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“Beautiful view at Bella Vista Mar” 5 of 5 stars
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Bella Vista Mar
3.0 of 5 Guest house   |   Playas Pelada | 100 mtrs oeste de La Garta Lodge, Nosara, Costa Rica   |  
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Ranked #3 of 15 Nosara B&B and Inns
Star City, Indiana
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13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
“Beautiful view at Bella Vista Mar”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2011

My husband and I were very impressed not only with the view at Bella Vista Mar but also the facility, the breakfast provided, and the warmth and hospitatity of Alexa and her staff. Alexa was very knowledgeable about the area and was willing to make arrangements for us to make side trips. She even offered to get somebody to come to Bella Vista Mar for a manicure/pedicure if I wanted it. She gave us excellent suggestions on where to eat, and more importantly, how to get there. If we return to Nosara, Costa Rica, we will definitely stay at Bella Vista Mar again.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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San Jose, Costa Rica
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2011

Nosara in June! No surfers. No tourists. No rain (we got lucky!). A dream come true for us. To make it perfect we stayed at Alexa's place. Up in the mountains, spectacular view, 15 minute walk to the beach, Alexa's hospitality unbeatable. If you are looking for a peaceful place to let your soul rest for a few days, then this is it. If you need constant chit-chat with fellow surfers and lots of beer - it's not! Alexa: we'll be back!

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Charlottetown, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2011

Bella Vista Mar was a fabulous location for our international professional meetings. This was a most beautiful venue for our gathering. The space was ideal for relaxed, productive work in the coolness of the outdoor Cabana, with pool breaks for those who needed to cool off. For those who wished, the day started with an early morning beach walks and yoga while , howling monkey's reminded us we were in the jungle. Alexa and her staff served great snacks and healthy meals with a touch of local flavor and color. They were attentive to all of our needs. I recommend this beautiful breath taking location for small work groups who want to accomplish creative productive work within a relaxing social environment.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Los Angeles, California, USA
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2011

My wife and I stayed with most of our extended families for a week in April, culminating in our wedding. The hotel grounds are immaculate with fantastic ocean views. The rooms are a great deal. They are simply furnished, clean and comfortable with a beachy charm. Virtually every window has an amazing view!

We spent a lot of time just hanging out on the veranda and pool side. It is a great place for hanging out as a group or just watching the sunset. The pictures on the website don't do it justice. The breakfast every morning was delicious, we strongly recommend the banana pancakes.

This venue is perfect for a moderately sized destination wedding. Alexa took care of everything for us. We were amazed at the quality of vendors she found in such a remote location. Food, drinks, bands, flowers, hair, etc. everything was top shelf. She also coordinated several activities for our group in the week prior to the wedding and her restaurant recommendations were spot on. Even though we both ended up in the pool, it was exactly the wedding we wanted.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Chicago, IL
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23 hotel reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2011

Stayed for 2 nights in May. The property is stunning with great views of the Pacific. The rooms were very nice and the staff and owner were so welcoming and friendly. Terrific value for the price!

It is worth noting that there was no air-conditioning in our room and so it was hot at night. The other thing is that Bella Vista Mar is a bit outside of main Nosara, so just know that when booking. It was fine with us because we would go to dinner and then come back to the hotel, but if you wanted to do lots of partying in Nosara, this could be tough at night.

Stayed May 2011, traveled with family
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Portland, Oregon
2 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2011

This hotel is beautiful and has incredible views, it's worth the drive. The rooms are large and clean. The pool is larger than most and the surrounding area is great for lounging. It was really nice having the use of a kitchen while we stayed as the price of food in Costa Rica was much higher than we expected.
The best part of this hotel was staying with hosts Alexa and Kaiya, they are most helpful and very kind.
I would go back and stay at this hotel any day!

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Moscow, Russia
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2011

We visited Bella Vista Mar during new year holidays. It's a beautifl and very cozy place on top of the hill with a fantastic view over the ocean. The place is surrounder by jungle, so you become a part of it living beside tropical birds and animals. Colibri flying around whilst you having breakfast near the pool with a wonderful view at the Pacific which is just a few minutes walk or drive away. So the place is a place to get if you are looking for a relaxing holiday. And the host, Alexa is always there to help if any questions arise. Using this opportunity to say THANK YOU ALEXA once again we had wonderful time at your place!

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Bella Vista Mar

Address: Playas Pelada | 100 mtrs oeste de La Garta Lodge, Nosara, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Nosara
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 15 B&Bs / Inns in Nosara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Bella Vista Mar 3*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
No other hotel in Nosara Costa Rica can offer a more beautiful panoramic view of the ocean including Playa Guiones and Playa Pelada. Located upon a hilltop, Bella Vista Mar truly lives up to its name. We are conveniently located for all your vacation activities, and will help you plan to do as much or as little as you like! Horseback riding? World's longest zipline? Sportfishing? We've got all that and MORE! Our friendly staff and homey atmosphere are the ideal combination for a perfect vacation destination.You'll enjoy our relaxed and casual lodging policy. Come as you are, be yourself! ... more   less 
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