Barcelo Tambor

Barcelo Tambor
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It's all about the beach!

, Stoney Creek, ON
2018-02-04
The hotel location is the best part of the vacation. The beach is amazing, long walks, NO PEOPLE, jumping stingrays. The trip to the hotel is very long- be prepared, we landed in Liberia to avoid the overnight in San Jose but was still a 3.5 hr ride. One section was so rough our driver called it a Costa Rica massage. Once there we were happily surprised by the resort, not too large, clean large rooms, minibar.The resort is well maintained and nice to see wildlife on the grounds- howler monkeys, iguanas, small crocs in the pond, birds. Food was okay, very repetitive, NO seafood which was disappointing. It may have been due to the time of year we were there, MANY local families as it was their holiday break. Please check before you go if you want quiet because it was like Great Wolf Lodge at march break when we were there- too busy and may have been why food was repetitive and ordinary. Love the area but would go back at non holiday time. [Details]
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The strong points
Clean, great beach for walking, remote.
The weak points
Food
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Amazing hotel

, Casselman, ON
2017-04-02
I enjoyed my stay at Playa Tambor hotel. Food and accommodation were great. The air transat representative was amazing. I will go back to this destination in the future. [Details]
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The strong points
We saw a lot of animals and birds. Close to other towns.
The weak points
Weekend is packed with locals.
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Maureen in Costa Rica

, Midland, ON
2014-01-18
The hotel was very comfortable, your average 4 star, it was holiday season for the local people, so very few English speaking people at the resort, there was maybe 10 to twenty people on the resort that were not from Costa Rica, so if you go to mingle you need to speak the language or you may feel very isolated. [Details]
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The strong points
The wildlife, the weather,the beauty of the area.
The weak points
none
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Not exceptional but OK

2013-12-29
- Would recommend the air transfers (25 mins) vs. the ferry (4 1/2hrs) if you are staying at this Barcelo, although if you are afraid of flying, you may want to consider a different area of Costa Rica. The plane sits 12 people.
- Very difficult to find English speaking staff, but they do make every effort to make themselves understood and are SUPER friendly
- nightly entertainment is in Spanish so if you don't understand the language, you may be bored !
- lots of wildlife in and around resort
- food was good
- beach is not the nicest, but I think this may be typical of Costa Rica.
- Would recommend the Isla Tortuga excursion.
- Would also recommend renting a car and exploring the area and some of the towns nearby ( ie - Montezuma ) [Details]
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The strong points
clean, great location
The weak points
resort caters to Spanish speaking people, so if you do not speak Spanish you are at a disadvantage.
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Costa Rica

, Waterdown, ON
2013-02-08
As a four star resort, lacks in service, no english communication abilities by staff, food selection is below avarage (liver, rabit etc. on manue, not well cooked). Resort and staff cater to local population as 90% of guest are Costa Rican. Go if you have lots of kids, thats all you see and hear all day. Activities or entertainment at resort non existant. Nature and beach real good. [Details]
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The strong points
Beach is outstanding as is the surf. Grounds are very nice. Isolated location if you like privacy. View from room was outstanding. Animals/nature were great to see.
The weak points
No one spoke english, literaly. Restaurant staff have no idea what service is and can,t comunicate. Pool was dirty with floating debrie, food, cups, starws, etc.Resort is for families, kids by hundreds, 90% guests are locals, Costa Ricans.
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Barcelo Tambor Beach

, Woodbridge, ON
2013-01-17
Staff is friendly, but they don't speak English, so if you have a question or a concern they don't understand. [Details]
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The strong points
the food was very good the pool is also good and clean
The weak points
Staff does not speak English at all. We wanted milk for our coffee and they brought us honey than condensed milk and finally milk not much activities at the resort
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