Barcelo Tambor Beach Hotel

The Barceló Tambor Beach hotel is swanky, luxurious and upscale property situated in Bahía Ballena, Puntaneras province, Costa Rica, opposite Tambor beach, on the Pacific coast. Apart from grandiose exuded by the retreat, the area has been awarded the Blue Flag status, a certificate that guarantees the quality and cleanliness of its beaches. The hotel stands out for its pristine beauty and breathtaking natural surroundings. It has also been awarded the Tourism Sustainability Certificate and the Crystal Certificate. With the Barceló All Inclusive programme, guests can enjoy 3 restaurants: The Miyako, specializing in Japanese cuisine; El Rancho, meat specialties; and El Tucán, their buffet restaurant offering themed nights. The hotel also features 2 bars, a snack bar and full amenities including a couple of swimming pools, a children’s play area, disco and a theatre, where guests can enjoy entertainment shows offered by the resort’s team.

For sports aficionados, other than the action packed water activities (Kayaking and diving) the hotel also has 3 floodlit tennis courts, a gym, miniature golf, a couple of basketball courts, aqua-aerobics, beach volleyball, table tennis, and more.

Barceló Hotels & Resorts offers an all inclusive occupancy type, so guests don’t have to worry about anything except letting themselves go and enjoying the unmistakable luxury. Everything from the breakfasts, lunches, dinners and snacks included to the cocktails and drinks from the open bar, sports, activities and entertainment are included in the package at no extra cost. They also offer you a special free selection of the best services for you to enjoy your experience even more. For looking to enjoy the benefits of an all in one package without wanting to individually spend of sports, food and a selection of other amenities and activities, this is a great place to be. It is luxurious yet affordable , private yet accessible, exclusive yet friendly and more.


The Barceló Tambor Beach Hotel offers state of the art rooms inspired by the local colonial style architecture where every corner has its own individual and exclusive person.

Superior Room – The superior rooms boasts of 37 m² of space, and is created for optimum relaxation and comfort, with splendid views of the hotel garden or forest from the terrace. Relax in their superior rooms, while catching spectacular vistas of the postcard perfect surroundings. Can accommodate a maximum of 4 guests.

Superior Room Oceanfront – Guests can enjoy their 37 m² well appointed rooms. The superior sea front view rooms are set aglow by a warm tinge of tangerine lighting and have been appointed with lovely, vibrant colors. Guests enjoy an atmosphere of comfort and luxury as well as the spectacular views from the rooms. The Superior Room Oceanfront can accommodate a maximum of 4 people.

Suite – This hotel offers 4 suites of 74 m² consisting of a guest room connecting with a lounge. The suites are sprawling and have spectacular views as they are located on the 2nd level. Guests can enjoy them from an elegantly appointed balcony with ocean views.

Facilities and Services

The Barcelo Tambor Beach Resort offers scores of amenities and in-resort facilities to keep guests enthralled. Here’s what they offer – a swimming pool, a theatre with a different, unique show featuring live music every night, complimentary access to the nightclub and national drinks included until 02.00, activities include dancing classes and aqua aerobics (check times and availability), casino and ecological park, a Jacuzzi, a spa, a beauty salon, a gym and hairdressers.

The Barceló Tambor Beach hotel has a perfect area for children to fully enjoy their holiday. There is also the fantastic Barcy Club with an entertainment programme for 4 to 12 year olds. The children´s swimming pool is appointed with lush swaying palm trees and fun water jets for the children’s recreation. The Teen House offers teenagers (13-17) their own space to have fun with the latest new games. The resort also offers PCs, video-games and the latest music. There is also a climbing wall and a fantastic trampoline with Bungee jumping.

Created especially to cover or satisfy the needs and requirements of any type of event, the Barceló Tambor Convention Center has the latest technological IT and audiovisual equipment and a professional team capable of creating various environments for hosting your business meetings in a comfortable and hassle free manner allowing you to concentrate on the purpose of the meeting, while leaving the technicalities to experts. Barceló Tambor Convention Center consists of three function rooms, which can be joined or separated by sliding partitions according to guests’ requirements. It includes an internet centre and wireless Internet.

Sports facilities available in the hotel and the surrounding area (for an additional charge) include 3 tennis courts, 1 football pitch, 2 multi-purpose fields, beach football pitch, beach volleyball pitch, giant chess, target shooting, table tennis, pool table, kayaks, miniature golf , climbing wall and bungee jumping (trampoline), deep-sea fishing, horse riding , excursions and diving.


For guests who enjoy a fascinating round of golf during their vacation, the Barceló Tambor Beach hotel offers “Los Delfines” country club and golf course. Here you will enjoy playing golf on a well appointed and challenging course. This spectacular golf course is located in the middle of a tropical setting. The ANAGOLF (National Golf Association of Costa Rica) has certified it as one of the best golf courses in the country; a must visit for golf lovers in the southern peninsula of Nicoya. This region of Costa Rica maintains its lush, green and natural appearance until well into the dry season, to the benefit of the course. The greens and fairways here are known to be some of the best in the country. Here guests can see one of the most inspiring settings in the area full of wildlife including a huge community of red-and-green macaws that nest throughout the course.

Scuba Diving

A large majority of the places most valued by scuba divers visiting Costa Rica are located on the Pacific coast. Caño island is one the most preferred places on the country’s coast and considered to practice scuba diving due to the awe inspiring views of the marine life and ocean bed. The underwater world of the Pacific coast has balmy waters and a huge variety of marine fauna. The sunsets in the area are equally inspiring. Barcelo Tambor provides 3 different levels of PADI certification to begin or perfect scuba diving. With the PADI certificate guests will have the world’s most respected and recognized scuba diving credentials: Discover Scuba Diving for dives up to 12 m deep, Open Water Diver for dives up to 18 m deep and Advanced Open WaterDiver for experts, up to 30 m deep.

Tours and Excursions

Vacaciones Barceló belongs to the Barceló Group and it is the Official Agent for Barceló Hotels & Resorts. They currently have offices in the Dominican Republic, Mexico, Costa Rica and Argentina. Vacaciones Barceló offers guests the following services, which they can request when booking their hotel which can be paid for directly on arrival.

Curu National Park – The resort offers a guided tour of the Curu wildlife reserve, where guests can immerse themselves in the splendid ecosystem of the tropical dry rainforest. Throughout the journey visitors can observe the area’s indigenous plant and animal species such as the howler monkey, the capuchin monkey, the spider monkey and a virtually endless variety of birds and insects. All are surrounded by a lush landscape of mangrove forests, silver sandy beaches and tall trees. Duration: 4 hours. $60.

Turtle Island – After a boat trip guests can admire the spectacular rocky coastline of the Nicoya Peninsula, then arrive at Turtle Island to submerge in the waters of the Pacific Ocean, flush with marine life. Later rest time is offered to guests to relax on the white sand beach encircled by coconut palms. The place is perfect for sunbathing or simply to chill out in the shade of the palm trees. Duration: 3 – 4 hours. $55.

Montezuma Village and Waterfalls – Visit to the village of Montezuma, globally celebrated for its picturesque artistic bohemian aura. After a short walk guests will arrive at the hidden waterfalls where they can enjoy a rejuvenating swim and then return to the village community later to spend time shopping for local arts and crafts or letting their hair down in one of the vibrant village bars. Duration: 4 hours. $45.

Montezuma Canopy – This is a unique adventure where guests enjoy zipping between the tree tops at high speed. When they arrive at Montezuma, they start an incredible journey from platform to platform, and literally fly between the branches of the different trees in the dry rainforest on a zip line. When the adventure is over, guests are given time to enjoy a a refreshing swim in Montezuma waterfalls, followed by a walk to the village. Duration: 5 hours. $70.

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