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Tulemar Bungalows & Villas
Ranked #1 of 46 Hotels in Manuel Antonio
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed December 1, 2010

We just returned from a wonderful week at Casa Panorama in Tulemar where we were pampered by Chris Madrigal. His attentiveness made this trip very special for us. He went grocery shopping with us, bought fresh fish for us and even delivered fresh bread from the German bakery. The highlight was the night he cooked for us. The food.was delicious and so beautifully presented. It was an experience that the whole family enjoyed.

  • Stayed: November 2010, traveled with family
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TulemarDave, Owner at Tulemar Bungalows & Villas, responded to this reviewResponded December 3, 2010

Thank you so much for the kind words about Chris and Casa Panorama! The villa is wonderful, but it really is the staff that makes it so special. We look forward to your return!

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Reviewed November 30, 2010

We stayed in the beautiful Green Coast Casa for a week. It was wonderful. The house, its views, the grounds, and the beach were gorgeous. Monkeys on the balcony, hot showers while looking at the trees, iguanas on the beach -- priceless. Great restaurants and a supermarket are in walking distance. Julien, our host, was the best. He arranged cab rides, advised us on the best restaurants, called often just to check on us, and brought us special delicious treats. This was by far the most interesting place that I have ever stayed. If you have the opportunity, this is a great place to relax and see a whole different world. We booked our trip through Dave at www.4tulemar.com.

  • Stayed: November 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed November 29, 2010

My family rented Green Coast Casa for a week and were totally blown away by both the accomodations and the service provided at Tulemar. Just a few highlights - I had the best massage of my life right in my room overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Dave promised me a "spiritual experience" and that's exactly what I got! The villa had panaramic views, which let us see both the beach and the sunset each day. We were visited by monkeys, toucans, and beautiful tropical birds each day. Tulemar also has a fabulous private beach, which can be accessed via a shuttle van that runs promptly on schedule and also via request. Julien arranged EVERYTHING. What should I talk about first? He arranged a jet ski tour for us and a guide of Manuel Antonio national park. The jet ski tour is amazing. He also recommended fabulous restaurants, each better than the last. We ate at Kapi Kapi, Ronnie's Place, Agua Azul, Barba Roja, and others in Quepos. As if this wasn't enough, he delivered baked goods and tropical drinks to our door? We all looked forward to Julien's visits. Everything about this trip was picture perfect - all arranged by the fabulous staff at Tulemar. We recommend this establishment wholeheartedly and without reservation.

  • Stayed: November 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed November 12, 2010

We found this resort through Home Away.com and we booked thru Dave at www.4tulemar.com. It's a beautiful gated community on a hillside overlooking the ocean. We stayed in one of the Green Coast Bungalows which was nice, except that I was disappointed that we didn't have a deck. My fault, I guess I assumed it had a deck! Oh well, no need for one, really because the whole bungalow (except for the bathroom) is floor to ceiling windows! The screens could use some work, however, because they didn't quite shut all the way and little bugs would fly in at night if the glass was open.
The beach was great. We saw the best sunset EVER sitting on the beach chairs the first evening we were there. It's very quiet during the green season, which is exactly what we wanted.
Julien, Mauricio and Dave were very friendly and helpful. The brownies they gave us on our first night (for my hubby's birthday) were out of this world! One of the private chefs available at the resort made them.
One note:
Wireless internet available, but signal was really bad. We ended up going to Cafe Milagro when we needed to use it.


We would definitely stay again, especially if we can get a group together to stay in one of the villas!

  • Stayed: October 2010, traveled as a couple
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TulemarDave, Owner at Tulemar Bungalows & Villas, responded to this reviewResponded November 13, 2010

Thanks for the nice comments.....we'll check the screens today....and the internet signal....hope you had a safe trip back home and thanks for staying with us!

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Reviewed October 26, 2010

We chose Tulemar Greencoast Bungalows because we wanted to feel the jungle! We didn't want to stay at a large commercial hotel - we can get that anywhere. The bungalows gave us the opportunity to be part of the flora and fauna. The bungalows were unique and beautifully appointed. We booked through Dave at 4tulemar.com. Dave and Maurice were absolutely the best hosts. They looked out for us and took care of us, whatever the situation. We would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed: October 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 26, 2010

I haven't even stayed at Tulemar yet (booked for December 2010), but my recent experience with Dave and Mauricio demands a post. Less than 2 months before the holidays, and rooms are tight in this part of Costa Rica. Dave has been extraordinarily helpful and accommodating and even found us another hotel where we could stay on those days his property isn't available. If the hotel experience is anything like my reservation experience, I have something special to look forward to this December!

  • Stayed: October 2010, traveled with friends
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TulemarDave, Owner - Tulemar Vacation Home Rentals at Tulemar Bungalows & Villas, responded to this reviewResponded October 27, 2010

This is a first for us, a review before arriving....thanks, Sara....we're glad we could assist and we look forward to meeting you in December!

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Reviewed October 25, 2010

Making the reservation with the owner of the property was a pleasure. Susan was helpful in every way possible. The men who work the property were all awesome - Dave, Diego, Christopher; not a flaw among them as far as service, helpfulness, recommendations, friendliness.

The room - not even a room - the VILLA Mot Mot was well appointed with a full kitchen and a spectacular view from the immense balcony that included a hammock, a table and chairs, lounge chairs, rocking chairs, sofa, barbeque, etc...
The private beach was the perfect place for breakfast, it was also great for going out in the kayaks and going out for a swim.

If you want top notch accommodations, this is your place.

  • Stayed: September 2010, traveled as a couple
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TulemarDave, Owner - Tulemar Vacation Home Rentals at Tulemar Bungalows & Villas, responded to this reviewResponded October 27, 2010

Thanks for the kind words....everyone loves Villa Mot Mot....we look forward to seeing you again.

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Address: Tulemar Gardens, Manuel Antonio 6350, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Manuel Antonio
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
Price Range: $148 - $339 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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
Tulemar Hotel
Tulemar Bungalows & Villas Costa Rica/Manuel Antonio

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