We are a nature lover’s paradise.

Opened in 1994, Tambor Tropical is a beachfront, boutique resort at the end of a short, palm tree lined road on Costa Rica’s tranquil Tambor Bay on the Pacific Ocean.  The resort has a wide sandy beach, with shallow and calm waters for swimming, paddleboarding, kayaking, fishing, hiking, shelling along with an onsite team to offer additional excursions.  Wildlife abounds on the property and in the surrounding village ensuring the Pura Vida Community!

We are the perfect destination for singles, couples,  or special events and weddings seeking an unspoiled, natural playground.  Our suites offer a full kitchen, bathroom, air-conditioning, and views of our Bay just 20 steps to the beach.  While the sound of waves hush you to sleep, you can awake from your bed with a view to the water or just relax on your private veranda.  Each morning a complimentary breakfast is served during your stay.

The resort restaurant offers a diverse menu featuring classic Costa Rican dishes and continental cuisine. Fresh ingredients meet fresh fish along with specialties developed by the hotel over the past 25 years.  Our open-air dining includes a thatched roof bar adjacent to the pool.

Sustainable practices and annual events include bird counts, the volunteer turtle hatchery program, athletic tournaments, and our tradition of delivering Christmas morning gifts of educational toys to local children are established community commitments.  Our specific area is recognized by National Geographic as one of 10 Blue Zones (one of the healthiest places on earth).

Looking to come with the whole family?

We have plenty of room for you and your children at the Tambor Villa, situated 4 miles from the resort. This secluded gem is the perfect place to gather for a family trip or reunion.

Volunteer and make a difference while enjoying the beauty of Tambor, Costa Rica!

Work with Tambor Bay Turtles, one of the most successful hatcheries in the country.

This last season we protected a total of 88 nests in the hatchery with 8134 eggs and 7142 baby turtles released back into the ocean, a 88% of nest success.


The backdrop of the beautiful Tambor Bay and the natural splendor of the resort provides the perfect environment for any special occasion. Tambor Tropical makes for the perfect Costa Rican destination wedding, honeymoon or anniversary getaway, and can make your corporate event or family reunion unforgettable.


Destination Weddings

Come celebrate the bonding of two souls in one of the most naturally beautiful places on Earth. Tambor Tropical is the perfect place for your Costa Rican destination wedding and invites you to celebrate your love with an exotic, custom- tailored wedding at our beachfront resort. Our staff is equipped to provide the professional service you expect. Our packages include candlelit receptions on the beach, floral arrangements, special requests and custom menus. Combined with excellent food and luxury accommodations, the beautiful landscape of Tambor Bay provides and intimate and peaceful setting for you and your guests.


Book Your Event

Our reservation team is ready to answer any questions you have.
We love to accommodate our guests and look forward to providing an excellent experience for you


Corporate Retreats

Sometimes you have a project or business requirement that needs more time and focus than a typical office meeting. Whether it’s team-building, goal-setting, strategic planning or project management, changing your environment and slowing down the pace allows team players to think differently, change perspective, and find solutions. Organizing a company retreat is a sure way to reduce distractions and create an atmosphere for generating better results and outcomes.

Choosing the location for your retreat is key. Our beachfront suites offer the ideal venue for a small corporate retreat. This property offers executives and employees access to all the conveniences of home, with unique outdoor activities, all while taking a break from the “real world”. We also have plenty of options for guests with disabilities and dietary restrictions.


Tambor Bay Birding

Abundant freshwater rivers make the area an attractive oasis to resident and migrant birds, especially during the dry season. Learn more about one of the country’s premiere bird watching locations.



Tambor Tropical Beach Resort arranges a spa massage and yoga sessions for its guests upon request. Enjoying our dedicated massage area complete with Jacuzzi, shower surrounded by lush vegetation. It is a great way to relax and open your world to an activity both invigorating and fun. Put your comfort in our hands, while you enjoy a serene, getaway with spacious air-conditioned suites and attentive service.



Dining Service

The Tambor Tropical Beach Resort restaurant offers a diverse menu featuring classic Costa Rican dishes and other cuisine. We use fresh ingredients in specialties developed by the hotel over the past 20 years. Enjoy poolside service or have a seat at our bar. Either way, you can enjoy a nice meal in comfort and style.



We are recognized as a nature lover’s paradise! Our hotel provides daily onsite access to a broad variety of activities throughout the year. Beyond our commitment to nurture birding and turtles, our local monkeys, frogs, iguanas, and occasional phantom crabs provide interesting moments of discovery. Our onsite team can schedule visits to Curú National Wildlife Refuge, Tortuga Island, canopy tours, waterfalls, horseback jungle tours, ATV tours, bio-luminescence excursions on the Bay and more with a supply of paddle boards and kayaks.

Tambor Tropical has provided a natural location for destination weddings, honeymoons, and anniversary celebrations custom-tailored to your preferences. Family reunions have occasionally reserved the entire resort!


Make Memories Here

Our reservation team is ready to answer any questions you have.
We love to accommodate our guests and look forward to providing an excellent experience for you.

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©1994-2023 Tambor Tropical Beach Resort

Tambor, Cóbano, Puntarenas

100m East and 75m North from local public school, on beachfront.

Local: +506 2683-0011

Email: info@tambortropical.com