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  • Great Relaxing Getaway

    "I enjoyed my stay in Mango Tango immensely. The properties are located close to the beach, walking distance to anything you need but quiet, private, safe and well looked after. Everything I needed was provided. Loved the heated pool and the lovely garden which had ample space to be as public or as private as you wished. On a couple of rainy evenings the wide covered veranda still allowed me to get outside & enjoy the tropical breezes while remaining safely dry. It was a short walk to the beach (found some fabulous shells) and close enough to easily walk to the central pier with lots of restaurants/shopping close by as well. I did have a car but you could definitely get by without one in this location and I'd seriously consider it on my next visit. Max and Teresa were great hosts (there if you needed anything yet giving you your privacy when you didn't). Had a terrific relaxing week in this lovely spot. Thanks Max & Teresa."
    Guest: LSF Date of Stay: December 2014 Review Submitted: January 5, 2015
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  • Perfect beach vacation

    "This condo was big and clean. The best part is the location & view. We had family staying at the Palm pavilion & this was so close. You are also walking distance to pier 60 & the downtown shops. The balcony is so roomy. We enjoyed relaxing on the balcony when we weren't at the beach or pool. The pool was right down the stairs & was warm. The kitchen was fully stocked. My only complaint was the rug in the living room should be replaced as it sheds excessively & gets all over kids clothes, stuffed animals & the floor throughout. There is an elevator & a parking spot under the building. We did have to remove our topper to get under the building though. We loved Clearwater beach & would definitely stay here again."
    Guest: Tanya R. Date of Stay: April 2015 Review Submitted: May 3, 2015
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  • Great customer service in Paradise

    "My sister & I enjoyed the condo location on the beach, the balcony and the comfortable living spaces. Our host and hostess had just the right amount of personal amenities to make the condo feel like home. We were impressed with the cleanliness, the notebook filled with how to operate everything and the sample menus/notations on what was nearby.The fresh flowers on the dining table were very thoughtful. We would definitely like to come back to this condo."
    Guest: Happy Traveler Date of Stay: January 2015 Review Submitted: February 2, 2015
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  • Best Location!!!

    "LOVED the location. The beach was right out back! Loved hearing the waves come in. The pool, which was not busy at all, was right below our deck. Saw lots of birds and a dolphin sighting. The waves were very gentle for our grandchildren, ages 4 and 5. They loved being in the water and making sand castles on the beach. Neighbors were very friendly. Loved the beach for walking. All in all, had a wonderful week! Would recommend this to others. Will try and get back sometime. Brenda was wonderful to work with."
    Guest: Chris M. Date of Stay: March 2015 Review Submitted: March 24, 2015
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Florida Central West Travel Tips

Central West Florida’s beaches in this region have an awesome advantage over those on the east side of the state: their Gulf waters are typically calmer and warmer than those on than the Atlantic Ocean side. Here are the top attractions and sights in Central West Florida:

Tampa

Tampa is an excellent place to vacation for both families and couples alike. Here are some of the top things to do and see:

- Tampa is the perfect spot for any animal lover. Head to the small but impressive Lowry Park Zoo, see lions, tigers and other cats at the Big Cat Rescue and check out the endangered gentle giants of the sea at the Tampa Electric Manatee Viewing Center, which is free of charge. There’s also the gorgeous Florida Aquarium on the edge of downtown Tampa, which houses more than 20,000 animals and plants. Make sure to set aside at least three hours here to see it all!

- For adventure, take a trip to Busch Gardens, which combines Seaworld and other animal exhibits with safari-themed rides. It’s the ultimate family theme park, and many people opt to spend more than one day here. Just across the street from Busch Gardens is Adventure Island, which boasts 30 splendid acres of water rides and pools. Another must-visit if you have the time is Dinosaur World, which is just a 25-minute drive east to Plant City. Here, these prehistoric beasts come to life in a large park and play area, where kids can also take part in a fossil dig.

- Tampa also prides itself on its excellent museums, including the Museum of Science and Industry, housed in an other-worldly building, and the Tampa Museum of Art, which has some great kid-friendly exhibits.

- Adults will love the Henry B. Plant Museum, which is housed in the 1891 Tampa Bay hotel and tells a wonderful story of the Victorian era, with gorgeous antiques in an ornate building. There’s also the antique Tampa Theatre for movies, Lettuce Lake State Park, the Tampa Bay History Center and The David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts.

- Of course, the beaches here are top notch, but don’t miss the lovely Fort De Soto Park’s beach, with an interesting war-time history.

St. Petersburg/Clearwater

St. Petersburg is just southwest of Tampa on the bayside, while Clearwater lies straight west. This area offers award-winning beaches, excellent museums and other perfect amenities for your Florida vacation. Here are some of the best things to do and see in the St. Petersburg and Clearwater areas:

- It’s a rare occasion when St. Petersburg isn’t sunny, so head to some of Florida’s most amazing beaches. St. Pete Beach has been called one of the best in the country. Spend the day on its frosty white beaches, keep an eye out for dolphins and grab lunch at Frenchy’s or The Hurricane restaurants.

- Check out the collection of 50,000 tropical plants on a whopping 4 acres at the lovely Sunken Gardens in the heart of St. Petersburg.

- Take a stroll on The Pier, where you can shop for souvenirs and take a catamaran tour. It’s especially beautiful at night.

- If you can handle a day or morning away from the beach, explore the 245 acres of pure nature at the Boyd Hill Nature Preserve.

- Appreciate the work of a creative genius at the Salvador Dali Museum, which boasts the largest collection of his work outside of Europe. You’ll recognize his tell-tale Surrealist style right away.

- See Winter, the famous dolphin who lost her entire tail in a crab trap when she was only three months old. She learned to adapt and is currently a big celebrity at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium.

- Hang out on beautiful Clearwater Beach and take a stroll or picnic in Philippe Park in

Clearwater.

Sarasota

Sarasota is about a 45-minute drive south of St. Petersburg. It’s a wonderful place for a Gulf Coast beach trip. Here are the top things to do:

- Siesta Key Beach is known as one of the best in the country. The sand is powdery and glistening and the water is often a deep, gorgeous emerald. It’s perfect for families, as it’s one of the few beaches in the area that doesn’t allow smoking. Also, the gulf waters are warm and calm, so kids can play freely here, and you might even see some frolicking dolphins, adding to Siesta Key Beach’s picture-perfect ambience. If you dare, go parasailing with Siesta Key Parasail & Jetski for a thrilling ride and unmatched views from above.

- Immerse yourself in nature at the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, the Sarasota Jungle Gardens and the Mote Marine Laboratory.

- Appreciate the arts at the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, housed in an ornate structure, and the palm-shrouded, Mission-style Sarasota Opera House.

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