What I did:
Montezuma is a small little beach town. It is very laid back, and the weather was amazingly beautiful while I was there.
Just outside of the town of Montezuma is the Montezuma river and waterfalls. It was a great, beautiful place to spend the day, and the water stays cold even when the weather is hot.
Playa Santa Teresa-
The beach in Santa Teresa was excellent. It was also a great place to watch the sunset with new friends. I preferred the beach in
Where I ate and drank:
"Sodas" are local, inexpensive restaurants in Costa Rica. Soda Tiquicia had very good for very good prices.
Soda Tipica Las Palmeras (Montezuma)-
Soda Tipica Las Palmeras also had very good food for very good prices. The restaurant also offered good view, and even had an occasional monkey swing by. The service was excellent, and I would recommend stopping by if you are in the area.
Ice Dream (Montezuma)-
Although called "Ice Dream," this location is a cafe, not just an ice cream shop. They served food and coffee in addition to their ice cream.
Chico's Bar (Montezuma)-
Chico's Bar was a nice, relaxed place to go in Montezuma. It has a beach patio in the back that looks out over the ocean.
Selina Santa Teresa Hostel-
I stayed at the Selina Santa Teresa Hostel, and they had a great kitchen. Some friends and I took advantage of this and made some community meals.
Where I stayed:
Selina Santa Teresa-
Selina Santa Teresa is a great place to stay. It is right by the beach, and has its own pool at the hostel. It has good facilities and a large kitchen. It is also located on the main street, so you can conveniently get to a variety of shops and restaurants.
How I got around:
I took a local bus to get to Santa Teresa, and walked to get around while I was there. When I left, I booked a boat shuttle going back towards San Jose via Jaco.
My favorite thing:
My favorite thing was catching the sunset while lying on the beach with some friends.
My least favorite thing:
My least favorite thing was the short amount of time I was able to spend in Santa Teresa. I would have liked to have stayed much longer, and would happily go back again.
For next time:
Next time I would like to spend some time surfing. It seems like it would be a great spot to do so, but I didn't have time to while I was there on my last trip.
My name is Billy. I am a personal trainer and teacher. I love traveling, and wanted to share some of my experiences. I hope to inspire you to see, taste, and experience more of the world. Feel free to take some of my recommendations for your own travels. I also blog about health and fitness at CustomizeMyWorkout.com/blog