• Kristy Morrison

9 Reasons To Vacation (Or Live) In Playa Tambor -Costa Rica.

Updated: Feb 22



I actually challenge my readers to find me another place that offers as much as this community does without being overly populated which has a negative impact on the environment around us. You can't compare a beach packed with tourists to one filled with sand dollars and crabs living their free lives in peace. Here are just a few reasons why we feel Playa Tambor is worth your vacation time.


1 -Secluded Whale Bay: Bahi Ballena (Whale Bay) is where whales come for safety and privacy for their pod. You may even have the pleasure of whitnessing a breach or baby calf being born. This calm bay is perfect for stand-up paddle boarding, kayaking or even fishing.


2 -Stunning Sandy Beaches: 8km of sandy beaches are perfect for walking/jogging, biking, or a horse back riding adventure. Look for dead (white ones) sand dollars or count the small sand crabs as they run away from you. Or pull up a lounging chair and read a good book while the kids make sand castles. The possibilities are endless on this secluded beach.


3 -Helping Baby Turtles: This is probably one of my most favourite things about the area. The opportunity to help a turtle rescue protect the endangerd Olive Ridley turtle. Tambor Bay Turtles mission is to reduce threats to the sea turtles still coming to the beaches of Tambor Bay, so that by 2020, we will produce enough hatchlings to actually grow the population, so that in 20-25 years, there will once again be enough adult Olive Ridley sea turtles to sustain the local population naturally.


4 -Fishing Village & Sport Fishing: Not into fishing yourself you can order fish from the local fishermen for a deliciously fresh dinner. For an adventure choose from either a three-hour or five-hour tour. You’ll have the chance to catch sailfish, blue marlin, dorado, and rooster fish. In addition to offering helpful pointers on technique, your captain can also tell you about the fishing culture in the area.


5- Restaurants: From the beach house rancho offer wood burning pizza & drinks to the local Resturant of Gaetanos Bar & Grill. There are plenty of restaurants around our area that you won't feel like you're missing anything.

6- Curu Wildlife Reserve:The area is teaming with abundant wildlife and hosts one of the most beautiful beaches and protected bays on the Nicoya Peninsula. The area offers easy access to seeing some of the most sought-after species such as White-faced Monkeys, Spider Monkeys, Scarlet Macaws, White-tailed Deer, Collared Peccary, Coati, Raccoons, Coyotes, Iguanas, and hundreds of species of tropical and migratory birds. Curú contains Costa Rica’s first private National Wildlife Refuge and is an example of a successful sustainable development program.

7- Scarlet McCaw Program: The Scarlet McCaw is unfortunately an endangered species due to poaching and deforestation in many countries. But thankfully to the Scarlet McCaw Program & the community of Los Delfenis planting trees and foliage that feed these birds numbers are coming back up. The beautiful red, gold & blue bird can live to be over 60 years old and mate for life. There is said to have 1500 Scarlet McCaws in the country and over 132 of them live in our community because of this natural breeding program. You'll be sure to hear the distinct squawking of a McCaw when you say in our community.


8- Golf Course: Enjoy playing Golf on a beautiful and challenging course. This spectacular course is situated in the midst of the tropical scenery of Los Delfines Golf & Country Club. By today Los Delfines counts with a population of more than 100 Red Macaws and more than 50 dears in freedom. This 9 hole course is rated as moderate - hard and worth dedicating sometime to play. If you're not a golfer don't worry every Monday the golf course is closed for eco tours and you can walk the course at your own leisure.


9- Isla Tortuga: Much different from Tambor Bay Turtle Rescue. This place is two uninhabited islands, just off shore from the Curú Reserve. This place is perfect for snorkelling as their is a variety of seal life. It is suggested to avoid going on the weekends during high season as it's a go-to place for tourists visiting other towns like Montezuma or Santa Teresa.


But don't take my word for it.....check it out yourself and make your own decision.


Pura Vida


Kristy & Eric

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