Amor de Mar

The hotel’s intention is to benefit the local community and to respect the delicate ecosystem in which it resides. We are a boutique hotel based on sustainable principles and the love for nature.

A love story

History of Amor de Mar

“So how much is it?” That was the joke that turned into the rest of our lives. 

Ori, Amor de Mar Founder

Long story short is that we bought the hotel in 1991 while on vacation. We did not arrive with the intention to purchase anything but it was a spontaneous decision we never regretted. 

At the time Montezuma was a dirt road with little to no infrastructure. A true oasis that only received adventurous travelers as it was much harder to reach at the time. Our first morning in Montezuma we walked and came across a tranquil setting which is now the front lawn of the hotel. After speaking to the owners of the property, we inquired about renting the little casita that was next to the hotel and were told, “if you want to rent you have to buy”. 

“So how much is it?” That was the joke that turned into the rest of our lives. 

I have been running this hotel for over 30 years, I raised my children here and can only look back with appreciation for that fateful day. 

Ori, Amor de Mar Founder


We support the local community

Amor de Mar actively supports the local community of Montezuma. All of our fruit and vegtables are sourced from local producers who grow organically. Our delicious marmalades are all homemade with organic fruit by a woman in Cabuya. We also soure our eggs from the next town over. We do our best to get all we need from local producers so you and your family can get a taste the real Costa Rica. Throughout the hotel and restaurant you will find unique art, mosaics, artesanal lamps and furniture made by local artists. The owner supports the local school by contributing to special educational art and dance projects as well as improving infrastructure.


Amor de Mar operates on eco-friendly principles. The hotel has two eco-friendly villas and nine rooms to welcome you and your family to Montezuma. In front, you will find the sea and a natural tidepool. Due to the micro-efficient bacertia in our septic system, we only use 100% biodegradable cleaning materials, dish wash and laundry soap to keep our water clean. The bathrooms are equipped with water saving toilets and instant energy saving hot water heaters. We recycle, limit the use of plastics and encourage visitors to refill their water bottles in our lobby.

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Welcome to Amor de Mar!