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What We Love

  • Private, two-story villas along the pristine shores of Playa Flamingo, with room for up to sixStaying in a two-story beach abode with two terraces, a kitchen, a dining room and more
  • Snorkeling, surfing or soaking in the infinity-edge pool – one of two swimming holes on the property
  • Making a reservation for an in-villa massage, chef-prepared dinner, cloud-forest tour or casino night

What To Know

  • Modern kitchens are fully-equipped with new stainless steel appliances and granite countertops
  • Villas have WiFi access
  • The residences are located on a white sand beach that never gets too crowded
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Overview

A luxurious stay in your own private villa with all the comforts of home, on a white-sand Pacific beach

The Lowdown

What does paradise mean to you? Is it a spacious luxury villa on a white-sand beach? If so, you’ll take quite a shine to Flamingo Residences, whose namesake vacation homes are set around the pristine shores of Costa Rica’s Playa Flamingo. The seaside setting and well-appointed, kitchen-equipped two-story abodes aren’t the only things to love about this TripAdvisor favorite, either – as a guest, you can take advantage of all sorts of fun tropical activities, like surfing; snorkeling; sea kayaking; and swimming in the two pools, one of which has an infinity edge.
After a busy day of bocce ball, basketball or beach volleyball, or a lazy day of doing nothing at all, retreat to your well-appointed digs, which also boast a kitchen, a dining room, a living area, two terraces and two bedrooms. Arrange a meal with the private chef, who might prepare produce from a local market or the groceries that were purchased before your arrival; receive a treatment from the massage therapist; or plan an outing for a later date. There are tons of other paradises to explore in the region, if you can tear yourself away from this one. Ask the concierge to set up a tour of a cave or the cloud forest, a bath in hot springs, a casino night or a leisurely tube down a peaceful river.
Good to know
Please note that a resort fee of $19 per villa, per night, an exit cleaning fee of $175 per villa, per stay and a damage waiver insurance fee of $99 per villa, per stay are payable directly to the hotel. The resort fee includes Wi-Fi, parking, satellite TV and use of the fitness center.

Villas

 Your beachfront villa, with native-hardwood flooring, has everything you need to feel right at home. Spanning two stories, it holds a kitchen, a dining room, a living room, two terraces and two bedrooms. Have the grocery-shopping service stock your fridge before you arrive, if you like; the bellman will carry your things to and from your door, and housekeeping will come by daily for a cleaning. 
Amenities- Porch- Powder room- Bathroom with shower and tub- Second bathroom with shower- Floor-to-ceiling glass doors- Ocean and sunset views- Ultra-plush bedding- Luxurious furnishings- Seating areas- Granite countertops in kitchen- Sub-Zero and Viking appliances- Vaulted ceilings with crown molding- Complimentary Wi-Fi- Vonage phone service- Stone walkways- Massage service (fees apply)- Meals with private chef (fees apply) 

Location

Playa Flamingo is best known for its beautiful, pristine beach; it’s also home to the largest marina in Costa Rica. While staying here, you’ll be able to enjoy a variety of watersports, like snorkeling, surfing, paddleboarding and sea kayaking, and fit in as much sunbathing as you please. On the property’s grounds, also try out bocce ball, beach volleyball or soccer, or avail yourself of the indoor basketball center. Work with the concierge to arrange off-site outings to caves, the cloud forest, hot springs, mud baths, whitewater rivers or zip lines, or classes in salsa, cooking, karate or surfing.

How to Get There

Flamingo Residences
Beachfront Road
Guanacaste, 50308 Costa Rica

Reviews

5.0 Excellent 71 Reviews
The Palms private dinner
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is my wife and my second stay @ The Palms. We are with another couple, who have never been to Costa Rica. The Palms are without a doubt the best place to stay @ Flamingo Beach. We had a private meal tonight @ our villa. It was amazing! Leo, the chef, and Carlos made the whole evening an experience. The fantastic meal was prepared @ our villa. The meal was topped of with Leo’s specialty, Banannas Foster, prepared table side. Incredible!

Relaxing Vacation, Excellent Views!
Reviewed 1 month ago

The villa was beautiful and amenities were excellent. The pools are extremely clean and nice, and a pristine beach is just steps away. The staff was extremely helpful and took care of all of our needs. I would highly recommend The Palms to anyone visiting Playa Flamingo.

Spring Break
Reviewed 3 months ago

My wife called the Palms “The perfect resort for a family with young children.” I don’t stay in big box resorts. I don’t like that many people around. I don’t like a bunch of staff doing their best to help, but can’t seem to leave me alone. But I do like amenities.

This is why the Palms Residence was perfect for us. They have around 30 units maybe half were occupied during our stay. The pools are right off your back patio so the kids can head straight out after breakfast for a dip. Plus your RIGHT ON THE BEACH.

The area is total safe and easy to get around. The Palms parking area is gated with 24 security although we never felt the least bit uncomfortable in and around the property.

Having meals available is great with kids. It was nice to have breakfast on the patio and lunch by the pool. And the food is great! The bar by the pool is open during the day until 7 and the bartenders are always smiling.

Alejandra, the concierge is the real key to this place though. She doesn’t just plan tours for you, she hand selects the Naturalist to guide you. This is huge! These guides make the tours! A good one will push through crowds and ensure safety at all time. They also serve as translators. Ale hooked us up with the best!

We really can’t wait to go back!

LOVED this PLACE!
Reviewed 4 months ago

The Palms was the perfect mix of a resort but a feel of being at home away from home on vacation. You could make meals in your villa or order chef prepared meals to be delivered. Flamingo Beach is one of the best in Costa Rica. The sunsets are unbelievable. You are walking distance from the beach. The Villas easily and comfortably accommodate 4 - 6.
We opted for chef prepared meals and they were Delicious! The owners in the community were kind and friendly.
The facilities and grounds are beautiful. Everyone was welcoming and kind. We loved the access to resort amenities...Bar and Beach service but the feel of our own Villa! We had a stocked fridge and stocked Bar!
The concierge service is wonderfully accommodating and every meal we had was delicious! We are already planning to go back.
Each villa is individually owned so the floor plans are all similar, but the decor and furniture is personalized to each unit.
I would go back again and again. I really impressed with the beach as Costa Rica is not necessarily known for it's beaches compared to other Caribbean locations. We took a Catamaran outing and we Blessed to see Whales!
It was a wonderful trip!

Amazing!
Reviewed 4 months ago

We enjoyed every second of our stay here. The staff goes above and beyond helping you and making you feel at home. The place is absolutely gorgeous! I can't wait until we can go back and visit again some day.