I spent the early two weeks of January in the Colibri cabin and I have no words to express how amazing the view is from the cabin. I stumbled upon this cabin searching online; I’m not the type of person to stay in resort-style accommodations. I would describe the cabins as rustic and quaint. The views and experience are much more than can be captured in photographs. These are cabins Peter built by hand. Colibri had a very cool loft which overlooks the property on one side and the Pacific Ocean on the other side. If you look down, you see Playa Los Cedros (I believe?), which is a very nice beach to go to while on your stay. I spent a lot of time in the hammock or deck chair reading books and enjoying the beautiful weather. At night a few geckos would sneak in and hang out on the ceiling! Also, from what I hear, this is one of the few places in Costa Rica with hot water for your shower!
Each day, Peter will offer to drive you and other cabin guests down to Montezuma, which is about a 5-10 minute drive. From there, I took a taxi up at night (go talk to Roger at Cabo Blanco Travelers between Mamatea and Chicos, since taxis seem to disappear after 6pm in Montezuma). A car isn’t necessary, as a taxi is only $10 up the hill. A few days, I walked into town, which takes about a half an hour (you see a lot of nature and get a little workout!). I recommend walking down before 8am or after 4pm because of the heat.
Peter and Rocio are very helpful and always are there to help and see if you need anything and always a few steps away if you needed something. Their daughter, Natalie, will help you with your poor Spanish speaking skills and tell you funny stories. They have two dogs, Luna and Stancha(?), which are very friendly and may come to visit. Peter is very knowledgeable and will answer any questions you have about the area and any places you’d like to travel or tour. He can help point you in the right direction and tell you which ones might be better than other tours. I recommend taking a day or two to rent an ATV and travel to the Cabuya Isla Cementario at low tide, Cabo Blanco Reserve, and then visiting Mal Pais and Santa Teresa.
So, do you want the truth? This is a cabin—this isn’t a resort; this is a place to go and relax for a VERY affordable price considering the view you have. There’s no air conditioner—there’s a breeze which makes having air conditioning unnecessary. There’s an insect net for sleeping—I never had to use it because the bugs are not bad in this area. The water—I drank it and I was fine, but everyone is different. That being said, ants are ALL OVER in Costa Rica, so keep everything (and I mean everything!) in the refrigerator. The ants even ate through my unopened bag of chips. If you’re a diva, this cabin isn’t for you. If you are down to Earth, laid back, and love traveling and unique experiences, this is for you!
The map is confusing at first but I had no trouble finding the property with the map and written directions. Once I explained it, the taxi driver knew exactly where to go. The roads are a little daunting to see at first, but I considered them to be fun, especially on a quad.
I also viewed the Mariposa cabin before other guests arrived if I decided to come back to visit again. It was also nice, much like the Colibri cabin and is a bit more hidden by bushes than Colibri. I did not view the Geco cabin, but expect it is nice.
This place is a hidden gem and I can’t wait to go back. I wish I would have stayed considering the -80 degree difference in the weather I had to come back to! I feel as if I came for a vacation and left with a new family, thanks to the hospitality of Peter, Rocio, Natalie, and the puppies.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Really private and save pacific overviewing cottages made with lot´s of love and detail. ... more less