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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
  • mac811 :
Not representative of the Barcelo I know & beware of the crocodiles

This is not representative of the Barcelo I know. It is definitely not a 5* resort, 2 at the most. We got married at Barcelo in Cabo and were extremely disappointed by this location. As others have mentioned they cater to locals, which is fine, so some Spanish definitely helps. Room: Dirty, often cold shower, we were premium and never got any of the associated perks, mini bar was never refilled despite numerous calls. Food and drinks: Some buffet items were ok, mostly generic and not a lot of variety. The other restaurants were awful. Pool snack bar was convenient, but generic burgers and fries. Wine was awful if wines your thing, although this is all over CR, so find something else to drink. Drinks were fine, but the pool bar stunk, i mean like rotten milk smell.Pools: Pools were fine, clean, taken care of, not crowded, but I'll never understand the blaring techno music all day. What was especially annoying (and somewhat dangerous) was the big speaker is right next to the kiddie pool, so when I was trying to communicate imminent dangers to my 3 year old, he couldn't hear a thingKids club: Didn't use it, no one seemed to, although my son enjoyed the nightly kids dance/song along on the main stageWhich brings me to the most concerning part of this hotel. I went for a walk around the grounds near the beach to find some wildlife/take some photos. There is a small inlet/river and some mangroves. I got up close, saw lots of birds, and hundreds of crabs. I was standing on a rocks in the water, and walked around the perimeter of a small pond. Later on my husband and I took our son to the kids playground which is next to the pond, we were all looking in the pond and saw a crocodile. Not 1 but 2. Thats right, next to the childrens play structure, and no warnings, or signs. This is right on the property between 2 buildings. some of it has a white fence around, but its not protecting anyone or keeping them out. We mentioned it to security and their response was "the front desk is aware of them, but they don't bite"!!!! Not sure if they tested that theory....

  • Ecotours C :
Wedding aniversary

Excelent hotel all inclusive. Maybe must be have better brands liquors. Shows at night are very good with great dancers. I recommend it to everyone. Go ahead and enjoy a beautifull beach in one of the nicest country in the world

  • Khaira B :
Nicely spent few days

It gets quite crowded during national holidays, but in mean time there is much less people. It's quite busy thou, because the hotel is big (capacity is about 1000 people). Big pools, free and delicious food.

  • travelingtraveler100 : Georgia Coast, Georgia
Nice place but too far removed

We hiked across the panamaian border and Some locals suggested that since we were going to the Nicoya peninsula we should stay at barcelo tambor, it was very nice however the food wasn't very good and our ac died and wasn't fixed promptly. It's really far and remote which can be good or bad. All in all we had a great time

  • Marco U :
Hotel Barcelo playa Tambor

If you like school cafeteria food and low low shelf drinks and service with an ugly attitude then this is the right place for you! Can't imagine how will give this place a four star rating. The wine is atrocious one type of red white and rose I will bet you have never ever heard the brands they have. And by the way there is no choice in them if you want run there is only one type. No choices at all.

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
  • Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
  • 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.