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“AMAZING.” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel Amor de Mar
Apartado 24 Cobano, Montezuma, Costa Rica   |  
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Ranked #4 of 19 Hotels in Montezuma
Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
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“AMAZING.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

My boyfriend and I stayed for 4 nights. We spent a lot of time on the property, since it's such a beautiful setting. We sat in the garden, overlooking the ocean, drinking coffee, and reading. We also sat in the hammocks in the evening. We hiked the waterfall one day, which was a lot of fun. There's not a lot to do in the town, since it's so small. We had a car, so did a day trip to MalPais, which was nice. The road is very rocky and it was a rough drive! The food at Amor de Mar was very good. The eating area is also over-looking the ocean and just stunning. I would highly recommend this place. Also, great value for your money.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013 via mobile

This hotel is amazing! I wish I could have stayed forever! Staff is very friendly and extremely helpful! The bathrooms are completely renovated and very modern and spacious. The perfect place to take an afternoon rest is in one of the shaded hammocks on the ground. The tidal pools at the rocky border provide hours of entertainment exploring sea creatures and shells. The food is delicious. The atmosphere is relaxed and all guests and staff are so friendly.

Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

We arrived from a long car trip and arrived in this lovely hotel.
This hotel is very charming. wooden decoration is simple but of a very good taste.
Rooms are very nice but if you can get a sea view room, do not hesitate (a little bit more expensive but it's worth it).
Very peaceful place with a helpful team. Not far from the center but enough to be away from the noise of the bars!
The food is of very good quality, it's too bad they do not serve diner.
If you go to Montezuma, I would definitely recommend this place.

Room Tip: Get a sea view room on the first floor (not ground floor)
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

,,,because then they might get more popular and we won't be able to get in next time! Just kidding, they deserve more business and WILL get it regardless of whether I keep them a secret or not :) Which brings me to my point -- this hotel HAS to be Montezuma's best kept secret.

It is simply adorable. It's romantic. It's beautiful, The views are breathtaking. There are hammocks everywhere, exotic birds brilliant flowers, tide pools, lounge chairs, etc. Our room was decorated with a very personal style, and had its own little back patio with two lounge chairs, a little table, a hammock chair, and tropical flowers. They serve breakfast and lunch every day which they cook in their own kitchen, and the eating area looks out on Nicoya Bay. The food is fresh, organic, delicious, perfectly seasoned -- in a word -- amazing.

The staff is very friendly and accommodating; very accessible, helpful with traveling tips and getting there, and with arranging and recommending expeditions. Ammi is your go-to girl -- she hooked us up with everything imaginable! I miss this place so much already, and it's a huge reason I'll definitely be visiting Costa Rica again -- hopefully sooner than later!

Room Tip: Some of the rooms near the road are kind of noisy because of all the vehicles, but our room had air...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 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 March 8, 2013

We were fortunate enough to have spent five nights in the Casa del Sol house at Amor de Mar. It is a beautiful location and the grounds are so tranquil that time literally stood still. The staff was extremely helpful and very responsive. The location is ideal for walking to town and to the various beaches. The staff even arranged for us to get some fresh fish, and we had a grill right in front of the house for cooking that the staff made sure had sufficient wood for a decent fire.
The only downfalls here were that it is right on the road and there can be quite a bit of road noise from ATV's, motorbikes and cars. The house itself has no air con although it does have fans and you do need to use the mosquito nets provided. We had cooking facilities in the house and therefore did not try out their restaurant. We would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

We arrived at the Amor De Mar and we were truly blown away by how nice everything was. After looking at photos and reviews online we knew that we wanted to stay there and it wasn't until we got settled in that we truly began to appreciate the setting and the little details that make this such a great place to stay. First off the entire property is spotless. The rooms were extremely clean and the bathrooms were really nice and had a nice modern touch. The furniture throughout the hotel was amazing, it was like every piece was made for the place. All the detail and care that was put into the hotel, truly made it special. The gardens were gorgeously landscaped and very well maintained, it was so nice having so many options of hammocks or lounge chairs to choose from, all facing the incredible view. The tidal pool was a really nice bonus as the beach out front is rocky, it was a great place for an dip as the water is warm and crystal clear. The hotel is located right across the street to the trail taking you to the waterfalls, and is a short walk along the dirt road into town. The staff at Amor de Mar were truly amazing! They were so friendly, helpful and welcoming! Although we only had breakfast, the food was awesome!! We totally would recommend Amor de Mar and can't wait to go back!

Room Tip: We stayed in room number 4 for one of the nights and it was amazing, had a beautiful view of the gar...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

My partner and I have been visiting Montezuma for 12 years and have just returned home from our tenth stay at Amor de Mar.

The first thing that struck me was how immaculately clean and well cared for it was. The next was the gardens, the warm and knowledgeable staff and the quiet afternoons that could be whiled away swinging in a hammock between the river and the ocean where there is so much natural beauty that sometimes it's difficult to focus on your book. It's easy to spend time there and watch the pelicans, magpie jays, frigate birds and vultures soaring overhead....or hold your breath while the ctenausaur stealth across the luscious green lawn. (Good thing they eat flowers and are more afraid of you than you are of them).The lawn is a rare site in this country outside of a corporate resort as the lawn and gardens are lovingly attended and cared for constantly. If you're lucky you will find some of the flowers that grow there in your room.

Over the years the improvements have been piling up and they just recently renovated the bathrooms in every suite of the hotel. As many environmentally aware elements that can be addressed have been including; on demand hot water, organic septic treatment, refillable water, as well as options to use your linens more than once if you like.

The tiny cafe has delicious healthy food that is prepared on site along with homemade fresh bread daily. They now offer a few tasty lunch items as well until 2:00 pm. I always look forward to Sunday mornings and the buffet that allows you to sample nearly everything on the breakfast menu including, gallo pinto, fresh bread, Monteverde cheese, delicious salsas, a stunning array of local jams and jellies, fresh fruit, freshly made juices, coffee tea and eggs of your choice should you choose.

The view of the ocean or of the lush riverside is spectacular and waiting for you.

We consider this a home away from home.

Room Tip: Upper level rooms provide more ocean breeze if you're not into AC.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Additional Information about Hotel Amor de Mar

Address: Apartado 24 Cobano, Montezuma, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Montezuma
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Montezuma
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Amor de Mar is located on the Pacific Ocean next to the river in Montezuma. Planted in a natural paradise, a few miles from the Cabo Blanco National Park. Our hotel offers 9 cozy and individually styled rooms and two beach villas, Casa Luna and Casa Sol, overlooking the Pacific Ocean. All the rooms have A/C, private bathroom with hot water and a some rooms have a mini fridge. The beach villas are fully equipped but NOT A/C. All the rooms and beach villas have a safe deposit box and WiFi is available in the hotel property. The hotel is within a five minute walk from the picturesque beach town of Montezuma at the tip of the Nicoya Peninsula in Costa Rica, Central America. ... more   less 
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