Barcelo Tambor Beach

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Located on the palm-lined beach of Tambor, this tropical all-inclusive is surrounded by 2,000 hectares of lush green hillsides and picturesque streams. The hotel is a pristine paradise, ideal for nature lovers seeking tranquility and for golfers, who enjoy daily golf at the golf course next door. Unique facilities include an aquagym, outdoor fitness centre, sports tournaments, on-site casino and disco, and a kids' mini-eco tour park filled with exotic birds, lizards and monkeys.

Location: Beachfront, After landing in San Jose International airport you will take a 30 min commuter flight (fee) or a 3.5 hr ferry/land transfer to Playa Tambor. Based on Ferry operation, transfer may only include 4.5 hr land transfer.

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • Robert Z :
Excellant all inclusive Vacation

My Girlfriend and I spent 4 days and 3 night at Barcelo Tambor. I have been there Many times but her first time. Every thing was great. Food, Drink, Golf Course next Door really run by Resort was fine, Lots of wildlife on course Deer, Birds, Iguana, Etc.. We especially Liked the Japanese Restaurant and El Rancho by the beach (You can make special reservations for them in Mornings instead of having the evening Buffet).One of the Manager Jose Fuentes and Doctor Helberth really help Make the trip great for us both. Which will assure are return in future. My girlfriend also enjoyed the dancing classes down by the swim up bar. I enjoyed other activities at the bar.Good job by all the staff. Thanks.

  • ellieag : houston
Beautiful views. Poor service. Poor quality.

The good: Beautiful views. The bad: Poor service. Poor quality. Low experience level for the staff. Expensive for such a below average hotel. I consider myself easy to please, but even this hotel tested my easy-going, go with the flow personality on many levels. I have been to Other Barcelo properties, and this hotel is a far reach to fit within three brand standards.

  • Rocio Duran R : Stratford, Connecticut
Excellent stay except food variety

Buffet should have more options for an international cuisine, There was no difference between lunch and dinner, same thing every day/night, could improve deserts, fruit and ice cream was good, and coffee was bad.

  • AGMG2 :

Do not go to this resort.... we were very disappointed! From the unmarked bottles of liquor in plastic bottles, to not having a working toilet, phone and no remote for TV.One of the Biggest issues was BUGS IN THE BED!! And I have pics to prove! Hotel very dirty!It did not match what we expected from website and pics... yet they refuse to credit us back!!!They refused to credit us back for a stay that we were unable to enjoy ourselves, and unable to sleep. The VIP package is a hoax.... it only gives you liquor in mini bar that we didn't touch. And they refuse to give us all our money back!!'We have asked 5 TIMES for someone to call us with zero call back.AVOID THIS PLACE!!!

  • DAAD1978 : London, United Kingdom
Outdated and sadly not a good representative for the brand name

Prior to staying here we did read some negative reviews but then thought 'its a Barcelo, they're great'. Unfortunately the negative reviews proved to be correct1) Check in is a shambles with huge crowds everwhere2) It isn't really a hotel for those from abroad - it's a great place for the local tourist marke though.3) they insist on bad entertainment all day everyday with horrendous music at ear bursting levels.4) Common toilets very dated / dirty and poor condition. The rooms themselves are dated but they use small double beds (4 feet wide) which isn't great for comfort. The rooms use chilled air not AC and this is noisy.5) The all inclusive beer is okay but wine is terrible.6) Paying for wifi thesedays is crazy if they want to be thought of as a luxury hotel - $12 a day per user is very expensive post 1997....It probably was a great place when it opened (20+ years ago?) but is now very outdated and in reality overpriced even though it is all inclusive. The management need to accept that they need to move with the times and close down, refurb and reopen as this hotel is sadly currently very damaging to the brand name.

Vacations packages include round-trip flights, accommodations, round-trip transfers (unless outlined below) to and from the hotel, and tourist cards (if required, unless outlined below).

If selecting an all-inclusive resort option, the package will also include the all-inclusive features as outlined by each resort.

Items not included:

  • Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
  • Tourist cards ($10USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
  • Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
  • Resort fees (if applicable) must be paid directly to the hotel
  • Hotel transfers for packages to USA
  • Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
  • Snacks from 11am-11pm
  • 3 a la carte dinners/week (1 reservation at each restaurant)
  • Unlimited Domestic drinks from 10am-1am
  • House wine w/meals
  • In-room mini-bar stocked w/water & soft drinks
  • Non-motorized watersports must be reserved:
  • Windsurfing
  • Kayaking
  • Boogie boards
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Archery
  • Gym
  • Dance lessons
  • Daily activities
  • Nightly entertainment
  • Free admission to the Disco, drinks included
  • Free entrance to the Eco-Park
  • 402 rooms in six 2-storey buildings
  • 1 buffet restaurant
  • 3 a la carte restaurants: International, Japanese and seafood, dress code & reservations required
  • 3 bars including Snack bar
  • Disco
  • Casino
  • 2¬†pools
  • Jacuzzi
  • Ecological park
  • 3 tennis courts
  • Gym
  • Gift shop
  • Currency exchange
  • Tour desk
  • Ecological park
  • Beauty salon
  • Massage service (fee)
  • Internet access (fee)
  • Laundry service (fee)
  • Medical service (fee)
Hotel Rooms include:
  • 2 double beds
  • Air-conditioning
  • Satellite TV
  • Mini-fridge
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • In-room safe
  • Full bathroom
  • Hairdryer
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Max occupancy 4 persons
Kids Deals - Kids pricing available, please inquire.

For the Kids - Kids 2-12 can enjoy supervised activities at the Kids' Club. Babysitting service available (fee).

Honeymooners - Receive a romantic dinner for 2 in the a la carte restaurant (based on availability), a bottle of wine, fruit plate, and continental breakfast served in the room. Valid within 30 days of wedding. Request at time of booking. Requires proof of marriage certificate upon check-in.

Wedding Packages - Available, please inquire for details.

Early Booking Bonus - This hotel may offer early booking bonuses at certain times of the year. If early booking bonuses apply to your vacation, prices shown online have already been adjusted accordingly. Please inquire for complete details.

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  • Barcelo Tambor Beach
    San Jose,Costa Rica

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Barcelo Tambor Beach
Playa Tambor, Tambor 771-1150 Costa Rica

Some restaurants may be open for certain meals only and limited visits may apply. Reservations required and dress code in effect for a la carte restaurants. Time restrictions may apply for water sports.

Child pricing may only be available with select tour operators and valid for select dates and durations. Child pricing rules are subject to change without notice. Please contact one of our vacation specialists if you require assistance with child pricing.

Photo identification and/or credit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy. Rollaway beds and cribs (infant beds) may be available and should be requested at the time of booking; fees may apply.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in. Special requests cannot be guaranteed and may incur additional charges upon check-in to fulfil.

Hotels do not condone unruly behavior, parties in rooms, excessive noise or any other actions that violate the hotels terms of use. Guests may be removed from the property at their own expense in the event of any disturbance or complaint from other guests or hotel staff. cannot be held responsible for any guests who may be removed from the hotel due to a violation of rules. makes every effort to ensure that the information on this page is accurate, however, all information on this page is subject to change without notice. is not responsible for any changes, errors or omissions that may occur.