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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
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 27/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 27/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#2 of 48 hotels in Manuel Antonio
2021 Travellers' 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 bath
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
Air conditioning
Private beach
Additional bathroom
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
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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Jennifer A wrote a review 6 May
Shelton, Washington24 contributions3 helpful votes
This was my favorite place during our vacation. We stayed in one of the villas and were able to see toucans, howler monkeys and capuchin monkeys from our balcony frequently. Sitting on the balcony and watching the ocean and jungle became my favorite thing to do. The villa was very comfortable and quiet, and the staff were wonderful. The food was also excellent and they even offered room service! There are also lots of great restaurants nearby and the resort has beach access. Tulemar has everything you need to make a great vacation.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Lisa H wrote a review Feb 2020
Ames, Iowa49 contributions14 helpful votes
Hotel's Favourite
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: Travelled as a couple
3 Helpful votes
Response from Chris Paul, General Manager at Tulemar Resort
Responded 3 Mar 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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Rebecca M wrote a review Apr 2021
3 contributions1 helpful vote
I stayed here with my teenage son. Frist of all, I HIGHLY recommend a trip to Costa Rica for a family with teens. As for Tulemar, I was so pleased with the service, especially Jeancarlo who never missed a step! The entire staff was respectful and attentive. The property is fantastic and natural wildlife abounds! The walk to the beach is refreshing and the Beach Path is so fun. While I do agree there needs to be some updates to the bungalows, you're not there to hang out in your room! Linens were fresh and everything was clean and well kept. And the view from our deck was breathtaking. We felt safe, well taken care of and catered to, which, while on vacation is expected. Service was great. The vans arrived in a timely manner and staff was always upbeat and positive. The food was fantastic, we did not have ONE bad meal during our stay. I would highly recommend for those traveling with kids/family, perfect resort. Upon returning, I suspect we'll opt for a villa, a bit more upscale and appropriate for older teens/adults. Overall, a great value and great experience!
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Date of stay: April 2021
Irene W wrote a review Apr 2021
3 contributions
I stayed at Tulemar Resort with my husband and was very disappointed with the room, property and service. For the price paid the rooms are very dated and need maintenance. Room photos shown on booking.com are very different from the room we got. The staff definitely needs a training on how to better treat guests. Room is far away from the beach and guests need to take a hotel bus to go to the beach.. the driver was very rude and we had to wait half an hour under a storm to be picked up. The concierge had no idea about the property. He told us the room was 5 minutes walking from the beach and it took more than 30 minutes. Do not recommend staying here. For the price I would rather stay in Arenas del Mar or other boutique hotel in Manuel Antonio
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Chris Paul, Revenue Management at Tulemar Resort
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear future guests, this review is inexplicable to us- so I will do what is possible to mitigate it. All units in Tulemar are individually owned and in different states of update. All are at a quality of the reviews here on Tulemarresort beyond this one. Please read all the other reviews that mention our staff as beyond compare and bare in mind this guest stayed for one night arriving late and leaving early. And our head concierge had very limited time with guest per the guests request. We tell all guests it is generally an 8 minute walk down to the beach, but longer should you choose to walk up. This is the reason we implemented our van service and it runs consistently, but sometimes guests do have to wait a few minutes (not 30).
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David B wrote a review Apr 2021
Grayslake, Illinois13 contributions1 helpful vote
The minute you cross through the gates, it becomes abundantly clear why Tulemar has been voted the top resort in the world. Everything about Tulemar exceeded our expectations. All of the staff at Tulemar are absolutely wonderful, and go out of their way to make your experience perfect. Our concierge, Alexander, was flat out amazing. He checked in with us frequently, and always made sure we had what we needed. He arranged awesome tables for us at every restaurant we wanted to go to, recommended fabulous places to eat for several of our meals, and always had a taxi waiting for us to take us to restaurants and excursions. We went deep sea fishing one day with the Big Eye Sportfishing Charters (I highly recommend them - we caught 5 sails, 7 tuna, a blue marlin, and a mahi-mahi). We had an early departure scheduled that day, so Alex arranged for breakfast to be delivered to our room for us to take with us to the marina . . . it made what was going to be an incredibly hectic morning very, very smooth. The best thing I can say about Alexander, is that he was always thinking several steps ahead of us. Chris, at the pool and beach bar, made us fabulous cocktail after fabulous cocktail and always greeted us with a big smile. The shuttle drivers within Tulemar were fun, engaging, and always available to take us around the property. The staff down at the beach made sure we had shade, boogie boards, and cocktails whenever they were needed. The property is gorgeous, well-maintained, and loaded with wildlife. We stayed in one of the bungalows, and we saw monkeys, toucans, macaws, iguanas, and sloths every day. In all honesty, we saw as much or more wildlife at Tulemar as we did at Manuel Antonio National Park. The Sloth Walk at Tulemar is a must, and really helps you know how and where to spot sloths. A good pair of binoculars were really helpful for spotting/watching wildlife. I kept mine in my backpack wherever we went, and they were used often. Our bungalow was well-appointed, had a spectacular view, and was perfect for the three of us. It was conveniently located close to the restaurant and pool, which we visited frequently. I could go on and on about Tulemar and our trip to Quepos overall. Of all of the places we have traveled, this was by far and away the best destination and hotel.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
US$294 - US$704 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Tulemar Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Tulemar Resort?
Nearby attractions include Club Karma Lounge (0.09 km) and Costaricanwildlifetours (0.4 km).
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 Manuel Antonio Falafel Bar, TuleCafe Restaurant, and Cafe Agua Azul.
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 centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre 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.