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Buena Vista Luxury 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Chicago, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We travel a lot. Very scrutinizing about where we stay. Every attention to detail, clean, reasonably priced. They assign a personal concierge to each unit....makes each day very easy and no stress. If you visit this part of CR, highly recommend that you stay here. We had 10 people with us including 6 kids in a 3 bedroom. Space and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had booked 5 nights at Tulemar as part of a 10 day trip to Costa Rica The location is stunning overlooking the forest with a panoramic view of the beautiful Pacific coastline Our huge villa with large glass fronted balcony and jacuzzi overlooking the ocean was unique.We had daily visits from squirrel and white faced monkeys who were a... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We spent 7 nights at Buena Vista and really relaxed and enjoyed ourselves. We stayed in a standard room #209 and had a balcony. The rooms are good size, well maintained- we had a balcony with a partial view of the ocean and in the jungle. In the mornings the monkeys would jump from tree to tree putting on a... More 

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Whitby, Canada
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We arrived at Tulemar for a week after staying at a large all inclusive in Guanacaste for my daughters wedding. When I booked I was told many times, "we are nothing like Dreams, it sounds beautiful but we are nothing like that" Well how right they were, and how glad we were...we wanted a whole different experience from the over... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the third and last place we stayed in Costa Rica. After a bunch of excursions at Monteverde and ARenal, it was wonderful to never leave Buena Vista villas (except for a dinner outing to the italian restaurant across the street). We took out the kayaks, enjoyed the beach (and moneys, sloths and iguanas), the fruit smoothies and wonderful... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

For my parent's 50th wedding anniversary celebration they wanted to take the immediate family on a vacation. After choosing Costa Rica, my mom made all the plans and found Tulamar Buena Vista. Trust me it is the nicest place that my family has ever stayed in. We were spoiled with ocean views, monkeys that visited our deck, a jacuzzi, bartender... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beginning with our pre-trip planning with Lisa who was immensely helpful through our 6 night stay and check out we had a fabulous experience and couldn't have asked to choose a better place for this special anniversary celebration with our family. Check in with Maria who was lovely and then our first introduction to Michael who would be our concierge... More 

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Edmond, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

First off, the staff was amazing! Orlando took care of us before we even left the states, booking excursions for us. But when we got there we were treated like old friends from everyone. My boys, 12 and 16 made friends with Stephany, Daniella, Maria, David, Miquel, Andres and Joshua. Daniella even made us coconut ice cream! Marisella was our... More 

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

Beverly, thank you for staying and review so wonderfully! Glad we made your vacation wonderful! I love your totally accurate description of Tulemar Beach! The bungalows are perfect for families traveling on a budget, but desiring the unique seclusion of Tulemar Gardens the gated community that our singular resort resides in. Glad you enjoyed your time with us and thanks... More 

Brooklyn, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful, beautiful and spectacular. The property is gorgeous, the views are unbelievable, the people are very nice and friendly, our bungalow was clean and a great size for a family or a couple. It's about 3 hours away from the airport but well worth the trip. Monkeys, sloths, iguanas, sunsets, delicious food, nice pools and a beautiful beach. Restaurants are... More 

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

Katie you are funny and thank you for the review and for spending your kid free vacation with us! Yes we are very kid friendly, but it is nice to have a vacation without the kids too. That said Buena Vista Luxury Villas is perfect for lovebirds because of the easy seclusion, the adult pool, more intimate units like the... More 

Rockton, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife, 18 year old son, and I spent four nights in room #209 (lower level villa) (from 8/11/15 - 8/14/15). Wish we would have had a top level for a better ocean view. The staff is professional and the property is something out of Jurassic Park. It's hard to describe how dense (and beautiful) the vegetation is. Geckos, Iguanas,... More 

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

scsbert1, thank you for your review. Your unit was a Standard Room this is good info for future booking guests. These units are the most economical units available at our resort and work well for guests desiring to stay with in Tulemar Gardens, but have budget requirements. The units above the Standard room are the One Bedroom Select Villas and... More 

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