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200 Meters To Beaches In Gated Community

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

3 bedroom 2 bath with Swimming Pool

Welcome to Playa Negra Vacation Rentals, Jarrod and Meaghan, where we do our best to ensure a wonderful stay in Playa Negra.



*Please see notes for proper rates!

1-4 Adults $175

5-8 Adults $250

*$300 Refundable Damage Deposit


Just 200 meters walk to the snorkeling beach and 8-10 minutes walk to more beautiful PACIFIC BEACHES; relax in Mango Tango's unique riverfront retreat. From the main tree-top level gaze at animals enjoying the pristine riverfront. Enjoy Costa Rican coffee on the romantic master bedroom balcony over-looking the river; you will likely be joined by a monkey, parakeets, Iguana, red-tailed squirrels and Mapaches also enjoying breakfast. Dine, read or enjoy yoga on the outdoor covered patio surrounded by gardens. Walk a short distance in our gated community to Playa Negra, Sandy Beach, Playa Blanca and more for surfing, beach combing, dining, sunset drinks, and rejuvenating ocean views.

WHY IS PLAYA NEGRA AWESOME? You're probably looking at multiple locations in Costa Rica. If a selection of uncrowded beaches, wild-life, a laid-back 'time does not matter' atmosphere, no high rise buildings, no franchises, multiple surfing breaks and tranquility are on your vacation agenda; Playa Negra beach town is your place to kick back and smell the sea! In Playa Negra you can capture the way Costa Rica used to be! If you need a dose of a touristy town, its only half an hour drive to Tamarindo for shopping, Subway, our favorite huge US style grocery store the 'AutoMercado' and shop after shop of souvenirs. You can also go 40 minutes inland to visit Santa Cruz for a taste of an authentic Costa Rica mini city.

HOME INTERIOR LAYOUT: Currently geing renovated to a 4 bedroom 3 bath. New pics coming soon.

OUTSIDE enjoy the beautiful private POOL under the Guanacaste tree with Caribbean blue glass tile and granite (approximately 4' deep, with two 1.5 meter long in-pool benches + a tanning ledge for 2+ persons). There is also a travertine outdoor shower in our gated yard with private parking. The LAUNDRY room offers a surfboard rack, pool floats, new washer, dryer, a WeberQ BBQ and cooler for grocery trips.


HELP IS JUST AN EMAIL OR PHONE CALL: Our home is lovingly cared for and managed by Playa Negra Vacation Rentals who live within the community, the gardens and pool are cared for twice weekly during guest stays. You We are a phone call or email away to answer home questions or help with directions, or an trusted employee if we're away.

BEACHES: Through the gated ocean-front community, stroll 4 minutes on palm and hibiscus lined paths to a small secluded beach with snorkeling and 8-10 minutes walk to Playa Negra Reef Break, Sandy White Swimming Beach and Open-Air Restaurant and bar. It is a short 10 Minute Drive to Playa Avellanas North (White Sand, Reef/ Sand Surfing, Restaurant), and 15 minutes drive to Playa Junquillal South (Black Sand, Beach Break surfing, Great for Kids) or lots of other great beaches we'll share about too!

ACTIVITIES: Playa Negra is a perfect casual beach town to relax or to explore Guanacaste through day trips. Casa Mango Tango is just 18 minutes to Zip-Line, ATV and horse-back tours, 20 Minutes to Hacienda Pinella Beach Club and Spa, 35 minutes to Tamarindo for shopping, 1.15 hr to Costa Rica's Diria National Park and Waterfall, 1.15 hr to Playa Flamingo & Playa Conchal and Portero, 1 hr to Guatil Pottery, 2 hrs to Africa Mia and just under 3 hours to Rincon De La Viejo or Guachipelin (canopy tour, river tubing, waterfalls, horse back rides & hot spring mud baths).

LOCAL DINING: Playa Negra has 8+ great restaurants in town, including Peruvian fusion at Cafe Playa Negra, Beach-front seafood on the wood grill at Hotel Playa Negra, amazing sandwiches and baked goods at Cafe La Ventana, Excellent fish tacos at Jalapenos, tropical dishes at Pura Vida Pizzeria, yummy traditional fare at Bar Latina, even an amazing 5 star chef with a large wine cellar at Villa Deevena.

IN TOWN ACTIVITIES: In Los Pargos, a 3-4 minute drive from Mango Tango enjoy: yoga classes, SUP paddle-board lessons & bike tours (Los Pargos Adventures), Surfboard and Snorkel Rentals, 2 surf shops, ding repair, 2 tiny art galleries (check out Coopwood's amazing surf art at Cafe La Ventana!), custom swimwear and dresses at 2 location, and a small natural day spa offering pedicures and manicures.

More Details

Property Manager
Jarrod Guidry and Meaghan Foley
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018

About Jarrod Guidry and Meaghan Foley

Casa Mango Tango, SOLD, which is great news!

Now you get the same house with additional services!

We are happy to introduce ourselves as the new property managers and vacation rental agents of Casa Mango Tango, we are Jarrod and Meaghan with Playa Negra Vacation Rentals. We take care of over ten vacation rental properties in and around Rancho Playa Negra where Casa Mango Tango is located. We're excited to be taking over the property management and vacation rentals and services for this amazing property for the new owners of Casa Mango Tango, Jacob and Stephanie Forbes.

Casa Mango Tango is a great addition to our rental inventory.

Our services are top notch please read our reviews! Our exceptional service includes booking day tours and excursions in and around Playa Negra, airport shuttles, assisting with rental car service, local activities such as in house massages, cooks, grocery shopping, private yoga classes and many other services. Just let us know what you need and we will gladly try to help you out.

Looking forward to meeting you!

Jarrod Guidry and Meaghan Foley purchased this house in 2013

Guestbook comments from the manager

Our family of three loved our stay here. With so many choices we had a hard time deciding which property to book. Shortly after reserving Mango Tango I knew we picked the right one. The owners Sunshine and Cody go out of their way to make sure your stay is perfect. Sunshine sent us a ton of information on the area, her attention to detail is amazing. Cody actually took the time to draw us a map to a local park. The house itself is beautiful. When looking for a property were going back and forth about an ocean view. While this rental doesn't have one, it makes up for it with its privacy and lush landscape. It is also within close proximity to many beaches. You can hear the waves while sitting in the pool. Mango Tango is just as nice on the inside. The house has everything you could possibly need. Everything was well maintained and the furnishings were extremely nice. Sunshine is a very talented artist and interior decorator. I can't say anything negative about Mango Tango. The owners made our trip even better than I could have imagined.
Feb 2013
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Los Pargos House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Upstairs Glass Spa rain shower, Granite and vessel sink
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Downstairs Glass Spa rain shower, granite and vessel sink
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , French Doors, Balcony, pillow top mattress & memory foam
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Twin over Qn, French Doors,Sm balcony, pillowtop + memory fm
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Canopy Bed, Sliding doors to patio, pillowtop + memory foam
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting


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(8 traveler reviews)

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200 Meters To Beaches In Gated Community
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews

Awesome awesome awesome

  • 5 of 5

So much good stuff, I don't even know where to start.

I spent a week at Casa Mango Tango with my wife and our two daughters (ages 8 and 10). The place was perfect for us. Sweet little house with a perfect little pool for cooling off.

The first morning we woke up to a couple of howler monkeys climbing through the trees just outside our balcony. Very cool. The girls had never seen anything like that in the wild before. There are also iguanas and ctenosaurs (bigger, grayish iguana-like lizards) that visit the ground-floor porch when you're eating looking for handouts. We fed them pieces of apple. (Just don't try to hand-feed them. I made that mistake and got bitten. Can't blame the lizard for that.) Tons of cool birds around the house too.

Jarrod and Meaghan were awesome. Very approachable and happy to help us whenever we needed it. They helped us arrange ziplining and horseback riding. They also hooked us up with Adobe Car Rental, which I would recommend. Got a good 4x4 from them. Used it for trips to the stores/restaurants in "town", Hotel Playa Negra and nearby Playa Avellanas.

The nearby snorkeling tide pool was super cool too. Perfect for young ones.

Bottom line: We can't wait to go back. (Hopefully for longer next time!)

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect relaxing getaway

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I spent a week at Casa Mango Tango in Jan 2016 to celebrate his birthday. It was exactly what we were looking for - far from the maddening crowds, close to the beach but a private haven at the end of the cul-de-sac, a wonderfully appointed house, our own pool for laps or just reading a book in the shallow end, and lots of daily entertainment watching the local wildlife. Yes, in addition to the iguanas and monkeys (we were disappointed to only hear them!), and birds and racoon, we did see a small crocodile on the far banks of the river behind the house!! We did take a few day trips during our week away, but what we loved best was our morning walks along the nearby beach, reading by the pool, and checking out the local restaurants nearby - sunset at Lola's in Avellanas beach and dinner at Villa Daveena are not to be missed! And Jen at the local Cafe La Ventana brought an excellent catered birthday meal to the house for our first night there - it was hard to top! Stephanie, the owner, was easy and accommodating to work with, and Jarrod and Meaghan were the perfect Playa Negra manager/hosts - they were full of great local info, accessible for any of our needs, and just great people! We are already trying to figure out when we can return.

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A memorable vacation for our family

  • 5 of 5

Our visit to Mango Tango was extraordinary. On a scale of one to ten, with ten being the highest rating, our family would rate our trip to Playa Negra as a ten in each of the categories of service, accomodations, location and overall experience. Mango Tango was perfect. We are so grateful for the thoughtful and helpful assistance provided to us by Jarrod and Mariah. Thank you for the opportunity to stay at Mango Tango. We look forward to our next visit.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2015
  • Stayed: March 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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mango tango days

  • 5 of 5

we have been coming to Costa Rica for 4 years in a row now. Twice we have stayed in one of Playa Negra rental homes.both times it was a very good experience. we love the Playa Negra area,mango tango is a 200 hundred meters walk to the ocean.there is a water source just behind the house that attracts wildlife,we did have a big pet iguana come and visit us daily by the pool .house was set up very nice. Jarrod and Meaghan were very helpful when we had question on what to do . we will be back soon. thanks for letting us stay in your home. mike and peggy

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2015
  • Stayed: March 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Dream come true!!!

  • 5 of 5

Really I felt in love with that house. Everything was so perfect! I am so sorry if I took so much time to write the review... Quite busy I am!!!! Here a day in my life at that time...

5:45 I waked up, open all the windows and make myself a capuccino.

The house is surrounded by trees so I didn't use the air con on day time.

6:30 I walked to the beach (so near, you can hear the waves!) and after a long walk on the beach I came back to MY, MY house ( ok...ok...I just rented for 10 days..).

7:30 Breakfast on the balcony

7:30 to 15:00: Either to the local grocery store (on foot) or work (yep...have to pay the bills...) from the dining table with all the windows open with the sound of the monkey crossing from tree to tree.

15:00:Time for a glass of wine in the swimming pool.

17:00: A massage therapist is available and trust me: your back pain will go away!

18:30 Light dinner with another glass of wine.... A necessity!!!

20:00: Time to go to bed, another hard day tomorrow is coming!!!...

Oups.. I forgot to tell you that sometime I had some visit... someone came for the garbages or to clean the pool on regular basis.

House was clean, everything was functional at the time. For a small fee, you can have someone to come and have the place clean on regular basic (every two day for me, I am in vacation after all!!!)

The owner was kind and the manager (Jarrod) was not only helpful but kind, respectful of your needs, and available.

Internet is working fine (important!!!)

The house on the first floor is very private since it has it's own bathroom. Two family could stay there with their privacy insured.

It's at the end of a road near a small river, so it's really, really quiet, private and I felt safe (woman travelling alone) because I was in a gated community.

Conclusion: I am very hard on places that don't deserve it but that house is a must to see and for your vacations and the photos are authentic WYSIWYG!!!

Hope your vacation will be has great has mine were!!!

To the owner:Please call me if you ever want to sell!!!!

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2014
  • Stayed: December 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Calm, nature and great house

  • 5 of 5

The presence of the wild forest and of a small river in the backyard of the villa, has permit us to see alot of beautiful birds, iguanas, howling monkeys, squirrels, etc. We have appreciated the pool who was cleaned, a must due to the heat, The kitchen was well equiped, the living-room and dining room very confortables. It takes a car to live there because it is a remote place. Great beaches near by.

Jarrod and Meaghan , the manager, were always there to helpfull us.

Henriette, Jean-Claude, Jacinthe et Marc, Québec, Canada

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2014
  • Stayed: January 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Liberia (LIR) 1.5 hours from house
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Hacienda Pinillia
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Many great Restaurants
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Playa Negra, Playa Avellanas, Playa Junquillal
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $300

Additional Fees and Taxes:
*1-2 Guests $164 Night
*3-4 Guests is $184 Night
*5-6 Guests is $200 Night
*Guest = age 2+ for counting # of Guests

*$300 Refundable Damage Deposit

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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