Overview of Barceló Tambor

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On the beach, windsurfing, surfing
On the beach, windsurfing, surfing
Outdoor pool, sun loungers
Outdoor pool, sun loungers
Outdoor pool, sun loungers

Barceló Tambor

4 out of 5

3.6/5 Good

Guests rated this property 3.9/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • All-inclusive
  • Air conditioning
  • Spa

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitizer provided

Explore the area

    Popular LocationLos Delfines Golf & Country Club2 min drive
    AirportTambor (TMU)4 min drive
    Popular LocationRomelia Wildlife Refuge13 min drive
    Popular LocationPlaya Grande20 min drive

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  • Suite

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 6
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsSuite
  • Superior Room

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsSuperior Room

About this area


Located in Paquera, Barceló Tambor is connected to the convention center. While the natural beauty of Santa Teresa Beach and Reserva Curu can be enjoyed by anyone, those looking for an activity can check out Los Delfines Golf & Country Club. With scuba diving and snorkeling nearby, you'll find plenty of adventures in the water.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Los Delfines Golf & Country Club - 2 min drive
  • Curu National Wildlife Refuge - 11 min drive
  • Romelia Wildlife Refuge - 13 min drive
  • Playa Grande - 20 min drive
  • Piedra Colorada - 35 min drive

Getting around

  • AirportTambor (TMU) - 4 min drive


  • Mar Y Sol Ecotel — 4 min drive
  • Vista Hermosa B&B — 11 min drive
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About this property

Barceló Tambor

4-star beach property with a full-service spa
Spend the day relaxing on the beach or pampering yourself at Barceló Tambor's full-service spa. All 402 rooms offer free WiFi, balconies, and flat-screen TVs with satellite channels. Other amenities available to guests include private yards, minibars, and room service.
Barceló Tambor offers 402 air-conditioned accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature minibars and safes. Rooms open to balconies. Flat-screen televisions come with premium satellite channels. Rooms have partially open bathrooms. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, bathrobes, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers.

Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and irons/ironing boards. Housekeeping is provided daily.

An outdoor pool and a children's pool are on site. Other recreational amenities include an outdoor tennis court and a fitness center.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

The onsite spa has massage/treatment rooms. Services include hot stone massages, sports massages, facials, and detox wraps. The spa is equipped with a sauna and a spa tub. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy and reflexology.

All-inclusive details

This property 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

Water activities

Surfing/boogie boarding

Land activities

Fitness facilities



Kids' club

Supervised activities for children between 2 and 12 years old


Access to onsite clubs
Access to offsite clubs
Onsite live performances

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
Property is disinfected with electrostatic spray
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Guest accommodations are sealed after cleaning
Follows industry sanitization guidelines of Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global)

Social distancing

Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast and through room service
Reservations are required for the use of certain onsite facilities
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site
  • Onsite parking is wheelchair accessible

Food and drink

  • All buffet meals, snacks, and beverages included
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 swim-up bar, 1 poolside bar and 1 bar
  • Room service available

Things to do

  • Aerobics classes
  • Basketball
  • Bicycle rentals
  • Children's pool
  • Fitness center
  • Full-service spa
  • Horse riding/rentals
  • Mini golf
  • Nightclub
  • Outdoor pool
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Playground
  • Shopping
  • Surfing/boogie boarding
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Windsurfing

Family friendly

  • Children's pool
  • Free children's club
  • In-room child care (surcharge)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Mini golf
  • Outdoor pool
  • Playground
  • Snack bar/deli


  • ATM/banking services
  • Elevator
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Gift shop/newsstand

Guest services

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

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Business services

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference space


  • Beachfront location
  • Garden
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Terrace


  • Aromatherapy
  • Body treatments
  • Detox wraps
  • Facials
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Massage - hot stone
  • Massage - sports
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Reflexology
  • Sauna
  • Spa tub


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Ceiling fan
  • Linens


  • Bathrobes
  • Bathroom (partially open)
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Towels


  • Flat-screen TV
  • Premium channels
  • Satellite channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Minibar

Outdoor space

  • Balcony
  • Yard


  • Access via exterior corridors
  • Desk
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone
  • Safe



Check-in from 2 PM - 6 AM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before noon

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Cribs (infant beds) are available for USD 10.0 per stay

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Crib (infant bed) fee: USD 10.0 per stay

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a security system

Property is also known as

Barcelo Tambor Beach
Barceló Tambor All-inclusive property 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
Barceló Tambor Resort
Barceló Tambor Paquera
Barceló Tambor Paquera
Barceló Tambor All-inclusive property
Barceló Tambor All-inclusive property Paquera

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Barceló Tambor and receive a full refund?
Yes, Barceló Tambor offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Barceló Tambor cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Does Barceló Tambor have a pool?
Yes, this property has an outdoor pool and a children's pool.
Is Barceló Tambor pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at Barceló Tambor?
Self parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at Barceló Tambor?
Check-in is from 2 PM - 6 AM. Late check-in is available during limited hours.
What time is check-out at Barceló Tambor?
Check-out is at noon.
Are there all-inclusive benefits at Barceló Tambor?
Yes, the property is all-inclusive. All food and beverages are included, and activities include windsurfing, kayaking, surfing/boogie-boarding, and more.
Where is Barceló Tambor located?
Located in Paquera, this beachfront property is next to a golf course, 1.1 mi (1.7 km) from Los Delfines Golf & Country Club, and within 9 mi (15 km) of Playa Grande and Playa Curú. Isla Tortuga and Romelia Wildlife Refuge are also within 9 mi (15 km).
Rating 5 - Excellent. 59 out of 239 reviews
5 - Excellent 25%
Rating 4 - Good. 89 out of 239 reviews
4 - Good 37%
Rating 3 - Okay. 43 out of 239 reviews
3 - Okay 18%
Rating 2 - Poor. 27 out of 239 reviews
2 - Poor 11%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 21 out of 239 reviews
1 - Terrible 9%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service
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
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2020

1/5 Terrible

Travelled with partner
Sad face IconDisliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
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.
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2020

5/5 Excellent

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
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.
Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2020

2/5 Poor

Travelled with family
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Poor quality in the food ! Not enough waitresses to organize the table when is a lot of people !
Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2020

1/5 Terrible

Travelled with family
Sad face IconDisliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Terrible service, horrible food, rocky beach. I would never go back after one night.
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2020

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