Bella Vista Mar

A 75 Playa Pelada Section A , Nosara, 5233 Costa Rica (Show map)


Located upon a hilltop Bella Vista Mar truly lives up to its name with sweeping ocean views of Playa Guiones and Playa Pelada. We are conveniently located for all your vacation activities, and will help you plan to do as much or as little while you are here. A short 10 minute drive from the Nosara airstrip, Bella Vista Mar is a convenient destination for your Costa Rican vacation. All rooms have private bath, and all except one have ocean views. Lush tropical vegetation, inviting pool, friendly staff and a large poolhouse add to the atmosphere. Rooms contain one bed and are suitable for one or two people. For larger rooms contact us direct. Arrivals after 10PM MUST call to make special arrangements.

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Innkeepers: Alexa



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  • Guest room4.4
  • Service4.6
  • Value4.9
  • Cleanliness4.4
  • Onsite Dining4.6

Absolutely loved it!!

5 on August 12, 2015

My husband and I decided to go to Costa Rica just by finding this hostel. Alexa did not disappoint! I was very indecisive on wedding options and she gave me lots of great information and helped my now husband and I with an exceptional honeymoon beyond belief. We arrived a day early and she still had our room ready for us. The ocean view from the hostel was beautiful and could be seen from our room as well (Marbella). The breakfast was delightful, delicious and timely, also with a superb view. Close to gorgeous Pacific ocean and excellent dining. Il Peperoni is a favorite. Alexa answered all questions we had, and was as accommodating as one could get. The rates were also extremely affordable. A place to definitely rest and and enjoy the island. Thank you for everything Alexa!

Beautiful View- just as the name implies!

4.4 on January 21, 2012

We arrived to Nosara via rental car from Tamarindo area- thank goodness for 4x4! What an adventure it was tho. While it's a bumpy road, I recommend driving to anyone comfortable driving stick shift because it's just part of the whole Costa Rica experience. We followed the Bella Vista Mar signs up the hill to our destination. After all the dusty roads, we were relived to drive up to the gravel driveway and clean white exterior of the property- a nice contrast to the dirt. Once we opened the gate, I felt so at ease. This was the property that would finally allow me to breathe, to let my shoulders down, pick up a good book and relax! We were immediately greeted by Alexa and she had our room ready, although we'd arrived 2 hours early :) The view is breathtaking and sunset is even better! It never gets too hot at the property because you get a nice breeze that blows through and rooms are equipped with ceiling fans. Our room (Marbella) was large! Lots of storage space and room to roam. I really have no complaints about the room except that I wish they had provided travel size shampoos/conditioners and due to my heightened sense of smell the sheets smelled a little sour. Everything else was clean and comfortable and we felt right at home. The pool offers nice relief from the hot sun. Activity-wise, not much else to do on the property in the evening except maybe read/swim. Alexa has a small library of books to borrow. It would be nice if there were maybe board games or a ping pong table or something. My favorite part of the property was breakfast! I have never had better banana pancakes! What a treat! I think I will continue dreaming about those for weeks to come. Thank you so much Alexa for your great hospitality! I am so glad we decided to stay at Bella Vista Mar and would come back in a heart beat!

Clean and comfortable with an amazing view

4.4 on April 06, 2011

This is a wonderful place! Very comfortable beds, great breakfast, plenty of things to do in the area and a breathtaking view. Very attentive and friendly host and staff. I was traveling alone this trip but hope to return soon with the family.

3 nights stay Bella Vista Mar

4.2 on September 05, 2010

Beautiful! Relax en enjoy. Bill and Jeannette are very friendly and helpful. Pura Vida

Hidden Gem

5 on April 29, 2010

If you want a place that caters to you and is out of the crazy touristy atmosphere then this is the place. We heard from friends who stayed here in December, and they were right. We needed a car to get around, but it was well worth the peace and quiet and security of this hotel. We felt safe, catered to and relaxed. We love Bill and Jeannette. Thank you for making our trip so memorable - and Bill, your music is great!

Great place!

4.0 on April 27, 2010

Thank you so much Bill and Jeannette! We enjoyed our stay with you and will definitely return. Jeannette's breakfast was terrific and gave us a little of the local flavor. The rooms were clean and the view was amazing. We especially enjoyed being away from all the tourist spots below the hill. We had our own little sanctuary - and were able to sleep with the sound of the waves crashing at night. We WILL be back!!

Paradise in Costa Rica

5 on January 07, 2010

If you want rest and relaxation with a spectacular view...this is the place. We had a wonderful time! Friendly staff, clean rooms, good food and beautiful sunsets overlooking the Pacific. All for amazingly affordable rates. We couldn't have asked for more! We would defineately return!

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Rooms & Rates

Queen Standard

This room is ideal for single travelers or couples ONLY. Pochote wood accents by local craftsmen and colorful artwork complete the picture. A small arch in the room creates a sleeping alcove. En-suite, private tiled bath with shower, and hot water, of course! Pool and ocean view!

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $69 - $99

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Location Type

Ocean view, Oceanview, Tropical


San Jose, Costa Rica (SJO-Juan Santamaria Intl.)

Directions to property:

Coming by car (4x4 recommended) from Nicoya, take the direction toward Samara, however, just after the gas station, take the first right, which will take you on a dirt road. Follow the road signs to Nosara. About 2 kms before Nosara, look for the signs to the "Reserva Biological de Nosara" and the Lagarta Lodge. Take a left on the road to Lagarta and follow our signs.

Area Attractions

Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, sport-fishing, surfing, Miss Sky Canopy Tour, horse tours, turtle watching Ostional, river tours, Religious Services, River, Rodeo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Bed and Breakfast, Boutique Hotel

On-site amenities

Board games, Conference Rooms, DVD Player, Desk, Fax Machine, Internet Service, Library, Telephone, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities , Clubhouse, Pool, Restaurant terrace, Free Breakfast

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Private entrance, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Miss Sky Canopy Tour, Stand Up Paddle Tours, Surfing, Electric Boat Tours, Jungle Hikes, Yoga, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 3pm-6pm
  • Check Out:: 10am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only No smoking in the rooms or dining areas
  • Drinking Allowed: Outside only
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments Other
  • Deposit Amount Required: for more than 3 days we request a 50% deposit
  • Cancellations: If you cancel your reservation, we will charge you 50% of the total amount or you can use your reservation on a later date. (within a year)




Languages spoken

English, Spanish

Resident Pets


About the innkeepers

Alexa has recently returned to Nosara to run Bella Vista Mar. Originally from the US she lived in Nosara from 2001 - 2005. She enjoys horseback riding, the beach and living in Costa Rica.

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  • Time Served: 7:30 am - 9:30 am
  • Serving Location: Outdoor Dining Terrace, Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options


Signature Dish

Roxana's Banana Pancakes
Roxana's banana pancakes are not too be missed. Rave reviews every time!