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Montezuma, Costa Rica
Average costs of stuff in Montezuma

  • Hostels $12 – $30
  • Hotels $20 and up
  • Beer $2 a bottle at bars
  • Food $7 and up
  • Internet $2 a hour (dial up internet café)

Money Exchange – No banks or strictly money exchange businesses in town. Your best bet is to visit the ATM in your departing city.

Montezuma is probably what many tourists envision when they think about Costa Rica. The city of Montezuma is very small and quaint. Its full of beach side bars, brightly colored buildings, and streets littered with arts and jewelry merchants. Prices here a bit high compared to many other beach side cities in Costa Rica, but thats because real estate hear comes at a primium.

Montezuma is a small town with limited accommodation’s. In the busy season it is not uncommon for every hotel and hostel in town to be booked up. If you plan on visiting Montezuma during any of the busy months, it is highly encouraged to make a reservation ahead of time.

Where to Stay

If you are looking for some nice budget friendly accommodations, Hotel Lucy should be your first stop. Prices here start at around $15. Due to its popularity, brought in part by its recommendations from just about every guide book, Hotel Lucy is constantly full in the busy months. Unfortunately you can’t make a reservation here. Your best bet is to stay somewhere else your first night in Montezuma and visit Hotel Lucy early in the morning to reserve a room.

If you need and even more budget friendly place to stay, there is a camp ground just outside of town and 15 minutes down the beach. The camp ground is nothing more a Tico families beach front yard, but it does offer a few basic amities like a few primitive showers, grill, and a group storage locker. Prices here start at around $2 a night. This camp quickly fills up with budget travelers and is a favorite of all the hippies and artists selling goods around town.

Average Costs of Accommodation in Montezuma

Hammocks & Camping $2
Shared Dorms $12 – $15
Private Rooms $20 and up

Top 5 Places to Stay in Montezuma

El Jardin
Hotel Lucy
Hotel La Aurora
Casa Colores Rental Houses

Where to Eat