At the heart of the warm, personalized hospitality that characterizes Hotel Belmar, you will find the Belmar family. Vera Zeledon and her children, Pedro and Soledad, are ever present at the hotel. They personally attend to every need of its guests and are one of the key attributes that separate this hotel from others. Hotel Belmar first opened its doors in late 1985.
It was founded by Pedro Belmar and his wife Vera Zeledon, who settled in Monteverde after a decade long sojourn in Austria. It was in fact the centennial chalet guesthouses of Tirol that inspired the vision for Hotel Belmar. This inspiration can be seen to this day.
Two thirds of the hotel’s beautiful 3.5-hectare (9-acre) property is composed of pristine cloud forest, including a stream, waterfall, and pond. The forest is home to many endangered species and was included in 2011 in the National Network of Private Preserves.
It is also a part of the Bellbird Biological Corridor, a natural corridor between lowland forests and the temperate cloud forest. The hotel has a short self-guided trail for guests to explore.
The lively Restaurante Celajes features splendid balconies overlooking the Pacific Ocean and offers inventive farm to table dishes, created by our chef Jose Pablo Gonzalez and served by our warm and friendly staff.
We use only the freshest ingredients grown on the hotel’s organic garden or on the Belmar family farm, Madre Tierra to create simple, balanced Costa Rican inspired cuisine.
Open from 10am to 6pm, our Juice Bar & Tea Room is located in the main floor of the Chalet and offers a variety of natural, freshly squeezed, fruit and veggie juices as well as smoothies made with the best organic ingredients and super foods to boost your health.
We also serve a variety of loose leaf teas and house blended chai, as well as fair trade organic coffee, homemade sorbet and selected snacks.
With the coveted award for 5 levels of sustainability, the hotel’s commitment to the environment as well as the local community has been unyielding for over 30 years. With recent upgrades aimed at presenting an even better service, guests can expect a variety of exciting new room styles, features, and amenities designed for exclusive, unforgettable comfort, quality, and experiences.
Peninsula Rooms are located on the first floor of the hotel and have two queen size beds and a wooden balcony with views of the Nicoya Peninsula and the vast gardens. Although the temperature in Monteverde is usually quite pleasant, all Peninsula Rooms also have a ceiling fan for added comfort.
Peninsula Superior Rooms
Peninsula Superior Rooms are located on the top floor of the Main Building. These rooms are ideal for couples, with private comfortable terraces with views of the Nicoya Peninsula, an open bathroom concept. All rooms have a king size bed.
Forest Rooms are located in the Chalet, steps away from the Hotel’s private cloud forest, adjacent to the Monteverde Preserve. Enjoy floor to ceiling windows, spacious bathrooms with bathtub or shower with cloud forest views, hard wood finishings, and ample balconies with beautiful arabesque tiles and stunning views of the giant trees of the forest. Available with one king size bed.
Forest Superior Rooms
Just like the Forest Rooms, this room features floor to ceiling windows and a terrace with stunning views to the cloud forest. Enjoy also a glass enclosed Jacuzzi and an ample living area. Available with one king size bed or one king and one queen size bed: a great alternative for friends or family.