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South Florida, Florida
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11 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We rented the 2 bedroom premium villa. We were 3 adults and 2 kids (4 and 2). Everything in the villa was total luxury, from the views to the bed. We enjoyed the Mangrove tour because it was a different experience, but in reality, we saw more animals and flowers on the property. There is as much or as little... More 

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3 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the perfect place for a vacation. The scenery is amazing and the villa itself was also wonderful. Just by walking through the resort you have the opportunity to see monkeys, sloths, birds, iguanas, etc. It is in a nice location within walking distance of some restaurants and stores but still has a secluded feel to it. Alex was... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved this place, the views are unbelievable, it's where the jungle meets the ocean, you get a little of both. Each villa is surrounded by windows with a great balcony where you can sit and watch the sunrise and set and make sure to wake up early and just sit on your balcony or lay in the hammock to look... More 

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1 Thank lalagargano
Buena_Vista_Chris, Manager at Buena Vista Luxury Villas, responded to this review

Thank you lalagargano, for you great review and for choosing to stay with us here at the Tulemar Resort. The sea kayaks offered at the beach are extraordinary, especially if you take the time to explore the coastline, simply magnificent. Glad to hear you enjoyed the newly renamed Tule Café! I personally put the cabbage crunch on the menu and... More 

Youngsville, North Carolina
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tulemar is a beautiful resort. The staff was great and the property is breathtaking. We saw just about every creature we hoped to see during our Costa Rica visit (sloths, monkeys, iguanas, leaf cutter ants, bats, macaws, hawks, butterflies, etc.). It is truly a wildlife lovers dream location. Special thanks to Alex (our concierge). Alex helped us organize our time... More 

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Thank erictengo
Buena_Vista_Chris, Manager at Buena Vista Luxury Villas, responded to this review

Thank you Eric for your kind review; glad we could accomplish all required Costa Rica activities! When we talk to guests directly we often tell them that yes the volcano region is very nice, but very spa oriented. There is more to do in MA simply due to the fact that we have the sea butted up against the rainforest,... More 

Wenatchee, Washington
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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tulemar is a resort just outside of Manuel Antonio National Park, and because of their partnership with The Sloth Institute they have just as much biodiversity in the flora and fauna as the park. The villas and bungalows are very spacious, modern and offer spectacular views of the ocean and the greenery that surrounds each unit! The housekeeping is immaculate... More 

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1 Thank Jenny P
Buena_Vista_Chris, Manager at Buena Vista Luxury Villas, responded to this review

Thank you "More than Fabulous" I mean Jenny, for a great review and for choosing to stay with us at the Tulemar Resort! You got it in reverse the Sloth Institute choose to locate in Tulemar due to the bio-diversity. We as the core infrastructure in Tulemar do all we can to maintain or improve it! Glad you enjoyed the... More 

Anchorage, Alaska
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Our review is long overdue since we've been back 3 times in less than a year. Our first stay we got delayed getting our rental car and out of San Jose. Maria waited for us to show up until about 10pm. She was so patient, we expected to be hurried but she took time to explain where things are, welcome... More 

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1 Thank Alaskahickmans
Buena_Vista_Chris, Manager at Buena Vista Luxury Villas, responded to this review

Alaskahickmans, Thanks again for your 3rd visit and for another great review, sounds like the Tulemar Resort is doing things right! Thank you for your comment on the staff; it's taken 10 years to staff this resort to the level we've currently achieved. I can't thank my staff enough! Hickmans let us know when you're coming back and until then... More 

San Antonio, Texas
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2016

My wife and I stayed here for two nights. If you are looking for a great place to stay near Manuel Antonio and where you can see monkeys right out of your room window, then I highly recommend staying here. We had some minor issues with the bungalow we booked. It was quite outdated and we noticed some sewer gas... More 

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2 Thank Michael D
Buena_Vista_Chris, Manager at Buena Vista Luxury Villas, responded to this review

Thank you for a review, sorry to hear of your displeasure with the bungalow age. All units are individually owned thus perceptions of "renovated" can vary. Pura Vida, Chris More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016

Our family of 5 (including our 15 & 12 year old sons and 10 year old daughter) stayed in a two bedroom villa (Room 410) at Buena Vista Luxury Villas at Tulemar from August 19-24, 2016, after first spending 5 days in Arenal...and what an amazing experience it was!! From the moment we arrived, we were treated like royalty by... More 

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3 Thank Emily L
Buena_Vista_Chris, Manager at Buena Vista Luxury Villas, responded to this review

Thank you Emily, glad you and your family enjoyed your stay with us at the Tulemar Resort. Yes, the 2 bedroom Premium Villas are perfect for families and we can work with you on the bed types. Some units have 4 queens and some have 2 and a King; this is something we can discuss when booking direct with us!... More 

Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 1 October 2016

We enjoyed 5 days of absolute peace with nature and the animals. It was the perfect get-away from the hustle and bustle of life. The rooms were private and the service was excellent. Manny, our waiter made our stay very special when he suggested we stay to witness the breathtaking sunset. Our concierge, Orlando, went above and beyond to ensure... More 

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Buena_Vista_Chris, Manager at Buena Vista Luxury Villas, responded to this review

Thank you Penny for your great review and for staying with us at the Tulemar Resort. Yes a sunset at the Tule Café is simply not to be missed; it's the best sunset spot in Manuel Antonio. Orlando always goes above and beyond and we are very lucky to have him! Thanks again and Pura Vida, Chris More 

San Antonio, Texas
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Without a doubt, the Buena Vista Villas at Tulemare Manuel Antonio are the best. From the point of reservation, you feel well taken care of and appreciated. Our superb concierge, Alex, contacted us ahead of our visit to check in and see what special needs or events may be a part of our stay. We were greeted as soon as... More 

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Buena_Vista_Chris, Manager at Buena Vista Luxury Villas, responded to this review

Thank you Margielunder for staying with us at the Tulemar Resort and for your great review! Thank you Too Alex! Yes, when you make a reservation with Lisa, Alex follows up to make sure we are going to have everything ready for your vacation. Glad we could offer you an excellent vacation, thanks again and Pura Vida, Chris More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • 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
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Buena Vista Villas is a small, luxury boutique resort located inside Tulemar, a 33-acre gated resort community. Nestled in the jungle with stunning views, our villas offer luxury and privacy with all the amenities of a high-end beach resort: concierge and daily maid service, three pools and our private sandy beach. Breakfast is available daily at the pool with lunch, snacks and drinks at the beach in the afternoon, among monkeys and sloths. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Buena Vista Luxury Villas

Address: Tulemar Gardens, Manuel Antonio National Park 6350, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Manuel Antonio National Park
Price Range: ₹ 16,073 - ₹ 60,803 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Buena Vista Luxury Villas 4*
Number of rooms: 34
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Also Known As:
Buena Vista Luxury Villas Hotel Manuel Antonio National Park
Buena Vista Hotel And Casas
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Manuel Antonio National Park
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Manuel Antonio National Park
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“Tulecasa was great but close to the main road so there was some street noise. Just something to consider depending on your preferences.”
 of 5 bubbles jasperlove10, 30 Nov 2016 | Read review
“We loved the Jungle House! Quiet, private, great views!”
 of 5 bubbles anginCA, 30 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The highest room offers the quieter sleep”
 of 5 bubbles mcpowder2016, 30 Nov 2016 | Read review
“I was in a 2 bedroom with amazing views, so could not imagine a better villa or view.”
 of 5 bubbles femmenoiredumonde, 23 Nov 2016 | Read review
“I don't know if there are any "bad" rooms. They all seem to have great views.”
  • Didn't have to leave our room to see monkeys, sloths, macaws, etc.
 of 5 bubbles erictengo, 13 Nov 2016 | Read review
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