Barcelo Tambor Beach
Travel Blogs from Tambor
Costa Rica has a reputation for being more expensive, so Josh and I decided to do a week of volunteer work on a local farm to 'massage' the budget. We found this opportunity through a website called workaway.info and got connected with the owner of Finca Paraiso (Paradise Farm), Steve, in Tambor, Costa Rica. The agreement entails 4-5 hours of work per day per person in exchange for a roof over our head ...
... the Pan American Highway for a good part of the way but after about 45 minutes we joined the back end of a traffic jam. Our guide did a good job of telling us about the history, geography and economy of Costa Rica but after about 40 minutes he was beginning to repeat himself. We hadn't moved an inch and after a few phone calls to his office and the highway police, he informed us that the locals had gone on strike ...
... dress-ups, marching bands, drummers and dancers-all concluded with a celebration at the local soccer field filled with colourful traditional costumes and happy locals. It was a great time for us to be traveling this country!
We got some lovely, relaxed beach time and yummy food in though before departing for our next stop...
...Monteverde to meet Mary and Ben (Macushla's cousin and her boyfriend)!
... of a local smoothy bar that not only served amazing smoothies but also did it with air-con, perfect. The girls also did a bit of shopping getting a new necklace each (They have a tradition of buying one in each new country) and got a quick sushi fix, for which they definitely seem to have a weakness for.
We have now been to this new hiking paradise five times and each time have been rewarded by at least one new bird we have not seen in this area. We have been able to leave the hostel no later than 7:00 a.m. and have been rewarded for our efforts.
One morning we were starting up the trail and Robert saw something in the road and it was a agouti heading across the road. We headed on up the road and were able to identify at least one ...
How has this resort rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility