Travel Guide

Things to Note

“Familiarizing yourself with the following information will help ensure that your vacation to Costa Rica is nothing short of spectacular.“


Northern Guanacaste has the shortest rainy season in the country and essentially enjoys two seasons — both colorful. If you visit between May and October, you will be immersed in a dense green jungle with temperatures between 79 and 89 degrees Fahrenheit. Or if you visit between November and April, you will experience warm golden tones and a dry comfortable heat between 89 and 96 degrees Fahrenheit. Beautiful and aromatic flowers are a true sight to see during February and March.


We recommended flying into the Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport in Liberia (LIR) for the easiest commute (less than 1 hour). If you are flying domestic, there is also the Tamarindo Airport which is approximately 40 minutes from Playa Flamingo.


Visitors from all countries will be issued a 90-day visa upon arrival but you must have proof of an exit ticket. Passports must be valid for at least six months after the day of entry.


The local currency is the Costa Rican Colón (CRC) and while exchange rates vary from time to time, visitors can estimate roughly 500-650 colones to USD$1. Colones and US dollars are used interchangeably throughout Costa Rica but it is advised to pay with a credit card or in the currency listed to ensure accurate conversion.

Credit Cards

VISA and MasterCard are the most widely accepted credit cards in Costa Rica. AMEX is also accepted but primarily at major retailers, hotels and grocery stores. It is recommended that you bring a credit card that does not charge foreign transaction fees.


The official language of Costa Rica is Spanish but English is widely spoken and understood.

Time Zone

GMT/UTC –06:00

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you get to Playa Flamingo?

When is the best time to visit Playa Flamingo Costa Rica?

What is there to do in Playa Flamingo?

Is Playa Flamingo safe?

What types of stores and amenities are available nearby?

Where is the nearest grocery store?

Is there an ATM available nearby?

Where is the closest medical clinic to Playa Flamingo? Hospital?

Do local health care providers take US insurance?

Are there pharmacies in and around Playa Flamingo?

What's the food like in Playa Flamingo?

Can I drink the water in Costa Rica?

Should I rent a car?

Do I need a special license to rent a car in Costa Rica?

Do I have to carry my passport everywhere I go?

Will my electronics plug into the outlet or do I need a converter?

Will my cell phone work in Costa Rica?

Which animals are safe to touch or pet?

What is the policy for deposits?

What is the policy for refunds?

How do I book a tour?