Who Are We?

We are a nature lover’s paradise. A boutique resort in Costa Rica built for comfort and adventure, Tambor Tropical sits at the end of a short, palm tree-lined road adjacent to the beach on Costa Rica’s tranquil Tambor Bay. Surrounded by vast wilderness, the resort nurtures local birds and wildlife offering guests a unique experience reinforcing the connection to nature.

The resort offers guests a private, luxurious vacation in the unspoiled, natural playground of Costa Rica’s Tambor Bay. We’re the perfect destination for couples who want to stay at a property surrounded by pristine natural beauty and wildlife. Tambor Tropical also provides inspiration through community leadership by supporting the local school with our commitment to sustainable practices.

Our suites are some of the most spacious, beautiful and comfortable on the Nicoya Peninsula. From each room, you can hear the rhythmic calm of the surf. We offer a beautiful, relaxing base camp for exploring the peninsula, embarking on unforgettable adventures, and sharing a little of yourself with the local community.

What We Offer

Come enjoy an intimate experience on the Pacific Ocean.  We offer a private, luxurious vacation in Costa Rica’s Tambor Bay. Guests are able to enjoy a variety of activities including birding, waterpsorts, and land adventures.


Put your comfort in our hands while you enjoy a serene, grownup getaway with spacious air-conditioned suites and attentive service.
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New adventures await. Whether you enjoy boating, golfing, zip lining, horseback riding, or exploring nearby towns.
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Get up close to stunning birds and wildlife on and around the property. Close to 300 species of exotic birds populate the area.
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“My husband and I stayed at this resort for 9 nights for our 30th anniversary celebration.This place is very special largely due to the great staff. Juan Carlos is such a friendly and helpful person who went personally to get me medication I needed. Other wonderful staff are Noellia and Fatima,always smiling. Our trip was entered around birding ,we are beginners.What a great to begin! So many species of birds.Our guide Nick helped us find birds we would have walked by and missed on our own.This place will only get better I’m sure as they add resident humming bird feeders and other features to entice birds to visit. Scarlet Macaws have taken up residence in a nesting box on site.The food choices are good but, perhaps the odd daily special would add interest to guests staying longer than 4days. Not to be missed, a trip to Raptor Ridge where the views are fabulous from the pool! We will be back.”
Kim M. , New Brunswick, Canada (excerpt from TripAdvisor)
“This beautiful resort has stunning rooms overlooking the ocean. We woke up each morning to see the sun rise. Loved the surrounding trees and flowers. Great place to see birds. Staff were terrific. Very friendly.”
JFK (excerpt from TripAdvisor)
“Really down to earth. We travel to several countries a year and I’d have to say I’ve never experienced something quite like this. Haters gonna hate but the place was perfect. It’s well kept and quite. The staff soon became friends and it’s like the entire community knows each other. The hotel provided everything. The bar was great, food was great, people were amazing and you could get where you wanted to go pretty quick. It’s the first hotel that I’ve shown up at and thought damn, this actually looks way better than the pictures. If you’re traveling to Costa Rica look no further. You’re welcome.”
Asheer, Kansas City, Missouri (excerpt from TripAdvisor)
“Thank-you for a taste of paradise! This was the most wonderful, exquisite resort – beyond any expectations. I hate to leave! The staff is wonderful and the grounds and rooms are right out of a Hemingway novel. Thank-you!”
Graham and Laurelle, Canada (excerpt from guestbook)
“There is no place like Tambor Tropical. It overwhelms the senses — the sight of the bay, the sounds of the monkeys and birds, and the smells of the flowers. Just as special is the charm of the staff and the Ticos of Tambor. We will return for our seventh time next year to the paradise that is Tambor.”
Ruth and Michael Smith, Alexandria, Virginia