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Tulemar Resort

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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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Non-Smoking Hotel
Outdoor pool
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My wife and I just finished a ten day stay at Tulemar Resort. Our family joined us for a week staying in the fabulous Garden House. We stayed in one of the bungalows which was awesome with monkeys all around us and a resident sloth in our tree. Wow! Wow! Wow! The resort is
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After COUNTLESS hours of research on the Internet, I came across the Tulemar Resort and I can truly say it was the greatest find ever! I knew I wanted to get engaged in January 2019 and I was looking for the perfect place to propose.......I can't imagine a better experience
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Response from PuraVidaChris, Manager at Tulemar Resort
Responded 3 weeks ago
Congratulations Nichole! And thank you for letting us be apart of your special occasion. Thank you for the 5 star review and for choosing Tulemar Resort as your engagement destination! We look forward to hosting you again! Pura Vida, Chris
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Probably the nicest accommodation I have stayed. Service is second to none. Location is within easy reach of bars and restaurants and the wildlife you are surrounded by is amazing. Beach is big bonus! Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend or return. Big thanks to Jean Carlos our
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Our family had such an amazing time at Tulemar. The beautiful grounds are full of wildlife and the service is truly exceptional. Jean Carlo and David, (at the beach), are among the standouts of exemplary service. They went above and beyond to make us feel welcome and well
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My wife and I stayed at Tulemar for the last 4 days of our vacation in Costa Rica. The first 8 days were on a guided tour so we were looking for a place to relax and wind down before headed home. Tulemar certainly checked all the boxes. In addition it is a great viewing area for
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Sunrise view from our terrace.
Monkeys all around.
Capuchin monkey going for a dip!
Monkeys on the terrace every day!
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My husband and I walked to El Patio de Café Milagro for breakfast and dinner several times during our stay. That was our favorite place. There are a few other options within walking distance but this was our favorite in addition to the wonderful onsite options. We saw two and three toed sloths, we even saw a mom holding its baby right next to us while we were eating at the onsite restaurant. We saw different kinds of monkeys, scarlet macaws, iguanas, bats, raccoons, and even a humpback whale (a rare event, a dead whale washed ashore on our last night there).
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You're absolutely right. There are two websites and that was confusing for us as well. To be honest I am still a little confused. They are both for the same property but there do seem to be some differences. I remember that they listed slightly different excursions as well. It may have to do with which specific type of accommodations that you are looking at within the grounds. We used tulemarresort. com and soon after we began inquiring about booking a villa, we were contacted via email by a concierge at the resort. She was very helpful and she clarified the website situation. It wasn't difficult, but I don't remember the details now. Its a great resort and I recommend contacting the resort directly to work through the ambiguity.
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We were there with our 2 and 4 year-olds. It is VERY hilly. We used our stroller once, but then decided to use the shuttle as it runs frequently and is far more convenient. I'd definitely say it is a great place to stay with an infant. There is a lot of shade at their beach and the staff are were very friendly toward our young children. We drove, so I don't know about the airport shuttle. If you contact them I'm sure they'd let you know.
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There used to be departure tax that you had to pay before check in at the airport but now it is included in most airline’s ticket. Last time I payed for it was in 2014, this year I went 3 tumes and it was aleays included in the air fare. Check your ticket but I belive BA includes it in the air fare. Have a great time!
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I would guess it is open to the public, but distances within the resort grounds are quite large and on steep slopes. I'm not sure its worth going in to eat or drink, unless you are also curious to explore the grounds. (which are beautiful and full of animals and birds)
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"all have great views"
"The Bungalows are a great stay and place to see monkeys up close"
"Even though the bungalows are the original buildings ours was well maintained. I think they have the best views on the property."
"The three bedroom villas are fantastic -- the monkeys frequently hand out on the terraces."
"We had a villa with a porch and a hammock. Wonderful!"
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PRICE RANGE
US$235 - US$1,356 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
buena vista luxury villas hotel manuel antonio national parkbuena vista hotel and casas
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Buena Vista Luxury Villas
LOCATION
Costa RicaProvince of PuntarenasManuel Antonio
NUMBER OF ROOMS
38
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