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“Casa Panorama North...perfect!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Tulemar Bungalows & Villas

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Tulemar Bungalows & Villas
Certificate of Excellence
Asheville, North Carolina
1 review
“Casa Panorama North...perfect!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2012

We spent 4 nights in Casa Panorama North with another couple in Feb-Mar 2012. We looked at a million pictures online and didn't think there was any way that it would meet our expectations, but it did. The house itself was beautiful. The view was breathtaking. We loved having the private beach too. When booking our trip, we couldn't decide between renting a house or staying in a hotel. This was the best of both worlds. Our concierge Bill was incredible! He was able to answer all of our questions and gave us wonderful recommendations for restaurants and activities. He loves his job, and is excellent at it!

Room Tip: Casa Panorama North was amazing!
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank Kristin S
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TulemarDave, General Manager at Tulemar Bungalows & Villas, responded to this review, 20 May 2012
Hi Kristin....thanks for the great review on Casa Panorama and Bill.....the personal concierge for the villa......he really enjoys his guests......the villa, the amazing views and our beach just make it even better! We'd love to have you back with us again....

Tulemar Dave
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Telluride, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2012

Well worth every affordable cent to stay here. It is clean, beautiful, friendly, private, cozy. You are in the jungle and accomadated well by the staff. The staff goes out of their way to make sure your stay is perfect. This private resort has it's own private beach with great waves to boogie board, sun bathe and watch the sunset. On my short walk down to the beach I saw 'Jesus Christ' lizards, a family of 7 monkies, 2 sloths, gorgeous flowers, butterflies, and yes... snakes, so many tropical plants. The paths are kept up as nice as they can be. It is a short but steep hike to get to the beach but the scenery is well worth it if you just stop or stroll and take in the beauty. You've heard the cliche "stop and smell the roses... Well "stroll and smell the jungle" you will be rewarded with great pictures and memories. We had a four night stay. If you have time, get a massage by Todd Pequeen. He gives a great massage and is strong. He also provides surf lessons. Adrien was our concierge and was very accomadating. They also provide taxi service around the villa should you not want to walk the paths. We were there mid May, hardly any tourists, no reservations at the restaurants and the resort beach was pretty empty. Very little bugs that bit. It is a jungle.

Room Tip: We had a wonderful Buena Vista bungalow. Ask for an ocean view. There are no bungalows on the beach...
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank alejaTELLURIDE
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TulemarDave, General Manager at Tulemar Bungalows & Villas, responded to this review, 21 May 2012
Hi Aleja and Ted....so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay in our Tulemar Bungalows......what a great description of the resort and our beach.....Julien, your personal concierge, really does make your stay even more enjoyable.....he knows the best local guides and attractions.....I'm glad you enjoyed your massages with Todd.....he is wonderful! May is also one of my favorite months....great weather....a little cooler......fewer tourists.....more time to enjoy the beach and nature! Hope to see you back again with us.....

Tulemar Dave
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2012

The title of this review says it all. Its beautiful, there's a breathtaking private beach, and the Costa Rican fruit is so fresh its almost criminal.
At Tulemar, each family or group gets their own quaint little octagonal bungalow built into the hills overlooking the most beautiful view of the ocean in Costa Rica (arguably). Located in Manuel Antonio, an awesome surf town, Tulemar offers probably the best beach resort experience I've had. It's not touristy, the private beach is usually barely occupied, the service is very classy and professional, and you can hear little troupes of squirrel monkeys scamper across your roof and sometimes you might wake up in the morning to the distant call of howler monkeys. If you stay here, hit the beach on the resort and the local beach downtown. There are also great restaurants around and the town has a great surf vibe. Costa Rica is also a pretty affordable vacation, so I really recommend travelling to this beautiful country and staying at this beautiful resort in this awesome town.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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TulemarDave, General Manager at Tulemar Bungalows & Villas, responded to this review, 19 May 2012
Hi Cooper.....thanks for your great review of Tulemar and our Tulemar Bungalows.....I agree....the ocean views are the most beautiful in Costa Rica......add to that the monkeys on your roof top and sitting on our beach eating the fresh pineapple and you have an amazing vacation spot! Thanks for booking with us at 4tulemar.com and we hope to see you again!

Tulemar Dave
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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2012

My wife and 4 and 13 year old daughters recently spent 4 days at Tulemar and we also arrived from Arenal. Our time was spent in a one bedroom top floor unit in Mot Mot. When our plane arrived, Bill met us at the airport and after that we floated around for 4 beautiful stress free days. Major cudo's to Bill, Diego and the entire staff at the resort - everyone was extremely nice and accommodating. The views, amenities, wildlife, service, facilities and people were outstanding.
I've read some of the "less than positive" reviews and I just shake my head in disbelief - these folks should limit their travels to Disneyworld. The gorgeous Manual Antonio Park area is incredible and remote. Our unit was probably 15 years old (I'm guessing) and had a couple of nick nacky types of things that you might change or update if you were the owner and primary resident - but these little items are so small and insignificant compared to the extreme and overwhelming positives of this resort and staff.
I have travelled the world fairly extensively (still more places to see) but I would highly recommend this facility to everyone - our family never questioned the cost or price.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank MRoberts1960
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TulemarDave, General Manager at Tulemar Bungalows & Villas, responded to this review, 19 May 2012
Thanks, MRoberts for your comments on Villa Mot Mot, Diego and Tulemar; our entire staff have a smile on their faces today! Villa Mot Mot is a wonderful villa; the views, the wildlife and the personal service of Diego and his team really make it unique. Your comment about the "knick knacks" was timely as Susan, the owner, arrives today for a visit. She always does something fun to the villa during her stay. Thanks, again for taking the time to post the review and we hope to see you back with us again.

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Boxford, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2012

We stayed in a **two bedroom villa** at Tulemar and it was amazing. two stories, bedrooms on bottom floor with small decks, indoor sinks, and outside toilets and huge showers. air conditioned. Upstairs (up the marble staircase - everything was top of the line) was a queen sized day bed filled with pillows and a TV with Spanish and English cable, a sectional in the middle with high vaulted beamed/thatched ceiling, a galley kitchen with counter and an inside toilet. Out the back was a wrap-around deck with a dining table & chairs, 3 comfortable rattan chairs and coffee table, and a jacuzzi.
Squirrel monkeys came by on the deck various times - not looking for food -just passing through! The whole resort is on a steep hill so you look out into the trees. We were at the top of the hill which made it easy to walk to restaurants at night. The walk down to the beach or pool was challenging, and the walk up very sweaty! but there's always a van to drive you.
The beach is beautiful and private - and was never crowded when we were there. David takes great care of you, setting up chairs with umbrellas and towels for no add'l fee (we tipped him heavily at the end of our trip). There's a small outside bar and several tables to order food. They serve breakfast & lunch - it's not terribly expensive (less than $13/plate - can't quite remember) and cocktails/beer. Food was pretty good - not fantastic - but good.
Shay was our concierge - she was great! She got us checked in, looked in on us daily, arranged all of our activities (private chef one night, zip line tour, sunset cruise, surf lessons, photography lesson) and was really helpful and nice to be around.
We saw a sloth, and two other kinds of monkeys on the property as well.
We also loved the van driver - he was super nice. We would definitely go back again - they have larger properties where you can bring several families - it would be a great destination for a group trip.

Room Tip: If you have little kids and will be at the beach all the time, get a villa at the bottom of the hill...
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank jcv1234mass
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TulemarDave, General Manager at Tulemar Bungalows & Villas, responded to this review, 23 May 2012
Hi jcv1234, thanks for posting such a nice review on Casa del Mar, your two bedroom villa in Tulemar! The details you mentioned about the villa and throughout Tulemar are really helpful when guests are trying to decide on which resort to stay in and which villa to book! We also appreciate your comments about Shay, your personal concierge; one of the many unique touches we provide when you book with us. Thanks again for the kind words and we hope to see you again in the future!

Tulemar Dave
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Additional Information about Tulemar Bungalows & Villas

Property: Tulemar Bungalows & Villas
Address: Tulemar Gardens, Manuel Antonio National Park 6350, Costa Rica
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Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Manuel Antonio National Park
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Manuel Antonio National Park
Price range (per night): ₹ 20,678 - ₹ 63,195
Number of rooms: 34
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Tulemar is the premier resort development in Manuel Antonio. Gated and secure, the 33 acre jungle resort is perched on the hillside overlooking the Pacific, but continues down all the way to our own beach. It includes the Tulemar Bungalows and our special and unique villas such as Villa Mot Mot, Casa Panorama, Casa de Frutas, Casa Las Nubes, Villa Kiskadee and the new Tulemar Bamboo Villas just for couples. ... more   less 
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