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Tulemar Bungalows & Villas

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Tulemar Gardens, Manuel Antonio National Park 6350, Costa Rica
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Sparta, New Jersey
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95 reviews 95 reviews
14 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is my third year in a row coming to Tulemar. After two years straight with just the wife, this time is was time for a family vacation over Easter break. We obviously love coming to Costa Rica and Tulemar is a critical component of our bliss. I've reviewed Tulemar in detail in the past, but Trivadvisor doesn't let you... More 

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

Hi SpartaBrian....so nice to have you back with us again.....thanks for the great review on your stay.....and all of your comments on our beach......yes.....David is a Super Star.....he keeps busy from early until late....always with a smile on his face....and sometimes that means helping a swimmer who has gone out a little too far.......and yes....we had to move the beach... More 

Toronto, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The reviews are all true - this place is tropical heaven. Quite literally within five minutes of walking into our bungalow, a troop of squirrel monkeys made their way right by our window. During the ensuing nine days, we also saw howler monkeys, white-faced capuchins, sloths, toucans, and on and on. The pools are lovely, the beach is perfection, the... More 

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

Hi snacker220.....thanks for the wonderful review on your stay in Tulemar.....and for all the suggestions.....yes....every property in Tulemar in individually owned......from the Bungalows....to the Buena Vista Villas....to Villa Mot Mot and Casa Panorama.....and all the larger private villas like Casa de Frutas.....Casa las Nubes.....and Villa Kiskadee......from one bedroom to 5 bedrooms.....with balconies or without......kitchenettes or full kitchens......3 Star to 5... More 

Los Angeles
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75 reviews 75 reviews
11 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Place is beautiful. We stayed in a bungalow. The views from our room were magnificent. Ashley was fabulous in terms of organizing our tours and everything else. Not much to complain about, except that our beds were way too hard. Ashley arranged for mattress toppers which helped a little, but they were not what one would expect at a luxury... More 

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

Hi lillywillis.....thanks for the great review on your stay in one of our Tulemar Bungalows.....I agree.....the sunsets are gorgeous......I watched the one last night from our restaurant.....amazing colors......and thanks for the comments on Ashley.....your personal concierge.....always there to handle the details of your stay.....like restaurant reservations.....tours/activities.......or to make your mattress a little more to your liking.....I'm glad there were not... More 

Westchester, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Casa De Frutas, one word....PARADISE. We spent our 20th wedding anniversary in Tulemar and from the moment we arrived, we felt like royalty. The property is breathtaking and the staff is amazing. Mauricio is one of a kind! I simply can't wait to go back.

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

Hi Michelle K.....thank you so much for the review on your stay in Casa de Frutas in Tulemar......and the kind words about Mauricio.....your personal concierge and one of our Tulemar Super Stars......his level of service truly matches the level of luxury in the villa....the design....the decor....the ambiance...the amazing panoramic sunset ocean views.....make your stay....magical......we'll be ready when you are ready... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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43 reviews 43 reviews
7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just returned home from a week's stay at Tulemar with my family of four and 3 other families that we travel with. We shared a villa (410, great location) with another family of four and the villa was a perfect set up for us with 2 bedrooms with 2 queen beds and private baths...with AMAZING outdoor showers (we were grateful... More 

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

Hi MomGL.....wow....what a wondeful review....so much useful information.....thank you so much.....we loved having you and all of your friends with us....it seemed like "Chicago Week" in Tulemar.....what a fun group......with each family staying in different villas......the Buena Vista 2 Bedroom Villas for you (yes, the indoor/outdoor showers are amazing!).....the larger private villas....and the smaller Tulemar Bungalows.....something for everyone......the sunsets last... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here the second week of our honeymoon. The propert is beautiful. So much wildlife! We saw monkeys and sloths every time we left our room! Michael was very helpful with booking go our tours. He also treated us with a nice surprise for our honeymoon. We loved the private beach, the service at the beach was excellent. David... More 

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

Hi Tina P.....so glad you spent a part of your honeymoon with us.....thanks for the great review on your stay in Tulemar.....and for your commants on Michael.....your personal conicerge and one of our Tulemar stars.....he really loves being able to do a little something special for his guests.....and thanks for your comments on David at the beach....really the hardest working... More 

San José, San Jose, Costa Rica
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Me and my girlfriend travel there during Easters, they treat us great, the service in the beach is excellent, very friendly and familiar, we try restaurant specially for breakfast, good food, stunning views, no complaints at all, I really recommended the place.

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

Hola Jose_FallasCR.....thank you so much for the great review on your stay in Tulemar.....we enjoyed having you with us.....Semana Santa (Easter Week) is such a busy time here.....I'm glad you found Tulemar.....our beach.....our restaurants....our ocean views and our service...."stunning".....muchismas gracias! Tulemar Dave More 

Columbus, OH
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am sitting here on the upper deck of Casa Mirador on our last night, reflecting on what a wonderful vacation our family of five had this past week. It's hard to put into words just how wonderful Tulemar was but I will try. We are a couple in our early 40s with three kids, ages 12,9, and 6 (girl,... More 

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

HI mbntn....I hope you were on your balcony at 5 AM this morning.....I was on mine (and I'm your neighbor).....watching the full eclipse of the moon.....totally amazing.....one of the best places on the planet to watch.....so magical.....thank you so much for the excellent review and all of your comments on your stay in Casa Mirador and Tulemar.....yes....these tips are the... More 

Nanaimo, Canada
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
16 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This resort property is probably the most amazing place we have ever stayed as a family. The wildlife was abundant, from troupes of monkeys jumping off our roof into the tree tops below to the iguanas sunning themselves on our parking spot. The accommodations were beautiful and modern with awesome huge screened in shower rooms and comfy beds. Staff were... More 

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

Hi froggnik.....I love your first line....."probably the most amazing place we have ever stayed as a family".....that puts a HUGE smile on all of our faces....and it says it all....as do your comments on the abundant wildlife.....the Tulemar Beach....the concierge who bought the local fish for you.....and your villa....complete with the indoor/outdoor showers......thank you so much for posting the review... More 

Charlestown, Massachusetts, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I just returned from Tullemar on Sunday (3/29) and it almost seems unfair to try to put our experience into words, it was so wonderful. We woke up to the sounds of monkeys and birds every morning right outside our window, swam in the ocean and pools twice daily, sipped frozen daiquiris and played in the sunshine,... More 

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

Hi Catie W......what a great review.....thank you so much.....we loved having you with us for your honeymoon......and thanks for all of your kind words on Chris.....your personal concierge.....he is a Tulemar Super Star.....he was so excited to have "honeymooners" in one of his bungalows......(he really is known for the little extras he does!).......we appreciate your comments on the beach.....and the... More 

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  • Boogie boards(41)
  • Casa Panorama(29)
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  • Very nice(7)
  • Would DEFINITELY recommend(5)
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