This lodge is simplicity at its best! While recently spending a week at the Bella Vista Lodge our family was able to enjoy quality time together in what we believe to be the most beautiful spot in the southern Pacific region. The pacific ocean view from this tucked away mountain lodge is absolutely breathtaking! Immediately upon arrival we knew we had picked the perfect spot to relax from our everyday hustle and bustle.
Bert, the manager, is eager to accommodate, however, it doesn't take much to have a good time at this spot. While enjoying the view from the huge wrap around porch there are numerous birds to watch and from time to time the monkeys appear down below. The hammocks are a great spot to kick back and absorb the beauty of it all.
Bert hooked us up with a nearby Tico family who took us on a fabulous horseback adventure through the forest to a spectacular waterfall. The family cooked us an authentic Tico breakfast and lunch and provided great company. We had so much fun the kids begged to take a second tour later in the week - which we did.
Speaking of food, we were served gallo pinto and eggs for breakfast upon request in addition to fresh fruit smoothies for the kids. Thanks Bryan! (Bert's helper - and also a great help with surf lessons :)
Bert is a fabulous cook, and we ate a variety of delicious meals comprised of locally harvested seafood complimented with fresh fruits and vegetables.
The rooms are simple and comfortable - perfectly decorated for the location. The nightly breezes provided absolutely no need for air conditioning, but rather a blanket!
The location of this spot is isolated yet close enough to several fun adventures when you may want to explore.
And who needs a fitness center when there are winding mountain roads to walk early in the morning while enjoying the fresh air and amazing landscape!
There were plenty of board games and cards for some fun on a few of the rainy evenings.
Bella Vista Lodge is definitely the place to unwind and enjoy Costa Rica!
A quote from dad - "Only 50 more weeks till we can go back".
- 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