Hotel Belmar is a rustic but elegant Austrian chalet style eco-lodge located near the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve. The family-run hotel is constructed of high-quality local hardwoods, providing a warm and welcoming ambiance for honeymooners and couples. Lodge amenities include a restaurant and bar, spa, Jacuzzi, hiking trails, and WiFi in some public areas.
Monteverde is a unique region surrounded by tropical cloud forest in the north central Talamanca Mountains of Costa Rica. With high elevations and the surrounding forest, this area is cool, damp, and it rains a lot. The climate creates an ideal habitat for countless species of flora and fauna, some of which are endemic to the area. The Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve protects this vital habitat and the wildlife that lives there. It also attracts visitors from all over the world who come to see the tropical highland creatures and beautiful forest.
A guided hike through the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve is practically a prerequisite when visiting Monteverde. The advantage with a guide is that they bring a wealth of knowledge and high-quality spotting scopes so you can observe the birds and animals up-close. Monteverde is also an excellent place for canopy activities. Soaring through the cloud forest canopy on a zipline adventure is thrilling, to say the least. The canopy hanging bridges allow one to hike through the treetops where most animals of the cloud forest live. Of course, there are plenty of other tours and activities available ranging from ATV riding to visiting local coffee farms.
Expect quiet days and evenings at the Belmar Hotel. Located in the countryside, and on a 9-acre private reserve, the lodge is always calm and peaceful. Two-thirds of the property is forested, and there is a stream, a small waterfall, and a pond. There is also a private groomed trail for self-guided walks. Tropical gardens with native plants and flowers surround the buildings.
The hotel's spa offers a variety of massages and treatments. Couples can indulge in couples massages, or one can enjoy a hot stone massage and treatment or reiki therapy.
The Restaurante Celajes offers Costa Rican inspired cuisine made with fresh ingredients. When possible, the hotel uses vegetables grown in their organic garden. The hotel also offers room service, breakfast in bed, picnic lunches, and private dinners for an additional fee. The Celajes Lounge Bar provides a variety of inspired cocktails, national liquors, and craft beers brewed on site.
Rooms at the Belmar Hotel are rustic but elegant. The woodwork is a constant reminder that you are in a quality ecolodge. All rooms offer beds with quality linens, mini-fridge, bathrobe and slippers, organic soaps and shampoo, hairdryer, and phone. Please note that none of the rooms have an air-conditioner due to the climate or televisions due to the ambiance. Refer to the Amenity Section for complete details of what is included with each room style.