On december 2005 i went to this place with my girlfriend Tanja, we enjoyed from dec 26 to jan 2nd 2006 and we fell in love of the place and the beautyfull surooundings. This was actually a nice trip and i have to say this trip made us being more closer together, somehow even as it is really typical without luxuries was really romantic, maybe because of the season or maybe because has some magic around. We made a trip through the river really early at morning in a really typical wood boat and we had a great view of the sunrise from there, also we participated with the natural reserve setting baby turtles free (this happens every new years eve) and we have been walking through the beach, exploring the small rivers around and having a nice bath in the shores. I recommend going to the right side of the shores when you come from the main street down to the beach as you can go really far away inside the water and the waves are lower. In this side theres no "alfaque" as in the left side. We also had fun with reggae bands playing live, a nice party in "animal desconocido", fireworks in the middle of the night in new years eve and a nice dinner full of seafood. We enjoyed also the coconuts and we had an amazing Pi?a Colada with real natural ingredients made by our friend "pichi" at El Caracol Cafe-bar... this was actually really nice cause we brought the ingredients and he carved the pi?a that served as a glass... COOL!!! so was really nice being with Tanja on my side, watching the beautyfull sunset, enjoying the nature and off course having fun around. So go on the trip and enjoy this place as much as you can, you also can go to "Poza del Nance" a beautyfull spot in the side of sipacate. In this place you can watch, touch and share with the green sea turtles (big ones) as they pass by for eating in the manglares and you can help the volunteers of USAC university to catch them and label them with a chip as they come from the migration from Costa Rica and go up to Mexico. So if you are looking for something nice to odo visit this spot. Hasta la vista amigos!!!
-- (July 6, 2006) on Monterrico