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Ancaster, Canada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I went to the Tulemar Resort in January for 7 nights and absolutely loved it! We stayed in the standard villa (Little Iguana Villa) and had a beautiful terrace overlooking the jungle. The room was clean and had everything we needed to make our own breakfasts and we enjoyed them out on the terrace where we not...

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

Thank you Alexandra for staying and reviewing us at the Tulemar Resort. Marlin has done wonderful things at the Tule Café, healthy delicious food! The Select Villas Standard rooms are perfect little love nests for couples. Thank you for allowing us to exceed your expectations! Pura Vida, Chris

Concord, Massachusetts
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tulemar is perfect for us. We will be back again and again. He food is excellent. The services outstanding. There are lots of trees at the beach if you want to avoid the sun, as we did. We think of the suites as treehouse but modern and luxurious they are. There is nothing lacking!

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"There is nothing Lacking"... Thank You! Chris, for your stay and excellent review of the Tulemar Resort! Pura Vida! Chris

Winnipeg, Canada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Buena Vista (TuleMar) was amazing! The villas were fantastic with great views. Out concierge Orlando looked after every detail from the first moment. If you get a chance for a nature walk with Roger in Manuel Antonio Park I highly recommend you take it - we did 4 nature walks in various areas in Costa Rica and Roger was by...

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

Thank you Sreab for staying and reviewing us at the Tulemar Resort. Time spent with Roger in the Jungle is always edifying. The Sloth Institute is here in Tulemar Gardens and always provides an interesting excursion right here on property. No future guests, Tule Café is not an Italian restaurant but we can Ballo with the best of them in...

Baltimore
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We just returned from this incredible place. The casa where we stayed was amazing. Beautiful view, very large, spotlessly maintained with a full kitchen and a great veranda from which we saw monkeys, parrots, iguanas and more. The service was excellent, the staff could not have been more helpful. Alex, Orlando, Maria, David, Juan and the others were the best....

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

Mgorman137, Thank you for staying and reviewing and review so concise and on point and highly! Pura Vida, Chris

mtbike2000
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of the best places we have stayed at. All the staff was wonderful and friendly including the bar staff and David the beach attendant. villas are amazingly nice and accommodated our group perfectly. The views of the ocean, the beach, and the abundant wildlife was everywhere on the property. We stayed in 404 villa which had great...

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

Thank you Keith; "we'll keep the light on" for you and look forward to hosting you again! Our 3 bedroom Premium Villas are excellent and economic accommodations for large groups - not budget if you're the only one footing the bill=). We are blessed with a perfect location, location, location! Thank you for staying and so fondly reviewing us, Pura...

South Lake Tahoe, California
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I stayed in one of the bungalows for my 40th. I'm not sure what I was more impressed with, the grounds or the staff. Both were spectacular! Orlando was our concierge and he went above and beyond to make our stay extra special. He arranged special excursions for us, planned housekeeping around our activities, pointed out wildlife...

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Sierralauren Thank you! Happy 40th, glad you celebrated it with us! Pura Vida, Chris

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our 4 night stay at luxurious Buena Vista was terrific. From our spacious villa and veranda we had a panoramic view of the ocean and forest canopy. The restaurant had open air seating with ocean and sunset views and healthy food choices. A shuttle took us down daily to the private beach where David provided chairs, umbrellas, kayaks, snorkeling equp.,...

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

Thank you Kathleen for your review and stay with us. We are happy and humbled always when we hear expressions like "exceeded our expectations". I hope we get the opportunity to host you again! Pura Vida, Chris

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place was amazing! It was incredible the bungalow that we stayed in. It was so peaceful and quiet, and we had everything that we needed. The person assigned to us was named Orlando. He was so attentive to all our needs, and he worked so hard for us. Any issue that arose, he would be either texting us, or...

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

Thank you Kathleen for reviewing us and for staying with us! I have to thank Orlando too; him and all my concierges work so hard to ensure our guests enjoy their time in Manuel Antonio. Glad you enjoyed the resort and I hope we can host you again. Pura Vida, Chris

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a fantastic vacation at Tulemar. Our family of 5 with 2 teenagers and a 20 year old all had a wonderful time. The villa we stayed was more than big enough for our family and had a fantastic balcony that had great views of the ocean, the rainforest, sunsets and plenty of wildlife with three types of monkeys...

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

Thank you Bob for this absolutely gushing review! Thanks for staying with us at the Tulemar Resort. We've worked very hard over the past year to bring food service up to an extraordinary level. Thank you for noticing! Very high praise to say "best vacation ever"; we'll take it! Pura Vida! Chris

Atlanta, Ga
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tulemar is an outstanding resort complex and a perfect base for exploring this area of Costa Rica. So the resort itself includes everything you need for a great vacation experience ( a secluded, calm beach with an attentive staff, lush green surroundings, nature trails and wildlife,a resort restaurant that is on par with the better restaurants in the surrounding area,...

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AtlantaBusTravel, Thank you for your review and stay with us at the Tulemar Resort. I loved the matter of fact tone conveyed in your review. It's the location over the de facto private beach and the meticulously groomed grounds that make us unique. The Tule Café has matured into an excellent restaurant destination here in MA. Ultimately it's our knowledgeable,...

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
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  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
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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: $299 - $1,284 (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
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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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