Best Resort In Montezuma Costa Rica

While staying in the southern tip of the Nicoya peninsula in the bohemian fishing village of Montezuma we found the most romantic boutique hotel as our pick for the 2 Traveling Lovers Getaway Couples Series.  The Nya Resort is our Best Resort in Montezuma Costa Rica honeymoon hotel choice.   

While traveling the world we look for getaway destinations and resorts that we can recommend to our subscribers. We always tour a few resorts, and at the end of our stay in each country or town, we select one resort to highlight in a video and blog post. We interview the manager, tour the property, and find out about all the amenities so we can be confident with our recommendation for the best getaways for couples.

We had the privilege of staying and experiencing firsthand Hotel Nya in Montezuma, both the hotel and community exceeded our expectations. Honestly, it was the small thoughtful things at Hotel Nya, which went above and beyond a typical boutique luxury hotel that made the experience so memorable.  The exemplary customer service included turning down the bed, flower petals throughout the room and nightly chocolates left on your pillow just to name a few of those added touches.   You will see in this post why the Hotel Nya is our ultimate honeymoon resort in this region of Costa Rica.     

We write these blog posts after spending time in the location, talking with locals and long term expats. We do however spend a lot of time checking the area, making sure we feel safe, eating at the restaurants, etc. We always tour a few properties before deciding. For us, the surroundings, (natural beauty) and amenities carry the most weight in our decision.

Background On Hotel Nya

Hotel Nya was born from a vision to create transformational hospitality, NYA Hotel started to emerge as the new face from a legacy. On April 2017, the former structure embraced the dripping color of a renovated image, making NYA a place of detail, creation and constant improvement, where the old converges with the new “between the green and the blue” in a hospitality hub. Nya: means tree in Chorotega, an aborigine language of Costa Rica.

Hotel Amenities

The hotel is constructing it in two phases, and for your arrival, you will be able to enjoy their Signature Restaurant – Ubin, by the Chef Keilor Sánchez. There is an adult and kids pools with ocean views, a yoga studio by Shala. The boutique hotel consists of 17 comfortable rooms, designed and decorated in minimalist style. Soon, the rest of the amenities will be thoroughly detailed, such as the Spa, Reception, and a second room building.

Jungle Surroundings

Nya is a tropical garden that’s within the jungle of Montezuma with unique wildlife. Its evident Nya takes pride in its wide variety of trees and plants that do an outstanding job at attracting wildlife like the agouti, howler monkeys, coatis, tayra (tolomuco), iguanas, as well as beautiful birds.

With quirky and calming designs by young central American architects, Nya wishes to complement, rather than compete, with the abundant beauty of Costa Rica’s nature.

“I would like to travel the world with you twice. Once, to see the world. Twice to see the way you see the world.”

Beautiful Rooms, French Cuisine & Yoga


Each room has been created with care to detail, allowing their guests to have a peaceful and relaxing time while enjoying the view from the all glass windows that overlook the forest and at times the ocean. Most of the rooms have a balcony or a terrace where you can sip on a glass of wine while you enjoy the healing sounds of the jungle.


The Restaurant On-Premise

Ubin by Keilor Sanchez: Ubin means School in Boruca, an aborigine language. Keilor Sanchez is an award-winning and critically acclaimed Chef. Ubin is his first project back in his hometown Montezuma, where he and the hotel owner grew up.

With 20 years of experience in French Cuisine, Ubin offers a delightful menu with more than 84 dishes, specialty cocktails and to die for desserts. Ubin by Keilor is a contemporary French restaurant in a state of the art building nestled in the gardens of the Nya Hotel. The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and the food is fantastic. The decor is clean modern, with notes of wood, cement, and metal.

Breakfast is included in your stay at Nya. Take it from us; the breakfast was fabulous. The menu is expansive, and you won’t be disappointed.

Montezuma Yoga by Dagmar Spremberg:

The hotel provides yoga practice daily, usually twice a day in an outdoor patio within the jungle. The yoga instructor, Dagmar Spremberg has lived in Montezuma since 2001 and still loves living in Montezuma. Dagmar has been dedicated to yoga and holistic health for the past 20 years.

NYA Hotel

Nature, raw beauty and pure relaxation. Enjoy NYA, this months pick in our Honeymoon Destination series

 Best Resort In Montezuma Costa Rica

What To Do In Montezuma?

Hotel Nya is steps away from the ocean, with the most beautiful sunrises in Costa Rica. The hotel is on the same street as the main downtown area, yet far enough away that you feel like you are in the middle of a jungle while staying a Nya. There are many restaurants, bars, shops, and tour companies close by to visit or schedule tours.

We went on the snorkeling tour to Isla Tortuga and it was a lot of fun. There are many tour companies in Montezuma; we recommend Zuma Tours for your excursion needs. They were fantastic, and the guides speak English. Zuma Tours is located next to the grocery store on the main street in town. It’s walking distance from Nya. Click here for our day at Isla Tortuga.

The Montezuma waterfall is a great day trip while staying in Montezuma. When leaving Nya, walk to the right through the town onto the beach, cross the beach until you reach the dirt road (road to Cabuya) going out of town. After a 5 to 10 minute walk up the dirt road, pass the bridge, and you will see a waterfall sign on the right-hand side of the road. Make sure you wear hiking shoes because you will be hiking over rocks and tree roots. The hike to the waterfall is approximately 20 minutes after you leave the road. You will come to a swimming hole after 5 minutes into the hike, keep following the stream until you reach the waterfall.  Check out our Montezuma waterfall video to see exactly how to get there and what to expect.  A few of the guys were jumping from the top of the falls.

Organic Farmers Market, every Saturday from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm in downtown Montezuma.

Montezuma has gorgeous sunrises so try to get up early one morning and walk down to the beach to enjoy the beautiful sunrise.

El Chorro horseback riding to a waterfall that falls into the ocean, if you want you can hike to the waterfall, it’s a 3-hour hike. If you decide to take the horseback riding tour, you can go through Zuma Tours

How Do You Get To Montezuma?



The Nya Hotel has an onsite restaurant called Ubin which serves contemporary French cuisine and it fantastic!!

Hotel Montezuma Restaurant is on the beach with the patio facing Montezuma beach and the ocean. It’s at the end of the main street. Prices are reasonable, and they have 2 for 1 drinks happy hour on select drinks from 4 pm to 6 pm.

Soda El Artesano & Soda Palmeras serve typical Costa Rican food is good for breakfast and lunch, both are located within walking distance.

Cocolores Restaurant, an upscale restaurant in Montezuma is excellent for couples with its romantic ambiance and vast menu choices. The menu consists of an array of Thai, Mexican, Greek and Italian dishes.

We went to Chelo Pizzeria for pizza, and it was thin crust, and it did not disappoint. They also serve homemade pasta dishes, salads and appetizers. They only take cash.

Another pizza place to try in Pizzeria Tierra y Fuego, which serves home-style Italian food; however, it is not within walking distance of Nya.

Just so you’re aware we have specific criteria we use when determining the “BEST” honeymoon location and resort for our subscribers. When we choose a destination, it has to check all the boxes.

  • Do they cater to couples?
  • Is it a place where you can build and strengthen your relationship?
  • Are there adventurous things you can do together?
  • Are they relaxing things to do together?
  • If you’ve been together for a while, will this place inspire you to renew your love and enhance your experiences as a couple?
  • Will this trip improve your perspective in life?
  • What can you learn about each other while traveling?
  • If you decide to go to this hotel for your honeymoon or to get away as a couple let us know how you like it, we love to hear from our subscribers.

More 2 Traveling Lovers Article & Video links from Costa Rica:

We spent a month traveling throughout Costa Rica.  If you’re interested in visiting the area, we hope you will find our articles and videos helpful.  All of our posts have a video included, and we have more videos on our YouTube channel. Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel too so you won’t miss a video. Subscribe here.  

Below are a few articles and videos from our stay in Costa Rica:

Top Costa Rica Budget Vacation Tips

Cost Of Living For A Couple In Costa Rica

10 Things You Need to Know Before Visiting Montezuma Costa Rica 

Best La Fortuna Restaurants In Costa Rica

Honeymoon/Couples Getaway Resort In Costa Rica   

Cost Of Living For a Couple Living in The Dominican Republic

8 Best Things To Do In La Fortuna Costa Rica

2 Traveling Lovers Videos ONLY on YouTube

Best FREE Excursions – La Fortuna

La Fortuna Waterfall

 Top Things To Do In La Fortuna

A Day In Montezuma

Costa Rica Transportation

Jaguar Rescue Center In Puerto Viejo


These are areas in Costa Rice we have traveled to and we recommend staying in these areas based upon our personal experience.  Click on the town to be referred to the link to each city.

La Fortuna   


Manuel Antonio

Quepos/Puerto Viejo


Closing Words

I hope you are excited to visit Montezuma on the Nicoya Peninsula in Costa Rica and specifically staying at the best resort in Montezuma Costa Rica, the Nya Hotel!  We feel this is the best honeymoon resort in Montezuma Costa Rica.   We spent a month traveling through Costa Rica looking for fabulous things to see and do for couples.  We have many videos and blogs sharing all the information we learned on our website.

 Travel Resources

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