The remote beach town of Montezuma was notorious for its rugged roads. Though challenging to traverse, these attracted travelers who knew that they led to virgin wild forests and beaches with alluring blue waters. Montezuma is on the farthest southern tip of Nicoya Peninsula in Costa Rica. It is accessed from Guanacaste or from the Liberia International Airport through paved and gravel roads or by riding a ferry from the Central Pacific Coast or San Jose International Airport. At the journey’s end is a town offering a mix of sand and safari adventure, ideal for family vacations and romantic holidays. It is blessed with a beach paradise surrounded by a jungle-like forest. In Plaza Montezuma, their most popular beach, you’ll find tourists bathing in pristine waters or camping under palm trees. Enjoy hiking in the Reserva Natural Absoluta Cabo Blanco, the first nature reserve of Costa Rica which showcases their history and a variety of wildlife. Several Airbnb vacation rentals will provide you rustic shelter during your stay. Select from our list below for the most exciting accommodations.
This playful tree-house on a cliff has awesome views of the beach which is just 200 meters (600 feet) away. The cabin is made from recycled antique wood parts taken from old 1920s houses. It features one bedroom with a double bed and a single bed in the common area perfect for sleeping, 3 guests. There are a small fully equipped kitchen and an outdoor shower with sea views. Lie on the hammock in the small balcony while stargazing at night or while you siesta to the sound of the waves. The house is accessed by a ladder, not ideal for elderly and small children. The caretaker and their dog live nearby. Amenities are Wi-Fi, washer for a fee, free essentials, hot water, free parking, private/shared pool, luggage dropoff, hangers, and step-free access.
"Colibri" cottage. Be one with the pacific ocean.
This jungle style bungalow seems to stand on stilts rising above trees on a canyon. Designed like a native hut but with very modern interiors, its spacious with its open layout, sliding glass doors and screened windows. The king-sized bed and a queen-size sofa bed makes it cozy for a couple or 4 guests. The kitchenette is fully equipped. The bathroom has a sink, toilet, and shower. The covered deck has a seating area with views of treetops and the sea. Amenities include Wi-Fi, free essentials, hot water, free parking, gym (in the nearby building), hangers and ceiling fans.
Jungle Canopy Bungalow at Taru Rentals
This shared dorm room, great for 4 people, is on the second floor of a Hostel on Cobano main road around 50 meters (164 feet) away from the town center. It features 2 bunk beds, screened windows, ceiling fans, and a small balcony with a hammock overlooking the jungle. Your private bathroom has a sink, toilet, and shower. The kitchen and lounge are shared areas. Amenities include Wi-Fi, hot water, free parking, free breakfast, luggage dropoff, and fire safety features. The place tends to be noisy due to howler monkeys in the area.
Shared Dorm Room | Jungle Balcony
The private family owned property is 1.5 km (.93 miles) from the town and 5 minutes from the beach. The little colorful cabin features one bedroom with a double bed and single bed that sleeps, 3 people. It has one bathroom and a small fully equipped kitchen. The tiny covered patio has a seating area and a hammock. The swimming pool is within the grounds. The hosts offer additional services like arranging your taxi transport, laundry service, and tips on how to go around town. Amenities include Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, free breakfast, free essentials, and free parking. The owner’s pets roam freely on the property.
Casacolores 1 bedroom house with A/C
This newly built blue house is on a hill surrounded by lush trees, near the bus station, the city center, and a few minutes away from the waterfalls and El Chorro. It is accessed by climbing a small flight of stairs where on the first floor is a basic kitchen and a dining table made from driftwood. The simple bathroom has a toilet and enclosed shower. The second floor has a loft style bedroom that has a double bed suitable for 2 guests, wide windows, and animal wall paintings. The small balcony has a hammock and seating area with pleasant outdoor views. Amenities are Wi-fi, cable TV, and free linens.
Casita Amanecer with ocean view
The property is in the San Jose-Montezuma area, accessible by bus, taxi, and car. The Zumaloft Master suite is a spacious bedroom with modern interiors featuring a King bed ideal for 2 guests. There are a fully equipped kitchen and a small cellar for storage. The countertop is for dining and desk space. The private bathroom has 2 sinks, glass shower, and toilet in a garden like setting. The private deck has a jacuzzi. There is a small ranch with common areas where you can grill food, lounge in a hammock or swim in the pool. Amenities include Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, cable TV, free essentials, and free parking.
Zumaloft Master Suite
The bucolic cabin sits on a hill 1 km away from Montezuma in a quiet neighborhood surrounded by wildlife. There are several other cabins in the property with enough distance between each other to ensure privacy. The owners live nearby with their pets. The cabin is an intimate space for 2 guests. Your private access is thru a stone footpath in the lush garden. It features a spacious bedroom with a double bed, cabinets, and cable TV. You can request for a floor mattress for extra sleeping space. The bathroom has a toilet, sink, shower and free essentials. The basic kitchen is fully equipped. The covered terrace has a dining area with outdoor views. The owners can organize outdoor activities for you for an additional fee. Other amenities include Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, free parking, hangers, and free linens.
This private beach house is in Puntarenas-Cobano, 30 minutes away from town. It features a garden, pool, and ranch style grill kitchen. It accommodates a couple with 1 child. The bedroom has a double bed, a toddler bed, and a bathroom complete with toilet, sink, and shower. The swimming pool is ideal for laps with a deck for sunbathing, a hammock, and dining area. The kitchen nearby is ideal for grilling and cooking meals. The owner offers a 5-night package that includes a yoga class, massage, diving course, and tips for exploring the area. Amenities include Wi-Fi, free essentials, free parking, hangers, and safety features.
Private Paradise in Montezuma
This hilltop 2 floor home is beside the bus stop and 500 meters (.31 miles) from Montezuma downtown. It accommodates 4 guests. The attic style bedroom has a queen bed and couch. Beneath the stairs is another queen bed and in the common areas is a couch for additional sleeping space.The vaulted ceiling and huge windows make it airy and spacious. One of the bathrooms has a toilet, sink, and shower while the other is a half-bath. The home features a wrap-around grilled porch on its 3 sides. A lounge, dining area and outdoor sink are in the porch area. The basic kitchen is fully equipped. Amenities include Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, ceiling fans, free essentials, hot water, Ethernet connection, stair gates, free parking, and free linens.
Beautiful 2-story house on the hill over Montezuma
The property is in a mango groove 3 minutes from the beach, 3 km (1.86 miles) from the Natural Park, and 15 minutes from town. The owners live nearby. The home is made from natural wood and cement with interiors that have an open layout, smooth pastel finished walls, and decorated with exotic wood furniture. The bedroom has a queen bed ideal for 2 guests, a fan, Wi-Fi and a safe box. There are a fully equipped kitchen and a bathroom with shower, toilet, and sink. The covered patio has a seating area, hammock, and dining area for 4. The outdoor shower and sink are behind the house. Amenities include free essentials, free parking, hangers, free linens, hair dryer, and daily free cleaning with a maximum stay of 28 days.
Beautifull little house few steps from the beach
An exotic flavor
Though most of the accommodations are located in a remote, jungle-like setting, they are not lacking in the luxuries of modern conveniences. In fact, they add an exciting exotic flavor to your vacation stay in this part of Costa Rica. Aside from being very close to the beach, you commune with the surrounding wildlife and all its species. It makes your Montezuma experience totally unique and unforgettable.
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