From Tambor you have the choice of picking up a previously arranged rental car (let us know if you would like rental car recommendations), taxi, or private driver. It is approx. a 40 minute ride to the hotel.
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.
The ferry ride takes about 1.5 hours. Once in Paquera drive towards Tambor and then Cobano. Continue straight through Cobano and follow the signs to Mal Pais.
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 on the road towards Naranjo beach, Paquera, Tambor, and finally Cobano. You will pass through Tambor and Cobano. Follow the signs to Mal Pais.
A 4X4 is recommended as most of the roads are unpaved.
There’s daily bus service between Cóbano and Malpaís.