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Tulemar Bungalows & Villas
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19 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Awesomeness!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2014

We just arrived back to Texas from Tulemar. We stayed in the most beautiful home called Casa la Nubes. The home has everything you will ever need. Diego and Vanessa made sure we experienced all there was to offer. He suggested ways to save time by combining excursions. So we did the ATV/Zipline. Which I must say, was a blast! Also, did the rafting which was exciting. They arranged for a chef to come to our house, his name was Tito. Outstanding food... Lastly, Vanessa set us all up for in house massages. Very relaxing after all the adventures.. All the bookings were arranged by them,which was super nice. They even stocked our refrigerator before we arrived. I can't say enough about Tulemar service as you can see. I would definetly return, hopefully sooner than later...

Room Tip: Tulemar is a wonderful resort, shuttle to beach was great. People very helpful and very friendly...
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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TulemarDave, General Manager at Tulemar Bungalows & Villas, responded to this review, 11 June 2014
Hi Vkhuley.....thanks for the excellent review on your stay in Casa Las Nubes in Tulemar....one of our premier, private villas.....I love the fact that even though you stayed in one of our most dramatic and luxurious villas.....your review was a rave on the service provided by Diego and Vanessa.....your personal concierge team......they are certainly a great match for the villa.....making sure our guests get the best of everything......handling all the details.....from transportation options from San Jose......to your tours/activities......dining options including a private chef for that special meal....or even surf lessons or a "spa day" at your villa.....they can do it all......thank you so much for booking with us directly at tulemar.com and we look forward to your return!

Tulemar Dave
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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2014

Just got back from a 6 night stay in the Buena Vista Select Villas for our honeymoon. We had never been to Costa Rica, but Tulemar Resort definitely gave us a beautiful unique experience. All of the views from our Villa's deck was beautiful over looking the forest and the ocean. I fell asleep at least twice for a nap on the hammock out there.

All of the staff here are all very nice and all very helpful. The concierge service was exceptional in helping arrange our trip getting to Tulemar as well as having Champagne in the room upon our arrival so we can further celebrate our honeymoon. Once we arrived, they again were very accommodating in coordinating taxis, restaurant reservations, whatever we may have needed.

We loved not even having to leave the resort to go on a healthy hike (down to the beach), as well as to see new birds that we have never seen, sloths sleeping in the trees, lizards, iguanas and of course, best of all, the playful white-faced monkeys. These little monkeys were definitely playful and were putting on a show for us.

We enjoyed the free use of beach chairs, umbrellas, towels and we also used the free kayaks to go out into the bay area. The 4 pools were also beautiful. 2 infinity pools and there were enough variety in the pools in that it satisfied what you may have wanted that day. One day we just wanted a quiet and secluded pool, they have that too.

Our concierge Danny also helped plan an excursion zip lining tour at El Santuario, just a few minutes away. I never wanted to do this, but my wife talked me into it and I'll be honest, I am very happy that I did it. The tour guides were knowledgeable, fun and were very safe with all of us. If you go zip lining, this is the place to do it. The longest line we road, was the longest in Central America and was a Blast!

Great trip and experienced things I never had before. Tulemar's staff and accomodations were all worth the trip.

Room Tip: we had the Buena Vista Select Villa - full kitchen. Made coffee every morning. Went to market acro...
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank TJAdam062014
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TulemarDave, General Manager at Tulemar Bungalows & Villas, responded to this review, 10 June 2014
Hi TJAdam.......we loved having you with us for your Honeymoon......and the 1 Bedroom Select Villa was a great choice for you.....so glad to hear that you enjoyed it.......the balcony is wonderful......complete with a comfortable seating area and even a hammock....plus those amazing views of the ocean and the jungle....and the wildlife.....thanks for the comments on Danny....your personal concierge and one of our Tulemar Stars......he really wants all of his guests to enjoy their stay.....whether its "active" with the zip lines.....or just relaxing around the pools or at the beach......Danny will make your stay special.....thanks for booking with us directly at tulemar.com and we hope to have you back again!

Tulemar Dave
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Bettendorf, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2014

Would definitely stay here again if we make it back to Costa Rica. There is a private beach with free rentals that we enjoyed. Trails on site that were fun to hike. Great location and the staff helped arrange day trips.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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1 Thank lilrunner123
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TulemarDave, General Manager at Tulemar Bungalows & Villas, responded to this review, 9 June 2014
Hi lilrunner123......thanks for the great review.....the beach at Tulemar is really special.....right on site at the resort......with free lounge chairs, umbrellas, kayaks, boogie boards, towel service and food/beverages that you just sign to your bungalow or villa......plus warm tropical waters and lots of shady palm trees......thanks for staying with us and we'd love to have you back again!

Tulemar Dave
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2014

This was our first time in a foreign country and we were soooo thrilled at the high level of service, cleanliness, safety, establishment, food and recommendations given to us..concierge checked in with us and made sure alll needs were met to the highest standards..we stayed at a villa, las flores and was in awe at the beauty. Never a dull moment.

  • Stayed June 2014
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Thank ssgreg
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TulemarDave, General Manager at Tulemar Bungalows & Villas, responded to this review, 9 June 2014
Hi ssgreg.......thanks for the 5 star review on your stay in Tulemar.....Casa de Las Flores is a great 2 bedroom bungalow......with a large deck and wonderful ocean views......perfect for 4-5 guests......plus all the amenities of Tulemar......thanks for booking with us at tulemar.com and we hope to have you back again!

Tulemar Dave
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Savannah, Georgia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2014

We stayed 6 days at Casa Panorama Lower in Tulemar, Manuel Antonio. We would HIGHLY recommend this villa. Not only are you nestled into the hillside with a stunning view of the water, you are perfectly located to all amenities in Tulemar itself. Across the street from the pool, walking distance to the private beach and of course all this is accompanied by a shuttle service if needed- which was very helpful.

This villa comes with a personal concierge Kimberly who was the perfect addition to our stay. She was helpful in any way possible and had a great spirit about her which made everything that much easier. She was helping us from the time we booked, until the time we left- great to work with through travel details, transportation and excursion suggestions.

We are the "lets sit on the beach and do nothing for the first day of vacation, but then we need something else to do" kind of travelers. This location married the two ideals of relaxation and action packed fun.

Most days we got up early and did an excursion (sail fishing, canyoning, national park tour/hike) and were back home in the afternoon to spend the rest of the sunlight sitting on the balcony- which was beautiful. Birds everywhere, sunsets galore and the wildlife at our fingertip. Maybe a trip to the pool, maybe a trip to the beach, possibly an afternoon hike on the beach trails (north beach trail AWESOME!)- whatever we were feeling.

You could be as active as you wanted without ever stepping foot outside of Tulemar (kayaking from the beach, boogie boarding, swimming in the pools, hiking trails and wildlife watching).

Tulemars staff were friendly, helpful, humorous. The facilities were clean and beautiful.
Once you head out the front gates of Tulemar you are surrounded by great restaurants. Very walkable. We even took the local bus into town to the market and enjoyed some local cafes (called sodas).

Again this location is ideal to "do it all" or "not do a thing"- which is why it was a perfect match for us.

Thank you again for an amazing experience- this has been one of our best trips yet. And we WILL be coming back.
Pura Vida
Cyndi

Room Tip: Casa Panorama lower is 1 bed/ 1 bath with a living room, full kitchen and balcony- ideal for couples
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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TulemarDave, General Manager at Tulemar Bungalows & Villas, responded to this review, 7 June 2014
Hi Cyndi S.....thanks for posting such a wonderful review on Casa Panorama and your stay in Tulemar.....it really is helpful to read when someone is searching for the right place to stay in Manuel Antonio......Casa Panorama Lower has a bedroom with a king bath, bath and living, dining, full kitchen.....plus a large balcony....all with amazing ocean views.....and the services of Kimberly.....your personal concierge.....to make your stay easy and fun.....Tulemar is the perfect place to do nothing but relax......or use as your base for so many activities in the area......from zip lines to white water rafting to canyoning.....or maybe surf lessons and then a massage.....thanks for booking with us directly and we hope to see you back in Tulemar again!

Tulemar Dave
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El Paso, Texas
1 review
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2014

5 very good reasons to book Casa Panorama for your next vacation:
(1)The beauty of the private beach and surrounding area,(2) the wildlife (monkeys, sloths, colorful birds, etc), (3) Kimberly Barron (the concierge, but more importantly your new friend), (4) the comfort and location of Casa Panorama and (5) the shuttle service (Willie and Luis) which makes it so easy to go, go, go.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank william h
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TulemarDave, General Manager at Tulemar Bungalows & Villas, responded to this review, 6 June 2014
Hi william h.....thanks for the excellent review on your stay in Casa Panorama in Tulemar.....I loved the simplicity and format of the review......and we agree with you.....#1-#5.....now you know why Casa Panorama is one of the most requested properties in Tulemar.....the views are "panoramic".....and Kimberly, your personal concierge.....makes it all so special.....thank you very much for taking the time to post this review and for booking with us.....we hope to have you back again soon!

Tulemar Dave
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18 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2014

Words cannot describe how amazing Tulemar is! After exhaustive research, I found this very special resort and booked Casa Las Nubes for our family of four. The pictures do not do justice and the level of service is true 5 star. THE place to stay!!! Thank you Diego for assisting with all our vacation needs. Hope to return!

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank whoya
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TulemarDave, General Manager at Tulemar Bungalows & Villas, responded to this review, 6 June 2014
Hi se_solomon.....thanks for the excellent review on your stay in one of our Tulemar Bungalows......we loved having you and the family with us.....I loved your description of Tulemar too.....'like staying in an gorgeous combination zoo and botanical garden'......with 33 acres......from the ridgeline all the way down to the beach.....there is plenty of room for the animals to roam......and we get them all.....three types of monkeys....both types of sloths.....exotic birds and reptiles......plus the dense jungle that makes us all happy.....thanks for the comments on Chris.....your personal concierge.....always around to handle the details for you.....or showing up with a little surprise......and thanks for booking with us directly at tulemar.com and we hope to see you back with us again!

Tulemar Dave
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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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