Getting There & Departing

By Plane: The nearest airport with regularly scheduled flights is in Tamarindo, although it is also possible to fly into Liberia. From either, you can arrange for a taxi to drive you to any of these beaches. Playas Flamingo and Potrero are about 30 minutes from Tamarindo and 45 minutes from Liberia. A taxi from Tamarindo should cost around $40 to $55, and between $60 and $80 from Liberia. There's no Uber coverage for that journey (currently).

By Bus: For information on reaching these beaches by bus, click here.

By Car: Playa Flamingo is the first beach you’ll come to beyond Playa Brasilito. Two prominent turnoffs on your left will take you to the beach, whereas if you continue straight, and follow signs bearing right, you’ll soon come to Playa Potrero.

Getting Around

Economy Rent A Car (tel. 2654-4543; has an office in Playa Flamingo.


A small collection of shops is in a couple of minimalls at the crossroads in the center of Playa Flamingo. Here you'll find a branch of Banco de Costa Rica, as well as the Santa Fe Pharmacy and Medical Center (tel. 2665-4960 or 2665-1425).

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.