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Hotel Amor de Mar
Ranked #3 of 19 Hotels in Montezuma
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Des Moines, Iowa
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3 reviews
“Perfect!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

We stayed at Amor de Mar 13 years ago, had been back to other places in Costa Rica, and finally made it back here this March. It was such a great trip the first time, we almost didn't want to go back, thinking it would change and it would be disappointing. It's still the perfect place for us. Carla and Aimee, and all the other staff are so helpful and Ori, the owner, was there for Sunday brunch and is so charming. My husband is there again now! The attention to the little details, the art, the breakfast, the tidepool, the native woods, the location, it all makes this place special.

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

The property is what makes this place paradise. While a short walk from the centre of town, this place is an oasis. The natural ocean tidal pool you can actually swim in, delicious breakfast they serve, hammocks by the ocean between palm trees ...

The rooms in the main lodge are small but clean and functional. They have AC and have been well maintained especially the bathrooms. The main lodge is really unique completely made of our wood you feel like you're staying in a tree fort. The staff was very helpful and nice.

A little pricey for the average backpacker but very comparable to other places in the town and worth it!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

This was our second trip to Montezuma but the first time we stayed at Amor de Mar so I wasn't sure what to expect. My husband and I, along with our two teenage sons, LOVED it. It's a pretty jewel of a hotel, facing the stunningly beautiful Costa Rican coastline. The front lawn is beautifully maintained with palm trees, flowering bushes and hammocks. We ate breakfast on the open patio everyday. The rooms were spotless and the staff friendly and very helpful. We relied on them to advise us on where to eat, which boat tour to take and how to go zip lining. Absolutely recommend this place!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

We didn't know what to expect at the end of a long drive along the rocky road but the hotel was beautiful. We were met by a really friendly member of staff who made the surrounding area sound like paradise and it really was. Rooms were lovely and clean. Breakfasts good but not included, endless coffee all day, an 'honesty' water cooler (great idea) and a communal fridge. Large, peaceful garden was the highlight, overlooking the sea with its very own tidal pool. Hammocks in the garden plus a secret fairytable where we would go to drink rum at midnight! Hummingbirds fly past, we saw an iguana in one of the trees and they have a couple of resident dogs. We nearly extended our stay because we loved it so much. The walk to the Montezuma waterfall starts just across the road. The hotel is situated between two lovely beaches. We did the snorkelling trip to Tortuga Island - choose the cheaper option and go on a Monday when it is quieter. We will go back!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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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
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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.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: 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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