Tambor / Montezuma / Mal Pais
How To Get There : Malpais / Santa Teresa, Montezuma, Tambor / All Inclusive Area
From San Jose
You drive the Panamerican Highway # 1 via Palmares, San Ramon, Esparza, towards Puntarenas. You have to get into downtown Puntarenas and follow the map signs to reach the Paquera Ferry Boat. (See map of Downtown Puntarenas #27 and follow the green route).
The ferry ride takes about one and a half hours. Once in Paquera drive towards Tambor and then Cobano. At Cobano turn left and follow the signs to Montezuma or continue straight to Cabo Blanco National Park, and follow the signs to Mal Pais and Santa Teresa.
If you are coming from Nicoya continue the road south from Nicoya straight ahead towards Carmon. Just before this town take the detour to your left to Lepanto. Here the road turns into gravel road.
Continue the road towards Naranjo beach, Paquera, Tambor, and finally Cobano. You will pass through Tambor and Cobano. At Cobano turn left and follow the signs to Montezuma, or continue straight to Cabo Blanco National Park and follow the signs to Mal Pais and Santa Teresa.
In this area you will find many unpaved roads that are easy to drive during the dry season (Nov-May). But please note that during the rainy season (May-November) it is recommend to drive it with 4x4 only. If you ever encounter a small river crossing, please be aware that during the dry season it may be easy to cross it, but not during the rainy season. We DO NOT encourage our clientele to drive on these 4x4 only roads and cross these rivers at any time of the year. Please use always your common sense!
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