Top 12 Airbnbs In Montezuma, Costa Rica - Updated 2023

Maria Cristina
Maria Cristina 
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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. This paradise offers many things to do. 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 its history and a variety of wildlife. Several Montezuma vacation rentals will provide you rustic shelter during your stay. Scroll down below for a list of the top Airbnbs in Montezuma, Costa Rica.

1. Zumaloft Master Suite (from USD 40)

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 hot tub. 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.

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Montezuma, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
42.2 km (26.3 mi) from El Faro de Puntarenas
347 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire loft 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the apartments was open air and beautiful
really nice place to stay we enjoyed the nature the light and the pools
the amenities are excellent bbq jacuzzi pool wifi and the kitchen was perfect
brocken things here and there like swimming pool deck towels hanger
the jacuzzi and swimming pool were definitely a plus
it is very clean and quiet
great stay space was clean and fully equipped for cooking
the house was very spacious had a great bath tub outside the pool was very nice
great stay and very nice host
the host gave us plenty of great local recommendations too
when you arrive you are greeted by a very nice staff who makes you stay wonderful
she was amazing and very helpful whenever we needed something however she does not speak english
our host was always very responsive and helpful to our inquiries
great location not too far from town but things to do in a few day visit
a beautiful place to go with your partner is really close to a convenience stores and the beach
about a 5 minute drive from town zumaloft offers a beautiful spot to be a bit closer to nature
a great place to stay and a short drive to town
great location great place with lots of perks and great hospiality
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2. Beautiful little house (from USD 90)

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.

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Montezuma, Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica
43.99 km (27.4 mi) from El Faro de Puntarenas
134 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire bungalow 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
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all while we enjoyed our morning coffee and breakfast patricia and simon were incredibly gracious
the house itself is immaculate and everything was perfectly planned out (outlets kitchen supplies trash compost etc
the bungalow is awesome very comfortable it has a full equipped kitchen and it is surrounded by nature
it was spotlessly clean and well equipped
it was safe spotless and comfortable
the bungalow is absolutely gorgeous so clean & perfectly designed for all you need
the bungalow is fantastic it is so clean and beautiful plus the property is so lush and very private
the home was very clean with beautiful architecture and amazing decor
we miss this place and our lovely host already
patricia and simon are lovely people and wonderful hosts
patricia and simon are great hosts truly caring for their guests
they were helpful with providing recommendations extra help and were always nearby should we need anything
patricia and simon are great hosts and make sure you have everything you need
the location is close to all attractions of the area but tucked away on a beautiful private property
if you’re looking for something private peaceful but still close to the beach you’ll find this place perfect
a little outside of town (a nice walk during the day
the beach is just a few minutes walk away and the natural park in nearby within 3 km
we highly recommend this place to whose who appreciate the slow pace of life
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3. Private paradise in Montezuma (from USD 75)

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.

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Montezuma, Costa Rica
41.57 km (25.9 mi) from El Faro de Puntarenas
157 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire cabin 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we loved michele and julia' s cabina and outdoor kitchen
the private premises are as shown on pictures very comfortable and definitely private
the pool was great the kitchen was great the sleeping space was great
life at montezuma crew was totally relaxed and comfortable - la pura vida
lovely room exactly as described
cabin was clean and nicely decorated
all linens were clean and comfortable
the house is neat and clean
must be comfortable with wildlife the space was clean and well decorated
room is comfortable clean and looks out onto a jungle wildlife corridor
friendly host with spot on food recommendations
michele was an amazing host with such a joyful kind energy
michele ist a very nice host
michele is a great host knowledgeable of the area and local tips
michele was a great host and we would definitely stay again
the location is ideal- peaceful private and quiet but still very close to montezuma
michele's place is truely a paradise
this place is great we had a private cabin with a pool close to the jungle
michele’s place was unique and a fantastic place to sit by the pool and see wildlife
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4. Jungle Canopy Bungalow (from USD 93)

This jungle rental home 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.

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Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica
42.5 km (26.5 mi) from El Faro de Puntarenas
299 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 2 Beds 4 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

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Amenities & Room:
there was no a/c but the ceiling fan worked well
the shower the view were amazing
also delicious coffee in the room
room has a beautiful view and is spacious and comfortable
while there was no air con we were kept cool by two huge ceiling fans
the cabin is really beautiful really clean and with nice materials
the property itself is well built clean and comfortable
very clean nice and quiet with an amazing view
the bungalow was very clean an amazing location and the place had great design touches
the views were amazing the bungalo was spotless and the privacy was 2nd to none
the host was extremely accommodating provided us with great advice and always responded quickly
the host was always quit to respond and directions was straightforward and easy to follow
bailey is a wonderful host who gave us the best recommendations
bailey was a perfect host
bailey was awesome and really helpful
montezuma is a very cute small beach town that is close to many attractions
would highly recommend this location
this is the most magical place - beautiful location great gym the best pups and close to everything
loved this place location is a short drive (3 mins down a hill) from everything you need
loved the location of this place just up the road from town
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5. Casita Amanecer with ocean view (from USD 50)

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.

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Montezuma, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
43.09 km (26.8 mi) from El Faro de Puntarenas
157 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 2

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Amenities & Room:
the view is terrific and the kitchen is very well provisioned
that balcony and its view and how comfortable you feel in it makes that whole experience a lovely one
the house was lovely with a great view and big kitchen
the place is well-located with stunning views and super cozy
check in was super easy wifi worked great bed was super comfy
very nice clean and big space
everything was clean and in working order
the place was clean and very simple
cozy and clean space
the house was clean and fully equipped
katrien and eduard were really nice hosts
the hosts are very kind and helpful
katrien and eduard were great hosts
we loved our stay there and the host was very nice
it was great katrien is a great host
great location nice private apartment close to everything
close to magnificent walking trails
the location was perfect
and the location is absolutely perfect
great location right in montezuma but a bit back away from the hustle and bustle
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6. Shared dorm room (from USD 27)

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.

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Montezuma, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
42.8 km (26.6 mi) from El Faro de Puntarenas
117 reviews   Wifi Available
Room in nature lodge 12 Beds 6 Guests 1 Bedroom 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

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had a really great wifi connection and plenty of electric charging points
awesome breakfast and coffee
delicious local traditional breakfast with coffee included and hot showers which are hard to come by in montezuma
we greatly enjoyed breakfast and the coffee was quite amazing my husband is still raving about it
such a delicious breakfast - more then expected great kitchen and communal lounge space
very clean and upkept as well
everything eas very clean
nice hostel clean and comfortable
nice hostel clean friendly stuff
very clean and everyone is very nice and helpful
the staff was wonderful
the staff was also very helpful and friendly
he was curtious efficient helpful & spoke excellent english
the staff were all so friendly and helpful
staff were super helpful and welcoming
the location was good and safe
great location - up the hill from town but still a quick walk to everything
the place was very relaxing and located close enough to town to walk
the location is wonderful if you don't have a car
i spent a very good time in sol y luna it's located only 3 minutes walking to the centre
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7. Pleasant home surrounded by a jungle (from USD 31)

Indulge in a change of scenery and book this jungle house for two. Aside from being surrounded by lush plants and trees, the beach is only five minutes away from this home. If you just want to look at the sea without stepping out, you can stay on the private balcony. Amenities here include a kitchen equipped with a stove, an oven, a coffee maker, and other cooking necessities. Live in comfort while having a unique vacation.

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Montezuma, Provincia de Puntarenas, Costa Rica
43.01 km (26.8 mi) from El Faro de Puntarenas
237 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 2 Beds 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 2

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we enjoyed watching the beautiful colours of the sunrise while sitting in bed
very spacious and comfortable with many kitchen amenities
it was clean and definitely met our needs
the bathroom is spacious and clean
the house was spacious airy safe clean and quiet
a spotless airy space with outside sitting which we really enjoyed
she was very kind but helpful
great host would definitely go back
she was very responsive and helpful
i highly recommend the place and host
amazing place with an amazing host
the location for this property is ideal
caroline's place has a fantastic location only a short walk from the montezuma bus stop
wonderful place the perfect distance from town
a delightful central and yet secluded place
great place to stay very close to the main part of town and walking distance to the beach
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8. Casa Colibri (from USD 55)

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.

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Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica
42.66 km (26.6 mi) from El Faro de Puntarenas
48 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire bungalow 2 Beds 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

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Amenities & Room:
the air conditioning is super
air conditioning and a hot shower was also a huge bonus
hot water wifi and very well stocked kitchen
fantastic little cabin nice and secluded cute kitchen opening onto balcony with all the amenities
the kitchen amenities were great we used them the whole time
clean and presentable
the bungalow was very clean and everything worked great
the bedroom was tidy and clean
it is a beautiful quiet home and it was very clean
it's quiet clean very comfortable space very convenient to montezuma
our host was super kind helpful and sweet
the hosts were very friendly and helpful
the hosts are incredibly nice
the hosts are lovely people who were proud to show us their home
geraldo was really helpful throughout our stay
we loved this place it’s located in a beautiful garden
this place is great if looking for something close to the action but want your own privacy
it is close to the main house but is surrounded by beautiful trees and flowers
i just loved the close proximity to national parks/preserves (esp
nice place well located and host with very good communication
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9. Colibri Cottage (from USD 108)

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.

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Montezuma, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
44.12 km (27.5 mi) from El Faro de Puntarenas
400 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Treehouse 1 Bed 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

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Amenities & Room:
amazing views from the balcony and fun outdoor shower
we enjoyed breakfast on the balcony every morning
enjoyed the outdoor shower and open sleeping space
the pool and balcony provide great views of the ocean and surrounding forest
i loved that the shower was outside and the views were absolutely spectacular
wonderful to come back to clean sheets and swept floor
the cabin was really clean and very weil equipped
the place is clean and beautiful the outdoor shower was amazing santiago was a pleasure and very helpful
the cabin was clean and welcoming the perfect size for 2
the home was clean and had a very nice view
peter and rocio were excellent hosts and responded quickly to every message we sent
easily the most gracious hosts we've ever had
thank you peter and rico for being absolutely fantastic hosts
great spot great hosts
amazing hosts warm welcome and goodbye
it was perfect location for the 2 of us
montezuma falls are also very close highly recommend
the place is gorgeous you will need transportation to get to and from town
amazing place its literally a piece of heaven on earth
what a fantastic place to stay
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10. Casacolores one-bedroom house

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.

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Montezuma, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
42.72 km (26.6 mi) from El Faro de Puntarenas
172 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire cottage 2 Beds 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

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the cabina itself is clean and well-designed with all of the kitchen amenities you might need
the space was beautiful as described and super comfortable
super easy check in and the daily free coffee by the pool is a nice touch
the a/c worked great in the bedroom and plenty of hot water
the place has all you need - strong ac great water pressure small kitchen and comfortable bed
everything was very clean
clean nice and cozy
they cleaned our place every day which was very nice
all is very clean and safe place
our place was kept clean daily and was very comfortable
lovely place and attentive hosts
the hosts are so kind and hospitable
the hospitality was great and the hosts were always on hand if you needed anything
the owners are incredibly nice and helpful
lovely cabana lovely pool lovely owners beautiful grounds
beautiful location and still so close to town
the location was perfect
very family friendly location
catrine and gruban are stewards of a wonderful corner of paradise
it is very close to the montezuma area and we felt very safe
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11. Open and spacious loft (from USD 113)

Enjoy a relaxing getaway by yourself or with your partner in this expansive loft. With plain walls and wooden flooring, this home away from home offers guests a relaxing stay. Here, you will find a double bed, a sofa, and even a hammock where you can relax. Making simple meals is possible with the use of a toaster, a blender, and a coffee maker. However, for the real deal, you can just head downstairs to try some mouthwatering pizza at Pizzeria Chelo.

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Montezuma, Provincia de Puntarenas, Costa Rica
42.98 km (26.8 mi) from El Faro de Puntarenas
56 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

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on top you will find a smart tv beach towels a bluetooth speaker and two perfectly working acs
big clean and stylish space
everything felt clean new and throughly chosen
clean and beautiful space above the pizzeria we had a great stay
it is a large open space and we found it to be very clean and well equipped
our host was super friendly and welcoming and reacted quickly when we texted her
carla was very responsive and polite to any questions we had thank you
i mostly corresponded with his co-host his mom carla who was very responsive
great stay in a beautiful location
particularly great if you don't have a vehicle as its walking distance to everything in montezuma
absolutely beautiful and spacious place right near the beach and everything you need
so its a very nice place very cute touches
beautiful place in the heart of montezuma convenient and great for short or long term stays
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12. Beautiful 2-storey house on the hill over Montezuma

This hilltop 2-floor home is beside the bus stop and 500 meters (.31 miles) from downtown. Capable of accommodating 4 guests, it is a great place to stay in Montezuma. 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.

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Montezuma, Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica
41.67 km (25.9 mi) from El Faro de Puntarenas
38 reviews  
Entire bungalow 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms
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great porch with good working fans rocking chair en hanging chair to chill
however russell's place is very nice with hot showers air con and all the necessary amenities
note that there’s no wifi we didn’t fully read that when we booked initially hahaha
the stay was comfortable and there is even wi-fi now though we weren't expecting it
the beds are really comfy and the patio is perfect for rainy evenings we highly recommend it :)
you can clean your home properly
my and my friends really liked this place super safe and clean really organized and easy to find
the hosts are great as well
i hope the owner will understand that a bnb should stand for something
nice variety of restaurants and the staff are wonderful
pros: • the caretaker pablo was nice and was reachable on (hidden by airbnb)
the place was clean and the care takers were respectful loving and very welcoming
nice house close to manzenillo
cabo blanco is a beautiful national park
a great house in a great location
great location the 500 m uphill walk is great for exercise not that terrible
a tranquil location little noise expect welcomed sounds of wildlife
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An exotic flavor

Though most of these Montezuma 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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