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Tambor Tropical Beach Resort

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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.
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Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Breakfast included
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Non-Smoking Rooms
Air Conditioning
Refrigerator in room
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Juan Santamaria Intl Airport95 km
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Reviewed October 11, 2018

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...More

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Response from CruiserII, General Manager at Tambor Tropical Beach ResortResponded October 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!!!

Reviewed September 29, 2018 via mobile

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...More

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Response from CruiserII, General Manager at Tambor Tropical Beach ResortResponded September 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.

Reviewed September 5, 2018

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...More

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Response from CruiserII, General Manager at Tambor Tropical Beach ResortResponded September 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...More

Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

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...More

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Response from CruiserII, General Manager at Tambor Tropical Beach ResortResponded August 9, 2018

Thanks for your kind comments. We look forward to a return visit in the near future. Pura vida!

Reviewed July 21, 2018 via mobile

There’s is no way I can possibly explain how wonderful this resort and staff truly are, but I will do my best! My fiancée used to live in Tambor and was very familiar with this gorgeous resort. From the moment I saw pictures of the...More

1  Thank cnslone90
Response from CruiserII, General Manager at Tambor Tropical Beach ResortResponded July 23, 2018

Thank you, thank you. What a beautiful, heartfelt review!. We are honored that got to participate on such important / amazing day. We look forward to your visits, send our warmest regards to your entire family. Gracias!!

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October 14, 2018|
Response from CruiserII | Property representative |
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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August 11, 2018|
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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... More
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"top floors have best views"
Mar. 5, 2018
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"Go for a second floor unit!"
Feb. 23, 2018
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"Stay on second floor or the noise will keep you up"
Feb. 23, 2018
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"I was happy downstairs but I suspect upstairs rooms have a broader vista of the beach and sunrise."
Jan. 17, 2018
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US$227 - US$243 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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