Travel Partners

Nature Air

Book a Nature Air flight in to Golfito


Regional Airlines

Fly to/from Golfito on either Nature Air or Sansa Airlines. Both fly from the Juan SantaMaria International Airport area to Golfito.

Private Shuttle

Costa Rica Drivers has a network of drivers that covers the entire country. This company is most familiar with travel to/from Finca Bellavista, most of their drivers are bilingual, and they are consistent and reliable for visitors traveling to Finca Bellavista.


Ticabus provides bus service and connects capital cities in Central America, including Panama, Costa Rica, and Nicaragua. Tracopa provides bus service between David, Panama and San Jose, Costa Rica, and to the Southern Zone from San Jose.

Taxi Services

Our recommendations for regional Taxi services.


Finca Bellavista is a proud member of Adventure Hotels of Costa Rica, a non-profit association of small, eco-friendly lodging options strategically located throughout Costa Rica. Request a 10% discount  by  mentioning AHCR at the time of booking.

The below recommendations are broken down by area. Most of these lodging recommendations are either owned locally or are owner-operated. Please support a more sustainable tourism economy by supporting  local businesses!

Juan SantaMaria International Airport

Adventure Inn is a convenient, lively stop by the airport, with shuttle and breakfast included. Restaurant, pool, free international calls, and concierge make this a carefree spot for newcomers to Costa Rica. Book directly via the link above and save 10% on lodging.

Terrazas de Golf is 5 minutes from the airport, on the Cariari Golf Course. Dona Cecilia’s hospitality is top notch, breakfast and shuttle to/from the airport is included. (Mention Finca Bellavista at booking and receive a 10% discount.

Hotel Brilla Sol is an affordable, pet-friendly, convenient place to stay for flying in/out of Juan Santamaria International Airport. There is a pool, and a small restaurant on site. (Mention Finca Bellavista at booking and receive a 10% discount.)


Tierra Magica is a cozy bed and breakfast. Your host Barbara will take good care of you! (Mention Finca Bellavista at booking to receive a 10% discount.)


Colours Oasis Resort is a gay-friendly, lively boutique hotel in the Rohrmohser area of San Jose. This hotel is close to the U.S. Embassy and the Pavas regional airport, and has a festive yet relaxed atmosphere.


Encantada Ocean Cottages is a lovely place to stay en route to Finca Bellavista from San Jose. Located right on Esterillos Este beach with a pool and restaurant, this is a convenient & peaceful beach location to relax. (Mention Finca Bellavista at time of booking and receive a 10% discount.)

Pelican Hotel is a lively beachfront spot with a bar, restaurant & pool right in Esterillos Este. (Mention Finca Bellavista at time of booking and receive a 10% discount.)

Manuel Antonio

Mango Moon Intimate Boutique Hotel is in a great area of Manuel Antonio with views, a trail to a quiet beach, and is within walking distance to lots of fun restaurants and bars.

For luxury rentals in and around Manuel Antonio, 2Costa Rica Real Estate has great options for a splurge.

Costa Ballena (Dominical/Uvita)

Cuna del Angel is a darling and well-serviced hotel in the Costa Ballena area, with an amazing on-site restaurant and spa.

Costa Paraiso is a wonderful spot to relax by the ocean, go in-shore or off-shore fishing, or walk down to Dominicalito for a surf session.

La Cusinga Rainforest Coast Lodge is an epic perch on the Pacific Ocean with a private trail to one of the prettiest beaches in all of Costa Rica.

The Flutterby House is a lively and fun hostel in Uvita that is walking distance to the Marina Ballena National Park. This is a backpacker favorite and their restaurant is great.

Roca Verde is a great place to be right on the beach and away from the noise of Dominical, but close enough to enjoy the surf.

Puerto Jimenez

Agua Dulce  is a beachfront paradise close enough to bike in to Puerto Jimenez, yet far removed from the hubbub of town. Right on Playa Preciosa, with a pool and restaurant on site, and a volleyball court to enjoy the sand.

Cabinas Jimenez is a tidy and convenient location to hang out right in Puerto Jimenez.


Blue Osa is on a gorgeous stretch of beachfront property in Playa Tamales. This hideaway is 8 kilometers south of Matapalo, and offers a quiet and relaxing location to perfect your yoga.


Luna Lodge is a yoga retreat with epic views and wildlife located near Corcovado National Park.

Piedras Blancas National Park/Golfo Dulce

Saladero Eco Lodge is a mellow spot on the Golfo Dulce that is perfect for kayakers, birdwatchers, and wildlife enthusiasts looking to get away from it all.

Esquinas Rainforest Lodge is the closest lodge to Finca Bellavista, and is a world-renowned birdwatching and wildlife observation area. This lodge is the land gateway to Piedras Blancas National Park.


Pavones Best Rentals has villas and cozy houses to rent in the Zancudo/Pavones/Pilon area of Costa Rica.


Coloso Del Mar is the ultimate cozy spot to relax at the beach. These beachfront cabinas are right in front of the Zancudo surf break, and there’s a delicious on-site restaurant.

Sol y Mar is a great spot to soak in the laid-back vibe of beach life. The on-site restaurant is delicious, and sometimes has live music and horseshoe or volleyball games.


Mar y Luna is a nice little hotel and a delicious and lively full-service restaurant right on the water in Golfito. Soak in some local flavor!

Hostal del Mar is Golfito’s only hostel, and it’s right on the water. This peaceful spot is a great place to hang your hat for a few days on a budget.

Tierra Mar Land Sea Services has a great collection of private homes that are well-kept and cozy.