Tulemar Vacation Home Rentals • Manuel Antonio • Costa Rica

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BUENA VISTA DEL SOL — Tulemar's Exclusive Restaurant
Buena Vista Del Sol
From early morning until well after sundown, the Buena Vista del Sol is Tulemar's exclusive full-service restaurant. Situated adjacent to our original resort pools, the restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner plus snacks and drinks. Guests enjoy great wonderful views and refreshing ocean breezes. Happy Hour daily!

BEACH BAR & GRILL — Lunch, snacks, and your favorite beverages
Tulemar Beach Cafe
Leave the cash and credit cards behind, and just sign your meal to your villa at the Beach Cafe! The menu includes light, hearty, and traditonal choices, salads, ceviche, burgers, and an excellent fish in beer batter. There's nothing like a nice meal accompanied by the waves lapping the shore in the background. Walk on down or take the resort shuttle.

ROOM SERVICE — Available for breakfast, lunch and dinner
room service menu
Our on-site restaurant provides breakfast, lunch and evening meals for delivery directly to your villa. You'll find menus in your villa, and you can charge your purchase to your villa account.

Dining & Private Chefs

We can provide a personal chef for one special meal or for all of your meals, whichever you choose! We have three private chefs that our guests love. We will send menus in advance and you can choose which chef you prefer (or maybe several!). They will then do the shopping, prepare and serve your meals and leave the kitchen spotless. The chefs can even work with any dietary restrictions and food allergies. Just be sure to let us know.



The service fee for each chef will be included with the menus, but here is a general guide for 4-8 people, plus the cost of groceries, based upon the menu you choose;


  • Breakfast - $50
  • Lunch - $70
  • Dinner - $120 to $160
  • Full day - $180
  • All Meals for the Week (up to 21 meals) - from $800

In our experience making so many arrangements, here is how most guests handle their meals.


Upon arrival, we will arrange for dinner at one of our favorite little restaurants and set up transportation to and from. If you don't feel like going out, we can even have pizza delivered!


The next morning we will take you to the local shops for groceries, snacks and beverages, so that you can see our selection and make your own choices.


  • Breakfast: usually "In" - Fruit, breads, cereal, yogurt, etc are available as well as eggs and breakfast meats.
  • Lunch: usually "Out" - During the day, most guests are not around the villa (usually at the beach, the national park, exploring Quepos or on the zip lines or jet skis), so they have lunch out (many tours include either breakfast or lunch).
  • Dinners: Usually "Out and In" - It's great to have a private chef for a few dinners while you are here. Enjoying the villa and the special service is fun, but the novelty (and lack of privacy) may wear off after a couple of times. We have so many great, fun, little open air restaurants nearby, our guests enjoy sampling them as well. We will offer suggestions plus handle the reservations and transportation (if needed).

All chef services are payable in cash directly to the chef.

Our Favorite Restaurants

These restaurants all have the same things in common; great food, ambience and friendly owners. All are very casual, open air and serve alcohol.

BREAKFAST


CAFE MILAGRO
Cafe Milagro Manuel Antonio
The "Starbuck's" of Manuel Antonio. The "hub" of morning activity where locals and tourists mingle. A real international meeting spot focused on coffee, baked goods and full breakfasts. Menu highlights include omelets ranging from light to hearty, "Rainforest Crepes" with coconut and banana, and Banana & Macadamia Nut Pancakes.
Your hosts: Adrienne and Lance.
www.cafemilagro.com


LUNCH

CAFE AGUA AZUL
cafe agua azul
One of the best daytime views in the area! Sandwiches, burgers, nachos (the best!) and light meals with a great mix of people! This is also our favorite restaurant. Your hosts: Paige and Rob www.cafeaguaazul.com

CAFE MILAGRO
Cafe Milagro Manuel Antonio
See Above. Lunch features a wonderful Mango Chicken Wrap, picnic sandwiches like their Milagro Club and great salads, like their Avacado & Grilled Pepper Salad with or without grilled chicken.
www.cafemilagro.com

DOS LOCOS
dos locos downtown
Our favorite Mexican food restaurant is a popular spot in downtown Quepos offering good food. Grab a table by the window and people watch. Your host: Vera.

GRAN ESCAPE
elgranescape
A full lunch menu including sandwiches, burgers, fish and Mexican favorites. This is where the sports fishermen hang out. Large and bustling with lots of overhead fans and located on the main street in Quepos across from the waterfront. Your host: Marsha (great for breakfast too!)
www.elgranescape.net

MARLIN
marlin restaurant manuel antonio
Right across from the main beach in Manuel Antonio, and an excellent place for people watching. Great inexpensive menu from burgers to sandwiches to Mexican and local favorites. Great for breakfast too.


HAPPY HOUR


HOTEL GAIA
luna at gaia
Not your typical local bar; when you're looking for someplace special, their upper floor lounge has a great view plus a special on "tapas" from 3 PM - 6 PM (only $1-$3!).


DINNER


(We'll be happy to arrange a great table for you!)
BARBA ROJA
barba_roja.jpg
Fun and festive with a lively crowd, there's always something going on here. Menu includes steaks, seafood, chicken and sushi.

CAFE AGUA AZUL
cafe agua azul
Yes, they made our list 3 times! This is our favorite restaurant and the perfect place for your first night in town. Open air with only 10 tables, so it's always busy with a festive crowd. Offers a creative menu with Rob's nightly specials. Visa or cash only. Your Hosts: Paige and Rob
www.cafeaguaazul.com

CAFE MILAGRO
Cafe Milagro Manuel Antonio
Also making the list 3 times, Cafe Milagro now serves a delightful dinner menu in the evenings. A nice ambiance is created in their open-air garden dining area, and the menu features the areas most innovative Latin Fusion cuisine.
www.cafemilagro.com

GRAN ESCAPE
elgranescape
An institution in Quepos and long the favorite of sports fishermen. Fresh fish, beef, salads, Mexican specialties and Marsha's famous home made deserts! A busy bar too! Right on the corner, on the main street in Quepos across from the waterfront. Your host: Marsha
www.elgranescape.net

KAPI KAPI:
Kapi Kapi Manuel Antonio
One of our top choices! Great d├ęcor and open air too! A little quiet, but always crowded. East/West fusion menu with beef, seafood, chicken, pork and pasta. Great appetizers.
www.restaurantekapikapi.com


RAPHAEL'S TERRAZAS
raphael's terrazas
The newest restaurant in Manuel Antonio and very "typical". Don't go for the décor, just the food! The owner has been a friend for years, working at other restaurants and now with his own. Fresh fish, chicken, beef, pasta and salads. Indoor/outdoor dining. Breakfast, lunch and dinner. Casual/rustic. Great views! Your Host: Raphael

RONNIE'S PLACE / MI LUGAR:
Ronnie's Place
Don't miss this one - and don't let the directions scare you. This little "local's secret" is an experience. It sits by itself on a mountain ridge overlooking the ocean and offers excellent food at very reasonable prices. Specialties include seafood, steaks, chicken and pasta, but the real treat is Ronnie, the owner. This place is such a surprise, you'll want to go back again. Your Host: Ronnie
www.ronnysplace.com