Hotel Barcelo Tambor (Playa Tambor, Costa Rica)

Hotel Barcelo Tambor (Playa Tambor, Costa Rica)

About Barcelo Tambor

Get ready for beachfront bliss at Barcelo Tambor, located less than ten minutes from Tambor Airport. Featuring tennis courts, golf, a spa and gym, guests can work on their tan at one of three swimming pools. Colonial-style accommodation sleeps has sea or garden views from the furnished balcony. A digital LCD TV, air-conditioning, minibar, safe, iron and phone can be found in all rooms, along with a coffee machine, bathrobe, and hair dryer. Sports such as beach volleyball, miniature golf and diving are on-site, and kids and teens can take part in various programs and activities. Nightly entertainment and a nightclub keeps the party going, and babysitting services and Wi-Fi are available for an extra fee. Stop into the steakhouse, Japanese or buffet restaurant, and get snacks and refreshments at one of three bars. Waterfalls and beaches at budget-friendly Montezuma are 25 minutes from Barcelo Tambor.

Top amenities

  • WiFi in lobby

  • Free WiFi

  • Pool

  • Spa

  • Parking

  • Pets

  • A/C

  • Restaurant

  • Hotel bar

  • Gym


Playa Tambor, Playa Tambor, Costa Rica

Rating overview

trivago Rating Index based on 925  reviews from:
  • Agoda(6.5/10)
  • Location
    Very good  8.1 / 10
  • Rooms
    Very good  8.0 / 10
  • Service
    Very good  8.0 / 10

Positive Reviews


Pleasant staff.

Employees at this resort really worked hard, and many guests commented on the excellent service that they received. While response times for maintenance left a bit to be desired, guests had nothing but good things to say about restaurant and bar staff, as well as the front desk customer service.


Activity convenience.

Guests loved that they could book local excursions directly from the hotel, and found themselves in close proximity to ATV tours, zip-lining, horseback riding and snorkeling lead by a knowledgeable guide. Guests said that they felt they had access to some of the best tours in the area.


Top notch entertainment.

Guests spoke highly of the engaging entertainment for both adults and kids. They also appreciated the myriad of on-site activities, and there was never a dull moment with water aerobics, classes, and even free golf next door with the rental of a cart.

Negative Reviews


Remote location.

Some guests were lead to believe that this hotel was closer to shops and restaurants. But don't be fooled- traveling to nearby attractions often involved lengthy journeys complete with poor road conditions.


Dining disappointment.

Some guests found what they wanted to eat, while others lost their appetite over watered down drinks and food that could be described as basic and even poor at times. Many thought that this resort could go from good to great with a few improvements to the menu.


Language barrier.

Guests suggested brushing up on your Spanish, as many had problems communicating without it. Staff were friendly and personable, but it definitely helped to know a little of the local language.

All amenities

Wellness / Spa
  1. Beauty salon
  2. Massage
Hotel facilities
  1. Business centre
  2. Nightclub
  3. Entrance Hall/lobby
  4. Express check-in
For children
  1. Childcare
  2. Playground
  3. Kids' club
  4. Organised activities for kids
  1. Wheelchair accessible
Room facilities
  1. Balcony (upon inquiry)
  2. Shower
  3. Openable windows
  4. Television
Sports facilities
  1. Volleyball
  2. Minigolf
  3. Tennis court
  4. Hiking trail
Food and beverage
  1. All inclusive (upon inquiry)

Arrival / Departure

  1. Check in: 14:00
  2. Check out: 12:00


Playa Tambor , Playa Tambor , Costa Rica
 | Fax: +506(2683)0304 | 

Cleanliness policies

  • New safety protocols
  • Regular disinfection
  • Safe distance

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