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Tulemar Bungalows & Villas
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Reviewed 16 November 2013

After months of research, a friend of mine found Villa Kiskadee at Tulemar in Manuel Antonio National Park. Mauricio, our Concierge, was delightful and very patient with numerous emails inquiring about what to bring, what not to bring and so forth. When we got there, he took care of every aspect of our trip, from making restaurant reservations and sending a van to take us to the beach for kayaking, to arranging our White Water Rafting trip....a "must do"...the highlight of my trip. He even decorated our Villa for a birthday celebration while we were out for dinner, not to mention that he arranged for an extraordinary birthday celebration, with flashing lights, horns and a fireworks display at the restaurant. Villa Kiskadee was everything we dreamed about and more. I would highly recommend staying at Villa Kiskadee with its breathtaking views and well manicured grounds. Be sure to ask for Maurcio!

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with friends
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TulemarDave, General Manager at Tulemar Bungalows & Villas, responded to this reviewResponded 18 November 2013

Hi rcantrell937.....thank you so much for the review on your stay in Villa Kiskadee in Tulemar.....we loved having you with us....what a fun group.....Villa Kiskadee was the perfect choice......4 bedrooms / 4.5 baths / private pool......one of the best ocean views and the MOST wildlife visits of any villa in Tulemar.....plus the services of Mauricio.....your personal concierge......to handle all of the details......he is amazing and our guests all want to take him back home with them......thanks for taking the time to post a review and we are already looking forward to your return!

Tulemar Dave

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Reviewed 16 November 2013

Well we stayed at tulemar for a week from nov. 7-14. It was very quiet at this time because it is their low season so at times it was like our own private resort. The staff was fabulous. every bar tender to the chef to our concierge Ashley. They were all friendly and helpful and eager to please. The grounds are immaculate and the rooms are very nice and very clean. We stayed in a deluxe room for 3 days and moved to a bungalow for 4 days. We much preferred the bungalow as it was way more roomy and had a kitchen. The wildlife is abundant and its kind of a magical place full of life. Right in the jungle but the beach is right there also. We loved it. Cab rides are cheap so no need to rent a car. I highly recommend taking a trip to manuel antonio national park. The beach inside the park is gorgeous and tons of animals everywhere. I cant say enough nice things about Tulemar and Ashley and the whole staff. I will definitely go back:)

  • Stayed: November 2013
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1  Thank Paulabac
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TulemarDave, General Manager at Tulemar Bungalows & Villas, responded to this reviewResponded 17 November 2013

Hi Paulabac.....thank you for posting the great review on your stay in Tulemar......we're so pleased that you enjoyed yourselves.......and thanks for the nice remarks about Ashley.....our newest concierge and already one of our "stars"......Ashley's mother is Costa Rican and her dad is from the US-she grew up in Fairbanks, Alaska and her family has now returned "home" to Costa Rica....we're so happy to have her with us......October and November can be great times to experience Manuel Antonio......our "rainy season" was very mild this year......thanks, again for taking the time to write a review and we'd love to have you back again!

Tulemar Dave

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Reviewed 16 November 2013

How do you describe a tropical paradise with beautiful people who provide incredible service and do it justice? Each year we take an annual “Chix Trip” to a warm exotic location and this year we chose Costa Rica. We picked Tulemar Bungalows based on other Trip Advisor recommendations and are so happy with our choice. From the moment we booked our trip, Julien, our concierge, took care of everything. He patiently answered all of our questions, provided information for us to think about before we arrived and gave wonderful packing tips. I can’t say enough about how wonderful it is to have a friend in Costa Rica who speaks the language and takes care of all of the details. His “can’t miss “recommendations and bookings of our transfers and excursions were faultless and enhanced our experience. He was warm, responsive and kind. We stayed in Villa 114 with a panoramic view of the jungle and the bay. After meeting David who always was there with a smile, a towel and kayaks when we wanted to paddle around the bay, we made a friend in Danny our “bartender on the beach”. He whipped up a number of “special drinks” for us to sip as we soaked in the sun under a tree with a two-toed sloth hanging out in the branches. Rather than climb the hill back to the villa, which by the way is a great workout (shuttle provided if you want) we chose a number of times to have lunch on the beach. The fish tacos and chicken mango wraps were perfect. One night there was a spectacular rain storm and we chose to eat at the Buena Vista Restaurant near the pool instead of “going out” for dinner. We had the restaurant to ourselves and the chef did an amazing job. The vegetables and rice were a wonderful complement to the fresh shrimp and mahi mahi, all perfectly cooked with some amazing sauces. A huge highlight for us was the little band of white faced monkeys that trekked through the jungle each day stopping to say good morning as they passed by our window. On our last night, Julien brought us a surprise to say good bye. Three huge warm chocolate brownies, just out of the oven. We will definitely come back to Tulemar someday. Convenient to walk to a small grocery store, some great restaurants and not far from the entrance to Manuel Antonio, coupled with superior service and a gorgeous view, you can’t go wrong.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with friends
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TulemarDave, General Manager at Tulemar Bungalows & Villas, responded to this reviewResponded 17 November 2013

HI Barb5954.......thanks for choosing Tulemar for your "Chix Trip"......we loved having you.....your group was so much fun.......and thanks for all the kind remarks on Julien, David (at the beach) and Danny.....I agree.....all are very special people.....professionals who really want our guests to enjoy themselves (and Tulemar)......I'm so glad you took advantage of our personal concierge service with Julien.....(it's free!).....he really can make your trip so easy......from your transportation to Manuel Antonio......to your tours/activities.......to the best places for a drink or dinner.....he knows them all......we guarantee all of the tours/activities that we book.....(my nephew (28 y/o) and his friends just spent a week with me and one day told me they had arranged a tour thru some "great people" that they had met on the public beach....."really cheap".....well.....they got what they paid for and we're really disappointed that they had been taken advantage of.....it does happen),,,,,,Barb.....thanks, again for posting this review and we hope to have you back again!

Tulemar Dave

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Reviewed 15 November 2013 via mobile

My husband and I stayed in Nido de Ganses, a private OMG house with private infinity pool. We had howler and squirrel monkeys all around, a resident sloth in the tree outside and the beach...words cannot describe the beauty of the private beach! Everything about Tulemar exceeded expectations! Al and Bill were on point and took care of ALL our needs! If you want a top notch guide through the Manuel Antonio Park ask Al. The guide he arranged for us was $50US per person and spotted critters and animals that the average person wouldn't see! The property, house, beach and experience was TOP NOTCH and I'm afraid from now on any vacations we take will be a let down! Thank you Al and Bill for being the nicest, most knowledgeable, friendliest people I have ever met and thank you for ensuring our needs were met always!

  • Stayed: October 2013
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1  Thank DDimery
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TulemarDave, General Manager at Tulemar Bungalows & Villas, responded to this reviewResponded 16 November 2013

Hi DDimery....thank you so much for the wonderful review on your stay in Nido de Gansos in Tulemar.....we're so glad you enjoyed yourselves.....and what a treat......renting this villa for just the two of you.....Nido de Gansos has 3 suites....each with a king bed......with the private pool and social areas (living/dining/kitchen/den) all on the third floor....in order to get the best ocean views.....and at that height....you're in the treetops.....along with the monkeys and sloths.....thanks for the comments on your personal concierge team.......Bill and Al.....they know the best tour guides and activities......and they really take great care of our guests.....thanks, again for booking with us directly and we hope to see you back again soon!

Tulemar Dave

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Reviewed 13 November 2013

I found Tulemar on Trip Advisor and am so glad I did. What a place!!! It is in a gated community with access to a private beach, kayaks, nature trails and walking distance to many great restaurants. We stayed in Lower Mirador which was so nice. One bedroom, full kitchen, living room, large bath and a wonderful balcony. The place is very clean and they really go above and beyond with service. We took a quick peek at Upper Mirador before we left and want to stay there next time. It's two bedrooms and two floors but what a view (I thought lower Mirador had a nice view)! Besides being a really great property in a really great area, the service you get is amazing. As soon as you make the reservation you get all sorts of information back regarding the area, tours, transfers, etc. Bill was our "concierge" and seemed to be at our beckon call! He personally took us down to the park, told us about the area, stopped for pictures along the way. For $20 they will even grocery shop for you and have your fridge stocked when you get there. Well worth the money! Without hesitation I would recommend Tulemar!!!

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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TulemarDave, General Manager at Tulemar Bungalows & Villas, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2013

HI CherylGlendaleAZ......thanks for the wonderful review on Casa Mirador in Tulemar......it's a great place for couples.....separate bedroom with a king bed......living/dining/kitchen....and a great balcony ....all with ocean views.....plus you get personal concierge service with Bill and all the amenities of Tulemar......4 resort pools......beach with lounge chairs, umbrellas, kayaks, boogie boards and towel service......resort shuttle....full service restaurant........and our location.....right in the heart of Manuel Antonio......thanks for taking the time to post this review and we hope to see you back again soon!

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