Relaxing jungle retreat
We arrived on a hot afternoon at the end of the dry season and got right into the wonderful pool which we would continue to enjoy many times over our three night stay. The rains arrived right on schedule on May 1, but there were still plenty of hours for enjoying the sunshine.
Gin, the property manager, had offered to shop for us at the Cobano Farmer's Market, on the morning of our arrival. The total purchase was $66, and we had more than enough fresh fish, eggs, fruit, and vegetables for six meals for the three of us (about $3.67 per meal). We also enjoyed a couple of meals at restaurants in Montezuma. Our favorite was Cocolores. A few people we met recommended the curried banana fish (not sure of the exact name), and it was delicious. We really enjoyed walking around Montezuma. It is even more "tranquilo" than the other parts of Costa Rica that we visited, and it felt like we had stepped back into the 60's.
The only disappointment was that the internet was not working at the house during our stay, and we had hoped to have access to it to make plans for the days following our stay there. Gin did her best to get it fixed, but it was not working by the time we left. We ended up making our plans the old-fashioned way (by telephone) and actually enjoyed our break from the internet! We went on a "Sunset Surf Safari" with Chris of montezumasurf.com and spent a beautiful afternoon at Playa Hermosa (near Mal Pais and Santa Teresa on the Pacific side of the Nicoya Peninsula). $60 per person included transportation, private surf lessons with an expert instructor, snacks, water, happy hour beverages at sunset.
We had a very relaxing and enjoyable stay at the Montezuma Pool House and Gin went way above and beyond the call of duty to ensure that all of our needs were taken care of. We would go back there again and again!
Tourists without a Car,
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children,
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