Today I started my morning unsure what I was going to do which is a common daily occurrence in Santa Teresa. This town puts an entirely new meaning on going with the flow. I was invited to go to Montezuma Costa Rica on a mini road trip to check out the sites, and find a few items we wanted to buy. After a 45 minute bumpy ride through Cobano, bypassing fighting iguanas and struggling to share the narrow street with fellow drivers we finally reached a paved road that led us into Montezuma. I have gotten accustomed to bumping around on the roads of Santa Teresa, so to me the paved road felt as if I was drifting along a bed of silk and gracefully floating into the Bohemian beach town. As we entered the town we embraced the brightly colored bungalows, bed linens flowing through the wind while admiring small fishermen boats that were scattered along the shoreline. Montezuma seems like a place where time stops to allow you to enjoy the panoramic views of endless blue water paired with sounds of paradise. There you will find a handful of restaurants, vibrantly colored hammocks hanging outside store fronts, Surf shops, clothing stores and hand made one of a kind jewelry.
After strolling through town we did not find what we were looking for. As we were heading back to our car feeling hopeless in our search of finding sconces, we turned the corner and a local Costa Rican artisan passed by us and tried to sell us hand carved vases, cups and bowls with intricate carvings of monkeys, iguanas, or geometric shapes. Each piece was painted in beautiful colors to capture the true essence and natural beauty of Costa Rica. We then asked the artisan if he could make the light covers we were looking for. After speaking with him for some time we not only left with handmade one of a kind pottery but a custom order of light covers. Again the universe proves that it works in mysterious ways. After we accomplished our mission we decided to venture just a bit further and see if we could seek out some monkeys. We headed towards Cabuya, a small town just outside of Montezuma. There we saw a large wooden sign for homemade marmalade.Intrigued as ever we decided to pull into the driveway. The property looked as if nobody was there. The home was hidden behind large green trees, driftwood and netting to keep out the dust. The property had small dogs and ducks running around acting as guardians of the home. We knocked on the door and Nena, the Marmalade maker invited us into her home. As we were walking through her home I felt as if we were going to a secret room where she kept a stash of her best marmalades. Her refrigerator was filled with dozens of jars of freshly made marmalade. She had many flavors to choose from such as mango, pineapple coconut, pineapple mango, and blackberry. She then told us about a bakery located in just a few meters from her. We loaded up on a few jars then set off for the bakery. After we took few twist and wrong turns we found ourselves at the bakery. The Bakery was decorated in antique coffee machines, typewriters and other household goods. We quickly gathered some of the staffs favorites such as tres leches, banana bread and a baguette then made our way back to Santa Teresa. On our back home we saw roaming horses, cows and a sunset that seemed to decorate the sky with every color found in the rainbow. All and all Montezuma Costa Rica made for a wonderful day trip.
If you want to take a break from Costa Rican surf retreat, yoga retreat or just want to visit something new Montezuma is a great place to visit. Montezuma is Located about 45 minutes away from Blue Surf Sanctuary in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica. You can enjoy hiking to the waterfalls, take a snorkeling tour to Isla Tortuga, go fishing or enjoy the canopy rides. Be sure to ask one of our staff members about booking tours.