5.0
Excellent 1522 Reviews
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Amenities

  •  Babysitting
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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Overview

Location

Located in Manuel Antonio, Tulemar Resort is minutes from ADR Adventure Park and close to Finca Naturales Wildlife Refuge. This 4-star hotel is within close proximity of Nahomi Park and Marina Pez Vela.

Rooms

Make yourself at home in one of the 34 air-conditioned rooms featuring microwaves and flat-screen televisions. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming is available for your entertainment. Bathrooms have showers and complimentary toiletries. Conveniences include safes and coffee/tea makers, and housekeeping is provided daily.

Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities

Pamper yourself with a visit to the spa, which offers massages, body treatments, and facials. After dipping into one of the 4 outdoor swimming pools, you can spend some time at the private beach. Additional features at this hotel include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and babysitting/childcare (surcharge). The complimentary beach shuttle makes getting to the surf and sand a breeze.

Food & Drink

Grab a bite to eat at the hotel’s restaurant, where you can take in a garden view, or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). Relax with a refreshing drink at a beach bar, a poolside bar, or one of 2 bars/lounges. Cooked-to-order breakfasts are available daily for a fee.

Business & Travel Amenities

Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, multilingual staff, and luggage storage. Free self parking is available onsite.

How to Get There

Tulemar Resort
Tulemar Gardens
Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

Reviews

5.0 Excellent 1522 Reviews
Paradise
Reviewed 1 day ago

We stayed in the one-bedroom select Villa in the middle of the rainforest with a beautiful ocean view, a balcony, and glass windows from floor-to-ceiling offering panoramic views. The staff here is fantastic. Orlando greeted us in reception and we immediately felt we were home. We were then introduced to Jean Carlos. He was our concierge and made sure our visit was as luxurious as possible. He helped us with cab rides, setting reservations for the tour's the resort offers with local companies, restaurant reservations and anything else we could think of that we wanted. He wears many hats in the resort and you will see him on the beach, driving the shuttle, or working up in reception, while all the time always making sure we had a good time. Rudy, Simon, and Allen were our shuttle drivers most of the time and they were great. Sarah at the front desk was helpful also. The restaurant staff and bartenders all were wonderful. Jovani, Elliot, and Juan were sweet and kind as can be. We took many tours through the resort. Viviana was the naturalist for the Park tour, Jeremy was also a great naturalist here. Using a naturalist for your guides is the way to go in Costa Rica. They are extremely knowledgeable and very concerned about the environment and protecting it. Almost everyone in Costa Rica seems to know the value of where they are and want to keep it as pristine and beautiful as it is. Costa Rica is a small piece of heaven on Earth and I hope it stays that way for us to enjoy in years to come. The grounds of this Resort are wonderful. They are 23 Acres. The beach is private and there is always an employee there to serve drinks, run towels, or hand out boogie boards or kayaks. The water is warm and so is the weather. But it's great here.

Paradise!!!
Reviewed 4 days ago

Tulemar is truly a hidden paradise! This was our first trip to Costa Rica and we chose the perfect location! We were celebrating our 10 year anniversary and my husband's birthday.

We stayed from May 6th to May 16th, 2018 which was the beginning of the Green (Rainy) season. It mainly rained in the late afternoons which was nice because we spent all day at the beach or park and then watched the rain from our balcony. Only one day did it rain all day but we just relaxed at our villa (the hammock and comfy chair on the balcony were the best).

To get to this resort we flew into San Jose airport. We chose the option of hiring a private driver to take us to and from the resort. It was about a 3 hour drive.
This option was available during the time you make your Tulemar reservation. If you don't want to drive in Costa Rica, this is a great option! I think there is also a small airport near Quepos that you could fly into from San Jose. Looking back, I think I would have done this since I did get a little car sick. The roads are quite curvy and hilly.

The staff were all super welcoming and spoke excellent English.
Our concierge was the wonderful Jean Carlo!!! He greeted us when we arrived and explained the resort and amenities to us. Our entire trip he was always available to us! We each had the WhatsApp app so we could text whenever! Such a convenient way to communicate! He went above & beyond to make sure that we were comfortable and had anything we needed. We didn't do many excursions but he did schedule our trip to Manuel Antonio National Park with a guide (highly recommend!). He also made sure a taxi picked us up when we went back to the Park. He gave many restaurant suggestions which was super helpful.
For our anniversary, he provided us with a beautiful tropical flower vase along with a bottle of wine and chocolates.
For my husband's birthday, he bought a cake and had the restaurant staff surprise my husband on our last night!!! That was such a wonderful and sweet idea from Jean Carlo! He truly helped make our trip perfect!!!

The staff at the beach were amazing too!! David was super nice and greeted us by name every time we visited the beach (which was basically everyday). He knew we liked 2 boogie boards & 4 towels. My husband got stung by a jellyfish and he had a treatment for it. I got stung too but luckily it didn't require treatment. We hung out on the left side of the beach so maybe that's where the jellyfish hang out!
Marvin (who worked at the Beach Restaurant) was super great!!! He was so nice and welcoming.
We basically spent the majority of our trip at the private beach. They had everything we needed! Beach chairs, umbrellas, towels, boogie boards, food & drinks). There are trees that line the beach so we had a mango tree that we used as an umbrella!
There are also 4 beautiful pools throughout the resort. Definitely worth checking them out since you can see more of the resort and wildlife.

This resort is basically built into the hillside so we hiked everyday! Such a great way to balance out just being lazy at the beach. I highly recommend wearing Teva shoes or something similar. There is a free shuttle service at the resort but we loved to walk so we could enjoy the wildlife and scenery. We took the south trail to the beach which is where we saw Capuchins for the first time. We only took the shuttle two times (arrival & departure with our bags). Simon was the driver who helped us when we arrived. He was great and dragged our bags to our Villa (room 304, GORGEOUS views).

The room was beyond our expectations!!! The first thing you notice is the view! Seriously almost a 360 degree view in the villa. It had more than what we needed: huge fridge, stovetop, microwave, dishes, utensils, 2 tvs, etc....there were even shows in English, we discovered our love of Bob Esponja ;-)

Anything you purchase at the resort can be charged to your room so you never have to carry cash! This was such a huge help!
The restaurant Tule Cafe was conveniently located to our villa. We ate there several times!!! Beautiful views. Get the Mango Smoothie!
Again the staff were very welcoming. Elliot was our waiter two times and he had a very positive attitude. He was the waiter for the surprise cake for my husband and he helped make that night special for us.
You can also order room service from Tule Cafe! We did this two times for breakfast. They were on time both times and the food was delicious.

The TuleMart (convenient store) located right next to the front desk was such a nice touch. We went there several times to buy snacks & drinks.

Other restaurant options, all within walking distance.
-Emilio's (best chocolate croissant)
-Cuba Libre (sooooo good, we went there twice for dinner!) HIGHLY RECOMMEND
-Cafe Milagro (went there for breakfast twice)
-Falafel House (super quick and very conveniently located)
-Victoria's (we actually ordered delivery from them and you can charge to your room)
-El Wagon (the farthest we walked for food, not worth the hype)
-Agua Azul (very sweet people and cute restaurant but the burgers were just ok)

Wildlife!!! Birds, birds, birds everywhere! Bring binoculars!!! That was our one regret.
The first day we found a sloth on our own too. Also howler monkeys, white-faced monkeys, toucans, vultures, lizards (Senor Jorge was our favorite!). There was a grounds staff that told us more about Senor Jorge but I forgot his name. He spoke in Spanish to Jean Carlo and then he translated for us.

Activities:
We only went to Manual Antonio National Park but we did this twice.
This park is AMAZING!!! I definitely suggest going with a guide your first time since they can help point out animals that you never would have seen. They carry a scope so you can see them up close and get amazing photos.
On our second visit, we went alone and hiked the entire park (about 4.5 hours). It was worth it!! We saw so much wildlife and beautiful plants and ocean-views.
For the guided trip, Jean Carlo scheduled that for us so we just met the van and it was super easy. It was charged to our room.
On our second trip, we purchased tickets at the entrance with our credit card. They only take cash (Dollars are commonly used here) or Visa. However there is an extra fee when you use a credit card so be aware of this.

All in all, I HIGHLY RECOMMEND Tulemar Resort. It is a small piece of paradise. We felt so healthy, happy, and relaxed. Pura Vida!!!!

Magical and Best Customer Service.. ever
Reviewed 6 days ago

We had a truly wonderful stay - and it started with Lisa in reservations and her excellent customer service and execution of the personalized touches we requested.

Laura and Sara in reception were fantastic - always so nice and cheery. Drivers, Rudy, Allen and Simon, were so helpful and welcoming to us the first night - along with many other times during our stay. Each took the time to show us things we would not have seen or learned on our own - including the sloths.

At the beach, bartender Christopher, waiter Marvin and beach boy David made things so easy and relaxing. Such nice people! Also, housekeeper, Angel, always did such a wonderful job with our villa and in such a non-intrusive way. It was awesome to come back to such a clean and organized villa after relaxing at the beach.

Last and definitely not least: our concierge, Jean Carlos. He was just beyond friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. He provided us with the best customer experience we’ve ever had. He made us feel so special and welcome and really went above and beyond. He’s a gem!

This is luxury surrounded by the most gorgeous wildlife and nature - all with spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean and mountains.

Great 3rd Bday
Reviewed 7 days ago

We stayed at Tulemar from May 1-9 for my son’s 3rd bday. He thoroughly enjoyed seeing iguanas multiple times a day and spending HOURS in the pool. Room service was great too! 99% of the time, we’re too lazy to venture out of our room, let alone the resort. Juan Carlo, our concierge, helped us plan our day and made sure our stay very comfortable. Shout out to Simon, the shuttle guy, too! Best of all, the view is amazing! We stayed in the Cotati villa, probably the cheapest in the entire resort and it was more than enough.

First Class all the way!
Reviewed 7 days ago

Our stay at Tulemar Resort was first class! Our fantastic experience started with the reservation process and continued throughout our stay. We were 3 couples and we stayed in a 3 bedroom unit that was like a large condo, fully equipped with all the comforts of home. We ordered some beverages and snacks before our arrival and they were in the unit ready for us when we arrived. The staff at the resort made our stay very enjoyable. Alex, our personal concierge kept us informed and assisted us all along the way. We enjoyed watching, photographing and listening to the abundant wildlife that is on the property. The on site restaurant always provided very tasty food and a great view. We also dined at three or four local restaurants (all within a ten minute walk) and enjoyed our meals. Our final night was very special with Tito, our private chef, making a fantastic meal and dining experience right in our room.

I am not sure what you could do to make the stay any better as we all thought it was top notch!