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Tulemar Gardens, Manuel Antonio, Quepos 60601 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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#2 of 49 hotels in Manuel Antonio
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4.8
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4.8
Value
4.6
2022 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)
Pool
Bar / lounge
Beach
Hiking
Airport transportation
Spa
Secured parking
Wifi
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
Private pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Poolside bar
Fishing
Shuttle bus service
Car hire
Taxi service
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Head massage
Massage
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
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
Self-serve laundry
Ironing service
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Air conditioning
Private beach
Additional bathroom
Housekeeping
Coffee / tea maker
Kitchenette
Flatscreen TV
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Telephone
VIP room facilities
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Microwave
Minibar
Refrigerator
Kitchenware
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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MelissaEmanuelson wrote a review Aug 10
Brooklyn, New York10 contributions6 helpful votes
The thousands of other reviews don't lie. Tulemar is the bomb! My family of 7 (ranging from age 8 to 71) stayed for a week at Tule Villa and everything was perfect. Alex, our concierge, was great about settling up appropriate excursions for our group and also great as we made changes once on site. Excursion-wise, highest recommendation for the whitewater rafting, horseback riding and zip lining. The house itself was gorgeous! We were surrounded by the lush jungle and saw cool monkeys every day. And the inside - just wow. We all had huge bedrooms and bathrooms that would put most hotel rooms to shame. The beds were so comfy (literally I don't remember when I slept as well as this week) and Jenny did an amazing job keeping the house immaculate. We spent a lot of time by the private pool which was so much bigger than expected and just really enjoyed some quality family time, thanks to the Tulemar staff that made everything so easy. We ate a lot at Tule Cafe which was decent but absolutely loved the falafel restaurant across the street from the entrance. There are a variety of restaurants within walking distance and grocery stores if you want to stay in. Pura Vida Tulemar!
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Date of stay: August 2022
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John S wrote a review Aug 7
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Most reviews have already covered everything and I agree with them. Tulemar is an amazing place and certainly worthy of the awards it has won. The grounds are beautiful. The views are stunning. There is wildlife everywhere within the resort. We saw sloths, monkeys, iguanas, macaws, toucans, geckos, leaf cutter ants, and much more. The beach is beautiful with the black sand and rainforest setting. My kids loved all the hermit crabs on the beach. Our concierge Jans was tremendous. He took complete care of us and made sure we had everything we needed. Other staff were friendly and helpful as well. Nacho who drives the beach shuttle was super friendly and always had a big smile on his face. The town of Manuel Antonio is very walkable and the people were friendly. We did a night hike through the rain forest which was great. We did a deep sea fishing trip and brought home more mahi mahi, wahoo and tuna than we could eat. We also visited the national park which was awesome, but we honestly saw more wildlife inside Tulemar than in the park. I could go on and on. If you're on the fence about coming to Tulemar just do it. You will not regret it. Hopefully you'll get lucky and have Jans as your concierge, although I'm sure all the concierges are great. I hope we are able to return someday. Pura vida!!!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Rebecca G wrote a review Aug 7
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This hotel had great pools & lovely staff. The views were incredible. We had a room with a little balcony area with two lounge chairs and a hammock and could read outside with the monkeys & sounds of the water. Highly recommend! The staff was very helpful and easy to communicate with Thru WhatsApp. Kids loved the pools especially. Oh my gosh and the BEACH. Incredible beach just down the hill (?). There is a shuttle that will take you back and forth from your room or wherever in the resort to the beach.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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KML wrote a review Aug 6
Hinsdale, Illinois28 contributions7 helpful votes
Let me start by saying our positive experience began well before our arrival at Tulemar. Javier, the hotel concierge, was in communication with my wife and I prior to our arrival. I contacted Javier separately because it was going to be my wife's 50th bday the day after our arrival. Javier prepared our room in a way that made our arrival an unforgettable moment. A big thank you to Javier and staff. Also, Javier was in communication with us our entire stay to prepare us for the excursions he had booked (which were fantastic), and to check on our stay. The entire staff at Tulemar is welcoming. The grounds and views are hard to put into words. Wildlife all around. The beach is beautiful and private with great boogie boarding. Waking up to the views over the Pacific from the bungalows is something I will miss the most.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Maria B wrote a review Aug 6
Roswell, Georgia1 contribution
This resort was beyond amazing! The bungalow add views of the ocean and was stunning. The grounds was paradise on earth and the service was five star! The private beach is absolutely breathtaking and worth booking a Tulemar. We visited all the pools and they were all stunning! The restaurants were amazing and did not disappoint. We plan to return to this resort in the future. Do not hesitate to book at Tulemar.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Kristopher Jones wrote a review Aug 1
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6th time to this extraordinary paradise called Tulemar. Our concierge Orlando was 10 out of 10 stars - always available to make our experience memorable. Restaurant and staff were perfect. Excited to go back in February with family and friends.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Lynne F wrote a review Aug 1
2 contributions1 helpful vote
Tulemar has it all: fabulous villas (with every amenity possible)tucked in a dense rain forest filled with amazing flora and fauna. Sitting on our deck or in the jacuzzi, we had beautiful (sunset) views of the Pacific while watching birds, butterflies, and monkeys—it felt like we were staying in a tree house! Our extended family of 10 stayed in a 3 bedroom casa and a 2 bedroom casa. Both were spacious and equipped to the nines. In addition to the spectacular setting and villas, the service at Tulemar is what sets it apart. Our concierge, Miguel Leiva, saw to our every need. Miguel assisted us with dinner reservations and transportation in addition to checking on or recommending activities for individuals in our group. Miguel was always there to provide assistance but was never intrusive. One day while my daughter and I were participating in the Sloth Walk, it began to rain. Magically, Miguel appeared in the shuttle with rain gear for us! That is service! After our family departed, my husband and I transferred to a 1 bedroom villa. Miguel took care of everything and made sure we were comfortable. Tulemar and Miguel Leiva will not soon be forgotten!! Pura Vida!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: The restaurant is excellent and has a great view. Also, they provide boogie boards for surfing...
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Leslie H wrote a review Aug 1
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It was the perfect vacation! Great service, amazing food, so clean and the resort workers were so accommodating. We would go back. It met and exceeded our expectations. The resort was close to daily excursions and the resort took care of all accommodations
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: It rained every day when we went in July. But it rained late in the afternoon and it didn’t stop...
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jekoepke wrote a review Aug 1
Mendham, New Jersey10 contributions5 helpful votes
After reading countless reviews here, I had to get my family a stay at Tulemar in a Casa. It did not disappoint. The property is beautiful, the food is delicious, and our casa was so comfortable. But it is really the people that make the experience such a beautiful one. Our concierge, Orlando, went out of his way to do anything he could for us. He asked me about things I wanted before I even had time to think. David at the beach was the sweetest, friendly and smiley while working himself to the bone. The beach was our favorite part, and the catamaran excursion and deep-sea fishing were both incredible. Tulemar merits my highest recommendation.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Sean H wrote a review Aug 1
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This was one of the greatest tailored vacation experiences. ALL staff are ready to help and accommodate you to make sure you have a great experience on and off the Tulemar Resort!! Our concierge Jean Carlo set the tone for us to have an amazing time confirming all events made sure we never went without and quick to resolve any concern. High level of professionalism, communication. We look forward to returning.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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PRICE RANGE
$236 - $628 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
buena vista luxury villas hotel manuel antonio national park, buena vista hotel and casas
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Buena Vista Luxury Villas
LOCATION
Costa RicaProvince of PuntarenasQueposManuel Antonio
NUMBER OF ROOMS
38
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Frequently Asked Questions about Tulemar Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Tulemar Resort?
Nearby attractions include Tropical Waterfalls Tour (0.2 miles), Club Karma Lounge (0.05 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.
Does Tulemar Resort have airport transportation?
Yes, Tulemar Resort offers airport transportation 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.