What a cool spot! We were a group of 4 friends who visited over Semana Santa and Bert let us make a last minute reservation over the phone - we even brought our dogs!
The property was beautiful and Bert and the other staff were the best (according to him, "The only rule is, there are no rules!"). Our house was awesome, had a very large bathroom with a great shower. Although the house was rustic, it was very airy with screens over all the windows and could easily sleep 5 or 6. The beds were super comfy and there was a great hammock on the porch. Kitchen was pretty sparse, but you don't need to cook when Bert has dinner planned!
Definitely sign up to eat family-style with the rest of the guests. Our food was delicious and the 3-course menu was perfectly representative of fine Costa Rican dining. Bert had great recommendations for things to do around Dominical and we really enjoyed exploring the area.
Although our stay was brief we were so glad to have made a new friend in Bert and hope to come back and visit again soon!
- Also Known As:
- Bella Vista Hotel
- Bella Vista Hotel Dominical
- Bella Vista Lodge Costa Rica/Dominical
- 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