Great location, excellent owner/host/chef "Bert", had a wonderful experience. Bella Vista offers rustic accommodations with a flare of a real 'home' environment. Friendly guests to laugh, eat and share with freely, dinners each night cooked from scratch by owner Bert himself, and attention and assistance on a personal level for any need. The small lodge and adjacent 2 cabins (for extra privacy if you prefer) are far from city living. If you want to experience Costa Rica the way you should, then here is the spot. Bert helps arrange attractions, meals, and even transportation (he called to have our rental car delivered to the lodge). Breakfast and lunch are cooked and served on request and dinner is prepared in large portions each night, accommodating tastes, preferences, and even allergies of any guest. Within one hour, you will feel at home and be comfortable with the other guests. The scenery from the lodge and cabins is breathtaking. Don't be surprised to find monkeys in nearby trees, toucans passing by, or a neighboring horse stopping by for a snack. A 4x4 vehicle is Absolutely necessary to reach Bella Vista, with a steep dirt and rock road that passes through 3 small streams will provide its own adventure to and from the lodge. If you look for some real adventure and an authentic costa rican experience, here is the place to start with. It is easy to reach the local store, beach and many local parks and attractions from Bella Vista and most arrangements can be made with the generous assistance of Bert. Call or email Bert in advance with any questions or concerns and you will be convinced Bella Vista is the place to stay!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Bella Vista Lodge is perched 1200 feet above Dominical with panoramic Pacific coastal views of Manuel Antonio to the north and the Osa Peninsula to the south. There are 4 guest rooms with private baths in the Lodge as well as the dining deck. Cabins are also available equipped with small kitchens as well as private decks. A truly authentic Costa Rica experience! Horseback riding to Nauyaca Waterfalls, white-water rafting, surfing, sport fishing, hiking, zip lining, birdwatching, whale watching, scuba and snorkeling--all within minutes away. Restaurant by reservation only. Fresh ingredients are gathered at the local markets -- fresh, fresh, fresh. Groups welcome! Family reunions, weddings, photo, music, cooking, and art seminars, yoga/spa/massage, and birdwatchers. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Bella Vista Hotel Dominical
- Bella Vista Lodge Costa Rica/Dominical