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Releasing Sea Turtles

Lots of times turtles will bury their eggs in bad places along the beach, and the eggs will get smashed by people or vehicles or eaten by animals.  There are some locals that have set up organizations and safe places on the beach where turtle eggs can be relocated. Talk with Jose as he knows he is really involved and sometimes if the timing works out he can bring you guys to the releasing party!  This can happen anytime, but is more likely from July to December.  Often times they need help burying the eggs as well, it’s a great trip for kids and adults alike!

Jose Knows Fun!

Mr. Jose Serrano is one of our full time assistants who is standing by your whole stay here, and will be able to help you with any and everything you need!  Jose grew up here in the Manuel Antonio area, and can give you a real local perspective on where to go, what to do, where to eat, and what to skip! Before Tulemar, Jose worked at a nearby ranch with ATV’s, waterfalls and Ziplines so he knows where the excitement is!  Jose is also in contact with the Costa Rica Sea Turtle rescue facility nearby, so he always knows when the next group of baby sea turtles are about to be released! 

Hiking Trails

Around Tulemar beach, there are some great family hiking routes.  They are not too steep or long, and the whole family can enjoy them. For those who like a challenge, check out our guided  Reto Mae trail which starts by the Marina Pez Vela and ends on Tulemar Beach (actual view from trail in picture).  The MAE is steep and takes about two hours and is for those brave enough to get muddy and sweaty!  On the guided trail hike, we stop half way for snacks and drinks on a semi-deserted beach. The MAE trail has a cool waterfall we can visit as well. 

Tulemar's Private Beach

Tulemar has the only private beach on the Central Pacific of Costa Rica. That means you can relax in the beach chairs, use the Kayaks, and even order room service, all without anyone bothering you or trying to sell you anything. Tulemar’s beach is also the only beach in the area that is safe to use at night. If sitting on the beach at night, listening to the ocean and watching the stars is on the agenda, Tulemar is where you want to be!

White Water Rafting

Looking for some wet excitement?  No better way to see the Costa Rican mountains than from a white water raft!  Let our guides take you down the Savegre River on the stage 2 and 3 rapids.  Includes transportation to and from Tulemar, lunch, snacks and drinks.

Zip Line

Manuel Antonio has some of the best ziplines in Costa Rica.  They have 11 regular lines, a superman line, 2 Rappel Lines, a serpentarium, butterfly Garden and Cayman Pond.  If flying through the jungle sounds like fun, this is the place to do it!  With a 20 year safety record, this is a safe and fun tour for the whole family. 

Fishing trips

Quepos is world famous for having some of the best fishing in the world.  The main focus of the fishing here is catch and release for sailfish and marlin, but Quepos is also famous for it’s large schools of Yellowfin Tuna and Dorado.  Inshore fishing mainly focuses on the catch and release roosterfish, and sometimes there are schools of snapper around as well.

Manuel Antonio National Park

Tulemar is only 5 minutes from the world famous Manuel Antonio National Park.  The park is a great place to see all the wildlife Costa Rica has to offer, and there are several hiking trails and beaches.  It’s kind of like a big version of Tulemar, but with nowhere to sleep!  🙂

Jet Ski Tours

The Coastline around Manuel Antonio are some of the prettiest in the world. What better way to see the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica than by Jetski!  This tour starts at the marina in Quepos and then takes you down the Coast to the Tulemar Bay.  In front of Tulemar there is the nicest snorkeling spot in Costa Rica.  Great way to see the coast for guests who need some speed!

Sunset Tours

Great way to get out on the water without breaking the bank. Manuel Antonio has some of the most spectacular sunsets on earth, and there is no better place to see them from than a big boat!  This cruise also frequently comes across dolphin and whales, and the view of Manuel Antonio National Park from the water is breathtaking!  Drinks, fruit and snacks included!

ATV Tours

Awesome trip up through the mountain trails! It really is a different side of Costa Rica that you will see on this trip, lots of small mountain trails and shallow river crossings! Trip includes pickup and dropoff at Tulemar and Lunch and drinks.  Vaild Driver’s license required.

Catamaran Tour

The Coastline around Manuel Antonio are some of the prettiest in the world. What better way to see the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica than by Jetski!  This tour starts at the marina in Quepos and then takes you down the Coast to the Tulemar Bay.  In front of Tulemar there is the nicest snorkeling spot in Costa Rica.  This trip also goes out looking for dolphins and whales and has lunch, fruit, and drinks included.  One of the most popular trips here.

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Burying Sea Turtle Eggs
December 2, 2019

Today Jose Serrano, Conceirge from our Villa Salty Breeze, took our new friends and their family out to bury some sea turtle eggs so they can incubate. Lots of times turtles will bury their eggs in bad places along the beach, and the eggs will get smashed by people or vehicles or eaten by animals.  There are some locals that have set up organizations and safe places on the beach where turtle eggs can be relocated.  Today, while Jose and our new friends were burying the eggs this tour funded collection of, the person in charge of the turtle sanctuary asked us if we wanted to be part of releasing a batch of baby sea turtles!  The baby turtles are released about every two weeks, but if you ask concierge Jose in advance of your stay and book the sea turtle releasing tour, your tour money will go to the hiring of more workers to collect eggs from unsafe areas.  This makes for a higher chance you can be part of a “release party” while you are here.  Not only is this an activity you and your kids will remember for the rest of their lives, it also makes sure that our sea turtle population continues to grow each year, and makes for a brighter future!

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Sunset from the Barba Roja! Right next door to Tulemar, and they deliver 💪🏼 #ButTheyCantDeliverTheView #GoodThingWeHaveOurOwn

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Sunsets and hot tubs!
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