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Tulemar Gardens, Manuel Antonio 6350 Costa Rica
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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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#1 of 48 hotels in Manuel Antonio
2021 Travelers' Choice Best of the Best
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 and our special and unique villas such as Villa Mot Mot, Casa Panorama, Casa de Frutas, Casa Las Nubes, Villa Kiskadee and the new Tulemar Bamboo Villas just for couples.
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Property amenities
Secured parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Free shuttle or taxi services
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
Private pool
Breakfast available
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Poolside bar
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Car hire
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Head massage
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Butler service
24-hour front desk
Private check-in / check-out
Clothes dryer
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Air conditioning
Private beach
Additional bathroom
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
Private balcony
Room service
Seating area
VIP room facilities
Laptop safe
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Room types
Ocean view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
Great View
Bay View
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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M M wrote a review Yesterday
Orange, Texas9 contributions1 helpful vote
I read all of these amazing reviews and hoped Tulemar Bamboo Villas would as amazing as the reviews, as I often think some of these TripAdvisor reviews are overblown at times. The Bamboo Villas aren't. The trip was a surprise for my husband and the moment the our personal concierge, Brian, walked us into the unit, our jaws hit the floor. It's truly remarkable and sort of unbelievable until you can see it in person. Not only that, but Brian truly takes care of your every need. Each excursion was booked and taken care of before we arrived and he was at our disposal for anything we needed. Room service number was incorrect on the sheet I was looking at? Brian texted the right number and showed me where it was on another page. Husband forgot his shaving cream and razor? Brian had someone go to the store to get him some. Everything was seamless. Thanks for everything, Brian. The entire resort was incredible, yet you felt like you were there all on your own, given how private and lush it is. Every detail seems to be considered. We loved the convenience and incredible food of the TuleCafe; the food and service were so good that we forewent eating out outside the resort to just having every meal from the cafe. Omar in particular was so kind and welcoming; he gave us some wonderful insights into the different areas of his country and we so enjoyed learning from him and speaking with him. We can't wait to go back. You won't regret staying at this wonderful place with these wonderful people. Pura Vida, indeed.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Allison J wrote a review Yesterday
17 contributions4 helpful votes
This was one of the best vacations our family has ever been on! From the start, the service was unparalleled. Dave and Chris greeted us and showed us around our house, Casa de Frutas, and it was amazing, unlike anywhere we’ve ever stayed. Even the pictures don’t do it justice. We would see monkeys, sloths, and macaws in our backyard everyday and we had stunning sunset views. Chris was a wonderful concierge and would surprise us with little treats everyday. He looked out for our every need and made us feel so special. He also helped coordinate all of our activities and helped with restaurant recommendations; we didn’t have to worry about any of the details. Every activity we booked through Tulemar was great. The house staff was also wonderful. We had so much fun on our trip and can’t wait to return! It truly was unlike anything we’ve ever experienced before.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Priscilla Montgomery wrote a review Aug 2
1 contribution1 helpful vote
My family and I ( a total of 10) vacationed at the Tulemar Resort in Costa Rica during July 2021. I have to admit it was the best vacation we have had. Also 25 of our friends rented properties during this time and all were very impressed with this resort. We rented the property named Casa Los Monos. This property was just gorgeous/spectacular! Raul Jimenez was our Concierge. We were very impressed with Raul who was very attentive, personable and professional. He made our stay very comfortable and relaxing by stopping by and checking on us every day, answering our calls and texts promptly (no matter what time of day or night) and setting up all of our excursions. We also requested a Chef, Guillermo Ferreto - nickname Memo. He too was attentive, personable and professional. This guy remembered all 10 of our names! He was phenomenal and every meal was DELICIOUS! Every day he would ask what we wanted and how we wanted it prepared and he got it right each and every time. No one was ever disappointed with their meal. All I can say is go and experience this place for yourself - you will not regret it! Priscilla
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Response from Dave Houck, General Manager at Tulemar Bungalows & Villas
Responded yesterday
Hi 6503Grainger.......thank you so much for your review on Casa los Monos....one of the newest luxury villas in Tulemar.....with 4 suites across 5000 square feet....you have tons of space for privacy and also plenty of gathering space....this villa is perfect for a group of 10!......and of course, the views....the spacious back patio overlooks some of the most breathtaking views in Tulemar....where you get a perfect view of all the wildlife and those famous Costa Rican sunsets....we are so glad you were able to experience a private chef while you were here.....our private chefs are perfect for relaxing and enjoying your villa....all while getting a phenomenal meal.........and thank you so much for mentioning Raul, your personal concierge....he is there to make sure your vacation is perfect........thank you so much again for your review.....we can't wait to have you back again soon! Tulemar Dave, Your Host & Neighbor at TripAdvisor's 2021 Top Ten Hotels in the World
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Go155900 wrote a review Jul 2021
2 contributions1 helpful vote
Beautiful resort, excellent staff and outstanding concierge service. I took my wife and my 10 year old son to Costa Rica and stayed 5 nights at Tulemar in Manuel Antonio, the first two nights in Mirador and the last three in Motmot. The views and facilities are truly outstanding and we all had a wonderful time! Our concierge was Raul Jimenez and, as a taxi driver told us, ‘he is not great; he is the best!’. He was extremely responsive, unbelievably fast and took care of every single detail. He showed us the property when we arrived, helped us recognize the best spots to enjoy sightings of wild life, took care of booking our activities, called taxis (or personally drove us), and took care of other details related with luggage, required covid testing to return to US and more. It is difficult to decide what villa we liked the best. In Mirador, Raul showed us the unforgettable view when we arrived and then pointed to a broken trunk of a palm tree that is a favorite spot for scarlet macaws. We loved watching macaws hanging out at that exact spot! In Motmot, he showed us another different but also unforgettable view and showed us a spot in a tree to watch sloths. He also told us that the balcony rail is used as a bridge by small cute squirrel monkeys to cross. During the three days, we saw the sloths in the tree and the monkeys crossing the balcony. We also loved the food and drinks at TuleCafe. My wife and I enjoyed the tenderloin and the fish of the day. Our son loved the pasta and the chicken quesadillas. Everyone in the restaurant was great. Truly unforgettable time at Tulemar! Thank you Raul!
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Dave Houck, General Manager at Tulemar Bungalows & Villas
Responded 3 days ago
Hi Go155900............thank you so much for your review........you stayed in 2 magnificent properties........Casa Mirador..... with incredible panoramic ocean views.......and Villa Mot Mot......this villa is quiet and feels secluded, yet the entire resort is easily accessible from the front door....its spacious back patio has incredible views...being perched above the treetops, it almost feels like you're staying in a treehouse....and of course, the service of the amazing staff and your personal concierge, Raul.....he is there for your every need....thank you so much again for your review...we hope to have you back again soon! Tulemar Dave, Your Host & Neighbor at TripAdvisor's 2021 Top Ten Hotels in the World
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Mark P wrote a review Jul 2021
2 contributions1 helpful vote
Spent 6 nights in Green Haven Villa at Tulemar. Second time we’ve come to CR and Tulemar. The house was fantastic with it’s rooftop deck and private pool. Our Concierge Brian was enthusiastic and extremely helpful. He helped arrange a private chef dinner with Chef Jose for my family…..it was the highlight of of the week. Chef Jose his assistant were extremely engaging and friendly and the food was to die for! I highly recommend Tulemar and Chef Jose
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Dave Houck, General Manager at Tulemar Bungalows & Villas
Responded 3 days ago
Hi N6650NZmarkp..........thank you so much for your wonderful review on Green Haven and the amazing Brian....Green Haven is one of the newest villas in Tulemar....with two full suites...a lofted sleeping area......and a spacious rooftop pool and lounge area....there is plenty of space to relax and unwind with family or friends....and with the help of Brian, your incredible personal concierge, your vacation at Green Haven is sure to be perfect......he can arrange everything from transportation to a private chef.........thank you so much again for your review....we can’t wait to see you again soon! Tulemar Dave, Your Host & Neighbor at TripAdvisor's 2021 Top Ten Hotels in the World
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Frequently Asked Questions about Tulemar Bungalows & Villas
Which popular attractions are close to Tulemar Bungalows & Villas?
Nearby attractions include Club Karma Lounge (0.04 miles), Tropical Waterfalls Tour (0.2 miles), and Costaricanwildlifetours (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Tulemar Bungalows & Villas?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Tulemar Bungalows & Villas?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a minibar, and air conditioning.
What food & drink options are available at Tulemar Bungalows & Villas?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Tulemar Bungalows & Villas?
Yes, secured parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Tulemar Bungalows & Villas?
Conveniently located restaurants include Manuel Antonio Falafel Bar, Ape Eclectic Social Bar, and TuleCafe Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Tulemar Bungalows & Villas?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Tulemar Bungalows & Villas have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Tulemar Bungalows & Villas offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Tulemar Bungalows & Villas located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the center of Manuel Antonio.
Are any cleaning services offered at Tulemar Bungalows & Villas?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Tulemar Bungalows & Villas?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.