I felt like we were treated like rock stars!
Submitted: October 22, 2012
Stayed: June 2012
I booked a Tulemar bungelow through Ed Houck at www.1tulemar.com based on previous tripadvisor reviews and we were not at all disappointed. I had read about the exceptional concierge service provided by Dave and his staff, so it was important to me to book thru him to make sure that we had the same experience - and we certainly did. Our family of 4 (2 daughters ages 9 & 12) stayed 6 nights in a bungelow with Chris as our concierge. I felt like we were treated like rock stars! From the beautiful exotic flowers in the room, to being suprised with plates of fresh mangos and warm brownies, the service we received was exceptional. Dave, Chris and everyone at Tulemar was very friendly and always available to help with tour or dinner reservations, to answer questions about where to find good souvenir shopping or anything else we needed. Having Chris as our concierge was like having a best friend on call in Costa Rica to help you with anything you needed and to give you HONEST advice about activities, dining, take you out for grocieries when you arrive and more. Our bungelow was spacious, clean and nicely airconditioned. We enjoyed having the small kitchen to prepare breakfast and lunch in. The private beach was a beautiful, uncrowded paradise with free lounge chairs, umbrellas, kayaks, sand toys, boogie boards and a great bar for drinks and food. Several excellent restaurants are within walking distance of Tulemar, so not having a car was no problem for us. We really enjoyed walking around the trails looking for wildlife and we easily saw 3 kinds of monkeys, sloths, lizards, crabs and a variety of birds. The plantlife on this property is amazing, including a large variety of fruit trees (bananas, mangos, starfruit, breadfruit, coconuts and even more). Honestly, we saw as much or more wildlife at Tulemar as we did at Manuel Antonio Nat'l Park. Our kids enjoyed playing in the beautiful pools here and some days we had them all to ourselves. The only negative thing about Tulemar was that we did not want to leave. I would recommend this place to anyone. Your only decision should be whether to stay in a bungelow or a larger villa/house on the property. Thanks again Chris and Dave for everything!
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