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Rio Lajas Rivermouth – Los Reyes

Rio Lajas Rivermouth – Los Reyes

  The Rio Lajas Rivermouth is yet another super amazing epic beach spot to hang out at. It has a clean river with many pools to swim in, a ton of interesting water birds for birdwatching enthusiasts, a surf spot, and a long beach with almost no one on it. How to find it 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 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 […]

La Lora Beach in Santa Teresa

La Lora Beach in Santa Teresa

One of the most beautiful beaches around, and perhaps the reason that Forbes magazine voted the beaches of the Malpais/Santa Teresa among the Top 10 Most Breathtaking Beaches. This beach has soft white sand, with no rocks, so it’s a fairly safe beach. It’s named for the nightclub, called “La Lora Amarillo” (The Yellow Parrot) […]

Playa Carmen’s White Sand Beach

Playa Carmen’s White Sand Beach

Playa Carmen is the first beach you’ll arrive at when you come down the hill from the mountains to the Santa Teresa / Malpais area of the southern Nicoya Peninsula. This is the center of the beach areas… to the south, everything is Mal Pais. To the north, you get to Santa Teresa, then Playa […]

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 […]

Sunset Reef – a Soul Surfer’s Paradise

Sunset Reef – a Soul Surfer’s Paradise

Sunset Reef is one of the very best surf spots in the Mal Pais area, but few people surf it because you need a vehicle to drive to it, and most surfers staying in Santa Teresa are happy with the waves in front of their hotel or rental villa. For those who want a bit […]

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