Flamingo Getting There
Local carriers Nature Air and Sansa operate 45-minute flights to and from Tamarindo, which is a 20-minute drive from Flamingo. Flights depart from Nature Air's airport in Pavas (between San Jose and Alajuela) or from Sansa's terminal in Alajuela, next to the international airport.
Alternatively, visitors can fly into the Daniel Oduber International Airport in Liberia, a one-hour drive from Flamingo.
From San Jose to Flamingo (Tralapa Station): $11; 8:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.; 5 hours. Departs from the intersection of Calle 20 and Avenidas 1/3. Tel: 2680-0392.
From Flamingo to San Jose: $11; 2:45 a.m., 9:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m.; 5 hours. Departs from the intersection of Calle 20 and Avenidas 1/3.
Depending on road conditions and traffic, travel time between San Jose and Flamingo is roughly four and a half to five hours. Take the Interamerican Highway (Route 1) north and follow signs to San Ramon and later, Liberia. Continue north toward the Nicoya Peninsula, following signs for the Tempisque River Bridge and Nicoya. There is a well-marked intersection at a Shell gas station with signs to the Tempisque River Bridge; turn left here onto Route 18. After crossing the Tempisque River Bridge, look for Route 21 and take it through Nicoya and Santa Cruz. Continue north past Santa Cruz to Belen, then drive through Huacas. From Huacas, follow the signs to Flamingo and you will arrive in 15-20 minutes.