We vacationed with our family here for spring break this year and it was absolutely fantastic! Flamingo Beach has beautiful soft sand and amazing sunsets! The resort is wonderful because it is peaceful, serene and not crowded at all. In fact, it feels almost like your own private beach! You can walk from the condo to the beach in less than 30 seconds, which is wonderful (and convenient) for families with children. The water temperature is perfect and my 12 year old children had a blast playing in the water.
I highly recommend having the chef (Justin) at the resort make a private dinner for your family. His food is delicious (and reasonably priced)! He made dinner for us on two different nights and both meals were excellent. After a long day of excursions or activities, it was so nice to have dinner prepared for us. The lunch options at the resort are also very good.
Our favorite restaurant off property was Pangas (in the town of Tamarindo- about 20-25 min away). This is an outdoor restaurant that is just breathtaking when you walk in---the views and the setting are stunning. An experience unlike any other place we had ever been.
Our family did a number of different excursions around Costa Rica, which were all wonderful experiences. We loved the Canon De La Vieja Adventure, which included ziplining, white water rafting, hot springs, sauna, and mud bath. We also really enjoyed the Palo Verde National Park river boat tour. There are so many choices for activities, and Alexandra (concierge) was very instrumental in helping us find the perfect activities!
We have vacationed to many different places and this is absolutely our new favorite place! Costa Ricans are so friendly and the country is a very safe place to visit. Every day in Costa Rica was pure paradise and I would recommend it to everyone!