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Columbus, Ohio
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 February 2015

Believe all the great comments that you read about Tulemar! My family and I booked a week at a bungalow in the Tulemar resort through our new best friend Chris M. From the day we booked our bungalow until we left for the airport on our last day, Chris and the team at Tulemar made us feel like royalty. Chris... More 

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TulemarDave, General Manager at Tulemar Bungalows & Villas, responded to this review

Hi Scott G....thanks for the excellent review of your stay in one of our Tulemar Bungalows.....and your comments on Chris.....our Tulemar Super Star.....(now you understand why our guests rave about the service he provides!)......we enjoyed having you with us.....the Tulemar Beach....the resort pools....the full service restaurant and the beach bar/grill....the hiking trails.....the resort shuttle....the monkeys/sloths/exotic birds....and especially our staff....keep our... More 

River Edge, New Jersey
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8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2015

If you are looking to truly unwind from the stress of every day life, this is the place to come. Tulemar is absolutely beautiful. I felt as if i landed on gilligans island!!! As everyone says the staff is super friendly and always happy. No one has attitudes which is such a pleasure. We stayed in mirador lower. Absolutely gorgeous... More 

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Thank gina l
TulemarDave, General Manager at Tulemar Bungalows & Villas, responded to this review

Hi gina l .....thank you so much for the great review on Casa Mirador.....the one bedroom suite is great for 1-2 guests.....(king bed, living/dining/full kitchen and large balcony - all with amazing ocean views)......I agree with you....the outdoor patio is my favorite spot too....for coffee in the AM.....or a glass of wine at sunset....the perfect spot to be.....thanks for all... More 

Prince Albert, Canada
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17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2015 via mobile

My husband & I stayed in La Luna suite for 4 nights and enjoyed everything Tulemar has to offer. The beach is a private beach with everything you might want provided including chairs, umbrellas, towels, kayaks, boogie boards.....everything!! Our room was very well maintained and had a lovely view. The staff, throughout the propery, are courteous and helpful. We did... More 

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TulemarDave, General Manager at Tulemar Bungalows & Villas, responded to this review

Hi Mickey L.....thank you so much for taking the time to write a review on one of our Tulemar Mini Suites.....so glad you enjoyed your time in Tulemar......I appreciate your comment on our location.....Tulemar sits right in the heart of Manuel Antonio......from our front gates....there are over 10 restaurants.....a grocery store and ATMs all within a 2 block radius.....and within... More 

Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2015

Our family of four had an outstanding experience at Tulemar. We booked a bungalow through Dave--it was the least expensive of the lodging options, but comfortable and attractive in every way. Although every home in the resort was booked, it never felt crowded--we often had one of the (clean, well-heated) swimming pools to ourselves. The beach too was uncrowded, with... More 

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TulemarDave, General Manager at Tulemar Bungalows & Villas, responded to this review

Hi Elizabeth B....thanks for the great review.....we loved having your family with us....the Bungalows really are a great option for a family of 3-4 persons.....it's almost like staying in a treehouse (with AC)....especially when the monkeys and sloths are hanging around.....a good point about "not feeling crowded"......with 4 resort pools....the Tulemar Beach....the hiking trails.....the restaurant.....and 33 acres to roam.....there is... More 

Duluth
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19 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2015

You don't even need to leave the property to get a feel for Costa Rica. We saw all 3 species of monkeys on the hotel grounds, including a troupe of spider monkeys that jumped on the roof of our bungalow. The bungalows are all built on slope making it feel like you're up in the canopy staying in a tree... More 

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TulemarDave, General Manager at Tulemar Bungalows & Villas, responded to this review

Hi owlcrazy.....thanks for the wonderful review on your stay in one of our Tulemar Bungalows......so glad to hear that your family enjoyed their time with us.....the Bungalows are very unique....built over 20 years ago....the first accommodations in Tulemar (so they got the best locations!)......octagon in shape.....windows all around.....perched on the hillside with amazing ocean views.....jungle/rustic design and decor......they are a... More 

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Reviewed 22 February 2015

Great time in Tulemar. Reviews are accurate. Everybody super friendly and pleasant. Concierge Chris was amazing and cooked for us one nite which was fantastic. Stayed 8 days. Saw sloths, monkeys, iguanas you name it. Stayed in villa cielito with another family. Plenty of room, great view. Grounds were clean, really highly recommend the entire place.

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Thank David R
TulemarDave, General Manager at Tulemar Bungalows & Villas, responded to this review

Hi David R.....thanks for the wonderful review on Villa Cielito....one of our most popular 2 bedroom villas.....(the views from this one are amazing!).....your personal concierge.....Chris.....is also one of our most requested chefs.....it really makes the evening special.....dinner on your balcony watching the stars over the ocean and a menu created just for you by Chris....thank you so much for booking... More 

Farmington, Minnesota
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9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2015

Just on our way back from 7 days in Costa Rica and the highlight was Tulemar. More animals on the grounds then we saw at most of the tours. Staff was great and very helpful. Location is ideal...quiet yet close to things. Only drawback is the hike down to the beach or anywhere. Steep hills but using the shuttle if... More 

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TulemarDave, General Manager at Tulemar Bungalows & Villas, responded to this review

Hi Mike T....thanks for taking the time to post this great review on your stay in one of our Tulemar Bungalows.....we're so glad that you enjoyed the time with us......yes....you are right....the original Bungalows in Tulemar are the only accommodations without a balcony or deck.....so there are lots of others to choose from that do.......thanks for your comments on the... More 

Hampton Bays, New York
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2015

We recently spent 8 days at Tulemar (Casa Panorama) and can't say enough good things about it. From the moment we arrived to the moment we checked out everything was PERFECT!! This beautiful Octagonal style home is incredibly comfortable. Having a washer and dryer was convenient and the kitchen had anything we needed including a gas grill on the deck.... More 

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TulemarDave, General Manager at Tulemar Bungalows & Villas, responded to this review

Hi Bob and Susan.....five trips to Tulemar......and five different villas.....Garden House.....Casa Las Nubes.....Casa de Frutas......Casa Mirador.....and now Casa Panorama.....I know you choose each year based upon the number of guests joining you and how many weeks (yes weeks!) that you stay......a quick trip this year for the two of you.....(only 8 nights)......it is always a pleasure to have you with... More 

New York, NY
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22 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2015

The staff at Tulemar is probably the nicest and warmest I've encountered on a vacation. When we checkex in we were greeted by our own personal concierge Danny who was extremely warm and welcoming! The rest of the staff I encountered over my stay was just as warm and friendly. Our room was a very nice size with an amazing... More 

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TulemarDave, General Manager at Tulemar Bungalows & Villas, responded to this review

Hi eklny.....I always love to read the great comments on our staff.....from the personal concierges....to the shuttle drivers.....and the food/beverage team.....thank you so much for posting this review.....one of the great things about Tulemar (besides the Tulemar Beach).....is our location....right in the heart of of Manuel Antonio.....there are over 10 restaurants......a grocery store.....and ATM's.....within a two block radius of our... More 

Santiago, Chile
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2015

We had a great week with a family reunion of 19 people. The beach. The service. The infrastructure really worked out well. Best of all was the attention of Harley, Mario, Marlow, Erick, Daniela and Bryan. We had a very easy time even though we were traveling with 3 small children. Tulemar is perfect for families. If you want a... More 

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TulemarDave, General Manager at Tulemar Bungalows & Villas, responded to this review

Hi GringoinChile....so glad to hear that your family reunion went smoothly and that everyone enjoyed themselves......I can't believe you remembered all the names of those employees.....our "Tulemar Stars".....from personal concierge, to shuttle driver, to waiter and bartender.....you covered them all....and they are all very special.....working hard to provide the best service and making your stay fun and relaxing....especially when you... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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
  • 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: $368 - $1,020 (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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“Panorama Upper is Awesome!”
 of 5 bubbles Northern_Travelers1, 1 Dec 2016 | Read review
“stayed in bungalow 116 which was very close to the restaurant and pool.”
 of 5 bubbles Jeannie0403, 1 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Go with a villa, not a bungalow.”
 of 5 bubbles andigdas, 30 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Do the morning sloth and wildlife tour, it really shows you all the good stuff the resort is committed to for helping the sloth population.”
 of 5 bubbles kerrisimmons, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Lower Casa for parties of 2-4, Upper Casa for > 4”
 of 5 bubbles Eaglelion, 11 Nov 2016 | Read review
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