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Cambridge
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia 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 6 days ago NEW

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 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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!!!

San Jose, Costa Rica
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were staying at a rental in Los Delfines (did I spell that right?), and while the food was OK, we decided to wander off property for something else. One of the locals recommended this place. Wow, wish we had known about it before we rented our place on AirBnb. It's a bit pricey but looks delightful! We had dinner...

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

Thanks for your comments and observations. Hope to welcome you as our hotel guest next time. Gracias!

Helena, Montana
Reviewed 11 December 2016

We stayed two nights at Tambor Tropical at the end of our sojourn to Costa Rica, and wish we could have stayed much longer. It is wonderfully small, quiet, friendly and - of course, beautiful. The quality of the construction and the beauty of the woods used in the buildings are the most amazing I have ever experienced. The food...

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

Thank you so much for your kind review. We look forward to a return visit!!! Best,

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Having been to Costa Rica many times before, we decided to head to a part we had never visited before, the Nicoya Peninsula. We travel oddly, generally we just land and start driving, and stop when we find a place we like. We had stopped at three of other places before pulling into Tambor to find a gas station and...

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

It was great to have you with us and thank you so much for your review. We look forward to perhaps seeing you again!

Helena, Montana
Reviewed 7 December 2016

The resort is beachside with nature trails for excellent bird sightings. The Scarlet Macaws greeted us each day. The rooms are spacious with kitchens, the hardwood is elegant and beautiful. The resort is very clean, high standard. It was a calm and relaxing stay. The people are friendly and helpful and the food very delicious. You can take stand up...

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

Thank you! We are glad you enjoyed some of our activities. Indeed, this bay is blessed with awesome birding and it's perfect for SUP. Gracias!!!

Cologne, Germany
Reviewed 8 October 2016

We came by the Tambor Tropical by chance (let's go left here) and loved it at once. The rooms are build completely of wood and with a lot of attention to detail. They are very clean and well maintained. The bed is super comfortable and yes, you can really see the sunrise. They also have a well equipped kitchen with...

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

Thank you so much for your review. It was great to have you spend these 6 days with us. Hope you have a wonderful year and look forward to your next visit. Gracias!!!

Reviewed 25 September 2016

Small resort where you get to know the people that work there and the other guests. I've been to LOTS of resorts and this had the best vibe. They brought us complementary afternoon snacks by the pool. Excellent evening cocktails and great affordable breakfast in the mornings. There's a neat dance club just outside the resort that you can walk...

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

Thank you! We look forward to welcoming you again at Tambor Tropical. Indeed it's always a fun place to meet nice new people. Best, Juan Carlos

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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
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Tambor
Price Range: $230 - $318 (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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“Second Floor incredible view”
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“Splurge for a beach front room. The garden rooms don't have A/C.”
 of 5 bubbles littleatxlady, 25 Sep 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are lovely. All are positioned to view the ocean. For a better view you may want a second floor room.”
 of 5 bubbles V7740SKlauras, 24 Mar 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in room #2 - second floor, looking right out over the bay. Very private, quiet and great views!”
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“every room has view of the sunrise as you wake up.”
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