This family owned hotel offers stunning views over the cloudforest accompanied by warm, friendly service.
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The Belmar was one of the first hotels in the Monteverde area and remains one of the most popular. With just 23 rooms, this family run hotel offers warm and friendly service and views over the cloudforest that are second to none. The rooms are housed in two main buildings. Both built in the style of an Alpine ski lodge, reflecting the time the owners spent in Austria before returning to Costa Rica. The spacious rooms have floor to ceiling windows and a private balcony looking out over the forest with views of the Nicoya Peninsula in the distance. The décor is warm with wooden carved furniture and local artworks. The superior rooms in the separate chalet have jacuzzis with fabulous views. Meals are taken in the vibrant Celajes restaurant. Here the emphasis is on home grown organic produce and farm-to-table meals wherever possible. Immerse yourself in the tranquillity this hotel and surrounds offer, with beautiful manicured gardens and a private nature trail, or relax on the sundeck by the spring water pond.
Why go to Hotel Belmar?
The hotel Belmar has excellent eco-credentials and they have been working hard at this since opening 30 years ago. As you would expect, the water is solar heated, and obvious steps are taken to save electricity such as energy-saving lightbulbs, they even use environmentally friendly cleaning products and the toiletries that they supply are also bio-degradable. Not only does the hotel employ over 95% of its staff locally they also source as many products as they can from the surrounding area. They are heavily involved in community projects in the area ranging from education, training, river clean-ups, health-programmes and music and arts festivals. This family run hotel is very much a part of Monteverde.
Wildlife around Hotel Belmar
Hotel Belmar has all the cloudforest favourites to show you, either on the property itself or in the area. Take the night tour with a guide and you might see some of the nocturnal animals such as kinkajous, bats and raccoons. There are sloths in the area and if you are lucky you might see armadillos then there are of course the smaller animals and reptiles, the colourful frogs and various insects too – you won’t be bored. Take a trip down into Santa Elena or Monteverde and visit the serpentarium, the butterfly farm or take the bat jungle tour and learn about these interesting creatures. There is a lot to see here!
Hotel Belmar Highlights
- Private nature trails
- Organic vegetable and herb garden
- Beautiful views over Monteverde’s cloudforest
- Family run hospitality & service
- Knowledgeable guides
- Huge variety of activities available
Hotel Belmar Location
- 23 rooms
- Open all year round
- Recommended for children 6 and over. Child rate applies for children 6 to 12 when sharing room with 2 adults.
- Lounge bar
- Juice & tea bar
- Yoga area
- Each room has a mini bar, bathrobe & slippers, hair dryer, safety deposit box, WiFi
- Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel
- Natural history & birdwatching tour
- Guided night hike
- Sustainability tour
- Organic garden & greenhouse tour
- Extreme canopy tour & bungee
- Canyoning tour
- Horse riding
- Sugar cane & coffee tour
- Coffee & chocolate tour
- Monteverde orchid garden
- Monteverde butterfly gardens
- Bat jungle tour
Hotel Belmar Rooms
Hotel Belmar has 23 rooms, the Peninsula rooms are housed in the main building and the others close by in the Chalet.
The Peninsula rooms have en-suite facilities, mini bar, bathrobes and slippers, handmade organic toiletries, magnifying mirrors, hair dryer, safety deposit box, telephones, WiFi and a freshly brewed Costa Rican coffee delivery service.
Rana the frog likes this because…
“The only hotel in Monteverde to boast 5 leaves Hotel Belmar conserves energy where possible using air drying facilities rather than electric dryers. Skylights and windows maximise on natural light. Water is heated via solar panels.”
And don’t forget … for every booking we get, Costa Rica Specialists plants trees in deforested areas of latin America through The Travel Forest, and we back The Tribes Foundation’s conservation and social projects.
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