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Tulemar Gardens, Manuel Antonio, Quepos 6350 Costa Rica
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#1 of 48 hotels in Manuel Antonio
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2022 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 our namesake Tulemar Bungalows and our special and unique villas such as Tule Villa, Casa Panorama, Villa Ara Macao, Sunset Hideaway, Dulce Vida Villa, Casa de la Flores, Maunaloa, Casa Heliconia, and many more.
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Property amenities
Secured parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Bar / lounge
Beach
Diving
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Free shuttle or taxi services
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
Private pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Poolside bar
Hiking
Snorkeling
Fishing
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Car hire
Spa
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Head massage
Massage
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Butler service
Doorperson
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
Housekeeping
Kitchenette
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Seating area
VIP room facilities
Laptop safe
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Microwave
Minibar
Refrigerator
Kitchenware
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Room types
Ocean view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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Green
Romantic
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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david h wrote a review Jan 2023
Great location, amazing wildlife, good food at the resort and local restaurants close by... Beautiful grounds and beach... Freddy was awesome taking care of every detail for us!!! Highly recommend him.... Great memories and hope to go back soon!!
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Pura Vida David, Thank you for the 5 stars and for choosing Tulemar Bungalows and Villas! Always glad to hear guests love Tule Cafe and Victoria's! We look forward to hosting you back! Pura Vida, Chris at TripAdvisor's 2022 #1 Hotel in the World
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Dawn H wrote a review Jan 2023
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A group of 4 of us stayed in one of the 2 bedroom casas and it was beautiful! Our view was spectacular, the casa was clean, and there was more than enough room for all of us. Our concierge, Alex, was great and helped us with our excursions and got maintenance immediately when our jacuzzi stopped working. I had the best time and cannot wait to come back. I loved the food, wildlife, people, and the beach. I cannot think of one complaint! Stay at Tulemar, you will not be disappointed, I promise!
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Thank you Dawnie for your 5 stars and for staying with us at Tulemar Bungalows and Villas. Thank too for the strong recommendation! We hope to host you again! Pura Vida, Chris at TripAdvisor's 2022 #1 Hotel in the World
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Michael R wrote a review Jan 2023
Langhorne, Pennsylvania2 contributions
Our 40th Anniversary trip in our Tulemar Villa was everything we hoped for and more. Fabio was helpful and informative with our reservation and excursion planning. During our stay, Alex was a constant source of essential information and ideas for making the most of our experience. We'll b e forever thankful for Alex's help arranging prompt, excellent, in-room healthcare during a brief illness. Some of our highlights were the onsite Sloth Walk, Night Jungle Tour and Manuel Antonio Park tour. Besides the incredibly beautiful villa, we thoroughly enjoyed the breathtaking scenery, great food, and luxurious private beach. Despite being at full capacity, Tulemar never felt crowded at all. To a person, the Tulemar staff were exceedingly friendly and helpful. We honestly couldn't have asked for a more perfect trip full of beautiful nature, wonderful people, and joyful new memories.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Pura Vida Michael! Congratulations on your 40th! Thank you for your 5 stars and for celebrating your anniversary with us at Tulemar Bungalows and Villas! Staying here even when there is no vacancy still feels secluded and our pampering staff only accentuates this feeling! We grateful to have provided an "anniversary in paridise" hope we can be there for 50! Pura Vida, Chris at TripAdvisor's 2022 #1 Hotel in the World
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Becky wrote a review Jan 2023
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Everyone at Tulemar is very kind and always works so hard to make sure you have a great stay. The view from our villa is gorgeous, the beach is very fun and beautiful, and the Tule Cafe is also great. The pools are amazing and the area is just amazing!
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Traveled with family
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Pura Vida Becky, Thank you for the 5 star and for choosing Tulemarbungalows! Tulemarbungalows is a must for travelers coming to Manuel Antonio: Unique Villas, lots of animals, pools, de facto private beach, awesome service and Pura Vida! Pura Vida, Chris at TripAdvisor's 2022 #1 Hotel in the World
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ansellsteven wrote a review Jan 2023
Hopkinton, Massachusetts6 contributions1 helpful vote
We travelled with our 4 adult children to Tulemar Resort between Christmas and New Year. It was a very memorable experience. The resort is perched on a hillside filled with three types of monkeys, sloths, iguanas, toucans, macaws, huge butterflies, beautiful plants, and so much more. The resort has three pools, one of which is adult only. I made a point of going into the pool after the beach daily, and always had it to myself. The beach is great. Nice body surfing waves, and any amenity that you would want. The customer service was the highest and most consistent we've experienced. Everyone was so friendly, and all of our needs were met by our wonderful concierge, Orlando, who checked in with me 2 times a day, and frequently would find us at the beach to deliver updated information. The food at Tulemar is excellent quality. Very fresh, and nice options. We had a private chef prepare a dinner in our casa which was a really fun experience. In all, I could not recommend Costa Rica, and especially Tulemar Resort enough. We are typically a family who prefers not to stay at a resort, and this was definitely an exception. We had fun on our excursions, but always looked forward to just spending time at the resort.
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Date of stay: December 2022
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Thank you Ansellsteven for your 5 stars and for choosing Tulemarbungalows for your Christmas holiday. We often hear not like other resorts, Tulemarbungalows definately resembles that remark! It's a few items that set us apart: unique lodging, friendly and caring staff and a de facto private beach to name a few. Other items: numerous pools 4 in total not to mention the units with private pools and animals... lots of unique animals all around! Thanks again Ansellsteven and we look forward to hosting you again! Pura Vida, Chris at TripAdvisor's 2022 #1 Hotel in the World
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Lauryl M wrote a review Jan 2023
Colorado Springs, Colorado1 contribution1 helpful vote
We stayed 2 weeks at Tulemar and I can't imagine a more magical place. The staff was so incredibly friendly and just phenomenal. They went above and beyond always. The rooms were just gorgeous. The views, the animal life and private beach were stunning. We are hoping to go again. There's so much to do in Manuel Antonio. but if you want rest, relaxation and attractions then stay at Tulemar you will never want to leave.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Thank you Laurylm for your 5 stars and for choosing Tulemarbungalows for your vacation! We're glad you so thouroghly enjoyed; We look forward to hosting you again! Pura Vida, Chris at TripAdvisor's 2022 #1 Hotel in the World
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Christina t wrote a review Jan 2023
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A truly wonderful place to stay. We saw monkeys, birds and sloth from the patio. Highly recommend it. Our casa was 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms and plenty of space for our family. You can get grocery to go to restaurant and bars outside the resort.
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Date of stay: December 2022
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Thank you Scam for your 5 stars and for staying with us at Tulemarbungalows. Thank you too for pointing out the central location of TulemarBungalows. We're located right in the heart of the hotel district so it is easy to walk out the front gate and find: shopping, restaurants, banking, bars and more. Often guests are worried that they'll be trapped in the middle of the jungle with nothing to do... not to worry at Tulemar! Pura Vida, Chris at TripAdvisor's 2022 #1 Hotel in the World
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Carl Pérez wrote a review Jan 2023
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The “security guard”at the gate is so rude horrible service not good for the first impresion 🤢🤢🤢🤢🤢 I dont know his name but have a horrible hair cut.. People is paying to get there.. So rude how he talk his mood 🤮
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Traveled solo
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Future guests this is a review from a guest that was not staying in Tulemar. Tulemar Gardens home to Tulemar Bungalows and Villas and Tulemar Resort is a gated community. Thus the security at the gate did their job. It's rather silly that this "review" was even permitted to be posted.
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Explorer624 wrote a review Dec 2022
San Jose, California57 contributions34 helpful votes
We had an amazing week at Tulemar in our premium villa. It was very spacious and had amazing amenities (dining, lounge, hot tub and grill on the patio) and a spectacular ocean and sunset view. The private beach had gentle waves and monkeys playing, boogie boards available to borrow, and food/beverage services. Staff was excellent in the restaurant and the beach. Each evening as we returned we would find a volunteer from the Sloth Sanctuary tracking sloths and we would get to see them in the trees above our car which was such a nice surprise. The minor thing that would keep me from giving this an excellent rating is that the premium villas (at least the one I stayed in) can use an update. For the price paid, I was surprised to find the curtains in the master bedroom nearly inoperable. Each night it was a struggle to get it closed for privacy. There was very little lighting in the patio over the dining area. And since there was no dining set inside, this means when we wanted to dine in and see our food, we either had to eat at the breakfast bar or on the couch. We tried finding the lights and there was an inordinate amount of light switches and knobs but none went to lighting the outdoor dining area. Also ,I was surprised to find no laundry detergent (even though there was laundry in the unit...other apartments that we paid a lot less for nearby would supply this along with dish soap and hand soap as basics).
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Date of stay: December 2022
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Responded Dec 29, 2022
Thank you Explorer 624 for your review and for choosing tulemarbungalows. I understand your frustration with the lack of update in the one bedroom villa you stayed in; we are always in some state of updated as the jungle is very hard on property. Sometimes an individual owner has other priporities and the unit is not brought up to spead as quickly as our abundant reservations demand but in the end they are always made top notch. I hope you will come back and give us the chance to achieve 5 stars next time! Pura Vida, Chris at TripAdvisor's 2022 #1 Hotel in the World
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Paul R wrote a review Dec 2022
Belfast, United Kingdom25 contributions17 helpful votes
We saw more sloths in our six days here than anywhere else on our three week holiday around CR; about 11 in total, plus many squirrel, white faced and howler monkeys. There are also hermit crabs everywhere on the beach which are a lot of fun to watch crawling in and out for their shells. This really is a very nice place. We had a sea view from our bed which was nice to wake up to in the morning. We were provided with a free upgrade to their Tule Casa suite with a hot tube in the outdoor living area which was lovely - a benefit of going in low season. Definitely the largest hotel suite I've every stayed in, turned out to be incredible value for money with what they gave us I felt. I am really glad I booked this place, can't speak highly enough of it - the food was nice too at both restaurants we tried on site (Victoria's and Tule Cafe). If you are reading this and thinking of booking... I would urge you to do it. If your stay is anything like ours you will have a fantastic experience.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded Dec 29, 2022
Pura Vida Paul! We are grateful for your 5 stars and for choosing Tulemarbungalows! Yes our resort has a vast array of wild life, guests often tell us they see the most here in Tulemar! It's due to our meticulous land stewardship and the excellent staff we have! We all hope to host you again! Pura Vida, Chris at TripAdvisor's 2022 #1 Hotel in the World
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PRICE RANGE
$360 - $1,210 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
tulemar bungalows & villas hotel manuel antonio national park, tulemar bungalows and villas, tulemar hotel
LOCATION
Costa RicaProvince of PuntarenasQueposManuel Antonio
NUMBER OF ROOMS
34
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Frequently Asked Questions about Tulemar Bungalows & Villas
Which popular attractions are close to Tulemar Bungalows & Villas?
Nearby attractions include Tropical Waterfalls Tour (0.2 miles), Club Karma Lounge (0.04 miles), and Tropical Touch (0.2 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 Ape Eclectic Social Bar, Manuel Antonio Falafel Bar, and Hola India Restaurant Manuel Antonio.
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.
Does Tulemar Bungalows & Villas have airport transportation?
Yes, Tulemar Bungalows & Villas offers airport transportation 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.