Montezuma Services & Facilities
Pay phones are plentiful in town, located in and near the park, just before Hostel Lucy, and near the bus stop. Most are operated by phone card, not coins; purchase a phone card in any pharmacy or grocery store in Costa Rica.
Cell phone reception is unpredictable around Montezuma’s outskirts, but visitors can find a decent signal in the center of town.
Bananet, next to the Sano Banano hotel, offers wireless Internet for around $2 an hour. SunTrails also rents computers with flat screens and offers high speed Internet by the minute. They charge the same rates, and at both places you get to enjoy ice-cold air conditioning – a nice relief from the Costa Rican sun.
The library/bookstore in the center of town provides postal services Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. An official post office is located in Cobano (8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; closed 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Monday-Friday).
Banco de Costa Rica has an ATM machine in Montezuma, which is out of order more often than not. Local hotels do offer currency exchange services, but their exchange rate is not favorable. The nearest bank is located four miles north in Cobano, where travelers will find a Banco Nacional and ATM on the corner of the main intersection.
Full-service gas stations are located in Cobano.
The nearest clinics and pharmacies are located in nearby Cobano. There, a doctor is on call 24-hours per day. An ambulance is on stand-by in case of emergencies, servicing Cabuya and Montezuma (Tel. 2380-4125). For all major emergencies in Costa Rica, dial 911.