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 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 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. Supposedly, [...]
The 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 such [...]
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 too [...]
One 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 [...]
The 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 map [...]
Playa 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.