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Bella Vista Mar

Playas Pelada | 100 mtrs oeste de La Garta Lodge, Nosara, Costa Rica
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Ranked #5 of 16 Nosara B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Grande Prairie, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a first time traveler, not knowing where to go or where to stay, Bella Vista Mar was my reward. Beautiful, peaceful, I felt the most relaxed than I have in years. The house, rooms are wonderful, the pool area magnificent. Alexa and her staff were most kind and helpful. Breakfast was a treat that started my day with a... More 

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Manaleja, Owner at Bella Vista Mar, responded to this review

Thanks Steve! We enjoyed having you here with us this season, and hope that you take a little of that relaxation and sunshine back into your hectic job in Canada! See you again next year! More 

Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent an entire week at Bella Vista Mar on a yoga retreat. This is a peaceful, quiet, relaxing and beautiful spot to recharge and reconnect. The whole B and B is charming, very clean and extremely safe. There is an amazing view of the ocean that is unbelievable. Sip your morning beverage and take in the beautiful view. Being... More 

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Thank you for your kind words. It was great to have the whole group here for a week of yoga and relaxation! So nice to know you enjoyed it all! Hope to see you again! More 

New York City, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Maybe it isn't fair we had just stayed at a wonderful B&B the night before and when we came to Bella vista Mar we noticed that it was a little worn around the edges. The proprietress was a little too hungry for the tourist dollar. I didn't like that she had an extra fee for an additional person in the... More 

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Alexa130, Owner at Bella Vista Mar, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your review, and I am sorry that you were disappointed in your stay. While we are not a brand new facility, we keep the property clean and in repair. The comment about the room charges are a bit confusing. Our rates are clearly posted on all sites and it is common hospitality... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

With such nice views, a relaxing atmosphere, wonderful pool, and delicious breakfast it's a shame that we immediately regretted our decision to stay there within the first hour. The whole time there we felt unwelcome, like we were walking on egg shells, and that we had done something to inconvience the owner. We were mistreated by other guests (not our... More 

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Manaleja, Owner at Bella Vista Mar, responded to this review

Thank you for review. Always, there are many facets to comments like these. Let me try to address them for you. First, the phone situation. We were without phone and internet for a total of 4 days - part of that time while you were here. You are correct - you heard me on the phone because I continue to... More 

Groningen, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015 via mobile

Though not easy to reach (the roads to Nosara are unpaved, and once in Nosara the hotel is a bit "hidden" on an uphill road), this is a really nice place. Well-run, relaxed, great views at the ocean, good advice on local things to do. Rooms a bit small and without airco, but there is a fan and when we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Super place, friendly helpful people, clean comfortable rooms, stunning view, great pool. We say monkeys from the driveway and the hummingbirds that visit during the delicious breakfasts are beautiful. It's located a bit out of the way from the main attractions which offers a nice refuge but I'd say having a car to get there is necessary (as the roads... More 

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Arena, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Disclaimer: I did not STAY at Bella Vista Mar. I stayed next door at Casa Banda, but I did enjoy breakfast on the patio at Bella Vista Mar with the group of people with whom I was traveling. I had the omelette though I would have loved to try the banana pancakes for which the cook, Roxanna, is famous (they... More 

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Nosara, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

I stayed at this wonderful hotel for two months with my wife and five year old son. Bella Vista Mar has spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean and surrounding rainforest from its perch atop a small mountain. Being that it is at the end of the road, it is very peaceful without the drive-by traffic that you get in other... More 

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Thunder Bay, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

The view is AMAZING! Just spectacular! Clean room, great service, friendly staff, knowledgeable management. Great breakfast every morning, fruit juice, coffee, omelette with rice and beans and toast, or banana pancakes were all delicious. There may have been other options but these were my favourites. Grounds were constantly maintained, pool was clean and a nice change from the rough waves... More 

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Oakville, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

We stayed at this resort recently while travelling to visit friends. The staff were very friendly when they greeted us. The room was clean and comfortable - in better condition than rooms in 5 star hotels I've stayed in while visiting Cuba and the Dominican Republic. I stayed in the Marbella room. The view from the bed (when you have... More 

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