Heaven on Earth
What a wonderful place. My husband and I just came back from a really special week there. It was the first time we’d been away without kids since our honeymoon and I can’t image a more romantic destination. Everything was perfect. The property, the staff and the incredible white sand beach location. We went to several other beaches while we were there, and Flamingo is the best. Beautiful white sand, uncrowned, consistently nice surf, very special. We came walking back from the surf without towels one afternoon; we hadn’t even left the sand yet when one of the staff met us with a big smile and two towels, the staff is hands-down superb! They took care of everything and helped us plan day excursions and find secret spots – that really helped make for a special trip. And don’t miss Roy’s poolside drinks and goodies. Make sure to try his ceviche – best ever. The condo is really something else too. Everything is gorgeous and very well maintained. The glass walls, (doors) facing the surf fold away, making you feel as if you are sleeping outside on the beach with the sound of the waves and tropical birds. The entire wall facing the water literally goes away – amazing doors. Pure heaven! I wonder why I’m writing all this. Pura Vida. I have to share. Don’t miss this treasure!CALIFORNIA
Our stay at The Palms was an absolute treat! The beautiful villa was very well appointed with everything we needed. Our 1st floor bedroom had an incredible view over the Pacific and the white sands of Playa Flamingo, one of the best beaches in the area. The friendly staff went out of their way to make our stay extra special. Highlights: witnessing a green turtle nesting on the beach in front of The Palms; sipping cocktails by the lovely pool; beautiful sunsets and boogie boarding!ENGLAND
SUN + SERVICE + SWIM = SUBLIME
One of the best getaway spots ever. The beauty of Playa Flamingo and the sumptuous facilities were only the start. The service from the concierge staff and their support staff was exemplary. Truly, the personal attention we received – no detail too small – turned this to a most memorable visit. The villa was well-appointed, comfortable and in our case easily accommodated two families. Food and beverages supplied by the concierge staff were top flight – prepared with care and mindful of our personal tastes. My wife and I recommend this villa unreservedly.SACRAMENTO
First Class Accommodations
The Palms in Playa Flamingo is a treat. Excellent accommodations with all the amenities of home. While there is not a restaurant on the property there is “Roy” who will cook for you, make restaurant and excursion reservations, arrange transportation or whatever you need. This is a private and quiet location good for all those who don’t like huge resorts with lots of children.SACRAMENTO
My wife and I stayed at the Palms in November of 2011. We were lucky and just missed the “green” season so everything was beautiful both inside and outside the resort.
There is nothing in the Guanacaste area that compares with the Palms. There are larger resorts (Westin and Four Seasons) that may be similar in quality and comfort but nothing with the white sand beachfront location and views. It was truly spectacular. We really liked the “boutique” feel of the Palms and the personalized service of Roy and Joanna. They took care of anything and everything we needed from the rental car to golf and dinner reservations. We also really enjoyed the poolside and palapa dinners that Roy prepared. The fresh snapper was to die for! The great thing about the Palms is that you can choose to simply relax by the beach or to explore the sights and adventures Costa Rica has to offer. It’s all at your fingertips. We hope to return again soon.CA
World Class Resort in Costa Rica on Flamingo Beach
The Palms in Costa Rica on Flamingo Beach is by far the best place we have ever stayed in our world travels. We have stayed at other “Five Star Resorts and Hotels” but this by far was the best. The views of the ocean, beach, pools and landscaping were breathtaking. Everything stated on their website held true. We have been to other places where the pictures look great but then when you arrive at the property you wonder where they got their photos. The condo’s interior was also first class. The finish carpentry, flooring, furniture and decor were all gorgeous with top of the line appliances. The staff at the Palms truly pampered us. Although there were nearby restaurants and a spacious kitchen in our condo we often ordered breakfast, lunch, dinner or drinks at the resort. These were prepared by the staff and you could be served poolside or in your condo. We took advantage of several excursions all of which were arranged for by the on site staff. The beach was literally steps from our condo, as were the pools and lawn. My wife swam laps every morning in the edgeless pool and we both enjoyed swimming or kayaking in the ocean or walking the beach. We are hooked and look forward to our next stay!!CA
Costa Rica Paradise
Our family stayed at the luxurious Palms for a week in august. This 5-star condo is truly first class, with elegant furnishings and lots of granite and marble throughout. It has a spacious kitchen, with granite counters, state of the art appliances, and lots of room for cooking, eating and lounging. The welcome of the staff at the Palms was exceptional and they were always there to help and line up numerous daily excursions. Upon arrival, we were greeted with a Passion Fruit beverage and a welcome package of groceries to tide us over until we could visit the market nearby. The Palms provided free equipment for any activity such as kayaking, surfing and snorkeling. The grounds are equally fabulous with an infinity pool, just steps away from the fabulous white sandy beach, gym, and a barbeque area as well. Flamingo Beach is quiet, private with perfect waves and definitely one of the best beaches we visited in Costa Rica. Even though we visited in august (the rainy season) we encountered very little rainfall and almost perfect weather with amazing sunsets. We did an afternoon sail on a Catamaran which included snacks, beverages and snorkeling which was really fun. I also recommend an excursion to Arenal Volcano. It’s a 4-hour drive from the Palms in Playa Flamingo, but well worth the trip. Once there, we rappelled down several waterfalls (Pure Trek), did zip lining (Sky Tram) across the rain forest, and visited Tabacon Springs Resort to enjoy the thermal pools. However when we returned, we were convinced we had truly found paradise at The Palms and didn’t really need to go anywhere else! We can’t wait to return to The Palms, which reminds us of the way Mexico and Hawaii used to be. Pura vida!!!SACRAMENTO
Fantastic in every aspect. The condos are spectacular with every amenity you would desire.
In less than 100 paces you are standing on the beach or in either pool. The area is so private and the staff is very accommodating. Restaurants and light shopping are an enjoyable walk away. You always feel safe, never uncomfortable, because the Costa Rican residents are so hospitable. This was so different than experiences we have had, where you felt you could not leave the complex where you were staying. The staff will arrange for your every need, with regard to taxi service and reservations to all the many sights and adventure experiences you desire. Truly one of our most relaxing and enjoyable vacations.PA
Over the Top Five Star Resort on the Best Beach in Costa Rica
My wife and I and young son just got back from a week at The Palms. We headed out each morning in a rented SUV on our daily adventure. Each day we returned with more and more confidence that The Palms’ stretch of beach was the best part of the best beach in Costa Rica — a perfect crescent made of white fine sand with gentle waves perfect for wading, body surfing and boogie boarding.
The construction and finishings at The Palms are top notch by first world country standards. It compares favorably to even the Four Seasons and comes with a more relaxed, but just as attentive staff. Towards the end of the week our adventures got shorter and shorter as we chose to simply enjoy the property. The restaurants nearby are great; from traditional “Tico” (authentic Costa Rican) to fine dining, and the food at the Palms was resort quality without the resort price.
This is my third time to Costa Rica. I stayed in “luxury homes” the first two. There’s no comparison. If you go to Costa Rica, stay at The Palms.CA
A Relaxing Stay in Paradise
My wife and I have just returned from a luxurious stay in paradise at The Palms. How can you top 90 degree weather with a trade wind breeze to keep you comfortable? The attention to detail and great service at The Palms is exemplary. The welcoming attitude of the entire staff compliments the quality of construction and idealistic setting on the white sands of Flamingo Beach. Once we arrived at The Palms, we didn’t want to go and anywhere else. We can’t wait to return to The Palms, which reminds us of the way Mexico and Hawaii used to be.CA
A Wonderful Place
What a wonderful place to vacation. The Palms is fabulous. The condo is spacious, with lots of room for cooking, eating and lounging. It’s luxurious – beautiful wood, marble, glass – but also comfortable and very well equipped. The outside patio and upstairs balcony are great places to read, relax and watch the gorgeous sunsets over the ocean.
The grounds are equally fabulous. There’s a large – great for swimming – pool with a disappearing edge perfect for perching on. The beach is just a few steps away. It’s quiet and private with perfect waves- big enough to body surf and boogie board but not too overwhelming. It’s a great beach for both for strolling and building sand castles. The Palms provides free equipment for digging, surfing and snorkeling, and boasts a pretty barbeque area as well.
Staffers were very friendly and quite helpful. They helped us figure out where to buy groceries and other goods, and helped us line up restaurant reservations in the nearby town, just a few minutes away. They also helped us set up fishing trips, sailing and snorkeling tours, rappelling and zip lining adventures.
The Palms is a great place for either a romantic getaway or a vacation with lots of family and/or friends. We would go back in a heartbeat!!!CA
Five Star Beach Getaway
We loved The Palms. The units are beautiful. There was obviously much attention to detail and quality when these were built. The pools and gardens around the Palms are gorgeous and maintained perfectly. Relaxing in the edgeless pool offers a breathtaking view of the ocean, beach and is a perfect spot to view the magnificent sunsets. The staff are all friendly, helpful and go out of their way to make the trip memorable. We loved it and would go back in a minute!CA
We had an Incredible Time at an Absolutely Beautiful Place
There is no doubt we will be back!!! Loved every second being there. It is paradise and the service we received was excellent. Hope to be back in January 2011. Lets make plans!SC
Exceptional Vacation – Can’t Wait to Come Back
This was my first time to Costa Rica and this fabulous property was more then I expected! The pictures don’t do this beautiful property justice, but come close. It’s a beautiful location right on a very quiet beach with world-class amenities throughout. My kids and I stayed there for 9 wonderful days and didn’t want to leave to come home. The grounds are immaculate, the staff is helpful, courteous, and friendly and I could have not asked for anything better. This property is by far the most luxurious I have had the pleasure to stay at and is conveniently located if you’re willing to venture out to other parts of Northern Costa Rica. It’s a nice walk down the beach to the town of Flamingo – takes about 45 minutes round trip. I highly recommend the Happy Snapper in Brasilito, only 10 minutes by car. They have the best fried whole red snapper I have ever tasted, but come hungry or share this dish as it’s a huge meal. For grocery shopping, head to Tamarindo. It’s a pretty drive and takes about 20 minutes. For adventure, make sure to do the Congo Trail Canopy Tour and make a day trip to Rincon de la Vieja. There are great things to do there through the Hotel Guachipilin or the Hotel Borenquin, but no need to stay overnight if you get up early and drive back to Playa Flamingo. I also recommend at least a 2-nite stay near adrenal Volcano. It’s a 4-hour drive from the Palms in Playa Flamingo, but well worth the trip. We stayed at the Hotel Los Lagos right at the base of the volcano, but heard the Springs Resort is amazing as well. I can guarantee you will love you’re stay here and want to come back time and time again! Would like to buy one of the units to retire here someday.CA
Best Location in Costa Rica
My family and I had such a fantastic time during our stay at the Palms at Playa Flamingo. We expected the accommodations to be beautiful, but we were blown away by how gorgeous they actually were. Every tiny detail of each unit was luxurious and of amazing quality, and the setting couldn’t have been more perfect.
The Palms has wonderful amenities on location, and is only steps away from the white sand beaches of Playa Flamingo. We were able to watch the most amazing sunsets from our own balcony, but were still in close proximity to everything else that we wanted to do: surfing, fishing, diving, golfing, shopping, canopy tours, boogie boarding and dining – everything we wanted was close by, and the wonderful staff at the Palms was so helpful in helping us make the best choices and secure reservations when needed.
Everything about our vacation was incredible, and the Palms was definitely the highlight of our stay. All of our friends who see the pictures of our trip are so envious – it truly was the perfect setting for a fantastic family get-away!
I would not hesitate to recommend the Palms at PF to anyone who is thinking about a trip to Costa Rica!CO
WOW! I’ve Never Had Accommodations Like This!
This place is shangri-la. Pristine grounds, amazing ocean, fabulous restaurants. The condos are nicer than my home. Management was so helpful. Never a dull moment, yet relaxing at my almost private pool was sheer delite. I cannot wait to return. My best vacation ever. I want to live here.CA