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Recent Manuel Antonio reviews
Awesome Place, Great Views
"This villa was an awesome place to stay in Manuel Antonio. It is centrally located and the views are fabulous. We stayed here for my 50th birthday, and I needed a place with at least 10 rooms. This villa was perfect for the occasion. All rooms have king-size beds and almost every room has its own bathroom. There is a kitchen for the main house and separate kitchens for the 3 two bedroom apartments below the main house. There is one room on the main level which worked out perfectly for my mother who has some difficulties with stairs. With a total of 17 people, everyone was extremely comfortable and had plenty of space.
The villa sits on top of a hill near the Hotel Mariposa. There are amazing views of Manuel Antonio National Park and the ocean from every floor. There is a large outdoor table area for dining which we used every day. There is a nice pool for when we did not want to walk down to the ocean, which was a 20 minute walk (or 5 minutes by taxi). We were also visited almost daily by the monkeys.
Laurent, the owner, was incredibly helpful. He arranged transport from San Jose for a number of my guests. He also helped to set up the activities we participated in (Catamaran Cruise, Zip-Lining, Mangrove Tour). Finally, he helped us order groceries for delivery from the local supermarket. Laurent was always around to help, but at the same time, he gave us our privacy and was never intrusive.
All in all, I would highly recommend this villa, especially for those with a large group. We had a fantastic week in Manuel Antonio and this villa was central to our experience."
Guest: Lawrence L.Date of Stay: January 2015Review Submitted: January 17, 2015
"When we checked in the concierge at the front desk said "Oh! You have the best villa at the resort". We thought, he probably says that to everybody. That was before we opened the front door and stepped inside. It was fully air conditioned and that day it was extremely hot and humid. It was so welcoming. There was even an ice maker! Oh happy day! The owner had thought of everything. The interior inside was so tastefully decorated and colorful. No sooner were we there and 15 minutes later a large family of spider monkeys came to check us out on the balcony. Everyday there were monkeys, always the curious Capuchins, and one morning we were serenaded by the howler monkeys on a tree next to the villa. If you hear noises at night it's the monkeys on the roof. There was an abundance of wildlife at this resort and our concierge Jonathan was extremely friendly and helpful. Always a phone call away if we needed anything. Our 13 year old enjoyed the pools, but mostly the boogey board down at the private beach. We took a zipline tour through Canopy Safari one day in the pouring rain, but it was warm. The next day we headed to Manuel Antonio National Park and took a guided tour. We saw lots of sloths and interesting insects/snakes, but it's a very touristy place on the beach so we decided to go back to Tulemar and use our own private beach. We ate at several restaurants and loved Aqua Azul and if you visit please say hi to Caesar who owns the Wagon Wheel (they make wood fired pizzas there). Everyone in the area is super friendly and we definitely would recommend Villa Mot Mot and Tulemar Resort as a prime destination in Costa Rica."
Guest: HolliDate of Stay: June 2015Review Submitted: June 29, 2015
"An incredible family vacation! All staff were exceptional. We especially miss our concierge, Chris! Everyone was incredible with our children which meant a lot. Wonderful restaurants within walking distance, private beach with towels and boogie boards at our disposal. Nido de Gansos house was amazing and was perfect for 2 families with 4 kids plus plenty more room. We will definitely be back!"
Guest: Sheryl E.Date of Stay: February 2015Review Submitted: March 3, 2015
"We were a family of 5, and the bungalow accommodated us perfectly! The views were beautiful and Julie from Green Coast Rentals was very easy to work with. Our favorite part of Tulemar was the private beach - absolutely gorgeous! Beautiful sunsets, boogie boards, kayaks, friendly helpful staff. I would absolutely recommend Tulemar to anyone - families, couples and singles."
Guest: Canadian familyDate of Stay: April 2015Review Submitted: June 25, 2015