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Tulemar Bungalows & Villas

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My wife and I and our 3 kids (15, 12, 8) just returned from our Costa Rica vacation and still cannot believe how amazing it was in every way. We spent 3 nights in Arenal/La Fortuna, which was itself perfect. And we spent 4 nights in a bungalow at Tulemar. I cannot adequately describe how amazing Tulemar is without writing...

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TulemarDave, Your Host at Tulemar Bungalows & Villas, responded to this review

Hi Christopher A....thank you so much for the 5 Star review on your stay in one of our Tulemar Bungalows......your description of the Bungalow is fair and accurate.....we describe them the same way on our web site....and our photos look just the Bungalows.....so you know exactly what you are getting......they are rustic and quirky.....octagon shape with windows all around.....great ocean...

Puyallup, Washington
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Have you seen hotel photo's on the internet only to get there and be disappointed? Not here at Tulemar Bamboo Villas. The photo's are great, being there is even better. The views are outstanding and the accommodations are perfect for those who want to bask in the sun, take a dip in your private pool and wake up to amazing...

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TulemarDave, Your Host at Tulemar Bungalows & Villas, responded to this review

HI cooke5795.....thank you so much for the 5 Star review on our NEW Tulemar Bamboo Villas.....so happy to read that you enjoyed your stay......I think the photos of these private villas are exceptional.....(check them out at tulemar.com).....so it put a big smile on my face to read that being there was even better.....(thanks for your note about the slippery floor...

Tacoma, Washington
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Bamboo villas are fantastic with room for everything you could imagine. The view from all 3 levels was perfect! Brian #1 and Brian #2 were always there to help with all our needs and wishes. The only drawback for me was the stairs, upstairs to the fridge, upstairs to the bedroom down stairs to the pool... next time maybe...

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TulemarDave, Your Host at Tulemar Bungalows & Villas, responded to this review

Hi Frank O.....thank you so much for the 5 Star review on your stay in one of our NEW Tulemar Bamboo Villas....(ONLY available at tulemar.com as we don't list these with any of the on line booking sites)......so glad you enjoyed your stay.....and thanks for the kind words on Brian and Brian......the personal concierge and villa duo that takes care...

Baltimore, Maryland
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had a fabulous Costa Rican vacation staying in Tulemar at the perfect Casa Panorama. We stayed with our 4 daughters and had plenty of space to spread out and enjoy the views and visiting monkeys. Kimberly got us settled from the moment we arrived starting with taking me to the market. She did everything from touring the grounds for...

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TulemarDave, Your Host at Tulemar Bungalows & Villas, responded to this review

Booking Notice – We don’t list our special and unique villas that you read about in these reviews with ANY of the on line booking sites. Trip Advisor favorites like Casa Panorama, Villa Mot Mot, Tulemar Bamboo Villas, Casa de Frutas, etc can ONLY be booked with us directly at tulemar.com. If you’re booking thru an on line site, you’re...

Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

We were on a family vacation with teenagers. From the moment we entered the hotel, we received warm treatment and did not have to wait. At once Geri came up to us, who had stood by us all the time and helped with everything possible even when he was not on duty. Gary was very polite and willing to help...

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TulemarDave, Your Host at Tulemar Bungalows & Villas, responded to this review

Hi דפוס ט.....thank you so much for the 5 Star review on your stay in Tulemar.....and for the kind words on Gary....on our Tulemar Star Concierges......we loved having your family with us.....and hope to have you back again too! Tulemar Dave

Connecticut
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

What an amazing experience! From this beautiful jungle hideaway, we had 360 ocean and jungle views and more wildlife than we could have possibly imagined. Monkeys visited in the morning and in the afternoons the room was a birdwatchers paradise, sloths lounged in a tree just steps from the main pool and iguanas sunned themselves throughout the property. Equally as...

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TulemarDave, Tulemar Dave at Tulemar Bungalows & Villas, responded to this review

Hi AnnD6......I love your title.....(and the 5 Star review)....thank you so much.......Tulemar really is a haven for wildlife.....our homeowner's association has one committee dedicated to Nature and Wildlife and another to protect our Trees.....plus our partnership with The Sloth Institute of Costa Rica and their on site rescue and release center insures the protection of our furry friends.....we take nature...

Tenafly, New Jersey
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed at Tulemar in Manuel Antonio in early April. The facility and staff provided the exact "Costa Rican" experiance we had hoped for. The staff never says no. Orlando took care of all of our needs. The beach was small and perfect, light waves...enough to body board. Bucolic setting. Animals everywhere.

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TulemarDave, Your Host at Tulemar Bungalows & Villas, responded to this review

Hi coho1313.....thank you so much for the great review......glad you enjoyed the Tulemar Beach......a secluded tropical cove......surrounded by palms and jungle.....sandy beach....with waves that range from almost flat to enough for fun.....warm waters.....and free lounge chairs.....umbrellas....kayaks....boogie boards.....and towel service.....food/beverages that you just sign to your suite or villa......and David....our Beach Concierge....to make sure everything is just right.....hope to have you...

Saline, Michigan
Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

I can so nothing more in praise than has already been said. We stayed in Bamboo Villa 1 and it was absolutely stunning. The villa was beautiful (but do be aware that there are open stairs between each level, which can be a bit scary if you have a problem with heights!). We were awoken the first morning by a...

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TulemarDave, Your Host at Tulemar Bungalows & Villas, responded to this review

Hi Anonymous837.....thank you so much for the 5 Star review on your stay in one of our brand new Tulemar Bamboo Villas.....so glad you enjoyed the villa for 2 with a private pool.....your comment about booking accommodations in Tulemar is correct....you need to be aware.....we have 3 Star, 4 Star and 5 Star accommodations and you really won't know the...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

If you stay at Tulemar, you do not need to visit the Manuel Antonio National Park! We saw more monkeys and wildlife at the resort without the crowd of the park. We woke up to monkeys on our roof, sloths in so many trees, iguanas, macaws... We had missed the sloth tour in the morning, which we were disappointed about,...

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TulemarDave, Your Host at Tulemar Bungalows & Villas, responded to this review

Hi jobletz....thank you so much for the 5 Star review on your stay in Tulemar.....so glad you enjoyed the wildlife......with 33 acres of jungle to roam in Tulemar.....we have lots of wildlife....three types of monkeys.....both types of sloths....exotic birds and reptiles.....all around....sorry you missed The Sloth Walk in Tulemar presented by The Sloth Institute.....the daily walk does fill up quickly.....thanks...

Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow. There is something magical about Tulemar. Perhaps it is the scenery. Or the stellar accommodations. Or the best-in-class dining. Or the on-site "sloth institute" and guided sloth tours. Or the people. I think that it's the people. All of the people. From the General Manager to the the groundskeepers that would go out of their way to show you...

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TulemarDave, Your Host at Tulemar Bungalows & Villas, responded to this review

Hi RunnerGirl444......we loved having your family with us in Casa de Frutas.....one of our most popular, private villas.....and now you know why.....the amazing photos that you posted are spectacular......thanks.....for design/luxury/ambiance/views/service......Casa de Frutas has it all.....and it's ONLY available at tulemar.com....as we don't post any of our special and unique villas with the on line booking sites.....thanks for your comments on...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
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 

Additional Information about Tulemar Bungalows & Villas

Address: Tulemar Gardens, Manuel Antonio National Park 6350, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Manuel Antonio National Park
Price Range: $305 - $1,125 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 34
Also Known As:
Tulemar Bungalows And Villas
Tulemar Bungalows & Villas Hotel Manuel Antonio National Park
Tulemar Hotel
Tulemar Bungalows & Villas Costa Rica/Manuel Antonio National Park
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#1 On the Beach Hotel in Manuel Antonio National Park
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“Bungalow 110 was close to the road, so i would avoid that one. All the others looked great.”
christopheraW2899SF, 24 Apr 2017 | Read review
“I recommend a room with a balcony”
jobletz, 19 Apr 2017 | Read review
“We like the bungalow because its in the jungle, lots of monkey visits, and beautiful birds.”
Lydiah460, 15 Apr 2017 | Read review
“The Northern bamboo villa looked like it had the best views, and the middle one looked less private.”
  • View from the southern bamboo villa looking at the Northern one.
  • View of the villa from the pool (with the shades down).
jpelletier1977, 14 Apr 2017 | Read review
“get a room with a balcony for sure!”
robbynm2017, 13 Apr 2017 | Read review
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