Rocking J’s Hostel – Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica 11:06 am local time
I left Manuel Antonio last Saturday to finally head to Montezuma. I knew I would have to spend one night in Jaco on the way, as only one boat leaves Jaco to cross the bay to Montezuma and I could not make it in time to catch the boat on the same day. Luckily I met an American girl on the bus on the way to Jaco because, upon arriving in Jaco, it was nearly impossible to find a place and we were at least able to handle the situation together. I had heard that Jaco was a “party town” but didn’t realize that this means that people flock there on the weekends. The hostels fill up, prices are jacked up, and dance music pulses through the air until the wee hours of the morning. We shared a shitty $60 hotel room and bounced out of there the next morning.
Montezuma is located at the most southern tip of the Nicoya Peninsula of Costa Rica and apparently has a population of only roughly 500 people. Upon arrival I immediately felt good vibes and a laid back aura and it’s definitely been my favourite place on my trip thus far. Pretty beaches are easily accessible, local waterfalls provide freshwater swimming holes which are a nice alternative to the salt-water of the ocean, a variety of wildlife roam around the town, and the climbing/hiking available was just enough to satisfy my inner monkey.
My time in Montezuma consisted mainly of waterfalls, beaches, hammocks, and drinking. It was a lovely little place, I stayed at a great hostel with other cool people, and I was sad to leave when I did.
Yesterday I made the long journey across the country from the Pacific coast to the Caribbean coast. It’s been raining non-stop here since I arrived yesterday night but I’m remaining optimistic that the weather will improve…I don’t want to lose my tan before I get home!