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Travel by car:
From San Jose, follow the signs to Puntarenas, then Penas Blancas or Liberia, turn off 50 meters before this bridge, at Lagartos. This turn off is 147 kilometers from San Jose. And about 10 km after the Texaco gas station. It is 35 km of dirt road with great views.
After arriving to Santa Elena you should take the road that leads towards the Monteverde National Park, when you get to Monteverde drive until tha Gaz station and you will see Belmar Hotel 300 meter from the Gaz station.
Travel by bus:
From San Jos?
You can take a bus at 6:30 AM or at 2:30 PM. Ask for the old Puntarenas bus stop, at Calle 14, avenida 11 y 9 . The morning bus passes by Lagartos at about 9 h AM arriving in Monteverde at 11h AM. The afternoon bus passes by Lagartos at 5h PM arriving in Monteverde at 7h PM, later in wet season. 4.5 hours. $5
There are 2 buses: one at 1:00 PM (via Las Juntas) and one at 2:00 PM (direct).
The 1:00 PM bus from Puntarenas to Monteverde (via Las Juntas) passes by La Irma at 2:30 PM approximately, arriving in Monteverde at 5:00 PM.
-The 2h PM direct bus from Puntarenas passes by Lagartos at 3h PM approximately, arriving in Monteverde at 5:00 PM.
From Guanacaste, Liberia, northern Costarica,
There are buses from Nicoya, Santa Cruz, Tamarindo beach, Flamingo, Playa del Coco, Montezuma, Samara, Hermosa, the Nicaragua Border, Liberia, etc. Taking one of these buses, you can go to Lagartos or La Irma and hop on one of the Monteverde buses. See above, San Jose, Puntarenas, check link for bus schedule.
From Southern Pacific beaches: Ballena National park, Uvita, Dominical, Matapalo, Quepos, Manuel Antonio, Jaco, Herradura, go to Puntarenas, then to Monteverde..
From La Fortuna ( Arenal Volcano ): Leaves at 8h am for Tilaran, 4 hours, then see below ( total time: 8 hours, in dry season) or click "shortcuts" for alternatives. 3h!
From Tilar?n the bus leaves Tilar?n for Monteverde at 1h PM, arriving at 3h30 PM approximately, later in wet season. Don't eat a big meal before, it's a bumpy ride!
Our Personal Comment
Hotel Belmar is one of the most famous hotels in Monteverde and Santa Elena. Hotel Bel Mar has an incredible location, on a hill, surrounded by forest and the hotels gardens. Hotel Belmar has an outdoor Jacuzzi facility. They have a true lounge area, with a pool table, bar and board games for the family. The rooms are of high standard. Hotel Belmar is a very good choice for your stay in Santa Elena and Monteverde!
Around This Hotel
Bromelias Bookstore & Gallery
Tranquilo Internet Cafe
Flor de Vida
CPI - Language School
CASEMCOOP Art Cooperative
La Pizzeria de Johnny
El Rodeo Stables