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Tulemar Bungalows & Villas
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ashland, MA
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3 reviews
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“Amazing service and beach”
Reviewed 28 December 2012

When we arrived there were cold mango drinks waiting for us. Our guide Chris was there to greet us and show us to our room. We loved our room including the fresh flowers that adorned our table. The views from our room were breathtaking and the private beach was an added bonus. There were monkeys everywhere, pools, and restaurants minutes from your room, truly an amazing place.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with family
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TulemarDave, General Manager at Tulemar Bungalows & Villas, responded to this review, 29 December 2012
Hi Sonja.....so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay in Tulemar.....in one of our Tulemar Bungalows.......yes....the ocean views from the Bungalows are amazing......and all the little extras that Chris, your personal concierge, provides.....from the treats.....to the flowers......to the advice on tours and activities.....make it very special.....thanks for staying with us......and we hope to see you again!

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Reviewed 27 December 2012

We had the most amazing stay at Tulemar. We specifically stayed in the Casa De Frutas Villa which was spectacular! The location was perfect; easy access to the various pools, private beach, and walking distance to other restaurants and shops in Manuel Antonio.

The complimentary shuttle service served us very well getting back and forth to the beach as well as around the complex.

There is wildlife and natural beauty everywhere!! It is truly the most beautiful place.

The staff was absolutely amazing. Helpful, knowledgeable, and would go out of their way to make our stay more comfortable, relaxing, and fun. Mauricio, Fabian, Eduardo, Jose, Christian, Mayella, and Sandra made our trip fabulous.

This was an incredible place to stay. I highly recommend staying here!!!!

  • Stayed December 2012
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TulemarDave, General Manager at Tulemar Bungalows & Villas, responded to this review, 28 December 2012
HI Dmlurie.......we loved having you and your family with us at Casa de Frutas.....one of our premier, private villas in Tulemar......the location and the amazing ocean views really do make it special......combined with the wonderful staff and all of the amenities of Tulemar.......our beach, the hiking trails, the wildlife, the resort shuttle......make Casa de Frutas one of our most popular villas.....thanks for staying with us and we hope to have you back again!

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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Reviewed 27 December 2012

This is my third time in Costa Rica and the Tulemar is by far the best hotel we've stayed in! The setting can't be beat. This property is not for someone who doesn't like to walk up and down steep hills all day. We love the exericse we get just walking to and from the beach or pool, but not everyone woudl ; - ) Beautiful private beach, lovely service, jr suite 204 has a great view, and is very comfy for 2. jr suite 203 is good too, and has a day bed and trundle, for a child. Can't say enough wonderful things about staying here.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with family
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Thank Cardine09
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TulemarDave, General Manager at Tulemar Bungalows & Villas, responded to this review, 28 December 2012
Hi Cardine.....thanks for the great comments on your stay in one of our Jr Suites......we're so pleased that you enjoyed yourselves and posted the review......the JR Suites are great for a couple......and some do have an extra bed for a small child.....I also enjoy the exercise, walking down to the beach and back.....but we also have a free shuttle......just in case you'd rather have a ride......we hope to have you back with us again!

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 27 December 2012

My wife, six year old son and I spent the Christmas holidays at Tulemar and we all agree that it was one of the best family vacations we have ever had. Tulemar is one of the few places where the reality lives up to the marketing and the brochure photos. The bungalow we stayed in was exactly what we hoped for and we had some of our best meals at the beach side restaurant. The best part of the stay though was the staff at Tulemar and their top notch service and hospitality. We had the very good fortune of having our stay planned for us by Chris, the concierge, who strived everyday to make our stay an enjoyable one, even taking us to the grocery store on the evening we arrived so that we could stock up our fridge. We would highly recommend Tulemar as a family destination

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with family
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TulemarDave, General Manager at Tulemar Bungalows & Villas, responded to this review, 27 December 2012
Hi JHC.....we loved having you with us....so glad you enjoyed your stay in the Tulemar Bungalow......and thanks for your kind words about Chris......one of our very popular concierges......he really does want to make your stay special and easy......thanks too for your comments on our beach bar and grill.......their fish sandwiches and cheeseburgers are the best......again.....thanks for booking with us and we hope you'll be back soon!

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North Potomac
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Reviewed 25 December 2012

Casa de Frutas was absolutely perfect. The house Is gorgeous and there is nothing you could possibly need that has not already been thought of and provided for. Mauricio is a wonderful host and the rest of the staff could not be nicer. A first-class week in every respect.

  • Stayed December 2012
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TulemarDave, Owner at Tulemar Bungalows & Villas, responded to this review, 27 December 2012
Thanks for the comments on your stay in Casa de Frutas.....one of our premier private villas in Tulemar.......the design, decor, luxury, amazing ocean views, personal concierge service by Mauricio and all of the amenities of Tulemar make this villa a favorite......(check out our web site to see which Academy Award winning actress recently stay here!).......for 2-8 guests......this is the perfect choice......thanks for staying with us and we'd love to see you again!

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Naples, Florida
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Reviewed 25 December 2012

The best views, beach, staff. We saw the monkeys, humming birds, and a sloth. Lunch on the beach was fantastic, not a great selection but good and the best location.

Thank you so much was there for 3 days around October 31.

I will go back

Thank you very much

Frank

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled on business
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Thank humyai
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TulemarDave, General Manager at Tulemar Bungalows & Villas, responded to this review, 26 December 2012
Thanks for the great review on your stay in one of our Tulemar Bungalows......so glad you enjoyed yourself.....you are right.....lots of wildlife in Tulemar.......and thanks for mentioning our Beach Bar and Grill.....I love it too....nothing like sitting under the palms.....feet in the sand.......with a great fish sandwich or burger and a cold drink......in October (the slower season), we do have our "lite" menu....but we have the full menu back now......I'll pass your comments on to Chef Paul and Lou (our server).....they are the best!

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Fairhope, AL
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Reviewed 24 December 2012

We picked Tulemar based on the reviews in tripadvisor and we were not disappointed. We stayed in the Buena Vista Casas (numbered in the 400s) with two bedrooms downstairs and living/kitchen upstairs. When at the Casa, we spent most of our time on the large porch. The view was very good but some Casas in this group may have better views (411 and 412?)The casa in front of us partially blocked our view of the ocean but we had a great view of the trees across a close-by ravine where we saw lots of birds and monkeys.
We made all our arrangements for tours through Julien before arriving and everything was as promised (time, price etc.) and we enjoyed all of the them - guided tour of Manuel Antonio, Rafiki rafting, Buggy jungle tour (incredible water falls) and guided tour to Carara.
Our on-site concierge was Edwardo and he was very attentive but we did not need him much because of the work Julien had done.
We spent afternoons at the beach and saw the same sloth there two days in a row. The beach is very good and we observed families with young children having a great time playing in the water. I would advise reading a number of the other reviews so you will know more about what to expect but this was one of our better experiences.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with family
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Thank oysterfish
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TulemarDave, General Manager at Tulemar Bungalows & Villas, responded to this review, 28 December 2012
Hi Oysterfish......thanks for the wonderful review.....so glad you enjoyed your stay in one of our Buena Vista 2 Bedroom Premium Villas......they are great villas......two bedrooms/2.5 baths/2 floors......full kitchen and living/dining area.....plus a jacuzzi tub on the deck....plus all of the amenities of Tulemar.....4 pools, beach, hiking trails, resort shuttle.......perfect for a family or 2 couples.......glad to hear that you enjoyed the tours that Julien planned for you....he really is one of our local experts......even though he's French......he knows the best tours, guides and activities.....including the jungle buggy water fall tour......we'd love to have you back with us again!

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Property: Tulemar Bungalows & Villas
Address: Tulemar Gardens, Manuel Antonio National Park 6350, Costa Rica
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Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Manuel Antonio National Park
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Manuel Antonio National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Number of rooms: 34
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Tulemar is the premier resort development in Manuel Antonio. Gated and secure, the 33 acre jungle resort is perched on the hillside overlooking the Pacific, but continues down all the way to our own beach. It includes the Tulemar Bungalows and our special and unique villas such as Villa Mot Mot, Casa Panorama, Casa de Frutas, Casa Las Nubes, Villa Kiskadee and the new Tulemar Bamboo Villas just for couples. ... more   less 
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Tulemar Bungalows & Villas Hotel Manuel Antonio National Park
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