Montezuma, get lost to find piece with Mother Nature

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.

river into the ocean

TRAVEL TO MONTEZUMA – COSTA RICA

  1. AIRPLANEto San Jose Airport (airlines such as American Airlines or Lufthansa flight there)

From the airport to Montezuma

  1. BUSfrom San Jose to Puntarenas (it takes about 2 hours and it costs £3.4/3 €/$4.9)
  2. FERRYfrom Puntarenas to Panquera (it takes about 1 hour and 40 minutes and it costs £1.2/1.5 €/$1.7)
  3. BUSfrom Panquera to Montezuma (it lasts around 1 hours and it costs £1.6/2€/$2.3)

Ferry

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.

LUZ EN EL CIELO ECO B&B/ HOSTEL

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.

Waterfall

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.
lizard

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.

MONTEZUMA RESTAURANTS

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

food

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.

sunrise

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.

beachWith a stunning speedboat ride over the Pacific Ocean we reached our next destination. It was the perfect start of our Trip through Costa Rica.

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Montezuma, Costa Rica – take a note

Montezuma is a town in Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica located in the south of Cóbano – the district that it belongs to and where most services are at. It started as a remote fishing village and has gained popularity since the 1980s among tourists on a budget.

map costa rica

The town features a mix of local residents as well as foreign who come for the beaches, rivers, and beautiful waterfalls that can be found surrounding the village. Montezuma has well-known healing arts and yoga communities and is known by filmmakers and artists from across the world for the annual Costa Rica International Film Festival in May.

beach

The center of Montezuma consists almost entirely of accommodations, restaurants, and souvenir shops. There is no bank and no post office in Montezuma (although there is an automated teller machine that works at certain times when there is not a huge crowd in town).

“One of my favorite spots is Montezume. It is a lovely town located at the Pacific Ocean where you get an amazing experience of pure contact with mother nature. It makes you feel peaceful and grateful. Unforgettable.”

Leonie Leandra

Country: Costa Rica

Country’s capital: San Jose

Official language: Spanish

Currency: Costa Rican colón (1€ = 598 CRC; $1 = 534; 1£ = 760 CRC)

Population:  7494 inhabitants

Total area: 316.61 km²