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Cortez Angelfish

Cortez Angelfish

Cortez angelfish in Montezuma and Tortuga Islands are considered one of the most beautiful fish in the sea. Their bodies are smooth and curved in shape with fluid grace in their every movement.

Sardine Schools in Montezuma

Sardine Schools in Montezuma

Many schools of sardines are present in the waters of the Montezuma beaches and Tortuga Islands. Sardines are small fish with high oil content, usually bright silver in color.

Blue Spotted Jacks, Montezuma

Blue Spotted Jacks, Montezuma

The blue-spotted jack in the waters of Montezuma is considered a predator to be wary of, despite its moderate size. The fish is considered one of the marine fish of the family of Cardingae. When the blue spotted jack reaches one year of age, it is supposed to have reached sexual maturity. Spring is the […]

Snappers (Pargo)

Snappers (Pargo)

The snapper, known as “Pargo” in Costa Rica, is a common fish, found on both coasts and in all the areas where people would likely scuba dive.

Puffer Fish

Puffer Fish

Puffer fish in the Montezuma area are also called ‘blowfish’. They get this name because of their ability to ‘puff’ or ‘blow up’ their bodies to a medium sized football which is covered in thin sharp spines.

Observing Scorpion Fish in Montezuma

Observing Scorpion Fish in Montezuma

Montezuma and Tortuga Islands are known to host schools of scorpion fish. Scorpion fish belong to the genus Scorpaenidae. Scorpion fish live at the absolute bottom of the ocean, with a depth of almost 7000 feet.

White Tip Sharks in Montezuma

White Tip Sharks in Montezuma

It is believed that Montezuma and the Tortuga Islands are famous for the abundance of white tipped sharks in their surrounding waters. Cabuya and Tambor Bay have also been named as a couple of places that white tip sharks inhabit almost year round.

Orca Whales

Orca Whales

Orca whales live in the waters on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica, and are occasionally seen near Montezuma. Offering a wide range of activities in a sublime ambience, Montezuma has become a booming hot spot for aquatic and land sports, wildlife viewing, leisurely retreats and a lot more. Scuba diving and snorkeling are enjoyed […]

Pilot Whales

Pilot Whales

Along with countless marine creatures such as white-tip reef sharks, octopuses, fish, eels, nudibranchs and rays, there are plenty of cetaceans in the ocean bordering Montezuma, and pilot whales are one of them.

False Killer Whales

False Killer Whales

Sublime landscapes, dense rain forests, beautiful waterfalls and a large variety of wildlife define Montezuma. Scuba diving, snorkeling and surfing are its main pursuit. The coastal waters of Montezuma are profuse with fascinating marine animals; many of those are different kinds of cetaceans. The false killer whales, also known as Pseudocra Crassidens, are third largest […]

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Great Stuff

Clandestina Restaurant

  My new favorite restaurant, Clandestina is not to be missed by food lovers staying anywhere near to Montezuma. Established in March 2015, Clandestina is the new kid on the block. The Oregon/Tico collaboration is a winner among locals and travelers alike, with artisan craft beers, made onsite by Butterfly Brewing Co. and delicious, exciting […]

Montezuma Social