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Playa Tambor  

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Set along more than three miles on Playa Tambor and surrounded by the tropical flora and fauna of the Bahía Ballena, lies the all-inclusive Barceló Tambor. The resort, with 402 colonial-style rooms, offers three restaurants that include two à-la-carte dining experiences, three bars, two swimming pools connected by a waterfall, a soak-zone for children, the Barcy club, a nightclub, a spa, and much more. For those seeking a more elevated experience, our Premium Level accommodations offer our best views, unlimited access to our specialty restaurants, priority check-in, and personalized concierge service. From a variety of outdoor activities that include exploring Playa Pochote and Curú National Wildlife Refuge & Hacienda to sunbathing on volcanic sands and enjoying the gentle surf that reflects the beautiful and magnificent blue of the sky, the Barceló Tambor offers the perfect eco-vacation experience. Live up to more at Barceló Tambor.
Location: Guanacaste
  • *Important Information for Our Guest* As of April 2012, the destination of Costa Rica has gone non-smoking in all public buildings and areas. All hotel rooms are also non-smoking.
  • *Important Note* Costa Rica will impose some restrictions for Holy Week. Alcohol is not permitted to be sold or consumed. This ban on alcohol starts the Thursday prior to Easter and runs through Easter Sunday. A few hotels purchase special permits to serve alcohol, but generally it is not available. In addition, most restaurants, shops, and bars will be closed for the same time period. Restaurants in the hotels will be operating. The City Tour will not be operating.
† Fees may apply
  • Accessible facilities
  • Accessible rooms
  • Babysitting, Offsite†
  • Baggage hold
  • Children programs
  • Children welcome
  • Children's play area
  • Concierge desk
  • Elevators Not Available
  • Exercise gym
† Fees may apply


Bedding: 1 king bed.
Occupancy limits - 4 adults, 3 children, 4 total combined.

Maximum of 2 children through the age of 1 stay free in existing beds with at least 2 adults. Children ages 2-11 are surcharged.

Children ages 2-12 are surcharged.

Superior Premium Level

Formerly Superior Oceanfront 
Bedding: 1 king bed.
occupancy : 4 adults, 3 children, 4 total combined

† Fees may apply
Various Lounges/Bars

- Lobby Bar lounge
- El Palenque Snack Bar
- Free entrance to the disco at night

Various Restaurants

- El Tucán Buffet, International Restaurant
- El Rancho Steak House, a la carte restaurant
- Grill las Olas Seafood, a la carte restaurant

  • Children's pool
    There is 1 children's pool on-site.
  • Children's program, onsite
    Daily activities at the Miniclub.
  • Direct access to a beach
  • Fitness center on-site
  • Golf location (onsite/nearby)†
  • Hot tub
    There is an outdoor hot tub.
  • Motorized Water Sports†
    Wave runners
  • Non-Motorized Water Sports
    - Boogie boards
    - Kayaks 
    - Windsurfing boards
  • Pool
    There is a pool onsite. This property has swim-up bars.
  • Sauna†
  • Spa†
  • Tennis court
    There are 3 lit tennis courts onsite. 
† Fees may apply


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