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Tulemar Bungalows & Villas

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Tulemar Gardens, Manuel Antonio National Park 6350, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great place , great view , great accommodation , amazing beach and wild life Food and drinks bit expensive beside that heaven ... Make sure to go to the beach , it's private and not lots of people. The service and staff were great and handled any request ...

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

Hi Jeff S.....thanks for the wonderful review on your stay in Tulemar.....so happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us.....thanks for your comments on the accommodations, wildlife and staff too......the Tulemar Beach is an amazing part of Tulemar......a protected cove with waves that range from almost flat to large enough for fun......sandy beach surrounded by jungle......and free lounge... More 

San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed in the Tulemar Bungalows for 4 nights in July. The view from our room was spectacular, the sunset was so beautiful and the lightning storm added to the beauty. The beach was a lot better then Manuel Antonio's if you want warm water and a relaxing environment. The rooms were spacious and very comfortable and again the view... More 

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

HI rocky b.....thank you so much for the great review on your stay in one of our Tulemar Bungalows.....we loved having you and your son with us......and thanks for your comments on the Tulemar Beach....the staff.....and the wildlife.......Tulemar sits in 33 acres of jungle....so there is plenty of room to roam.....all three types of monkeys.....both types of sloths.....exotic birds and... More 

Agoura Hills, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed in house 403 called Villa Cielto at the top of the Tulemar property. The view from this location is spectacular like nothing we've ever seen. Our two bedroom accommodations were luxurious and clean. The custom service at Tulemar is the best. We booked through Dave and were so impressed with how hard everyone worked to make sure we... More 

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

Hi Kim K.....thanks for the glowing review on your stay in Villa Cielito in Tulemar......you are right....this two bedroom villa has one of the most amazing panoramic views of them all......plus access to all of the amenities in Tulemar......like the Tulemar Beach.....our little "private oasis".....and the personal concierge services of Chris....to handle all of the details......we loved having your family... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We stayed our first night in bungalow 114, then moved to Villa Mot Mot (always the plan). Tulemar is a large property with individual rooms or villas/homes sprawled throughout. There is a shuttle to take you around the property as you have to be relatively fit to walk it. There are three different pools. The small beach is absolutely lovely... More 

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

Hi BayArea3.....thanks for the great review.....I am also " sitting on my balcony as I write this with birds tweeting, monkeys close enough to touch and panoramic ocean views".......(I live in Tulemar).....we are living in the jungle......the wildlife is amazing.....the ocean views spectacular.....Tulemar is over 33 acres.....from the the top of the ridge line ......with jungle all the way down... More 

Mississauga, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have rented the "Mot Mot Hideaway" for the second year in a row. What a great, intimate, beautiful little place. The gardens at Tulemar are incredible and wildlife abounds. One morning was unforgettable as we were greeted by spider monkeys jumping through the trees and playing on the roof of the villa. Then we looked up and a sloth... More 

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

HI RB.....we loved having you back for your special birthday week......(and happier that you're already planning to join us again next year in Villa Mot Mot!).......thank you so much for the great review and comments......Mot Mot Hideaway and Villa Mot Mot both get so many wildlife visits.....because they been here so long and their location is so secluded....the wildlife feel... More 

Princeton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a fabulous time at Tulemar. We read tons of positive reviews on Trip Advisor which is why we picked this place. And it definitely lived up to the hype. The property is amazingly beautiful, great beach, wildlife everywhere and wonderful staff! Chris our concierge surprised us with wonderful treats (champagne; brownies; chocolates) in our room almost every day... More 

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

Hi PamelaLMc......thanks for the wonderful review on your stay in Tulemar......we really enjoyed having your family with us.....and thanks for your kind words on Chris.....your personal concierge.....always there to make your stay a little more special......glad to hear that you enjoyed the wildlife as well.....we are very excited about our new venture.....a partnership with The Sloth Institute......Tulemar is sponsoring their... More 

Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Being a single mom with a 22 year old son and a 13 year old daughter, we joined my sister in law for a week at Casa de Frutas in Tulemar. I was a little sceptical, coming from our own Paradise in Hawaii to Costa Rica? Boy was I surprised! We were greeted by Dave, Mauricio, and staff upon our... More 

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

Aloha to AlohaSunshine2013......what a fun family......we too wondered how you would compare Hawaii and Costa Rica......so nice to know you were surprised and pleased......Casa de Frutas is one of our premier, private villas......luxury/design/decor/ambiance and personal concierge service by Mauricio make it so very special.....plus those panoramic sunset ocean views are just magnificent......and you were all so active.....but found time to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I hardly ever write reviews but this is farrrrr overdue! I visited Tulemar back in May for my birthday and ever since returning I've been going through some SERIOUS Costa Rica withdrawal 😩 From monkeys on our balcony, to sloths and beautiful tropical birds in our trees, our amazing 2 floor house and the perfectly kept grounds of Tulemar in... More 

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

HI Sasha K....thanks for the wonderful review on your stay in Tulemar......we were happy to share your birthday with you and your friends......I'm sorry we had a few issues with your villa but glad that Andres took care of them for you.....he's one of our Tulemar Stars......I know he enjoyed working with your group......and was a big part of making... More 

DeLand, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We found Tulemar online. I loved that on the web site I could online chat any questions and had someone very friendly helping me. I booked through Dave The Villa Cielito and vacationed in July 2015. Our concierge Chris helped me from beginning, with items to pack, suggested tours, places to eat, transportation, etc. Our vacation was amazing! Our house... More 

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

Hi Melissa R......thank you so much for the excellent review on your stay in Villa Cielito.....one of our very popular 2 bedroom villas...each bedroom has its own bath complete with an indoor/outdoor shower (everyone loves those!)......and a living/dining/kitchen area with a 1/2 bath.....large balcony with jacuzzi.....and amazing ocean views.....plus the personal concierge services of Chris....our Super Star.....I appreciate you mentioning... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've read the reviews from my contemporaries below and they are all true. We stayed in Villa Cielito which is at the top of the hill near the main office. Although it's a real (steep) hike my family of 15, 12, and 7 did not mind the trip down to the beach. In fact they loved running down the hill... More 

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

HI Pymv.....what a great review.....thank you so much.....loved hearing about your stay in Villa Cielito in Tulemar......your description of the villa, the beach and the wildlife was right on the mark.....and will certainly give others a better idea of what to expect.....thanks for your comments on what is needed too......(pitcher and internet slow at times - we are working on... More 

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