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
  • rojicha07 : San Jose, Costa Rica
Very nice hotel

We enjoyed very much our stay at this hotel. The facilities are very nice and widespread. The food is great and with a lot of variety. The rooms are nice, but they are already showing their age. Overall cleanliness could be a little better. Mini bar is daily restocked with water and sodas. Service from everyone in the hotel was very good as well. The beach is nice. Shows were fantastic at nights. It's a really good option for an all inclusive hotel if you don't want to spend much.

  • Marly123 : Toronto, Canada
Great Stay!

We had a great stay here, our room was large and spacious, the food was great and service was wonderful! we would highly recommend this resort! Resort is clean, a small section of the pool was shut down for cleaning during our visit but aside from that all was great!

  • Mario A :

The best all included i’ve experienced in my own country, food was great, service was accurate, shows were really well performed and their staff members are all awesome people! Even learned to dance bachata with the best teacher Valeria 🏹👣👌🏽👻❤️I’ll be back soon 😊

  • Jeisontorres : San Jose, Costa Rica
Amazing Staff

One more Family Vacation!Stayed there Sep 26 - Sep 28!Nice hotel and the most important part: The Staff.Edwin (Fernandez I think) Capitan de Saloneros. An amazing person! He knows what customer service is about and he is very professional!! Congrats Edwin, you are doing great! Regards, Jeison Torres, Laura & Franklin Solorzano!Besides that, the food quality has decrease the last years.

  • AGMG2 :
Absolutely Awful!!!!!

When we arrived they gave us very little information about hotel, restaurants etc. no welcome drink or anything to make you feel welcomed. we had to ask many questions to get any answers about anything we needed to know for our stay.Very little English at all even at front desk. We Paid $180 extra for premium package to be told it's only to have premium drinks in the mini bar. Drinks are made with cheap cheap liquor from a plastic bottle. Order a drink at dinner and never came, even after an hour. Room was old and very dirty. Toilet, phone and ac didn't work. Remote control and hair dryer were missing from the room. Then found some kind of black bugs in the bed we took pics of. we were suppose to stay there several nights but we left early the next morning. No manager on duty in the mornings so no one could help us with a refund. I'm disappointed this is a Barcelo hotel. Awful awful experience.

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.