A Cozy & Colorful Little Beach Town…
I wonder how many travel books, blogs, authors start with such cliché? Let me join their ranks, I say! Besides, Montezuma qualifies… it’s a beachside paradise for anyone looking to escape fast food, fast wifi and fast roads.
Even if the roads aren’t “fast”, they are dangerous. This single vehicle accident happened right in front of us.
The town has many family-run cafes – called “sodas” – and are often attached to the family home. Similarly, many hotels are of the boutique variety. In essence, we have the boho, yoga-mom bliss, in Montezuma.
Much of Montezuma goes uphill from the ocean. Sometimes the grade is so steep, you slide right out of your flip flops. But its worth the effort!
Butterflies & Beer
Three steep hillsides from downtown gets us to Mariposario Restaurant & Inn. This is the perfect, 4 room hotel for us. They have a large butterfly garden, where I continue to photo chase the great blue Morpho, and a brewery!
Ryan, restauranteur, inn-keeper, brewer, surfer, dad and Portland native, packed his bags 13 years ago and hasn’t looked back. Recent American tragedy, reinforces Ryan’s decision to move: in Costa Rican schools “they practice fire-drills. NOT school-shooting drills.”
Another benefit of climbing the steep hills are the handful of waterfalls and swimming holes.
This water is much cooler than the ocean. Easy to reach falls are generally filled with visitors. Climbing higher, you might get lucky and find your own hole.
Other Incredible Experiences
We saw sea turtle hatchlings released to the sea.
The odds are about one in a thousand will make it to adulthood. Luckily, there is a little help from the nearby Romelia Sanctuary.
We’ve seen more white-faced monkeys… with all their attitude.
We hear the howler monkeys, and haven’t seen any sloths.
Well, other than this one.