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Tulemar Resort
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Reviewed June 7, 2014 via mobile

I was here with a group of friends for a couple of days; the view was absolutely amazing, the staff were very courteous and nice, our concierges - Danny and Brayan - were amazing. To say the least, this made for a very peaceful and serene vacation. It was absolutely fantastic.

Stayed: May 2014, traveled with friends
1  Thank Nosa E
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BuenaVistaLuxuryVil, Manager at Tulemar Resort, responded to this reviewResponded June 17, 2014

Nosa, What can I say- except Pura Vida and Thank you!

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Reviewed June 6, 2014

My husband and I went for our honeymoon and the pictures did not do it justice! It was such a wonderful experience. I LOVED every minute of it. The view is spectacular and the infinity pool was really nice. The food was very tasty!

Danny, the conceriege was so friendly. We loved the drivers Willie, Louis, and Joshua. At the front desk we were greated by a lovely lady named Viviona. Lastly, I lost my shoe and the bartender and maintence worker dug through the trees to find my sandal!

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled as a couple
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BuenaVistaLuxuryVil, Manager at Tulemar Resort, responded to this reviewResponded June 17, 2014

Pura Vida! Selia, Glad to hear of your top flight experience and congratulations on your nuptials. Our restaurant is the wonderful beating heart of the resort and it is staffed by the best crew in the area! Glad you enjoyed Buena Vista del Sol and it’s nice sometimes after a hard day of sun and sand to have the door to door service that BVDS affords! Tasty too!! Thanks for the review and for staying with us! Pura Vida, Chris

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Reviewed June 5, 2014

My husband and I stayed in Tulemar and Buena Vista Resort for 5 nights during the last week of May. The first two nights we stayed in the Tulemar bungalows and the last three nights we stayed in Buena Vista Villas; we were fortunate to have ocean views in both locations. This resort is in a good area as there are many places nearby such as places to eat, a supermarket, and a bank.

Besides the room and our amazing time in Costa Rica in general, I cannot end this review without mentioning the staff and concierge. Everyone here was beyond attentive, kind, and helpful. It is evident that they all know what customer service is.

The concierge staff- Danny, Orlando, Bryan, and Michael were all helpful when it came to meeting our needs and answering our questions. We really appreciated all of their kindness and they all treated us with great respect. They all had an honest willingness to help you; when planning our excursions we never to stress about anything...they planning and reserved everything for us...all we had to do was show up. The shuttle drivers- Willie, Luis, and Joshua were friendly and always ready to take us anywhere we needed within the resort. They always arrived within/less than 5 minutes with us calling for the shuttle. We ate at Buena Vista de Sol restaurant quite a few times during our stay- Daniela and Sabi the bartenders were awesome, made great drinks, and were easy to talk to; Jose C. was always kind, attentive, and always had a smile on his face. When we went to the beach, Dave made sure to take care of us.

Thank you all for making everything so easy during our stay. You all made our trip to Costa Rica even more enjoyable.

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank Sherin M
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BuenaVistaLuxuryVil, Manager at Tulemar Resort, responded to this reviewResponded June 17, 2014

Thank you Sherin for an awesome review and for staying with us! We are very fortunate to be perfectly located up top in the center of all the restaurants and other necessities and at the bottom with the beautiful Tulemar beach. I’m glad to hear we exceed expectations and to hear the praises of our fantastic Tico staff! Pura Vida, Chris

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Reviewed June 1, 2014

I stayed at Tulemar Gardens for three days in a group of 8 people total. We stayed in the Buena Vista 3 bedroom villa (which fit the 8 of us comfortably) and the place was absolutely amazing. I honestly have no complaints. The view was breathtaking. There was a private beach for Tulemar guests with boogie boards and kayaks which was easy to access. Manuel Antonio National Park is less than a 10 minute drive away with the public beaches so the location was perfect. The villa was gorgeous and very comfortable. Lots of wild life and gorgeous fauna. Fully furnished with a fully stocked kitchen which made cooking dinners really easy. There are bars and restaurants on site but they are pretty pricey. There was a grocery store walking distance from the villas which was convenient if you want to stay within budget and prepare your own meals. The concierges even cooked a ceviche meal for us with freshly caught mahi mahi. My favorite part was the shower which also had a view! If you are planning on coming to Costa Rica, this is the place to stay! No question about it.

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled with friends
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1  Thank 728Stephanie
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BuenaVistaLuxuryVil, Manager at Tulemar Resort, responded to this reviewResponded June 11, 2014

Stephanie, glad you enjoyed your time with us and thank you for writing a review! It is nice to have the access to a kitchen which the Premium units have! Our pricing is standard for a resort and for the area. FYI real value can be had buying fruits and veggies at the farmers market on Friday and Saturday. Thanks for your stay, Pura Vida- Chris

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Reviewed May 30, 2014

Extraordinary villas, wonderful staff, delicious food - all for 34 of us sharing a few days together. Bryan was a wonderful concierge; Luis was the friendliest shuttle driver ever and always available, and Jose was attentive in the restaurant. The restaurant even opened early on the day of an early-morning excursion and the day we left so that we didn't have to leave hungry! The only struggle was making the walk down to the beach and back - unless you called for the free shuttle. I had planned to get my exercise doing a lot of walking, but the degree of some of the inclines were not appreciated by my knees. The infinity pools spoiled us and it was hard getting back to the reality of indoor pools with only wall views.

Room Tip: The 3-bedrooms villas seem to have the highest views of the water.
  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled with friends
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1  Thank Anne S
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BuenaVistaLuxuryVil, Manager at Tulemar Resort, responded to this reviewResponded June 11, 2014

Hi Anne and thank you for the kind review! We are so happy to hear of your extraordinary stay with us. The trick to walking up from the beach is to jump in one of the pools upon arrival and after you get your breath in the cool water of the pool, then on to your unit. The 2 and 3 bedroom units are great for groups meeting up or traveling together and we do our best on property to accommodate schedules when we can. Thanks again and remember when you book direct you get a 5% discount. Pura Vida! Chris

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