Montezuma

Nicoya Peninsula

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 Falls Quest Without Zip-Lines

ATV Tours|4 hours

Montezuma

4.8 / 5.0
Starting At$180
Montezuma Falls Quest Without Zip-Lines

The Montezuma Waterfalls are one of the Nicoya Peninsula’s most spectacular sites. Crashing through the rainforest and forming large pools, the three waterfalls are...

4.8 / 5.0
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Tortuga Island

2-in-1 combo|7 hours

Montezuma

4.4 / 5.0
Starting At$50
Tortuga Island

Launch an all-day adventure from Montezuma to the lovely Tortuga Island. During this tour, you'll have the opportunity to snorkel amongst a volcanic reef, swim...

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Taxi Boat from Montezuma to Jaco

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Montezuma

4.3 / 5.0
Starting At$35
Taxi Boat from Montezuma to Jaco

Sit back, relax and enjoy the sights as you're zipped across the Golf of Nicoya from Montezuma to Jacó which save more than 4 hours of travel time and connects the...

4.3 / 5.0
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Ylang Ylang Beach Resort

Montezuma

Air Conditioning

Bar

Free Breakfast

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4.8 / 5.0
From$203

Ylang Ylang Beach Resort

The Ylang Ylang Beach Resort is located on the beautiful Nicoya Peninsula, in the town of Montezuma. This area is a hot spot for nature and beach buffs who love endless...

4.8 / 5.0
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Hotel Celaje

Montezuma

Bar

Free Breakfast

Jacuzzi

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4.4 / 5.0
From$113

Hotel Celaje

The Belgian owned Hotel Celaje is situated in Cabuya, seven km from Montezuma and one km from the natural reserve of Cabo Blanco. The hotel is located in front of the...

4.4 / 5.0
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Los Mangos

Montezuma

Jacuzzi

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3.8 / 5.0
From$35

Los Mangos

Los Mangos is located on the beautiful Nicoya Peninsula, in the town of Montezuma. This small, hip village remains one of the most popular destinations on the coast,...

3.8 / 5.0
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Hotel Luz de Mono

Montezuma

Bar

Cable TV

Free Breakfast

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5.0 / 5.0
From$75

Hotel Luz de Mono

Hotel Luz de Mono is located on the southern tip of the Nicoya Peninsula, in the village of Montezuma. On this peninsula, mountains sweep down to the Pacific Ocean,...

5.0 / 5.0
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Montezuma Beach Houses

Montezuma

Air Conditioning

Bar

Cable TV

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4.7 / 5.0
From$198

Montezuma Beach Houses

Set along the shores of Montezuma, the three Montezuma Beach Houses are beautifully designed and well appointed with a host of amenities. Their location is ideal –...

4.7 / 5.0
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El Sano Banano Village Hotel

Montezuma

Air Conditioning

Bar

Free Breakfast

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4.1 / 5.0
From$85

El Sano Banano Village Hotel

The Sano Banano Village Hotel is located on the Nicoya Peninsula, in Montezuma. The southern Nicoya Peninsula is one of Costa Rica's most secluded gems. You can walk...

4.1 / 5.0
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Casitas Sollevante

Montezuma

Air Conditioning

Cable TV

Jacuzzi

Swimming Pool

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3.9 / 5.0
From$186

Casitas Sollevante

Casitas Sollevante in Montezuma, part of Costa Rica’s Nicoya Peninsula region, provides a dream vacation getaway. Guests enjoy unwinding at the resort’s charming...

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