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Tambor Tropical Beach Resort

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Overview
AMENITIES
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Beachfront
Pool
Non-Smoking Hotel
3.5 Star accommodation
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About
Description
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. More 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. Less
Hotel class
Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Pool
Free Parking
Restaurant
Beachfront
Bar/Lounge
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Room Service
Spa
Air Conditioning
Airport Transportation
Banquet Room
Golf course
Hot Tub
Laundry Service
Minibar
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Outdoor pool
Refrigerator in room
Shuttle Bus Service
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Awards & Recognition
Travelers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Travelers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Suites, Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Travelers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Travelers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Suites, Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms
Number of rooms
12
Price range
$227 - $243 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Tambor Tropical Beach Hotel Playa Tambor
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Tambor Tropical Playa
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Tambor Tropical Hotel Playa
Location
Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Tambor
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Perfect location across from the beach. Small friendly resort, lovely pool area with restaurant/bar. Fabulous accomodations, the wooden interior is spectacular, well equiped and spotless. You will not be disapointed.
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Response from CruiserII, General Manager at Tambor Tropical Beach Resort
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thanks for your nice comments. We look forward to a return visit. Pura vida!!
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My girlfriend and I will sadly be leaving this incredibly beautiful place today to continue our travels through Costa Rica.

Tambor Tropical is along the best hotels we have ever been at. The rooms are super spacious, extremely clean and beautifully designed. It really feels like
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Response from CruiserII, General Manager at Tambor Tropical Beach Resort
Responded Oct 12, 2018
It's been great to have you as our guests, most of whom leave as our friends. Thanks for your great comments and we look forward to a return visit. Have a wonderful rest of your vacation in Costa Rica. Pura vida!!!
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We never expected to find such a great little hotel like this.
We brought our daughter as a volunteer for the turtle rescue center for a weekend (expecting to have to rough it out) and realized there was this beautiful retreat undiscovered.
Gorgeous ocean view rooms with all the
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Response from CruiserII, General Manager at Tambor Tropical Beach Resort
Responded Sep 30, 2018
Thanks for your great comments. This beautiful bay is blessed with nature, thank you for choosing being a part of our conservation efforts. We look forward to a return visit in the near future.
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We booked 5 days at this place to relax in a very natural setting, Since we were traveling with our children, we could not stay at the hotel and stayed at the villa.
The pictures promised a beautiful setting and the villa is indeed very stylishly appointed. However, what the pic
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Response from CruiserII, General Manager at Tambor Tropical Beach Resort
Responded Sep 8, 2018
Always consistently committed to our guests, it became apparent from the beginning that this person wanted to explore other parts of the country. This review is about financial real-time reimbursement. Facts: The guest was offered a room at the resort and turned it down. There were no lizards within this large, stone structure with 40 foot ceilings, large ceiling fans, and an architectural design allowing breezes from the nearby Pacific Ocean. We checked temperatures during their one-day stay. During the highest 24-hour moment, it was 86 degrees Fahrenheit (30 Celsius) based on several weather sites. This is a natural tropical setting with abundant natural wildlife and beautiful views. We also consistently honor our reimbursement policies in fairness to all guests making reservations.
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We had the upper rather than the lower unit and it was wonderful. We had a huge balcony and ocean view. Saw macaws flying by daily. The room was gigantic with high ceilings, wrap around windows with shutters, and wood everywhere. I came to find that there were about 2 dozen varie
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Response from CruiserII, General Manager at Tambor Tropical Beach Resort
Responded Aug 9, 2018
Thanks for your kind comments. We look forward to a return visit in the near future. Pura vida!
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Is this an all inclusive property or just the breakfast is included?
Tambor Tropical includes continental breakfast and has a full service bar and restaurant open from 6 am to 9:30 pm, but has purposely stayed away from the all inclusive concept.
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What airport do you fly into if you are staying at The Tambor Tropical Beach Resort... flying in from Cali... also does anyone recommend staying on the Caribbean side .. Thank you
We flew into San Jose. There you can rent a car or take a bus. Both include crossing on ferry. We did the car and first went to uvita, which I loved. Jungle and swim able beaches. After tambor we went next door to montezuma glamping and yoga. Excellent. Just east of town. Coco, food gourmet. Expensive, but the tent cabins were a little less. Car not needed. On way to montezuma and up north: Careful, g map will direct you to routes that cannot be navigated. After hours of driving we had to turn around at a river. Shuttle down beach on 4-wheel. From bus stop and cafe owned by same people. Or stay cheap in town cafe rooms with coco privs, fab pool. Waterfall, monkies. Horticultural achievement of 30 years+. Restaurant. Then went north to all inclusive RIU resort. 2 side by side. Cheaper one is hideous loud party scene. Loudspeakers with game show events all day. Previous years did carribean side. Best French food. Great small restaurants. Calm water. No real sunsets. Snorkel. Rec a car. Got robbed by thieves cutting screens to our room. While we slept.
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Is this an adult only resort?
Correct. Above 16
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Is scuba diving available around the area ?
If you are staying at Tambor Beach Resort, talk to Javier. His company Pura Vida Expeditions would love to help you out. You can arrange pretty much anything with them.
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Are you able to rent stand up paddle boards or kayaks and if so what are the rates.
Hola, you can rent our paddle boards for $15 per board for two hours. Kayaks are available through amazing guided tours ($85). This bay is perfect for both activities. Hope to welcome you soon!!
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"top floors have best views"
"Go for a second floor unit!"
"Stay on second floor or the noise will keep you up"
"I was happy downstairs but I suspect upstairs rooms have a broader vista of the beach and sunrise."
"Our room was room 7, just in front of the pool and a spectacular view of the ocean!"
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