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Tulemar Bungalows & Villas

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San Francisco, CA
Reviewed 3 August 2015

I stayed in a Tulemar bungalow with my husband and 2 teens, which we rented from Green Coast Rentals. You can also rent directly from Tulemar/Buena Vista. We wanted a nice hotel where we could walk to the beach and be close to Manuel Antonio Park, which is why we chose Tulemar over some of the other upscale hotels in...

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

Thanks for the nice review. Tulemar Dave

Reviewed 2 August 2015 via mobile

This is our second trip to Tulemar. Our first time staying in the bungalows. The bungalow was very cozy with a great large deck. Our views off the deck were amazing. We loved our close encounters with the white faced monkeys, the sloth In the tree off our deck! We can't say enough about your staff. They were always cheerful...

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

Hi JackieBils.......thanks for the review......we loved having you with us.....glad you enjoyed the bungalow and the wildlife sightings from your balcony.......with 33 acres to roam.....Tulemar really does have a lot of wildlife to observe.....all three types of monkeys.....both types of sloths.....exotic birds and reptiles.....it's like living in the jungle.....because it is.....lol......thanks for the kind words on Mauricio.....your personal concierge.....and one...

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Reviewed 2 August 2015 via mobile

Once again Tulemar Bungalows and Villas has made our time in Costa Rica memorable for a much needed vacation. Mauricio our concierge made sure all our needs were met from the point of booking to the final adios!! Mauricio and his staff at Tulemar are very savvy about the best restaurants in the area and have no problem navigating us...

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

Welcome back and thanks for the great review on your stay in one of our Tulemar Bungalows.....I think this was your 4th or 5th visit.....which says so much.....thanks for your kind words on Mauricio as well.....our Tulemar Super Star Concierge......he really does know the best local guides, tours and dining options.....and is famous for the little special touches that make...

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 1 August 2015

This was our first trip to Costa Rica and will definitely return to Tulemar! We were in Villa Mot Mot and experienced so many visitors right on our deck (monkeys, more monkeys, a sloth, birds etc). The sunsets were amazing. The staff is fantastic and everyone really wants to help . Jonathan and Al were great as our on site...

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

Hi Saleena D.....now you know why Villa Mot Mot is one of our most popular one bedroom villas......the huge balcony with amazing ocean/sunset views......the quiet/secluded location......and so many wildlife visits.....it's like living in the jungle.....lol....well....I guess all of our bungalows and villas are in the jungle.....we are so fortunate to have so much wildlife in Tulemar......thanks for your comments on...

Barbados
Reviewed 31 July 2015

We choose Tulemar for our family holiday based on the trip advisor reviews and were not disappointed. The location was excellent, monkeys and iguanas roaming the property, the staff were excellent and our concierege was very helpful. Food was not fine dining but still very acceptable. We were there for 6 days and ate most meals at the hotel which...

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

Hi Gerry M.....thank you very much for the nice review on your stay in Tulemar......glad to hear that you have a good time and enjoyed all that Tulemar has to offer.....yes....the Tulemar Bungalows were the first accommodations built in Tulemar......14 of them......octagon in shape.....windows all around.....perched on the hillside with amazing ocean views and surrounded by the jungle.....they are rustic...

San Diego, California, United States
Reviewed 30 July 2015

This was our first trip to Costa Rica and we are now spoiled rotten! Tulemar was gorgeous and perfect for our family of 5. Ashley was excellent in helping us set up excursions and even delivered brownies to us on our last night in town. Truly, the beauty is remarkable and luxury exceeded our expectations. I believe we have found...

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

Hi Jenn B.....we loved having your family with us.....so glad you enjoyed Casa del Mar and Tulemar......Casa del Mar was a perfect choice for you.....2 bedrooms / 2.5 baths / 2 floors / full kitchen-living-dining room and a huge balcony complete with jacuzzi and ocean views......plus the services of Ashley......one of our Super Star concierges......thanks for posting the review and...

Brookline, Massachusetts, United States
Reviewed 30 July 2015

We LOVED our stay at Tulemar. The location of the bungalow perched on the side of the cliff, overlooking the ocean, with monkeys and sloths in the trees all around, was really unbelievable. We saw as much wildlife in Tulemar as we did in the national park itself. We enjoyed the attentive service of the staff, the beautiful beach, the...

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

HI Kate G.....thank you for taking the time to post a review of your stay in Tulemar......we're so happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us......the Bungalows are really fun.....tropical/rustic and quirky in design.....surrounded by jungle.....but with great ocean views.....like a tree house with AC.....and Tulemar is so fortunate to have so much wildlife.......all three types of monkeys.....both...

Brooklyn, NY
Reviewed 29 July 2015 via mobile

I mean, just look at all the other reviews! There's a reason for the consistently glowing words. This was our second trip and it was just wonderful. The staff, pools, beach, wildlife...this is just an amazing place to escape to. This time around we stayed three nights (over a 16 day trip to CR) and just enjoyed the property, no...

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

Hi john127.....welcome back.....and a big "hi" from Julien, your concierge from 4 years ago.......thanks for the review on your stay in one of our Tulemar Bungalows again.......we're happy to have you back with us.....16 days in Costa Rica....what a trip.....I'm glad you included Tulemar......thanks for your comments on David at the Tulemar Beach.....he really is an asset and a Tulemar...

Santa Monica, California
Reviewed 28 July 2015

Our family just got back from a week at Tulemar and it was the best vacation we've ever had! We were in Villa Kiskadee and the house was amazing, perfectly appointed and spectacular views of the water and mountains from every room. We had visits from monkeys, toucans, sloths, iguanas, and more...all close-up in the trees just off our deck....

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

Hi Lauri C.....thank you for the wonderful review and comments on your stay in Villa Kiskadee in Tulemar.....one of our premier, private villas......Villa Kiskadee was a great choice for your family......4 bedrooms / 4.5 baths / 3 floors / private pool and as you experienced.....this villa has one of the top three views in all of Tulemar and more wildlife...

Mount Dora, Florida
Reviewed 28 July 2015

We stayed in one of the bungalows and what a view to wake up to and sunsets to watch at night. It was spectacular with its own private beach and beautiful grounds full of animals and plants. This is definetly a great place to stay. The hotel staff (Stephanie, Orlando and Miguel) were wonderful. We loved it and would stay...

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Hi 21KellyW....thanks for the excellent review of your stay in one of our Tulemar Bungalows.....so happy to hear that you enjoyed your time in Tulemar.....the Bungalows were the first accommodations built in Tulemar and they really do have some of the best views......perched on the hillside and surrounded by jungle with windows all around to capture the views.....kind of like...

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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: $305 - $1,103 (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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