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Montezuma to Playa Flamingo

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Montezuma to Playa Flamingo

What is the best route to take from Montezuma north to Playa Flamingo. Last trip, we took the "beach" road the entire route...took 2 full days, 10 river crossings, and several loose fillings. Though it was fun, I'm looking for something faster and less eventful

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1. Re: Montezuma to Playa Flamingo

Take the main road...to Cobano...Nandayure...Nicoya...Santa Cruz..Tamarindo/Huacas ...Flamingo...long way but "normal" way!

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Just buckle up and enjoy the ride in paradise!!

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2. Re: Montezuma to Playa Flamingo

Many thanks, any idea of time, I'm thinking 5-6 hours

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3. Re: Montezuma to Playa Flamingo

Yes easy 5 to 6 hours...is a rocky road...hard to go fast without loosing some fillings!!

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Just buckle up and enjoy the ride in paradise!!

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4. Re: Montezuma to Playa Flamingo

Most of the route is paved although potholed, so watch out for those holes that look like divots but can be filled with water and very deep. The road from Paquera to Jicaral is dirt and washboard. It will slow you down a bit.

Be sure to check out the pottery shops south of Nicoya.

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5. Re: Montezuma to Playa Flamingo

Is there an easier way to get from Montezuma to Playa Flamingo other than to drive?

Is there a flight from Tambor?

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6. Re: Montezuma to Playa Flamingo

Check out Sansa and Nature Air. They both fly to Liberia, which is closest to Flamingo, then it is a 30 min. +- drive.

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