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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I enjoyed 8 days at Tambor Tropical, two days on our own and six with a Birding Tour led by the outstanding birder, Nick Hawkins. Some of my amazing experiences include floating in the warm ocean as frigate birds and pelicans flew overhead, being fed delicious healthy meals on the outside patio without being bothered by bugs,...

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

Hola and gracias for your review! What a great description of our resort, bay, trails and birds! Hope you can join us again in one of our birding tours for 2018. Again, thank you!!!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved, loved, loved our stay at Tambor Tropical. This is a small resort ( the best type ) that is very quiet, relaxed and offers beach and jungle views. We had the top floor of our villa and I would recommend it if you want views of the beach and waves. The room was quite spacious and did have a...

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

Thank you so much for your review. We are very pleased that you have enjoyed your time with us. Thanks for your tip on the Tambor airport transfer which is complementary for all our guests. In that sense, please when a reservation is made whether directly or through any booking system, please make sure we have your arrival time and...

Miramichi, Canada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed at the Tambor Tropical for 6 days and it was amazing! We were on a birding trip run by Nick Hawkins, our young guide who was so knowledgeable about the birds and the local ecosystem. The birding trip is highly recommended and includes some wonderful half-day trips or day trips to Raptor Ridge at Larry...

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

Muchas gracias! Definitely our birding trips are awesome and we enjoy it as much as our guests do. We look forward to your return visit so we can go on other birding adventures and amazing undiscovered locations. Thanks!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

An amazing and too brief stay at this beautiful resort. Everyone is attentive, courteous and friendly. The architecture is simply beautiful, rooms tastefully appointed and comfortable. Don't miss the sunrise from your bed!!

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

Thank you so much for staying with us and for your nice review. It encourages our staff to continue the highest level of care to our guest, whom usually go away as friends! See you again soon I hope.

Brussels, Belgium
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent just a couple of days in Tambor, traveling as second honeymoon in all the country. The place is lovely, the beach is a Paradise. I had best massage ever with Sabrina, yoga teacher and really intense vibrations. I had day carrying my stuffs and after the massage I felt flying! Super Recommended! The Resort offers massage on the...

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

Thank you for staying with us!! And thank you for your kind review. You're right, this place can be healing :) Both of our masseuses are amazing!! Hope to have you back in the future!!! Gracias!!!

Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Hola!! Great to hear from you. Thanks for your nice review. It's good to hear that you have enjoyed your entire itinerary. We look forward to a return visit. Staff sends you greetings and a Pura vida!!!

Canada
Reviewed 14 February 2017

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 11 February 2017

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 5 February 2017 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 February 2017

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!!!

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Amenities

Highlights
  • 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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  • 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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  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
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  • Multilingual Staff
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: $238 - $340 (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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Also Known As:
Tambor Tropical Beach Hotel Playa Tambor
Tambor Tropical Playa
Tambor Tropical Hotel Playa
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“Upper level rooms have a skylight; lower level rooms are a bit dark”
 of 5 bubbles nancycU5637KK, 5 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Tip floor is best for views”
 of 5 bubbles trishh781, 4 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Ask for an upper floor room overlooking the pool.”
 of 5 bubbles HMCS10, 13 Feb 2017 | 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.
  • We arrived to a unicorn and some blossoms and towel animals.
  • We arrived to a unicorn and some blossoms and towel animals.
 of 5 bubbles RuRuRoams, 10 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ask for second story room.”
 of 5 bubbles familydoc, 1 Feb 2017 | Read review
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