Cobano is a busy town, considered being the hub with lots of action here on the southern Nicoya Peninsula in Costa Rica. Cobano is our main shopping town where you will find just about everything you will need from fresh fruit, meat and fish to several imported products along with everyhting from clothing and appliance stores, to hamburger, taco joints and a variety of pubs, hotels and restaurants. Also if you are looking for professionals, such as topographers, attorneys, mecanics Cobano is the place to be. The Banco Nacional is present, as well as a Post Office and Bus Stop with services to the San Jose International Airport.
There is also a full service farmacy and a hospital as well as private doctors, dentists etc.
From December until April Cobano hosts lots of parties including Bull Riding, Civic Festivities, Horse Shows, Parades, Dances which is an important social aspect of the culture in Costa Rica.
You will pass Cobano when you go the the popular beaches, such as Montezuma, Santa Teresa, Mal Pais, Manzanillo, Cabuya and Cabo Blanco. Because the beach towns are growing Cobano is expanding as well. They are now building a small commercial center, in the middle of Cobano.
Cobano also has a private bilingual school and kindergarden, with both foreign as well as local teachers.
Cobano is located at 20 minutes from Tambor and 45 minutes from the Ferry terminal of Paquera. Because you are not at the beach and therefore do not have the ocean breeze it can get pretty hot in Cobano. The people in Cobano are very friendly and will be very helpful if you need anything.
Personally I go to Cobano for grocery shopping, once in a while have lunch and of course enjoy the festivities as they are very popular and are lots of fun.