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The Barcelo Tambor hotel in Tambor, Puntarenas, is a beautiful property ideal for eco-tourists and is located directly on Ballena Bay. After an overnight in San Jose, you will take a commuter flight (approx. 25 minutes) or 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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Mandatory Information

  • January 20, 2017:

    Please note that Sansa Airlines permits 1 checked luggage on the air transfer of up to 30 pounds (14 kg) and up to 45 linear inches (114 cm). Excess baggage will be charged US $1 per pound at the destination.


    January 12, 2017:

    Please note that there is a take-off and landing charge (local tax) of $ 2.25 USD per person in Tambor,  payable at destination.

Brochure Erratum(s)

  • Please take note of the following change in our 2016-2017 brochure. 

    January 18, 2017:
    For a 7 night-stay, one free round of golf (18 holes) per person is included (mandatory golf cart, $).

Good to Know

  • All clients arriving on the Montreal and Toronto flights spend the first night at the Barcelo San Jose hotel due to the late flight arrival , it`s not possible for clients to take the ferry or air transfers.

    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
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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 off site ($)
  • Check-in time : 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time : 12:00 PM
  • Scuba diving ($)
  • Babysitting ($)
  • Golf course nearby
  • Gift shop ($)
  • Minimum age to check in without an adult : 18 years old
  • Convention centre ($)
  • Beauty salon ($)
  • Spa services ($)

Beach

  • Beach Club (facilities on the beach) : Yes (included)
  • Lounge chairs

Hotel Contact Information

  • Barcelo Tambor 4*
  • Playa Tambor ,Tambor, Costa Rica ,771-1150
  • Tel.: 50626830303
  • Fax : 50626830304
  • Email : tambor.comercial@barcelo.com
Inclusions
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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

Accommodation 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
For travel between November 1, 2017 and October 31, 2018

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

Accommodation 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
Rooms
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  • For your comfort, each room offers :
  • Room (Transfers by ferry) > Ø

    • 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) > Ø

    • 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) > Ø

    • 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) > Ø

    • 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
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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
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WiFi available in :

  • Lobby ($)
  • Room ($)

Internet for Business ($)

Restaurants / Bars
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  • 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
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  • Kids' Club (ages 2 to 11)
  • Teen Club (ages 12 to 17)
  • Playground
  • Babysitting ($)
  • High chair available at the restaurant(s)

Notes

Zoo on site

Golf 1
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  • 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
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Services ($)

  • Scuba diving centre off-site
Spa
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Services ($)

  • Massage
  • Special Therapies
Wedding / Honeymoon
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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 1327 Review(s)
TripAdvisor rating
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TripAdvisor rating : Last 3 reviews
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A Great Hotel Experience 00000 July 15, 2017

  • The hotel is 'everything included' so bar service and food are paid in the room price. beautiful grounds with flowers and the occasional iguana, good food with a lot of choices for special diets. The...
  • carolynr139

It is OK but it is not high quality 000¼¼ July 13, 2017

  • Hotel service is low. I had several issue while I was staying and front desk response and responsiveness made me want to never come back. Food is not special and sometimes it tasted like old fridge...
  • 907feliped

Nice infrastructure, good service but nothing outstanding 000¼¼ May 29, 2017

  • Located close to the Tambor airport, make this hotel easy to reach, unfortunately the hotel do not have a pick-up service, so you need to talk with the people outside of the airport to find...
  • 363diegoc
Transat rating
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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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