Tambor | Costa Rica

29.01.2018 – 02.02.2018

After a long journey from San José (bus, ferry and bus again), I arrived in Tambor. It is a really small lovely town. That day I met my Mother (jippy) in her Hotel like 45 minutes walk from my hotel. The walk was mostly along the beach. The tides were really strong there. Here are some pictures for comparison.

The time flew by at this wonderful beach.


Another day we did a day trip to Montezuma, where we enjoyed the waterfall and some lovely dishes. We tried to take the autobus during the time we waited no bus crossed our view. But in the mean time I tried to hitch hike and it worked after 30-40 minutes. A lovely woman from USA, who lives now in Santa Teresa, gave us a lift to Cobano. In Cobano we took a bus another to Montezuma (350 colones). The woman gave us also really awesome information about a nice walk to the waterfalls.

Arrived in Montezuma we enjoyed some drinks in the beach bar & restaurant (https://goo.gl/maps/zN3TfavPReC2) and finally we headed to the waterfalls. But before that, we needed some energy and therefore we went to El Mariposario Montezuma Gardens for some food. Food was amazing but quite expensive and small portions!

The woman from the car also explained that there would be a suspension bridge to the waterfall for the ones that are not able to “climb” and hike. Anyway we tried our best. Our way, which we took was quite tough. Also there were some passages where you had to climb and use some ropes as a help. So the waterfall hike is no for fearful or immovable people. Our path started from this hotel and is not the official path J https://goo.gl/maps/CKcLcYzg3P72 on maps me you can see the path to the waterfall (disclaimer). The hike was awesome but unfortunately my mother could not do the hard part so she had to walk the same way back.

Anyway the secret past is at the end of the street. See picture below:


Anyway the waterfall and the hike was awesome, also the small “climbing” passages were awesome.

Around 16:15 we had to take the last bus back to Cobano and then to Tambor (900 colones).

Here some other impressions of Tambor. Airport and night time:

Due to some reasons I left Tambor earlier and went to Puntarenas. The bus from Tambor until the ferry station was around 2900 colones and the ferry was an additionally 810 the whole journey took like from 9:00 to 13:00.

Anyway thank you Mom for everything!!! It was fun to see you!


  • Montezuma
  • Montezuma Waterfalls
  • Montezuma Bar & Restaurant
  • Tambor Beach