Welcome to Tamarindo

and the New Flamingo Marina

Costa Rica’s spectacular North Pacific – towns including Tamarindo, Playa Conchal, Las Catalinas, Hacienda Pinilla, Playa Avellanas, Playa Negra, and Playas del Coco – is a coastal wonderland renowned as a hotspot for dependable surf and world-class deep-sea fishing in Costa Rica, as well as for its vast biodiversity and now, the newly inaugurated (2023), $50M state-of-the-art Flamingo Marina (Slip E-12).


And the Scenic Gold Coast
Flamingo Marina

Costa Rica’s breathtaking North Pacific, also known as the Gold Coast and/or Guanacaste (for our province), centers around wildly popular Tamarindo Beach and the town of Tamarindo, fanning out north and south to encompass a stretch of sun-drenched coastline that includes Flamingo Beach, Playa Conchal, Las Catalinas, Hacienda Pinilla, Playa Avellanas, Playa Negra, and Playas del Coco.

Our beautiful and biodiverse region encompasses resort towns and fishing villages, epic surf and protected mangroves, hidden waterfalls and towering volcanoes, cowboy country and national parks, gentle tide pools and some of the country’s most beautiful beaches.

It’s also a world-renowned pilgrimage for a variety of travelers: For anglers, who come for legendary fishing – and especially for sailfish and billfish, including three species for marlin fishing in Costa Rica. For surfers, who make the trek to discover Witch’s Rock and the many waves made famous in Endless Summer II. For nature enthusiasts, who seek to experience whale watching, waterfall hikes, and some of the world’s last swaths of tropical dry forest. And of course, for the beach lovers, who comb the coastline for protected spots, pristine sands, and mellow swimming coves. It’s no surprise that this is one of the most coveted destinations in the country!

State-of-the-Art Flamingo Marina

Where Sustainability Goes Upscale

A destination unto itself, the sustainably built, luxury Flamingo Marina (officially: Marina Flamingo) delivers state-of-the-art facilities, including wet slips, full Immigration & Customs services, and an upscale Marina Village with shopping, dining, and even a gourmet ice cream shop – all, just a seven-minute walk to the pristine white sands of Flamingo Beach.

In addition to being a hub for fishing tours at Marina Flamingo, Costa Rica, this waterfront community delivers a range of services to meet any boating or tourist need. Amenities include:

  • 92 wet slips with floating docks
  • VIP Marina Lounge
  • Exclusive Outdoor Club Pool and Bar
  • Onsite Restaurants
  • Heliport
  • Onsite Concierge
  • Well-Maintained Fish-Cleaning Station
  • Multi-Level Parking
  • Electric, Water, WiFi (Fiber Optic), and Dock Box
  • Onsite Ship & Supply Store
  • Restroom, Shower, and Laundry Facilities
  • Golf Cart Transportation
  • 24/7 Gated Security
  • Trash & Recycling
  • Emergency Services
  • High-Speed Marine Fuel Dock and Sanitary Pump Outs
  • Full Immigration & Customs Services
  • Coast Guard Station
Flamingo Marina


Playa Flamingo, Guanacaste, Costa Rica


DOCK A: 80’ & 100, 125’
DOCK C: 60’ & 100’
DOCK E: 45’ & 35’
DOCK F: Catamaran & 55’

Marina Amenities

1. Ice/ Store
2. Fuel Dock
3. Heliport
4. Hauling Pier
5. Pool
6. Laundry
7. Restrooms / Showers
8. Lockers
9. Marina Offices
10. VIP Club
11. Restaurants / Retail

Area Bucket List

Don’t Leave Costa Rica Without It!

Tamarindo and the Gold Coast are so diverse, so varied, that you could spend weeks and months exploring – and still, you wouldn’t have seen it all! That said, if you’re only here for a few days or even a week, there are a handful of experiences you won’t want to miss.

Flamingo Marina

Gorgeous sands abound along our scenic coast, and we recommend that everyone spend at least a day exploring this beachy bliss. Where you go will depend on your home base, but we recommend a mix of both the rightly popular (ex. Tamarindo Beach, Flamingo Beach, and Playa Conchal) and the nearly deserted (ex. Playa Minas, Playa Naranjo, and Playa Junquillal).

Sport Fishing Playa Flamingo

Call us biased, but there’s a reason why sport fishing is so popular here: It’s pretty incredible! From nearshore outings to hook skipjack, grouper, and mackerel, to epic deep-sea fishing adventures that chase down yellowfin, wahoo, dorado, and big daddy billfish (blue marlin, black marlin, striped marlin, and sailfish), our Tamarindo fishing charters offer a true taste of the best our region has to offer.

Sport Fishing Flamingo Marina
Sport Fishing Flamingo Marina

Tamarindo and the surrounding area have a reputation for epic surf. That reputation is well earned, courtesy of a few truly legendary breaks worthy of a surf excursion: Witch’s Rock, whose power left challenges even the world’s best; Isla Capitán, once a well-kept secret on the reef; Little Hawaii at Avallenas, where waves can crest at 5 meters (16 feet); and Playa Negra, an off-the-beaten-path, semi-secret gem.

Wildlife Watching

Sloths, monkeys, and whales – oh my! Did you know that Costa Rica has the longest humpback whale season in the world (nearly year-round) and also hosts other whale species, as well as dolphins (bottlenose, rough tooth, spinner, and more) and endangered sea turtles (leatherback, olive ridley, and hawksbill)? Be sure to book at least one sunset cruise while you’re here, as they often spot marine wildlife by day, before treating you to one of the Pacific’s greatest wow moments!

Nature Tours

Costa Rica’s scenic beauty and biodiversity are renowned, so we probably don’t have to convince you to add this to your list. That said, we do have a few specific suggestions. Begin with a visit to the active Rincón de la Vieja Volcano, where you can trek through boiling mud, spitting fumaroles, and volcanic vents. And don’t miss a chance to hike through rare and endangered tropical dry forest, as well as along waterfall trails and steamy mangroves.