About & Map of Marbella, Costa Rica

Click to enlarge this map of Marbella, Costa Rica.
People always ask where Marbella is or where a traditional Costa Rican town still exists in relation Tamarindo and Nosara? Now thanks to Google you can find Marbella with the cool map to the right. Marbella is just a few hours from Liberia International Airport and less than an hour from Tamarindo, Nosara and Santa Cruz.

Traditional Costa Rican Oxcart in Marbella, Guanacaste
Traditional Oxcart in Marbella

Marbella is regarded by many Costa Rican's as the last undeveloped traditional pueblo in Guanacaste. With a population of approximately three hundred people, most of whom are Costa Ricans, it's no wonder that development has been minimal in this town until lately. In fact, it is very common to see a traditionally painted oxcart hauling lumber or to find freshly made tamales being sold from a resident's doorstep.

Incredible Sunset at Playa Frijolar, Marbella. 

Marbella has one public school that services children from the town and surrounding areas and a new High School is under construction with completion expected in 2014. There are a few small churches, two stores, a soccer field, two hotels (The Marbella Surf Inn and Cada Luna) and two restaurants.

Marbella is surrounded by rolling hills to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the south and west. The climate is dry and hot during the summer months of November through April and very tropical and green the balance of the year. The black sand beach combined with the clear Pacific Ocean presents incredible colors at sunrise and sunset most of the year...a favorite for surfers who visit to surf good waves and enjoy the "Pura Vida" lifestyle.

Whales can be seen migrating at sea at various times throughout the year and the surrounding jungle is teeming with amazing plant and animal life. On the rare occasion a wild cat is seen on the beach foraging for prey.

Marbella is the true meaning of Pura Vida!

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