Montezuma Costa Rica

Nicoya Peninsula
Province of Puntarenas
Refugio Nacional de Vida Silvestre Romelia

Montezuma Costa Rica

Montezuma Costa Rica is on the furthest tip of the Nicoya Peninsula where the jungle mountains touch the Pacific shore. It is a picturesque village known for its bohemian atmosphere. Within easy walking distance you will find beaches, restaurants and lodging like hostels and cabins. The first visitors who found paradise in this beautiful corner of Costa Rica included Europeans, North Americans, and South Americans. Montezuma is now a multi-ethnic community giving rise to the unique and vibrant local culture well-loved by travelers from all over the globe.

Things to do in Montezuma

Montezuma Waterfall
Hike along a stream past a couple of smaller falls before coming to the main water cascade.

Montezuma Beach
This large sandy beach is a few steps north of the village center. At this beach the sea bottom drops steeply and the surf is sometimes rough.

Montezuma tours to other destinations nearby

Playa Grande
With a long expanse of white-sand beach, this is one of Montezuma’s best surf spots. Behind it you will find the Romelia Wildlife Refuge that protects flora and fauna. This nature reserve may not be entered.

Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve
This seabird sanctuary is popular for birdwatching. Around 240 bird species have been recorded in Cabo Blanco, along with several mammals. You might spot armadillos, anteaters, monkeys and coatis.

Curu Wildlife Refuge
Curu hosts one of the most beautiful beaches and protected bays on the Peninsula. It offers easy access to seeing some of the most sought-after species such as White-faced Monkeys, Spider Monkeys, Scarlet Macaws, White-tailed Deer, Collared Peccary, Coati, Raccoons, Coyotes, Iguanas, and hundreds of species of tropical and migratory birds. It protects endangered forested habitats such as mangroves, tropical moist and dry forests, and coral reefs.

Tortuga Island Snorkeling Tour
This small island is uninhabited and is characterized by clear turquoise water, white sand beaches, lush vegetation and volcanic reefs. You get to observe magnificent marine life during the snorkeling session.

Location and Map

Montezuma is located in the southern part of Costa Rica’s Nicoya Peninsula, 4 hr 30 min away  (161 kms /100 miles) from the Juan Santamaria International Airport and 3 hr 45 min (193.2 km / 120 miles) from the Liberia International Airport.

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