I feel like shouting from the hilltops..
“I LOVE MONTEZUMA!”
After 9 days in Santa Teresa, Shaun and I were itching to explore a new area. We hopped in a taxi, and headed off on the 25min drive to Montezuma. I’m consistently amazed at how these gigantic taxi vans can navigate the rough Costa Rican terrain. We crossed rivers, climbed mountains and flew down steep hills, all while the driver was texting. Amazing, isn’t it!
We finally arrived at our hostel, which is gorgeous. Hotel La Aurora is perfectly located right in the middle of the little town.
As we explored the hotel, we realized that it is deceivingly large. Everywhere you turn is a new hallway full of rooms.
Our room has a double, and single bed, and our own bathroom. There is a communal kitchen, but each room has its own fridge. There is coffee every morning in the kitchen, and wifi in the outdoor reception area from 6am-10pm.
Lots of books and hammocks are scattered around, so there are lots of places to lounge around and relax.
Our room is located right in the centre of one of the big communal areas, but luckily the shut down at 10pm so noise isn’t an issue.
Shaun was pretty darn excited to see the view from our room. A pool table! Epic. It didn’t take us long after checking in to partake in a game or two. (Although, let’s be honest, I was just in it for the “lessons” from an attractive husband).
So the rooms, and entertainment are great. The kitchen is small with basic amenities. I couldn’t see myself using it long term.
Despite the small kitchen, this place is fabulous. Apparently this hotel was one of the very first hotels in Montezuma. The owner was an artist, and there is incredible artwork hanging all throughout the building. The onsite staff are wonderful, and you can book all your tours, and shuttles through them for cheap.
We were only in Montezuma for 2 nights, but have already decided that we will be back, and when we do we will be staying at Hotel Aurora.
Have you every stumbled across somewhere and thought, Oh my gosh, this is my place! If so, where?
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