Our visit in the two weeks leading up to Christmas was our fourth time to Tango Mar in almost 20 years, and we still find it a very special place to stay. This time we rented a two bed-roomed villa on the Tango Mar property, separate from the hotel; previously we have stayed in the hotel’s Tikki Suites and in its Robinson Crusoe villa.
We drove a large 4x4 from San Jose to Puntarenas, where we caught the ferry to Paquera, and drove for another 30 minutes or so to Tango Mar. The road is now fully paved (it hadn’t been in the past!) and the drive was not difficult.
Construction of the new spa, reception, kitchen and bar/restaurant was reaching completion – the new kitchen and restaurant opened on Christmas Eve and the reception and bar area are stunning! It was so good to see 21st Century design and engineering being put to very effective use in this unique location.
Up until the new kitchen and restaurant was ready, dinner was served in the poolside restaurant. Nevertheless, chef Christian and his enthusiastic team delivered a different and widely varied menu every evening and the food is unquestionably the best in this part of Costa Rica. Portions are also substantial, and it is amazing that such high quality food is available so far from San Jose. It also has a decent wine list, including one of our favourite Italian wines! The service too was very friendly and efficient at all times of the day. The restaurant, bar and kitchen staff are a credit to themselves and to the owners!
Tango Mar also has strong and free WiFi access throughout the hotel, and although we did not have the chance to try out the new spa, we hope to do so on our next visit.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Tango Mar Beach, Spa and Golf Resort is the perfect place for a wedding, honeymoon, quiet relaxation, or if you prefer, adventure tours. Families are welcome. Tours are offered to National Parks, horseback riding on the beach, Tortuga Island snorkeling tours, canopy rides - everything to make your vacation in a tropical paradise a memorable event. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Tango Mar Beach, Spa & Golf Hotel Tambor
- Tango Mar Beach, Spa And Golf Resort
- Tango Mar Beach Hotel
- Tango Mar Beach Tambor