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“The best three nights of our holiday !!” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Tango Mar Beachfront Boutique Hotel & Villas
Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Tambor
Certificate of Excellence
Rouillac, Bretagne, France
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“The best three nights of our holiday !!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2013

Rose and I got married in October last year , a late marriage as we are both 40 + !! Due to family commitments, we delayed our honeymoon until February, and chose Costa Rica. We travelled around and stayed in some good places and some not so good , but we decided to save Tango Mar until the end, so as to be the highlight of our trip, and we were not disappointed !!
The welcome was warm and felt genuine, We were shown to our villa which was absolutely perfect. It was clean, tidy and comfortable. It was kept that way by very discreet maid service during our stay. We did have lots of ants , but hey , they didn't bother us !! Once un packed and settled, we went for a look round. The thing that impressed me greatly was that even though the resort was busy, it never felt like it ! The beach is beautiful and never felt crowded. We were on that beach each day for sunrise, sunset and a couple of times in between to play in the surf.We also enjoyed our time in the main pool, which although not very big, again, never felt crowded. Cocktails were served in the pool bar by Junior, who seemed to take it upon himself as his personal mission to make sure we had the best possible stay, many thanks to you , Junior (-:
Lunch was in the poolside bar, and every day was just pefect, good food served by very caring staff. We enjoyed the resort so much that we did no trips or activities as we both have very demanding and stressful jobs at home in France , so we just enjoyed relaxing, and this was the place to do it !
Dinner in the main restaurant was also of a very good standard and very reasonably priced. I have to put in a critical point here, otherwise people will think I'm being paid to write !The wine was mediocre and overpriced ! But hey, we are from France !
We slept well after a few "digestif's", and then enjoyed a walk up the beach to take in the amazing sunrise , before breakfast. I really found myself looking forward to meals here, I did enjoy everything. I don't normally eat alot for breakfast, but loved the fresh fruit and the made to order omelettes were very good.
One tip from us would be to fly. We took the long trek , ferry and taxi to get there, but when we left, we flew from Tambor to San Jose, the flight was great, in a little Cesna and the price was very reasonable.
I think the location is excellent and the staff are the most dedicated team I have seen in this environment, and they are a credit to Tango Mar and themselves. I am sorry, I am not good at remembering names, so just a big thank you to you all.
I cannot imagine anyone not having a wonderful time here, we did!!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2013

What a fabulous place, both the facilities and the staff were beyond compare. Firstly the location was spectacular, quiet and had a beautiful beach that is worthy of putting in magazine let alone a travel brochure. The room, pools and restaurant were fabulous. Best of all the waitstaff was welcoming and more than attentive. In particular I must mention Eduardo, he not only made us feel welcome, he made us feel like family. He elevated a really wonderful stay to probably the best vacation experience I ever had. The horseback riding was also spectacular and showed us how close a large number of exotic wildlife lived in proximity to the Resort. I can't say enough positive about our stay and I will be sure to return soon. Thanks Tango Mar, you guys really know how to treat people right!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Austin, Texas
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2013

My husband and I visited Tango Mar during Costa Rica's off-season, so it was almost deserted, and it was wonderful! We stayed in a Tropical Suite, which was probably one of the coolest rooms I've ever stayed in. It was wonderfully airy, with a four-poster king bed, jacuzzi, and walk-in shower all in the same open space -- very romantic! No one was staying in the other two suites connected to ours, so we basically had a private patio as well. We never used the pool that was only steps away from our room, but it seemed nice. Really, what's the point of a pool when you have the ocean right down the stairs?? The food was good, but nothing to write home about, and some of it was overpriced, but what can you expect when you go somewhere secluded like this? It was difficult enough to get to the resort that once we did we didn't have any intention of leaving until we checked out! Our service was always fantastic, and part of our package included a horse-back ride, which we initially weren't really intending to do but I am so glad we did! Our guide didn't speak much English, but it was nice to just follow along and enjoy the scenery. Horse-back riding on the beach, I mean, come on! We even saw a troop of monkeys hanging out in the trees during one part of the ride! I loved my stay here so much. Heavenly!

Room Tip: If you're looking for romance, go for the tropical suite!!!
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Houston, Texas
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2013

My husband and I stayed at Tango Mar 3 nights while on our honeymoon. As soon as we got there, the staff went above and beyond to make sure we were comfortable, including delicious welcome drinks AND upgrading our standard room to a tiki suite...incredible. The beach was secluded and gorgeous. But our favorite part of our stay was hands down the FOOD. The restaurant at the hotel is ridiculous.....so delicious. We wanted to eat all the time! Definitely choose to stay here for a Costa Rican vacation.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Blainville, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2013

We were planning to stay only 2 nights; after the first day, we decided to extend our stay. The rooms, the pools, the personnel, the restaurant and the food, all was just great. Relaxing, excellent choice and quality of meals, the personnel was always courteous and the place is just beautiful. The beach is very clean and almost private; it is one of the nicest beach we saw in Costa Rica. We enjoyed every moment of our stay. I would go back tomorrow!

Room Tip: The beach front rooms are great !
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Colette L
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klucke, Director of Sales at Tango Mar Beachfront Boutique Hotel & Villas, responded to this review, March 19, 2013
Thank you so much for your nice comments, its great to know that you enjoyed your time in our hotel. We hope to see you soon! Regards from Costa Rica, Karla
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2013

Staying at Tango Mar was a very pleasant experience. It is a very remote setting that upon arriving you are in awe as to the beauty of this resort. My wife and I were greeted with a warm smile at the reception desk and given cool towels to freshen up with followed by a complimentary tropical drink. We were taken to our Tropical Suite which sits on top of the hill overlooking the resort and beach. If you are not up to climbing some stairs you can either drive down to the dining and pool areas or request a golf cart pick you up. There was three rooms in our group of suites which was adjacent to the infinity pool. Our room was very nice and included a nice king size bed, Jacuzzi, large shower and a wonderful view.
The pools, swim up bar, trials and beach were all amazing. The staff is the real gem here. We had amazing service from everyone there. Especially Javier the friendliest bartended/guy that can answer any question/dancer you could ever meet. Eduardo was also a very friendly and helpful server as well.
Another treat was our horseback riding experience. we spent about 2 hours riding the trials and beaches and learning so much about the wildlife and plants from our guide Michael.
we will no doubt return to Costa Rica and to Tango Mar ASAP!

Room Tip: Tropical suites offer a great view but do require some walking up many stairs.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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klucke, Director of Sales at Tango Mar Beachfront Boutique Hotel & Villas, responded to this review, March 19, 2013
Thank you so much for choosing our hotel for your vacation in Costa Rica, we are really happy to know that you had a memorable experience and we hope to see you soon in Tango Mar! Regards, Karla
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Montreal, Canada
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59 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2013

This is an ok hotel on a great breach.

The standard rooms are motel style, very basic. With AC, but minimal facilities. Security is a bit of an issue (back french windows do not lock and you have to use a piece of unsteady wood) and the safes are tiny. Teeny bathrooms too. Lots of ants.

The reception area is beautifully done - too bad all that good design did not make it to the rooms. Inexplicably, the wi fi that works so well in the rooms does not work in the reception, lounge or dining areas.

Food is good and the staff work hard.

Activities: the golf is not very good becuase They dont have the irrigation system to keep up the grass.

The horse back riding is dangerous. They do not offer helmets or a guide to stay at the rear of the line with the result that slower riders fell behind and were lost. The guide was on a horse he had difficulty controlling and so could not really assist anyone. The tack was old and poor quality - everyones legs were badly bruised. We were taken on very rocky narrow trails, mostly at a full trot. Crazy.

Room Tip: It sounds like the tika rooms are better, but quite a bit more expensive
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Flo015
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Property: Tango Mar Beachfront Boutique Hotel & Villas
Address: Quizales Beach, Tambor 76773, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Tambor
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Tambor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Tango Mar Beachfront Boutique Hotel & Villas 4*
Number of rooms: 45
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The well-hidden secret of Tango Mar is located on the beautiful, deserted Quizales beach at the Nicoya Peninsula on Costa Rica's Pacific Coast. It is a 150-acre (60Ha) exclusive private beachfront reserve with ample of added attractions. The blend of fine accommodations with exuberant jungle vegetation, exotic birds and wildlife makes Tango Mar the ideal hideaway for anyone who wants to enjoy refinement in a natural setting. With only 45 rooms, the philosophy of Tango Mar is to provide a personal, friendly, relaxed and attentive service Tango Mar has a 9-hole Executive Golf Course (par 3 and par 4), two lightened tennis courts, a soccer field, four swimming pools, stables with horses, 2 restaurants and bars, meeting room, Spa, an organic garden and natural trails. It offers different types of lodgings; Beahfront rooms that mainly cater to families, Tropical Suites and Deluxe Beachfront Rooms for couples and Tiki suites for the most demanding. All rooms have been recently renovated, have a private bath and are equipped with a/c, phone, satellite TV, a safety deposit box, WIFI, minibar upon request and a coffee maker with complementary coffee. We also have private beachfront Villas for families or small groups. ... more   less 
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Tango Mar Beach, Spa And Golf Resort
Tango Mar Beach, Spa & Golf Hotel Tambor
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