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Directions to Luz en el Cielo

We are located in Montezuma, Costa Rica.

From San Jose:
By Car– Renting a car can be intimidating for many travelers. If you do decide to rent a car and feel comfortable driving in Costa Rica, you will experience the best views that Costa Rica has to offer.  (You will also be able to see the views from the bus, however it just isn’t quite the same.)

NOTE:  If you have a smartphone, it is recommended to get an internet chip from kolbi while you are in the airport. You can use google maps as a GPS in Costa Rica.

By bus– There are two bus options. Both options will get you here in about the same amount of time. It takes about five and a half hours to get here.

The simpler of the two options is to take the direct bus. This bus leaves from the San Jose Bus Terminal: Atlántico Norte (also called San Carlos) Calle 12 Av. 7 — 9 bus station at 6am and 2pm. If you ask any taxi driver to take you to this bus station bus station, they will know where it is located. You can purchase tickets in the terminal. The ticket is about $14 and includes the ferry fee. The bus will board the ferry with you and take you all the way to Montezuma. For more information you may call Transportes Cóbano, Tel. 2642 1112 or 2221 7479.

The other option is to take a bus to Puntarenas, which departs every 30 minutes from the Puntanrenas Bus Terminal. You can ask any taxi driver to take you there. Once you arrive in Puntarenas, you must take a taxi or walk to the ferry port, which is several blocks from the bus stop. You will want to find the ferry that goes to Paquera. Purchase your ferry ticket at the port in Puntarenas. After the ferry, there will be a bus waiting that says Montezuma. Board this bus, and you will arrive in Montezuma after several short stops and longer stop in Cobano. It takes about two hours to get to Montezuma after getting off the ferry.

Map Large | Montezuma Eco Hostel

Map | Montezuma Eco Hostel

Montezuma

Activities
In Montezuma you can get a taste of the best activities in Costa Rica. Whether you enjoy lying on the beach, jumping off waterfalls, or hiking in the jungle, your stay in Montezuma can be as relaxing or as adventurous as you choose.

The nearby waterfalls are a huge attraction in Montezuma. They are a short walk from town and provide you with an entire days worth of activity. If you don’t want to brave the jungle paths yourself, we offer waterfall tours from Luz.

Montezuma Hostel Waterfall

For those who are coming to visit the beach, there are many beaches within walking distance of Luz en el Cielo. Surfing is also a big activity in Montezuma. There are several great surf breaks within walking distance, as well as some of the most talented surf instructors who offer lessons. Surf board rentals are also available.

Montezuma Hostel Kayak

Montezuma Hostel Beach

Nightlife
Despite being a small town, Montezuma has great nightlife. From spontaneous street performances, to live entertainment in the bar. There is always something going on.

Green Travel Tips

Help Luz en el Cielo remain eco-friendly! The smallest actions can make a big difference.

Before you travel:
Make sure that you remove packaging from clothing and toiletries before you pack them.

…. More travel tips coming soon!

FAQs

Is there an ATM in Montezuma?

Yes there is an ATM in Montezuma. Most ATM cards will work here. Check with your bank before you leave and make sure they know that you will be traveling.

Do I need to make a reservation?

We would suggest that you make a reservation if you are certain of the dates that you would like to stay with us. We ask that you please call to let us know if you need to cancel.

Is the water drinkable?

This question is tricky. It depends. Many of our guests drink the water form the tap, and do not have a problem. Some guests prefer to play it safe and buy bottled water at the market.

How far is the hostel from the local bus stop?

We are very close to the Montezuma bus stop. If you are traveling by bus from Cobano, you can ask them to stop at Luz en el Cielo. We are located just before town and the bus driver will most likely be happy to drop you here. If you do get off at the Montezuma bus stop, walk back through town and up the main road towards Cobano. We are located 50 meters from Montezuma center.

Is there a grocery store near by?

Yes. Montezuma has two grocery stores where you can purchase all of the essentials.

What do you serve for breakfast?

Each morning we offer something different — anything from gallo pinto to French toast. We always serve a variety of cereals, bananas and coffee.

Are there laundry facilities at Luz en el Cielo?

We offer a laundry service. It costs 3000 colones per load.

What should I pack?

Pack for hot and humid weather. For men: shorts, flip-flops, t-shirts. For the ladies: sundresses, shorts and tank-tops. We recommend that you bring one pair of shoes or sandals that you can wear for hiking. We recommend insect repellent, an umbrella, and sunscreen.

Links

TripAdvisor.com

http://anamayaretreats.com — Nestled high above the Montezuma Beach Ocean Coast Anamaya Resort is a little piece of paradise. This is just more than a resort. It offers several 28 day 200hr yoga teacher training courses and also offers 2 week advanced level courses.
http://www.anamayaresort.com/soul-surfer-yoga-retreat/ — Located in Montezuma, Costa Rica, Anamaya Resort hosts a wide variety of special retreat packages and has added Soul Surfer Yoga Retreat especially for the people who are interested in both Surfing and Yoga.
http://www.malpaisbeach.com/category/malpais-and-santa-teresa-hotels/ — Some of the best hotels of Costa Rica spread throughout Malpais and Santa Teresa. Some of those hotels are set right upon the sandy border with the beach and some of the hotels are located within the small town or in the hills that adjoin the streets.
costaricaecolodges.net Costa Rica has been blessed with an amazing landscape which includes Rainforests, beaches, rivers, waterfalls and mountain valleys. There are numerous Eco hotels and Yoga retreats located in this beautiful place and these lodges include all the facilities that the guests need for comfort.
beaches-costa-rica.com — Costa Rica is a country with Caribbean sea to the east and Pacific Ocean to the west and hence can boast of a large number of beautiful beaches. There are nearly 300 different beaches along its stunning Pacific and Caribbean coastlines.
eyeoftheblackbird.com — The website name is as interesting as its logo. What you can find here is the list of the best Yoga Retreat centers across the world.
www.malpaisbeach.com Malpais and Santa Teresa has become extremely popular in the last few years especially for the surfers. The quiet surf village of Malpais provides a great opportunity for visitors who want to escape the hustle and bustle of more crowded destinations and want to spend some enjoyable time close to the nature.
montezuma-realestate.com — Montezuma is a small picturesque town in Costa Rica. The beauty of this place will make you want to settle down here forever. If you do decide to do so, check out this real estate website.
montezumasurfing.com — At Montezuma Surfing you get to know everything you would need when you are here for a Surfing adventure holiday. This site will provide you with details of the Surfing Forecasts, Surfing Schools and the special spots.
Moda Costa Rica — You cannot escape Fashion in any corner of the world. And who does not love to look fashionable even on a holiday. If you want to show off your body and that lovely tan, what better than a very chic bathing suit. Pasion de Tres gives you exactly that and more.
www.ranchodelicioso.com — Rancho Delicioso has been planned as an Organic Community with eco-minded artists. It has an organic farm along with research center for organic farming. They have a section where you can apply as a volunteer for the various research activities planned for this area.
www.retreatvacations.net — Costa Rica should be the place to go when you are looking for a rejuvenating holiday and this is the site you should be at. This site provides you with an over whelming list of specialised retreats.
www.sportfishing-costarica.com — Fancy some recreational fishing along with adventure activities? Check out this site, it gives you all the information you need regarding the popular fishing spots and sport-fishing companies in the area.
http://www.tropisphere.com Vacation home or Holiday home are not a fantasy anymore. You could have dreamt of owning a beautiful sea facing home or a villa with a pool. This can become a reality and at a one of the most beautiful places in the world.

 

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