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Barcelo Tambor - All-Inclusive

San Jose, Costa Rica (SJO)

Room rates from:
$153 $84
Per Adult Nightly
Hotel + Flight from
Starting from:
$1,139 $779
Per Guest
Based on 1051 reviews
Beachfront All-Inclusive Resort in Puntarenas, Costa Rica.
Style: Beachfront Family-Friendly
Room & Rates
Standard Room - All-Inclusive - Barcelo Tambor - All-Inclusive - 1

Standard Room - All-Inclusive

Starting from
$153 $84
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
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 1051 reviews
from Alberta, Canada
Submitted on 02-03-2017
Hello everyone ... this is not my first time staying on Barcelo Tambor and won't be the last one I like a lot and my family too . What we like is the service we got seems to be like a family you start to see familiar faces on the hotel employees that makes it even better . Big swimming pool , restaurant right there and on the other side a snack place for fast food on the pool so you even have to get out ...the floor on the kids pool its awesome not slippery , they have a little zoo on it... Read more
from Newcastle, Ontario
Submitted on 02-02-2017
Just returned from a week at this resort. It was our first time ever in Costa Rica. First the good. - beautiful property right on the ocean. - lots of wildlife to see right from your balcony or patio. Macaws, green parrots, monkeys, lizards, and even a crocodile in the pond on the property. - nice, level beach with plenty of km's to walk. Loungers on the beach were not a problem to get. Lots of trees on the beach to provide shade. - the few vendors on the beach were friendly and didn't p... Read more
from Brooklin
Submitted on 02-02-2017
Spent just a day at Barcelo Tambor on a day pass and am so glad that was it. To be fair maybe we hit it on a bad day but I can't imagine staying here for a week. Positive things: beautiful grounds and nice pool. What could be improved: the drinks are horrible! Syrup induced imitations of cocktails. We could barely drink them and actually left part way through the day to go back to our condo to have a "real drink"! Bathrooms were not clean and very run down. The food was extremely disappointi... Read more
from Toronto
Submitted on 01-31-2017
My husband and I stayed at the Barcel√≥ Tambor for two weeks ‚?? January 11 ‚?? 25, 2017. This is our third Barcel√≥ that we have stayed at ‚?? the other two were the Barcel√≥ in San Jose (one night) and four vacations at the Barcel√≥ Langosta in Liberia. Resort: Very large with six two story buildings; Two Ala carte restaurants ‚?? Rancho Steak & Seafood & Restaurant Japones Niyako (Japanese); El Tucan Buffett ‚?? breakfast, lunch & dinner & Palen Que Bar ‚?? lunch and supper; Cocobolo lobby b... Read more
Sleep Quality
Submitted on 01-30-2017
Recently traveled to Tambor beach in Costa Rica with my family. Unfortunately, our trip to Barcelo Tambor was a myriad of poor experiences. The hotel is an all inclusive location with outdated facilities and very poor customer service. + Very few options for vegetarians and mediocre food overall (main hall is a buffet only) + Staff is overworked and not attentive (there were a couple of standout individuals doing a fantastic job, unfortunately they were the exception) + Its all inclusive, exc... Read more
from Canada
Submitted on 01-29-2017
Very well maintained,attractive low key two story buildings with verandahs set on beautiful, long black sand beach and bay with lovely landscaped large property. Iguanas and monkeys very plentiful and great bird watching on property and surrounding area. Surrounded by the Tambor Hills,farms and a small golf course near by.Very good buffet meals featuring Costa Rican cuisine,amazing variety of fruit and all staff helpful and very friendly. The Rancho a la carte menu excellent.Very busy when we w... Read more
from Georgetown, Canada
Submitted on 01-29-2017
We have just returned from a visit to the Barcel√≥ Resort located on Tambor Beach in Costa Rica. Like most people, I read the reviews on Trip advisor. I try to take the average of what the reviews are. I understand that one bad incident can make everything else seem bad. So, I find that Trip advisor is a good guide. The resort is like all the other resorts that are all inclusive. If you want brand name booze or waiter service on the beach and pool don‚??t go here. If you want marble walls and a... Read more
from Stevens, Pennsylvania
Submitted on 01-25-2017
We went there for a week because it was all inclusive, including alcohol. Got a bottom floor beach view room because then you can go in and out from your back porch to the pool and beach without taking your key plus if you need a lounge chair, you can grab one from the porch. The rooms are a little outdated and have very few outlets and don't have any at the night stands for your phone. It was the warmest ocean water I've been in and beautiful manicured grounds all about. (The iguanas are fun to... Read more
from Houston, Texas
Submitted on 01-23-2017
My name is Salvador MTZ ( I went for a 4 days vacations, and since the first day We have problems with the entertainment personnel that was conducted the water polo when this lady ( Kenya ) didn't intervened when my son was bullying and injured by the other group of players, when confront her find out that she knows them, I ask her what happened with the incident and she told me "Hispanics only" twice, I spoke in Spanish, but she ignore me, We when to the front desk to prese... Read more
Sleep Quality
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