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Horseback Tour to “El Chorro” Waterfall

Horseback Tour to “El Chorro” Waterfall

Without a doubt, one of the best things to do when visiting Montezuma is to take a horse tour. The only major industry around Montezuma besides tourism is cattle ranching, so Costa Rica is definitely cowboy country. The people here love their horses, and rodeos are frequent and very popular events. We highly recommend the […]

Montezuma Falls

Montezuma Falls

Montezuma Falls is perhaps the most famous waterfall in Costa Rica. It isn’t a single waterfall, but three separate falls. To reach the first falls, start at the main beach road near Hotel Amor de Mar, and walk up the river for approximately 20 minutes. Here you will reach the tallest waterfall, with a huge […]

Cocolito Falls – El Chorro

Cocolito Falls – El Chorro

  A two hour hike down the beach from Montezuma, the El Chorro waterfall, at the far end of Playa Cocolito is one of the most magical places in Costa Rica. If you take the trip, you won’t be disappointed. The falls are beautiful, often with a rainbow in them. The beach just before it […]

Limestone Waterfall Cave

Limestone Waterfall Cave

This is one of the most remarkable sights in the Montezuma/Malpais area, and perhaps in all of Costa Rica. This waterfall has been formed over millions of years from limestone, with the same process that makes underground caves. The entire waterfall is a set of pools with perfect edges of uniform height, and have the […]

Rio Ario Falls

These falls are north of the map area, on one of the largest rivers in the area. Few tourists ever go to them and I haven’t visited either so I don’t have a photo to share with you. I’ve heard they’re spectacular and worth the trip up to see them.

Rio Negro Falls – Near Manzanillo

Rio Negro Falls – Near Manzanillo

When you take the road from Manzanillo to Cobano, you will cross the Rio Negro at a small bridge. Park there and walk down river for an hour to an hour and a half. You will see many large trees and a good variety of orchids. The falls have several large swimming holes. While walking, […]

Santa Fe Falls

The falls north of Santa Fe are one of the most mysterious waterfalls in the area. Most people who have lived here for years have never seen them and don’t even know they exist, yet they are marked on old maps. Usually, you can’t see the falls, but occasionally they will run so huge that […]

The Seven Sacred Pools of Florida

The Seven Sacred Pools of Florida

When Ponce de Leon searched for the fountain of youth in Florida, he was in the wrong country, because the place he was looking for is in Costa Rica. These spectacular falls are a true paradise, and usually no one will be there when you visit. To find them, drive from Cobano towards Tambor, and […]

Rio Lajas Falls

Rio Lajas Falls

This waterfall is legendary in the area, and few people have actually made the epic journey to see it. It’s a two-hour hike each way, so plan to spend the day hiking up to it… bring plenty of food and water. To get there, drive south from Montezuma to the Cabuya Bridge. You’ll see it’s […]

Buena Vista Falls

Buena Vista Falls

This is a small double waterfall in Delicias. It’s a wonderful, secluded spot where no one ever goes. It seems a shame to send tourists to it, so we’re not going to give directions. If you want to see these falls badly enough, you can find someone who knows where they are and will take […]

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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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