The Barcelo Tambor hotel in Tambor, Puntarenas, is a beautiful property ideal for eco-tourists and is located directly on Ballena Bay. After landing at the San Jose Airport, you will take a ferry/land transfer (approx. 4 1/2 hours) to Playa Tambor. The hotel is approximately 1 km from the Tambor airport.
Hotel details
Important information
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Good to Know

  • All clients arriving on the Montreal and Toronto flight will spend the first night at the Barcelo San Jose Hotel. Due to the flight arrival, it’s not possible for clients to take the internal flight or the ferry.

    Holy Week information: Presently Costa Rica law does not permit the service of alcoholic beverages on Thursday and Friday during Easter week. All outlets including bars will be open in any case.
  • Accessibility of 2 Bars Disco * Lobby Bar
About your Hotel

Hotel Location

  • Approximately 274 km from San Jose - Juan Santamaría International Airport
  • Approximately 177 km from Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport - Liberia
  • Beachfront
  • Close to a park/nature reserve
  • Area: Ballena Bay

Hotel Description

  • 402 rooms
  • 10 building(s) of 2 storey(s)

Services

  • Parking available at the hotel
  • 1 pool(s)
  • 4 restaurant(s)
  • 3 bar(s)
  • Disco
  • Fitness center
  • Playground
  • Internet business center ($)
  • Evening entertainment
  • Convenience Store ($)
  • Spa ($)
  • Doctor on site ($)
  • Laundry services ($)
  • 2 tennis court(s)
  • Accessible for people with restricted mobility
  • ATM ($)
  • WiFi available in :
    • Lobby ($)
    • Room ($)
  • Shuttle service throughout the resort ($)
  • Check-in time : 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time : 12:00 PM
  • Scuba diving ($)
  • Babysitting ($)
  • Golf course nearby
  • Gift shop ($)
  • Minimum age to check in without an adult : 18 years old
  • Convention centre ($)
  • Beauty salon ($)
  • Spa services ($)

Beach

  • Lounge chairs

Hotel Contact Information

    Barcelo Tambor 4*

  • Playa Tambor P.O. box 7711150 Puntarenas Costa Rica
  • Tel.: 50626830303
  • Fax : 50626830304
  • Email : tambor.beach@barcelo.com
Inclusions

For travel between November 1, 2015 and October 31, 2016

Package

All inclusive (AI) meal plan :

Our most popular vacation option features:

3 meals a day
Unlimited alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks
A variety of activities

And more!

GENERAL INCLUSIONS :
  • Roundtrip transfers between airport and hotel (package only)
  • Roundtrip flight in Economy Class (package only)
  • Hotel taxes and service charges
  • Accommodation for the chosen period
  • À la carte dinners 2/week (reservations required)
  • Daily activities program
  • Daily sports
  • Disco (admission, drinks included)
  • Domestic drinks unlimited (house wine included)
  • Evening entertainment twice/week
  • Mini-bar restocked/daily (water, soft drinks and beer)
  • Non-motorized water sports (select)
  • Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Service of a representative at destination
  • Honeymoon package
HONEYMOON PACKAGE INCLUSIONS :

Hotel only

All inclusive (AI) meal plan :

Our most popular vacation option features:

3 meals a day
Unlimited alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks
A variety of activities

And more!

GENERAL INCLUSIONS :
  • Hotel taxes and service charges
  • Accommodation for the chosen period
  • À la carte dinners 2/week (reservations required)
  • Daily activities program
  • Daily sports
  • Disco (admission, drinks included)
  • Domestic drinks unlimited (house wine included)
  • Evening entertainment twice/week
  • Mini-bar restocked/daily (water, soft drinks and beer)
  • Non-motorized water sports (select)
  • Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Service of a representative at destination
  • Honeymoon package
HONEYMOON PACKAGE INCLUSIONS :

For travel between November 1, 2016 and October 31, 2017

Package

All inclusive (AI) meal plan :

Our most popular vacation option features:

3 meals a day
Unlimited alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks
A variety of activities

And more!

GENERAL INCLUSIONS :
  • Roundtrip transfers between airport and hotel (package only)
  • Roundtrip flight in Economy Class (package only)
  • Hotel taxes and service charges
  • Accommodation for the chosen period
  • À la carte dinners twice per week (reservations required)
  • Daily activities program
  • Daily sports
  • Disco (admission, drinks included)
  • Domestic drinks (unlimited, house wine included)
  • Evening entertainment twice per week
  • Mini-bar restocked/daily (water, soft drinks and beer)
  • Non-motorized water sports (select)
  • Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • 1 round/person/stay (mandatory golf cart $)
  • Service of a representative at destination
  • Honeymoon package
HONEYMOON PACKAGE INCLUSIONS :

Hotel only

All inclusive (AI) meal plan :

Our most popular vacation option features:

3 meals a day
Unlimited alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks
A variety of activities

And more!

GENERAL INCLUSIONS :
  • Hotel taxes and service charges
  • Accommodation for the chosen period
  • À la carte dinners twice per week (reservations required)
  • Daily activities program
  • Daily sports
  • Disco (admission, drinks included)
  • Domestic drinks (unlimited, house wine included)
  • Evening entertainment twice per week
  • Mini-bar restocked/daily (water, soft drinks and beer)
  • Non-motorized water sports (select)
  • Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • 1 round/person/stay (mandatory golf cart $)
  • Service of a representative at destination
  • Honeymoon package
HONEYMOON PACKAGE INCLUSIONS :
Rooms
  • For your comfort, each room offers :
  • Room (Transfers by ferry)

    • WiFi ($)
    • Mini-bar
    • In-room safe
    • Cable TV
    • 110/120 volts
    • Garden View
    • Up to 4 people :
      • Maximum 4 adults
      • Maximum 2 children
    • Non-smoking room
    • 2 double beds
    • Extra bed (on request)
    • Crib (on request)
    • Some rooms with balcony or terrace
    • Full bathroom
      • Shower : Regular
      • Bath type : Regular
    • Central air-conditioning
    • Ceiling fan
    • Radio/alarm clock
    • Coffee/tea-maker
    • Hairdryer
    • Iron & ironing board
    • Room service ($)
    • Telephone
  • Ocean Front Room (Transfers by ferry)

    • WiFi ($)
    • Mini-bar
    • In-room safe
    • Cable TV
    • 110/120 volts
    • Ocean View
    • Up to 4 people :
      • Maximum 4 adults
      • Maximum 2 children
    • Non-smoking room
    • 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds
    • Extra bed (on request)
    • Crib (on request)
    • Some rooms with balcony or terrace
    • Full bathroom
      • Shower : Regular
      • Bath type : Regular
    • Central air-conditioning
    • Ceiling fan
    • Radio/alarm clock
    • Coffee/tea-maker
    • Hairdryer
    • Iron & ironing board
    • Room service ($)
    • Telephone
  • Room (Air Transfers)

    • WiFi ($)
    • Mini-bar
    • In-room safe
    • Cable TV
    • 110/120 volts
    • Garden View
    • Up to 4 people :
      • Maximum 4 adults
      • Maximum 2 children
    • Non-smoking room
    • 2 double beds
    • Extra bed (on request)
    • Crib (on request)
    • Some rooms with balcony or terrace
    • Full bathroom
      • Shower : Regular
      • Bath type : Regular
    • Central air-conditioning
    • Ceiling fan
    • Radio/alarm clock
    • Coffee/tea-maker
    • Hairdryer
    • Iron & ironing board
    • Room service ($)
    • Telephone
  • Ocean Front Room (Air transfers)

    • WiFi ($)
    • Mini-bar
    • In-room safe
    • Cable TV
    • 110/120 volts
    • Ocean View
    • Up to 4 people :
      • Maximum 4 adults
      • Maximum 2 children
    • Non-smoking room
    • 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds
    • Extra bed (on request)
    • Crib (on request)
    • Some rooms with balcony or terrace
    • Full bathroom
      • Shower : Regular
      • Bath type : Regular
    • Central air-conditioning
    • Ceiling fan
    • Radio/alarm clock
    • Coffee/tea-maker
    • Hairdryer
    • Iron & ironing board
    • Room service ($)
    • Telephone
Sports / Activities

Sports

  • Archery
  • Basketball
  • Boogie board
  • Golf course nearby
  • Kayaking
  • Snorkeling
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball
  • Tennis
    • 2 tennis court(s)
    • Night Tennis

Activities

  • Aerobics
  • Aquafitness
  • Board games
  • Dance lessons
  • Fitness center
  • Games room ($)
  • Horseback riding nearby ($)
  • Jacuzzi
  • Mini-golf
  • Nature walk
  • Ping-pong
  • Pool tables
  • Scuba Diving ($)
  • Video games
Internet

WiFi available in :

    • Lobby ($)
    • Room ($)

Internet for Business ($)

Restaurants / Bars
  • This information is for informational purposes only and can change depending of the occupancy and season.
    • Disco
  • Restaurant(s)
    • El Tucán
      Image bar
      • Breakfast : Buffet Restaurant
      • Lunch : Buffet Restaurant
      • Dinner : Buffet Restaurant
      • Evening dress code: Casual
      • High chairs available
    • Miyako
      Image bar
      • Dinner : À la Carte Japanese
      • Reservation required
      • Air conditioning
      • Evening dress code: Casual
      • High chairs available
    • El Rancho
      Image bar
      • Dinner : À la Carte Steakhouse
      • Reservation required
      • Evening dress code: Formal
      • High chairs available
    • El Palenque
      Image bar
      • Lunch : Snack Bar
      • Dinner : Snack Bar
      • Evening dress code: Casual
      • High chairs available
  • Bar(s)
    • Cocobolo
      Image bar
      • Location : Lobby
      • Opening time : 17:00
      • Closing time : 00:00
      • Local drinks
      • International drinks
      • Premium drinks ($)
    • Ron Ron Bar
      Image bar
      • Location : Pool
      • Opening time : 10:00
      • Closing time : 18:00
      • Local drinks
      • International drinks
      • Premium drinks ($)
Kids
  • Kids' Club (ages 2 to 11)
  • Teen Club (ages 12 to 17)
  • Playground
  • Babysitting ($)
  • High chair available at the restaurants

Notes

Zoo on site

Golf 1
  • There’s nothing like a good game of golf to get you in the vacation spirit, so here's some information on nearby golf course(s) offering advantageous rates locally ($).

    This information is for informational purposes only and is subject to change.

Los Delfines Golf & Country Club

Puntarenas, Playa Tambor
50626830303
50626830612
academy@delfines.com
  • Golf Course near the property
  • 18 holes
  • Driving range ($)
  • Lockers
  • Par 72
  • 6374 yards
  • Pre-reserved tee times available
  • Formal dress code
  • Teaching pro ($)
  • Club house ($)
  • Mandatory golf cart ($)
  • Pro shop ($)
Golf package ($)
Scuba Diving

Services ($)

  • Scuba diving centre off-site
Spa

Services ($)

  • Massage
  • Special Therapies
Wedding / Honeymoon

Free honeymoon package

  • To be eligible for the honeymoon package, newlyweds must advise at the time of booking and present proof of wedding, dated within the last month, upon arrival at the hotel.

Wedding package ($)

Ratings
0000¼ 856 Review(s)
TripAdvisor rating
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TripAdvisor rating : Last 3 reviews

One of my Favorites 0000¼ July 10, 2016

  • This hotel has always been one of my favorite places in Cost Rica. It has everything I Need. Air conditioning, hot and cold water, a beautiful beach, activities and tours, nightly entertainment...
  • wollertz

Not what the photos promised 00¼¼¼ July 8, 2016

  • The room photos. Not our room. Our room was old and tattered from paint drips on the floor to ceiling tiles falling out in the bathroom to towels that have seen much better days. The phone didn't...
  • ljaouiche

Great place to relax 0000¼ June 23, 2016

  • I loved this resort!! It's definitely not a 5 star hotel like some sites portray it to be. It is a beautiful place and wonderful to just get away and relax. There are a few cons: most of the food...
  • Lzweck
Transat rating 8888²

Hotel Ranking Descriptions

★★★★★ A luxury resort offering first-class accommodation along with a very wide range of services and facilities.
★★★★ A superior resort offering a high standard of accommodation along with a wide array of services and facilities.
★★★ An intermediate resort offering a good price/quality ratio along with pleasant accommodation and various services.
★★ A standard resort offering comfortable accommodation and basic services.
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