Situated in the mountains of Monteverde, Hotel Belmar embraces sustainable travel and ecotourism, incorporating the beauty of Costa Rica into every experience and amenity on the property. A leader in responsible tourism, Hotel Belmar has honored the environment for more than 35 years and continues to create new experiences for guests looking to connect with nature and community while also enjoying the beauty and wonders of the Costa Rican cloud forest.
Last week, Hotel Belmar won the Silver Award at the Latin America Responsible Tourism Awards. The hotel’s role in the region’s green development has transformed the remote area into a thriving collection of eco-tourism enterprises and initiatives. Hotel Belmar not only seeks to educate visitors but also strives to inspire the next generation of caretakers of the world’s ecosystems.
At the property’s on-site garden, guests learn about low-impact farming and cooking methods, as well as how harvesting and using fresh ingredients elevates the dishes served at the hotel’s restaurants. Hotel Belmar also created Finca Madre Tierra, the country’s first carbon-neutral farm, to allow guests to enjoy a real Costa Rican farm experience and learn about sustainable agriculture while picking coffee beans and grinding sugar cane.
One of the first microbreweries in the country, Cervecería Belmar Tap Room & Beer Garden serves Cervezas Artesanales Belmar and other artisanal ale brewed on-site. The emphasis on local goods and services also transfers to the hotel’s artist residency initiative. Hotel Belmar offers four opportunities per year for artists to stay at the hotel for up to three weeks. Artists passionate about nature and the rainforest can further connect with their surroundings at the property.
The newest addition to Hotel Belmar, SAVIA private reserve offers thrilling eco-adventures such as hiking, walking on a hanging bridge, rope climbing and bird watching above the forest canopy. With the cloud forest serving as the center of every experience and purpose at Belmar, guests can choose from a wide variety of other experiences, including a private treetop picnic and a garden-to-glass cocktail class.
Hotel Belmar features 22 guestrooms and 3 newly inaugurated suites. Each room includes balconies with rare views of the forest, floor-to-ceiling windows, local organic toiletries, a private minibar and locally crafted wooden furniture. Many rooms offer additional amenities like a private Jacuzzi, hammocks and comfortable sitting areas. In addition to the hotel’s on-site restaurant Restaurante Celajes, Hotel Belmar also boasts The Celajes Bar, a Juice Bar & Tea Room, yoga studio and spa services.
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