My wife and I were taking a trip around Costa Rica after a year-long house-sitting gig in the Southern part of the country, and we came into Montezuma with very little idea of what we were going to do and where we were going to stay. We are so happy we found this place. Montezuma didn't feel like the right vibe, so we drove down the dirt road, saw the sign for the hotel and decided to stop in. This was the best place we stayed, hands down. We saw the entire country, coast to coast, and usually just stayed for a night and moved on, but we stayed for the rest of our allotted time with Jim at the Howler Monkey. He's a great host, the beach is secluded, the grounds are diverse and funky, and you're a short drive to both Montezuma and Malpais. Furthermore, Jim has kayaks, fishing rods, snorkel gear, bikes and all kinds of stuff that you can use free of charge. Also, a full kitchen for cooking meals. Save money on food, create your own adventure tours, and relax on the secluded beach.
I should also say, Costa Rica is a tropical country. The beaches meet the jungle everywhere. There are hundreds of species of birds, mammals, fish and flowers (and Jim knows them all intimately, and this place has way more wildlife than you'll find elsewhere). There are also mosquitoes, flies, crabs, and all kinds of other stuff that you might find different from where you live. If you can't deal with the jungle, DO NOT COME TO COSTA RICA. YOU WILL NOT LIKE IT HERE. GO TO FLORIDA INSTEAD. The charm of Costa Rica is its diverse tropical climate and its laid-back vibe. The Howler Monkey Hotel exemplifies exactly why people like us and many others enjoy this wonderful, vibrant place.
Pura Vida, Jim. Keep it up. We'll be back soon.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Howler Monkey Hotel is located only a couple metres away from the beach and near the beautiful Cementry Island of Cabuya. There is a market and a few restaurants within short walking distance. We offer four Cabanas with oceanview, private bathrooms with hot water shower, private kitchen, fans and nice patios with hammocks. There is also a wheelchair accessable disability suite available with airconditioning and an on suite bathroom. All rooms are situated around the refreshing pool.For our guests we provide free wifi and a washing machine, snorkel gear, fishing poles, spear guns, kayaks, surfboard and bicycles. You can also rent quads from us for a discounted rate. Enjoy your day lounging in your hammock, around the pool or take a short walk through our garden to the beach. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Howler Monkey Hotel Costa Rica/Cabuya