My boyfriend and I traveled around Costa Rica for three weeks. One of my favorite spots is Montezuma. It is a lovely town located at the Pacific Ocean.
TRAVEL TO MONTEZUMA – COSTA RICA
From the airport to Montezuma
- BUSfrom San Jose to Puntarenas (it takes about 2 hours and it costs £3.4/3 €/$4.9)
- FERRYfrom Puntarenas to Panquera (it takes about 1 hour and 40 minutes and it costs £1.2/1.5 €/$1.7)
- BUSfrom Panquera to Montezuma (it lasts around 1 hours and it costs £1.6/2€/$2.3)
Once we arrived in Montezuma we looked for a place to stay. Because we didn’t book a hostel in advance, there was hardly anything to find. Most of the hostels were booked out… But after the day relaxing at the beach, we found a great hostel – Luz en el Cielo Eco B&B/ Hostel – with our private cabin. We had to spend a little more money as we planned though.
Prices from: £48.6/61.5€/$70 per night per room in private cabin.
The next morning the hostel owner recommended us to visit a waterfall nearby. So we did. We walked through the jungle until we could hear the water running. And we were stunned as we reached it, because in front of us there was a three-stage waterfall! We enjoyed the cold water in the heat of the sun.
But we didn’t rest for long. We wanted to reach the next stage of the waterfall and so we hiked up the rocks. On top of the first waterfall there was another one. And because it was a little bit hidden, there were not many people beside us. After swinging with a rope into the water and relaxing some more we went all the way up to the very top. We followed the river until we returned to Montezuma.
Now we were hungry and had a tasty meal at a family owned restaurant (many restaurants here are small and family owned). My boyfriend ate the typical Costa Rican meal with rice, black beans, eggs and fried bananas. I had a Nacho salad with lots of Guacamole, tomatoes and cheese plus some fresh watermelon juicy.
Prices in average: £3.2 to £15.8/4€ to 20€/$4.6 to $22.8
Suggestions: Playa de los Artistas, Cocolores and Puggo’s
Since we spent that much money for a room the first night, we decided to sleep at the beach the second night. With an improvised camp we made it through the night and were the witnesses of the most beautiful sunrise I have ever seen. We took a long walk along the beach and had to say good bye to the beautiful and peaceful town Montezuma.
Montezuma is a small place worth for its nature and beautiful landscapes. Visiting wise that is all there is to do but it is totally worth it. It is a peaceful place where you get in real contact with nature.