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Tulemar Resort

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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atlanta
Reviewed 12 June 2016

Our family had a wonderful stay in CR at BVLV. The villas are situated in the mountain that plunges down to the Pacific Ocean. The views are truly amazing, especially sunrise and sunset. I was travelling with my two daughters on a family trip ad it was a fantastic experience. Beautiful beaches, views with monkeys, sloths and iguanas right at...

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Buena_Vista_Chris, Manager at Tulemar Resort, responded to this review

Thank you Alphad35 for you review and family stay with us at the Tulemar Resort. Always glad we can augment a family outing. Often when families travel together they look for locations and accommodations that will provide unique, interesting and comfortable experiences; this is what The Tulemar Resort specializes in through our people, location and unique accommodations. Thanks again and...

Corpus Christi, Texas
Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

Really Buena Vista/Tulemar is the same place. We stayed in a small villa with a king bed for 4 nights #205. The service provided was excellent. From Michael our concierge who was very attentive and putting us with the best services for extra activities, to Louis who shuttled us around. Very steep property so you could hike up yourself (we...

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Buena_Vista_Chris, Manager at Tulemar Resort, responded to this review

Thank you Beachydix, the Standard rooms are great low cost rooms while staying in the Tulemar Resort. Glad to hear you enjoyed them. Good tip on walking up from the beach it usually affords candid views of the area wildlife, though you will work for it walking up that hill. That's the reason we provide the shuttle service. Thanks for...

Spencer
Reviewed 10 June 2016

Our villa was in an amazing location and we found it to be very clean with comfortable beds. We were near the beach and just steps away from a fabulous pool complete with a waterfall. We were delighted with seeing numerous squirrel monkeys, howler monkeys, macaws and sloths each day. The staff was knowledgeable on the approx. location of some...

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Buena_Vista_Chris, Manager at Tulemar Resort, responded to this review

Thanks SpencerIndianaMOM for your stay and review! Glad we could provide a special vacation for your extended family. The private beach really makes the difference and the services there make it that much better! We look forward to seeing you again with the rest of the extended family. Pura Vida, Chris

College Station, Texas
Reviewed 10 June 2016

We had Villa 305, a wonderful two room Villa with a fantastic view of wildlife and the ocean. Overall was very happy with the service people including our concierge Michael and all of the drivers. We never got a chance to take advantage of the beautiful private beach due to rain during our free time, but we spent plenty of...

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Buena_Vista_Chris, Manager at Tulemar Resort, responded to this review

Neal, glad you enjoyed the One bedroom select villa. It's perfect for couples looking for a luxurious jungle experience. Our central location is nice for being able to walk out the front gates and have everything close by and at the same time return "home" to your private luxury villa. Thanks again for the stay and review, Pura Vida, Chris

Madison, Wisconsin
Reviewed 10 June 2016 via mobile

Just got back from our first trip to CR. We have never stayed at such a luxurious resort before in our lives. The 2 story condo was beautiful, with breathtaking views of the jungle and the ocean from the front deck. Howler monkeys woke us up nice and early everyday and the white faced monkeys were always putting on a...

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Buena_Vista_Chris, Manager at Tulemar Resort, responded to this review

Thanks Kevin for your stay with us and your review. Glad you had a great vacation with us at the Tulemar Resort! Gary, is new on our staff but he's making a hit and we're glad to have him. Thanks again and Pura Vida, Chris

College Station, Texas
Reviewed 8 June 2016

We stayed in a 1BR villa on the upper level, and it was amazing in terms of seeing sloths, monkeys, and iguanas on a daily basis. The villa was clean and neat and had everything we needed. The concierge service was very responsive when we had a question or needed something. We even had good WiFi throughout the property, which...

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Buena_Vista_Chris, Manager at Tulemar Resort, responded to this review

Mscottspears, Thank you for your review and stay with us at the Tulemar Resort. The Select One Bedrooms are the upper floor to the Standard room, that's good fyi for future guests. Both room types are perfect for couples; the Standard rooms are a smaller price point. Our central location in the hotel zone is perfect for being able to...

Reviewed 8 June 2016 via mobile

Absolutely amazing place to stay. Employees were wonderful. Absolutely NO complaints. Wish we would have stayed there the whole week of vacation. Orlando was our concierge and took great care of us! This will be the place we stay when we visit Costa Rica again.

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Buena_Vista_Chris, Manager at Tulemar Resort, responded to this review

Awesome April! We're so glad the Tulemar Resort was a great part of your vacation! Thanks for the stay and review and we look forward to hosting you on your return. Pura Vida, Chris

Reviewed 8 June 2016

Lush, tropical, scenic resort in paradise for family, couples, groups with the most helpful friendly staff. The views, wildlife, and fauna are unsurpassed as the rain forested mountains meet the beach and Pacific. Maria and Staphanny at the front desk did an excellent job finding adventures for us every day and fantastic meals at night, like canyoning, mountain biking, rafting,...

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Buena_Vista_Chris, Manager at Tulemar Resort, responded to this review

Yeah Charlie, love the way you say it! Thanks so much for your review and stay with us! Lot's to do in Manuel Antonio and our staff is the very best at helping you do it whether it's before you travel, scheduling with Lisa or while on site. We'll do all we can to make sure "it was an unforgettable...

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 8 June 2016 via mobile

We stayed at buena vista for 3 nights over memorial weekend and wish we extended our stay! We woke up every morning to the sound of wildlife and the view from our bungalow was breathtaking. The grounds are beautifully maintained crawling with wildlife. We went to the private beach everyday and had a blast. Our private concierge, Gary, was very...

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Buena_Vista_Chris, Manager at Tulemar Resort, responded to this review

Annyu815, thanks for your review and Bungalow stay with us at the Tulemar Resort! I love/hate to hear the refrain "wish we'd extended or stay" or "wish we'd stayed longer". We must be doing something right! Thanks again, Pura Vida, Chris

Reviewed 7 June 2016

If you are blessed enough to visit Costa Rica you must stay at Buena Vista Luxury Villas! Forget the absolutely beautiful country and the amazing excursions available! You will be content just staying in, relaxing in the hot tub and absorbing the unbelievable views while the staff tends to your every need! Our concierge was Orlando Cortes. Above all, Orlando...

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Thank you Naomie for your review and stay with us at the Tulemar Resort! Yes, Orlando is a wonderful person we dearly love and appreciate him! Luckily I can't clone him but I do have many other good concierges too in case future guests can't have him. My favorite point to point out in your review is the fact that...

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
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  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Breakfast Available
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to Tulemar Resort The Premier Resort Hotel in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica Rated as the number 1 resort hotel in Central America and Costa Rica and number 9 in the World by Trip Advisor 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! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Tulemar Resort

Address: Tulemar Gardens, Manuel Antonio National Park 6350, Costa Rica (Formerly Buena Vista Luxury Villas)
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Manuel Antonio National Park
Price Range: €174 - €651 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Tulemar Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 38
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Also Known As:
Buena Vista Luxury Villas Hotel Manuel Antonio National Park
Buena Vista Hotel And Casas
Tulemar Resort Costa Rica/Manuel Antonio National Park
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#1 Luxury Hotel in Manuel Antonio National Park
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Manuel Antonio National Park
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“We loved the 3 bedroom villa, it gave us a lot of room to enjoy together and private time”
Cheryl3355, 19 May 2017 | Read review
“Go for the views and the amazing bungalows!”
  • Super shower!
  • Entry to the bungalow
  • Our bungalow from the pool below
AllisonF984, 18 May 2017 | Read review
“We were in 303 and it was closer to the beach. No obstructed views. Individual villas and bungalows make the property a gem!”
193aleydah, 16 May 2017 | Read review
“I stayed in 407 which is a short walk to the lobby. The higher bungalows have amazing views and I do not know about the other ones.”
nerfbeast81, 16 May 2017 | Read review
“luxury bungalow or bamboo villa”
hollyc965, 15 May 2017 | Read review
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