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“Tulemar Casa Panorama- The View Lives Up to the Name” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Tulemar Bungalows & Villas

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Tulemar Bungalows & Villas
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115 reviews
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“Tulemar Casa Panorama- The View Lives Up to the Name”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2012

We stayed here over Christmas and it was expensive that week but we knew that since it was the busiest week of the season. Kim was very helpful when we got there giving us a tour of the property and explaining the area. The property is gorgeous and the beach is very nice and there really isn't a need to go to the main beaches. We didn't see much wildlife from our patio, but a short walk towards the beach and we found all 3 types of monkeys at different times and a few sloths, including one with an adorable baby. Kim arranged a tour of Manuel Antonio for us. The guide was very good but we were not expecting a group of 25 people (we split off into a group of 10) and the guide had to reexplain things in English and Spanish. Also, when we finished the tour we were going to have to wait a half hour for the other groups to get our ride back to the hotel. Since it was hot and we were hungry we wound up just paying for our own taxi back to the hotel. It was still worthwhile and we probably should have asked more about it beforehand.

The unit itself is spacious and the balcony is great. Our major complaint is that the shower often did not have hot water. And it wasn't because we took long showers, sometimes the hot water never even came on. Also, the AC in the bedroom blows directly on the bed which meant we could not sleep with it on. And remember to bring good ear plugs if you don't want a wakeup call from the howler monkeys!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank rogi8
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TulemarDave, General Manager at Tulemar Bungalows & Villas, responded to this review, December 31, 2012
Hi rogi8.......thanks for posting your review on Casa Panorama in Tulemar......so glad you enjoyed your visit......(I hope you explained your difficulties with the hot water to Kim so that it could be fixed and the A/C vents do adjust so we'll make sure guests know the options)......yes....Christmas/New Years are our two busiest weeks of the year......Manuel Antonio is full......from the national park to the public beaches.......that's what makes Tulemar so wonderful......you don't have to leave the resort.......you have all of that here.....from our beach, to the wildlife, to our little beach bar and grill for breakfast, lunch, drinks and snacks........plus hiking trails and the resort shuttle.....thanks again for booking with us and we'd love to see you back.....perhaps during a quieter time!

Tulemar Dave
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Royal Oak, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2012

We spent two weeks in Costa Rica for our honeymoon and ended our stay in this beautiful country at Tulemar and it was paradise. We met our concierge Bill right when we arrived and he was the best. He gave us a personal tour of the property, the beach, and the surrounding restaurants and such. Bill and Diego were so helpful with trip and dinner reccomendations and made our honeymoon and stay at Tulemar unforgettable. We stayed in the mot mot lower with amazing views and wildlife right outside our patio. We loved having the outdoor kitchen and cooked breakfast every morning and had cocktails watching the sunset at night. The private beach was amazing and Daniella at the bar makes the best drinks. We enjoyed walking ( the trails are great too) to the beach enjoying the views and seeing the animals and taking advantage of the shuttle back up. We will be back and would like to bring our families next time! Pura Vida

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank Courtney U
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TulemarDave, General Manager at Tulemar Bungalows & Villas, responded to this review, December 31, 2012
Hi Courtney....thanks for posting the great review on Mot Mot Hideaway and your stay in Tulemar.....I love that you made so many comments on our staff.....from your personal concierges to Daniella at the beach......they really are special and do make your entire stay special as well.....we're also happy that you enjoyed Mot Mot Hideaway......which was just completely renovated......(new photos will appear in mid-January on our web site).......we're happy that you were here for your honeymoon and we do want to have you and your family back with us!

Thanks, again....

Tulemar Dave
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ashland, MA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2012

When we arrived there were cold mango drinks waiting for us. Our guide Chris was there to greet us and show us to our room. We loved our room including the fresh flowers that adorned our table. The views from our room were breathtaking and the private beach was an added bonus. There were monkeys everywhere, pools, and restaurants minutes from your room, truly an amazing place.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank sonja k
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TulemarDave, General Manager at Tulemar Bungalows & Villas, responded to this review, December 29, 2012
Hi Sonja.....so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay in Tulemar.....in one of our Tulemar Bungalows.......yes....the ocean views from the Bungalows are amazing......and all the little extras that Chris, your personal concierge, provides.....from the treats.....to the flowers......to the advice on tours and activities.....make it very special.....thanks for staying with us......and we hope to see you again!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2012

We had the most amazing stay at Tulemar. We specifically stayed in the Casa De Frutas Villa which was spectacular! The location was perfect; easy access to the various pools, private beach, and walking distance to other restaurants and shops in Manuel Antonio.

The complimentary shuttle service served us very well getting back and forth to the beach as well as around the complex.

There is wildlife and natural beauty everywhere!! It is truly the most beautiful place.

The staff was absolutely amazing. Helpful, knowledgeable, and would go out of their way to make our stay more comfortable, relaxing, and fun. Mauricio, Fabian, Eduardo, Jose, Christian, Mayella, and Sandra made our trip fabulous.

This was an incredible place to stay. I highly recommend staying here!!!!

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Dmlurie14
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TulemarDave, General Manager at Tulemar Bungalows & Villas, responded to this review, December 28, 2012
HI Dmlurie.......we loved having you and your family with us at Casa de Frutas.....one of our premier, private villas in Tulemar......the location and the amazing ocean views really do make it special......combined with the wonderful staff and all of the amenities of Tulemar.......our beach, the hiking trails, the wildlife, the resort shuttle......make Casa de Frutas one of our most popular villas.....thanks for staying with us and we hope to have you back again!

Tulemar Dave
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Little Rock, Arkansas
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188 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2012

This is my third time in Costa Rica and the Tulemar is by far the best hotel we've stayed in! The setting can't be beat. This property is not for someone who doesn't like to walk up and down steep hills all day. We love the exericse we get just walking to and from the beach or pool, but not everyone woudl ; - ) Beautiful private beach, lovely service, jr suite 204 has a great view, and is very comfy for 2. jr suite 203 is good too, and has a day bed and trundle, for a child. Can't say enough wonderful things about staying here.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Cardine09
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TulemarDave, General Manager at Tulemar Bungalows & Villas, responded to this review, December 28, 2012
Hi Cardine.....thanks for the great comments on your stay in one of our Jr Suites......we're so pleased that you enjoyed yourselves and posted the review......the JR Suites are great for a couple......and some do have an extra bed for a small child.....I also enjoy the exercise, walking down to the beach and back.....but we also have a free shuttle......just in case you'd rather have a ride......we hope to have you back with us again!

Tulemar Dave
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New York City, New York
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2012

My wife, six year old son and I spent the Christmas holidays at Tulemar and we all agree that it was one of the best family vacations we have ever had. Tulemar is one of the few places where the reality lives up to the marketing and the brochure photos. The bungalow we stayed in was exactly what we hoped for and we had some of our best meals at the beach side restaurant. The best part of the stay though was the staff at Tulemar and their top notch service and hospitality. We had the very good fortune of having our stay planned for us by Chris, the concierge, who strived everyday to make our stay an enjoyable one, even taking us to the grocery store on the evening we arrived so that we could stock up our fridge. We would highly recommend Tulemar as a family destination

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank jhc2233334455
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TulemarDave, General Manager at Tulemar Bungalows & Villas, responded to this review, December 27, 2012
Hi JHC.....we loved having you with us....so glad you enjoyed your stay in the Tulemar Bungalow......and thanks for your kind words about Chris......one of our very popular concierges......he really does want to make your stay special and easy......thanks too for your comments on our beach bar and grill.......their fish sandwiches and cheeseburgers are the best......again.....thanks for booking with us and we hope you'll be back soon!

Tulemar Dave
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North Potomac
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 25, 2012

Casa de Frutas was absolutely perfect. The house Is gorgeous and there is nothing you could possibly need that has not already been thought of and provided for. Mauricio is a wonderful host and the rest of the staff could not be nicer. A first-class week in every respect.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank shgreenfeld
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TulemarDave, Owner at Tulemar Bungalows & Villas, responded to this review, December 27, 2012
Thanks for the comments on your stay in Casa de Frutas.....one of our premier private villas in Tulemar.......the design, decor, luxury, amazing ocean views, personal concierge service by Mauricio and all of the amenities of Tulemar make this villa a favorite......(check out our web site to see which Academy Award winning actress recently stay here!).......for 2-8 guests......this is the perfect choice......thanks for staying with us and we'd love to see you again!

Tulemar Dave
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Property: Tulemar Bungalows & Villas
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 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. ... more   less 
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Tulemar Bungalows & Villas Hotel Manuel Antonio National Park
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