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Tambor Tropical Beach Resort
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Reviewed 23 February 2018

Speaking of the outdoors, this place is great. It is next to a beach although the beach is not top notch because of volcanic sand and ashes. The grounds are well kept and the pool is warm and clean. A tiki bar is central with a friendly bartender.
I was truly amazed when we arrived in there and saw quite a few large colorful parrots flying around. We saw them the whole three days we were in there. If you hear howling early AM go in the back were there are some short trails. The howling monkeys are in there but not necessarily every day.

The rating dropped a lot after we spent a bit of time indoors.
THE SHUTTERS must be replaced. We try closing them for like 30-40 minutes and didn't quite succeed. They are inoperable or broken. The one in front of the sink is impossible to touch because the window cannot be opened ( the faucet blocks it.)The bathroom is barely functional and I could hear leaks under the cabinet. The large refrigerator is noisy and when cycles it feels like something is coming apart. There was an old TV in there which had a broke remote and the tv didn't work no matter what. It set on a desk which looked like was picked up from the street.Plenty of indoor bugs which gave me the feeling this place was empty for quite awhile.
Luckily we didn't have anyone above but our friends who stayed at another place told us that you could hear almost everything from upstairs no matter how quite they were.
The only good thing at breakfast time was the coffee. I wouldn't even call it a breakfast All these cabins need a total makeover. Thats why overall the place scored low

Room Tip: Stay on second floor or the noise will keep you up
  • Stayed: February 2018, travelled as a couple
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Thank Peter-Goldwing
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CruiserII, General Manager at Tambor Tropical Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 28 February 2018

We appreciate all input and we’ll look to every comment in detail. Although It’s best when our guests manifest any discomfort while staying with us, particularly over a multiple day stay, giving us a chance to do everything we can to make their visit a great one.
We pride in excellent personalized customer service, the beauty of our location and natural surroundings and the striking architecture and comfort of our units.
The above statements are supported by an excellent record of customer satisfaction and reviews that speak for itself.

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Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

I wasn’t sure what to expect but I was very pleased with our accommodation. Our room was kept very clean. The staff was friendly and accommodating. Juan Carlos did everything he could possibly do to help us get settled in comfortably. The food was tasty and well prepared. The resort was quiet and relaxing. The pool area was clean and inviting on those hot afternoons. The birding was plentiful in the surrounding area. The cooperation amongst local birders was a definite plus! Raptor ridge was a birder’s heaven. Larry and Ruth were amazing hosts! If you love nature and a little quieter resort, then this is the place for you. I would go again in a heartbeat.

Stayed: February 2018, travelled with friends
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CruiserII, General Manager at Tambor Tropical Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2018

Thank you very much for this great review. It was a pleasure to welcome another great birding tour. This is our 5th year organizing very successful birding tours for our guests and we appreciate that you were a part of it.
We look forward to your return and again thank you!!!

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Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

We had a group of 6 couples. The service and staff were exceptional as was the food and accommodations. They not only helped us plan day trips but took care of our every need while lounging at the pool. Takes a bit to get there but well worth the effort. Thank you Juan Carlos and the rest of your people. Ed Redhair

Stayed: January 2018, travelled as a couple
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CruiserII, Director General at Tambor Tropical Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 24 January 2018

Thank you so much for your kind review. What a wonderful group of people. We look forward to your return. Gracias!!!!

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Reviewed 22 January 2018

My husband and I came here for 4 nights over new years, and we loved every minute! The rooms were amazing, so spacious, comfortable and beautiful. Everyone on the staff is so friendly and does such a great job every day. There were a couple restaurants within walking distance which is nice, but in general this is a very quiet area. It was easy for us to get in the car and drive over to Montezuma beach, so if you're looking for a little more activity then it's not hard to find. For the most part we were just happy to relax and walk on the beach, which is very easy to do here! I would highly recommend this place, it was gorgeous and lives up to all the good reviews!

  • Stayed: January 2018, travelled as a couple
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Thank krdolk
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CruiserII, Director General at Tambor Tropical Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 24 January 2018

Thank you. Hope you are having a wonderful 2018. This is indeed a very special place and a wonderful gateway to other nearby destinations. Hope to see again soon. Pura vida!!!

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Reviewed 17 January 2018

I added at least 3 new species to my bird photo collection and likewise found a place easy to relax in. And the wonderful serendipities were getting to release 12 baby Olive Ridley Turtles into the sea and have the most delicious pecan pie since Mama's on Christmas Eve. Excellent staff and guides and perfect location!

Perfecto Feliz Navidad para mi!

Room Tip: I was happy downstairs but I suspect upstairs rooms have a broader vista of the beach and sunrise.
  • Stayed: December 2017, travelled solo
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Thank Charlie D
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CruiserII, General Manager at Tambor Tropical Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 19 January 2018

Hola and thank you so much for your kind review! Indeed we are surrounded by amazing nature and we do our best to preserve it and to share it with our customers. Thanks to the cooperation of some amazing volunteers, Tambor Bay Turtles rescue program was able to release over 10 thousand baby turtles in the sea this season. And our Jan. 6th annual bird count, final species number was 216. Next event: Tambor Bay Valentine bird count "For the love of birds", on Feb. 10th.
We look forward to your return and again muchas gracias y feliz año nuevo!!!

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