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Tulemar Bungalows & Villas
Ranked #1 of 46 Hotels in Manuel Antonio
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 9 January 2011

We just came back from Tulemar resort in Manuel Antonio. My hole family stayed in Casa Panorama for three nights and we had the time of our lifes! We rented the three floors as we were a lot of people, including young kids, adults and elderly and this place was just perfect for everyone.
The house is very confortable and the view from the upper terrace is just spectacular, breathtaking! After the sunset, we used to go to the second floor jacuzi just to chill out, it was great. In Tulemar the word "no" doesn't exists, everyone is allways trying to please all your wishes, specially Diego, Christopher and María, they were really nice even give us fruits as a welcome gift and were allways taking care of our needs. The house was cleaned every morning.
Tulemar has 4 pools, strategically located ( from Casa Panorama we just had to walk like 25m to get to one of them which was really nice, allways just us in there. There are also two amazing trails with spectacular views, one of them has a river and a small waterfall and the other one has great views of the ocean, we spent about 40 min in each one and we use them to go to the beach in the morning, exellent exercise.
The Tulemar private beach is just 1 min from the house if you take the car or the inside transport. The beach is very beautiful; it has some waves so people usually practice boogie. You can do Kayac, snorkeling, play with the sand or just enjoy the wind and the view. The monkeys usually come to the beach so you can see them there very close to everyone. We saw three kind of monkeys (Mono titi, mono carablanca and mono congo). The people who work at the beach are very nice too and the place is really confortable, the sunset from here was spectacular too.
The house is about 5 min by car from the Manuel Antonio national Park, which is actually really nice. Try to go early to buy the tickets and after you have them you will be able to get in or out as many times as you want from 7am to 4pm. We arrived at the park at 11am and it was hard to get in, and to find a place to park, so try it earlier.
The only think that I regret is our short stay, next time we will be there for at least seven days!!

  • Stayed: January 2011, travelled with family
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TulemarDave, General Manager at Tulemar Bungalows & Villas, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2011

Thanks for the wonderful remarks about Casa Panorama and Diego, Chris and Maria! We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay and we'd love to see you again!

Dave

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Reviewed 4 January 2011

We had an incredible time at the Tulemar Bungalows & Villa's over the Christmas holidays. Our group consisted of two families: 4 adults and 4 "children" (18 to 24 years old). We stayed in the Green Casa bungalow and loved everything about our stay. The house was amazing: very well laid out, wrap around decks on both levels, terrific views from all windows, and was beautifully decorated and equipped with everything we needed. The beach at Tulemar is lovely and private. Drinks and food are available in addition to chairs, towels, kayaks and snorkeling equipment. There is a great deal of wildlife on site: we saw sloths, lizards, 2 types of monkeys and a flock of toucans were in the trees right off our deck. In addition there are good restaurants within walking distance of Tulemar. However, perhaps the best feature of Tulemar is the incredible service we received from the staff, in particular the concierges, Julien & Mauricio. They did a wonderful job of helping us plan activities, transportation, meals, etc both before we arrived and once we were there. They were friendly, patient, prompt and went the extra mile to make sure we had a wonderful time. We booked through Dave at www.4tulemar.com. Costa Rica, and the area around Manuel Antonio in particular, is a fabulous spot for a family vacation; it can be extremely relaxing, but there are plenty of exciting things to do (rafting, zip lining, sailing, etc). We hope to return soon!

  • Stayed: December 2010, travelled with family
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TulemarDave, General Manager at Tulemar Bungalows & Villas, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2011

We're so happy that you enjoyed your stay in our Green Coast Casa! It really is perfect for two families, but we also rent it to many couples looking for the luxury and privacy of this villa! Your family were great guests and very active! We hope to see you again!
Tulemar Dave

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Reviewed 3 January 2011

What can I say, I LOVED staying at Tulemar.

My friend and I stayed at Tulemar over Christmas break and had an amazing time.
I think the best part of my experience had to be the attention and service I received from the staff. Our room was a bit "dated" but other than that - perfection. The private beach, food and overall atmosphere sold me on coming back next Christmas break!

My friend and I were taken care of by Julian and Dave. They were knowledgable of the area and had amazing suggestions as to what to do and where to go. They paid attention to detail and even remembered it was my birthday and surprised me with a bottle of Champaign to celebrate!

Overall my experience was a positive one even during the high-toursit season. Oh, and the animal watching is amazing as well. The property is home to different types of monkeys, sloths (saw one right outside my window) and beautiful birds. Yet another reason to stay at the resort!

  • Stayed: December 2010, travelled with friends
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TulemarDave, General Manager at Tulemar Bungalows & Villas, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2011

Thanks for the review and for being our guests! The holidays are very busy in Manuel Antonio but also a lot of fun! Julien and I are looking forward to seeing you two next year!
Tulemar Dave

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Reviewed 28 December 2010

My wife and I recently returned from a FANTASTIC Honeymoon in Costa Rica, which included 4 absolutely amazing nights at Casa Panorama North in Tulemar! We had done some research when planning our perfect getaway, and although the upstairs 2-bedroom portion of Casa Panorama was much more space than we needed, we just couldn't pass it up!

Chris met us at the gate into Tulemar within minutes and escorted us to our new home for the next 4 nights. It was absolutely breathtaking, and the photos on the website don't really do this place justice! The upstairs included a beautifully decorated open floorplan including the living room complete with big-screen LCD TV, DVD Player, Surround Sound, an assortment of DVDs, a lovely sectional sofa and a small table and chairs. Also on this floor was an immaculate full kitchen, stocked with ANYTHING you might need to prepare a meal. Chris and Diego had an awesome welcome gift of a huge tray of fresh fruit (bananas, watermelon, papaya, grapefruit), a bag of excellent local coffee, and a gorgeous vase of fresh flowers waiting on the island in the kitchen for us. The upper floor also includes a HUGE deck, complete with lounge chairs, a gas grill, and a large dining set with settings for at least 6 people. The views of the ocean and mountains from this level were incredible!

The lower floor included the master bedroom with King size bed, a 2nd bedroom with 2 full size beds, 2 bathrooms and the washer/dryer. This level also features an equally HUGE deck with a jacuzzi!

We spent every evening sitting on our deck watching the most beautiful sunsets we've ever seen, and woke every morning to the sound of howler monkeys in the distance. The crazy little white-faced monkeys were not so "distant". In fact, they visited us EVERY morning on our deck as we ate breakfast and enjoyed our coffee. What a treat to eat breakfast surrounded by a dozen monkeys! My wife was in heaven watching them goof around and leap from the trees onto our balcony, as well as look in our kitchen window as we brewed our morning cup! Various beautiful birds also seemed to always be just outside the windows, including a few varieties of Toucans. The experience was just amazing, and something neither of us will NEVER forget!

The location of Tulemar between Quepos and Manuel Antonio can't be beat, and Chris was phenomenal at meeting any needs we had! He booked our dinner reservations, offered to take us for groceries, drove us wherever we needed to go (when we didn't feel like driving ourselves!), booked a couples massage for us (probably the BEST massage either of us ever had), and was generally just a great guy! We really felt like we got to know him, and will actually miss talking to him! It was truly like having our own personal concierge for our entire stay. Our only regret is that we didn't have time to have Chris prepare us one of his signature meals in our home. This man LOVES all things food related, and rumor has it is an outstanding chef! Next time Chris! He even bought us a "going-away" souvenir! Top-notch customer service doesn't even descibe him enough!

Everything about Casa Panorama was absolutely perfect. The quiet private beach was straight out of a magazine, the little beach bar/restaurant served up awesome drinks compliments of Javier, the charismatic bartender (this bar is also frequently visited by spider Monkeys!). Umbrellas, towels, snorkeling gear, kayaks, etc. were all available free of charge. The views of the Pacific as well as the mountains were unbelievable, and EVERYONE we met while there was happy, friendly, and eager to assist with anything!

This really was a remarkable stay that my wife and I will cherish forever! Hopefully we can make it back to Costa Rica and the magical Casa Panorama some day in the future! Until then, we'll remember fondly our time there, our new friend Chris, and of course.....the monkeys! I HIGHLY recommend Casa Panorama and Tulemar to anyone looking for their own personal Paradise! You won;t regret it! Pura Vida!

  • Stayed: December 2010, travelled as a couple
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TulemarDave, Owner at Tulemar Bungalows & Villas, responded to this reviewResponded 29 December 2010

Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful and detailed review; we should use it as the official description of the villa! Yes, Casa Panorama Upper will sleep 6-8 guests, but we often have just one couple enjoy the whole villa. It is one the best values in Tulemar with one of the top views! We agree with your remarks about Chris and Diego too. Thanks again...

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Reviewed 23 December 2010

We walked into our Green Coast Casa near Manuel Antonio Park and were absolutely blown away by the gorgeous view of the rainforest and the beach cove below. The 2 wrap around terraces one with a hot tub provided for relaxing, eating and lots of fun. The rooms were spectacular and furnished with everything you could want. The pools, the beach, the monkeys, etc. only added to the fabulous ambience. The concierge services were outstanding. They made arrangements for tours, restaurant reservations and were only too happy to help. We booked our Green Coast Casa through Dave at www.4tulemar.com

  • Stayed: December 2010, travelled as a couple
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TulemarDave, Owner at Tulemar Bungalows & Villas, responded to this reviewResponded 24 December 2010

Thanks for the great comments.....Green Coast Casa does have everything......style/ambiance/decor and amazing oceanviews.....plus the services of Mauricio (Costa Rican) and Julien (from France)....a very international team! We hope to see you on another trip!

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Reviewed 20 December 2010

We cut short our trip at Monteverde and arrived MA a day earlier. The staff (specially Chris= Diegos assisstant) was very helpful and gave us the Mot Mot a day earlier. I had booked at Villa Mot Mot lower level. It was a gorgeous room with beautiful views but unfortunately it was located steep down .from the parking area. I have a bad leg and was having trouble climbing up and down. We requested Chris to give us another room closer to the parking area, Being that it was a Sunday and Diego was not available, Chris suggessted that we stay one night there and . they will try to move us next day. Sure enough, the next morning Diego upgraded us to the Panorama . This was one bedroom suite with excellent views. We were impressed by their hospitality and concern for our comfort. Had Diego not changed our room we would have ruined this leg of our trip. I cannot thank enough Diego and Chris for taking such good care. Their hospatality does not end here. On the last day, my husband locked his car key in the car. We called Diego from the roadside and he sent a locksmith with 10 minutes who helped us out..Staying in Tulemar was an excellent experience. We saw monkeys, Iguanas and also a sloth on the property. There beach though small is very nice and excluded. The are lot of choices for food around town, LOVE MA

  • Stayed: December 2010, travelled as a couple
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TulemarDave, General Manager at Tulemar Bungalows & Villas, responded to this reviewResponded 21 December 2010

Thanks for such a wonderful review! Villa Mot Mot and Casa Panorama are both great villas and we're glad you were able to experiece each one. Chris and Diego are the best!

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Reviewed 19 December 2010

You seriously cannot go wrong staying at Tulemar!!! The beach is great with kayaks, snorkeling, boogie boards, waves, and towel service. You can get drinks/food on the beach (but it is a bit pricey).... highly recommend the passion fruit margarita! The sunsets are beautiful! We stayed in the lower level of Casa Panorama. It was everything we hoped for! The views are incredible... it's called panorama for a reason! The accomodations are perfect for 2 people- comfy bed, nice kitchen/bath, great deck! Diego and Chris are very nice and helpful... they really want you to enjoy your time there... which is very easy to do! We saw so many birds while eating breakfast on our deck. We also spotted a few sloths. There are plenty of monkeys... especially squirrel monkeys which are so fun to watch! Plenty of dining option nearby (Cafe Milagro is perfect for breakfast and lunch) and close to the national park. Highly, highly recommend staying here!!!

  • Stayed: December 2010, travelled as a couple
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TulemarDave, Owner at Tulemar Bungalows & Villas, responded to this reviewResponded 22 December 2010

Thanks for the wonderful review on Tulemar and Casa Panorama! Yes, Panorama Lower is great for a couple (and even a family of 3). Everyone loves the terrace and ocean views. Chris and Diego appreciate your remarks as well. Tulemar is a wonderful resort with it's own beach and great hiking trails thru the jungle. Thanks for staying with us and we hope to see you back again!

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Address: Tulemar Gardens, Manuel Antonio 6350, Costa Rica
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Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Manuel Antonio
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
Price Range: £112 - £257 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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