Starting at $196 per night

Overview

Your escape to Margaritaville Beach Resort at Costa Rica’s Playa Flamingo takes you to a relatively undiscovered beach in the Pacific northwest. Margaritaville offers guests a four-star resort experience for a surprisingly affordable price. Inspired by Jimmy Buffett’s lyrical life as a tropical sailor, the 120-room resort reflects all aspects of relaxing ashore, swinging in hammocks, and sipping freshly made fruit cocktails without a care in the world. Resort amenities feature an ocean view restaurant, roof top lounge, swimming pools, swim-up Tiki-bar, tennis courts, and a modern gym. There’s a host of changing daily activities, such as aerobics classes, and a beachfront yoga deck. A large conference room can lend itself to business retreats or provide the perfect accommodation for a memorable beach wedding. The Family Center contains a variety of games, plus a kids’ pool and playground. An array of relaxing onsite Spa services can be purchased.

Just a few steps across a dirt road and you’re on a gorgeous stretch of beach and shade trees. Beautiful Playa Flamingo has long been overlooked until road improvements allowed for easier access. The gentle tides make it safe for swimming and body surfing. It holds the prestigious Blue Flag designation for its clean waters, unspoiled beach, and planned sustainability. The small town of Playa Flamingo is experiencing rapid upscale development, but the protected quiet beachfront remains pristine. Playa Flamingo provides popular tours for off-shore sport fishing and scuba diving. During season, nesting leatherback turtles can be found 12 miles away. Several area beaches have surf breaks and Playa Tamarindo offers an exciting nightlife.

While enjoying your stay at Margaritaville, you can relax in a hammock, lounge at the pool, sip something cold and delicious from the swim up bar, participate in one of the daily activities such as salsa dancing or taking a guided eco-walk. The fitness center features modern work out machines and the tennis courts are lighted at night. There’s a lot of fun at the Family Center with pool tables, ping-pong, bingo, and even a movie theater! A specially covered kids pool helps protect them from the sun. You can also rent a kayak, bicycle, or boogie board to play at the beach.

Looking for that lost shaker of salt? Look no further than Margaritaville’s Banana Wind Restaurant serving up delicious locally sourced seafood concoctions and grass-fed beef seasoned with fresh organic herbs and vegetables grown right at the resort. Both the open-air section and air-conditioned area of the restaurant faces amazing sunsets that blaze across the ocean every night. A Pizza Bistro provides Italian fare in the evening plus delicious coffee and freshly made pastry in the morning. You can also dine in the 5 O’clock Somewhere rooftop bar to catch the sunset. And down at the pool, there’s The License to Chill swim up bar. At Margaritaville you’ll have a choice of meal plans from no meals to all-inclusive, or breakfast only.

The 120 light, airy, tropically decorated rooms at Margaritaville Beach Resort all include air-conditioning, cable TV, safe, mini-fridge, and a coffee maker, among other items. Guests can choose from a variety of room options depending on the size of their party and their personal preferences. Please refer to the Amenities Section for a complete list of Room Types and what is included with each room. Overall, the Margaritaville Beach Resort provides a unique tropical oceanside experience with plenty of onsite activities in a gorgeous, relatively undiscovered beachfront location.

Hotel Tags

  • Midrange
  • Beach Front
  • Resort
  • Spa
  • Family
  • Sustainable

Hotel Amenities

  • Breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Room Service
  • Pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Spa
  • Fitness Room
  • Tennis Court
  • Resort Activities
  • Game Room
  • Conference Room
  • Handicap
  • Parking
  • Wifi
  • Wifi Free
  • Laundry Service
  • Air Conditioning
  • Cable Tv

Room Amenities

Standard

  • AC
  • Fan
  • Cable Tv
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Mini Fridge
  • Phone
  • Coffee Service
  • Internet Free
  • Radio
  • Alarm Clock
  • Tub
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron

Family Studio

  • AC
  • Fan
  • Cable Tv
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Mini Fridge
  • Phone
  • Coffee Service
  • Internet Free
  • Radio
  • Alarm Clock
  • Tub
  • Hair Dryer
  • Sofa Bed
  • Kitchenette

Garden Pool Side

  • AC
  • Fan
  • Cable Tv
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Mini Fridge
  • Phone
  • Coffee Service
  • Internet Free
  • Radio
  • Alarm Clock
  • Tub
  • Hair Dryer

Pool View Room

  • AC
  • Fan
  • Cable Tv
  • Mini Fridge
  • Phone
  • Coffee Service
  • Internet Free
  • Radio
  • Alarm Clock
  • Hair Dryer
  • Balcony OR Terrace

Ocean Front Suite

  • AC
  • Fan
  • Cable Tv
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Mini Fridge
  • Phone
  • Coffee Service
  • Internet Free
  • Radio
  • Alarm Clock
  • Tub
  • Hair Dryer
  • Sofa Bed
  • Kitchenette
  • Living Room
  • Separate Bedroom
  • Ocean View

Honeymoon Suite

  • AC
  • Fan
  • Cable Tv
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Mini Fridge
  • Phone
  • Coffee Service
  • Internet Free
  • Radio
  • Alarm Clock
  • Hot Tub
  • Hair Dryer
  • Sofa Bed
  • Living Room
  • Separate Bedroom
  • Terrace

Two Bedroom Jimmy Buffett Suite

  • AC
  • Fan
  • Cable Tv
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Mini Fridge
  • Phone
  • Coffee Service
  • Internet Free
  • Radio
  • Alarm Clock
  • Tub
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron
  • Kitchenette
  • Living Room
  • Two Bedrooms
  • Terrace
  • Jungle View

Family Bunk Bed Junior Suite

  • AC
  • Fan
  • Cable Tv
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Mini Fridge
  • Phone
  • Coffee Service
  • Alarm Clock
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron
  • Sitting Area

Handicap Accessibility

  • Accessible Bathroom
  • Roll-in Shower
  • In-room Accessibility

Location

Latitude: N 10°26'19.24". Longitude: W 86°12'27.87"

Reviews

  • Overall 92.0% (40 Guest Ratings)
  • Cleanliness: 93.0%
  • Comfort: 92.0%
  • Meeting Expectations: 88.5%
  • Staff: 94.5%
  • Value: 91.8%

10/26/2019

This resort was right on minimally trafficked beach. We enjoyed the central location of it and all the amenities. The food was so/so, but we enjoyed the swim up bar, ability to watch the sunset and impeccably clean rooms!

10/15/2019

Loved that for an all inclusive the food was made to order instead of all buffet. The staff was very friendly, food was good and the room was clean and comfy. Not many channels on the TV in English.

10/12/2019

VERY NICE HOTEL. HAD ALL AMENITIES AND THE BEACHFRONT WAS AWESOME. THE ALL INCLUSIVE WORKED GREAT FOR US.

06/12/2019

This resort also seemed to be quite “dead” at night. Not many activities planned after the dinner time. Also their advertised special dinners did not occur. For example Wednesday was “sushi night”; no sushi. Friday was BBQ night; no BBQ. Also I believe that they have a sewer problem. Out at the pool during the day, you could sometimes smell the sewer system, which appears to run near the pool.

06/07/2019

The rooms we stayed in had a bad odor and we needed to get an ionizer in our room. The rooms felt very musty and old. There were no activities to do other than one afternoon the pool did bingo. It was a let down for our three kids. We actually got bored and was ready to leave after the second day. The food was sub par and not very fulfilling.

05/10/2019

Smaller than expected. However, the week was made great by the staff and everything they did.

05/07/2019

I gave Margaritaville a 10 because of the location of the resort and the friendliness of the people.The staff is exemplary. The relaxing atmosphere is much appreciated, and the staff tried hard to make sure that everything is going well on your vacation. However, the resort definitely needs attention. Bathrooms are in sad shape...the bathtubs are rusted out, the tile is very old and outdated, the sink has no counter space. The rooms look like they took the original room and just added some inexpensive decor. The towels are old and pulled apart, the sheets on the bed are scratchy and over used.There is no outdoor Jacuzzi, a definite minus. This resort is not for everyone.

05/06/2019

This hotel needs work. The pool was not clean and needs to be resurfaced. The bar tenders at the pool were nice and we did get good service there.
The a/c in room was not working and we had to call front desk multiple times. I fell getting in and out of the bathtub twice as it was not level with floor. Most of the staff seemed like they did not want to be there and treated us like they did not want to help. In 5 o'clock somewhere we sat waiting for service multiple times and food was subpar (when burgers should be excellent - if Jimmy Buffet/Margaritaville) (we gave up and did not go again). Other guest seemed to be feeling the same way and we saw one group get up and walk out.
We expected more Jimmy Buffet style. Just a suggestion live music, steel drum, guitar, DJ at pool and night entertainment. Just having "Margaritaville" written everywhere does not make it Margaritaville, it should be an experience and the staff should radiate that same feeling.
The only great experience we had was the Italian restaurant. Jamie and his staff made us feel welcome and the food was excellent for us. This was the shining star of Margaritaville for us. I believe the rest of the staff should use this as the example of how clients should be treated.
I think Jimmy Buffet/Margaritaville needs to check the quality of this location, as it is does not live up to his other hotels and brand.

04/04/2019

The stay was great, Jaime at the pizza bistro went out of his way to personalize a dessert for us. Great location wish maybe they had a couple of vegetarian options. But overall it was great.

03/22/2019

Bathroom could use some updating but the room was lovely and quiet. Food was good although the Italian restaurant could use a little more atmosphere. We were very happy with the all inclusive. The beach was beautiful for walking but not all that comfortable for sitting on (fumes from cars driving by). Staff was very nice and friendly. Nice music in the bar every night.

03/15/2019

As a Margaritaville branded hotel, we did not expect it to be 90% families. There was not the level of "after hours" activity that we expected and were looking for. Additionally, there wasn't much to do within walking distance of the hotel. We rented a golf cart to explore and find late night fun.

02/02/2019

Again the staff was phenomenal. Anything we needed or wanted they provided. The area was less congested then some of the beaches we saw on our transfers which was very nice.

01/26/2019

Loved this place! Loved being so close to the beach. The staff was great!

01/09/2019

Food service was slow, hotel started playing loud music at 630am

12/30/2018

Nice resort and nice beach. The New Years party was fantastic. I would stay here again

12/28/2018

Had a leak in the ceiling above our shower, but otherwise the accommodations were good. The staff and food were excellent.

12/27/2018

For a Jimmy Buffet hotel, we had no idea what to expect. This place was great. We would love to stay here again. All of the staff were fantastic, but Luis and Fionna were particularly great.

12/16/2018

Nice resort, nice food and staff. Beach is beautiful, but not as beautiful as I expected, although i can still give the beach a 4 star for its beauty.

12/08/2018

We had to change rooms twice because the aircondition wasn't working. I have to say though that the Manager went above and beyond and gave us one of the biggest rooms in the hotel for the rest of our stay to make up for having to pack up twice and move rooms. Breakfast wasn't really that good. The Italian Restaurant at the hotel was wonderful. Very clean hotel.

12/03/2018

Had a great time!

11/11/2018

Can’t wait to come back to this place! If you’re looking for a tropical getaway, this is the place you’re looking for!

11/06/2018

The staff was excelllent. This was a fun place to be even though all the kinks weren’t worked out yet