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Las Mareas Soundbites: Part 4, Pangas Beach Club

Monday, April 8th, 2013

Pangas Beach Club:

 

Beautiful Pangas Beach Club

Pangas is the beach club for Las Mareas. Typically and historically, beach clubs are offered exclusively to real estate owners and there’s an accompanying fee for that exclusivity. In an effort to keep the cost of ownership at a minimum, Las Mareas created an alternate plan. The plan is to open the beach club to the public and make it a very successful, standalone location. Then, we give the owners of our villas specials rights and privileges at that beach club. Most importantly we treat the owners as a sort of business partner with the beach club. When an owner rents his property with us, the clients run a tab at Pangas much like a hotel and the villa owners get 10% of sales placed in their bank for use at Pangas when they are in town. Other benefits include board storage at the beach, a tab in the villa owners name and exclusive villa delivery and catering options.

 

Don’t forget to visit Pangas’ Facebook page for regular updates about live music, menu specials and other events. 

 

Some examples of recent happenings at Pangas include:

  • A special Easter brunch with Easter egg hunt and egg decorating for the kids
  • Sunday Funday – All-you-can-eat Sunday buffets with live music, activities and fun for the whole family
  • Jazz Wednesdays – Wednesday night live jazz music by the Tres Amigos
  • And much, much more!

Easter egg painting at Pangas Beach Club!

Pangas’ own website is currently under construction and we will reveal the new, re-vamped version of www.lasmareas.com/pangas-beach-club (which will also be accessible at www.pangasbeachclub.com), in the next few months! Stay tuned.

 

 

What People Are Saying About Pangas Beach Club…

Saturday, March 23rd, 2013

What people are saying about Pangas Beach Club:

 

Check out some of our recent reviews & testimonials from TripAdvisor and Facebook!

 

March 12, 2013 by PuraVida212 from New York: “Taking it to Another LevelAre you kidding me? This place is awesome! The owners have done a great job of keeping man made in balance with nature. From the minute you walk into the open architecture of restaurant and the fresh display to sitting at hard wood tables under a huge 200 year old tree while having dinner, you will be mesmerized. If you can go for dinner during a full moon. So now on to the food, everything is good. The standouts Peruvian Ceviche and the smoked fish tasting for appetizers and Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Whole Seabass and the Lava rock steaks (I would go with the Ribeye) for dinner. The dark rum mojitos are very good. GREAT JOB! Jean-Luc… The service was good and is easy on the eyes GREAT JOB Elizabeth! My wife and I look forward to many more dinners at Pangas on our next trip to Tamarindo. PURA VIDA.” 5 Stars.

 

 

March 5, 2013 by SeanRafter from Maine: “Wow This Place is Great! - The entry is breath taking, and the service superb. The food is exquisite, and view is like Tamarindo of old, nothing but nature in sight. A real respite from the hub bub of downtown, just outside.” 5 Stars.

 

 

March 2, 2013 by Jo-Anne & Daryl from Ontario: “Repeat Offenders - We discovered this wonderful place while on our way to book a tour of the estuary for the next day. We visited a total of three times after that for snacks, lunch and supper. Everything was good but the Mahi Mahi and Tuna were perfection. Excellent fruit drinks, comfy chairs, an amazing location right where the ocean meets the estuary and you have paradise. The Barkeep, chefs and staff were all very friendly and made us feel welcome. A special thanks to Lena who took such good care of us when we were there.” 5 Stars.

 

 

February 27, 2013 by LaLee1149 from South Carolina: “Excellent Food – Very Fresh! - We had a wonderful dinner the first night we were in Tamarindo and returned 3 more times!!! The Sea Bass was fantastic as was the Yucca root side dish and vegetables!! The Mahi Mahi I had another night was equally as wonderful – very fresh and cooked perfectly!! The fish tacos we had for lunch were outstanding as was the side salad. The atmosphere is amazing – a beautiful view of the water and the giant ficus trees are lovely! There is a very nice amount of space between the tables so you have a very private and pleasant dining experience. The service was very attentive! Do not let any negative reviews keep you from visiting this very wonderful restaurant!!” 5 Stars.

 

 

February 21, 2013 by Carole M. from California: “BEST of Everything in Tamarindo - We spent 5 weeks in Tamarindo in 2013 and 4 weeks in 2012. We ate at many restaurants. The service, friendly staff, and the food were outstanding, a cut above anything else in Tamarindo. It will be the first place we go to next year.” 5 Stars.

 

 

Thank you to everyone who has helped make Pangas such a huge success so far! We are so   grateful for your support and patronage.

 

Please click here to visit our page on TripAdvisor and post a review of your own! 

 

Also, check out our Facebook page for daily specials, fish market news, entertainment   schedules and photos. 

 

Welcome to Las Mareas

Wednesday, October 17th, 2012

Welcome to the official website of Las Mareas de Tamarindo!

It’s been years of prepping, planning and preparing every element of Tamarindo’s latest real estate project Las Mareas. From the efficiency measures placed in our villas’ design features to the farm fresh source of each local ingredient on the menu at Pangas Beach Club, all of the elements of this project have been hand selected to finally present to the public through the launch of our new website.

 

 

In 2005, a group of like-minded friends and business partners from across the globe got to talking. Each member involved had one critical factor in common – all had chosen to call Tamarindo home, be it a full or part time residence. They shared a love of Costa Rica’s rich natural beauty, diverse ecosystems, awesome surf and the all around laidback lifestyle of this country and Tamarindo in particular. But, as the group watched development soar in this Guanacaste beach town over the years, they noticed something was missing. As the town grew outward and through high-rise condos, quite literally upwards, it seemed a project that preserved and fostered the lifestyle that attracted so many to Tamarindo in the first place was absent from the town’s growing façade. Out of a common realization and shared vision, the concept for Las Mareas de Tamarindo was born.

 

In hindsight, the economic recession turned out to be somewhat of a blessing for this real estate project as it allowed the group to rework their business plan with the post-recession consumer in mind.

 

“The recession gave us time to abandon our original business plan that had been created when we had a very different market on our hands,” said Bruce McKillican, the project manager at Las Mareas. “It let us sit down and really study what would make a successful, sustainable project for the future in a market where very few people are actually building and selling properties.”

 

The goal and mission remained the same, but the way in which it would be accomplished adjusted to the post-crisis environment. In a risky economy, what was important to homeowners considering owning property in a place like Costa Rica? How could Las Mareas not only appeal to buyers because of its location and tropical beauty, but also – how could it appeal to buyers as a long term investment in a post-market economic climate? The answer was clear: low cost of ownership and competitive advantages in the rental market to position Las Mareas with the potential for true and measurable ways to realize appreciation in your long term investment.

 

“Our business model gives special attention to efficiency in our units and the rentability of those units,” McKillican said. “We’re offering a product in a market that’s looking for high quality and purchasing at an affordable price point.”

 

In addition to unique attention placed on efficiency and low cost of ownership, Las Mareas is poised to be the only project of its kind in the Tamarindo and greater Guanacaste market today. With unparalleled ocean views of Playa Grande and Las Baulas National Marine Park, exclusive access to Pangas Beach Club, the security and privacy of a gated community, Las Mareas de Tamarindo is unlike anything in the area.

 

But, you don’t have to take our word for it. We invite you to come stop by our sales office at El Tesoro and check out the progress on the group. Come up and see the ocean views for yourself and then treat yourself to a cold drink at our beach club – we guarantee you won’t be disappointed. Thank you for visiting our site and we hope you’ll check back soon to stay up-to-date with our project as the dream becomes a reality!

Article: Pangas Beach Club to Open this Month

Wednesday, October 17th, 2012

Flamingo Chef to bring Fresh Seafood, Laidback Luxury to Tamarindo

Article from the November 2012 Issue of the Howler Magazine

TAMARINDO – This November, Flamingo-based restaurateur Jean-Luc Taulere and manager Elizabeth Cole are bringing a fresh take on Costa Rican cuisine to Tamarindo’s northern shore.

    What’s in a Name? A small local fishing boat, also known as a “panga”

Taulere, an eighth-generation chef with roots in Le Perthus, a small town on the border of Spain in the south of France, is quick to clarify the concept behind the menu at Pangas Restaurant and Beach Club, set to open mid-month past the Best Western and across from El Tesoro on the hill.

 

“We’re not a Costa Rican restaurant in the typical sense,” he explains. “A French chef told me long ago when you have really great ingredients, the number one job of the chef is to not screw them up. The flavors are good from the earth and it’s important not to try to change themBouncy Castle Mini Jungle ouverte, but instead we want to take what’s naturally good and enhance those flavors – that’s always been my concept in the kitchen.”

 

By highlighting what’s naturally good from Costa Rica – fresh seafood, exotic fruits and local spices – Pangas will make a welcome addition to the Tamarindo dining scene. Playing up local ingredients in the kitchen through a mix of cooking methods from across the globe works well for Taulere – a fact evident in the success of his Flamingo-based restaurants Mar y Sol and Coco Loco. But this high season, the focus will be on showing the Tamarindo community just what makes Taulere’s approach to Costa Rican beachfront dining so popular in the Guanacaste region.

 

Earlier this spring, Taulere jumped on board with Pangas when approached by Bruce McKillican, project manager of Tamarindo’s newest real estate project Las Mareas de Tamarindo at El Tesoro – a residential community that will feature 3-bedroom ocean view villas and down the line, a beachfront boutique hotel on several lots within the El Tesoro gated community.

 

 

An extension of Las Mareas, Pangas Beach Club is the first element of the highly anticipated real estate project to open its doors to the public after years of planning. McKillican explained the unique relationship between the Las Mareas residences on the hill and Pangas on the beach.

 

“Pangas is absolutely the aspect of Las Mareas that all the owners and developers at Las Mareas are most excited about,” he said. “The members of our group have chosen to live in Tamarindo because we love the lifestyle – Pangas is an expression of that. We wanted a place to promote this way of life – a great place with great food and great people to spend the day surfing and hanging out with family and friends.”

 

The first residence at Las Mareas will be unveiled in December and the first six units are expected to be complete in March 2013. But even once the residential side of the project is complete, Pangas will continue to play an important role in the Las Mareas lifestyle as well as serving as the public beachfront anchor to the Tamarindo community.

 

“I think the number one thing that is going to set Pangas apart is the location and the concept, which is automatically established in the name,” Taulere said referring to the name “Pangas,” which refers to small fishing boats like the ones in the Tamarindo Estuary. “That tells you how fresh we’re going to be – we’ll get our fish right off the panga boats; we’ll have the fishermen coming up to drop off their catch while people are eating in the restaurant.”

 

Seafood is the staple at Pangas and an in-house fish market will be serving up freshly caught fillets and a variety of premade dishes such as ready-to-eat shrimp cocktail, Peruvian-style ceviche, calamari salad and lump crab cakes.

 

 

At the Pangas fish market guests can pick up the catch of the day to take home for dinner or grab a prepped seafood appetizer for entertaining. For restaurant goers, Pangas will be serving up breakfast, lunch and dinner overlooking the Tamarindo Estuary with a menu that’s casually elegant marked by simple sophistication at an affordable price point.

 

 

 

 

 

“We’re trying to create the best possible quality of service, the best cuisine, wine and beer in an atmosphere that’s easygoing and at a price that’s reasonable. I think that’s a big part of the formula,” Taulere said. “We have a beautiful design with quality features, but it’s not an expensive place – it’s going to be very approachable and very reasonable.”

 

With high season coming up, Taulere will be busy rotating between Pangas and his two Flamingo restaurants, but with Cole at the helm of management, the team hopes to cook up a recipe for succulent success at Pangas on the beach. For more information call 2653-0024.