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 paddle boarding 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 the Flamingo Beach Resort & Spa, the possibilities for romance and adventure are endless.

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Total rooms: 120

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Hotel Advisories

Advisory *Important Information for Our Guest* Costa Rica is non-smoking in all public buildings and areas. All hotel rooms are also non-smoking.
Advisory *Important Note* Costa Rica will impose some restrictions for Holy Week. Alcohol is not permitted to be sold or consumed. This ban on alcohol starts the Thursday prior to Easter and runs through Easter Sunday. A few hotels purchase special permits to serve alcohol, but generally it is not available. In addition, most restaurants, shops, and bars will be closed for the same time period. Restaurants in the hotels will be operating. The City Tour will not be operating.
Advisory *Important Note* Costa Rica will impose some restrictions for Holy Week. Alcohol is not permitted to be sold or consumed. This ban on alcohol starts the Thursday prior to Easter and runs through Easter Sunday. A few hotels purchase special permits to serve alcohol, but generally it is not available. In addition, most restaurants, shops, and bars will be closed for the same time period. Restaurants in the hotels will be operating. The City Tour will not be operating.

General Policies & Fine Print

Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM
Minimum Check-In Age: 18
General Policies: Check-in Policy - Hotel requires a credit/debit card authorization or cash deposit upon check-in for incidentals; this will place a hold on your funds.

Convention Policy - Individuals attending a convention cannot book this property for their stay. If found attending a convention, guests may be subject to higher room rates upon arrival.

Hotel Spring Break Policy - This hotel cannot guarantee a spring break-free environment.

Transfer Policy - A price may display when children stay free, if your vacation includes transfer to your hotel.

General Information - Room taxes and service fees are included in vacation price. Minimum night stay restrictions may apply. Reservation changes may not be permitted unless authorized by the hotel.

Customer Ratings & Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.5 606 reviews
  • 2.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Really NOT what I expected

    we visited two beach resorts on our first trip to CR. One was in Tamarindo, the other Margaritaville in playa famingo. Similar prices, but different experiences. I would say that the room in Margaritaville was a bit bigger, especially the bathroom, and overall very comfortable. Beyond that, they really were a subpar experience. The beach- there are no areas where you can lounge facing the ocean on hotel property - want to lounge ocean side you need to rent chairs and a tent from a vendor Included Breakfast - the dining area is very small. On two days, our group of 6 had to wait for a table. The selection is rather sparse. Compared to Tamarindo, Margaritaville only had regular coffee, no expresso / cappuccino options. A lot of the items looked like they were just heated product from a mass producer. Only orange juice compared to a range of juices at our other resort. Internet - horrible. The best connect I could get was 1.5 Mps, and we frequently were bumped off. Additional dining and drinks- This was really frustrating. The bars price their drinks in dollars, but then ring up in colones at a very poor rate. We ordered two beers and some fries which priced at $10US, but rang up at 641 colones to the dollar, plus the 10%service and 13% tax. Then when we went to pay at checkout and it was converted back to dollars at 570/dollar. Overall I think there is better value for your dollar elsewhere.

    Jan 30, 2023
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Sport fishing with Major Tours Costa Rica Minor González

    I came to Costa Rica to do sport fishing with my family. We were only here for 3 days so only had one chance to go out fishing. Major Tours Costa Rica by Minor Gonzalez was very recommended to help us find a boat. He was very helpful got us a boat within the hour. We were able to go out a half day in the morning (very recommended to catch fish). In the first minute of trolling we had already caught 3 fish. Tuna bonita. The trip was great and the boys really enjoyed them selfs. In the end we caught 13 tuna bonita and 1 mahi-mahi. Can’t wait to come back to Costa Rica and do a week fishing trip with Major Tours!

    Jan 25, 2023
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Lovely resort and the beach is stunning!

    We came to the Margaritaville Hotel for two weeks. Flamingo beach is stunning and the perfect place to watch the sunset, this is on your door step. The staff are brilliant, can’t do enough for you. Janet and the team at the 5oclock somewhere bar are great, attentive and friendly. The food and cocktails are lovely and fresh. Our room was standard but nice. The bathroom needs updating we had some issues with that and had to have maintenance out a few times. The housekeeping wasn’t great, they didn’t change the bedding, didn’t clean the bathroom properly or sweep the balcony or floors in the room. The hotel itself though is wonderful, the staff in the restaurants and bars are what make this resort a lovely place to be. Pura Vida!!

    Jan 22, 2023
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Good and Bad

    Overall, we had a nice time at the Margaritaville Beach Resort at Playa Flamingo. The hotel is small enough that it felt safe and friendly so that we could allow the children to move about and have fun. The beach is beautiful and the staff at the resort were mostly friendly, though many of them did not speak English. The food was delicious, especially the fresh fruit, the buffet, and the Italian restaurant. We were, however, a bit disappointed with the shabby room accommodations. Staff at the 5:00 Somewhere restaurant were not friendly and we saw one bartender prepare a drink and put the excess in the palm of his hand and drink it. Then he went back to put fruit on the drinks. Needless to say, we did not return to that restaurant. We were also astounded at the inconvenient beach towel restrictions and availability.

    Jan 21, 2023
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Relaxing beachy place to soak up some sun

    Safe all-inclusive hotel with a humongous swimming pool, excellent service, awesome food, and security. Luxurious grounds, and a hammock was on our lanai. Delightful music and atmosphere. Non-smoking.

    Jan 20, 2023
Prices per person based on double occupancy including round-trip airfare via U.S. certified air carriers and round-trip airport/hotel transfers when arriving at airport closest to destination (for exceptions see Frequently Asked Questions), hotel taxes and baggage handling, fuel surcharges, and all pre-collected U.S. and foreign taxes. In some instances, pricing may specifically apply to one of multiple flights on select departure days. All packages are based on the lowest hotel/air classes available at time of publication, capacity controlled, subject to availability and change without notice. Promotional pricing may only be available for a limited time. Fees may apply for carry-on and checked baggage-view Baggage Policies. Some resort fees, environmental levies and departure taxes are not included and may be payable in resort. View Frequently Asked Questions for more information. Apple Vacations is not responsible for errors or omissions. Cancellation policies apply. Bookings are subject to the Fair Trade Contract. All public charter flights are operated by ALG Vacations Corp: Allegiant Air: PC 18-231, A319-156 seats or A320-186 seats /PC 18-234, A319-156 seats or A320-186 seats; Miami Air operated by TUI Airlines Belgium N.V. : PC 19-085 & PC 19-117, B737-800, 180 seats/PC 19-091, B737-800-183 seats; Swift Air: PC 19-092, B737-400-150 seats; Viva Aerobus: PC 18-228, A320-180 seats/ PC 19-079, A320-180-185 seats/PC 19-094, A320-185 seats. CST2139014-20 120319