Living on the Osa Peninsula for 5 years, I'd never been to Montezuma and had heard great things...so....My girlfriend and another friend decided to check it out. What a fun little town! Clean...not even a cigarette butt on the street! I would highly recommend the boat tour for snorkeling and a great day hanging on an island beach! I really can't say enough good things about this little town...it's a must see and I will definitely go back!
We stayed for 3 days/2nights the end of the first week of May 2009. As far as the Hotel Luz de Mono...it was, okay. Like a few of the reviews before this we showed up with no reservations and stumbled upon Luz de Mono after looking at a few others outside of town. It's a great location...very easy walking distance to everything. Breakfast is a plus (included with the room). Fighting off the 2 Magpie birds was great entertainment...don't leave your plate for a second! The pool is big, and well maintained. A nice quick dip after breakfast and following the afternoon siesta was a plus! The grounds are well maintained...and the Howler Monkey howling at 4:30am didn't bother any of us...also, lots of iguanas and jesus christ lizards to see!
The rooms are dark...I don't know how else to describe them. I felt like I was in a cave. Colorful murals or paintings might help to brighten up these rooms. We were at the far end of a concrete building in a room with a double bed and bunk beds. As stated in another review...no safe. The beds were thin mattresses on planks...uncomfortable. When I wake up after a good night sleep I am happy and ready to go...I didn't get that good night sleep at Luz de Mono. No AC but decent screens to keep out the bugs. The staff at check in/out, and at breakfast were...ambivalent at best and certainly not smiling...they didn't even try to appear happy to see us or engage us in any conversation. (in any language) I would equate the overall experience as...blah. Price was not a concern for us, however, I think Luz de Mono is a reasonably good value (3 pax $60 PN)
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- Also Known As:
- Luz De Mono Montezuma
- Luz De Mono Hotel