Where do I start? I'm the sort of traveler who wants to leave the comforts of home and see something unique. Also, only being 23, I don't need all the fancy set-ups that a high end resort would have. That being said, I would not discredit the quality and passion that went into these lodges. Peter (The owner), made all the lodges himself using reclaimed materials over the past couple decades of living there. They are beautiful and creative - something incredibly different you'd want to see aside from the more expensive and ritzy resorts with spas and restaurants.
There is a slight inconvenience regarding its location to downtown Montezuma. Its a 7-8 minute 4wheel drive trip either way (10 USD). That is seriously the ONLY thing "wrong" with the place unless you fret about an occasional ant or lack of AC. Peter was nice enough to meet us in town upon our arrival, waited on us to get our groceries at the local store, and toured us throughout the property. All of that being said, the cab rides and drives up to the lodges are WELL worth it. I felt like a king on the property my girlfriend and I rented at an incredibly affordable price. Outdoor shower during the sunrise and sunsets, a bed in the loft overlooking the ocean horizon, and lets not forget an entire lodge to yourself. There are no noisy neighbors to worry about. You feel like you're in the middle of the Costa Rican jungle on top of a 300 foot cliff with no worries. Bring all your food and make it right there in the kitchen with everything you need to have a wonderful homemade meal.
We saw wildlife, ate fruit from the trees on the property, witnessed a thunderstorm roar across the ocean from our bed loft, and were occasionally greeted by the two dogs that live on the property as well.
Peter and his family were beyond generous and special to us. They told us all about the local history, happenings, introduced us to their pet parrot, and Natalie their 10 year old daughter even drew us a picture welcoming us. For the amount I spent on this lodge, I doubt I will find the quality of stay equivalent to a sort of host family..ever.
If you're the type of traveler that wants the $10 hostels directly in town, go for it. I am the same way and I would still say you're missing out. If you're the type of traveler that needs to be pampered with resort level amenities I ask, why did you leave your home anyway? STAY HERE
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Really private and save pacific overviewing House and cottages made with lot's of love and detail. In the middle of nature up on a cliff, for the once who love the wild a must. House (sleeps 7) regular price 250U$/night, green season 190U$/night(1.Sept.-15.Nov), peak season 350U$/night (15.Dec-10.Jan.) Cabins (sleeps 2-3) regular price 95U$/night 600U$/week, green season 70U$/night 490U$/week ... more less