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San Diego
Reviewed 28 April 2012

From the moment we crossed the river in our 4-wheel, to our 1 1/2-mile ride up the rocky mountain road, we knew we were in for an adventure! When we arrived, it was informal, and laid back. No paper work to fill out, or credit cards to leave on file. Bert, Bella Vista's chief, cook, and bottle washer was great....

1Thank Peter F
Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 27 April 2012

I had the good fortune of spending an entire month at Bella Vista Lodge in Dominical. If you want a genuine travel experience of one the most beautiful parts of Costa Rica, Bella Vista is the place to stay! I'm doing the whole location independent internet entrepreneur thing and Bella Vista provided a balanced environment where I could focus on...

Thank Jonathan R
Fort Worth, Texas
Reviewed 27 April 2012

Staying with Bert at Bella Vista Lodge is the ultimate "real Costa Rica experience"! It's exactly what Costa Rica represents for me. A rustic, beautiful peaceful setting with amazing views and sunsets, great food and very nice people. Bert is the best, always smiling and happy and a very talented chef. Always a breeze, so air conditioning is not needed....

1Thank cbpeck2000
Holmes Beach, Florida, United States
Reviewed 16 April 2012

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...

Thank Andy P
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 April 2012

By far the best place we stayed - so unique. We stayed in the cabin, with balcony, hammock and stunning all round views of the sea seen even when lying in bed! The view was stunning, with the lodge set on the hillside above Dominical. Bert the American owner went out of his way while we stayed there, picking us...

Thank Sarah H
Dominical, Costa Rica
Reviewed 4 April 2012

Wonderfull old style lodge - new owner, Bert, is gracious and a wonderful chef! Took a beautiful ride by horseback to Nauyaca waterfall - just gorgeous and fun.

Thank Nancy B
Mentor, Ohio
Reviewed 28 March 2012

Sitting on the open deck, overlooking a Pacific sunset is one of the best ways to enjoy a glass of wine. This lodge is also built up the mountain which also gives you the jungle feel while watching the birds. This is Costa Rica! But, what sets this place apart from others is your host, Burt. He is funny, welcoming,...

Thank liveyourlife_12
Sherman Oaks, California, United States
Reviewed 8 March 2012

I stayed here with my fiancé and his two cousins. We rented the private two-bedroom cabina. My only regret is that we didn't get to stay here longer! It was such a lovely ambiance that provided a quaint, family-like setting where we became acquainted with really cool travelers through day-time activities, morning coffee and/or dinner. It was quite enjoyable to...

Thank Victoria F
Costa Rica
Reviewed 29 February 2012

I first visited Bella Vista Lodge in 1999. Since that trip, Costa Rica captured my heart. I have lived in this country for 5 years now and when my friends and family come visit me, I get to go on vacation and "play tourist" again! Bella Vista Lodge is clean, welcoming, has great food that Bert is cooking up, has...

Thank Sea Bird S
Atlanta, GA
Reviewed 28 February 2012

Over the years my wife and I have always enjoyed our escape from Los Suenos to spend some quality time "Tico style" at the Bella Vista Lodge.This year we were completely blown away with what we encountered. Everything about the lodge has been improved with the exception of the million dollar views and of course the stunning sunsets which I...

Thank gowiththeflow007

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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: €42 - €140 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
Also Known As:
Bella Vista Hotel Dominical
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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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