Welcome to Costa Rica
Arriving in Costa Rica
- Liberia International Airport
Since it is less than an hour away from popular beaches and tourist attractions in Guanacaste, Liberia International Airport is the ideal landing spot for those wanting to visit the Pacific coast, the Guanacaste mountain corridor and the Nicoya Peninsula. The Liberia International Airport code is LIR.
It is about 1 hour from Flamingo Beach, where our conference is located.
If you are planning to visit Guanacaste but flights are cheaper to San Jose (SJO) Airport, know that you will need to take either a 5-6 hour bus ride or drive around 4 hours to get from San Jose to Liberia. It may be worth spending that extra $100-200 to save time. There are buses from San Jose to Liberia every hour from 6 AM to 8 PM.
Airlines to Liberia
These are the airlines currently flying into LIR Airport. This is the list as of January 2019 and may not reflect current conditions.
- Alaska Airlines
- United Airlines
- Southwest Airlines
- American Airlines
- Delta Airlines
- JetBlue Airway
- Air France
- Swift Air
- Sun Country Airlines
- Air Canada
Our conference Hotel is at the Flamingo Beach
Here are some fun things to do in Flamingo.
With its world class marina, Flamingo is known for excellent fishing. You can take a deep sea fishing trip to catch marlin, rooster fish, sail fish, grouper and other big fish (catch and release only). You can also do in shore fishing trips to catch snapper, tuna, jacks and wahoo (you can keep these). Flamingo Sport Fishing runs fishing charters out of the marina.
Flamingo is also well known for incredible scuba diving since the Catalinas Islands are nearby. There are several dive shops in and around Flamingo like Pacific Coast Dive Center and Costa Rica diving where you can go on dives or get your certification.
Go on a sunset cruise from Playa Potrero to see beautiful views of the coastline and snorkel.
Take an ATV to go around Flamingo and nearby beaches. Most tours go up to an awesome view point of Brasilito and Flamingo.
Visit Other Beaches
Flamingo is close to some of the nicest beaches in Costa Rica and it’s worth venturing to one or two. Some great beaches are Brasilito, Potrero, Mina, Danta, Las Catalinas, Conchal, Grande or Avellanas.
You can also take day trips from Flamingo since it’s an excellent home base in Guanacaste. You can do the Guachipelin adventure tour in Rincon de la Vieja to go ziplining, horseback riding and white water rafting, visit Arenal Volcano National Park, go snorkeling in Flamingo, beach hopping in Playas del Coco, go on the Nicaragua one day tour, learn to surf at Tamarindo, see turtles at Ostional Wildlife Refuge or go ziplining and see sloths at Diamante Eco Adventure Park.
Looking for a unique activity?
Splurge a little and go on a scenic Costa Rica helicopter tour. See the stunning Guanacaste coast from the air!
Flamingo Costa Rica Weather
Flamingo Beach is in northern Guanacaste, one of the hottest places in Costa Rica. This area experiences longer dry seasons which is one of the reasons why its so popular. Dry season is from beginning of December to beginning of May and rainy season is from mid May to end of November. It doesn’t normally rain too much May – August and the rainiest months are October and November.
Highest temperatures in Flamingo are 90s to 100s in dry season (32 to 38 C) during March and April. Make sure to bring plenty of sunscreen, mosquito repellent as well as a hat and sunglasses!