Bert and his helpers welcomed us on our first night with a pre-arranged dinner. PIZZA 8 different ways! one even had fresh avacodo on it! of the separate cabins, we stayed in the downstairs cabin. We had our own ocean view porch which was great to enjoy 5:30 am bird watching. amazing wildlife! I even fell asleep in the hammock a couple nights it was so peaceful. and at this altitude there were no bugs, just a nice cool breeze! You have the option to let Bert know if you'd like to be included in the family style dinner each night. I'd suggest you take advantage of this! prices are very reasonable at $10-18 each person and sometimes that 2-3 courses. the "Bring your own booze" is a great idea, but bert always has a bit extra if you want to buy a glass of wine or beer off him. its a much cheaper option than many of the tourist places and with Bert's chef background, you will not find better food anywhere! and the fun part is you meet so many other great travelers and share stories from your day. Bert took us to Roco Verde, a bar in town, one night and introduced us to many of the expat locals. what a great time! thanks Bert and Gang! we will definately stay there again!!!
- 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