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Tango Mar Beachfront Boutique Hotel & Villas
Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Tambor
Certificate of Excellence
Springfield, Massachusetts
Level 2 Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“beautiful location”
Reviewed January 25, 2007

Tango Mar was our last stop on our honeymoon. Just a warning. If you hate to fly, find other means of transportaion to Tambor. We flew from San Jose to Tambor. It was not a pleasent flight.

The hotel picked us up from the landing strip (there is no airport). The hotel is tucked away from everythig. Don't plan on going out to dinner away from the hotel.

The hotel is beautiful. We stayed in the Tropical suites. They are located up on top of a hill. There are stairs to get to the rooms. The hotel and the tiki suites are on the beach. The tropical suites were beautiful. There are three to a building and we had ours to ourself. They seem to spred out the guests. We also had a small pool for the suites. We did have many guests in our room. We had a crab, a few geckos, ants and spiders. None of them bothered us. They were never near the bed, just on the walls and near the toliet and shower.

The pool is great. The beach is wonderful and private. There was hardly anyone on the beach. Even the pool was queit. There is also a nice area with hammocks that is vey quiet. This is not a partying hotel. Most of the guest sat by the pool reading. It is a place to relax.

The restaurant was wonderful. The food was amazing and the service was excellent. The prices were great, very reasonable for what you get. The last night we had a private dinner on the beach. It was very romantic.

We were very impressed by the staff. They really cater to the guests. The staff went above and beyond. You truely felt like a welcomed guest. It was very nice.

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  • Stayed January 2007, traveled as a couple
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Vancouver bc
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed December 24, 2006

Spent a week at Tango Mar in November 2006. Our room was on the beach next to the swimming pools. The upkeep of this resort is impressive, the food excellent and the beach private. Two of us came from Vancouver and 2 from England and we all
thorough enjoyed our stay and would love to return. We didn't try the golf course but other spoke favourably of it. The only negative point would be the road to get there - it is truly terrible!

  • Liked — Staff and everything extremely well cared for.
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Tips/Secrets — Possible to fly in but only if weather ok. hotel can arrange transport from San Jose - 5 hours by road and ferry.
  • Stayed November 2006, traveled with family
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Fair Oaks, California
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Reviewed May 19, 2006

Tango Mar was our last "resort" before leaving Costa Rica. We stayed in San Jose, traveled to Manuel Antonio to stay at Playa Espadilla (great value) on to Villa Caletas (beautiful) then took the ferry from Puenta Arenas to Paquera to drive to Tambor. Driving in Costa Rica takes the fun out of being there even if you speak and read Spanish. The roads are terrible and the drivers are just as bad. If you like a remote location and a small private beach, you'll love Tango Mar. If you arrive in San Jose and plan on going to Tango Mar then take a plane. The resort is a short drive from the airstrip.

We got the cheapest rooms during Green Season for 4 nights. $160/day is pricey compared to other "resorts". It's a challenge to get there by car. The small towns nearby are nothing to write home about although Montezuma is an OK town to visit and eat there. We had our laundry done for $3 as opposed to Tambor which was $10. On the plus side, the owner, Hilda, is very nice and her staff is very nice. The sand on the beach is fabulous. The surf is rough. The food is good and reasoanbly priced although it's the same price as you'll find in the U.S. The steak is unbelievably tasty and tender. The view at breakfast and lunch is tranquil. There are some very nice homes surrounding the property. We played 9 holes of golf which I can say that the exercise (pulling a cart) was the best part of it. The "fairway" is the rough and the rough is impossible. We were told that if you go farther up the coast (north) that the sand is a beautiful white and the surfing is better than Jaco. But considering driving, we wouldn't do that. We would fly into Liberia and go to Playa Hermosa if we wanted to be on the Nicoya Peninsula and have a nice beach.

  • Stayed May 2006
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Minnesota
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Reviewed March 22, 2006

We stayed four nights at Tango Mar recently on a 10 day trip through the country and absolutely loved it. We stayed in the ocean front rooms in a corner room so we had a wonderful view of the lovely beach and the sound of the waves crashing in at night was perfect. The waves were a little intense for swimming but it looked like most of the Costa Rican coast line was like that. The new infinity pool was wonderful however and we saw humpback whales from the restaurant. The food was good and the staff are great. They were the most friendly acommodating people we met in Costa Rica. We also loved the walking trails on the property. Early morning walks to the waterfall were excellent bird watching opportunities. We will stay at Tango Mar again!

  • Stayed March 2006
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Des Moines, Iowa
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Reviewed February 12, 2006

We have traveled extensively in Central America, and Costa Rica in particular. We consistently return to Tango Mar for its intimate yet laid back feel, lush grounds, and one the most beautiful, uncrowded beaches you will find anywhere...we have never seen more than 20 people on this 1/4 mile long beach If you like huge resorts with every activity under the sun, this is NOT the place for you. If you enjoy kicking back with a few books, lying in a hammock by the beach, and having a cold local beer, you will love Tango Mar. The restaurant is good, but not great. However, we have found several very good restaurants in nearby Tambor. The beauty of this area is that there are few large resorts so there are never crowds to deal with. We have often found ourselves to be the only people at a restaurant who are not locals. As a result, the service tends to be spectacular and they will do anything you'd like...even prepare dishes that are not on the menu. The accommodations at Tango Mar could use a bit of updating, but by and large they are clean and the daily maid service will take care of anything that needs taken care of.

  • Stayed November 2005
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11 Thank husker7028
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Santa Rosa, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed February 10, 2006

We spent five glorious days at this fantastic resort. It is right on the beach, intimate, immaculate, the staff is very helpful, the food quite good with a continental touch to it.

They offer horseback riding, spa treatments, golf, tennis and tranquility. We felt it was perfect for anyone not wanting a megaresort.

We would go back in a heartbeat.

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Reviewed January 7, 2006

Everything was perfect there; great service, nice people and the world's best iced tea.

Stayed December 2005
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Property: Tango Mar Beachfront Boutique Hotel & Villas
Address: Quizales Beach, Tambor 76773, Costa Rica
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 6 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
Tango Mar Beach Hotel
Tango Mar Beach Tambor

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