Fodor's Expert Review Tango Mar Resort

Playa Quizales, 3 km (2 miles) south of Tambor, Tambor, Puntarenas, 60105, Costa Rica Fodor's Choice

Set on stunning, palm-fringed Playa Quizales and backed by 15 acres of exuberant gardens and a 9-hole executive golf course, this comfortable, contemporary resort has a wide range of luxurious lodging options that appeal to families and couples of every age, including honeymooners. A large rock reef just offshore provides some protection for swimmers, but if you don't want to brave the waves there are three exquisitely designed swimming pools, one with a waterfall. Just a short hike away, there's an impressive natural waterfall, during rainy season, that drops right into the sea. Hammocks are strung between coconut trees and plenty of comfortable lounges dot the beachfront. Almost every room—from tropical villas high on a ridge to spacious standard rooms in a three-story building a stone’s throw from the beach—has endless ocean views and terraces to catch ocean breezes. Romantic, wooden tiki huts have in-room whirlpool tubs; and six new deluxe beachfront rooms are set apart for privacy. There are also chic villas with two to five bedrooms, all with ample private terraces overlooking the sand. Breakfast and dinner, a mix of sophisticated Costa Rican and Continental cuisines, using organic vegetables grown in the hotel's own garden, are served at the elegant main restaurant; lunch is at the attractive, open-air, poolside restaurant. On-site activities include rides along the beach on horses from the hotel’s own stables, golf ($20 greens fee), and tennis on two courts. There's a new beachfront yoga deck, and a spa and hair salon provide serious pampering opportunities. The hotel has earned three leaves for its sustainability efforts.


  • gorgeous setting
  • friendly service and attention to detail
  • lots of activity options


  • quiet evenings
  • large groups on occasion
  • stairs to climb to villas and some rooms


Romantic, Views, Family
On the beach
Casual Chic


Phones: -2683–0001 | 800-297–4420-in North America


18 rooms, 6 deluxe beachfront rooms, 17 suites, 2 villas
Rate Includes: Free breakfast

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