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An Eco Haven in a wonderful place
A Swiss Hotel in Costa Rica ? This beautiful hotel set in an cloud forest offers great service, beautiful gardens, superb eco credentials and an excellent restaurant. The rooms in the Belmar are beautifully presented with comfortable beds, stunning views and in our case an open concept bathroom which meant I could see the view whilest taking a shower. The Spa and Yoga studio is a few steps from the main building and the yoga class I had was excellent. The hotel has a small Finca/Farm that produces fresh produce exclusively for the hotel and can be visited a worthwhile trip which can include a horse ride. However the trip that CANNOT be missed is the SAVIA trip, the owners of the hotel wanted to create an experience that would offer a quality, educational adventure in the cloud forest. Not a mass produced adventure park but a quality individual experience with both excitement and wonder. We did the night/sunset trip and it was an exceptional experience. I have dived on the Great Barrier Reef, Snowboarded the Mont-Blanc Glacier and to me this matches those experiences for unique reasons. The attention to nature and minimal impact is amazing, the organisation is and attention to detail is spectacular from the welcome reception to the guys organising the tree climb. We did this as the sun set and got to the top of the tree (a massive strangler fig tree) as darkness crept in. At the top of the tree on an amazingly engineer platform was an gourmet snack from the restaurant at Belmar, blankets and elegant stylish lighting. Rising to the top of the tree and touching the canopy was a memorable experience as we looked out across the darkness to the lights in the distance. Afterwards we walked or rappelled down to the ground and went to a sensory garden with magnifying glasses to help study the smaller organisms in an area that was educational, elegant, sophisticated and yet natural. Fabulous experience do not miss it.
Amazing location up in the clouds!
Sustainable farm to table gourmet menu -- my friends and I were more than pleased with everything we ordered. Lots of wood everywhere - floors, walls, ceiling - give charm of mountain chalet with every comfort we desired. Wonderful staff and crew at reception and restaurant. Incredible views from room and restaurant! Pool and jacuzzi are very inviting. Many tours and activities available.
View it all from SAVIA
We are enjoying a beautiful view of the Nicoya peninsula and surrounding mountains. Hotel Belmar has lovely rooms, good feed and great hospitality. Best of all, the Belmar has some unique activities to make the stay memorable. We just went to SAVIA, a new activity that requires some physical conditioning but well worth the effort. They have created a trail through the mountain that has tries to leave as small a footprint possible. You see birds, animals and huge trees as well as small orchids and bromeliads. All are preserved when the trail was created in order to allow you to feel totally immersed in the forest. The top of the trail takes you to a huge fig tree and a platform with fantastic views. We saw many birds along the way--guan, toucans, and more.
Beautiful relaxing tranquil resort
I enjoyed my stay at hotel Belmar very much, it is a sustainable, farm to table, very zen resort, the people were friendly, the food was THE BEST IVE EVER HAD, so FRESH, the bed and the sunrise room were amazing.!!! have NO complaints at all, the only one thing that could be said is it could use a little TLC , painting, cleaning of the halls, and woods and a little TLC is needed, but on one hand it adds to the earthyness of it, ? , did not bother me ONE bit.. I loved it there, do not hesitate..
Stop looking elsewhere! Book the Nicoya suite!! Amazing!
I highly recommend the Hotel Belmar. Seriously, the entire place is magical! I booked the Nicoya suite which I recommend. Absolutely breathtaking, the pictures posted on site don't do it fair justice. The staff were more then helpful and accommodating. The restaurant had a stunning view and the food, delich! If you want great nature hikes, they have a night hike as well as a great Naturalist, Sir William, who guided and educated me on the flora and fauna on the morning hike!
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