Special consideration given to parties of 5 or less.
First reaction when you step through the monkey carved door' of Tucan Tango is, Wow! what a view! And what a house!
Villa Tucan Tango is 'One of a Kind' with 'SERIOUS TREE TOP CANOPY VIEWS. Comfortable living to the max! A kitchen to die for and a large breakfast bar to gather at or maybe use your computers. Large screen T.V that is awesome! You can even sit in the pool a...nd watch football... ok wives maybe not football!!
Perfect for one couple or families.
The Villa is sitting next to 40 acres of the Tapir Biological Reserve so your spectacular view is Jungle Reserve, Mountains and Beach Coastline to Manuel Antonio Park. Best of all, this fabulous 180 degree or more view and is only 300 ft. up, which means no long treks driving up to the top of the mountain to get home! This easy drive gives you more time for kicking' back with a glass of wine, or a Margarita, to enjoy a lovely sunset & the “Awesome” infinity pool .
ZULAYS CASITA -SLEEPS 2 EXTRA GUESTS
VILLA TUCAN TANGO is our main house & ZULAY'S CASITA is an extra fully equipped suite that is a tropical jungle delight, that sleeps
Combining both house's can sleeps 10 guests.
ZULAY'S CASITA is never rented by it self, it is only used if the main Villa Tucan Tango needs it.
Please read our reviews. Our guests tell it all!
We have several ways to manage payments, so lets talk.
Ed and Nansie or a staff member will be there to help you with getting used to your surroundings. We are like your own private concierges. We can tell you where the best hidden places are to eat, or help you with tours, cooks, massages etc. Also we know the best Car Companies in the area. We work for you! Or you can explore yourself! All is good at Villa Tucan Tango.
Villa Tucan Tango - Luxury- Infinity Pool - Spectacular Views! Dominical, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
Additional Location Information
Villa Tucan Tango is the area of Dominical. Dominicalito beach is right below the Villa is just lovely.Great at low tide for wading and prefect for beginner surfing at high tide For serious waves travel 6 minute to the surf town of Dominical or go to "the point' right below us. .Getting around is a breeze.. No long trip up the mountain!
Situated in one of earths must ecologically diverse areas of the world *VillaTucan Tango's exclusive property is adjacent to the 'Tapir Biological Corridor Wildlife Preserve' and sits 300 feet above the ocean in the tropical jungle of Costa Rica's southern zone. *Walk to Dominicalito beach -watch fishing boats come in with their catch-get your dinner fresh *Surfing is Big in Dominical but there are plenty of calm beaches to choose from. *Cascading waterfalls, horseback riding on the beach, fishing, paragliding,and sunset cruises *Massages can be arranged here in the privacy of Villa Tucan Tango *Down the road 15 minutes is Marina Ballena National Park where you can swim or wade, boogy board, kayak through the caves *Whales and dolphins tours *Tours to Cano Island 'snorkeling capital of the Osa' *Manuel Antonio is 30 minutes away on a awesome 'New' road- Great day trip *Plus Corcovado Nat'l Park nearby * Great way to come to the Villa is take a Van from the Airport and have your car delivered to the Villa once your here. We can help you with Van and Car services. It's very reasonable and NO STRESS!
Location Type Beach, Ocean, Tropical
AvailableUnavailableLast updated: March 07, 2014◀▶
Extra Person's | $15 per day | PLEASE CONTACT THE OWNER FOR " DISCOUNTED PRICES"! Rates listed for Main Villa - up to 8 guests. (please ask us about 10 guests) If owner Ok's an additional person(s) in Villa: A $15 per person per night rate applies.* Casita (maximum 2 people): $50 per night.* Special Rate Consideration given to parties of 5 or less
Paper Towels Provided
Concierge Service [?]
Owner's Ed and Nansie will be your hosts while at the villa
Left on 01/24/2014 for a stay in January 2014 | gupom
Cette villa a dépassé nos attentes. Les photos ne permettent pas d'apprécier à sa juste valeur la qualité et le souci du détail dans la décoration de cette magnifique villa. Dès qu'on y entre, on est surpris de la splendeur de la vue sur la piscine, la canopée et la mer. Nous y avons passé, à deux couples, neufs superbes journées, à chaque jour enchantés par l'environnement. Ed et Nansie sont des hôtes prévenants, discrets et chaleureux. Les toucans, très présents dans les arbres autour de la maison , ajoutent au charme. La maison est par ailleurs très bien équipée.
Left on 12/18/2013 for a stay in December 2013 | chris
Awesome! Beautiful! Amazing! Thank you Ed and Nansie. We had an amazing time. Thank you for all the great advice and directions for off road things to see and do. Can't wait to come back. Ada (4) loved the pool and is sorry to say bye to the howler monkeys!
Thanks for the hospitality. We had the best time. Look forward to a return visit soon.
Left on 09/14/2013 for a stay in July 2013 | Burgos family
Thank you for opening your beautiful home to our family. Your have an amazing place. The view is quite fantastic. Villa Tucan Tango is the perfect place for a family holiday!
Nansie was vey helpful and guided us to the nice beaches, fun tours and the best shops. The little restaurant just down the hill sold fish caught the same morning, fantastic. We really enjoyed our stay at Villa Tucan Tango
Left on 08/18/2013 for a stay in October 2012 | Molly
I stayed here for a week and it was such a great experience. The house is beyond beautiful and super clean. The owners were a huge help in helping us set up excursions around town and dinner reservations. I would come back for sure. I loved the area and the tree tops. The pool was so fun, and the beds were huge!!!
Left on 08/12/2013 for a stay in June 2013 | Kelli
Date of stay July 17- 21 2013
Good Morning, Nansie. I just wanted to take a moment and thank you again for sharing your beautiful home with us during our stay in Costa Rica. We felt welcomed and comfortable from the moment we arrived! You have thought of everything a family could need and we just loved it!
I have to tell you that I only wish we could have stayed all 7 nights at Villa Tucan Tango. After leaving and spending the day at Manuel antonio we headed to the new home in Playa Hermosa. The directions we were given were so terrible and we struggled to even find the home. We finally arrived and a storm hit, which of course can not be helped, and we were without electricity for several hours. There was only one small lantern for our whole family to use and we were not at all familiar with the home yet. There were no matches to light the only candle that we found. It was quite unnerving! We never quite felt comfortable in the home. So without sounding like a complainer I just wanted you to know that you are doing a wonderful job at your home and we would stay there again without a moments hesitation!
Left on 04/08/2013 for a stay in February 2013 | Laurie and Frank
Nansie and Ed Thank U
The place is so fantastic. We enjoyed our stay so much!
You were both so helpful. Thank you to Zulay for our wonderful meals!
Zip lining: Safari Tours in Quepos
Fantastic Fabulous, Awesome group of guys, and they made us feel so safe. It was perfect.
White Water Rafting: Iguana Tours, Quepos awesome! Awesome!
Places to see: Go to Manuel antonio National Park Take the tour and swim at the best beach in Costa Rica
You were a great family and we would love to have you return to the Villa at any time.
Nansie & Ed
Left on 02/16/2013 for a stay in December 2012 | Nevia
"Thank you Nansie & Ed,
What a beautiful home you have created! Feels like home. We loved our time here and hope to come back.
It is so impressiove to have such amazing craftsmanship in such a remote location.
We love your art and creativity!!!"
Left on 01/13/2013 for a stay in January 2013 | Jacques
La villa Tucan Tango est un coin de paradis. Les photos le suggèrent, mais la réalité les dépasse largement. La vue sur la canopée et la mer est à couper le souffle. Absolument rien ne vient la troubler ou l'atténuer tant soit peu. À l'intérieur de la maison, on est frappé par la recherche de qualité et d'harmonie dans les matériaux de construction et par le soin accordé à la finition. Chaque pièce a un cachet original, choisi avec finesse dans une remarquable cohésion d'ensemble.
À vivre là quelques jours, la mémoire vous revient du fameux poème de Baudelaire, L'invitation au voyage, lorsqu'il écrit :
« Là, tout n'est qu'ordre et beauté
Luxe, calme et volupté. »
Jacques, Montréal, à la villa, du 31 décembre au 8 janvier 2013.
Left on 08/19/2012 for a stay in July 2012 | Cheryl H.
Dear Ed and Nansie,
Thank you! Thank you! Thank You for sharing your slice of Heaven with us! Our two weeks at Tucan Tango were incredible... A true "adventure" holiday that could not have occured so easily without your very "above and beyond" kind of help! We truly appreciated all your kindness! As well, as a home that pictures can not truly capture well enough. Villa Tucan Tango is the epitome of relaxation with endless views of coastline and jungle song. We leave with sweet memories to carry with us always... of your slice of heaven!
Cheryl, Damian, Noah, Caleb San Diego, Ca
Left on 08/10/2012 for a stay in July 2012 | Shelley
July 22, 2012
Dear Ed and Nansie,
We had an amazing time at Tucan Tango. I loved swimming in your infinity turquoise blue pool, and snuggling up on your cozy melon couch watching a good movie or reading a good book. I also really enjoyed going ziplining through the tropical green jungle,
white water rafting through the big rapids, and most of all horse back riding with my awesome horse named auria. Thank you
for letting us enjoy our stay at Tucan Tango.
Lots of love,
Sara (and Shelley and Murray)
P.S But I (Sara) did the writing myself! Age 9
Left on 08/09/2012 for a stay in July 2012 | Darrel and Joyce
Some time ago we decided we wanted to celebrate our 45th anniversary with our family in an idyllic setting-one which our grandchildren would always remember and may even tell their grandchildren about. We weren't sure that our ideal setting existed--one that would work well for two weeks-but we found it, or perhaps I should say "it" found us.
The home is large with private places. Its design is exquisite: a living room-opening onto a patio and an infinity pool-opening onto the rain forest canopy, which in turn leads down to the ocean-a 20 minute walk away.
Nature provides the show, from the distant lightening brightening the whole night sky and the tree canopy below-providing rainstorms, majestic red sunsets, cool sunny mornings surrounded by a butterfly garden, toucans chattering to each other in the trees and even the howler monkeys were claiming the territory as their own.
We never tired of things to do-from rafting, to zip lining, to horseback riding, to hiking to a nearby waterfall. The home itself is unbelievable--professionally accented with wood and art--truly a Shangri-la.
Thank you Ed and Nansie - your hard work and loving spirit have come to mean so much to us. We think our 45th anniversary celebration will live on for a couple of generations.
Ed & Nansie, Where do we begin...our trip has been incredible from start to finish... Your home is beautiful and your hospitality
over the top! Truly we feel as through we've made new friends. With your guidance (and insider information) not a day was wasted.
We loved Steve (surf instructor and masseuse) for the surf lessons followed by the best (and longest) massage's
The hidden beaches were true paradise...And the hike to the Chapman property, Diamiante Falls was an awesome experience,
not to be missed--with two waterfalls, breath-taking views, a very vertical hike (not for sissies) lunch in the caves and propelling off the falls...eight hours in all. Ask for Felipe as your guide!
Zulay's meal was incredible--a Costa Rican feast that we ate for days.
Having the two of you near was perhaps the best part, an amenity of sorts. Your helpful hints and knowledge
not to mention trouble shooting made our vacation for nine a vacation even for the parents.
There is no doubt that we will be back to Tucan Tango as there is still so much to explore in your beautiful
Many, many thanks,
Lee, Scott, Elizabeth David Ellen,Scotty, Mary and Bobby
Beaumont Texas, Atlanta Georgia, Ashville NC, Houston and Dallas Taxas
Thank you both for the opportunity to spend time in your piece of paradise. The home you have built is beautiful and welcoming. Your artistic touch both inside and outside make it unique and extra special. Add to that an amazing vacation experience we will never forget. Thank's again! God Bless you both.
Wow! My recent stay at Villa Tucan Tango was an absolute dream. The house was spotless and every room charming and beautiful. Nansie and Ed were fantastic hosts and gave us suggestions on restaurants, beaches, activities, shopping, etc. Dinner at Jolly Roger is a must! My favorite part of the house was the infinity pool. There is a swim up bar with "bar stools” in the water! Thank you Villa Tucan Tango for an amazing vacation...I can't wait to come back!
Left on 04/27/2012 for a stay in April 2012 | Suzanne
April 24 2012
all we can say is wow! You're home is fantastic. Every room is beautiful on its own. The open living space is fabulous! The kitchen is spacious.. the dining room area is lovely..the living room is great! It all views out to the jungle and ocean..what more could you ask for!!
The Pool---Ahhh Yes... I loved the pool!!! Morning Noon and Night!! With a swim up bar...really! Crazy cool! just hang out on the raft..now we're talkin' here..
The view from the bedroom was awesome! You can just lay in bed and listen to the surf crashing on the shore..The whole house is amazing and comfortable.
You are both wonderful hosts along with "Tongo" their adorable dog..even if you don't like dogs...you will fall in love with this guy... You both made it a wonderful 12 day vacation. There is so much to do here - we went horseback riding, eating, zip lining, eating, shopping, did I mention eating...yum & walks on the beach... and the wild life, it's all been great.
We even found a church to attend while we we're there called "Refuge...Ed & Nansie recommended it- really a great choice. Thank you!
Over-all one of my most favorite and memorable vacations by far.. We will be back!!
Thank you again for such a memorable time here in Costa Rica. Villa Tucan Tango is fantastic. I recommend this Villa to everyone!!
Left on 09/06/2011 for a stay in August 2011 | Doris & Todd
Wow! What an unforgettable experience
Each place we stayed in C.R was better then the last. So Villa Toucan Tango was the perfect final stop. Even with all the wonderful tours to experience we found it difficult to leave the house... it was an excursion of it's own. The architecture and decorating and attention to detail were 5 stars in any book. The pool had a awesome infinity edge, and the view truly was second to none. Thank you so much Ed & Nansie for the amazing experience in your incredible house.
We "Have" to come back!
Villa Tucan Tango...Gotta Experience It To Believe It!
Left on 08/25/2011 for a stay in July 2011 | Kim
Ed & Nansie...the most gracious & knowledgable hosts you could want traveling to a foreign country. From the 1st greeting on our arrival day to our sad goodbye they were there to answer questions, make suggestions & be sure we had everything we needed. (Thanks for the mini fan Nansie!)
what a house! Truly fabulous! Lots of room for 2 families with 4 adults & 4 teenage boys. The pool was refreshing & fun. First thing we did was jump in & enjoy the swim up bar. Plenty of bedrooms & baths. We also rented the "casita" close to the house so we had even more room. The decor was everything Costa Rica. Lots of bright colors, beautiful woods, paintings, stone work, & comfy beds. The landscaping was enchanting with lovely flowers & plants. The house is secluded enough in the jungle you don't see neighbors. Perfect!!
The location of Villa Tucan Tango is awesome. Just a short drive from Dominical village with easy access to restaurants & stores. Centrally located to tours we chose to do & beaches. Nansie set us up with Richard. He was fabulous helping us with transport from San Jose airport to Villa Tucan Tango & also in setting up rental 4x4's. He even arranged to have the vehicles dropped off & picked up at Villa Tucan Tango! Convenient!
The view! Although there are many things we loved about Villa Tucan Tango the view from the pool is the absolute best! From the infinity pool you look out over the jungle canopy & see the ocean in the distance. You can even see waves breaking on shore. The lush jungle canopy surrounds you, leaving you feeling peaceful and content. It's definitely a "sigh" moment.
One evening, Zulay, a maid for Villa Tucan Tango, prepared a delicious Costa Rican meal. From taking her shopping for the ingredients, enjoying mouthwatering smells as she cooked, to sitting down & eating it was a wonderful experience.
Even the geckos, assortment of bugs & jungle noises were all part of a lifetime memory at Villa Tucan Tango.
Left on 08/02/2011 for a stay in March 2011 | Always_Sunny
You've got a real gem here! Carved out of the hills between the surf towns of Dominical and Uvita is your beautiful slice of Heaven! We thank you so much for sharing your home and letting us live Pura Vida. It will be very hard to drive away from Tucan Tango and leave that gorgeous view that gave us amazing sunsets every day. The house is a work of art that I will never forget. The small details like the inlaid wood in the stairs & beautiful carvings on the doors make this Villa something out of a fairy tale. We couldn't have asked for a better place to escape from the city life of the U.S. The combination of laid back lifestyle, amazing local food and the lack of dense tourism make Dominical a place that I hope few discover so we can always return to this magical place we fell in love with.
The week was one for the books, blue sky days, one after the other and excursions that found us zipping through the rainforest, boating through mangroves and battling surf off the coast of Corcovado. We got pounded surfing at Playa Hermosa, and pounded by surf at Playa Dominicalito. We spent the final day with our eyes trained on the water, wondering if the Japanese Tsunami would make land fall. The vacation ended with our final sunset followed by dinner at Coconut Spice, a real diamond of Dominical.
As I lazily swing from the hammock, belly full, and spirit soaring, I penned this note to put the final cap on our journey! We return to Philadelphia tomorrow but we will leave something here forever, in this slice of Heaven called Tucan Tango.
Pura Vida to all, and to all a good night!
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We loved having you here at Villa Tucan Tango.
Remember: Relax, Re-Energize, Explore, Repeat
Special Place and unforgettable memories
Left on 06/08/2011 for a stay in May 2011 | Lillian Aceituno
Ed & Nansie,
Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us and letting us also experience how wonderful Costa Rica is...with howlong monkeys, singing Toucans, and chirping geckos.
Our family was completely at home and enjoyed all your recommendations and tips. We definitely plan on coming back after baby #2 has hatched.
Lillian, Erik, Alessandra and family
Left on 05/09/2011 for a stay in April 2011 | Susan mcquade
Sunsets from the infinity pool, outdoor showers, wine and pineapple on arrival, master suites overlooking the jungle and the sea, a swim up bar, wood carvings in the doors,fresh flowers, beauty and creativity everywhere you look... This is an amazing place in Costa Rica, not to be missed.
Left on 05/02/2011 for a stay in April 2011 | Geoff
Wow! Gorgeous, spacious house with jaw dropping views. The kids lived in the pool when we weren't out playing in the rain forest or at the beaches. We had a howler monkey wake up call every morning at 5 a.m., and toucans announcing dinner time each evening. Ed & Nansie were so helpful with reservations, finding attractions, etc. Top notch! Thanks so much! Read more
Thanks so much to choosing Villa Tucan Tango for your vacation. It was our pleasure to serve you. Hope to see you in the future.
Ed & Nansie
Most amazing place to stay
Left on 01/19/2011 for a stay in December 2010 | Suzanne
I absolutely loved your house. I felt so at home and comfortable. The house is amazing and the views are incredible. I really felt like I was in the middle of the jungle. The wildlife around was so fun and enjoying. Each room was decorated so great and the beds made me feel like royalty. All the details you put into the house really puts the house way above the rest that I've stayed at. My boyfriend and I can't wait to go back. I've been telling everyone I know about your house. Thank you so much for your hospitality and being a great outlet for information of what to do around the area. All the tours you recommended were so much fun and made for some really amazing adventures. Thank you, Thank you. Read more
Thank you so much for your time at Villa Tucan Tango.
Left on 06/30/2010 for a stay in March 2010 | Opalsoma
How does one describe perfection!? That is what I felt about the stay at Villa Toucan Tango. We got very lucky to have discovered this tropical paradise where everything was perfect and first class without any snootiness. We felt totally at home in this gorgeous hideaway above the treetops with glorious views of the Pacific coast and each sunset topped the one before- but the first one was exquisite. Watching the wildlife in the trees while sipping margaritas in the infinity pool, listening to music, eating tree-ripened papayas, mangoes, pineapples and more, in this totally romantic nirvana is my ideal vacation. The indoor/outdoor showers are most wonderful in the master suites and the furnishings at least as comfortable as at home. The fully furnished home with great room/kitchen made me want to stay forever.
Highly recommend this place for anyone - romantics or families with kids.
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