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“Great family trip” 5 of 5 stars
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Fountain Hills, Arizona
1 review
“Great family trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My family stayed in a bungalow at Tulemar this October. The property is beautiful. We would walk to the beach, about 8 minutes, each day and see monkeys and slothes. If we couldn't find anything, the staff would always help us to locate an animal. Ashley went out of her way to help our family. My husband went deep sea fishing and count a lot of fish. He wanted to bring it back home to Arizona and she researched the rules about bringing fish on the plane. She also had helped us with getting an ice chest and ice blocks to get the fish home. She was very helpful with planning activities for us to do during our stay. Dave was also very helpful with places to eat and see. We would definitely go back to Tulemar.

  • Stayed October 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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TulemarDave, General Manager at Tulemar Bungalows & Villas, responded to this review, yesterday
Hi Adrianne480.....so glad to hear that the fish made it back.....we learned something new from that experience and now have a supply of "ice packs" on hand for other guests that want to take their fish home with them.....thank you so much for the great review on your stay in one of our Tulemar Bungalows......we loved having you with us......and thanks for your comments on Ashley.....your personal concierge.....now you know why she is one of our Tulemar Stars......thanks for booking with us and we hope to see you back again!

Tulemar Dave
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We have been vacationing at Tulemar for 5 years in a row and it never disappoints. The people are wonderful and the accommodations are exceptional. We stay in a private home on the property in a one bedroom efficiency. The views are spectacular and the grounds pristine. Our concierge Kimberly is the absolute best taking care of our every want and need.

  • Stayed November 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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TulemarDave, General Manager at Tulemar Bungalows & Villas, responded to this review, yesterday
Hi Jane Q.....I still remember when we met.....5 years ago on your first stay with us.....so happy to have the two of you back each year.....it means a lot.....thank you so much for the review on the lower suite of Casa Panorama.....(it has become your Costa Rican home!)......one bedroom with a king bed.....living/dining/full kitchen.....large balcony.....all with amazing ocean views.....and the personal concierge services of Kimberly......Casa Panorama is one of our favorites too......thanks for booking with us at tulemar.com.....the only place you'll find Casa Panorama.....and thanks for the great review.....have a wonderful holiday season and we hope to see you back next year!

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California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our first impression was that it is starting to show its age and certain areas have not been kept up. The main restaurant/pool area is where we waited to check in and the faucet in the bathroom was not even working, we did not go back to this area for the rest of our stay. The food was good and the waiters were very nice, we also saw monkeys and sloths as we were waiting which was nice. The check-in process at the reception was very impersonal and all staff wanted was our credit card information, no interest on anything else.

We stayed in Mot Mot Hideaway and once we were able to check in it was as expected and we were pleased, it is perfect for two people, saw plenty of wildlife and or concierges Jonathan and Al were extremely helpful and because of them we are giving it 4 stars. They really went above and beyond to make our stay pleasant. It was nice having the outdoor kitchen, the seating area, bathroom seemed to have been recently remodeled. Mot Mot Hideaway was really as expected.

We did not have a car; would suggest to get one if you are staying here. The shuttle can take some time and in one occasion after calling to be picked up we were even offered a ride from a stranger as the shuttle was taking forever. The drivers were always nice and polite; just be ready to wait.

The private beach area is quite nice and we really enjoyed it. The sunsets were amazing and the best we saw while in Manuel Antonio. We were pleased with this area and how it is private with drinks/food options. David helped us at the beach and was wonderful, we really liked him. However, on his day off the person that was at the beach was not helpful at all and it was obvious he did not want to be bother. We wanted to snorkel and even though we have been told we could ask for the flippers he told us there were none available and that the water was not clear. We went kayaking and saw people snorkeling and water being clear.

We really wanted to love Tulemar and I wish I could give it a better review. If we ever go back to Manuel Antonio we would be looking at other options!

  • Stayed December 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Orlando
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed for a week at Casa Panorama Upper in Tulemar right outside of Manuel Antonio. From the moment I made contact with them, I was very happy. Kimberly was our host/concierge for the week and made all the arrangements for our excursions, transportation to/from the airport, recommendations for dining, and even took me to the grocery store so I could buy some basic staples for our kitchen.

The casa was beautifully appointed, well maintained, and very large for the four of us. Housekeeping services were wonderful and very accommodating. The view was magnificent and will be in our memories forever. My husband spent hours out on the porch just relaxing and enjoying the rainforest and ocean view. The monkeys, sloths, birds, and reptiles were interesting. We learned a lot about the wildlife, but I wish we had heard more about the unique plants in the area.

There are several restaurants within the area and can be easily reached on foot. The shuttle on the property was convenient and took us to the beach (gorgeous!) and to the front gate so we could walk to the local restaurants and stores. The local food is good, but don't expect it to be very cheap. We were surprised at the cost of meals because we thought it would be cheaper in CR.

We planned a nice mixture of relaxation and adventure: Canopy Safari Ziplining, Safari Buggy Waterfall Tour, rainforest tour, afternoon boat tour/snorkeling, personal chef-made dinner, in-room massages, etc. It was a perfect week and I would go back to beautiful Costa Rica in a heart beat.

Room Tip: Casa Panorama was ideal for 4 people. Plenty of room and fabulous view.
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  • Stayed November 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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TulemarDave, General Manager at Tulemar Bungalows & Villas, responded to this review, 3 days ago
Hi MeetaP....wow...thanks for the excellent review on your stay in Casa Panorama......so happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us...I agree with your husband....the balcony of Casa Panorama is the perfect spot for relaxing and enjoying the "panoramic" ocean, jungle and wildlife views.....and thanks for your kind words on Kimberly.....your personal concierge......she a "local" expert.....and knows the best tours, guides and adventures in the area.....plus a good source for any questions that you may have......thanks for booking with us and we hope to see you back again soon!

Tulemar Dave
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Staying at Casa Las Nubes is truly an exceptional experience. This is a stunning property that leaves a lasting impression. Beautiful architecture, a spectacular infintite edge pool and open air living; this place truly takes advantage of the best Costa Rica has to offer- Pura Vida! Along with a stunning view you can take in amazing sunsets and a myriad of wildlife (Monkeys! Sloths! Toucans!) all from one of the decks with a cold beverage in your hand. The house is spacious, comfortable and well-maintained as are the beautifully landscaped grounds.

If you decide to pry yourself from the luxurious grasp of Casa, the best of Costa Rica is right at your doorstep. There are great jungle hikes right from Tulemar and swimming, snorkelling, kayaking and boogie boarding at the private beach. There are a ton of dining options along the main road and in Manuel Antonio and great coffee (try the mono loco) at Cafe Milagro. Interests further afield such as surfing, zip-lining, etc. are easily accessible and a phone call to Diego away...

Diego, may humbly be called the house manager, but he is indispensable. He will ensure you are taken care of and help make the most out of your stay regardless of your interests.

Long story short- I can't wait until the next time I can get to Casa Las Nubes, for so many reasons. Words don't do it justice, you have to see for yourself!

Cheers,
Morgan

Room Tip: Every room in the house is a good one.
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  • Stayed November 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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TulemarDave, General Manager at Tulemar Bungalows & Villas, responded to this review, 5 days ago
Hi M M....wow....another excellent review on Casa Las Nubes.....thank you so much......and thanks for mentioning Diego.....your personal concierge/house manager.....and one of our Tulemar Stars.......he really works hard to make sure all of his guests have a great time.....by taking care of all the details....and providing unexpected touches throughout the stay.....thanks again for staying with us in Casa Las Nubes.....one of our most popular, private villas in Tulemar....we hope to have you back again soon!

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We discovered Casa Las Nubes several years ago. It is the most amazing house we have ever stayed. It has everything you need for a perfect vacation: the amenities, the architecture, the landscape, the nature, the house manager Diego and a perfect private beach with all services included. . We went again recently in december 2014 and the more we visit CLN, the more we think is the perfect vacation and experience. Casa Las Nubes is a place worth to visit every year. Oscar & Monica

  • Stayed December 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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TulemarDave, General Manager at Tulemar Bungalows & Villas, responded to this review, 1 week ago
Hi Oscar and Monica.....it was great to have you back with us again in Casa Las Nubes.....one of our most acclaimed private villas......thank you so much for posting the review......the number of repeat rentals tell us just how special this villa is......from the amazing ocean views.....to the wildlife visits.....the design, luxury and ambiance......this villa has it all......(plus the services of Diego, your concierge).....thank you so much for booking with us and I know we'll see you again next year!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at Casa Las Nubes, which is one of the rental houses available in Tulemar. What an amazing experience! Breathtaking sunsets every night from the houses decks, an amazing private beach with mellow waves perfect for swimming/kayaking/SUPing/snorkeling, and well maintained on property hiking trails! We saw more wildlife staying at Casa Las Nubes than we did while hiking in the national park of Manuel Antonio! (though it is still worth going into the park) And Diego is there to help with anything you could possibly need! We also liked that the house is powered from Solar panels. When the power went out during a lightning storm at night, all the other houses went black and our power stayed on! Also, apparently the drinking water is all captured and treated rain water that you can drink right from the tap at Casa Las Nubes! Amazing! The other houses and bungalows at Tulemar all look amazing too, but we will be coming back to Casa Las Nubes for sure!!! Pura Vida!!!

Room Tip: Casa Las Nubes is the house we stayed in. It has 3 bedrooms and comfortably sleeps 3 couples. It h...
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  • Stayed November 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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TulemarDave, General Manager at Tulemar Bungalows & Villas, responded to this review, 1 week ago
Hi Douglas T....thank you so much for the excellent review on Casa Las Nubes.....one of our premier, private villas and an architectural award winner....so happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us....Casa Las Nubes really is an amazing villa.....with 3 bedrooms and 3 levels.....there is lots of room for everyone.....plus your own private pool...panoramic ocean views.....and lots of wildlife visits......plus the personal concierge services of Team Diego....to handle all the details of your stay......(people really enjoy the luxurious design/amenities of this villa in addition to all of the "green touches").....thanks for booking with us at tulemar.com.....the only website where you'll find Casa Las Nubes.

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Address: Tulemar Gardens, Manuel Antonio National Park 6350, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Manuel Antonio National Park
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Manuel Antonio National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 34
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Tulemar is the premier resort development in Manuel Antonio. Gated and secure, the 33 acre jungle resort is perched on the hillside overlooking the Pacific, but continues down all the way to our own beach. It includes the Tulemar Bungalows, Buena Vista Villas and privately owned villas such as Villa Mot Mot, Casa Panorama, Casa de Frutas, Casa Las Nubes and Villa Kiskadee. ... more   less 
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