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Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 1 week ago

wonderful staff and service, good food, great accommodations, beautiful location. Highly recommended. Would have no problems returning. we were in a 3 bedroom villa. lots of wildlife to see. Children were very comfortable.

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Buena_Vista_Chris, Manager at Buena Vista Luxury Villas, responded to this review

Drmaino thank you for your review and stay with us at the Tulemar Resort. We are the number 4 destination in the world for family vacations so yes children definitely enjoy their time here. Yes, all the wildlife helps and both kids and adults love it! Thanks for the recommendation! Pura Vida, Chris

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Roomy modern villa with nice finish out. Friendly staff and great onsite dining makes the stay easy. The private beach is super nice. The shuttle service is fast and always ready. The walk to town is easy, but cabs are super expensive. So walk or eat on site.

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Buena_Vista_Chris, Manager at Buena Vista Luxury Villas, responded to this review

Michael thank you for your review and stay with us at the Tulemar Resort. The beach, the pools, the restaurant/bar with pool the shuttle service the fantastic staff. These are some of what make the Tulemar Resort the stellar destination it is in Costa Rica. Thanks again and Pura Vida! Chris

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Snow Hill, North Carolina
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Buena Vista Luxury Villas and staff EXCEEDED my expectations of majestic destinations as a first time visitor to Costa Rica. After arranging our driver for hire (RANDALL), who was most accommodating, to & from the airport to the villas, our concierge, ANDRES , was ready to accommodate our every need arranging all reservations and making activity recommendations tailored to our...

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Buena_Vista_Chris, Manager at Buena Vista Luxury Villas, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the excellent review and for making The Tulemar Resort your first stay in Costa Rica. So glad we exceeded all your expectations. I'm amazed that you remembered so many of the names; shows we really made an impression. We look forward to being a yearly vacation for you! Pura Vida, Chris

Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first time to Costa Rica and it won't be our last. We absolutely loved the resort, from the excellent staff, the perfect accommodations, the views, the food, to the wildlife. Every staff member there was exceptionally friendly and helpful. From the moment we arrived and we were greeted by Maria, to the end of our stay and...

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Buena_Vista_Chris, Manager at Buena Vista Luxury Villas, responded to this review

Pura Vida Debra! Tule Casa is the pinnacle of Tulemar Gardens as you well know having stayed there. Glad we could provide an excellent family vacation; thank you for choosing The Tulemar Resort and for your review! Pura Vida!! Chris

San Antonio, TX
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

(We were actually here in May of 2014.) We took a few guided trips with companies that had a driver pick us up. But also was good to just hang out on the deck and wait for the monkeys to show up in the afternoon (on their way to the beach). (Saw some reviewers who complain about the monkeys, but...

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Buena_Vista_Chris, Manager at Buena Vista Luxury Villas, responded to this review

Thanks Jim Bob for your review and stay with us at the Tulemar Resort! Thanks too for the repeat visit that is what really says the most to the future guest. And once you've been and you know the lay of the land it's easy to simply book right on the website! Thanks again and Pura Vida, Chris

South Florida, Florida
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We rented the 2 bedroom premium villa. We were 3 adults and 2 kids (4 and 2). Everything in the villa was total luxury, from the views to the bed. We enjoyed the Mangrove tour because it was a different experience, but in reality, we saw more animals and flowers on the property. There is as much or as little...

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Buena_Vista_Chris, Manager at Buena Vista Luxury Villas, responded to this review

Thank You Femmenoiredumonde for your "excellent" review, so glad you chose to stay at the Tulemar Resort. Yes the chef in villa is not to be missed and the best part is when they are done it's like no one was ever there, except for the delicious left overs if there are any. Thank for the great endorsement; future guests...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the perfect place for a vacation. The scenery is amazing and the villa itself was also wonderful. Just by walking through the resort you have the opportunity to see monkeys, sloths, birds, iguanas, etc. It is in a nice location within walking distance of some restaurants and stores but still has a secluded feel to it. Alex was...

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Buena_Vista_Chris, Manager at Buena Vista Luxury Villas, responded to this review

Thank you Emily for choosing The Tulemar Resort! And for your kind review; I'm very happy we could provide a "perfect place" for your vacation. Our staff pride themselves on crafting special experiences for visitors to our unique resort and to Costa Rica. And we specialize in working with first time in Costa Rica guests, from the moment you talk...

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved this place, the views are unbelievable, it's where the jungle meets the ocean, you get a little of both. Each villa is surrounded by windows with a great balcony where you can sit and watch the sunrise and set and make sure to wake up early and just sit on your balcony or lay in the hammock to look...

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Buena_Vista_Chris, Manager at Buena Vista Luxury Villas, responded to this review

Thank you lalagargano, for you great review and for choosing to stay with us here at the Tulemar Resort. The sea kayaks offered at the beach are extraordinary, especially if you take the time to explore the coastline, simply magnificent. Glad to hear you enjoyed the newly renamed Tule Café! I personally put the cabbage crunch on the menu and...

Youngsville, North Carolina
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tulemar is a beautiful resort. The staff was great and the property is breathtaking. We saw just about every creature we hoped to see during our Costa Rica visit (sloths, monkeys, iguanas, leaf cutter ants, bats, macaws, hawks, butterflies, etc.). It is truly a wildlife lovers dream location. Special thanks to Alex (our concierge). Alex helped us organize our time...

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Buena_Vista_Chris, Manager at Buena Vista Luxury Villas, responded to this review

Thank you Eric for your kind review; glad we could accomplish all required Costa Rica activities! When we talk to guests directly we often tell them that yes the volcano region is very nice, but very spa oriented. There is more to do in MA simply due to the fact that we have the sea butted up against the rainforest,...

Wenatchee, Washington
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Tulemar is a resort just outside of Manuel Antonio National Park, and because of their partnership with The Sloth Institute they have just as much biodiversity in the flora and fauna as the park. The villas and bungalows are very spacious, modern and offer spectacular views of the ocean and the greenery that surrounds each unit! The housekeeping is immaculate...

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Buena_Vista_Chris, Manager at Buena Vista Luxury Villas, responded to this review

Thank you "More than Fabulous" I mean Jenny, for a great review and for choosing to stay with us at the Tulemar Resort! You got it in reverse the Sloth Institute choose to locate in Tulemar due to the bio-diversity. We as the core infrastructure in Tulemar do all we can to maintain or improve it! Glad you enjoyed the...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Buena Vista Villas is a small, luxury boutique resort located inside Tulemar, a 33-acre gated resort community. Nestled in the jungle with stunning views, our villas offer luxury and privacy with all the amenities of a high-end beach resort: concierge and daily maid service, three pools and our private sandy beach. Breakfast is available daily at the pool with lunch, snacks and drinks at the beach in the afternoon, among monkeys and sloths. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Buena Vista Luxury Villas

Address: Tulemar Gardens, Manuel Antonio National Park 6350, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Manuel Antonio National Park
Price Range: $313 - $1,180 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Buena Vista Luxury Villas 4*
Number of rooms: 34
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Also Known As:
Buena Vista Luxury Villas Hotel Manuel Antonio National Park
Buena Vista Hotel And Casas
Buena Vista Luxury Villas Costa Rica/Manuel Antonio National Park
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Manuel Antonio National Park
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Manuel Antonio National Park
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“Spring for a suite.”
 of 5 bubbles Kyleann56, 4 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Tulecasa was great but close to the main road so there was some street noise. Just something to consider depending on your preferences.”
 of 5 bubbles jasperlove10, 30 Nov 2016 | Read review
“We loved the Jungle House! Quiet, private, great views!”
 of 5 bubbles anginCA, 30 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The highest room offers the quieter sleep”
 of 5 bubbles mcpowder2016, 30 Nov 2016 | Read review
“I was in a 2 bedroom with amazing views, so could not imagine a better villa or view.”
 of 5 bubbles femmenoiredumonde, 23 Nov 2016 | Read review
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