My boyfriend and I returned to Costa Rica but traveled on the Caribbean Coast - though it was nice, we eventually decided to return to Montezuma because the town meant so much to us. We ended up staying at Amor de Mar, and the owner knew we were students so she was willing to deduct taxes if we paid in cash.
Everything at the hotel was immaculate. The lighting was perfect, the hammocks were perfect, and coffee was perfect, and the people were genuine and kind. The best part about this hotel is the scenery. The coastline in Montezuma is one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen in my life. There are rock formations on the coast that end up making their own little pools. That way, if you're not comfortable swimming in the waves, you can still swim in the ocean water while looking at the gorgeous beaches. It was a remarkable experience, and because of the price point, I would recommend this place for anyone - from students to wealthier couples. Absolute paradise, and we WILL be returning when we go back to Montezuma.