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Tango Mar Resort

Tango Mar Resort, Playa Tambor Area

At a Glance

    Pros

  • gorgeous setting
  • friendly
  • quiet
  • lots of activity options

    Cons

  • not the place for partyers
  • hard to get to
  • difficult to find space on weekends

Fodorite Reviews

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Tango Mar Resort Review

Colorful villas are scattered across 150 acres that include a small 9-hole golf course, exuberant gardens, tropical forests, and stunning Playa Quitzales, a beach lined with coconut palms and lush foliage. (This idyllic resort south of Tambor was featured on the TV series Temptation Island.) There is a large rock reef just offshore and an impressive waterfall on the beach a short hike away. Brightly colored villas with two to five bedrooms and ample porches overlook the beach. Smaller suites are housed in raised octagonal wooden bungalows with whirlpool tubs and ocean views. The standard rooms are in a three-story concrete building that is a stone's throw from the surf. Two restaurants serve Costa Rican and Continental cuisine. On-site activities include snorkeling, horseback riding, hiking through a private nature reserve, and golf (greens fee $20). They also offer a dozen tours to nearby attractions, as well as sportfishing excursions.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 3 km (2 miles) south of Tambor, Tambor, 60105
  • Phone: 2683–0001; 800/297–4420 in North America
  • Website:
  • Location: Playa Tambor Area

    Hotel Details

  • 18 rooms, 17 suites, 5 villas.
  • Rate includes breakfast.
Updated: 04-05-2013

Fodorite Reviews

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    Intimate, luscious and Wild

    I almost did not go to this hotel because of a poor review I read. But as my husband and I traveled around Costa Rica popping into hotels unannounced, we stumbled across it and we were tired so I said lets just go see. We drove down about a kilometer through a jungle forest and a golf course and stables, and arrived. I had wanted to find something on the beach, and boy was I delightfully surprised! We rented a room for only one night just to try the hotel out, and ended up staying three nights. This is uncustomary for me as I like to pop in and around. But this hotel was something else! Howler monkeys by the pool as you drink cocktails, very inexpensive horse back riding on the beach, lots of wild animals to see and enjoy. The beach was gorgeous and so close to the room you could hear the waves at night. Paths through the forest that lead you to exquisite secret locations, one a waterfall. The owner was delightful, I cant say enough about it! Montezuma is right down the road if you want a little party excitement. I only put 4 on service because we stayed at another hotel where they really did kiss your %$!...he he

    Pura Vida!

    by daphnek, 12/6/12
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    Tango Mar Resort Review

    I recently just stayed there for my 5 year anniversary 2 weeks ago. It was the worst vacation I have ever had. I will never recommend or suggest this place to anyone. I have never been so poorly treated by the staff or had a hotel staff care less about customer care. I will also be leaving comments about how bad m exsperiance was on any website that I can to prevent anyone else from having as horrible of an exsperiance I did. I have never paid so much to be treated so badly, given multiple unclean rooms. I can't believe you call a room filled with ants a tikki suite. My husband still has ants bites weeks later. The food was terrible with the same limited menu every night. The beach is completly unusable. The undertow is so strong u cant even go in the water any further than mid shin and even that is a struggle to get back to shore. The whole beach is litterd with wood and trash they don't even bother to clean. The tiki suites are located off the main road so every car,truck,dirt bike and person that walks by you can hear. The bugs are one the worst parts I had some in my suitcase when we returned home. They were everywhere in the room you couldn't get rid of them. The hotel is located down a very deserted road so you can't go anywhere but the hotel grounds. Please head my warming and find somewhere else to stay.

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