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Fly in an Ultralight Above Everything!

Fly in an Ultralight Above Everything!

You probably never imagined yourself coming to Montezuma and then getting in an ultralight plane to fly over the area, but you can certainly do it! Talk about an adrenaline rush… flying in an ultralight is one of the most exhilarating experiences you can have, especially over such an incredibly beautiful place. Just imagine soaring […]

Beach Cleanup – Where Does All That Trash Come From?

Beach Cleanup – Where Does All That Trash Come From?

Just about everyone, no matter what country you live in, has had the shock of arriving at what you imagine will be a pristine beach, only to discover that it’s covered with all types of trash. Plastic bottles, flip flops, plastic toys, etc. Any junk that floats will be found washed up on the area’s […]

Chunches de Mar Art Camp Festival

Chunches de Mar Art Camp Festival

Chunches de Mar is a once-yearly Art Camp and Festival, put on at Romelia Wildlife Reserve and Playa Grande, by local artist and photographer Nefertiti Ingalls. Contact Chunches de Mar: Website: Festival Chunches de Mar Facebook: Chunches de Mar Fanpage Email: volunteerromelia@gmail.com

Romelia Wildlife Refuge

Romelia Wildlife Refuge

Known in spanish as “Refugio Mixto de Vida Silvestre Romelia” (RMVSR), this reserve is located just behind Playa Grande in Montezuma. Although this inscribed as a national wildlife refuge, it’s still managed by the original family who founded it, so it’s not public property and should be respected as such. So unless you’re invited to […]

Nicolas Wessberg Natural Reserve

Nicolas Wessberg Natural Reserve

Nicolas Wessberg Natural Reserve is park of the Costa Rican National Park System. It’s a gorgeous piece of beachfront land, just north of Montezuma. You can easily reach it by walking 15-20 minutes, just past Ylang Ylang Resort. Named for Olof “Nicolas” Wessberg, the Swedish man who lived in Montezuma decades ago and became the […]

Curú National Wildlife Refuge

Curú National Wildlife Refuge

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 […]

Cuevas Murcielagos Wildlife Refuge

Cuevas Murcielagos Wildlife Refuge

The title above is a mix of Spanish and English, which I used to help travelers understand what it’s called and what it is. The translation in English would be “Bat Cave Wildlife Refuge” or in Spanish, the full name is “Refugio de Vida Silvestre Cueva Murcielago, Costa Rica” This area is not known well […]

Cabo Blanco National Reserve and Park

Cabo Blanco National Reserve and Park

Cabo Blanco is a popular tourist destination for tourists who visit Montezuma and Santa Teresa. They are naturally drawn to the largest national park in the area.

El Pinto Horseback Tours

El Pinto Horseback Tours

Marvin, the Costa Rican owner of El Pinto Horseback Tours, is a man who truly loves horses, and is completely passionate about his job. As I write this, Marvin has earned the #1 spot on Trip Advisor, beating out not only the other horse tour operators, but ALL other activities in Montezuma. His clients adore […]

Solo Bueno Tourguides

Solo Bueno Tourguides

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 […]

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