We spent our 30th wedding anniversary at the lodge and had a wonderful time. The lodge was rustic and was exactly what we like. It sits on the side of the mountain overlooking the Pacific Ocean and even though we were there during the hottest time of the year we were comfortable most of the time. The beds were comfortable and the weather at night was perfect and I slept like a rock the entire time I was there. Bert was the ultimate host and made our time there so pleasurable. The views where phenomenal and the food that Chef Bert put together were amazing. The view from our cabin’s porch was breathtaking and sitting down for breakfast every morning with that view was amazing. What made the trip even more memorable was meeting and interacting with the other guests and many of the locals. We all got along and did things together like horse back riding and zip lining and even went to dinner and music at a local restaurant together. The horse back tour was great and included a breakfast and lunch and visited to the breathtaking Nauyaca falls.
Bert Thanks for a wonderful trip and we will defiantly be back….
Make sure if you get a rental car that you get 4 wheel drive as he is not kidding about needing it and also make sure you NEVER leave anything in the rental car when it is unattended.
- 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