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We are located on the Beautiful Nicoya Peninsula in the small town of
Playa Tambor, Costa Rica.

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Getting Here


From San Jose go to the commuter airport (Air Sansa) next to the international airport (2 minutes away). Here you will board a commuter airline (16 passenger) and fly to Tambor. This flight will last 25 minutes and when you land you can take a taxi for about 5 minutes to The Costa Coral. You should arrange the taxi before you fly. You can also Fly from another airport located in “Pavas” near the heart of San Jose. The airline is called “Nature Air”.

Phone: (506) 2221-9414
FAX: (506) 2255-2176
Nature Air:
Phone: (506) 2220-3054
FAX: (506) 2220-0413

TAMBOR TAXI (506) 2683-0017


Drive to the ferry docks approx. 2 hours away and board the ferry (with your car). The ferry ride is approximately 1 hour to the town of “Paquera” located in the Nicoya Peninsula which is still a 19 KM drive to Tambor and our Hotel. The entire trip should take you 4 hours.

FERRY SCHEDULES (506) 2661-2160, Spanish Only


From the international airport in Liberia (the other international Airport in Costa Rica) you can drive to Tambor. The entire trip should take you 3.5 hours but the roads can be challenging and a 4×4 is recommended. You can also drive the entire trip from San Jose by-passing the Ferry. This drive will take you approximately 5 hours.

About Playa Tambor

Playa Tambor awaits you. Discover dining under starlight, golfing, sport fishing, surfing, or just relaxing with your best friends, everything you could ever want and more is here in Tambor, Costa Rica.

If you are looking for a fast paced vacation destination, Tambor is not the place!

However if you’re looking for inner peace and tranquility with natural unspoiled beauty – a place the world has left behind, look no further!

The town of Tambor is located adjacent to Bahia Ballena (Whale Bay) on the Central-Eastern seaboard of the Nicoya Peninsula of Costa Rica, with all the amenities for the most discerning visitors. Tambor has an airport with several daily scheduled 25 minute flights to and from the capital, San Jose.

When asked to describe the quality of Tambor, lifestyle comes to mind – calm pacific waters, unspoiled white and pink coral sand beaches, uninhabited islands, friendly people, a wide variety of flora and fauna, including parrots, different kinds of monkeys, rivers and lots of waterfalls. In the area around Tambor there is excellent year round fishing, snorkeling, seafood restaurants, live lobster, oysters, ceviche, horses, whales, dolphins, lots of sun and stars, palm trees, coconuts and tropical fruits.

People that inhabit Tambor have little stress, live secure in peace and harmony with nature, breathe fresh air and drink clean water.

About The Nicoya Peninsula

The Nicoya Peninsula is one of the furthest outreaches of Costa Rica. It’s a vast, pristine region offering many diverse eco-systems on the Northwestern, Pacific coast. The terrain is diverse and bountiful, providing homes to an array of vegetation and wildlife. The landscapes of the Nicoya Peninsula offer picture perfect views, whether from the crests of majestic, jungle-covered mountains, to the endless running streams, to the cascading, thunderous waterfalls, or the tranquil, unpopulated beaches.

Tambor Area

Due to the governmental struggle with infrastructure, many of the roads in the Nicoya Peninsula are extremely under-developed and make it difficult for the “Casual” tourist to explore. This is a fantastic reality to those travelers seeking the “Road Less Traveled”, for once you’ve reached one of the quaint little towns nestled in and around the peninsula, you’ll find they harbor every range of cuisine, service and accommodation from the luxurious to the heavily budgeted, making the Nicoya Peninsula one of Costa Rica’s most undiscovered treasures!

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