Montezuma was beautiful. Loved the place. Beautiful beaches, turtles, good atmosphere and short distance to places around.
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.
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.
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Montezuma is very chill and laid back. Prices are not too expensive.
Beautiful and noticeably less crowded than some other destinations. The beach was superb and our hotel ten minutes drive up the mountains was lovely, very relaxing and full of wildlife - we saw howler monkeys up close, coatis, toucans and parakeets among other things.
Our favorite location. Very small and intimate.
Great little town to explore
Monkeys came up to the swimming pool while my daughter was swimming!
I highly recommend Cafe Organico! Tasty dishes made with fresh, local, organic ingredients.
Really small village, but charming. I highly suggest trying Playa de los Artistas (just make reservations, and they only accept cash). The grouper plate was amazing, everything there is amazing! It's such a beautiful restaurant and the staff there is lovely. Also be sure to order a mango mojito! Also try Puggo's, the service might be a little long, but the food is to die for, and the place itself is really cute. Be sure to stop by the Mariposario Gardens to check out their butterfly garden. They also have a B&B that is super clean and comfortable if you are looking for a place to stay. Chances are you will get to see the monkeys from their balcony in the morning! The owners and staff are just so lovely and friendly, and they're super helpful.
Great little spot, we didn't too much time here.... we would spend more time here on our next visit
The coast is more rugged for beach swiming. The town is small and hippi-like. People are real nice though.
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, monkeys...it 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.
Puggo's and El Sano Banano were very good restaurants. We cooked at the Beach House so we didn't eat out that much.
The Montezuma waterfalls, the beach, and baby sea turtles made the trip really fun.
I loved Montezuma, but I'd say it's primarily for beach lovers. Lots of nice options for vegan dining in town!
Montezuma is a wonderful place; filled with natural beauty, great people and monkeys that like to test the limits of side mirrors. Everything about our trip was unbelievable and very memorable. I'll definitely will be back again and again...I just won't park under the mango trees!
Town is a little weird, but exciting! Water activities are not nearby, which is inconvenient, but the beach is mostly empty, which is nice. Ylang Ylang is a great place to visit if you are staying at El Sano Banano. Dinner (and movie) at El Sano Banano can't be beat! We saw an iguana!
Love montezuma so much. The people are the kindest people in the world