Fodor's Expert Review Hotel Belmar

4 km (2½ miles) north of Monteverde, Monteverde, Puntarenas, Costa Rica Fodor's Choice

Inspired by the owners' years in Austria, two spacious chalets built into a hillside command expansive views of the Gulf of Nicoya and the hilly peninsula, and contain elegant, airy, and downright regal rooms—all with balconies, minibars, polished woods, and plush white duvets. Decor is clean and tailored, and service is impeccable, lending a sense of old-world charm reminiscent of a mountaineer's version of the Ritz. Rooms in the Main Building, where you'll find the lobby and restaurant, are on the small side but are more affordable; those in the Chalet Building are larger and have outdoor showers or Jacuzzi tubs. Splurge for Room 16, with its floor-to-ceiling windows, unobstructed views, and huge indoor Jacuzzi. On the ground floor of the Chalet Building you'll find a boutique, juice bar, and yoga studio. Food served in their restaurant Celajes is prepared with ingredients from the greenhouse. A trail from the main building leads to a microbrewery, Jacuzzi, and natural spring for swimming on warmer days. For a fee, you can opt for such pampering perks as picnic lunches, spa treatments, breakfast in bed, and private in-room dinners.


  • Excellent restaurant
  • Free in-room coffee delivery
  • Beautifully maintained
  • Eco-friendly


  • Far from town
  • Steep walk if on foot
  • Breakfast not included in rate




Phones: 2645–5201


25 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals

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