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Tulemar Gardens, Manuel Antonio 60601 Costa Rica
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • 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
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 07/27/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 07/27/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#2 of 48 hotels in Manuel Antonio
2021 Travelers' Choice Best of the Best
Tulemar Resort is a full service resort set in the peaceful 33-acre gated and secure Tulemar Gardens Condominium. A wide variety of standalone accommodations are available for our guests, including the famed Tulemar Bungalows & Villas, as well as our luxurious 1, 2, and 3 bedroom Buena Vista Luxury Villas. The property itself is spectacular, nestled in a lush rainforest overlooking the beautiful Manuel Antonio coastline. Surrounded by nature, Tulemar Resort features incredible gardens, walking paths, thriving wildlife, and the ONLY exclusive sandy beach in the region. At Tulemar Resort you will enjoy the luxury and privacy of your very own villa, along with the amenities of a high end resort, including concierge service, daily maid service, 4 swimming pools, beach bar, spa services, tour desk, and the best sunset bar and restaurant in town. We invite you to review our website for photos and details, then book one of these magnificent villas or bungalows and experience the most unforgettable vacation of your life!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Free shuttle or taxi services
Secured parking
Hot tub
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
Taxi service
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Head massage
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
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
Self-serve laundry
Ironing service
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Air conditioning
Private beach
Additional bathroom
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Private balcony
Room service
Seating area
VIP room facilities
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
Bay View
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Stan R wrote a review Oct 10
Jackson, Tennessee61 contributions13 helpful votes
Our family of four stayed at Tule Casa in Tulemar Resort. We had a great view, as it's at the very top of the resort, on top of the registration room by the main gate. There was a little road noise, but it didn't keep us up at night or wake us up in the morning. We loved the outdoor living area, and this is where we spent most of our time when we were at the house. We got in the hot tub everyday, and everyday the cleaning staff drained it, cleaned it, and re-filled it. We had lunch delivered to us on the beach one day, which was great. Towels, chairs, and umbrellas are all provided at the beach, as well as kayaks and boogie boards. The beach is roughly 450 ft in elevation below the top of the resort, but there is a shuttle that will take you to and from the beach if you don't want to walk down and back up. The food at Tule Cafe was delicious, and they would deliver it to our house if we didn't feel like going to the restaurant or we had an early pick up for a tour. Alex was our concierge and took great care of us. He set up all the tours we requested before we arrived, gave recommendations, and took great care of us while we were there. He was available by text message 24/7, and was able to accomplish anything we asked of him. We saw howler monkeys, a squirrel monkey, white-faced monkeys, toucans, macaws, green parrots, and sloths all on the property, and many of these from our back porch. There are several good restaurants and two ATM's in easy walking distance of the property. Tulemar Resort was a great home base for our week of adventures in Costa Rica. Highly recommend.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Response from Chris Paul, Marketing at Tulemar Resort
Responded 2 days ago
Thank you 503stan, for your 5 stars and for spending a weeks vacation with us at Tulemarresort. Glad you enjoyed Tule Casa... Fun fact, it was built by the man who is the originator of all of Tulemar as his private residences. Thank you for the enthusiastic recommendation and we hope to host you again. Pura Vida, Chris
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Lisa H wrote a review Feb 2020
Ames, Iowa48 contributions14 helpful votes
Hotel's Favorite
This was our 5th stay at Tulemar and each time has been amazing. Over the years we’ve stayed in a variety of different types of villas and they each offer unique benefits. My favorite part of staying at Tulemar is the wildlife that visits daily. The TuleCafe has excellent food and beverages and it’s nice to be able to eat onsite. Be sure to try the Coconut Margarita! Our concierge was Orlando and he did a great job lining up transportation, dinner reservations, recommendations, etc for us. He stayed in touch throughout our stay and was very attentive, but not overbearing. He’s a great guy and went out of his way to make our 25th wedding anniversary special. Thank you for another wonderful stay!!
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
3 Helpful votes
Response from Chris Paul, General Manager at Tulemar Resort
Responded Mar 3, 2020
Thank you and Happy Anniversary! 5th time! Wow! we are all so faltered; your repeat business speaks volumes! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you! Pura Vida, Chris
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Jennifer S wrote a review Oct 9
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Our stay at Tulemar Resort was above and beyond what we expected. The service was incredible, the bungalows were awesome (next time we are getting a larger one) and yes we will be going back. The food was amazing and the servers..can't say enough about them. Miguel our concierge went above and beyond his duty. My husbands hearing aid batteries died so Miguel went out to find him more. Our shuttle drivers were the best..Alan who picked us up from airport was fantastic, Nacho, Andreas and everyone super great people. Our servers in the restaurants were all great. Shout out to Elliot and Jasmine who work at Tulemar Cafe and The Italian restaurant across the street. Best service from both of them and the Italian Restaurant was our favorite. I also want to say Thank you to Lisa Penrod our reservation manager. I had a thousand questions before we even left for our trip and she was quick to answer all of them. Thank you Tulemar Resort for the best vacation.
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Date of stay: September 2021
Room Tip: prices depend on time of year you go.
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Response from Chris Paul, Marketing at Tulemar Resort
Responded 2 days ago
Pura Vida Jennifer, Thank you for your 5 stars and for staying with us at Tulemarresort. We get many 1st timers in Costa Rica and your review shows how worry free Lisa and Tulemarresort make it! We look forward to having you back again. Pura Vida, Chris
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Dawn wrote a review Oct 7
Los Angeles, California3 contributions1 helpful vote
Our family vacation in Tulemar was a dream, and we are all hoping we can go back again soon. With the beautiful beach, the rainforest, the tropical birds, and the animals, not to mention the beautiful pools looking out over the ocean and rainforest, we were in paradise. We had never been to Costa Rica before, and our Tulemar concierge Jeancarlo took care of everything for us. Made tour reservations, hooked us up with an amazing tour guide just for our family at the park (shoutout to Oscar!! So knowledgeable!!) , dinner suggestions, arranged transportation. Everything was perfect! We had to leave after only 4 nights as we made plans to explore more areas of Costa Rica , but we talked longingly about the paradise of Tulemar for the rest of the visit. If you can get a reservation, just book it!!
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Get a balcony if you can. We hurried back each day to be on our balcony in early evening to watch...
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Response from Chris Paul, Marketing at Tulemar Resort
Responded 2 days ago
Thank you Sightsee16800957911, for your gushing 5 stars and for choosing Tulemarresort as part of our Costa Rican vacation. So much more for you to do when you come back: Sloth walk, BV beach club, private chef all must dos while visiting Tulemarresort. We look forward to having you back! Pura Vida, Chris
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PattyN1964 wrote a review Oct 1
7 contributions1 helpful vote
one of the most beautiful places we stayed during our visit. the staff was amazing. Alex my concierge on point every day we were there. MEMO what an amazing staff member made our stay even more enjoyable. not only how attentive he was but how informative he was during our entire stay. I will definitely return.
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Date of stay: July 2021
Response from Chris Paul, Marketing at Tulemar Resort
Responded 4 days ago
Thank you Patty for your 5 stars and for choosing to stay with us at Tulemarresort. We look forward to hosting you again! Pura Vida, Chris
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Frequently Asked Questions about Tulemar Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Tulemar Resort?
Nearby attractions include Club Karma Lounge (0.05 miles), Tropical Waterfalls Tour (0.2 miles), and Costaricanwildlifetours (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Tulemar Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Tulemar Resort?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a minibar, and air conditioning.
What food & drink options are available at Tulemar Resort?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Tulemar Resort?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Tulemar Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Ape Eclectic Social Bar, Manuel Antonio Falafel Bar, and Karolas Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Tulemar Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Tulemar Resort have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Tulemar Resort offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Tulemar Resort 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 Resort?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Tulemar Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.