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Buena Vista Luxury Villas

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Tulemar Gardens, Manuel Antonio National Park 6350, Costa Rica
Buena Vista Luxury Villas
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was our first trip to Costa Rica, and we came with a two year old and four year old. The accommodations were just right, the view absolutely incredible, but the service was amazing. We were highly impressed by the staff. From the personal concierges, to the maid service, to the drivers who transported us all around the property and... More 

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Kingston, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Luxurious and well-equipped villas in a tropical forest setting with a private beach. This is a great set-up for families or couples with all of the amenities. Restaurant has a fantastic view and the villas are amazing. Our only small disappointment was that restaurant food was just average and prices seemed high. But lots of great restaurant options close by.... More 

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Glen Mills, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our second visit to Costa RIca and Tulemar. The first time 13 years ago, included a full country tour over 2+ weeks with 2 families including 4 teenagers. Tulemar was our last stop and we left wishing we had more time to spend there. This time it was just me and my husband - celebrating a milestone birthday.... More 

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

dtravers56, Thank you for coming back to stay with us and for writing a great review. If after doing a whole country tour all those years ago you choose to come stay with us again that is very high praise indeed, thank you! FYI for future guests the units at BVLV that are closest to the beach, the ones referred... More 

Astoria, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I stayed in Buena Vista Villas for 5 days and it was not long enough! The property was beautiful and the people really made us feel at home. The grounds have TONS of wildlife - it was so fun waking up to monkeys right outside of our rooms. We'll definitely be back!

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

Jessica, Thank you for staying with us at Buena Vista Luxury Villas and for your great review. Anyone who states they are coming back sends a loud and clear message and we really appreciate it! Pura Vida, Chris More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Believe everything you've read about Tulemar in other reviews -- it is simply fantastic. My family of four (including two kids aged 12 and 14) stayed for 5 nights in Bungalow #118 (one of the premium bungalows) in April, and it was one of our favorite vacations ever. The setting is just gorgeous, with interesting plants and animals all around.... More 

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

Allison, Thank you for writing a review and for staying with us! The wildlife on property is extraordinary and we do all we can to maintain the 33 acres of Tulemar Gardens in order to keep it the bastion it is for the wildlife and the humans who visit. Sorry the wifi was spotty in your unit. Glad to hear... More 

New Fairfield, Connecticut
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent a week in a beautiful 1 bedroom select villa here with my wife and teenage twins. The property was gorgeous with amazing wildlife, relaxing pools, nature trails and a beautiful private beach. The staff is what really made this trip stand out for us. Everyone, from the concierges to the gardeners to the drivers were friendly and helpful. They... More 

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

Lou thanks for staying and reviewing! Glad you enjoyed the select one bdrm which is very convenient and cost effective for families of 4 that don't mind close sleeping quarters. The Quepos farmers market is quite extraordinary. It always reminds me of the Gilligan's Island episode where the giant vegetables wash up on shore. I know that dates me but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here on our honeymoon in April. This place is the premier place to stay in Costa Rica. We couldn't have asked for somewhere better. The number one thing that stands out is the service. All the staff and crew give it 100% everyday to take care of you. Andres was our concierge and e couldn't have made us... More 

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

Brannon, Congratulations to you and Terri Lynn on your new life together! Thank you for an awesome review and for spending your honeymoon with us! The one bdrm select Villas are the perfect place for lovebirds to get away from it all in the lap of jungle luxury! Glad we could enable such a special event for you and Terri... More 

Middletown Springs, Vt.
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For some, a vacation means relaxing on the beach. For others, a vacation is exploring the natural areas of a new environment. And for others, a vacation involves learning about another culture. We encountered all three aspects in our week-long visit to Buena Vista Villas! Traveling as a three-generation family, we found activities for everyone. The pools, private beach, restaurant... More 

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

Tekawitha, Thank you for a very cool review and thanks for staying with us too! Glad to hear you found a trifecta of vacation luxury! Our 3 bedroom Premium Villas are perfect for extended family outings. Glad to hear we exceeded expectations and thank you to my extraordinary staff! Pura Vida, Chris More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a wonderful time with our 2 days at Buena Vista. The view was spectacular from our balcony that overlooked the Pacific. The bathroom had large widows that overlooked the lush gardens that covered the property. You could do some bird watching while taking a shower! The staff were wonderful and ready to assist us with anything we needed.... More 

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

Thanks Doc for the review and for staying with us. We wish you'd stayed longer too! Pura Vida, Chris More 

Virginia Beach, Virginia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One word can describe our time at Tulemar and that is amazing! We first arrived in San Jose and stayed at the Marriott on the coffee plantation for the first and last night of our trip (which is also a very nice hotel). The next day we flew on Sansa airlines (a small single prop airplane) to save travel time... More 

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

Jacob thank you for spending your honeymoon with us and for writing a great review. You did not book direct with us and I am sorry your "online concierge" missed some of your pre booked requests. FYI for future guests booking direct with Buena Vista Luxury Villas will eliminate any of these "online concierge" snafus. Luckily our superior concierge staff... More 

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