Snorkeling

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Snorkeling in Montezuma is a great activity, especially in the dry season (Dec-Apr) when the water is generally more transparent. The area has very clean water and thus an abundance of fish and other creatures. Moray eels, sea turtles, and octopus are commonly seen.

Map of Snorkeling Spots:

Anywhere there’s water you can jump in with a snorkel and see some fish, but there are special spots where the fish really seem to gather, and you’ll find very interesting rock formations. The more convoluted underwater terrain, with lots of small cracks, crevices, and caves, makes a much better home for small fish, and where there’s lots of smaller fish, there are many other larger predators that hunt them.

The following snorkeling map shows the best places for snorkeling, which include:

Montezuma: Playa las Manchas
Montezuma: Las Rocas
Malpais: Playa los Suecos
Cabuya: Cabuya Island
Santa Teresa: Playa Hermosa Tidepool

Map of snorkeling spots in the Southern Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica

Snorkeling Info:

  • Curú National Wildlife Refuge The estuary at Curu - watch out for crocodiles!Curú National Wildlife Refuge, known in Costa Rica as “Refugio Nacional de Vida Silvestre Curú” is the best park in the southern Nicoya peninsula. It offers scuba diving, a beautiful white sand beach, tons of wild animals including two reintroduction programs, cabinas for rent, mangrove swamps, hiking trails, and much more. Unfortunately, most tourists zip ...
  • Solo Bueno Tourguides Solo Bueno Tours and Tourguides in Cabuya Solo Bueno is a group of tour guides who grew up in Cabuya and thus know the area intimately. They specialize in taking small groups on various local adventures. Adventures offered by Solo Bueno: Cabo Blanco Park Snorkeling – Recommended! Solo Bueno is the only tour operator allowed to operate within the park’s boundaries. Snorkel ...
  • Cabuya Island Cabuya Island of the southern Nicoya Peninsula Cabuya Island is one of those magical spots that most people see, but few people actually take the time to walk out to. It’s a place of fear, legend, rumor, and excitement, supposedly haunted by ghosts at night, due to the fact that it’s been a cemetery for as long as anyone can remember. ...
  • Montezuma Crew Montezuma Crew's Boat, Casador de SuenosThe Montezuma Crew is run by a small group of Italians and Argentinians who live in the Montezuma area and who have a profound love of the ocean and everything in it. Their passion comes through in everything they do and rubs off on their clients who go with them for various seafaring activities ...
  • Playa Las Rocas – A Secret Awesome Beach Experience in Montezuma Playa Las Rocas Montezuma 1 Amazing Playa Las Rocas is a short drive from Montezuma to the south, or perhaps 20-30 minutes by foot. It’s between the beaches of Playa los Cedros and Playa las Manchas. This beach has a lot to it… there are two sandy beaches, with few waves because the rocks prevent the surf from getting ...
  • Hermosa Tidepool Huge tidepool near to Playa Hermosa, Costa RicaOne of the best secrets of the area, often overlooked by the surf-oriented travelers here, is the giant tidepool between Playa Hermosa and Playa Santa Teresa. It’s only exposed at low tide, and at that time, you will find a HUGE natural pool, larger than an olympic swimming pool. Filled with all kinds of interesting creatures, including ...
  • Tortuga Island Tours The crystal clear waters of Tortuga Island's best beachThe tour to Tortuga Island from Montezuma or Tambor has become perhaps the most popular of all tours and activities in the area. This tour, which usually is all day from 9am to 4pm, offers a lot in one package. First of all, the boat journey in itself is truly incredible. Looking at the ...
  • Playa Las Manchas – Costa Rica’s Cutest Beach playa-las-manchas-800pxPlaya las Manchas is named for the huge schools of fish that are found out in front of this picture-perfect beach. On a clear day you can find thirty or more species of fish, and often several dense and beautiful groups of silvery fish that you can swim with when you’re snorkeling. This is one ...
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