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Barceló Tambor

All-inclusive Paquera hotel with full-service spa, connected to the convention center

  • Free WiFi and free parking

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Playa Tambor, Nicoya, Paquera, 60105, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
  • Got to Barcelo Tambor and first impression was not good, I waited 1 hour to be checked…

    Oct 16, 2021

  • Wished the stuff spoke more English. Had hard time as an English speaking only. Due to…

    Jul 3, 2021

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Official standards

This property advises that it adheres to Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global) cleaning and disinfection practices.

Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Gap period enforced between guest stays - 24 hours
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Guests rated location

  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Bathtub
  • Non-smoking
  • Gym

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 402 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • On the beach
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Full-service spa
  • 1 outdoor pool

For families

  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Children's pool
  • Children's club
  • Playground on site
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Children's club (free)

What’s around

  • On the beach
  • Los Delfines Golf & Country Club - 21 min walk
  • Romelia Wildlife Refuge - 5.4 mi / 8.7 km
  • Playa Grande - 7.3 mi / 11.8 km
  • Playa Curú - 9.1 mi / 14.7 km
  • Isla Tortuga Beach - 9.1 mi / 14.7 km

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Superior Room
  • Premium Room (Level Superior)

What’s around


  • On the beach
  • Los Delfines Golf & Country Club - 21 min walk
  • Romelia Wildlife Refuge - 5.4 mi / 8.7 km
  • Playa Grande - 7.3 mi / 11.8 km
  • Playa Curú - 9.1 mi / 14.7 km
  • Isla Tortuga Beach - 9.1 mi / 14.7 km
  • Montezuma Beach - 9.4 mi / 15.1 km
  • Piedra Colorada - 9.4 mi / 15.1 km
  • Montezuma Falls - 10 mi / 16.1 km
  • Reserva Curu - 11.3 mi / 18.1 km
  • Cabuya Island - 13.4 mi / 21.6 km

Getting around

  • Tambor (TMU) - 4 min drive
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Playa Tambor, Nicoya, Paquera, 60105, Puntarenas, Costa Rica

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 402 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time 2 PM-3:00 PM
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Free children's club (ages 2 - 12)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Taking the kids?

  • Children's club (free)
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Swim-up bar
  • Poolside bar
  • Room service (during limited hours)

Things to do

  • Number of outdoor pools - 1
  • Children's pool
  • Fitness facilities
  • Outdoor tennis courts - 1
  • Full-service spa
  • Basketball on site
  • Miniature golf on site
  • Playground on site
  • Volleyball on site
  • Golfing nearby
  • Nightclub
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Tennis on site

Working away

  • Business center
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Hair salon
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop


  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace


  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains

Things to enjoy

  • Balcony or patio

Freshen up

  • Partially open bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • 32-inch flat-screen TV
  • Satellite TV channels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Access via exterior corridors

Special features

All inclusive

This hotel is all-inclusive. Onsite food and beverages are included in the room price (some restrictions may apply).
Gratuities and taxes
Gratuities and taxes are included.
Food and beverages
  • All buffet meals, snacks, and beverages included
  • Dining availability limited at one or more venues

Activities and facilities/equipment
Land activities
  • Fitness facilities
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

  • Aerobics
  • Dancing

Kids' club
  • Supervised activities for children between 2 and 12 years old

  • Access to onsite nightclubs
  • Access to offsite nightclubs
  • Onsite live performances

Not included
  • Motorized water sports
  • Premium food items
  • Premium/non-domestic alcoholic beverages
  • Childcare
  • Offsite tours


Guests can indulge in a pampering treatment at the hotel's full-service spa, Spa. Services include hot stone massages, facials, detox wraps, and body treatments. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy and reflexology. The spa is equipped with a sauna and a spa tub.

The spa is open daily.


On Site

  • Fitness facilities
  • Outdoor tennis courts -
  • Tennis on site
  • Basketball on site
  • Miniature golf on site
  • Playground on site
  • Volleyball on site


  • Golfing nearby

Fees & policies

Children & extra bedsPay at property

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • In-room babysitting is available for an extra charge

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; guestroom doors are sealed after cleaning; the property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas; reservations are required for some onsite facilities.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast and through room service.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings, and can be accessed from outside the building via exterior corridors.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global).


This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a security system on site.

This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

  • Barcelo Tambor Beach
  • Barceló Tambor Resort
  • Barceló Tambor Paquera
  • Barceló Tambor All-inclusive property Paquera
  • Barceló Tambor Hotel
  • Barceló Tambor Paquera
  • Barceló Tambor Hotel Paquera
  • Tambor Beach Barcelo
  • Barcelo Hotel Puntarenas
  • Barcelo Hotel Tambor Beach
  • Barcelo Tambor Beach Costa Rica
  • Barcelo Tambor Beach Hotel Tambor
  • Barcelo Tambor Costa Rica
  • Hotel Barcelo Playa Tambor

*See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges


  • Yes, Barceló Tambor does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Yes, there's an outdoor pool and a children's pool.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 2 PM - 3:00 PM. Check-out time is noon.
  • Yes, there's an onsite restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Mar Y Sol Ecotel (2.4 mi) and Vista Hermosa B&B (5.4 mi).
  • Practice your swing on the tennis courts. Additional recreation onsite includes basketball and volleyball. Indulge in a treatment at the spa and enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool. Barceló Tambor also has a nightclub and a fitness center, as well as spa services and a garden.
  • 4.0.Fair

    The food was not good, 0 social distancing. We were moved rooms 2 times. 1st room was 1queen bed for 4 people, 2nd room air conditioner was blowing water, phone was not working, toilet was broken, no lock on door. 3rd room was okay, room very outdated.

    2 night family trip, May 25, 2021

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  • 2.0.Poor

    I like the show in the night time, but the staff was terrible they trite people very bad the administration try to over charge for the room, please people don't waste your money and time this is a horrible resort .

    3 night family trip, May 23, 2021

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  • 6.0.Good

    The food included in the all inclusive was not good. The alcohol drinks were very poor quality. The activities in the resort were not promoted for example we did not know there were horses rides included.

    4 night romance trip, May 23, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    La atención del señor Marcos Dávila y todo el equipo del hotel fue más que extraordinaria, atención inmediata, personalizada y de alta calidad. La vista de la habitación inmejorable a solo unos pasos Del Mar. Visitamos el hotel con mis dos hijos pequeños y completamente recomendado para familias. En definitiva volveremos

    3 night family trip, Mar 25, 2021

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Needs improvement

    I think the last time we were there was like 17 years ago . We love it so much then . We didn’t see much changed except for the room that needs upgraded . Shower head won’t stay upright . It’s just old looking . In the restaurant waiters and waitresses are just like robots , very cold approach The waiting in the dessert area rediculous . What happened to the food , no flavor at all .We left sad because that’s not how it was before .

    Rodrigo, 2 night trip, Mar 14, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Nice all inclusive

    Great experience, friendly staff! Great location!

    Silvia, 2 night family trip, Feb 5, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Its a great hotel

    Víctor, 1 night family trip, Jan 18, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Beautiful hotel. Easy check in. Very friendly staff although not a lot of English speaking people but it wasn’t a problem it is Costa Rica😂 all part of the wonderful experience. Food great. Drinks great. Fantastic time

    Tammi, 1 night trip, Nov 20, 2020

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  • 2.0.Poor

    This resort could have used an update years ago. The web site does not mention anything about having to pay $12.00 a day for wifi which is ridiculous. There is also an additional charge of $20.00 for lost towel keys. The food was also not up to standards. I would never in good faith recommend this resort to anyone.

    MichelleGoodman, 1 night romance trip, Mar 9, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    High Quality All-Inclusive

    A beautiful, clean and comfortable all-inclusive. Access to the beach is great and it’s a Long Beach area to enjoy walking. The pool and bars are clean and the service is very good. The buffet is ample and a nice variety of food. The espresso machines were not so reliable and if you don’t get up and in line for 8am booking you cannot get into any of the two restaurants for dinner. It did not matter to us though as the buffet and snack bar area was adequate. Music and activity every night for entertainment. The room was big and very clean with great water pressure for the shower.

    Eve, 2 night trip, Feb 21, 2020

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