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$$$ Monteverde Cloud Forest and Santa Elena Costa Rican Fodor's Choice

In the wood-polished dining room of Hotel Belmar, this elegant restaurant, whose name means “sunset clouds,” is indeed the best place to admire the stunning views, with soft jazz and artisanal cocktails that set the tone for the farm-to-table menu. Start with the gorgeous cheese platter or the refreshing grilled-watermelon salad before moving on to the divine chicken stuffed with goat cheese, prosciutto, and spinach, and bathed in a white-wine-and-passion-fruit sauce. Although the tiramisu is big enough to share, after one bite you may suddenly become a little selfish. From 4:30 to 5:30, you can swing by for "Tico Time" featuring free appetizers, drink specials, and craft beers from their on-site microbrewery.

Costa Rican Lunch Dinner $$$ Fodor's Choice Breakfast

Quick Facts

4 km (2½ miles) north of town, adjacent to Monteverde Cloud Forest
Monteverde, Puntarenas  Costa Rica

866-978–6424-from U.S. and Canada

Known For:
  • Local organic ingredients from the Belmar family ranch
  • Filet mignon with coffee glaze
  • Homemade pastas

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