Hotel Luz de Mono
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When I graduated college, I briefly entertained the idea of returning to Madrid, where I had spent a semester abroad. I remember throwing the idea out to my mother, expecting all the normal protestations from a loving mother; "It's too far. It's too dangerous. It's too expensive." However, all she said is, "You'll be disappointed. It won't be the …
... at night reading quietly, we were taken a back by two big fury grey animals looking like giant cats scattering past us. “What the hell was that?” we all questioned. Sitting still we could see yellow eyes peering back at us from out of the bushes....four in total. And after a scourge and then some more silence, out they came. Raccoons! We had never seen these creatures in the wild before as they were definitely amiss from the Australian landscape but here they ...
... so we are not driving this infamous route in the dark.
We find the restaurant, Organico, in town but it is closed. We are totally bummed because ever since Amanda read reviews about this place online before we even left we had been looking forward to eating here. Plus we didn’t really eat breakfast as we planned to gorge ourselves on lunch. We take a peek into the little souvenir shop next door and I buy some post cards. ...
We had one more day in Jaco before we left on the speedboat to Montezuma. We didn't really do much that last day in Jaco other than hang out at the hostel in the hammock and chat on the internet.
The next day we hopped in a shuttle bus that took us to Playa Herradura, where the speeedboat was supposed to pick us up and take us to Montezuma. It was about an hour boat ride across to the peninsula where Montezuma is. We saw some sea turtles on ...
... taken over 8 hours, had cost us less than £5 each.
We had already spotted El Sano Banano where we were to stay for 3 nights. It was principally a rather expensive restaurant with rooms above. We had hot (tish) water, cable TV, aircon and Wifi. The room was fairly new and clean but very small and poky after recent hotel rooms we had had. The only window looked onto the corridor and so we had to keep the curtains closed most of the ...
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Pets allowed
TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Luz de Mono Montezuma
After a long journey to Montezuma via the ferry, my small children were excited to take a swim in the pool. The pool was very warm and cloudy-had I not promised the kids, we would have skipped the swim. After a quick 20-minute swim, my daughter's blonde hair turned completely green. Fortunately, I had special shampoo that minimized the damage, but others should beware (you should also be aware that you will only get two small bars of soap and no shampoo). We were promised towels for the pool, but we never got them. The room was dingy. Both bedside lights were broken (one I unplugged because it scared me). The shower was particularly awful, very small, old, and claustrophobic. We had reserved one night with the anticipation of staying three nights, but we checked out immediately after breakfast (which was surprisingly good). Luz de Mono has an amazing location in terms of access to the beach and town, but recognize that that is all you are paying for . . .
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.