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San Jose, Costa Rica
Reviewed 7 April 2016

Buena Vista Villas is one of my favorite places in Manuel Antonio! It truly has it all within a 33-acre tropical rain forest reserve, full of wildlife. It's one of the few options in Manuel Antonio that has direct beach access from the property, which is worth the higher price-tag in itself. The accommodations, especially the Premium Villas, are very...

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

Thanks Theresa, Glad you made it over and sounds like you had a great time. Tulemar beach is the central attraction to our guests: private, pampered and fully outfitted! But don't forget the wildlife lots and lots of wildlife and an onsite naturalist to point out what you might miss. Thanks again for the stay and review! Pura Vida, Chris

Reviewed 7 April 2016

This was an absolutely amazing 2 bedroom villa. Great location - saw plenty of wildlife - sign up for the sloth tour - offered by the sloth institute . We saw over 25 - cost is a suggested donation . This tour is only open to folks staying in Tulemar . The private beach is beautiful - some rocks at...

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

Thank you Kim for your stay and for the review. Glad you enjoyed the Sloth Institutes tour and the donations help the institute to continue their work. Yes our central location is perfect for exploring areas outside Tulemar Gardens. Thanks again and Pura Vida, Chris

Chicago, IL
Reviewed 5 April 2016

We rented a 2 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath apartment for 4 nights at Buena Vista Villas. We ooh'd and ah's at the pictures prior to heading out, and once we arrived, we were fully fulfilled in out expectations. The place is gorgeous, with an incredible easy layout. The full kitchen and living area upstairs and the bedrooms and bath downstairs...

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

Thank you Baek! We are very gratified to hear your expectations were met to an outstanding level! I'm very glad to hear you enjoyed our restaurant and anticipate that changes we are implementing are taking root! Thank you very much for your excellent review and for choosing our resort. Pura Vida, Chris

cleveland
Reviewed 4 April 2016

The overall experience at Buena Vista Villas was everything you would expect from the reviews. Property is gorgeous, views are spectacular and wildlife unbelievable. But what truly sets this apart from the rest is the staff. To start, Miguel and Orlando did not miss a beat. Everytime I mentioned that I was going to call them for dinner reservations, I...

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

Thank you Sazcleveland for your excellent review The other driver's name you can't remember is Jorge he is our newest employee with great potential and the bartendres's name is Daniela a long time gem on our staff. Thank you for recognizing our extraordinary staff, we very much appreciate that. Thanks again for choosing our resort! Pura Vida, Chris

Reviewed 3 April 2016

The location is superb - close to a number of restaurants off property, but once on the grounds you feel as if you are secluded from civilization. We stayed in a two bedroom villa and was spectacular! The view was amazing! You are surrounded by wildlife (each day we were visited by monkeys on our terrace)! The whole family agreed...

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

Thank you Jman! Thank you for your stay and glowing review! Your descriptions are perfect. Yes, even when we have no vacancy the Tulemar Beach Resort seems unpopulated, a tranquil paradise. Our villa accommodations are varied and for future guests ask about Jungle House or Tule Casa these are our newest units. Thanks again Jman! Pura Vida, Chris

Chattanooga, Tennessee
Reviewed 2 April 2016

We LOVED our stay at Buena Vista Luxury Villas! The villa was superb and so much more than what we expected. The view from our villa was magnificent and our morning monkey visits just made our vacation. We can not say enough about the warm welcome and the fabulous staff. We did not encounter an unkind or unfriendly face. We...

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

Kelly Thank you for heart felt review and for staying with us at the Tulemar Beach Resort! Glad you enjoyed the monkey floor show! We too look forward to your return visit, until then- Pura Vida! Chris

New Hyde Park, New York
Reviewed 1 April 2016

Words cannot describe what an amazing time we had at Tulemar! We stayed in Bungalow 115 from 3/23 until yesterday (3/31) morning with our 2 little girls (5 and 7). Here are the reasons why this has been our best vacation yet, and why we will most definitely return: 1) Unbelievable Service - From booking our bungalow and excursions here...

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Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 30 March 2016

My family of 4 stayed at Buena Vista in early March and had a wonderful time. Walking distance to grocery store, which then will deliver your groceries, and many good restaurants. Easy access to Manuel Antonio Park. Our unit had amazing views of the Pacific and monkeys were around most mornings and loved our hot tub. Unit was a little...

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

Dukie93, Thanks for the review and for choosing to stay with us at the Tulemar Beach Resort. Thank you for the appreciation of our service our guests are dear to us. We have and are continuing to make food service changes to better accommodate our guests. Pura Vida, Chris

Madrid, Spain
Reviewed 30 March 2016

These villas are absolutely amazing. The Tulemar Gardens grounds are spectacular, with loads of wildlife and vegetation. The beach is really nice. The service was amazing. Upon arrival we were assigned a personal concierge who went above and beyond to help make our stay as memorable as possible. Another person to point out is the guide from the resort who...

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

Emile thank you for the review and for staying with us. Glad you enjoyed the property and sorry to hear of your disappointment with the Breakfast. Of late we have become acutely aware of our deficiencies there and since your visit we have already made many changes. Thank you and pura vida, Chris

Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 28 March 2016

This was our second spring break in Costa Rica and we have stayed both times at Buena Vista Luxury Villas, Tulemar. Excellent staff from housekeeping, bartenders, waiters/waitresses and of course Orlando and Miguel both of our concierges! The sunsets are just amazing! We stayed in a house last year and this year a villa...both were wonderful. Anything you need or...

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ASMDEN, Thank you for your succinct and warm review! We really appreciate it and hope we can serve you again next time you come! Pura vida!! Chris

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Welcome to Tulemar Resort The Premier Resort Hotel in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica Rated as the number 1 resort hotel in Central America and Costa Rica and number 9 in the World by Trip Advisor Tulemar Resort is a full service resort set in the peaceful 33-acre gated and secure Tulemar Gardens Condominium. A wide variety of standalone accommodations are available for our guests, including the famed Tulemar Bungalows & Villas, as well as our luxurious 1, 2, and 3 bedroom Buena Vista Luxury Villas. The property itself is spectacular, nestled in a lush rainforest overlooking the beautiful Manuel Antonio coastline. Surrounded by nature, Tulemar Resort features incredible gardens, walking paths, thriving wildlife, and the ONLY exclusive sandy beach in the region. At Tulemar Resort you will enjoy the luxury and privacy of your very own villa, along with the amenities of a high end resort, including concierge service, daily maid service, 4 swimming pools, beach bar, spa services, tour desk, and the best sunset bar and restaurant in town. We invite you to review our website for photos and details, then book one of these magnificent villas or bungalows and experience the most unforgettable vacation of your life! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Tulemar's Buena Vista Luxury Villas

Address: Tulemar Gardens, Manuel Antonio National Park 6350, Costa Rica (Formerly Buena Vista Luxury Villas)
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Manuel Antonio National Park
Price Range: $309 - $1,115 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Tulemar's Buena Vista Luxury Villas 4*
Number of rooms: 38
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Also Known As:
Buena Vista Luxury Villas Hotel Manuel Antonio National Park
Buena Vista Hotel And Casas
Tulemar's Buena Vista Luxury Villas Costa Rica/Manuel Antonio National Park
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#1 Luxury Hotel in Manuel Antonio National Park
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Manuel Antonio National Park
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