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 cloud forest 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 beautifully manicured gardens and a private nature trail, or relax on the sundeck by the spring water pond.
- Private nature trails
- Organic vegetable and herb garden
- Beautiful views over Monteverde’s cloud forest
- Knowledgeable guides
- Huge variety of activities available
LocationMonteverde, Costa Rica
Best time to go
Costa Rica experiences two distinct seasons- a wet season, which lasts from May to mid-November, and a dry season, which lasts from mid-November to April. In any given region, however, the weather is dictated not only by the season, but by elevation and proximity to the sea.
Comfortable rooms, great Eco credentials, warm hospitality and a tranquil setting. One of our favourite hotels in Monteverde.
- Lounge bar
- Juice & tea bar
- Yoga area
- Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel
Guests at Belmar can enjoy a delicious spread for breakfast which includes homemade jams, granola and baked goods as well as fresh fruit, pancakes, omelettes and the Costa Rican speciality gallo pinto. The restaurant balcony is a lovely place to watch the birds in the morning whilst enjoying your breakfast. Alternatively, you can request breakfast in bed or on your own terrace. The main restaurant also opens for lunch and dinner, with a particular emphasis on organic produce and a farm-to-table concept. In the hotel's chalet building there's a juice and tea bar, where you can enjoy freshly squeezed fruit juices and smoothies, house blended teas, organic coffee and snacks. In the main building inventive cocktails and craft beers can be enjoyed at the lounge bar.
The hotel has two categories of standard guest rooms (Peninsula and Peninsula Superior rooms) and six categories of the more luxurious Chalet Deluxe rooms. Peninsula and Peninsula Superior rooms are housed on the first and second floors of the main building and boast views of the Nicoya Peninsula, with the former featuring two queen size beds and a balcony and the latter offering a king size bed and larger terrace. Amenities include Wi-Fi access, a safe and an all-day coffee delivery service. The Chalet Deluxe rooms are situated in the chalet building opposite, surrounded by the lush forest, with floor-to-ceiling windows, balconies and terraces allowing guests to immerse themselves in nature. All are spacious and wood-furnished, with the higher category rooms also featuring private Jacuzzis for that added bit of luxury.
- 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
Recommended for children 6 and over. Child rate applies for children 6 to 12 when sharing room with 2 adults.