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“Waking up in the Vista Mar cabina is like heaven” 5 of 5 stars
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Luz en el Cielo Eco-B&B/Hostel
50 metros antes del centro de Montezuma, Montezuma, Costa Rica   |  
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Ranked #5 of 14 Montezuma B&B and Inns
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“Waking up in the Vista Mar cabina is like heaven”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2012 via mobile

A very warm and cosy hostel/b&b.

We were sleeping in the cabina above. The glass window in front of
the bed can be opened completely. So it feels like you're sleeping in the middle of the beautiful forest. Sounds of birds and monkeys all around. When the sun rises the view through the trees is amazing.

The rooms and kitchen are
clean. The staff is very kind and helpful. The other visitors were fun to be with at the time we were there.

Definitely a place to go back to!

  • Stayed February 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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Kings Beach, California
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2012

I loved my stay here. It is in the beautiful town of Montezuma, set up the hill in the jungle. The atmosphere is laid back and fun and you are gauranteed to meet other travelers from all over the world. The daily breakfast is incredible and a great value! If you are a budget traveler and headed to Montezuma do not miss out on Luz. There is so much to do in the area such as hike to the waterfalls, go to the beach, explore the town, etc. etc. We had a great group staying here when I went and we did a few dinners on the town, hit up happy hour, and made a great dinner in the kitchen.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2012

Luz en el Cielo is just around the corner of downtown Montezuma and it´s worth to clim the few meter uphill for a pleasant stay. At this moment -feb 2012- they only had dormrooms, the cabinas were not finished yet.

For only 15 dollars a night you get a bed in a room with 5 others, hot showers, Wifi all over the place and a very tastefull breakfast with fruit, gallo pinto and coffee.

Luz en el Cielo attracts a younger crowd and the atmosphere is very easy going: guys waxing their surfboards, while others are reading or sleeping in hammocks and others cooking dinner. Just like you want a nice hostel to be. At night you´ll hear the jungle, some cars on the road and the music from the communal area. No idea when that stopped, I think before midnight, but if you are here for a quiet night you´ll won´t be very happy. But I totally enjoyed it here and would have loved to stay a bit longer.

Definitely worth staying here!

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2012 via mobile

I came to Montezuma on a whim, found Luz en el Cielo, and ended up staying for almost 3 weeks. Abbie and everyone else on the staff made me feel like family, and I made many wonderful friends during my stay. I will come again when I'm able and recommend this hostel to anyone traveling to Montezuma. Pura Vida!!!

  • Stayed January 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Toronto, ON
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2012

Luz en el Cielo is a dream for backpackers!!!
It is super clean, the staff are very friendly and helpful, and the breakfast is super tasty.
The hostel is located up a small hill from town which allows for a more nature like vacation - monkeys and iguanas can be seen (and heard!) on the property.
We had a wonderful stay at Luz en el Cielo and hope to return again one day!

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2012

This hostel is located in Montezuma, a great little hippie town. We stayed in the newer cabinas which have a private bathroom and shower for your shared room. It's super nice and if you wanted to party you could go to the kitchen just down the stairs and join in with everyone. There are lots of little shops to buy souvenirs but if you are looking for something cheap watch out. Everything is pricey here. The hostel itself is a nice little place up on a hill in a small jungle. It is still very close to the town and quiet most of the time. During the night you can hear all the cars driving by and howler monkeys have noise competitions them. The staff is super awesome so be nice to them, they are also very helpful.

There are monkeys that wake you up in the morning and they may steal your clothes if you leave them out to dry...so don't bring anything you love too much. The town is small but there are lots of restaurants and a grocery store for all your needs. Watch out for restaurants with American pricing stay with the ones that have prices in Colones....cheaper.

The beach is not great for surfers so if you love to surf I would definitely still check out the town but not for long.

Waterfalls are beautiful. There is one walking distance about 30 minutes. It's big and worth it and if you're feeling crazy climb even higher through the jungle and there is another waterfall with a tarzan swing.

One more waterfall is a bit harder to get to but also worth it. Its about a 2 hour walk there and 2 hours back....we did it and it was pretty cool because it was way more private but if that sort of thing is not for you the 30 minute walk is a much bigger waterfall.

Overall this is a nice little town on the water but its more focused on shops and bars and a party lifestyle than the surfer lifestyle. Just depends on what you are looking for.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2012

Luz en el Cielo was a wonderful place to stay in Montezuma. Abbie and her team truly care about their residents and treat you like family! Breakfast is provided each morning and was a great way to start the day. Last but not least, you can't beat all the nature that surrounds this unique B&B. The resident Howler and Capuchin monkeys will entertain you everyday.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 50 metros antes del centro de Montezuma, Montezuma, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Montezuma
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service
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Ranked #5 of 14 B&Bs / Inns in Montezuma
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Wake up to the sounds of the jungle. Luz en el Cielo B&B/Hostel is located just out of Montezuma's town center. Montezuma is a small beach town with a huge heart and a lot of charm. This newly renovated, classy hostel is great for budget travels, families and couples. We currently have three dorm rooms in the main lodge, one dorm cabina with it's own balcony and bathroom, each equipped with new mattress, sheets and furnishings. We also have newly built private cabinas as of January 2012. Enjoy using our wireless internet, communal kitchen and lounge. Breakfast is included with every stay, as well as coffee all day. ... more   less 
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