Santa Teresa to Tambor - Interbus

From Santa Teresa to Tambor Beach and Tambor Airport (TMU) we have Private Services. We are including some Fantastic Tours & Adventures available in Santa Teresa of the area as well.

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Collective Shuttles Santa Teresa to Tambor:

Shuttle Rate: $35 per person

Morning Departure time: 6:45am / Arriving by 8:45 am

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Private VIP Service:

Private Service Rate: $65 for the service from 1 up to 6 passengers / 1hr drive (all depends on the road conditions)

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Service Description: (Private Service from Santa Teresa to Tambor)

This is a private service with your own driver and own vehicle door to door. At the time of your election our driver will go to the location of your preference to pick you up from there you will be assisted. If needed we will stop in a restaurant, supermarket or drugstore.

Rate for the service, not person. from 1 up to 6 passengers. Rates vary depending on your drop off location and if the service is operated between 6pm and 6am.

You will be drop off directly at the location of your preference. Advance reservations required


Tours & Adventures in Santa Teresa


Horseback Riding All Day Cowboy Ride Horseback Riding All Day Cowboy Ride

Fishing Trips: Mal Pais & Santa Teresa

Guided Hike in Santa Teresa Cloud Forest Reserve Guided Hike in Santa Teresa Cloud Forest Reserve

Zip Line Canopy Tour Mal Pais

Curi-Cancha Refuge Cloud Forest Guided Hike Curi-Cancha Refuge Cloud Forest Guided Hike


Other Popular Routes from Santa Teresa:

Santa Teresa to Liberia Airport LIR

Santa Teresa to Tamarindo

Santa Teresa to Nosara

Santa Teresa to Coco Beach

Santa Teresa to Arenal Volcano

Santa Teresa to Tambor Ariport

Santa Teresa to Paquera Ferry

More Destination


About Tambor, Costa Rica:


Tambor Domestic Airport, North Puntarenas

Set in the gorgeous Bahia Ballena, the tiny fishing village of Tambor has increasingly become a world famous tourist destination mainly due to its close proximity to Mal Pais, Santa Teresa, Montezuma, Cobano, Playa Cocalito, the Cabo Blanco National Park and Curu Reserve. Located on the southern end of the Nicoya Peninsula in Puntarenas province, Tambor has a rich surrounding habitat and is a wonderful place to enjoy the best that Costa Rica has to offer.

The airport at Tambor is the only airport in the whole of the southern region of the Nicoya Peninsula. Besides the many all inclusive hotels and resorts found in Tambor, there are also plenty of quaint inns and cabinas found dotted along the coast. SANSA offers one regular daily flight to Tambor, while Nature Air has two flights a day. With a flying time of just under half an hour, catching a plane to Tambor is a viable option for those who want to see the best that Costa Rica has to offer with limited time on their hands.

With two fantastic 4 star hotel developments in the area, Tambor is also becoming a playground for the rich and famous. Many international charter flights and small private planes can land in Tambor. However, if you prefer a more scenic route, catch a flight to San Jose, then drive down to Puntarenas and catch a ferry to Paquera. From here you can then drive out to Tambor.

Resting in the valley of a horseshoe-shaped bay, Tambor is a small quiet beach town that nurtures a laid-back atmosphere. This village is located on the west coast of Costa Rica along the Gulf of Nicoya, where calm waters ride up on a grey-hued shores colored from the neighboring volcano. With plenty of cozy hotels nearby and a beach easily accessed by car, Tambor makes for a perfect family escape.

The bay in Tambor is called Bahia Ballena, which means "whale bay" in English. It was originally named because during the dry season, whales used to frequent the area; however, with more coastal activities nowadays, it is rare to see them here.

Activities in Tambor

Water activities
On the shore, the low tide produces a flat expanse of sand where you can play soccer and beach volleyball. Since the waters are so placid, swimming is ideal for the easy floaters who just want to hang out and lounge in the Pacific waters.

Cast a line in this world-class sports fishing spot. Professional operators bring you to the best nooks in the Pacific or in the Gulf of Nicoya. If you don't want to spend a lot money, you can go on a fishing tour on a panga, which is a small traditional fishing boat used in the villages.

Beach Walks
Walks around the magnificent beaches are popular in Tambor. From the pier at the southern end of the village you can hike around the end of the bay. The path is about 4 kilometers and ends at Cocalitos Beach where the El Chorro waterfall pours out into the ocean. You can even swim in the large rocky pool. For a unique walk through the north of Tambor, you have to wait for low tide, since you'll have to wade through the Panica River.

Horseback Riding
If you want to take in the vistas a little differently, take a guided horseback ride to the hills of Tambor, which provides views as far as Montezuma. Other tours weave along the upper Panica River to a stunning waterfall. Along the way, you'll cross shallow rivers, canter down paths and maybe even spot howler monkeys swinging overhead in the tree canopy.

Tour the Tortuga Islands
No trip to Tambor is complete without seeing the Tortuga Islands. These pristine beaches are everything you could imagine for a tropical island: white sand, tall coconut trees and azure water. Attention, scuba divers and snorkels, these shorelines provide the best diving in all of southern Nicoya Peninsula. Discover the underwater world swimming through schools of colorful fish. Since the waters are so clean, the visibility rates are astoundingly high. You won't want to miss this! Afterwards, you can hang out on the beach and drink fresh coconut water.

Curu Wildlife Refuge
The north side of the bay hugs the Curu Wildlife Refuge.This privately-owned refuge is one of the hot spots of the Nicoya Peninsula. It stretches 1,496 hectares across mangroves, rivers, beaches and estuaries, packed with more than 200 species of birds. Bird-lovers eager to catch a glimpse at these flighty friends can expect white-fronted amazons, laughing hawks, woodpeckers and motots. Curu also offers some of the most sought-after species in the country, such as three types of monkey - the howler, spider and white-faced. There park is open from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. and has a $10 entrance fee. If you're hungry, the hacienda serves up breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Getting to Tambor

Tambor Airport offers at least daily domestic flights, including nonstop travel to four cities within the country. If you prefer to drive from San Jose the best way is to drive to the city of Puntarenas and at the very tip of this town (it is a peninsula) you can catch the car ferry to Paquera then it is a quick 15 minute drive to Tambor. If you are coming from the north you can drive through the city of Nicoya and following the road straight down the Nicoya Peninsula and you will find Tambor.

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