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Barcelo Tambor - All-Inclusive Resort

San Jose, Costa Rica (SJO)

Room rates from:
$153 $103
Per Adult Nightly
Hotel + Flight from
Starting from:
$1,539 $1,269
Per Guest
Based on 1017 reviews
Beachfront All-Inclusive Resort in Puntarenas, Costa Rica.
Style: Beachfront Family-Friendly
Room & Rates
Standard Room - All-Inclusive - Barcelo Tambor - All-Inclusive Resort - 1

Standard Room - All-Inclusive

BONUS: Free Green Fees Details
Starting from
$153 $103
Per Adult Nightly
All-Inclusive Features:
  • Buffet Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included
  • Unlimited Domestic Drinks, Cocktails, Beer, Juices, Soft Drinks and House Wine
  • Daily Snacks
  • Nightly Show + Live Music
  • Daily Activities Program, Mini Golf, Tennis, Basketball, Volleyball, Soccer, and More!
  • 1 Complimentary Green Fee for Every 2 Nights of Stay at Nearby Los Delfines Country Club and Golf Court
  • Table Games
  • Boogie Boards
  • Kayaks
  • Aerobics
  • Dance Classes
  • Children`s Playground
  • Table Tennis
  • Shuffleboard
  • Croquet
  • Archery
  • Darts

Room Amenities:
  • 2 Double Beds
  • Terrace or Balcony
  • Air Conditioner
  • Coffeemaker
  • Cable TV
  • Complete Bathrooms
  • Hair Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Mini Bar
  • Security Box
  • Daily Cleaning
  • Hot Water
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Barcelo Tambor - All-Inclusive Resort
Playa Tambor, Tambor, CC Costa Rica 771-1150


Located right on the Beach at beautiful Tambor, with a Macaw breeding ground and private natural reserve.

Why Stay Here

The Barcelo Tambor is the perfect resort for the whole family or for a romantic getaway. With the comforts of an all-inclusive system, multiple activities available on-site, and a captivating natural environment, guests at the Barcelo Tambor will have a memorable vacation.

Resort Details

Immerse yourself in a resort of enchanting natural surroundings, day and night activities for all ages, and a complete All-Inclusive system to make your holiday an unforgettable one.

With the All-Inclusive Plan you get three meals: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch, and 1 dinner for every night that you stay in the Hotel [the day that you check in, you have lunch, and the day that you check out, you only have breakfast included]. You also have all snacks included. These meals will be buffet style and are not refundable if not consumed.

All-Inclusive Details

  • Buffet Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included
  • Unlimited Domestic Drinks, Cocktails, Beer, Juices, Soft Drinks and House Wine
  • Daily Snacks
  • Nightly Show, Live Music
  • Daily Activities Program, Mini Golf, Tennis, Basketball, Volleyball, Soccer, and More!
  • 1 Complimentary Green Fee for Every 2 Nights of Stay at Nearby Los Delfines Country Club and Golf Court
  • Table Games
  • Boogie Boards
  • Kayaks
  • Aerobics
  • Dance Classes
  • Children`s Playground
  • Table Tennis
  • Shuffleboard
  • Croquet
  • Archery
  • Darts

Accommodation Details

The resort offers 402 rooms with 2 double beds, terrace or balcony, air conditioning, coffeemaker, cable TV, complete bathroom, hair dryer, telephone, mini bar, security box, daily cleaning and hot water.

Restaurants, Lounges & Bars

Miyako - Japanese Restaurant
A-la-carte restaurant specializing in Japanese food. Offering an imaginative menu of contemporary Japanese cooking, providing an innovative touch in the art of food in a gastronomic paradise. Requires prior booking.

El Rancho Steak House
The a-la-carte restaurant El Rancho specializes in meat and seafood. Offering succulent international cuts available and the best of the Executive Chef`s selection.

El Tucan Buffet Restaurant
The best of the all-inclusive offering is available to you. Enjoy the international food from the buffet.
Breakfast: from 7am to 10:30am.
Lunch: from 12:30pm to 3:30pm.
Dinner: from 7pm to 10:00pm.

El Palenque Snack Bar
Next to the swimming pool, with a view of the garden, enjoy a refreshing drink on the terrace on comfortable garden tables or taste the seasonal fruit buffet.
Schedule: from 12:30pm to 11:00pm.

Cocobolo Lobby Bar
Enjoy a tasty cocktail, with screens and an excellent view of the theater where you will be able to enjoy the evening shows, either with your partner or friends.
Air-conditioned with a pool table for an additional cost, you will share some exciting games with your friends or other customers.
Schedule: from 5:00pm to midnight.

Ron Pool Bar
The Ron Ron bar awaits you with refreshing drinks from the all-inclusive program or delicious cocktails. With the best activities in the swimming pool, the animation team will ensure that your stay here is fun.

PLEASE NOTE: every schedule is subject to change by the hotel.

For the Family

  • Barcy Club with the fullest animation program for children from 4 to 12 years old.
  • Teen`s House, teens [between 13 and 17 years old] will find their corner of fun with fashionable games.
  • Gymnasium: cardio with elliptical bikes, treadmills, toning and body building area
  • 3 tennis Courts
  • Soccer Pitch
  • 2 Multi-Use Courts
  • Beach Soccer Pitch
  • Beach Volleyball Court
  • Giant Chess
  • Archery
  • Ping-Pong
  • Billiards [$]
  • Kayaks
  • Miniature Golf
  • Climbing Wall
  • Bungee Jumping [Trampoline]
  • Amphitheater
  • Disco

Pools & Spas

  • 2 Swimming Pools Connected with a Waterfall
  • 1 Children`s Pool
  • Spa, Offering a Wide Range of Treatments


Enjoy playing golf on a beautiful 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 if you are in the southern peninsula of Nicoya. This region of Costa Rica maintains its lush, green and wild appearance until well into the dry season, to the benefit of the golf course. The greens and fairways are some of the best in the country.

Here you can see one of the most impressive settings in the area full of wildlife including a large community of red-and-green macaws that nest throughout the whole course.

Entertainment & Activities

Services Available at Extra Cost:

  • Room Service: 8:30am to 11:00pm
  • Laundry Service
  • Phone Calls
  • Fax
  • Internet and Mail
  • Transportation and Tours
  • Meeting Rooms
  • International Beverages
  • ``The Rancho`` and ``Grill Las Olas`` A la Carte Restaurants
  • Entrance to Specials Shows and Concerts in the Discotheque
  • Billiard/Pool Table
  • Car Rental
  • Medical Service
  • Aquatic Center: Deep-Sea Fishing, Scuba Diving, Horseback Riding, Snorkeling


  • Deep-Sea Fishing
  • Horse Riding
  • Excursions
  • Diving

  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • All-Inclusive
  • Babysitting (+)
  • Basketball Court
  • Beachfront
  • Beauty Shop/Salon (+)
  • Billiards
  • Business Center (+)
  • Car Rental Desk (+)
  • Children's Play Area
  • Children's Program
  • Coin Operated Laundry (+)
  • Complimentary Coffee
  • Concierge Desk
  • Currency Exchange
  • Dry Cleaning Service (+)
  • Fine Dining
  • Fitness Facility
  • Free Parking
  • Full Breakfast
  • Game Room (+)
  • Golf (nearby) (+)
  • Guest Activity Desk
  • Horseback Riding (+)
  • Ice Machine
  • Indoor Pool
  • Lounge/Bar
  • Massage Therapist (+)
  • Medical Services (+)
  • Miniature Golf
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Night Club
  • Non-Motorized Water Sports
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Public Internet Access (+)
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service (+)
  • Swim-Up Bar
  • Tennis Courts
  • Theater
  • Wake-Up Service
  • Water Sports (+)
  • Wireless Internet Access (+)
(+) = Additional fees may apply for the use of these amenities.
(*) = Free, some restrictions may apply

Based on 1017 reviews
Submitted on 12-15-2016
This is not representative of the Barcelo I know. It is definitely not a 5* resort, 2 at the most. We got married at Barcelo in Cabo and were extremely disappointed by this location. As others have mentioned they cater to locals, which is fine, so some Spanish definitely helps. Room: Dirty, often cold shower, we were premium and never got any of the associated perks, mini bar was never refilled despite numerous calls. Food and drinks: Some buffet items were ok, mostly generic and not a lot of ... Read more
Submitted on 12-04-2016
Excelent hotel all inclusive. Maybe must be have better brands liquors. Shows at night are very good with great dancers. I recommend it to everyone. Go ahead and enjoy a beautifull beach in one of the nicest country in the world
Submitted on 11-22-2016
It gets quite crowded during national holidays, but in mean time there is much less people. It's quite busy thou, because the hotel is big (capacity is about 1000 people). Big pools, free and delicious food.
from Georgia Coast, Georgia
Submitted on 11-14-2016
We hiked across the panamaian border and Some locals suggested that since we were going to the Nicoya peninsula we should stay at barcelo tambor, it was very nice however the food wasn't very good and our ac died and wasn't fixed promptly. It's really far and remote which can be good or bad. All in all we had a great time
Submitted on 11-12-2016
If you like school cafeteria food and low low shelf drinks and service with an ugly attitude then this is the right place for you! Can't imagine how will give this place a four star rating. The wine is atrocious one type of red white and rose I will bet you have never ever heard the brands they have. And by the way there is no choice in them if you want run there is only one type. No choices at all.
from Sylvan Lake, Canada
Submitted on 11-10-2016
The resort looks great because they keep it well maintained. If you are travelling during the rainy season, make sure you get a room on the second floor because the first floor rooms will flood if it rains too much. The food is typical resort food. There are plenty of activities provided by the resort. If you are a smoker, you may not want to stay here because you can only smoke on the beach or at the entrance to the lobby.
from Heredia, Costa Rica
Submitted on 11-08-2016
I just had few days in the hotel , we practice vaganism and this hotel took care of providing the right service and comply with all vegan specifications, we were asked to announce our visit at the restaurant once there Mr Andres quiroz (restaurant resception) call the chef to our table and he took our order on a personal way !! The food was amazing!!! Would like to congratulate both chefs "Heriberto and Heiner" !!! Both had done an impressive work to fulfill all our requests and we are now rec... Read more
from Atlanta, Georgia
Submitted on 10-30-2016
My wife and I stayed here for 10 days in August. It was somewhat crowded part of the time, but was only noticeable at the pool. The beach is absolutely gorgeous, especially at sunrise and sunset.The resort practically has an entire cove to itself, with the exception of a small fishing village. The food was excellent. Though there wasn't a huge variety, compared to some mega-resorts, the main dining hall was still quite good. We also ate dinner at El Rancho 3 times, and thoroughly enjoyed it. I ... Read more
from Ojochal, Costa Rica
Submitted on 10-28-2016
Love the location, the amenities... but access to internet in the room? When we checked in, I asked for the internet password. I was told it normally costs $24 for 4 days of internet access... but because I am a Barcelo member, they would give me a code. I go to the room, and attempt to access it... NOPE! We call the front desk..there is no internet in the rooms! Seriously? So, I go to the lobby and log on. I do my thing... we run 2 businesses in CR and need internet acc... Read more
Submitted on 10-27-2016
We just spent 3 nights at the Barcelo Tambor and I must admit, it wasn't the best experience. In this day and age, how can a world wide company not have internet. All of our group are business people so we need to be in touch daily by email etc. When we checked in, we were given a code and password for the internet. Got to our rooms and internet. Called the front desk and was told they would have someone call me when they get in at call. When I checked again, I was tol... Read more