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Marion, MA
Reviewed 22 February 2016

This was our second time staying at Tulemar and it is a truly amazing place. The views from our villa were spectacular. You can sit right there on your balcony and watch the monkeys in the trees. My kids loved that. The pools are wonderful. The beach is my all time favorite beach and I have been to quite a...

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

Thank you travelmom! Repeat business says it all. So glad you came back and we look forward to another visit! Our Tulemar resort is a perfect destination for either action packed adventure or tranquil r and r. Let us know what your desires are and we'll do the rest. Pura Vida! Chris

merrick_cj
Reviewed 21 February 2016

Just got back from a week at Buena Vista/Tulemar. 10 of us stayed in the very spacious 3 bedroom villa #404. The villas were very well equipped with great views of both the ocean and of the incredible natural surroundings. Service from beginning to end was top notch. Alvaro worked with me for months before arrival to book excursions and...

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

CJ glad you enjoyed your stay with us and thank you for your review! The private chef service for large groups in the Premium Villas is simply not to be missed, better than going to a restaurant with all the perks of going to a restaurant: no driving anywhere, service right in your "home" and NO clean up! Manuel Antonio...

Baltimore, Maryland
Reviewed 21 February 2016

We can't imagine anything more we need in a vacation. The staff at Tullemar is always so helpful and positive and kind. Many thanks to Michael, David, and Daniella! You always are made to feel comfortable and special here. The setting is amazing with the animals integrated into your experience. The pool at sunset was so refreshing after a wonderful...

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

Susanne, thank you for your great review and for choosing to stay with us on your vacation! So glad we were able to make you feel so comfortable during your vacation. Our restaurant Buena Vista del Sol is one if not the best place to see the sunset in Manuel Antonio and Tulemar beach is a rare gem with all...

Reviewed 18 February 2016 via mobile

This was my first time vacationing outside of the USA and this resort and Costa Rica overall surpassed my expectations immensely! My husband suggested Costa Rica since he had been a class trip before and just had to come back. I booked this place after reading numerous reviews and it did not let us down! Firstly, the customer service was...

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

Andrew and Natalia, we're so pleased to be your first experience outside the states and to hear we exceeded expectations well you know that makes me happy! I hope you too will become a Tulemar Resort regular! Thanks again for your review and for choosing to stay with us! Pura Vida, Chris

Toms River, New Jersey
Reviewed 18 February 2016

As another reviewer said this is a Luxurious wildlife experience. You are totally pampered by the amazing staff in the middle of an incredible natural preserve. We saw more squirrel monkeys, capuchins and sloths here than in the state park We also saw toucans from our balcony. The accommodations are beautiful, comfortable and impeccable. The staff makes you feel so...

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

Susan, thank for your 5 star review; we are very pleased to have provided such a magnificent time for your group. Orlando is one of the nicest people anyone will ever meet. Always glad to hear our staff is pampering the guests! Thanks again for your stay and great review! Pura Vida, Chris

Spokane, Washington
Reviewed 17 February 2016

The Tulemar Buena Vista Resort was a wonderful way to experience Costa Rica! The villa was beautiful, spacious and built to be a part of nature! We were treated royally by the staff and were welcomed by the sweet monkeys and dramatic ocean views. I highly recommend.

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

Jeane, Thanks for your review and for staying with us. Always so happy to hear guests felt spoiled by our attention. All the units in Buena Vista Luxury Villas and Tulemar Bungalows are as closely integrated into "nature" as possible and the abundant wildlife seems to agree. Thanks for the recommendation! Pura Vida, Chris

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 15 February 2016

We had a great time, this was our second time to Costa Rica and first time with our kids. The Tulemar resort easily met expectations and the friendliness and helpfulness of the staff easily exceeded expectations. Michael was our concierge for the week and he was fantastic! The resort was clean, spacious, had plenty of amenities and had a wonderful...

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Kelly B thank you for a great review and for choosing to stay with us at the Tulemar Resort. Our resort is a great destinations for families traveling in Latin America for the first time; we make things easy pleasy. There is so much to do in and around Manuel Antonio and our resort is perfect for staying or going...

Reviewed 15 February 2016

We spent 3 nights in one of the beautiful 1 bedroom villas, which are excellently equipped, and have the most amazing views of the Pacific coast. Every morning we were visited by the Capuchin monkeys on our balcony who seemed to hear us the moment we opened the door. Beautiful beach with a restaurant and bar (limited menu) which could...

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Santiago, Chile
Reviewed 13 February 2016 via mobile

We stay for 12 days with my wife and our three kids. The Villa was beautiful, with a great view of the forest & ocean. It was also close to two of the resort pools, wich the kids enjoy daily. The Tulemar beach is great as it is small, but well equipped and with great service. All staff at Tulemar...

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

Thank you mauchovarela for staying with us and for writing your review. I'm glad to hear you spent a large amount of time with us! Glad the service was up to par! Thanks again and Pura Vida! Chris

Weymouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 February 2016

We spent four nights in a wonderful villa and didn't want to leave! We arrived early before our room was ready and were greeted by Andreas, the concierge, who took us for a walk around the grounds spotting sloths, howler monkeys and some beautiful birds. The villas are set on a hillside overlooking a private beach and the pacific ocean....

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Jenny thank you for your review and stay. Technically speaking there are 5 pools one is a splash pool for Jungle house and I think the one you didn't notice was the adult pool. Just FYI for future guests. Glad we could accommodate you with your diet. Yes we are aware of the water issue in the select villas and...

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
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  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
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  • Airport Transportation
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 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: $301 - $1,297 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — 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
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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“We like a room with direct access to the van pick ups, though some might prefer the remoteness of some of the bungalows.”
 of 5 bubbles SusanneC739, 19 Feb 2017 | Read review
“The Villas in the 400s are amazing. But can't go wrong with wherever you say.”
 of 5 bubbles travelgirl77777, 17 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Villas are on a steep hill but shuttles are always available. Suggest making sure you're near the restaurant”
 of 5 bubbles stephensI1835OS, 12 Feb 2017 | Read review
“All villa rooms have an ocean view. There are no bad rooms or even mediocre ones.”
 of 5 bubbles 818christinee, 6 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Many types of rooms and Cass to choose from, some more for budget conscious. All are great”
 of 5 bubbles mgorman137, 3 Feb 2017 | Read review
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