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Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed yesterday NEW

My wife and I love this little boutique hotel in Tambor. We stayed here for eight nights, having come here to participate in a 6 day birding tour organized by the hotel. The tour consisted of day trips to various locations on the southern Nicoya Peninsula, including to two nature reserves, the Curu Wildlife Refuge and Cabo Blanco. Two mornings...

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Canada
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were two people of 8 on a birding vacation to this beautiful part of the world. The trip is easy. After a flight to San José (SJO), a short flight to Tambor (TMU) on either Sansa (much easier to connect with at San José airport) or Nature Air, puts you very close to the resort, about a 10 minute...

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CruiserII, General Manager at Tambor Tropical Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind and very detailed review. I'm sure we'll see you back in Tambor next year!!! Pura vida!!!

Meredith, New Hampshire
Reviewed 1 week ago

We'd stayed for just one night in 2015 and vowed to return. This time we had two nights at Tambor Tropical and it was just as lovely and wonderful as we remembered. This time we were in Room 8, still on the second floor, though to see the sunrise this time of year we had to get out of bed...

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CruiserII, General Manager at Tambor Tropical Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review and accurate description of our activities and resort. Looking forward to seeing you next year. Pura vida!!! PS: Mark's famous Shrimp Nachos will be waiting for you!

Millbrook, Canada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A gem of a place, right on the beach. Beautiful wood construction, charming features and well maintained. Hospitable host and excellent service. Always enjoy our visit, we live for winters in the area. You will not be disappointed.

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CruiserII, General Manager at Tambor Tropical Beach Resort, responded to this review

Gracias! We pride ourselves in catering for our guests whom usually become friends after a couple of days!!! We look forward to your return.

sydney nova scotia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am writing this review on our last night at Tambor Tropical. We have been here 8 nights as part of a birding tour. The resort consists of 5 two story octagonal units that have a Samoan architectural influence. The units are made of several different types of Costa Rican wood and they are polished and maintained beautifully. The craftsmanship...

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CruiserII, General Manager at Tambor Tropical Beach Resort, responded to this review

Muchas gracias! Thank you for kind review. It was great to have you and the birding group with us. Indeed the birds are amazing and it's a beautiful bay. Hope to see you again in the near future. Pura vida!!!

Laguna Hills, California
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When we first arrived the gate opened and we were driving through a golf coarse and beautiful ocean front mansions. Then we see a sign that said hotel registration. We pulled up to this beautiful beach with coconut trees and hammocks. The best part it was quiet and secluded. The very friendly guy checking us in told us we should...

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Cambridge
Reviewed January 13, 2017 via mobile

What a positive surprise; we stayed for a few days over the Christmas period. We really liked our all- wood ( polished even on the veranda) downstairs room. In the travel guide they ask "how do they keep this up". Well the answer is an onsite workshop and diligent maintenance. By the way the best birdwatching was in that part...

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CruiserII, General Manager at Tambor Tropical Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you. Indeed, there's great bird watching right from our pool and gardens. The trail behind the hotel and the one in the river are awesome too. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to a return visit. Pura vida!

Gothenburg, Sweden
Reviewed January 12, 2017

If you are looking for action, party and laud music, this hotel is definately NOT for you. This is a calm place with focus on nature and walks on the beach. There are some guided tours if you would like, that the hotel gladly assist you with. A drawback is the poor breakfast, which leaves nobody happy. Very friendly and...

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CruiserII, General Manager at Tambor Tropical Beach Resort, responded to this review

You have captured the spirit of Tambor Tropical. We appreciate your comments which will not be ignored. Thanks and come back!! Gracias.

Lausanne, Switzerland
Reviewed January 4, 2017 via mobile

Just returned from our visit to Tambor Tropical. From the mouth of my 16 year old son "this place is very Costa Rican" as compared to other hotels which could be anywhere. The wood constructed rooms are beautiful. The food is excellent- make sure to try Mark's nachos! But what really sets this place apart is the natural setting- red...

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CruiserII, General Manager at Tambor Tropical Beach Resort, responded to this review

Muchas gracias!!! You have captured the true nature of our hotel and we thank you for that and look forward to a return visit. This Saturday Jan. 7th, we are conducting our annual Tambor Bird Count, we are really looking forward to it. In Feb. 11th we will do our unique Tambor Bay Valentine's Count: For the Love of Birds!!!...

Colorado
Reviewed December 31, 2016

Second time in the Nicoya Peninsula we discover this beautiful place. We spent the Christmas days over there and the peace of the bay is perfect. We spent Christmas at Tambor Tropical and it was really good service, with a fun local waiter trying to speak italian, native language of my wife, we appreciated it! Kind of weird was just...

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CruiserII, General Manager at Tambor Tropical Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for staying with us and sharing your experience. We dedicate ourselves to customer service and will pay immediate attention to your recommendation. Hope to see you again. Gracias!!!

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Spa
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Pool
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Tambor Tropical is an intimate boutique beach resort on Costa Rica's beautiful Nicoya Peninsula. Nestled on the on the bay, our resort offers guests a private and luxurious vacation in the less traveled Playa Tambor. 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 or explore the nearby jungle via many guided adventures. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Tambor Tropical Beach Resort

Address: | 100m East and 75m North from local public school, on beachfront, Tambor 60111, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Tambor
Price Range: $175 - $242 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Tambor Tropical Beach Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 12
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Tambor Tropical Beach Hotel Playa Tambor
Tambor Tropical Playa
Tambor Tropical Hotel Playa
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“Ask for an upper floor room overlooking the pool.”
 of 5 bubbles HMCS10, 6 days ago | Read review
“Second floor rooms have great views, but people with mobility issues will want a ground floor room.”
  • We arrived to a unicorn and some blossoms and towel animals.
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 of 5 bubbles RuRuRoams, 1 week ago | Read review
“Ask for second story room.”
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“Stay at least 2 days or more. Very magical place”
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“Second Floor incredible view”
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