Our lively Restaurante Celajes features splendid balconies overlooking the Pacific Ocean and offers inventive farm to table dishes, created by our chef Jose Pablo Gonzalez and served by our warm and friendly staff.
We use only the freshest ingredients grown on the hotel’s organic garden or on the Belmar family farm, Madre Tierra to create simple, balanced Costa Rican inspired cuisine.
Celajes is open for breakfast from 6:30 am to 10 am, lunch from 12 pm to 3 pm, and dinner from 6pm until 8:30 pm, with a reduced bar menu between lunch and dinner. Reservations are suggested for dinner.
Breakfasts in the restaurant veranda have become one of the most beloved parts of the Belmar experience. Our newly created a la carte breakfast menu features a variety of farm to table options using the best fresh ingredients from our garden as well as fresh cheese, organic coffee, free range eggs and bacon from our farm. This is truly the best way to start your day in the cloud forest. We also hold occasional Sunday Brunch with Live Music, inquire for more information during your stay!
Our onsite garden organically produces most foods needed for a complete nutritious diet, such as kale, broccoli, arugula, radish, celery, lettuce, green pepper, tomato, oregano, basil, tarragon, parsley, coriander, aloe, and lavender, sunflower seeds, and many more! In order to maximize natural growth benefits we use the Biointensive method, which consists of growing many plants in a reduced amount of space creating an environment that naturally protects plants from pests and moisture and nutrient loss.
We offer complimentary tours daily, and we welcome guests to take a self guided stroll through our garden and see first hand what goes on your plate!
Madre Tierra Farm
The majority of produce used in our restaurant is grown locally on the Belmar family farm, known as Madre Tierra. Here we harvest our own shade grown coffee beans, produce different tyes of fresh artisan cheese, and collect eggs from free-range hens. We cultivate all seasonal ingredients, such as avocado, guava, rose apples, yucca flowers, and mozote, as well as regional fruits and vegetables including malanga, tiquisque, bananas, and plantains.
To ensure that all of our dishes are prepared with fresh and healthy ingredients, all crops are grown harmoniously and according to season. Additionally, we use only organic fertilizer and we do not take part in the industrial practice of monoculture, nor the use of harmful pesticides. Madre Tierra is located 20 minutes away from the hotel. Inquire about our integrated horseback tours of the property.
Cervezas Artesanales Belmar was founded in 2014 and makes a variety of artisanal ales made using the best quality ingredients, including water from our spring in the cloud forest.
Our brewery has become an integral part of our thriving restaurant, drawing beer lovers from across the country. Look for our Aurorae Pale Ale, Dos Mares IPA or our Nubosa Stout, as well as our seasonal ales.
Breakfast in bed
Enjoy the world’s best coffee, freshly squeezed orange juice, and your choice from our a la carte breakfast menu in the privacy of your room. Served on your terrace, by your hot tub, or in bed.
Take your lunch on your hike to the cloud forest, to one of the lovely rivers in the area, or to any of the other wonderful natural sites in Monteverde. We will prepare a basket with your choice from our lunch menu including wine, beverages, and dessert.
Enjoy a private dinner prepared by our chef especially for you. Savor your meal under the stars on your own terrace or in a private area of our Tea Room. The meal consists of custom-prepared courses, house wine, and your own personal waiter to tend to your every need. Please reserve at least 24 hours in advance.
Celajes Restaurant also offers room service from 12 pm to 9 pm, as well as our Juice Bar menu available from 10am to 6pm.
Our Celajes Lounge Bar is open from noon until 10 pm daily and specializes in craft beverages, offering signature garden to glass cocktails prepared with fresh, organic, and seasonal ingredients, many of which come straight from the garden, as well as craft beers brewed on site.
Tico Time (offered every day for sunset between 4:30 pm and 5:30 pm in the Celajes Lounge) features an assortment of Costarican “bocas” (the Tico word for tapas), complimentary with house cocktails or our craft beer, as well as specials on house beer and wine.