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Barcelo playa tambor


Set in lush gardens overlooking Ballena Bay, this lively, all-inclusive beachfront resort is 12 km from the Refugio Nacional Curú wildlife refuge.

Offering balconies with garden or bay views, the bright, Colonial-style rooms have Wi-Fi (fee) and flat-screen TVs, plus minibars, and tea and coffeemakers. Suites add living rooms.

Free food and drinks are served in multiple on-site restaurants and bars, including a buffet eatery and a poolside cafe. Other amenities include a nightclub, live entertainment and kids’ clubs, plus 3 outdoor pools (2 connected by a waterfall), sports courts, a fitness room and a spa. There’s also a private landing strip.


Superior Room

The upper rooms have an area of 398 ft2, especially designed for maximum enjoyment, relaxation and comfort, with views overlooking the garden or the tropical rainforest. They are decorated in warm colors to provide guests with maximum rest.

In addition, they are equipped with everything necessary to meet the needs of the whole family. They come with comfortable furnishings and a magnificent balcony with a table and chairs from where you can admire the spectacular sunset.

Superior Oceanfront View Room

The best way to spend a pleasant stay is to stay in one of these 398 ft2 rooms. The Superior Front Ocean View room features warm lighting and a spectacular ocean view from the terrace or balcony.

The gentle ocean breeze will act as an alarm clock; an incredible way to start the day, for example, is by having breakfast with the whole family on the terrace, furnished with a table and chairs. These rooms have everything you need to turn your vacation into an unforgettable experience.


This hotel features 4, 796 ft2suites distributed in 2 rooms: a living room and a bedroom. These rooms are located on the second floor, they are very spacious and have stunning views.

They represent the best, most luxurious and elegant option for guests who desire something extra in terms of comfort and exclusiveness during their vacation.

Thanks to their space, they represent the ideal option for discerning families who do not wish to give up their privacy and rest. They come with a living room with a sofa bed, a space thought out for relaxation.

Stuff To Do


  • Shuttle service
  • Paid WiFi
  • Shuttle service (additional charge)
  • Smoke-free property
  • Shops (on site)
  • Car rental
  • Gift shop
  • Safe
  • VIP room facilities
  • Hair/Beauty salon
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Newspapers
  • Room service

Food & Drink

  • Snack bar
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Good Coffee!

All Inclusive


  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner at “El Tucán” buffet restaurant
  • For every two nights we offer a free à la carte dinner at El Rancho or Miyako (subject to availability). Prior reservation required.
  • Snacks at the “El Palenque” bar open from 12:30 pm to 11:00 pm (12:30 am – 11 pm)
  • Unlimited national drinks (bottled water, sodas, beer, liqueurs, mixers and coffee)
  • “El Ron Ron” pool bar open from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm (10 am to 6 pm)
  • “El Cocobolo” lobby bar open from 5:00 pm to midnight (5 pm – 12 pm)


  • Free entrance to “El Rancho” nightclub open from 11:00 pm to 3:00 (11 pm – 3 pm)
  • Beach activities and water sports
  • Children’s park
  • Nighttime entertainment program
  • Live music
  • Daytime entertainment program
  • Aerobics, dance and stretching classes
  • Swimming pool with a waterfall for children and adults
  • Hot tub
  • Solarium
  • Card games
  • Entry to the amphitheater

Barcy Club 

Children’s club open from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. (9 am–5 pm) Here, children have the opportunity to have fun while learning with educational games, under the watchful eye of a specialized team. They also have access to video games appropriate for their age and children’s movies.


  • Sports grounds (soccer, basketball and tennis)
  • Archery · Darts
  • Table tennis
  • Water sports center: windsurf, boogie board, shuffle board, kayaking
  • Beach courts (volleyball, soccer)
  • 3 lighted tennis courts
  • Water polo
  • Gym
  • Bungee jumping
  • Rock climbing

Other facilities and services 

  • Use of the safety deposit box in your room
  • Library concierge (to borrow books)
  • Eco park
  • Beach and pool towels
  • Private runway
  • Parking
  • 24-hour security
  • Taxes and tips

Eat & Drink

Miyako Japanese Restaurant

Japanese à la carte restaurant. Miyako is a Japanese restaurant offering an imaginative menu of contemporary Japanese cuisine, providing an innovative touch in the art of cuisine in a gastronomic paradise.

Among its exotic dishes and welcoming space, Miyako opens the range of dining options inspired by Japanese culture.

Opening hours: 7 p.m. to 10.00 p.m. (7 pm – 10 pm) – Prior booking required.

El Rancho Steak House

The à la carte restaurant El Rancho specializes in meat and seafood. It features succulent international cuts and the very best prepared by the Executive Chef.

Visitors can enjoy the best of international cuisine and try the fusion of flavors that Barceló Tambor has prepared.

Dinner guests can choose any of the specialties available à la carte, which are carefully designed in Barceló style.

Opening hours: 7 p.m. to 10.00 p.m. (7 pm–10 pm)

El Tucán Buffet Restaurant

The best of the All Inclusive program is available to guests by enjoying the international cuisine at the buffet restaurant El Tucán. A fusion of colors, flavors and aromas, with a beautiful view of the garden, the swimming pool or the majestic Tambor beach.


Breakfast: 7:00 am to 10:30 am (7:00 am–10:30 am)

Lunch: from 12.30 pm to 3.30 pm (12:30 pm–3:30 pm)

Dinner: from 7 pm to 10 pm (7 pm–10 pm)

El Palenque Snack Bar

Near the swimming pool, with a magnificent view of the garden, this is the best place to enjoy a refreshing drink on the terrace on comfortable garden tables or to delight in the exquisite seasonal fruit buffet. The Palenque snack-bar also offers delicious hamburgers and superb pizza.


Drinks: from 10.30 a.m. to 11.00 p.m. (10:30 am – 11 pm)

Snacks: from 11.30 a.m. to 11.00 p.m. (11:30 am – 11 pm)

Cocobolo Lobby Bar

The lobby bar serves tasty cocktails, and has flat screen TVs as well as an excellent view of the theater where guests can enjoy wonderful nightly shows, either as a couple or with friends. The Cocobolo is another option to have fun and enjoy the great nightlife. It features a pool table (billiards), and, for an additional fee, guests have the opportunity to enjoy exciting games with friends or other guests.

Schedule: from 5 pm to midnight. (5 pm – 12 pm)

Ron Ron Pool Bar

Ron Ron bar welcomes visitors offering refreshing all-inclusive drinks and delicious cocktails. With the best activities taking place in the pool, the entertainment team will ensure your stay here is a fun and unforgettable one.

Opening hours: from 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. (9 am – 5 pm)

Get Busy & Entertainment


  • Beach
  • Nightclub/DJ
  • Entertainment staff
  • Mini golf
  • Diving
  • Hiking
  • Ping-pong
  • Playground
  • Tennis court

Entertainment & Family Services

  • Babysitting/Child services (additional charge)


 Pool and Spa

  • Swimming pool
  • Hairstyling
  • Hair coloring
  • Haircut
  • Pedicure
  • Manicure
  • Hair treatments
  • Makeup services
  • Waxing services
  • Facial treatments
  • Beauty services
  • Outdoor pool
  • Massage (additional charge)
  • Fitness center

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