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Reviewed October 10, 2012

It’s hard to put into words what a magical experience Amor De Mar creates for all its guests. Amor de Mar is everything you can ask for and more. Its surroundings have an enchanting allure. We had a chance to stay in the "Casa Sol Beach House". The house is located overlooking a lush green lawn overflowing with palm trees and a floral tropical paradise with the ocean at its feet. The downstairs includes a full size kitchen, a few extra-large day couches and a full size bathroom with hot water. When you climb the handcrafted wood staircase it opens to a beautiful open air bedroom with a canopy bed. There is another full size bed upstairs and plenty of space to relax. The 220 degree view balcony upstairs draws you outside where you can choose from a hammock, hand crafted chairs, or a relaxing day bed to take in the breathtaking view of the grounds. It’s easy to want to just stay in the hammock all day and listen to the sound of the ocean as it breaks on the volcanic rocks over the tide pools outside. The mouthwatering breakfasts at Amor De Mar are incomparable. Homemade breads and local jams and marmalades are a must! Above all, the Amor De Mar team does everything to create this unforgettable experience for all its guests. They go above and beyond to ensure everyone is pleased with all aspects of their stay. If you have a chance to stop through the enchanting town of Montezuma, don’t pass up Amor De Mar.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank bpsaltcreek
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Reviewed September 25, 2012

Traveled to Montezuma on a Chemistry trip with classmates. Our stay at the Hotel Amor de Mar was wonderful! We stayed in Casa Luna beach house and occupied 3 hotel rooms as well. The rooms were unique, offered great views, and were very well kept. I occasionally found lizards in the beach house, but this was expected since we kept the windows open all day. The hotel staff was very friendly and hospitable, even taking the time to join me for breakfast. Speaking of which, the food was delicious (try the crepes and honey). Since I was traveling between the bars/restaurants and hotel at night, it was nice to have the security guard manning the hotel entrance upon our return. He would even keep our keys at the desk so we didn't lose them while dancing the night away in town.

The location of the hotel is a sight to be seen! Amor de Mar is right on the coast, just a short walk to breathtaking waterfalls, and a 5-10 minute walk to Montezuma for food, shopping, and nightlife (I highly recommend reggae night at the local bars). Also, as most of the reviews say, there are hammocks galore on the property! Great for an afternoon snooze or reading a book. Unlike other places I stayed in Costa Rica, I felt completely safe at this hotel - day and night.

Only word of caution: At the waterfalls, keep an eye on your personal belongings especially if you're swimming.

Favorite thing about Amor de Mar: The work of local artists is displayed throughout the hotel! From your room keys, to the restaurant menus... it adds a nice touch.

Room Tip: If you're traveling with family or a group, definitely book the Casa Luna! Plenty of beds and couches, a nice kitchen, huge porch, and an awesome shower!
  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank LostOnWilderness
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Reviewed September 19, 2012

Located directly in front of the ocean, this hotel is by far the best we've stayed in Costa Rica.
EVERYTHING is very well kept and clean. We loved our house ( LUNA ) and the amazing location * 5 min walk from downtown, grocery store, local beaches etc * Do not hesitate to book this place !!
Yannick

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank xchouinx
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Reviewed September 16, 2012

We were honeymooning in Montezuma for the majority of our trip and had a private beach front paradise when we stayed in the Casa de Sol. This structure is utterly AMAZING - circular, open air, made of old style wood, porches galore with hammocks, breathtaking views, privacy, and fine touches to decor made for a cozy environment. You could hear the sounds of the ocean from our place and if our place was not cozy enough (which it was!!!) then the grounds around Casa de Sol were open and inviting - hammocks strewn everywhere, soft grass on your bare feet (but watch out for dog poo!), and a special tidal pool for a walk out your door dip. The location is amazing - we rented a car but definitely did not need it (unless we did away from town trips). Hotel Amor de Mar is out of town, right by the Montezuma waterfall, but very much so within walking distance of restaurants, grocery, and sandy beach swimming. The staff was very friendly and helpful and gave us some "local" advice. We paid a pretty little penny for this place but it was well worth it. The breakfasts are expensive as well but very delicious. The only other con that we found is that you can hear and smell the sounds of the road - but all the other stuff far outweighed these things.

Room Tip: We did not stay in any of the rooms but the Casa de Sol is PERFECT if you want privacy, a kitchen to prepare your own foods. We felt like royalty . . . its even better than the other house because its at the end of the property.
  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Penelope P
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Reviewed September 12, 2012

we started visiting montezuma in 2001 with friends, we stayed at amor then and have chosen to book amor every time we've gone back, they really add the right touches to the property. they are located right on the "beach", it's actually lava rock with really cool tide pools, awesome water falls within walking distance, great town with awesome food and a level of rustic charm that hopefully never be ruined by real estate people. the rooms have ac if you want, ample choices for people that want to share a room, clean with great ocean view. REMEMBER, this is a rustic town on the edge of a jungle so if you are into the big resort with a pool and room service, do these nice people a favor and stay in the u.s. or europe instead. they do an awesome job here getting you comfortable in the middle of nature. we love it there, when i took a friend there a couple of years ago, they took one look around and said "score!"

Room Tip: all rooms are good, just depends on wether you want ac, a view etc, they are good at accommodating.
  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank johnfmclaughlin
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