Hotel Belmar Named One of the Best Hotels in the World
The eco-focused hotel has been recognized as one of the 100 best hotels in the world and a top hotel in Central America by Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards 2022, reinforcing its position as a leader in tourism excellence providing a positive impact in nature and human well-being.
Monteverde, Costa Rica. July 14, 2022 – Hotel Belmar has positioned itself amongst the best hotels in the world according to the 2022 World’s Best Awards from the prestigious Travel + Leisure magazine. The award is the result of an extensive voting process by readers who rated excellence in service, quality of the destination and authenticity. With a rating of 97.5, the hotel was ranked #2 among resorts in Central America and #28 among the best 100 hotels in the world.
“It is with great elation and profound gratitude that we share this award with our guests, our human talent and our community,” said Pedro Belmar, general manager of Hotel Belmar. “We are convinced that regenerative hospitality is the ideal model to enchant and excite a new kind of traveler who looks for excellence that is in complete harmony with nature and human welfare. We reaffirm our commitment to the protection and regeneration of the environment and the development of high-quality experiences that have a positive impact for our visitors and neighbors.”
Hotel Belmar is a tourism pioneer in the Monteverde area, with a record of more than 35 years as a sustainability leader. It is globally recognized for its sustainable tourism practices and for crafting a positive model rooted in eco-friendly practices and innovation to elevate the guest experience and establish partnerships with the environment and the community. With its innovative, one-of-a-kind programs, which include Restaurante Celajes, SAVIA, Finca Madre Tierra and Cervecería Belmar, Hotel Belmar transforms every element of its hospitality to educate and inspire deep connections with nature and culture.
Restaurante Celajes is the main culinary offering within the farm-to-table and garden-to-glass cocktail experiences that distinguish Hotel Belmar where each dish is unique and incorporates fresh ingredients from the on-site garden or artisanal products from Finca Madre Tierra. Featuring amazing views from the mountains to the Gulf of Nicoya and picture-perfect sunsets, Restaurante Celajes provides a refined and calm environment to surprise every palate.
SAVIA is a project featuring multisensory hiking experiences that are dynamic and include hanging bridges, hammocks, zip lines and rappelling all within the Monteverde cloud forest. The expedition promotes the use of scientific research tools, special culinary offerings, and innovative Curiosity and Chill Pods to awaken the senses that unite humans with nature.
Finca Madre Tierra is an authentic example of the agricultural legacy of Costa Rica, highlighting sustainable practices to ensure a healthy production rich in nutrition, flavor, aroma and color. Vegetables, herbs, free range eggs and artisanal cheeses are all cultivated and produced on site. While visiting Finca Madre Tierra, Hotel Belmar guests can learn the value of circular agriculture and its positive impact on human welfare and the planet. In addition, guests can appreciate where Hotel Belmar sources the ingredients and products used in its menus while also enjoying a horseback riding experience in the mountains.
Cervecería Belmar is a welcoming space to enjoy artisanal ales made using the best quality ingredients, including water from the property’s spring in the cloud forest. Surrounded by the forest and located by a natural spring water lake, the taproom and beer garden are relaxing places to enjoy and share.