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Tambor Tropical Beach Resort
Ranked #3 of 7 Hotels in Tambor
Certificate of Excellence
California
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20 reviews
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“Tropical Jewel”
Reviewed 21 January 2009

We booked all the units for our son's wedding weekend in January 2009. This resort worked with all our guests and tailored to our needs. The bar and restaurant was closed to the public, so we had this end of the road resort to ourselves. The food was fabulous, they decorated the resort with tropical flowers everywhere, we had bonfires, fireworks and dancing all night long for 1/3 of the cost in the US. The general manager, Juan and his staff answered all our needs and were with us every step of the year long planning. The resort will arrange tours to Montezuma, Mai Palis, ziplines, waterfalls, horsebackriding and fishing trips where the boats pick you up right in the front yard on the beach! The resort has no air conditioning and tv, but they were never missed, the fans and ocean breeze work wonderfully even in 85 degree heat.
We would stay at TamborTropical again, planning a return visit already. Don't miss this Bali inspired resort, at the end of the dirt road you enter through their gates to find this tropical lush manicured gardens sanctuary.

  • Liked — seclusion and staff
  • Disliked — no tv
  • Stayed January 2009, travelled with family
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Thank Marie2009
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Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed 22 April 2008

We recently went to Costa Rica to look at real estate in the Tambor, Santa Theresa area, and decided to stay at the Tambor Tropical. It was such a beautiful spot, and so quiet and relaxing! The staff was great, always friendly, and it was great to come back to the tranquility of the hotel, after a long day of driving and looking at properties! We will definitely recomend this hotel to friends, and return to stay there on a future trip! Thank you for a great stay!

  • Liked — Very quiet and relaxing
  • Disliked — No waves on the beach
  • Stayed March 2008, travelled as a couple
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Switzerland
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 March 2008

Just amazing: great woodwork, charming staff and a beach that was nearly empty despite high season. The surf is gentle so it's just great to chill out. If you get tired of the hotel food, there is a fantastic Italian Restaurant on the main road that can be reached in about 5 - 10 mins walking time. Would go there again any time.

  • Liked — Quietness, location, beach
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed March 2008, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank MoGecko
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North Carolina
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48 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2007

We will head to Tambor Tropical for our 7th time in a few weeks.

There is not a more beautiful, quiet location to enjoy Costa Rica. It is a perfect escape for a couple that needs to recharge batteries. There are things to do and places to explore in the area, but if you are looking for quiet, there is no place better.

The large rooms and the secluded pool area are spectacular and the staff is very accomodating.

Be sure to check out the Italian restaurant in town.

  • Liked — The charm of the hotel - beautiful rooms, pool area and the wonderful people of Tambor
  • Disliked — That I can't get there more often.
  • Stayed December 2006, travelled as a couple
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bruges
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2007

During my visit to Costa Rica...this was my best hotel ever!!! Location is not really great because it's far away from everything, but just come here to relax!!! The rooms are amazing. Soooooo big. Afterwards we really regret that our stay (only 2 nights) was so short. Only positive things about Tambor Tropical.

4 adults - Belgium

  • Liked — Luxury rooms
  • Disliked — Menu card is limited when you stay several days.
  • Stayed February 2007, travelled with friends
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4 Thank costaricaBruges
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Pigeon Lake
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2007

A beautiful small resort in a small seaside town in Costa Rica.
Nothing to do but relax and enjoy. The suites were emaculate
and the staff wonderful.

  • Liked — Unique
  • Disliked — No air conditioning
  • Stayed January 2007, travelled with family
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3 Thank Amigo2
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Georgia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2007

The suites are very spacious and the woodwork looks beautiful. Our suite faced the pool and the ocean and we enjoyed watching the sunrise from our bed. The gardens and landscaping was very lush and we had fresh flowers in our room each day. The beach is relatively sheltered so there is no surf and the sand is dark - somehow the appeal is not quite the same as white sand so we prefered to lay at the pool area rather than the beach. There are a lot of things to do in the area, we enjoyed going horseback riding which was arranged by the hotel. We ate at the hotel and at a local italian restaurant which were both good. The local dining choices were a bit limited for a long stay at this location although catering in the suites is an alternative. We enjoyed a very relaxing stay at this hotel and would recommend it.

  • Liked — The rooms - very spacious, excellent views, beautiful design
  • Disliked — location is a little remote, limited choices for local restaurants etc
  • Stayed December 2006, travelled as a couple
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Property: Tambor Tropical Beach Resort
Address: | 100m East and 75m North from local public school, on beachfront, Tambor 60111, Costa Rica
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Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Tambor
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 7 Hotels in Tambor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Tambor Tropical Beach Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 12
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 
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Also Known As:
Tambor Tropical Beach Hotel Playa Tambor
Tambor Tropical Playa
Tambor Tropical Hotel Playa

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