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Tulemar Bungalows & Villas

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Tulemar Gardens, Manuel Antonio National Park 6350, Costa Rica
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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New Orleans, Louisiana
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We rented a two-bedroom bungalow that had the most amazing decor. Spacious deck with dining table, lounging chairs, Jacuzzi. Very big showers open to outdoors and with rainfall shower heads. Sunset view. Modern kitchen well equipped. Most comfortable. Watch out for bats. ... Swimming pool with lovely view and small restaurant. Beach is good but surf has lots of sand... More 

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

Hi ejbc2015......thanks for the great review on your stay in Casa del Mar...one of our very popular two bedroom villas.......we're so glad that you enjoyed the villa and Tulemar......I also love the indoor/outdoor showers......such a unique way to enjoy nature......glad you also loved the Tulemar Beach......conditions do change with the tides throughout the day......we go from almost flat with no... More 

Wadsworth, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Tulemar is an amazing resort. The grounds are immaculate, and the condo we stayed in was beautiful. We especially loved the porch with the hammock. Each morning I sat on the porch with a cup of coffee and enjoyed the howler monkeys in the trees in front of me or feasted my eyes on beautiful tropical birds. The employees were... More 

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

Hi debbie0615.....than you so much for the nice review.....we enjoyed having you with us.....early mornings on the deck are my favorite too.....experiencing the jungle awakening.....the birds....the monkeys.....the sounds of nature.....cool and fresh.....an amazing way to start the day.....thanks for booking with us and we hope to have you back again! Tulemar Dave More 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Oh where to begin! My Fiancé and I spent the second half of our trip to Costa Rica here after spending some time near Arenal. The beauty of this property will take your breath away. The views from the pool, the bar area, the villa, and of course the beach are indescribable. Imagine azure blue water against lush green vegetation.... More 

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

Hi jessicamsantiago......what a wonderful review on your stay in Tulemar.....thank you so much for taking the time to post.....I loved your description of the wildlife....the jungle....and the Tulemar Beach.....it's like living in a tropical jungle.....because it is.....we are so fortunate to have so much wildlife right in the resort.....(with 33 acres to roam, there is plenty of room for animals... More 

Elmhurst, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Our family has traveled to many great spots with outstanding accommodations, but we all agreed between the accommodations and location, the people and overall experience, this was our favorite vacation. If you are looking for that all inclusive resort feel this is not the place for you. Tulemar provides top shelf accommodations and service, but also provides a great deal... More 

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

Hi George B.....thank you so much for such a detailed review.....I think you should write for our web site....lol.....there is nothing for me to add except that we loved having your family with us at Casa Mirador and we are thrilled that you plan to return....thanks for all the kind words on our staff too! Tulemar Dave More 

El Paso, Texas
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We just got back from a wonderful stay at Tulemar! It was by far the best place we stayed at while in Costa Rica. We stayed in a wonderful bungalow and were surrounded by sloths, and monkeys. Everyone there was so nice and helpful, especially Chris our onsite concierge. If you want personal attention, this is the place to stay.... More 

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

Hi lindakQ321RA......thanks for the great review on your stay in one of our Tulemar Bungalows......so glad you enjoyed your time with us.....the Bungalows are a great choice.....rustic/jungle design and decor.....glass all around.....perched on the hillside with amazing ocean and jungle views.....perfect for 1-4 guests.....plus all the amenities of Tulemar and the personal concierge services of Chris....one of our Tulemar Super... More 

Springboro, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I, and my brother's family recently spent a week in Casa Las Nubes. This house is extraordinarily beautiful! The view and the surrounding flora and fauna were breathtaking. Even better than the house and view was the friendly service we received from Jonathan, Al, and all of the other staff that we met. Not only did they... More 

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

Hi Jtoschlog....thank you so much for the great review on your stay in Casa Las Nubes.....we loved having your families with us.....Casa Las Nubes is one of our premier, private villas.....an award winner for architectural design.....amazing ocean views.....lots of wildlife visits.....and that pool that runs thru the middle of the house and spills out over the back side.....incredible.....and so much... More 

Guildford
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was an unscheduled visit, arranged very last minute, but we struck lucky. Tulemar could take us in a 'standard room' (in fact two standard rooms - we had to move half way through). I would not call it a boutique hotel, more a rental on a delightful, gated estate. A 'standard room' is the lower half of a hexagonal... More 

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Mobile, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We just returned from a week long stay in the three bedroom Buena Vista villa. It held all 11 people comfortably. Michael and Julien were fantastic concierges. Julien made our plans before the trip and Michael was our onsite concierge. He put up with our multiple change of plans, and all of our special requests. We took advantage of the... More 

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

Hi Susie1122.....thank you so much for the wonderful review on your stay in one of our three bedroom premium villas.....we loved having your family with us...the three bedroom villa was a great choice....with three bedrooms....3.5 baths.....3 floors......full kitchen, living and dining areas......plus a large balcony with a jacuzzi.....there is room for everyone.....having a private chef for the week was such... More 

Sharon, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our second trip to Costa Rica as a family of four. Last year we explored and traveled more but this year we decided to settle in for a week at Tulemar and we are so glad we did. What a perfect mix of adventure, activity and pure relaxation! We stayed in Casa Panorama Lower, and it was perfect... More 

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

Hi David02067......what a great review on your stay in Casa Panorama in Tulemar.....thank you so much.....we have so many guests that have followed this same plan.....for the first trip to Costa Rica they travel and see 2 or 3 different places for 2-3 nights each.....but then plan a return trip....just to Manuel Antonio for the whole week.....I agree....."a perfect mix... More 

Burlington, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What to say that hasn't already been said?!?! This place is magical. From the beautiful surroundings, the wildlife frolicking outside your windows to the impeccable service from the amazing Ashley and Chris! We stayed in a Bungalow for four nights and did not want to leave! So what do you say about an amazing place like this??? You say let's... More 

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

Hi sunandsurf101101.....wow....I love the description of "magical"......that put a huge smile on all of our faces this morning.....thank you so much for the wonderful review of your stay in one of our Tulemar Bungalows....we really did enjoy having you with us.....and thanks for the comments on Chris and Ashley....our two Tulemar Super Star concierges.....they are the best.....we're so happy to... More 

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