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Denver, Colorado, United States
Reviewed 27 February 2012

My wife and I just stayed for 3 nights in the Bella Vista Lodge in Dominical. We opted for one of the private cabinas. It was 100% a good experience and exactly what I was looking for. I wanted a porch and room with a view: The rooms and the restaurant both have incredible views of the jungle and ocean....

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Canada
Reviewed 26 February 2012

We had such a lovely time at Bella Vista. Bert was very accommodating, and is a great host and chef. The views from Bella Vista are gorgeous - you can see endless water and skies, and all colors of sunrise and sunset. This is quite a little jungle hideaway, so be ready to rent a 4x4 SUV to get to...

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Northbrook, Illinois
Reviewed 22 February 2012

Bert was a great host with tons of local knowledge and a excellent chef. The food he prepared every night was fresh and awakened your taste buds every time! He gave us many ideas of things to do and places to see. Definite highling was the 6 hour horseback ride with breakfast and lunch included to the waterfalls he arranged....

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Brockville, Canada
Reviewed 15 February 2012

My buddy and I ended up randomly staying at Bella Vista and completely lucked out in doing so! It was the ultimate laid back lodge filled with great people and surrounded by natural beauty. The rooms were well kept, the food and services was amazing, and the sunsets each night were mind blowing!

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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 14 February 2012

We arrived in Dominical in the evening. After a 10 minute 4-wheel drive up hill, across three rivers, we arrived at Bella Vista. We were greeted by two friendly dogs and two cuddly cats who led us up to the main lodge. Bert and Charlie were amazing hosts and an excellent chefs, preparing gourmet dinners for us every night. We...

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Redding, California
Reviewed 12 February 2012

My 3 nights at the Bella Vista Lodge was the highlight of my Costa Rica trip. I stayed in the Lodge (there are 2 cabins as well). The lodge is a social place with a pretty open design, so don't expect to lock yourself away in your private room. Expect to socialize and party and make yourself at home. Bert,...

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Ithaca, New York
Reviewed 9 February 2012

My friend and I were looking for a spot to explore Costa Rica where we'd have access to local culture and activities, without sacrificing a few western comforts. Bella Vista and the Dominical area was perfect. The Lodge is paradise. Bert is the most gracious host who will make you feel like the Lodge is your home. He'll set you...

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Calle Liles de Poas
Reviewed 6 February 2012

Bella Vista Lodge WAY exceeded my expectation and Bert is the nicest person to meet. The personal service was great, the location was perfect and the view is FANTASTIC. 5 minutes from the beach, but still high enough to be comfortable day and night. I will defintely be going back! Ken Wells Calle LIles de Poas

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 31 January 2012

If you're reading this review then there's really no reason to continue searching for other places to stay, just click reserve and be prepared for an amazing experience. Bella Vista is nestled a short drive up from the beach in the middle of a clearing in the rainforest. Usually things that sound to good to be true are just that,...

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Gallipolis, Ohio
Reviewed 12 January 2012

Absolutely one of the best locations with the most accommodating staff a worldly traveler could wish for. Bert and his staff treated me and my son with the utmost in professionalism and courtesy. I can't say enough about how great the meals were or about the absolutely stunning picturesque views worthy of any magazine cover. I will actively seek to...

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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 - €139 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
Also Known As:
Bella Vista Hotel Dominical
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 of 5 bubbles 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
 of 5 bubbles 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.”
 of 5 bubbles 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.”
 of 5 bubbles 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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  •                   another amazing sunset at Bella Vista Lodge!
 of 5 bubbles BRnToronto, 8 Feb 2013 | Read review
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