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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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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We spent four nights in a wonderful villa and didn't want to leave! We arrived early before our room was ready and were greeted by Andreas, the concierge, who took us for a walk around the grounds spotting sloths, howler monkeys and some beautiful birds. The villas are set on a hillside overlooking a private beach and the pacific ocean.... More 

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

Jenny thank you for your review and stay. Technically speaking there are 5 pools one is a splash pool for Jungle house and I think the one you didn't notice was the adult pool. Just FYI for future guests. Glad we could accommodate you with your diet. Yes we are aware of the water issue in the select villas and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed in Villa with view of ocean, monkeys on our terrace daily, friendly attentive staff, beautiful beach and pools. Our concierge (Andres Bolanos) was exceptional. He made sure everything was effortless and allowed time for us to relax.

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

Travelingdoogie, Excellent review! Thanks! Pura Vida, Chris More 

Colorado
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49 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When we arrived at Tulemar, we were immediately greeted by our butler who took us to our bungalow and had a nice surprise waiting for us. Since it was our anniversary, he had a bottle of wine and snacks for us. The better surprise; however, was the amazing ocean view from our room. Breathtaking! The room was very nice with... More 

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

Quityourjob, thank you for your review and for staying with us. Glad you enjoyed your stay. Sorry to hear you felt slighted, but keep in mind the tour companies we at Buena Vista Luxury Villas and Tulemar Bungalows work with are vetted by us and one of our top concerns in safety and insurance. This is the overriding reason for... More 

Brampton, Canada
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed at Buena Vista Luxury Villas in a standard villa #205 for 8 days. The unit was very nice with an excellent view. The bed was very comfortable but the unit is not huge. The bathroom was adequate but not spectacular. The best part of the resort was the biodiversity. Three types of monkeys are throughout the area with the... More 

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

SkyKing Thank you for your frank and fair review. The Standard rooms are the most economical rooms on the property and are in league with our Tulemar Bungalows. The main differences being the bungalows are bigger, but have no outside space. Thanks for the opportunity to elucidate that. Love that you took advantage of the "hook it and cook it"... More 

New York City, New York
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The room was amazing great had monkeys jumping on my porch! The beach was so nice the transportation was easy and it was right next to all the restaurants. Andreas was my concierge and helped us with ride to arenal and got us a great tour guide for manual Antonio national park. Rojer was the best tour guide ever he... More 

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

Mendy, Thank you for your quick and comprehensive review! Hope you come back soon! Pura Vida! Chris More 

New York City, New York
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed for 5 nights at Buena Vista 2 bedroom casa. It was a great experience. They justified their higher price point by the premium experiential value. I have seen premium hotels across the world, and I think this property is up there in the value chain. Don't forget to explore the trails during the stay there. I bumped into... More 

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

sanku2011, Thanks for a thoughtful and excellent review! The trails are marked and all my staff will gladly point out where the trails are if not take you to the trailhead. That said we don't want to spoil the scenery with big "loud" signs, so folks never fear if you don't see the trail ask. Our spa leader and chief... More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived at Buena Vista Villas before our room was ready, but from the moment we sat down to register life was easy. Everyone was so friendly and helpful. They whisked us off on a short walk to show us the monkeys in the trees, the birds and a slough. Miguel took us to the restaurant where a welcome drink... More 

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

Barbara, Thanks for the review. Our Tulemar Bungalows are extraordinary units for travelers looking to keep budgets in mind, with that fact bare in mind they do not have outside space. They are located in and around the Buena Vista del Sol restaurant so you are never far from a fantastic outdoor view or pool or great food. Thank you... More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent experience at Tulemar. Our concierge Michael made the vacation very relaxing and easy. Michael helped us set up an awesome inshore fishing trip where my dad and I both caught 40 lb fish. We were able to bring one fish back and have a private chef cook it for us at our villa. Michael also helped us set up... More 

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

Thank you PB, Glad you enjoyed your time with here in Tulemar. Always glad to help guests either before travel or during your stay with us in setting up tours or dinner or whatever you need. Tulemar Gardens wouldn't be Tulemar without our extraordinary staff or amenities like the numerous pools or food! Thanks so much for the stay and... More 

Brooklin, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at Buena Vista, #415 for ten days. We could not ask for a more perfect vacation. Everything advertised prior to our arrival followed through perfectly. From the beautiful bungalow, with a stunning view, to the plethora of wildlife on the property, to the AMAZING STAFF, this is a vacation we will never forget. The property offers so much,... More 

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

Wentges Family, Thank you for spending your vacation with us At Buena Vista Luxury Villas in Tulemar Gardens. I'm always glad to hear that Our staff at BVLV is such a contributing factor to the experience people have while staying with us here in Tulemar, nothing like them is there? FYI future guests this family stayed in a two bdrm... More 

Virginia Beach, Virginia
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11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I dont think I have enough room to thank Michael, Juan, Dave and the rest. They were very helpful and friendly every step of the way. Michael recomended three seperate events (Boat/Paddleboards/Rogers walking tour) that we should do and boy am I glad we did. They were all amazing.

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

Thank you Boyd for your review and for staying with us! Michael is our own personal James Brown. Jaun makes a mean drink and David, what can I say he has the best job in the world! Thanks again, Pura Vida, Chris More 

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