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“A little piece of heaven” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Tango Mar Beachfront Boutique Hotel & Villas

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Tango Mar Beachfront Boutique Hotel & Villas
Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Tambor
Certificate of Excellence
1 review
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“A little piece of heaven”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2012

We found Tango Mar just driving around and were taken by the beautiful beach and resort. The resort is clean and well kept. The owner is a very fine lady and is more than happy to help you. Ocean views are perfect. We will be returning there next vacation. Very relaxing

  • Stayed January 2012
    • 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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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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South Orange, New Jersey
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2012

This hotel has beautiful views and the restaurant, bar and pools are designed around them which many beach hotels are not. A couple upgrades and this place could be absolutely spectacular (more usable reception area and some design attention to the rooms). The beach hotel rooms and bathrooms are big and airy. The balconies have stunning views. Sure, it's remote but if you have a car or just want to swim, read and relax it's a perfect, small resort. We stayed for three nights -- and did the Curu Reserve and snorkeling trip to Turtle Island on the second day.

We didn't swim in the ocean because of the red tide (plankton bloom) which was a shame. And the water was a little rough. There weren't many kids but my boys had each other and plenty to explore on the beach and in the rock pools.

The food was good for Costa Rica and every table has a view. The fish was fresh and well-cooked and I preferred the sauces on the side as suggested by the waiter. The kids menu was the best we came across this holiday and the classic European desserts were delicious except for the dramatic lava cake which looked better than it tasted.

The owner was there at the time and very attentive to everyone. We had two small problems with a sliding door and the hot water handle and they were fixed immediately.

Room Tip: They had newer rooms and Tiki suite but I liked the rooms over looking the beach.
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank julip66
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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2012

My husband and I took our anniversary trip to Tango Mar in November 2011. We stayed in the Tiki Suites for three nights, and I couldn't have been more pleased with the room! I almost went with another room type to save money, but I am SO glad I splurged for the Tiki Suite. If you are on the fence, you will not regret staying in the Tiki Suites!

Our room was steps away from the restaurant and beach, which was fantastic since we ate breakfast there every morning and dinner there every night.

Breakfast: how can you not love breakfast with such lovely views and service? The rice and beans were my favorite!

Overall I found the food to be somewhat bland at Tango Mar, but that could just be because I like things abnormally spicy!

Dinner and drinks at Tango Mar were a delight each night. Even though we didn't have a honeymoon package, the staff set us up with a private beach-side dinner. I inquired about the "special dinner" after breakfast one morning, not knowing it was part of a package, so I was very surprised when one staff member approached us at the pool bar and told us that they'd be ready for us at 8pm.

In Costa Rica, the waitstaff does not "hound" you like they do in American restaurants. I think Americans are accustomed to immediate service, and while in CR, we learned to take our time and enjoy our meals. This sometimes meant that we had to wait a few extra minutes for a refill, but it also allowed us to spend quality time together without constant interruption.

Also, the portions are smaller in CR. There are no endless bread baskets, but we were always full and not uncomfortably so as we often are at home. My tips for dinner: get the wine carafe and the ice cream! The wine for the value, and the ice cream because it is the best ice cream I've ever had.

We loved having after dinner drinks at the bar. The bartender was a fun dancer and took turns dancing with many of the wives there. There wasn't any other entertainment going on, so it was nice that the bar area got a little lively.

I was looking forward to meeting Hilde after reading all the great reviews about her. Sadly, she only kind of smiled at us and spent all of her time with a small group of the other guests, who I'm assuming spoke the same language. Not a big deal though.

The prices at the restaurants and bar were all very reasonable and near the same as what we would pay at a restaurant in the states. We loved having the convenience of charging everything to our room and not having to keep up with credit cards and cash, which we kept in the safe in our room.

There was a small storm one night that took out our power. I called and was told it would come back on in 20 minutes, which turned out to be a couple of hours. I'd laughed when my husband had packed head-lamps, but found myself using one to read in the dark that night until the power came back on. It was a minor inconvenience and gave us a fun story!

We didn't do any excursions through Tango Mar, as I'd already planned those through TripAdvisor recommendations. We did the horseback ride with Marvin from Montezuma, and the waterfall he takes you to is the waterfall located on Tango Mar's property. We were glad that we hadn't made the hike from our room once we realized this!

There were hardly any children, so I think of this more as an adult resort.

We absolutely loved staying here and can't imagine staying anywhere else in the future.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank ValerieGerber
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Natchitoches, Louisiana, United States
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2012

How many places do you get to talk to owner at breakfast, lunch and dinner. She makes sure your stay is everything you want it to be. Awesome food, Awesome staff. The resort is just as nice as the pictures.

Room Tip: We stayed in a beach side room and it was Awesome
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with friends
    • 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 Dennis B
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Edmonton, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2012

We had specifc needs and wants and found everything we hoped for at Tango Mar.

About a year ago my wife and myself started looking around at more options than I can remember. We wanted to be married someplace warm and wanted our 4 children (Thomas 10 yrs, Samantha 13 yrs, Taylor 23 yrs, Angela 23 yrs) to be with us. We had both done our fair share of warm weather vacations prior to this so we had a good idea what we wanted.

Tango Mar for the most part is an adult get away and very much out of the way as some have stated in some reviews. We did not want an all inclusive resort that was meant to also take care of kids but a private get away that would aslo meet the needs of our kids.

Not an easy task..... Tango Mar did it!

From the very first email we found the Hilde and her staff very helpfull. We decided on the Presidential Villa as it had all the space we needed. Other than enough sleeping space we also had our own private pool, Kithchen and charcoal BBQ. We understood fully that the villa was a considerable distance up the hill from the beach and the main resort and this was not an issue at all.

We wanted our own private space with a pool to make our lives very easy with the kids.....no ....lets go to the beach.....or..... lets go the pool every 5 minutes. Instead we enjoyed hanging around the pool deck eating, drinking etc and not worrying what the kids would maybe doing. We did of course go to the very private and beautiful beach from time to time......it is very private beach none like we have ever seen before.

The resort has many activites than can be arranged and everyone we chose was handled very well and well worth the fee. With that said......we did choose to rent two small 4 x 4 so if the kids wanted to go and do something or my wife and I did we would be free to do so. Having a car was also very handy for going down to breakfast daily as well.....but really.....a little morning excercise never hurt anyone.

Oh......by the way......the breakfast is great and the lunch and dinner menu is top notch

Back to having a car........We would drive into Cobano about 20 minutes on paved roads for our groceries, liquor and charcoal.....mmmm....BBQ!. Montezuma is about another 20 minutes past Cobano on dirt roads and is a small surfer town.....some small shopes, bars etc....cool little place.....we went a couple times....surfing lessons!......zip lining!......drinks ...food ...the works

Last but not least.......WE GOT MARRIED ON THE BEACH!!!!!

The resort handled all the detials arranging for the legal services required for ceremony as well as the photogrpher and of course the girls hair / make up......lol....yes the groom is wirting this! Everything was perfect and the ceremony performed by Anna involving the kids was very special for us and them!!!

We stayed 12 nights in Tango Mar and 14 days total in Costa Rica

We did not consider a budget when arranging and or doing all the things we did........do not think what we did is a budget vacation as this is not the case.....It is not something we will be doing again any day soon with ALL the kids but is was worth every penny for our day in the sun.

As a happily married couple we will be visiting Tango Mar again in the not to distant future. The place is perfect for us and the staff is as friendly as any we have ever dealt with.

The wife.....lol.... may have written this a little different and or better than I have but.....hey ........she would have just said.

LOVED IT!!!!!

Rob and Claudia

Room Tip: Know what you want......do not assume anything.......I dont think a bad room is possible at Tango Ma...
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with family
    • 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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Thank Rob A
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northern california
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142 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2012

Loved the tango. Mar...perfect t in every way!food perfect people wonderful. Each great...all wonderful ..very tropical ..loved it

  • Stayed February 2012
    • 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 kirsten
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Antwerp, Belgium
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2012

As soon as you arrive you feel already the passion and charme of the owner Hilde and her staff. We stayed here for 4 days and we really enjoyed it!!! This beautiful resort is located next to a wonderfull and private beach. So when you wake up, the first thing you can hear and see is the ocean. What more do you wan´t?! Thanks for the lovely time in Tango Mar and we certainly will come back!

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled 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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1 Thank Veroniquedesmet
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Property: Tango Mar Beachfront Boutique Hotel & Villas
Address: Quizales Beach, Tambor 76773, Costa Rica
Region: 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
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