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Bella Vista Lodge

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Glendale, California
Reviewed 21 March 2013

My husband and I ended our 2 week honeymoon at the Bella Vista Lodge. We spent 3 nights here and it was a great way to end our trip in Costa Rica. Bert is a wonderful host and will take care of you real nice. He can set up a horseback riding trip to a beautiful and refreshing waterfall nearby...

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Darnestown, Maryland
Reviewed 20 March 2013

Although not advertized as such, Bella Vista is an amazing place to stay to watch nature. Without leaving the porch, we were able to identify 44 species of birds in 4 days. Fiery-billed Aracaris, Chestnut-billed Toucans, Yellow-throated Euphonia, Baltimore Orioles, Red-legged Honeycreepers, Blue Dacnis, Golden-hooded Tanagers, and King Vulture are examples of some of the beautiful birds we saw. Bert...

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Chatham, NJ
Reviewed 19 March 2013

Spectacular sunset’s, great food and hospitality. Your host Bert can arrange horseback tours to the waterfalls, hikes, and anything else you need in the area. The lodge has amazing fresh local food prepared by young chefs who area masters already. Meals are served up on the porch overlooking the Pacific @ about 1100’ elevation.

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Fort Myers Beach, Florida
Reviewed 18 March 2013

We stayed here one night on the way to another destination having met the owner previously who handled the horseback rides to Nuyuaca Falls. We arrived around 4pm in time for a killer sunset and the sound of howler monkeys. The property is on the side of a mountain with incredible views of the ocean. There are tons of toucans,...

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Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 12 March 2013

Our first time travelling to Costa Rica and what a pleasure it was to stay at Bella Vista with Bert and crew. We were in the main house with a view of the Pacific from our room. Had the unbelievable pleasure of riding horses with Bert, Brad from San Francisco, and our guide, Carlos, down the mountain to the beach,...

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Darnestown, Maryland
Reviewed 10 March 2013

Half-way up a mountainside, the view of the Pacific is awesome. The nature is also great, we saw over 40 different species of birds from the wrap-around porch on the beautiful, rustic ranch house. The food is wonderful, Bert and his helpers are gourmet chefs and the meals they prepare are amazing. (not a good place to loose weight :o)...

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Washington, DC
Reviewed 7 March 2013

Pura Vida and Bert are synonymous. No where have I experienced such hospitality, consideration, comfort, acceptance, gourmet meals, fun, casual atmosphere or kindness towards animals (especially human animals!) The birdwatching was phenomenal and I added 30 new birds to my life list! When (not if) I return to Costa Rica, this will be on my list of places to return...

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Austin, Texas
Reviewed 22 February 2013

These guys have my dream job. They live in a beautiful, breathtaking location and for work they help folks enjoy a city they love. All the while cooking amazing food every night. The big event in Bert's day, I believe, is the horseback ride down the mountain to grab the fresh fish they are going to cook that night. (and...

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Reviewed 15 February 2013

Awesome hospitality, friendly hosts, and fun ambiance. Great location and amazing views! From the moment we arrived everyone was helpful and gracious. The environment is much more personal and friendly than a hotel, but the accommodations are clean and comfortable. You are minutes away from several beaches, the dinners were delicious, and we even had a bonfire outside. Perfect fusion...

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Dominical, Costa Rica
Reviewed 8 February 2013

Bert and his helpers welcomed us on our first night with a pre-arranged dinner. PIZZA 8 different ways! one even had fresh avacodo on it! of the separate cabins, we stayed in the downstairs cabin. We had our own ocean view porch which was great to enjoy 5:30 am bird watching. amazing wildlife! I even fell asleep in the hammock...

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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
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Dominical
Price Range: RM196 - RM652 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
Also Known As:
Bella Vista Hotel Dominical
Bella Vista Lodge Costa Rica/Dominical
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“Cabin is quieter”
  • Geronimo and the Pacific
JonSamNYC, 29 Mar 2013 | Read review
“All the accomodations are excellent, the pool is actually a waterfall just down the road, can't get much better than that!”
  • Bella Vista Lodge...paradise
  • sunsets at bella vista are like no other
sliv1012, 21 Mar 2013 | Read review
“Be sure to rent a four wheel drive car for getting to the lodge and for your local adventures.”
RCH-NJ, 18 Mar 2013 | Read review
“Up top in the community area, I'd say the Toucan room is your best bet. Down below in the cabins, I'd opt for the top unit if possible. Bottom cabin can be pretty noisy depending on who is upstairs.”
tbooneus, 22 Feb 2013 | Read review
“of the cabins, downstairs is only one room. upstairs is 2 bedrooms. couples are fin downstairs but two couples will prefer upstairs. rooms in lodge are very nice, and for the price a great deal.”
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  •                   in the tree a few feet from cabin porch
  •                   another amazing sunset at Bella Vista Lodge!
BRnToronto, 8 Feb 2013 | Read review
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