Monday, November 26, 2018

Costa Rica

In June 2013, we met a couple in Atlanta and the discussion turned to our mutual love of travel. We were trying to decide where to spend a 9 day break for Mauricio's birthday. They offered to rent us their 2nd home in Cobano, Costa Rica. We were up for an adventure away from the city and jumped at the chance! Three weeks later we landed in Liberia and, following detailed directions, set out.

After four hours of driving on mostly dirt roads, we found the property tucked into the trees. Our location was remote and a perfect place to unwind. It was inside the jungle hills, and came with some rambunctious spider monkeys, but very close to the water. We found some beaches where there wasn't a soul in sight. At others, people set up make-shift bars where you buy a cold beer. 

We were about a 20 minute drive over some mountains from Montezuma. Some exciting moments happened on the dirt roads that were flooded out! Montezuma is considered the happening place in this part of Costa Rica, which is full of surf camps, fishing villages and yoga retreats. 

Montezuma is not your run-of-the-mill vacation spot. You have to want to go there. It's a good three hour drive from anything related to Liberia. We were able to find an amazing steak at Cocolores and a nice bar at Habanero. Click the photos below for the reviews.

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