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Experience the Pure Life of the Nicoya Peninsula in Puntarenas, Costa Rica
asa Montezuma is located 3 kilometers south of the town of Montezuma and 300 meters from the Gulf of Nicoya in the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, tucked away in a serene grove of lush vegetation, part of a natural wildlife corridor. The area is well-known as a longevity and ecotourism hotspot. It is 5 kilometers north of Cabo Blanco Absolute Nature Reserve, Costa Rica's first natural reserve.
This lovely three-story hardwood house is surrounded by tropical beauty, in the midst of what could be called a nature park. Monkeys, coatimundis, agoutis and anteaters often scamper through the 2 acre grounds, while toucans, parrots and eagles glide by overhead. Amazing butterflies feed on the exotic flora. All this, yet only 300m from the beach!
The outstanding architectural design offers two stories of living space and an observation deck on the third level. The observation deck is the place to enjoy your morning coffee as you watch the tropical animals and birds in the surrounding tree canopy.
The house sleeps up to six adults quite comfortably, with three bedrooms and three bathrooms. There is an outside shower for rinsing off after the beach as well as an inside shower with hot water. Each floor has an open area to sit and enjoy the tropical trees and flowers. You'll feel the stress melt away as you listen to the peaceful sound of the stream that runs by the house.
The wonderful layout of windows and doors offer great views and all are screened to invite in the fresh ocean breeze. Water is provided by a spring-fed well: pure enough to bottle and sell! A storeroom (bodega) offers a place to keep things locked up.
Casa Montezuma includes free wireless broadband internet and SkyTV satellite television with HBO movie channels, as well as weekly cleaning service and two bicycles.
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Welcome to the jungle and all of the wonderful creatures attendant to it! On our recent visit we saw a troop of white faced capuchin monkeys and a troop of howlers crossing the canopy in plain view. We had daily visits with the aguati, which seemed quite tame, spotted toucans, hummingbirds and Mott motts! We loved cooking in the kitchen and hanging out on the patio. We picked starfruit (yes there is a tree on the property, along with banana and coconut trees). We got to feed the pet pig “Chu Chu” certain food scraps. Aside from the natural beauty of the location (within a short walk to the beach BTW), we deeply appreciated the care and attention we received from Tito. I admit I was a little nervous about being in such a wild place, but he was very reassuring and answered all my (somewhat paranoid?) questions, even after we left the property to travel to Santa Theresa. He was very kind and anything we needed he promptly provided. The owner Donna, although not on site, always responded promptly to my emails right from my initial inquiry. If you’ve never been to the jungle, want to do it safety and in a beautiful location, do it here!
Where to start? All of the listed amenities are true and accurate and the extras like included bicycles and a local cell phone are absolutely invaluable assets for an awesome vacation. The house itself is amazing! The photos don't do it justice. It stays cool from shade during the hot days and has tons of space. At one point we had 5 people staying and it never felt crowded. The grounds and beautifully manicured and there is even a starfruit tree you can eat from. There is clean water and the place is so well maintained. The weekly house cleaning is so nice and our hosts even replaced a blender late in our stay when it had a glitch. The location is really ideal as you get to be halfway between the two local towns of Montezuma and Cabuya and the house is like a 2 minute walk to the beach, and the walks contain incredible animal sightings nearly every time as an added perk. The hosts(Donna and Tito) and simply wonderful. We had the good fortune of staying at CasaMontezuma for a month and for the entire time from arrival to departure they were more than could be reasonably hoped for. Both are endlessly helpful and informative, and friendly and entertaining as well. Several times during our stay Donna gave us rides and assisted with day trip plans and arrangements that would have otherwise been less successful. I have stayed in Costa Rica before in rental houses with other close by owner/caretakers and these guys are really the best. Also, last but not least, aside from all the wild animals around there also are two awe inspiring dogs and a very charming pig who live with Donna and Tito and these 3 make for unforgettable ambassadors to CasaMontezuma. Book with confidence!!!!
For the nature lover, Casa Montezuma is perfect. It is neat, clean and accommodating. The full kitchen is excellent. The bedrooms are cozy. The management is attentive and takes excellent care of its guests' needs. The whole place is so peaceful! And it's just a short walk to the beach. Monkeys, coatis, raccoons, etc., roam throughout the grounds as if they own the place. Maybe they do! I would highly recommend Casa Montezuma to anyone who wishes to have a memorable and positive experience in Costa Rica!
About the Nicoya Peninsula
The Nicoya Peninsula is located on the west coast of Costa Rica, with the Pacific Ocean on its west side and the Gulf of Nicoya to the east. The northern part is part of the Guanacaste province and the south-southeast belongs to the Puntarenas province. The Cóbano district is located on the southern tip, belonging to the Puntarenas province.
The Cóbano district includes the town of Cóbano, which is basically the business and commerce center of the area. This district includes several famous beaches such as Montezuma, Mal Pais, Santa Teresa, Manzanillo and Cabuya. Other nearby points of interest include Playa Tambor and Curú Nature Reserve.
The Cabo Blanco Absolute Nature Reserve is located at the southernmost tip of the peninsula. This is Costa Rica's original absolute nature reserve. It is a thriving expanse of secondary growth dry tropical forest framed by gorgeous beaches. The town of Cabuya, just north of the reserve, features an island that serves as the town's cemetery.
The town of Montezuma is located a few kilometers north of Cabuya. This town has become a famous ecotourism destination because of its wonderful natural setting and the bohemian ambiance provided by the town's artisans and colorful inhabitants. Its restaurants and nightlife have become very popular all over the world.
The Pacific Ocean coastline of the peninsula features world-famous surf year-round. This includes the beaches of Mal Pais, Santa Teresa and Manzanillo. The area has also become famous for its nightlife and culturally diverse ambiance. There is a wide variety of gastronomic choices to explore and plenty of options for a refreshing beverage as the sun sets over the Pacific.
The Nicoya Peninsula has been identified by Quest Network as one of the Blue Zones in the world; its people often live rich and happy lives well into their nineties and sometimes even beyond.
Local Montezuma attractions include tours to several nearby nature reserves, vehicle and sports gear rentals including bicycles, motorcyles, automobiles, and 4x4 vehicles, surfing, kayaking, scuba diving, sportfishing, yoga, horseback riding and much more to fill your vacation with adventure and fun!Click here to read more about Montezuma…
Casa Montezuma is committed to the preservation of the environment and the protection of the Nicoya Peninsula’s biodiversity and peaceful culture. Our installations are designed to provide optimal harmony with our natural surroundings and to be as energy-efficient as possible. During your visit to Costa Rica, please support the Costa Rica National Parks system by visiting them. Your entrance fees help continue the successful effort to preserve the rainforest World Heritage and you will experience some of the world’s most pristine natural wonders.