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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 4 April 2015

Just returned home from a week's stay at Tulemar with my family of four and 3 other families that we travel with. We shared a villa (410, great location) with another family of four and the villa was a perfect set up for us with 2 bedrooms with 2 queen beds and private baths...with AMAZING outdoor showers (we were grateful...

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

Hi MomGL.....wow....what a wondeful review....so much useful information.....thank you so much.....we loved having you and all of your friends with us....it seemed like "Chicago Week" in Tulemar.....what a fun group......with each family staying in different villas......the Buena Vista 2 Bedroom Villas for you (yes, the indoor/outdoor showers are amazing!).....the larger private villas....and the smaller Tulemar Bungalows.....something for everyone......the sunsets last...

Reviewed 4 April 2015

We stayed here the second week of our honeymoon. The propert is beautiful. So much wildlife! We saw monkeys and sloths every time we left our room! Michael was very helpful with booking go our tours. He also treated us with a nice surprise for our honeymoon. We loved the private beach, the service at the beach was excellent. David...

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

Hi Tina P.....so glad you spent a part of your honeymoon with us.....thanks for the great review on your stay in Tulemar.....and for your commants on Michael.....your personal conicerge and one of our Tulemar stars.....he really loves being able to do a little something special for his guests.....and thanks for your comments on David at the beach....really the hardest working...

San José, San Jose, Costa Rica
Reviewed 4 April 2015 via mobile

Me and my girlfriend travel there during Easters, they treat us great, the service in the beach is excellent, very friendly and familiar, we try restaurant specially for breakfast, good food, stunning views, no complaints at all, I really recommended the place.

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

Hola Jose_FallasCR.....thank you so much for the great review on your stay in Tulemar.....we enjoyed having you with us.....Semana Santa (Easter Week) is such a busy time here.....I'm glad you found Tulemar.....our beach.....our restaurants....our ocean views and our service...."stunning".....muchismas gracias! Tulemar Dave

Columbus, OH
Reviewed 3 April 2015 via mobile

I am sitting here on the upper deck of Casa Mirador on our last night, reflecting on what a wonderful vacation our family of five had this past week. It's hard to put into words just how wonderful Tulemar was but I will try. We are a couple in our early 40s with three kids, ages 12,9, and 6 (girl,...

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

HI mbntn....I hope you were on your balcony at 5 AM this morning.....I was on mine (and I'm your neighbor).....watching the full eclipse of the moon.....totally amazing.....one of the best places on the planet to watch.....so magical.....thank you so much for the excellent review and all of your comments on your stay in Casa Mirador and Tulemar.....yes....these tips are the...

Nanaimo, Canada
Reviewed 1 April 2015

This resort property is probably the most amazing place we have ever stayed as a family. The wildlife was abundant, from troupes of monkeys jumping off our roof into the tree tops below to the iguanas sunning themselves on our parking spot. The accommodations were beautiful and modern with awesome huge screened in shower rooms and comfy beds. Staff were...

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

Hi froggnik.....I love your first line....."probably the most amazing place we have ever stayed as a family".....that puts a HUGE smile on all of our faces....and it says it all....as do your comments on the abundant wildlife.....the Tulemar Beach....the concierge who bought the local fish for you.....and your villa....complete with the indoor/outdoor showers......thank you so much for posting the review...

Charlestown, Massachusetts, United States
Reviewed 1 April 2015

My husband and I just returned from Tullemar on Sunday (3/29) and it almost seems unfair to try to put our experience into words, it was so wonderful. We woke up to the sounds of monkeys and birds every morning right outside our window, swam in the ocean and pools twice daily, sipped frozen daiquiris and played in the sunshine,...

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

Hi Catie W......what a great review.....thank you so much.....we loved having you with us for your honeymoon......and thanks for all of your kind words on Chris.....your personal concierge.....he is a Tulemar Super Star.....he was so excited to have "honeymooners" in one of his bungalows......(he really is known for the little extras he does!).......we appreciate your comments on the beach.....and the...

Riverside, California
Reviewed 31 March 2015

My husband and I visited Manuel Antonio Costa Rica in 2013. We stayed in a private residence. On one of our exploration days we stumbled acoss Tulemar. There was a nice young man who was gratious enough to give us a tour of their rentals. He also told us there were private residences for rent as well. My husband and...

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

Hi VickieS.....wow....what a wonderful review of your stay in Casa de Frutas.....one of our premier, private villas.....thank you so much.....we love your story and we see it often.....guests come and stay with us in Tulemar.....then return for another stay and bring friends and family.....you could not have chosen a better villa for this vacation.....as you mentioned.....the villa is stunning.....with dramatic...

Sarasota, Florida
Reviewed 29 March 2015

This place is utterly amazing! We have stayed here 3 times and each time the service, food, experience is just over the top! Orlando has been our conceirge from the begininng and is nothing but excellent! Booked the last trip with Mari (who is is awesome at setting everything up for a great trip and experience) then once we arrived,...

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

Hi Chris P......thank you so much for the excellent review on your third stay in Tulemar......and I'm thrilled to see that Mari has already booked you for another trip down in July.....that is wonderful.....you, your family and friends are great guests.....so much fun.......Mari knows which villa you prefer (the Buena Vista 3 Bedroom Premium)......which tours/activities to pre-book......and then Orlando knows...

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 27 March 2015

We booked through Dave, which was a great experience, and from there a concierge was assigned to us. Chris answered every question prior to our trip...and took great care of us while there! (He is also a terrific private chef!) The entire staff seemed to have one mission: that we enjoyed ourselves and that everything would be perfect. This was...

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

Hi Mike W.....thanks for the great review on your stay in one of our Tulemar Bungalows......so happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us......since the Bungalows were the first accommodations built in Tulemar....they have the prime spots.....the ocean views are amazing......with a quirky rustic/jungle/tropical decor.....octagon shape....and windows all around.....they are not your typical motel room.....kind of like a...

Picton
Reviewed 25 March 2015

We had an amazing time at Nido de Gansos – we’d thought that two weeks would be long enough, but would gladly have stayed for a third. The architecture of the building is beautiful, and there were a large number of small, thoughtful touches - fresh cut flowers, a selection of pool toys, and our son loved the books on...

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

Hi RyanJ.....two weeks at Nido de Gansos....what a luxury......thank you so much for posting this review......we often have people ask "is a week too long?".....absolutely not.....there are just so many fun things to do in the area.....from the national park...to the zip lines....white water rafting.....jet skis.....canyoning......so many fun little restaurants and bars.....so much to see just in Tulemar.....like the wildlife...

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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: $310 - $1,119 (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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“stayed in buena vista 1 bedroom villa, very spacious”
803allaf, 25 Apr 2017 | Read review
“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
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