo
Responded 30 Aug 2022
DEar TomsRiver_NJTac, Thank you for taking the time to leave such a nice review about your recent visit. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. thank you for choosing Margaritaville Beach Resort, We look forward to have you back in the near future! Best Regards, Guest Service
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louseabrooke wrote a review Aug 2022
Chelmsford, United Kingdom5 contributions2 helpful votes
Our family & I recently spent 2 weeks at Hotel Margaritaville, Playa Flamingo. We chose to base ourselves here & do excursions into the rest of Costa Rica from the hotel. The hotel is a small, quiet hotel. Access to the beach is so so close & brilliant just to be able to wander onto the beach during the day without relocating all your beach stuff & taking a cocktail from the hotel to beach at sunset. Stunning. In terms of feedback, I would say we were a little disappointed that there was not always a lunch/dinner buffet on offer. We found out later it was based on guest numbers as to whether they served a buffet or just order off the menu. The menu was fine but became a little monotonous when we stayed for the length of time we did. A shorter stay would be ok. We would also say that the hotel activities during the day were hit & miss. Grady the Hotel coordinator did a great job entertaining our kids when the activities according to the timetable ran & we can't fault his enthusiasm, but they weren't always running, perhaps due to a lack of interest. We loved Grady though! He played pool & table tennis with our kids for hours! This would also follow on into the evening. Everything in Costa Rica seems to start earlier (sunrise at 6am) & finish early (sunset at 6pm), as a result lots of people seem to eat dinner v early & goto bed early. There was a singer on at weekend nights & as a family we entertained ourselves with cards etc, but the occasional something else of an evening would have been good. All the staff at the Hotel were wonderful. Very accommodating. Front of house staff sorted the extra bed we requested in our room promptly on arrival (although I had emailed them in advance, but guess it was overlooked). They also arranged one of the best trips we had on the Hotel's own boat at short notice for my family & another. However, it was the restaurant staff who made our stay for us, in particular Jeraldi (apologies for incorrect spelling) & the man who runs the Italian restaurant. My daughter is coeliac & cant eat gluten, but Jeraldi in particular made sure she was looked after at each meal she/us were there & the chef cooked her special pancakes for breakfast & her own fresh fries for dinner. That made a huge difference to us as we were quit nervous about the food situation. A happy daughter makes for a happy holiday! The Italian front of house man arranged for gf pasta & gf equivalent of a pizza for her, coming to find me especially round the pool one day to say he had found something. One member of staff (I didn't get her name) on our last day organised a take out box for us to take to the airport and on our long journey home, which was a big help.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Responded 30 Aug 2022
Dear , Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a nice review about your recent stay! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to have you back in the near future! Fins up! Guest Service
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US$158 - US$270 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Costa RicaProvince of GuanacastePlaya Flamingo
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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 (0.07 km), HOOK'd Costa Rica (0.1 km), and Monday Moonlight Market (0.2 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 Amigos Tacos y Beer, Angelina's Restaurant & Bar, and Marie's Restaurant.
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 airport transportation?
Yes, Margaritaville Beach Resort Playa Flamingo offers airport transportation 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 meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.