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“Wonderful place to stay”
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Bella Vista Mar
Ranked #4 of 18 Nosara B&B and Inns
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Reviewed 24 July 2012

We had a great time here. Alexa really knows the area quite well and gave us great tips on exploring Nosara. The rooms, food, and hospitality are top notch especially for the price. Roxana's cooking is outstanding!

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Alexa130, Owner at Bella Vista Mar, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2012

We're glad you enjoyed your stay with us, and once again congratulations on your marriage!

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Reviewed 14 May 2012

We just stayed 5 nights at Bella Vista Mar, and we had the best time! This place is beautiful and relaxing. The drive there is totally worth it! Alexa is a great host, Roxana makes the best breakfast ! We will be back there for sure !!

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 March 2012

If you have a car, and don't mind being a few minutes from town, then this is your place! The views are stunning, and the accommodations are nice (no a/c & no tv, but most of Nosara is like that!), and the breakfast is fantastic! If you are in Nosara to surf and want to be near the beach, then book somewhere in town. A car is a MUST to stay here, but the hilltop views are worth it! Great pool too!

Room Tip: Get an upstairs room for the view!
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  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank James W
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Reviewed 3 March 2012

The pictures not only are accurate, they really can't capture the beauty and magic of the place. We usually stay right on the beach but this was even better. We got the best of everything. A better view, a less traveled road so less traffic, people and dust, and the best B&B we've ever stayed at. Alexa is a wonderful host. She was always there to help us, whether it was making reservations or hunting down lost luggage. The other employees were just as helpful and always with a smile. Meals were consistantly delicious every morning. Rooms were always tidy. The pool was always inviting. In fact, it quickly felt like home and we stayed there more hours than we usually do when we're traveling. We can't wait to get back!

Room Tip: Every room we saw was nice.
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  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 February 2012

My husband and I stayed here for a couple of days during our trip to Costa Rica. It is a wonderful gem of a hotel. The view of the ocean is spectacular. It is a very small hotel, so we felt like we had the run of the place. The drive up the dirt road to get here is a little harrowing, I would recommend a 4 wheel drive, but it is worth it once you arrive. We were here during the dry season, and the road up is dirt and pot holed, so be careful! The breakfast was home made and excellent, I had the banana pancakes and my husband had the Tico spread with rice and beans. There are no TV's, but there is a pretty good wifi signal so you can rub it in to all your friends that you are in this little piece of paradise! And to top everything off, we didn't need an alarm clock because the howler monkeys woke us up each morning bright and early!

Room Tip: If you stay above the kitchen, there is a little deck that looks out to the ocean.
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  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 January 2012

The title does not lie: Bella Vista Mar has a wonderful view, especially during the sunsets.
The rooms are nicely decorated and clean, sorroundings are beautiful. There were moments when we were thinking that the place was too perfect to be true.
Alexa if a wonderful hostess: nice, friendly and very helpful.
If I had to find one disadvantage, I would say: it is a bit far up the mountain, so if you come for a beach vacation, you will have to use the car to go down. Well, with a 4x4 we didn't have any problem :)

Alexa, thank you for a great stay

Room Tip: We stayed in Pelada and Guiones (like the names of the beaches right in front of the place): these r...
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  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 12 January 2012

We loved it so much that we told all our friends and family and my sister is going to Bella Vista Mar this weekend with her husband.
Breakfasts were delicious and we had a chance to share stories with the other guests and meet many great people.
The location has an awesome view and is near (by car) to many beautiful beaches, Nosara has many activities to enjoy.

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Bella Vista Mar

Address: Playas Pelada | 300 Mtrs Oeste de la Garta Lodge, Nosara, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Nosara
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 18 B&Bs / Inns in Nosara
Price Range: £64 - £92 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Bella Vista Mar 3*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
No other hotel in Nosara Costa Rica can offer a more beautiful panoramic view of the ocean including Playa Guiones and Playa Pelada. Located upon a hilltop, Bella Vista Mar truly lives up to its name. We are conveniently located for all your vacation activities, and will help you plan to do as much or as little as you like! Horseback riding? World's longest zipline? Sportfishing? We've got all that and MORE! Our friendly staff and homey atmosphere are the ideal combination for a perfect vacation destination.You'll enjoy our relaxed and casual lodging policy. Come as you are, be yourself! ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Bella Vista Mar Hotel Nosara
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