Well . . we made it from the north to the southern most tip of the Nicoya penninsula. We are now staying in the mythical 'hippie' village of Montezuma Beach. I doubt this place has changed much since the 60s. The people and their way of life is like a step back in time to the kinder gentler times of our youth. Just amazing!
We will only be here for three days but are making the most of it. Today we strolled the beach to discover the local monkeys and finsihed in a beachside bar with cold beer over a game of Dominoes.
Tonight it is dinner and a movie in the restaurant below our room. I think we finally found the real Costa Rica.
The staff of the El Sano Banano are the best you could hope for. The accommodation is basic but it is the cleanest we have found in Costa Rica yet (5 weeks in country so far). By the way - the food here is really good and the prices are very reasonable.
For seasoned treavellers who yearhave themn for a great travel memory - put this stop on your agenda. You can fly in to Tambor and have them meet you at the airport or you can drive to PuntArenas and take the ferry over to the penninsula or you can catch an open fast boat from Jaco.
This is the first place in Costa Rica that has my wife and I thinking a return trip may be worth think about.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located on the main street in the heart of Montezuma, this hotel offers 11 comfortable rooms that are economically priced just a block from the beach. The rooms are above the well-known restaurant and have A.C., hot showers and SkyTV. The rooms are quiet and secure for those who prefer in-town comfort. Breakfast is included and the hotel guests are welcome to use the pool and hammocks at Ylang Ylang Beach Resort, just a 10-12 minute walk on the beach from Montezuma. ... more less
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