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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Bert is a lively and accommodating host. His food is delicious, and his stories are so entertaining. The people you meet here are one of a kind too! You share meals and stories together, and you can hang out in your private room. There are many activities to enjoy if you'd like. Bert helped us arrange horseback riding, a zipline... More 

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Guate
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

we spent one night at the Lodge it it a pretty nice place, the views and the peace and quiet (except for some guests) is quite a perfect combo, the food is a bit average but in abundance. The next morning we did the Canopy tour which was great 7 different lines and one of them was very fast and... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Came here with a group of five friends, rooms were simple, clean and had everything we needed. Bert made us good food. We didn't eat there all the time, ventured into town quite a bit, but Bert provided us with lots of entertainment, including a spontaneous concert with his local friends. The ocean views are breathtaking. Early morning wake ups... More 

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Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

We just returned from an unbelievable 10-day stay at Bella Vista Lodge and loved every minute of it! This was the perfect place to get away from it all and just chill. You will need to rent a small 4x4 to ford a small river and negotiate the unpaved road up to the property as well as explore this southern... More 

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sydney
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013 via mobile

Only stayed for 1 night but we were impressed with how nice Bert & his staff were, how gorgeous the view was & how delicious dinner was, especially the strawberry pie for dessert! Unfortunately one of the poor dogs was agitated, itchy & stinky from a fight wound on her back & kept darting in & out from under the... More 

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

I had such a great time in Bella Vista Lodge that i'm counting the days when i will go back there! Bert is such a nice, helpful and with a great sense of humor person. On the top of that he is a great cook as well. It was such a pleasure staying in his lodge and enjoying the breathtaking... More 

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Guanacaste, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

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... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

I've been to Bella Vista Lodge more times than I can count over the past 8 years. I've spent weeks and even months on this magical mountain-top, hovering over the Pacific. The rustic retreat has a few great rooms in the main lodge and a two-story cabin a stones throw away (even more private with equal killer views). Let me... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

Bert and the staff at Bella Vista are the best! I have been to CR many times and have yet to find a place with such views. While it is very private, you are super close to downtown Domincal and numerous great beaches. Not to take a back seat to the view is Bert's cooking and cocktails. This was truly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

We loved Bella Vista and Dominical so much, we plan on moving there by the end of this year. Bert is an awesome host, chef and friend. He creates a lifetime experience for each guest. The views of the Pacific are incredible, the closeness to Mother Nature and all her exotic creatures is EXTREME! We would recommend BellaVista for adventure,... More 

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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 

Additional Information about Bella Vista Lodge

Address: Escaleras Road | Dominical Escaleras Al Frente de la Plaza de Futbol, Dominical 60504, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Dominical
Price Range: $55 - $282 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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Also Known As:
Bella Vista Hotel Dominical
Bella Vista Lodge Costa Rica/Dominical
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