Casa de la Playa
Flamingo, Costa Rica
Directions from San José:
Follow the road past the airport to the west towards Puntareñas (a port city on the coast). It will take about 2.5 to 3 hours, depending upon the traffic through the mountains. This road is very dangerous at night, and should only be driven in the daytime. That goes for most driving in Costa Rica. Expect to encounter people, horses, cows, and buses in the road, and in your lane, at any time.
After you reach Puntareñas (you won't actually go through the city) follow the signs (and the only road north) to Liberia. When you reach Liberia, turn left towards the Liberia airport. then follow the directions below. Total trip time from San Jose airport to the house, 4-5 hours.
Directions from Liberia:
As you leave the Liberia airport, turn right on the main road toward Filadelfia and Tamarindo. Go west 27.5 km, through the town of Filadelfia, to the town of Belen where you look for a gas station at an intersection.
At the gas station in Belen, turn right (turn just before the gas station)and proceed 4.0 km to a T intersection and a stop sign in the small village of Santa Ana. Turn left at this stop sign. Go 20.0 km thru the rural farm country. You will go over a small pass (which is shortly after you pass another gas station on your left) to the town of Huacas.
There is no sign that tells you that you are actually in Huacas.In Huacas stay straight toward Flamingo, not left to Tamarindo. You will see a Super Compra grocery store on your right. After the Super Compra, go 1.0 km and make a sharp right toward Flamingo, not straight which takes you to Playa Grande. It's easy to miss this turn so watch for the signs to Flamingo.
Go 5.0 km to the Happy Snapper Restaurant in the town of Brasilito. Just after you pass the Happy Snapper, turn 90 degrees right toward Flamingo Beach.
Go 3.9 km and look for the small Supermarket ´Super Massai`on the right hand side. This is a land mark to let you know you are going the right way. Continue until you get to a 90 degree turn to the left. The ocean will be right in front of you. After you bear left, the ocean will be on your right. You will see the town of Flamingo ahead of you.
Follow the road across the bridge and wind around past the shopping/restaurant area with the thatched roofs. The road will turn into a dirt road and will continue along the beach with a hotel on your left.. As the road winds away from the beach there will be condos on your right called The Palms. There will be a V in the road and you will take a right, going past the front gate of The Palms condo complex. Follow the road up the hill and then down, where our house is the last on your right after the last curve in the road with a long white wall on the right. We have two black solid metal gates at the Driveway entrance. Trip time 1 hour.