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Setauket, New York
Reviewed 6 December 2015

My husband and I decided to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary in Costa Rica. The weather, wild life, country, and people made Costa Rica our destination of choice. After doing a tremendous amount of research, we decided Tulemar was the best fit for us. Tulemar is serene and peaceful truly a piece of paradise in the rainforest. My expectations were...

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

Hi fpt90......thank you so much for the 5 Star review......we loved having you two with us for your 25th anniversary........people often ask if a week is too much in Tulemar/Manuel Antonio.....as you know.....it is not......9 days worked so well for you.....thanks for your kind words on Ashley.....your personal concierge and one of our Tulemar Super Stars.......she understands her guests and...

Reviewed 2 December 2015 via mobile

In November 2015, my boyfriend and I visited his home country of Costa Rica for the first time together. After a few days in La Fortuna, we made our way down to Manuel Antonio and spent an incredible four days at Tulemar. We stayed in Bungalow 110 which provided a breathtaking view. But really anywhere on the grounds offers an...

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

Hi Jenna K......thank you for the wonderful review and congratulations on your engagement......we were all so excited and happy for you two......I agree....the Tulemar Beach is amazing.......I had lunch there on Sunday with friends......so relaxing with the sound of the waves and breeze blowing thru the palms......feet in the sand.....and a cool drink......sunsets at the beach are magical and the...

Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 2 December 2015

My family (me, my husband, my 67 year old mother, and my 5 & 8 year old boys) had a fantastic stay at Villa Mot Mot in the Tulemar Condominiums over the week of (U.S.) Thanksgiving 2015. We were originally supposed to vacation in February 2015 (in a different Tulemar bungalow), but an ill-timed blizzard scuttled our plans. Thankfully, we...

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

Hi Sarah B.....thank you so much for the 5 Star review on your stay in Villa Mot Mot in Tulemar.....we really appreciate it.....and thanks for all the information you provided.....so helpful to someone searching for the right spot to stay......you were so smart purchasing the travel insurance......you never know what might happen.....although very disappointing for your family in February (your...

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 1 December 2015

Three of my girlfriends and I stayed at Tulemar bungalows for 5 nights in the middle of November. We had an incredible experience from beginning to end. The bungalow had an amazing view of the ocean and faced the sunset everyday. It was very clean, comfortable and had more than enough space for the four of us. The grounds and...

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

HI Kristina350......thank you so much for the wonderful review on your stay in Tulemar......we're so happy that you enjoyed your time with us......the Bungalows are great......tropical, rustic and quirky design......octagon shape......glass all around....with amazing ocean and jungle views.....lots of space too.....and thanks for your comments on our staff.....we all work hard to provide the best experience possible......glad you got to...

Reviewed 30 November 2015 via mobile

Where do I begin?! I cannot say enough good things about BVV! Everything from the amazing views to the impeccable customer service (Thank you, Orlando!) was breathtaking. Literally everyone we encountered at the resort was able to provide assistance with any aspect of our trip. For example, we were "lost" one morning waiting for the shuttle to an excursion, and...

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

Hi Shiquita G......so nice to hear from you.....thanks for the review on your stay in Tulemar.....and your comments on Orlando.....one of our Tulemar Stars.....and the rest of our staff.....everyone is delighted to assist where ever they can.....that's just part of the experience at Tulemar.....add to that the wide choice of accommodations.....the ocean views.....the Tulemar Beach.....the wildlife visits.....and our location.....right in...

Louisville, Kentucky
Reviewed 28 November 2015

My husband and I spent a week at Tulemar in November of 2015. Overall, we had a wonderful experience. The property itself is a tropical paradise: we enjoyed sitting on our porch in the morning and watching monkeys venture from tree to tree. The private beach was sparsely populated and offered free boogie boards and kayaks. The staff at Tulemar...

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

Hi allisonannana.......thanks for the 5 Star review......we work very hard to earn those from our guests and we're so pleased when our guests are happy.....one of my favorite things is also sitting on the porch in the morning (and evenings) watching the wildlife......Tulemar has all three types of monkeys.....both types of sloths.....plus exotic birds and reptiles......always something to see someplace...

Brownsville, WI
Reviewed 27 November 2015

My husband and I stayed at the Mot Mot Hideaway while at Tulemar. Both the property and Mot Mot were spectacular. Vanessa was very helpful in the planning stages and once we arrived Al and Jorge were great! The entire staff was friendly and very accommodating. Leo at the restaurant went above and beyond making us feel well taken care...

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

Hi BBergman......thank you so much for the wonderful 5 Star review of your stay in Mot Mot Hideaway in Tulemar.....now you know why it is our most popular one bedroom suite......from the secluded location.....to the huge deck complete with living/dining furnishings and a complete outdoor kitchen......the deck is perfect for watching those amazing ocean views and all the wildlife......plus you...

Reviewed 24 November 2015

I traveled with brother to Costa Rica in late October & early November and stayed at Tulemar at the beginning and end of our trip. We thoroughly enjoyed our time there and the staff was extremely friendly and helpful. The grounds are beautiful and very spread out with the lower part of the property pretty much a jungle that leads...

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

Hi Richard H.....thanks for the 5 Star review on your stay in Tulemar......we really enjoyed having you and your brother with us....it was nice chatting with you at our front desk......like so many travelers......you didn't want to leave once you arrived and were able to arrange your trip to come back and spend additional time with us.....that gave you the...

Fresno, California
Reviewed 15 November 2015 via mobile

Tulemar was fabulous beyond expectations! Casa Frutas took our breath away. My husband and I, could not get enough of this home and it's spetacular views. Every day was a new adventure. Relaxing at the private beach after a scenic hike through the property and encountering wildlife was amazing! Monkeys, sloths and iguanos were to name a few. We ziplined...

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

Hi nahoulee.....thank you so much for posting this great review on your stay in Casa de Frutas in Tulemar......we loved having you and your friends with us......what a fun and active group.......(thanks in part to your "tour leader" Cindy!)........Casa de Frutas really was the perfect spot for your 3 couples......lots of social space plus lots of room for privacy too.....and...

Oakdale, Minnesota
Reviewed 12 November 2015

My husband and I recently spent 7 wonderful nights in Tulemar, Casa Panorama Lower, to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary! The service was exceptional! As our concierge Kimberly Barron stated on our arrival, the best natural resource of Costa Rica is the Ticos (the local people)!. But all the other natural resources are exceptional also. We enjoyed monkeys, sloths, toucans,...

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

Hi 40yearsandcounting......thanks for choosing Tulemar for your anniversary trip and thanks for the great review on your stay in Casa Panorama.....the lower suite is perfect for 1-2 people......separate bedroom with a king bed.....living/dining/full kitchen.....large balcony....all with ocean views.....and the personal concierge services of Kimberly....one of our Tulemar Stars......she really does work hard to make sure you have exactly the trip...

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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: $299 - $1,102 (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
Hotel Style:
#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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