Embrace the outdoors and the untouched nature of the Nicoya Peninsula in the most beautiful surf, yoga and wellness beaches.


Tambor is Costa Rica Green Airways first destination. We fly to-and-back from Tambor three times a day. As part of our commitment with great customer service we can help you coordinate your next move after you land in Tambor.

We have a network of trusted drivers that can take you from Tambor Airport to your destination of choice. Keep in mind the following driving times from Tambor’s Airport:

Driving Time
Santa Teresa Malpaís Playa Hermosa Manzanillo Montezuma
45 minutes 45 minutes 60 minutes 65 minutes 21 minutes
You can also rent a car and pick it up in the Tambor Terminal, Budget has a rental office there but we highly recommend you make arrangements before getting to Tambor. We can also help you with this, if you needed it.

The third option upon your arrival in Tambor is to have your hotel/house arrange a car to pick you up. Most hotels/houses in the area provide this service as well.

Ok, now you’ve made it to your destination!.


Things you should know about the Nicoya Peninsula

The Nicoya Peninsula is considered a Blue Zone, this means the average life expectancy is higher (along with other 8 places in the world only), has the world’s lowest rate of middle age mortality and second highest concentration of male centenarians. Pura vida right?

You may or may not have heard yet about the expression “Pura vida”, which means Pure life, but i you haven’t you should learn it because you will hear it a lot on your visit to Costa Rica. “Pura vida” it’s a valediction, an affirmation and a state of mind, reflecting an appreciation for the awesomeness of life. This concept “Pura vida” makes Costa Rica a perfect location for relaxing and renewing your energy.

Santa Teresa (Malpais, Hermosa, Manzanillo, Playa Carmen)

We refer to it as Santa Teresa, but if you are visiting Malpais, Hermosa, Manzanillo or Playa Carmen our recommendations hold true, given the small distance in between these locations.

The town center, heart of this area is known as “el cruce” (the crossroads) right in the limit between Playa Carmen and Malpais, here you will find all the basics, banks, drugstores, coffee shops, grocery stores, etc.

ATVs are the preferred mode of transportation for travelers on the dirt roads with many many potholes. You can rent them fairly easily as many shops on the area offer the service and have them available all year round.

Santa Teresa has excellent options for yoga. Many hotels/resorts in the area offer packages that combine surf lessons and equipment rental with yoga classes.

In Malpais, from its small fishing port you can embark on a tour by boat to go snorkeling or fishing. You can go stand up paddle boarding, kayaking or ziplining on the canopy tour next to the Cabo Blanco Reserve (which if you are passionate about nature, it’s also a must during your visit.)

You can go for long beach walks, a nice relaxing swim in the ocean (it’s warm all year round!) or enjoy activities like horseback riding with Ario Ario Tours, surfing or yoga (Pranamar).

You can enjoy the untouched beauty of the beaches in the area, surrounded by the 3000 acre Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve, but it comes with a price- It is wild in Santa Teresa. But that’s part of the appeal—you may very well spot howler and white face monkeys, iguanas and other vocal critters while sitting comfortably in a hammock or walking around.

Actually, yoga is great compliment to surfing- because you are training the hazy mind while stretching and strengthening your muscles, including the ones used to ride the waves.

You can also explore nearby attractions as the waterfalls in Montezuma, or make a boat and snorkeling tour to the Tortuga Island.

Food is also something to look forward too when you visit the area. The magical atmosphere in Santa Teresa has attracted people from all over the world, who came to visit, fell in love with the place and decided to stay. They have elevated the culinary scene with an amazing combination of culture and good healthy ingredients that will be definitely be a highlight of your trip.

For breakfast/brunch you can’t miss the French hot spot The Bakery and the healthy Cafe Social (order La Pochy, yaasss!!). For lunch, you have to go to Chop It for a fantastic Burger or Salad (all made with the most wonderful organic and fresh ingredients). Also for lunch/dinner Product C is a must for local craft beers, superior super-fresh fish (in the form of addictive tacos, ceviche, and surfer bowls), and cool, friendly, tatted staff. And for fine dining dinner at Kojis will blow your mind with the most amazing fresh sushi of your life.

Things to do

Hacienda Arío provides a unique experience you can’t miss while in Santa Teresa. 100% recommended.
Hacienda Arío is a working, family-owned ranch that encompasses 1924 ha (almost 5000 acres) on the Pacific coast in the heart of the Nicoya Peninsula. It is a magical place where the Guanacaste saba- nero culture is still a way of life. Hacienda Arío has been working for over a decade to create a model for sustainable development where rural, healthy living and horses are a integral and essential part of life.
Share an unforgettable experience riding on a deserted beach and through spectacular natural landscapes of rivers, mountains and forest accompanied by a local cowboy and a bilingual nature guide.

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