Nestled on a hilltop in the serene seclusion of the pristine Nicoya Peninsula countryside, The Horizontes de Montezuma Nature Hotel and B&B is a comfortable, clean and fuss free property . Surrounded by botanical gardens and jungle it is an ideal vacation retreat for those seeking quiet contemplation and yet is easily accessible to beaches, restaurants and Montezuma’s bustling nightlife. The charming Victorian-style Hotel Horizontes de Montezuma is a standalone property on a hilltop 150 m above sea level which guarantees cool breezes, no mosquitos and a pleasant temperature at night. Personally run by the German owner, Birgit Kali Eicker, and her Costa Rican team it offers a high standard of attentive and personalized service. The rooms as well as the corridor are tastefully decorated and have all the comfort guests are looking for. The hotel is perfect for relaxation and helps patrons enjoy their vacation or study Spanish in a serene atmosphere. The annex building and gardens are also tranquil spaces to practice yoga or conduct spiritual retreats.
There is a swimming pool in Hotel Horizontes premises where guests can let their hair down and enjoy and relax. You can sunbathe in the lovely, balmy tropical climate or simply watch the magnificent night sky post sundown. Or simply sunbathe on one of the beaches here while enjoying Montezuma’s famed sunset.
The hotel is encircled by lush botanical gardens and a private jungle. Guests can walk past and watch all types of vividly colored tropical birds, learn about tropical fauna on the educational path or just sit and enjoy their view from their private balcony, by the pool or the half-open patio.
When hunger pangs strike, guests can enjoy a delicious breakfast in the half-open patio with the hotel’s celebrated homemade whole-wheat bread, homemade local jams, tropical fruit and juices and the delicious Costa Rican coffee. The guests are also welcome to freely exchange books in the comfortable book and reading corner.
Wellness – Guests can enjoy 3 nights in a superior double room including breakfast and one 60 min therapeutic whole body massage or 60 min therapeutic foot reflexology in their cozy massage cove in the hotel.
Ocean – Guests enjoy 3 nights in a superior double room including breakfast and have great fun on a 6 hour boat and snorkeling trip to Tortuga Island (for two people).
Ride in the Wild – Guests enjoy 3 nights in a superior double room including breakfast and experience the splendor of the Montezuma beaches or the mountainside and rivers on the back of a horse (for two people including guide).
Spanish – Guests enjoy 3 nights in a superior double room including breakfast and two lessons of Spanish where you learn some basics to communicate with the friendly Costa Ricans.
Honey Moon – Honeymooners enjoy 3 nights in a superior double room including breakfast and a welcome bottle of champagne.
Tours and Activities
The scenic beach and fishing village of Montezuma is only a good mile from the hotel and is regarded as one of the most beautiful spots in Costa Rica. Cabo Blanco, the first Absolute Nature Reserve founded in Costa Rica, is merely four miles away from the property.
Activities range from hiking through Cabo Blanco, horseback-riding to one of the gorgeous waterfalls, diving and or snorkeling, boat trips to Tortuga Island, sea-kayaking, bird watching, yoga, reiki or a therapeutic massage – we offer many activities in cooperation with local tour operators. There are also golf courses nearby.
The following activities are highlights of the region and organized by the hotel:
Boat and Snorkeling Trip to Tortuga Island (includes snorkeling gear, beverages and great lunch on the island, duration: approx. 6 hours, rate per person: US$ 50)
Full-day Boat trip to the mouth of Rio Tarcoles on the mainland to watch crocodiles, red aras and much more, duration: 8 hours, incl. beverages and lunch. US$ 120 Per Person)
Horse-Back Riding along Montezuma´s beaches all the way to the Cocalito waterfall, includes water & fruit, duration: approx. 4 hours, US$ 40 Per Person). Visitors can go horse riding along the coast or hike through the forest areas to view Montezuma’s flora or fauna up, close and personal or following mountain trails or hiking up to the famous Montezuma waterfalls.
Horse-Back Riding through the hillsides to the waterfall of Rio Pánica (includes water & fruit, duration: approx. 4 hours, rate $40 per person)
Canopy above the Montezuma waterfalls (13 ziplines, duration approx. 2 hours, includes swim in one of the upper pools of the waterfalls, US$ 40 per person)
Cabo Blanco National Park (guided tour in English, Spanish or French, includes transportation and entrance fee, rate $35 per person).
Horizontes de Montezuma Apdo. 77 Cóbano, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
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