We were searching for a place in/near Montezuma during a week long journey through Costa Rica. Agua Vista caught our eye due to its many excellent reviews and inexpensive rate. Our journey to Agua Vista was a long one...beginning from Poas, through Puntarenas, the ferry to Paquera and on to Montezuma. Needless to say, we were tired when we arrived and weren't especially happy about the long, winding, and bumpy road that leads to Agua Vista. (If there is one down side to this establishment it is the road in and out, which we found a bit frustrating to navigate.)
When we were shown our rooms I was impressed. Spacious, spotless, great shower and a nice view. It had a nice, comfortable feel and a secluded feel. (The wifi was not working during our two days which contributed to the secluded feel.)
The rooms are essentially in the jungle and we hiked to a waterfall on the nearby trail. It wasn't the easiest trail to hike, so bring solid shoes if you do it...but it was worth the journey. We were able to see monkeys in the trees, which was cool and exciting. From that hike we ended up in Montezuma, so I suppose it is correct to say that it is walking distance to Montezuma, though it wasn't a journey we'd do regularly.
The pools at Agua Vista are great too and we enjoyed a relaxed swim after our hike.
Travelers looking for a little more 'action at your fingertips' may not enjoy Agua Vista, because it is more secluded...but with such a great cost and the proximity to the outdoors it is a steal for you more adventurer/explorer types and those that want to be close to the action...but not too close.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Agua Vista is located in the lush hills above Montezuma, at the bottom of the Nicoya Peninsula in Costa Rica. We offer stunning views, convenient access to town, and abundant wildlife. Each house, unique, tastefully designed and nestled into the jungle, is clean and comfortable and comes fully equipped. Agua Vista provides the perfect combination of seclusion and accessibility. We look forward to sharing our piece of paradise with you. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Agua Vista Hotel Montezuma