We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Tambor Tropical Beach Resort

Show Prices
Certificate of Excellence
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
1 room
Check In Check Out
Please enter your travel dates to continue
Check Availability
Compare best prices from top travel sites
Management photos
Tambor Tropical Beach Resort
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"]},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

118 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 96: English reviews
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...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank ahelf
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...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank littleatxlady
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

Reviewed 11 July 2016

Not too many rooms and a very high standard. No kids allowed so very calm and relaxing. Beautiful and well kept rooms with real luxury feeling. Wonderful garden and the beach just a few meters away. Good food in the restaurant and a very tasty breakfast. Not much going on in Tambor though, if you´re looking for action! Can really...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Elsa S
TamborTropical, Manager at Tambor Tropical Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the review and recommendation! We are very glad that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to your return!

London, UK
Reviewed 22 May 2016

Stayed here for three nights in March at the beginning of our holiday, but wish we had stayed longer. We rented a car in Liberia airport and drove straight here - a near 5 hour drive, but that included having to wait for half an hour or so for the road to clear after an accident. We had a 4x4...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank VerreauxEagleOwl
Management response:

So glad you enjoyed your experience! We appreciate the review and look forward to yur return!

Reviewed 24 March 2016

We stayed at Tambor Tropical as we were participating in a 3 day sea-kayak adventure. I first was impressed by the beautiful wood design and structure of each of the rooms. The beds are elevated and situated so you will have a view of the sunrise each morning. The kitchens are equipped so we were able to cook our own...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Laura S
Management response:

We're so glad you enjoyed your adventure and took advantage of our suite kitchenettes! Thank you so much for the review. Please let us know when you plan on returning to visit. We'd love to have you back!

Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 20 March 2016

This beautiful resort has stunning rooms overlooking the ocean. We woke up each morning to see the sun rise. Loved the surrounding trees and flowers. Great place to see birds. Staff were terrific. Very friendly.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank JFK155004
TamborTropical, Public Relations Manager at Tambor Tropical Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your feedback and positive review. We hope to see you back in Tambor in the near future! Pura Vida!

Johnsburg, Illinois
Reviewed 5 March 2016

The rooms are beautiful with lovely woodwork. Quiet and relaxing. Loved hearing the waves all night and the howler monkeys in the morning. The staff were very friendly. There are trails to walk right from the hotel, and the beach is a nice place to walk. Hope to return someday

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank LJK345
TamborTropical, General Manager at Tambor Tropical Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your feedback and positive review. We appreciate your business and look forward to having you back! Pura Vida!

Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada
Reviewed 9 February 2016

My husband and I stayed at this resort for 9 nights for our 30th anniversary celebration.This place is very special largely due to the great staff. Juan Carlos is such a friendly and helpful person who went personally to get me medication I needed. Other wonderful staff are Noellia and Fatima,always smiling. Our trip was entered around birding ,we are...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Kim M
TamborTropical, General Manager at Tambor Tropical Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your feedback and review. We are very happy that you enjoyed your birding experience. We are adding new tours this coming season and would love to have you back! Pura Vida!

Lilburn
Reviewed 6 February 2016

This property has so many pluses that I will have to list them. -Accommodations- Beautiful cabins of polished rich wood with all amenities (kitchenettes, great mattresses and plenty of room for two to three people). Daily maid service was excellent. -Surroundings-Lush gardens with green iguanas, Scarlet Macaws,howler monkeys and many bird species (shore and inland). -Staff. Very courteous and efficient....

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Mariangel F
TamborTropical, General Manager at Tambor Tropical Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your feedback! We really appreciate your positive review and look forward to your return. Please let us know if you need help arranging your next trip when you decide to return to CR. Pura Vida!

Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 2 February 2016

We are 3 friends that love to bird-watch and, after a rigorous 13 day birding trip, decided to spend a few days relaxing at a beach resort & chose Tambor Tropical. We were delighted to find that, in addition to a beautiful facility and setting, very clean and comfortable accommodations, delicious food and helpful staff, the hotel also provided several...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Leona B
TamborTropical, Public Relations Manager at Tambor Tropical Beach Resort, responded to this review

We're so happy to hear about your stay. We appreciate the feedback and look forward to hosting you again! We have some new birding tour this coming season so please feel free to reach out if you'd like to adventure in Tambor again!

110 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (102)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (17)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (12)
Viewed
Room/Suite (19)
Viewed
View from Room (6)
Viewed
Dining (6)
Viewed
Bathroom (3)
Viewed
Other (39)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (8)
Viewed
Room/Suite (1)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (3)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (3)
Viewed
Other (1)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Tambor
3.6 km away
Tango Mar Beachfront Boutique Hotel & Villas
1.9 km away
Vista Hermosa Boutique Bed & Breakfast
16.6 km away
Vista Las Islas Hotel & Spa
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
40.0 km away
Los Suenos Marriott Ocean & Golf Resort
39.0 km away
Hotel & Club Punta Leona
1.5 km away
Barcelo Tambor
Barcelo Tambor
#2 of 7 in Tambor
983 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Breakfast
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Laundry Service
  • 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: €176 - €237 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Tambor Tropical Beach Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 12
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com, Travelocity and Booking.com so you can book your Tambor Tropical Beach Resort reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Tambor Tropical Beach Hotel Playa Tambor
Tambor Tropical Playa
Tambor Tropical Hotel Playa
Tambor Tropical Beach Resort Costa Rica
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Tambor Tropical Beach Resort staff and other travellers.
6 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (6)

Questions? Get answers from Tambor Tropical Beach Resort staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“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!”
  • Sunset from our balcony
 of 5 bubbles mcbva14, 9 Jan 2016 | Read review
“every room has view of the sunrise as you wake up.”
 of 5 bubbles RuRuRoams, 31 Aug 2015 | Read review
“Get the top floors”
 of 5 bubbles AsheerDust, 17 Apr 2015 | Read review
5 of 5
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay