A month ago we visited the nation of Costa Rica for the next moment.
In typical DBH fashion, this time, we made certain to try and discover a different region of the nation. We were headed to the Nicoya Peninsula to spend 48 hours at Montezuma.
Montezuma is a town at the Puntarenas Province which started as a fishing village that is remote and has since gained recognition among travelers and tourists alike. It is located across 8 km south of the town of Cobano, 41 km south of Paquera and the southern tip of the Nicoya Peninsula.
Getting there is no simple job. We first landed at San Jose and ensure that you rent a 4×4 from the car rental company in Costa Rica. Vamos Rent-a-Car. Be certain you rent a 4×4. A car won’t get you all the way and we recommend driving as this can be the very perfect way to observe the nation and really immerse yourself.
Where we boarded a ferry to Puntarenas it was one hour and thirty minute drive from San Jose. This ferry will take you to 2 distinct towns. Paquera, and Naranjo. In order to make it down to Montezuma as quick as you can we made certain to take it to Paquera. The ferry ride is about an hour long and has a program. Be certain you click here in order to see the ferry program. Should you overlook this ferry, depending on the moment, you could be stuck to Montezuma which I don’t recommend, or possibly even find yourself driving at the darkness and arriving late to Paquera all the way in Puntarenas.
We took the 2:00pm ferry. The drive was astounding although tough! We drove through farms, small towns and even made friends with a horse onto a pasteur. We thank for providing us with this transportation Vamos Rent-A-Car enough. It was not that pricey compared to prices from their rivals, and a life saver.
After a little more than the hour of driving, we finally made it to our hotel Ylang Ylang Beach Resort, in Montezuma. I can’t stress enough how beautiful this hotel was. There’s no place in Montezuma still and in which you can be secluded have the ideal hospitality cash. Really five stars.
Being the only Tropical Resort situated on the beach of Montezuma, there is no place. This hidden retreat is everything you want leaving the madness of Costa Rica’s legends.
The bungalow’s below are very spacious and comfy. They come equipped with air-conditioning and hot water. Don’t overlook theres a bathtub out after coming from the beach, so you may wash off yourself!
The staff in Ylang Ylang Beach Resort was at the top of every detail and most importantly, the restaurant was so astounding. That we decided to consume in the Ylang Ylang Restaurant and we were NOT disappointed. I recommend you purchase the fish, naturally, as the fish has been caught fresh, daily.
As we now had a chance waking up in Ylang Ylang was a treat. The views are nothing short of fantastic. We urge waking up at 5:00 am to see the sunrise, In case you decide to go in March, just like we did.
After breakfast we were off to Montezuma Falls! The entry to the drops are approximately a 20 minute walk from Ylang Ylang. Be certain you grab water also to wear a fantastic pair of shoes. DO NOT WEAR FLIP FLOPS! To get to the waterfall you have to hike from the entry for approximately 10 minutes and the rocks are slick and wet. Prepare yourself this is a great spot. You can jump from the rocks.
We began getting a little hungry so we wanted to return. On the way back to town, we stopped by B-Bar, a serving hamburgers. We tried a couple diverse things here, but we definitely recommend ordering the hamburgers. And a craft beer obviously!
After our meal, we walked around town for a bit and relaxed behind the restaurants in town by the shore. As you do not have to see the sun set here, it is a great spot to regroup and organize the remainder of the night. Tons of fantastic photo opportunities too!
We had been on to this next half of the 48 hours at Montezuma. We got up early to attend a surf lesson with all the surf school Young Vision Surf School, in Montezuma this afternoon. Our manual Manuel took us along a 30 minute walking tour to the gorgeous beach”Playa Grande”.
Manuel and his team had been professional surfers. The lesson lasted about an hour and a half with a break between hydrate and break. Be certain you bring water! We forgot to bring water and made a enormous error, therefore we were left to drink from coconuts.
This ended our 48 hours at Montezuma. The town of Montezuma is a must-see! Should you find yourself in the Nicoya 14, please do not miss this place. We cant wait to return and do it all over again.
Thanks to Ylang Ylang Beach Resort and to Vamos Rent-A-Car for making this possible.
Until next time. . !
Photos by Carlos de Varona from Chromahouse.
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