Best Affordable Beach Resorts 2011

By Stirling Kelso – Travel & Leisure

Tambor Tropicalpress_tlcover - Tambor, Costa Rica (26 of 33)

Mar 10, 2011 — Nicoya Peninsula is known for its uninterrupted beaches, charming villages, and large, family-oriented resorts. Enter Tambor Tropical, an intimate, adults-only hotel with 12 teak-and-mahogany villas. Wraparound windows provide tantalizing views of the Pacific, but the hotel’s biggest draw is its long list of activities, from watersports to voluntourism opportunities.

Cost: $160

Don’t Miss: A six-hour kayaking and snorkeling excursion with Seascape Kayak Tours (seascapekayaktours.com; $135).

Service Matters Here

Fresh food, ocean breezes and poolside service make staying on property an inviting option.

A Birder's Paradise

Get up close to stunning birds and wildlife species on and around the property. Over 200 species of exotic birds populate the area.

Relax and Enjoy

Put your comfort in our hands while you enjoy a serene, grownup getaway with spacious, air-conditioned suites, attentive service and onsite massage.

A Wealth of Options

New adventures await, whether you enjoy boating, golfing, zip lining, horseback riding or exploring nearby towns.

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