Tambor Beach - Costa Rica

Not a soul in sight on the dark beach of Tambor Beach.
Not a soul in sight on the dark beach of Tambor Beach.

The pacific is suited for swimming at the long sandy beach of Tambor Beach. There are no big waves and this is definitely the wrong place for surfers!

The resort hotels, on the south-east side of the Nicoya Peninsula, are very popular among Costa Ricans. This is just a very small village, but the hotels try to offer their clients everything that goes along with a perfect beach vacation.

A golf course, swimming pools and tennis courts are just some of the amenities here.
Tambor Beach is equipped with a small runway for domestic flights from San Jose and other locations in Costa Rica.

Beach holidays on the Nicoya Peninsula...
At the end of the airstrip the ocean begins.
At the end of the airstrip the ocean begins.

In the year 2001 the series Temptation Island 2 was filmed at Tambor Beach, Mark Walberg was one of the actors. This gave tourism in the area a boost.

Playa Pochote starts north of the river but at high tide the river mouth is often not passable.

Tambor Beach on the map

Tambor Beach on the map

Facts about Tambor Beach, Costa Rica

  • Tambor Beach is located in the province of Puntarenas.
  • The TV series Temptation Island 2, with Mark Walberg, was filmed in Tambor Beach.

Driving times and distances

  • Distance from San Jose to Tambor Beach: 119.2 kilometers respectively 74 miles.
  • Travel time from San Jose to Tambor Beach: 4.18 hours.
  • Distance from Liberia to Tambor Beach: 194.1 kilometers respectively 120.7 miles.
  • Travel time from Liberia to Tambor Beach: 4.25 hours.

The river and the mangroves are a paradise for bird watchers and nature lovers. Heron, Roseate Spoonbills and many other birds can be observed here in their natural habitat.

This beach has become a favorite destination for local tourist.



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