Barcelo Playa Tambor



Situated on Bahía Ballena, in the Puntarenas province on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica, this unique resort is located in a natural, incredibly beautiful setting

Perfect for nature lovers who will also enjoy its 6 kilometer-long beach. It is the ideal place for both family holidays and romantic getaways. Golfers will love it too, as there is a 9-hole, Par 35 golf course at the adjacent Barcelo Los Delfines Golf & Country Club.



The hotel has 402 rooms (all of them very close to the beach) with a terrace or balcony; air conditioning, full bathroom with hair-dryer; mini bar, satellite TV, telephone, safe, and room service 




  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner at the "El Tucan" buffet restaurant. 

  • "El Rancho" a la carte restaurant for dinners (two times a week with prior reservation; not valid for groups).

  • "El Palenque" snack bar.

  • Unlimited local beverages (water bottles, fizzy drinks, beer, liquors, cocktails, and coffee).

  • "El Ronron" poolside bar.

  • "El Cocobolo" Lobby bar.

  • "El Rancho" discotheque.

  • Free entrance to the "Tambor" discotheque in the "Barcelo Los Delfines Golf & Country Club".

  • Safe in room

  • Porter

  • Library (book exchange).

  • Ecological park.

  • Sports court (5-a-side soccer, basketball, and handball).

  • 3 illuminated tennis courts

  • Sand court (volleyball and 5-a-side soccer).

  • Gym

  • Access to the amphitheater

  • Live music

  • Daytime activities program.

  • Aerobics, dance classes and stretching.

  • Cot availability.

  • Children's playground. Mini-club

  • Archery, darts, ping-pong, card games.

  • Swimming pool with waterfall for children and adults.

  • Jacuzzi. Water polo. Towels at the swimming pool and on the beach. Solarium.

  • Aquatic center, windsurfing, boogie board, kayaks.

  • Private runway. Parking.

  • Parking with 24-hour security.

  • Daily green fee for 9-hole golf at Los Delfines Golf & Country Club according to availability; prior reservation may be required.

  • Taxes and tips.


  • Imported drinks.

  • Room service.

  • Laundry. 

  • Telephone and communications. Fax. Postal service.

  • Outings.

  • Pool table.

  • Hair-dresser.

  • Massages.

  • Jewelry shop.

  • Souvenir shop.

  • Travel agency.

  • Car rental.

  • Air taxi.

  • Water center, deep-sea fishing, underwater fishing, diving, horseback -riding.

  • Conference hall.

  • All the services which are not mentioned in the "Barcelo All Inclusive" package.



Facilities include a swimming pool, Jacuzzi, 3 tennis courts, children's playground, zoo, theater offering nighttime shows, gym, shop, jeweler's, parlor, casino, and discotheque.

Board games, windsurfing, sailing, sunfish, kayaks, sports court, petanque, croquet, shuffle board, diving, deep-sea fishing, and horseback riding. 





There are two restaurants, (buffet and a la carte) facing the sea, where guests can enjoy a wide variety of typical regional dishes. Dishes from other countries are featured on certain days. 


The hotel is situated in western Costa Rica, on Playa Tambor Beach on the Nicoya peninsula, in the province of Puntarenas. It is situated in a lush natural setting, surrounded by several natural reserves such as the prestigious Cabo Blanco park, a beautiful refuge for sea birds, including brown pelicans, frigate birds and brown boobies.

Playa Tambor, on the southern tip of Nicoya Peninsula in Ballena Bay, is one of many beautiful spots that make this country such an exceptional and unique destination, with an endless range of exotic fauna and flora species to discover.The volcanic sands and the gentle swell of the sea, constantly reflecting the splendid blue of the sky, make this the perfect place for sunbathing, outdoor activities or simply strolling barefoot along the six kilometer-long beach.



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