Montezuma on the Nicoya Peninsular in Costa Rica, is around 15km away from popular Santa Teresa but feels like worlds apart. Montezuma is known for two things, beautiful beaches and waterfalls. But yet, it doesn’t draw in as many tourists as you’d expect. In fact, it’s delightfully quiet and all round just delightful. Montezuma also wonderful places to stay. Read on to find out about the 5 best hostels to stay in Montezuma, Costa Rica.
Best hostels in Montezuma: Luminosa Montezuma Hostel
Luminosa Montezuma Hostel is one of the cheapest places to stay in the area. But despite being inexpensive it has very good reviews. Around 10 minutes walk from the centre of Montezuma, where the bars and restaurants can be found, yet only a short walk to the waterfall.
The other amazing thing about this hostel are the incredible sea views. In this hostel, you can wake up and see the ocean before you’ve even had your first coffee. The hammocks in the garden also mean that you could just lie back and watch the ocean all day! Dreamy.
Budget: $15 per night for a dorm bed on Booking.com
Best for: Backpackers and beach lovers
Best hotels in Montezuma: Casitas Sollevante
Castias Sollevante is a stunning hotel with ocean views from the property. With a swimming pool, cocktail bar and yoga, there is plenty to keep you entertained at this property.
The other reason that this is a great place to stay in Montezuma is that you can book a one or two bedroom villa. This would make a wonderful base for a few days, or even a week, from which to explore further around the Nicoya peninsular.
Budget: For around $140 you can book an ocean view room for two on Booking.com
Best For: Romantic couples who want to wake up to watch the sunset together
Best hotels in Montezuma: Howler Monkey Hotel
How about a beach front bungalow? That’s what you can find at Howler Monkey Hotel. If you want the sound of the ocean as you sleep, the spirit of the jungle surrounding you and the occasional monkey walking through – this one is for you.
Although the accommodation is basic, it’s difficult to beat a beach front bungalow. This is why Howler Monkey Hotel is one of the best places to stay in Montezuma.
Budget: Rates of $60 per night for two people on Booking.com
Best for: Anyone in search of Pura Vida
Best tree house in Montezuma: Sacred Geome Tree House
A couple of miles from the beach in Montezuma, you can find the exclusive and alluring Sacred Geome Tree House. During our visit to Costa Rica, we stayed here and it was one of the highlights of our trip.
This stunning tree house is so unique, there is really nothing quite like it. Not only do you sleep in the open air, but you are joined by howler monkeys and other animals as you lie under the canopy of stars. Despite being a tree house, this place is kitted out with a nice lounge area and well equipped kitchen. As soon as you climb the stairs and arrive in the tree house, you will not want to come back down!
Budget: This property is listed on Airbnb for rates of around $80 per night here.
Best for: Nature lovers
Best Hotels in Montezuma: Sunshine Sanctuary Boutique Jungle Lodge
Sunshine Sanctuary Boutique is an unusual place to stay in Montezuma with an ideal location. The hotel is around 1 mile from Montezuma waterfall, and only 500 yards from the beachfront.
Why is this a great place to stay? Well, aside from being super close to the beach, this hotel is also nestled nicely in the jungle. Meaning you can hear and see animals direct from your bedroom. There are also some great activities here, with yoga and hiking on offer.
Budget: Booking.com has rates of between $120 and $150 for two per night here.
Best for: Adventurous couples of solo travellers
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