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.