We are a little family of four
currently living in the beautiful country of Costa Rica sharing our adventures, activities and fun
places to eat.

Enjoy your stay.

Playa Flamingo Area | April 2018

Playa Flamingo Area | April 2018


Las Catalinas

  • Limonada | Awesome for breakfast, lunch or sunset. The food is good and the beach is relaxing. From there you can walk around Las Catalinas and check out the shops or treat yourself at Wake Spa.

  • Pure Vida Ride | Check them out for coffee, gelato or to buy a new beach-necessity. You can also rent SUP boards, kayaks and mountain bikes.

  • Las Catalinas Trails | Speaking of mountain bikes, the trails are awesome (although I highly suggest a morning hike this time of year). The views are amazing and don't forget to take the beach path back from Playa Dantita if it's low tide.

  • Casa Chameleon / Sendito Norte | Adults only but worth making a reservation for sunset and/or dinner. They offer free valet parking. If you would rather go in the day, they do have a day pass for $75 and it serves as credit towards food and drinks (but allows you to use the showers and dreamy pool) or just go hang out for breakfast or lunch in the lounge area.

Playa Penca and Playa Prieta

  • I loved living above these two beaches and walking to them daily. Don't forget that during low tide, all the beaches connect and enjoy the time exploring how magically they all connect. You can take the road by Carpe Diem and park at Playa Penca or take the road down to Playa Prieta. There is also foot path that connects the two. These are great boogie boarding beaches.


  • Costa Rica Sailing Center | Go sailing, kayaking, SUPboarding, swimming in their pool & live music. Check the calendar for specials: 2x1 pizzas, trivia. Check out the Loft's schedule for workouts and yoga!

  • Bahia del Sol | 8:30 am yoga is lovely. Marynn and I usually yoga while Dustin and Will swim. Then we have breakfast (at Nasu) together and enjoy the pool and waves for a most perfect and relaxing morning.

  • NUMU | Pool!

  • Perla's | Hh, live music and games.

  • Veronica's Spa & Massage | On the beach, amazing and only $20.

  • Chakra Reading with Giannina Olivares

  • Gelato | Villagio

  • The Shack

  • Maxwell's

  • Brewery | Go by taste the flavor!

  • El Castillo

  • Casa Celeste

  • Carpe Diem

  • Sol y Mar | Typical and good

  • Crossfit

  • MerKdo

  • Heart & Flow Yoga | Love. This. Family.


  • Coco Loco | You simply must go!

  • Serendipity Sailing

  • Manta Ray Sailing

  • Tennis | T/Th Class at Mar Vista w/ Coach Edgar

  • Gracia at Mar Vista | You must for for a sunset dinner! Make a reservation just in case so Frankie and Stephanie can spoil you. xoxo

  • Mariner Inn | Daily specials and tv for basketball

  • La Hoja Verde | Yummy vegan food that will make you never miss meat! They also have an amazing carrot cake and quiche to grab for an easy breakfast in for the next day.

  • Angelina's

  • Flamingo Resort Spa | Enjoy all the spa amenities as well as the pool and restaurant.

  • Super Massai Grocery

  • Flamingo Towers | Staying here is fun because I love exploring on foot or at least being close to a lot of eateries and fun. I love running to Playa Brasalito (to the Conchal entrance and back is 4.5 miles). Sometimes I just stop at Hotel Brasalito for coffee and breakfast and catch a ride back (or hit up a ride from a friend from Reserva Conchal). I also love taking off in the other direction and hitting up Playa Flamingo. There is even a secret foot path down to the beach from the point (on the Palm's side of the beach).

  • Jungle Gym | MW adult Basketball at 8:00 pm.

  • Clase de Español | Tuesday nights

  • 1/2 Day Fishing Trips

  • Monday Moonlight Market


  • Papaya Seafood & Grill | 2 x 1 hh and live music

  • Cafe Manglar | Brasilian Steakhouse

  • Pura Vida French Touch | Go visit Stephanie! You won't leave empty handed.

  • Lucy's | Check the calendar for specials such as hh, taco tuesday, karaoke, etc.

  • La Sodita Italiana | Make a reservation!

  • Kevin Tours | One of my favorite's is going out fishing with these guys. And that includes spear fishing for some forever memories and they will cook the fish for you.


  • Reserva Conchal Beach Club

  • Playa Conchal | Drive through Brasalito and park and enjoy $20 massages on the beach and all the shells. Rent anything you can imagine and grab some eats from a local vendor.


  • La Boya | Waterpark!


  • Pots & Bowls | Juices, poke bowls and the cutest "pots and bowls" you'll ever see!

  • Frijoles Locos | Surf lessons or board rentals

  • Rip Jack Inn | Amazing yoga (love you, Stacey), hh and live music

  • Cafe Mar Azul

  • Taco Star | Cash only and w/ Yoakum, Texas roots

  • Sunset | You'll never regret staying to witness the magic

  • Yoga | WF 8:45 yoga w/ Stacey (she also offers guided meditations)

  • Playa Minas | Or take a right in Matapalo and hit up the special little snorkeling areas.

  • Pirate's Bay


  • Surf Rentals | All up and down the beach and streets. An easy spot is Witch's Rock.

  • Ariel Yoga | Hostel la botella de leche

  • Mishy D Matthews | Engergy healing + oils

  • Aut omercado | Sales on Wednesdays

  • Santa Rita Cafe | Breakfast + Coffee

  • Panga's | Dinner date spot

  • Mercadito | Lot's of food choices!

  • Estuary Tour

  • More Food | Shrimp Hole, Noi, Nogui's, Sharky's, Patagonia, Dragonfly (life flamingo jazz on saturday), Seasons, Bamboo Sushi Club, El Chiringuito, Volcano Brewing Company.

  • Los Altos de Eros | Such an amazing date experience (or girlfriend). *up the road

  • La Senda | Labrynth, energy healing, events and food! Check their schedule! *up the road

Playa Avellenas Area

  • Surf

  • Lola's

  • Playa Negra

  • Hacienda Pinilla Club & Beaches

Ziplines & Animals from the Monkey Trail  

Other Fun

  • Borinquen | Ziplines and volcanos

  • Llanos de Cortez waterfall | Near Liberia

  • African Safari | Near Liberia

  • La Carolina Lodge + Rio Celeste

  • Vamos Youth | A lovely camp during spring break for the littles! So fun and highly recommended.

Always check Swell Dealer and Howler for all the daily/nightly specials!



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