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Playa Montezuma

Playa Montezuma

Playa Montezuma is what it’s all about here… the rugged glory and white sand have been bringing adventurous travelers to the Southern Nicoya Peninsula for decades. The beach start just outside of town, to the north, and is the recommended location for swimming and beach-loafing, because of the pollution potential in Montezuma Bay. This beach […]

Playa Cocolito

Playa Cocolito

Playa Cocolito is probably the most deserted beach in the entire Montezuma/Malpais/Santa Teresa area. It’s inaccessible by car, and so the only way to get there is to hike in. Tourists come here for two reasons… first because it’s an amazingly beautiful hike and for those who want to go farther than Playa Grande it’s […]

Cabuya Island

Cabuya Island

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, […]

Playa Cabuya

Playa Cabuya

In Cabuya is one of the best beaches on the Peninsula, despite the fact that many people who visit or live in the area think that Cabuya’s beaches aren’t all that great. While it’s true that much of Cabuya is dark sand, rocks, or even seems muddy, as you can see, this beach is gorgeous. […]

Playa Los Cedros

Playa Los Cedros

One of the most beautiful beaches in the area, Playa los Cedros is located south of the town of Montezuma, about halfway to Cabuya. Not only is it one of the best beaches to just hang out at, but it’s a great surf spot. A left-hand point break, “Cedros” is a beautiful wave, but only […]

Piedra Colorada

Piedra Colorada

Twenty minutes hike north of Montezuma is a small beach, stream, and wasterfall called “Piedra Colorada” which is a fairly easy hike and a popular destination for both tourists and locals. Further past is Playa Grande, but many stop here because it’s so scenic, lots of people hang out here, and there’s more shade. A […]

Playa Grande of Montezuma

Playa Grande of Montezuma

Playa Grande of Montezuma, not to be confused with an even more famous beach in Costa Rica, Playa Grande near Tamarindo, is a 30-40 minute walk north of town. A common destination for tourists and locals who would like to get away from the crowds (not that Montezuma’s closer beaches are ever actually crowded) but […]

Playa Las Rocas – A Secret Awesome Beach Experience in Montezuma

Playa Las Rocas – A Secret Awesome Beach Experience in Montezuma

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 […]

Montezuma Bay and its Dirty Secret You Should Know

Montezuma Bay and its Dirty Secret You Should Know

Montezuma has the most beautiful little bay, which is part of what makes it such a beautiful little town. You can best appreciate it by sitting at the Hotel Montezuma restaurant on the corner, which overlooks it. The food isn’t the best, but the ambiance makes up for it. The fisherman, boat excursions, and water […]

Playa Las Manchas – Costa Rica’s Cutest Beach

Playa Las Manchas – Costa Rica’s Cutest Beach

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.

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 […]

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