Hotel Aurora has a rich history in Montezuma, but has kept up with the changing times. Find out how this hotel has evolved over the years & what attractions are nearby!
Hotel Aurora History
Hotel Aurora exists by chance, & persists by pure passion from owner Angela.
After spending considerable time in Montezuma, Angela contemplated leaving the small village to continue her adventure around the globe. However, the locals offered her a piece of land at a fair price to keep their beloved guest, & Hotel Aurora was born.
Hotel Aurora has expanded over the years & has grown level by level.
There are currently over 30 rooms to choose from with a range of conveniences, which is a far cry from its origins. Gone are the days of lighting by candle & the adjacent soccer field has since been converted into a family friendly park.
Who knows what the next round of improvements will entail?!
Hotel Aurora Rooms
Hotel Aurora has a wide variety of rooms that will match any combination of comfort & budget:
Standard Room – The standard rooms at Hotel Aurora are located on the first floor & start at $45.00 a night.
Junior Suite – Junior Suites are located on the 2nd & 3rd levels & include the use of hammocks along with wood paneling in the rooms. Prices start at $50.00.
Suite – Suites are also located on the 2nd & 3rd levels with the added bonus of a TV & private balcony with furniture and/or a hammock. Prices start at $55.00.
Each room comes with:
- Private bath with towels
- Coffee maker
- Private sitting space outside
You can also add air conditioning for $10 & hot water for $5 per day, respectively.
One of the aspects we loved most about Hotel Aurora was that each room still had private sitting areas even though the hotel was free flowing & not overly regimented like traditional hotels.
Here’s an example:
Our own Junior Suite on the third floor not only had a table for two, but several comfortable lounge chairs surrounding a coffee table for relaxing.
There was even a thoughtful ceiling fan to help keep things cool.
Top Tip: Book directly through Hotel Aurora’s website for the best prices!
Hotel Aurora Common Areas
There are two common areas shared among guests at Hotel Aurora, which include a dual kitchen & a TV lounge by reception.
Junior Suite guests also can use the hammocks located on the 2nd level.
The kitchen is a great bonus to Hotel Aurora as it allows you to self-cater & enjoy your own culinary creations. It is especially helpful to those with dietary conditions or guests that might want a simpler meal compared to eating out three times a day. There’s a lovely view into the shaded park as well.
The dual kitchen has two identical sides that are fully stocked with crockery, & both have a stove & sink. This is a differentiator for Hotel Aurora since you can freely enjoy your own food & drinks at your accommodation. The fridge in your room helps keep your perishables cold, fresh, & away from the local wildlife.
Hotel Aurora Wildlife
You don’t need to leave Hotel Aurora to spot wildlife – they will come to you!
During our stay we saw capuchin monkeys in the trees across the street, an armadillo cruising through the park at night, & birds joining us for meals. There is also a resident iguana & an anteater tried to check-in to one of the rooms before it wandered off.
Things to See & Do in Montezuma
Hotel Aurora is located in the center of Montezuma & has close proximity to the beach, snorkeling & an excellent free waterfall.
5It’s a great base to explore the lower section of Nicoya Peninsula:
- Relax at Montezuma beach
- Hike & swim at Montezuma Waterfalls
- Spot wildlife along the trail to a hidden beach at Cabo Blanco National Park
- Visit the cemetery at low tide on Cabuya Island
- Surf at Santa Teresa & Mal Pais
How to get to/from Montezuma
Ferries between Puntarenas & Paquera depart approximately every hour. The journey takes approximately 1.5 hours & costs C$810.00 / $1.50
Buses between Paquera & Montezuma run in line with the ferry schedule. The ride takes approximately 2.5 hours & tickets cost C$1800.00 / $3.25.
The most convenient way to travel to Montezuma is by a water boat-taxi from Playa Herradura, 7km north of Jaco. The trip takes approximately 1 hour & costs around $40.00, including can transfer to Jaco bus terminal.
In a Nutshell
Address: 100 m north from Playa Montezuma, Montezuma, Costa Rica
Prices: Rooms start at $45.00
Amenities: Each room includes maid service, fridge, coffee maker, Wi-Fi, & access to the common areas
- Phone: +(506) 2642-0051
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Website: Hotel Aurora
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***The Final Word – Montezuma has a lot of attractions nearby, & Hotel Aurora makes the perfect base for exploring all of them.***
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* We received a complimentary stay at Hotel Aurora, thank you to Angela for hosting us. We only recommend great value accommodation that we would choose to stay at regardless & as always, all opinions are our own.
Visited in January 2017