Montezuma Nicoya Peninsula Region of Costa Rica

A favorite for youths, surfers, and alternative-types, the bohemian town of Montezuma is an ideal, laidback beach town. Situated on the southeastern
cusp of the Nicoya Peninsula, Montezuma's immense natural beauty ranges from mangroves and estuaries to dense tropical forest.


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Vacations in Montezuma

Nestled amid a striking and varied landscape, Montezuma posses a unique open-air comfort and culture. It is a favorite of jovial spirits looking to take part in its ongoing, relaxed party. At night, the town's generally relaxed-vibe transitions to a more upbeat fiesta, once locals and visitors have had time to rejuvenate from a full day in the sun. For such a small town, the nightlife is exceptional, featuring a host of small bars and clubs to dance the night away. Also, Montezuma's notable restaurants host excellent cuisine. Vegetarian visitors will find plenty of options, and despite the Pacific coast location, Mediterranean dishes are a Montezuma hallmark.

Sitting at Montezuma's doorstep, Playa Grande (Grande Beach) is where many visitors go to relax on the beach and take in the beautiful surroundings. Surfing is generally good. However, rip tide currents can be quite strong, so please be cautious. Up and down the coast, tide pools form around rocky outcroppings, and just outside of town, there is a gorgeous 80-foot cascading waterfall with excellent swimming holes. Several places with warm natural springs can also be found nearby.

While Montezuma offers many cheap accommodations for those on a budget, the area also features upscale resorts, catering to luxury and comfort travelers. All types of traveler's will enjoy Montezuma's intimate and romantic scenery.


"Chico's is a great place to hang out at night time. Hike to the Montezuma Waterfall & rent an ATV for a day. "

"The property we stayed on had so many birds, lizards, was heaven! LOVED IT!!"

"La Naranja restaurant was our favorite, fresh fish caught daily. Very friendly people in this town. Tortuga Island tour is a must. The hike to the Montezuma falls, especially the second pool was a great adventure too. "

"Montezuma is magical. It is a place that words are not sufficient for describing how incredible it is. It appeals to every type of traveler; pristine beaches, wonderful food, laid-back and friendly locals, waterfalls to explore and wildlife around you. I can't wait to return to paradise in Montezuma."

"The Montezuma waterfalls, the beach, and baby sea turtles made the trip really fun. "

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