Why Tulemar Bungalows and Villas®

Rated by Tripadvisor as the #1 Best Hotel in the World for 2022, Tulemar Bungalows and Villas is renowned for its award-winning Tulemar Bungalows, luxurious Casas, and beautiful Private Houses. Surrounded by nature, Tulemar features incredible gardens, walking paths, thriving wildlife, and the ONLY exclusive sandy beach in the region.

#1 Hotel in the World (Tripadvisor)

Tulemar Hotel has been rated #1 Best Hotel in the World for 2022 and #1 in Costa Rica according to travelers. Tripadvisor also ranks Tulemar Hotel in the top ten for the best value in Costa Rica.

Manuel Antonio: the Best of Costa Rica

Manuel Antonio is renowned for its incredibly beautiful beaches, ancient rain forests, amazing wildlife, striking volcanoes and multitude of active pursuits. It is the best of Costa Rica all in one place.

Manuel Antonio National Park

Manuel Antonio National Park is just a ten-minute drive away. We can arrange transportation to and from the park for you. In 1972 the people of Costa Rica decided to preserve, for future generations, one of the most beautiful and bio-diverse areas in the world. Although it is the country’s smallest national park, the stunning beauty and diversity of wildlife in its 683 hectares is unequaled.

Tulemar Gardens Eco-Reserve

Tulemar Gardens is a private property that sits on 33-acres of tropical rainforest that extends from the Manuel Antonio National Park. The gardens feature two trails, the north, and the south trails. We offer guided walking tours or take a leisurely walk in the lush jungle trails on your own. The Gardens extend down to our very own private award-winning beach.

Wildlife at your Doorstep

At any given time at Tulemar Resort, expect to see incredible wildlife. We’re a major stop on the monkey highway through the jungle where three of Costa Rica’s four native monkey species are often swinging through the treetops. Look out for other creatures like macaws, pelicans, opossums, porcupines, armadillos, tamanduas, bats, and (of course) sloths.

Exclusive Tulemar Beach

Follow the trails of Tulemar Gardens down to the award-winning Tulemar Beach, the only exclusive beach in Manuel Antonio. Go for a swim and enjoy drinks and food from the full-service bar right on the beach. We provide everything you need at the beach including towels, chairs, and water sports equipment. The privacy helps it feel like your very own piece of paradise and named by guests as the reason to return again and again. Tulemar Beach has been awarded Blue Flag status multiple times over the years. This means that tourists can trust the beach is clean and safe for tourists and is monitored monthly by a board of Costa Rican officials.

Sloth Institute Onsite

Since 2015, the Tulemar Resort Hotel has worked in collaboration with The Sloth Institute of Costa Rica helping to ensure the continued health of these unique and rare animals. Tulemar Gardens and the maritime zone offer the perfect environment to introduce sloths as the resort sits in a large parcel of the jungle including the adjacent maritime zone, containing an abundant source of excellent food choices, a significant wild sloth population, the absence of dangerous electrical wires, and a strict “no dogs and cats” policy. Take the Sloth Walk available daily with one of their research assistants to observe sloths in their natural habitat, exclusively for our guests!

Swimming Pools

Take a dip anytime in one of our four pools, an adult’s only pool, and three family-friendly pools. Enjoy drinks by the pool or have lunch poolside at the Tule Cafe.


Tulemar has two restaurants available for our guests, as well as attendants serving light meals and drinks throughout the day. Enjoy the finest Italian food in Belize, or bistro-style entrees with terrific views of the Tulemar jungle while you eat.


Manuel Antonio offers endless options for things to do, from adventurous to relaxing. Go on a waterfall tour or horseback riding through the national park. Spend the day on the water on a catamaran tour or zip line over the Costa Rican jungle.