What to Bring




Bella Vista Mar does not have a store on-site.  Our staff will make every effort to supply forgotten items, however, we cannot guarantee that what you need will be available in the village.

Travel documents
Entry into Costa Rica requires a passport that is valid for at least 6 months beyond the date of arrival. Typically Costa Rica allows travelers to stay a maximum of 90 days. Outbound tickets must reflect this fact.


Daily Essentials
photo copies of the main page of your passport (and once you arrive, the page with the entry stamp)
Hat (for sun protection)
Swim suit and towel
raincoat or plastic poncho for the rainy season
walking shoes – closed toe if you plan to go horseback riding
insect repellent
yoga mat
hair dryer
prescription medications


In Nosara and most of Costa Rica it is possible to use the US dollar, however, it is advised to change at least some of your money into small denomination colones. Credit cards are only accepted in some of the larger hotels and restaurants. Bella Vista Mar does not accept credit cards at this time and cannot exchange money for you. There are ATM machines located in nearby Nosara.
Please plan ahead! There is a $26 (USD) exit tax at the airport upon departure. They do accept credit cards, although cash is always accepted and a great way to use up your leftover colones.


There are many people who work hard to make sure that your stay at Bella Vista Mar is pleasurable. Many of them you may not see, and tips are always appreciated. Tips provided at the time of check-out will be divided evenly among support staff.





Phone: 506.2682.5015