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Tambor Tropical Beach Resort

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Ur Tambor - Puntarenas, Tambor, Costa Rica
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Ranked #2 of 7 hotels in Tambor
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014
Duane W Brandywine, Maryland
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Brandywine, Maryland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The resort was great. The room was adequate, and the landscaping was beautiful. I would recommend this resort to anyone looking to having the option of just relaxing, or having access to numerous fun activities, such as fishing, ATV riding, zip lining, water skiing, and scuba diving.

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Guelph, Ontario, Canada
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

We had a great time. The resort was beautiful, the food very good, the beds amazing, the beach was lovely. There was hardly anyone on the beach. We golfed at Los Delfines near by. It is a beautiful well kept course. The resort was somewhat isolated but everything you might need was there. The scenery and wildlife was incredible. We... More

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London, Canada
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52 reviews 52 reviews
6 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

We took a day trip to Tambor and after spending the afternoon on the beach we stopped in for lunch and drinks. We sat at the outdoor tiki bar and the bartender made delicious pina coladas with all fresh ingredients. In fact they were so yummy we bought the ingredients and made them ourselves at our hotel the next day!... More

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Rocky Mountain House, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

When Bonnie and I travel one of our hopes is to find a hidden jewel, a little slice of heaven that becomes the defining experience for that trip. During a recent fifteen day holiday in Costa Rica, we found heaven at Tambor Tropical. We spent two nights at Tambor Tropical, each night bookending a three day kayaking adventure at the... More

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Prince George
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014 via mobile

This is a must stay if in the area. Beautiful accommodations and grounds. Excellent staff and service, food and drinks priced well The wood and workmanship in the buildings is something to be seen! Walk the trails in the back to see birds and monkeys We intended to stay one night and ended up staying 3

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Saint John, Canada
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

We stayed at Tambor Tropical for nine nights in January of 2014. We were there as part of in inaugural birding tour hosted by the hotel (more on that later). We travel to the Caribbean and/or central America at least once every winter, seeking our smaller unique hotels and we have concluded this is the best place we have found... More

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Richmond, Virginia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

I can't even begin to describe how perfect this place was for my girlfriend and I's first few days of our Costa Rican adventure. Words are a disservice to how relaxed this place made us feel and to how incredible an experience it was. This is a corner of the world I will be visiting again.

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Edmonton, Canada
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

A really nice place to stay, with great staff and good food Food - good food and good value Location - Excellent, right on the beach and right in town Staff - Amazing, friendly, very helpful Rooms - simply delightful Overall - a highlight of our trip to Costa Rica

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Hopkinton, Massachusetts
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

After hanging at the beach, we dropped in for dinner and drinks around the pool. The food was quite good and very pleasing service. The outdoor setting looking at the beach, with tall palms and other tropical plants is wonderful. Though we did not go into the rooms, the setup looked great. Plus, good location in Tambor.

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Narara, NSW
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55 reviews 55 reviews
23 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

The rooms are large (incl. kitchen) and comfortable with attractive décor. The grounds add to the pleasant experience, I just enjoyed observing the birds and iguanas on site. This hotel fronts the beach and you will often see horses (even cattle) there. My room was the closest to the bar, which is open to the public and can get a... More

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Address: Ur Tambor - Puntarenas, Tambor, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Tambor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Tambor Tropical Beach Resort 3.5*
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Also Known As:
Tambor Tropical Beach Hotel Playa Tambor
Tambor Tropical Playa
Tambor Tropical Hotel Playa

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Tambor Tropical is an intimate boutique hotel on the Pacific Ocean that offers guests a private and luxurious vacation in the less traveled Playa Tambor on Costa Rica's beautiful Nicoya Peninsula. Relax in the comfort of one of our 12 spacious beachfront suites, swim in our gorgeous mosaic-tiled pool, indulge in massage treatments, enjoy the cuisine of our full-service restaurant, and explore the nearby jungle via many guided adventures. ... more   less 
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