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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
Inverness, Scotland, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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“Relaxing..”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

We went to Tambor Tropical as a part of our Costa Rica trip for 2 days. We were surprised by the size and amenities available in the room; A/C, Large Bed, Big Kitchen with a fridge and plush wooden flooring. The temperature of the swimming pool was just perfect and the bar well stocked! Although this hostel is perhaps not the best if you are looking to party or meet other travelers, it is perfect for a 'tranquilo' few days relaxing by the beach and soaking in the sun by relaxing on a beach lounger... Would definitely come ehre again if we were to ever go to Costa Rica.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

If you want a quiet tropical nature resort this is it ! The pool and grounds are beautiful,you have a large open room with a kitchen on one side, bathroom on other with large step down shower. The bed, kitchen ,and bath is elevated one step, so you can lay in bed and look out to the water.Great deck porches.
They have fresh fruit, coffee,cereal, yogurt and wonderful toast breakfast included. I miss it ! Food prices are reasonable, fish is especially good. There is no night life but they do have a small bar by the pool.There are a few places you can walk to in the evening Costa Coral,a beautiful resturant/ hotel ,but pricey, then a small local soda , had good fish cosada dinner there.There is a small grocery store very close,but no rows of gift stores here.
We didn't have a car,so took the local bus to Curu' and Montezuma [shops here] for $2 each way compared to $25-35 by taxi, but be prepared to wait some are on time or up to 30 min late.We really enjoyed the local bus. The office will help you with tours and transportation.
The beach is dark sand, you can walk about 2 miles easily, [ pass the Barcelo ] with low tide. We took a kayak trip up the river with Bruce , saw monkey, lots of birds and huge spiders on a log, good fun.
Only thing I'd change is to have a king size bed.Some units have air conditioning, we had ceiling fans and a stand fan and were comfortable. We really enjoyed our stay at Tambor Tropical.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Darwin, Australia
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

We stayed at Tambor Tropical for 5 nights, supposed to be 2 but loved it so much we stayed as long as we could. The rooms were massive, fully equipped and spotless with amazing views of the beach and pool. The pool was perfect temperature 24/7, the staff were very friendly and more than helpful. Overall a great experience of the Costa Rican Pacific Coast. We wish we could come back more often but we are from Australia so very far away. Recommend you staying here!!!!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Malden, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

We had the best time at the Tropical. The staff is great, very friendly and can not do enough for you. The rooms are huge with a full kitchen and large sitting area. You have a private porch to relax and watch the sunrise and set. Our room did not have A/C which was an adjustment. But hearing the surf, howler monkey's and roosters more than made up for it! If you want the 'big box' vacation where you can close your eyes and be at any Marriott, Hyatt or Holiday Inn in the world, the Tropical is not for you. If you want to relax, chat with other guests, hike or bike and feel like you are truly in Costa Rica this is a great place to be. The food was great, the grounds and pool is immaculate. We loved it and will definetly be back!

Room Tip: All rooms faced the ocean. You can pay extra for a room with A/C. Our bed was a little soft for us...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Boynton Beach, Florida, United States
2 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

Beautiful grounds, cabins were amazing, food was delicious. Wifi in every room. Very relaxing, a good place to go if you want peace and quiet. The AC worked great and the staff was very friendly. There were Howler monkeys on the property.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Southaven, Mississippi, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

A paradise within a paradise. Tambor Tropical is located in a rustic, remote, and densely vegetated tropical setting, complete with wild life indigineous to the area. We were awakened every morning by the sounds of the many different native birds and the soothing sounds of the ocean waves rushing upon the beach. We visitied Tambor Tropical during the rainy season (October) which made our stay more alluring and romantic.

The ambience was relaxing, cozy, and truly tropical. The suite decor and designs were archeticual masterpieces, we were surrounded by the many different woods and hand carvings. The staff and management were friendly, courteous, polite, and patient. The grounds were well kept and maintained daily. The food exceeded our expectations and the house keeping surpassed many five-star hotels in the US. The many tourists attractions were offered at different price ranges. We will return to Costa Rica and book our lodging with Tambor Tropical.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Denver, Colorado
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2012

Been through this area before and as savy traveler who likes to be comfortable yet rustic this place fits the bill. Let me say that that Ray guy reviewer is smoking crack with his description of the property and amenities. We had an upper room and worth the extra money especially if you want to chill on a private deck. It is low season and it feels like this place is your private villa but I'm sure it can't always be that way. We had the lobster for dinner and knowing how it can be hit and miss but we were very pleased with the how great it tasted and noted that it was a great value in comparison with other restaurants. The free continental breakfast just kept coming and was more than filling. We could tell this was the place to be for dinner as other tourist from different hotels stopped by for food and drinks. I would say it was probably low staff and untrained staff due to the season but they did not seem to motivated to engage but it was pretty slow here and I'm sure they just were not in hustle mode.
All in all if you come here I believe you will find it more charming then most places and unless you are a pretentious tourist you will have a wonderful Costa rica style vacation.

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Ur Tambor - Puntarenas, Tambor, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Tambor
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 7 hotels in Tambor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Tambor Tropical Beach Resort 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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Also Known As:
Tambor Tropical Beach Hotel Playa Tambor
Tambor Tropical Playa
Tambor Tropical Hotel Playa

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