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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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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
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Upper Montclair, New Jersey
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our stay at Buena Vista Villas in Tulemar was an unforgettable experience. We were in a luxury apartment surrounded by amazing wildlife and vegetation and an incredible view of the ocean. The staff made sure all the time that we were comfortable and took care of all our needs. I would like to thank especially Andres, our concierge, for being... More 

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Peoria, Arizona
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Buena Vista Villas was the nicest vacation rental we've stayed in throughout the whole world. The highlight is the private beach - one of the prettiest beaches you'll ever see, and only a few families on it at any time. They served us food on the beach and had all the beach equipment we needed. Each Villa (we had 2... More 

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Lafayette, California
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The only place to consider in Manual Antonio is Tulemar. Service is outstanding especially from concierges Miquel and and Orlando. Always attentive and prompt, no stress and never wanting. Private beach and shuttle service is excellent. The only question is whether to go to the beach or one of the four pools. It was like being in our own private... More 

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

OldMan991, Thanks for a great review; I'm going to reword it a little bit: the only place to consider in Manuel Antonio is Tulemar and with in Tulemar the only hotel/resort is Buena Vista Luxury Villas and Tulemar Bungalows! Thanks for staying and reviewing certainly very high praise from a former 4 seasons man! Pura Vida, Chris More 

Jacksonville, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Wow, what a great place to stay!! Wonderful accommodations, plenty to do on the property and if you want GREAT advice for excursions, restaurants or local shopping Michael Abarca is your man! Not only did he make our trip great- he has become a life friend! Thanks to him there was no language barrier and we got to know CR... More 

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

RLConte, Glad to hear you enjoyed yourself and yes Michael is awesome! I love the pictures of you with him! Thanks for a great review and for staying with us! Pura Vida, Chris More 

Sacramento, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Thank you so much Andres our concierge for making our vacation so special! We felt like everything was taken care of for us and if we had any questions or needed anything he was there for us. When he showed us the property he pointed out sloths and other monkeys along the way which was very exciting! We also loved... More 

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

Heeheeheather, thank you for staying with us and for a great review. We are consistently ranked as one of the top family destination in Central America; I'm glad your experience affirms that! Thanks again and Pura Vida, Chris More 

Palatine, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our week-long stay at Buena Vista Villas was a perfect place for my 5 friends and I to celebrate our 50th birthdays. Tulemar is a beautiful resort. Our villa was spacious, picturesque and included everything we could possibly need during our trip. The one thing that stands out at Tulemar is the service. I spent a lot of time emailing... More 

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

Thank you Carleen for spending your vacation with us at Buena Vista Luxury Villas located within Tulemar Gardens. Glad you picked BVLV to celebrate your 50th! Great advice to future guests if you're coming to Manuel Antonio, BVLV in Tulemar Gardens is the destination! Pura Vida, Chris More 

Plano, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Our trip exceeded our expectations. The villas were beautiful and well equipped. The service was impeccable! Miguel and Orlando made us feel special. Our villas, 414 and 415 were in a great location and had everything anyone would need, if we didn't have it all we had to do was dial 0! We all loved the monkeys in the morning... More 

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

Thanks Nancy for a constructive review. Glad you enjoyed your time with us. During your stay our spa area by the adult pool had some construction that finished up, so I understand your chagrin concerning the spa experience. This area is currently "healing" after the construction that took place during your stay. Still very glad to hear we exceeded expectations.... More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Buena Vista Villas was a wonderful adventure. We encountered more wild life at Tulemar than you would at the National Parks. The staff was wonderful and helpful. Micheal our Concierge checked in with us daily to make sure we were enjoying ourselves and even found us a place to watch the stanley Cup.

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

Thank you Melanie for staying with us and for your review. Always glad to hear guests reiterate what we say all the time: "You'll see more wildlife on our property than in the national park". Thank you! Pura Vida, Chris More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed 7 days here in the monkey villa, and the views from that villa are really great. One morning we had a troupe of white faced monkeys running across our roof, playing in the hammock and walking along the balcony rails. So cool! The white faced and squirrel monkeys like to show up in the mornings around 9am then... More 

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

Aimee R thank for writing a review and for staying with us. Glad you were able to enjoy the copious wildlife at our resort. Also always glad to here guests enjoyed the restaurant even if it was just "room service". I guess that's high praise because it doesn't sound like you expected it to be good. Thanks for spending your... More 

Portland, Oregon
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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautiful location with all amenities; private beach, fantastic views, very comfortable villas and an exceptional concierge service. We sat on our deck each morning and watch squirrel monkeys pass by, and Toucans feeding and all different kinds of other birds. Miguel, our concierge, provided the highest level of service imaginable. He answered all our questions, facilitated all of our... More 

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

Pete M, great experiences are the goal we strive for- glad to hear we accomplished it. Always good to hear our up and coming concierges are meeting the mark too! Thank you Miguel! Pete thanks for the review and for staying with us during your vacation! Pura Vida, Chris More 

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