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The Hidden Tidepools of Mar Azul

The Hidden Tidepools of Mar Azul

At Mar Azul you’ll see a huge rock known as Punta Barigona, and is one of Malpais’s most well-known landmarks. This area holds a secret that few people know about, which is that the rock flats just to the south of Mar Azul, hold a tremendous number of amazing tidepools. How to find it To […]

Caletas-Arío National Wildlife Refuge

Caletas-Arío National Wildlife Refuge

Inscribed relatively recently (in 2006), the Caletas Ario wildlife Refuge (CANWR) has 313 hectares (773 acres) of protected land, plus protected marine reserves that extend 12 miles out to see, encompassing 19,846 Hectares! Within this zone, highly destructive fishing practices are prohibited. It includes 7km of beaches as well, including the impressive Rio Bongo river […]

Kite Surfing

Kite Surfing

Kite surfing is an ultra-extreme sport that’s usually done by people who have been surfing for a while and would like to try something new. You hold onto a large kite that pulls you through the water, which is balanced to your weight in such a way that with the right amount of wind and […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Olingo Surf and Nature Tours

Olingo Surf and Nature Tours

The Olingo team are perhaps the best guides in the area. Professionally certified in Costa Rica, they work with many of the best hotels and retreat centers to provide surf instruction, horseback riding, birdwatching, guided sea kayak tours, etc. Note: This is the “high end” of nature tours, and it’s relatively expensive compared to self-guided […]

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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