These are fun, exclusive Catamaran tours for groups to the Tortuga Island and other beautiful beaches and Tropical Islands around Montezuma and Tambor bay, in the Nicoya Peninsula. These are all inclusive tours. Visitors can go snorkeling, scuba diving, relaxing, enjoying a cocktail, fishing and more.
ATV Guided Tours
This is a fun guided tour that takes visitors through trails in the forest, right through rivers, over cow pastures, swimming in two waterfalls, and covers the beautiful beaches near Montezuma and Tambor, or Cabuya, Mal Pais and Santa Teresa. They have ATV Honda, 420cc and 500cc, semi automatic, 5 speeds, strong and speedy machines in good condition. The machines can be used for a maximum of two people.
Montezuma Waterfall Canopy Tour
The canopy consists of a series of nine cables, and thirteen platforms that are dangled from the elevated forest floor. While on the canopy tour, visitors will see a number of indigenous plants and animals such as howler and white-faced monkeys, parrots, iguanas and many more. During the tour visitors stop at the famous Montezuma Waterfalls where they can take pictures and go for a swim in the pools created by the cascading waters.
Sport Fishing Tours
Zuma offers fishing trips for fishermen of all levels. Once in the deep sea water anglers catch Sailfish, Marlin, Tuna, Mahi-Mahi and Wahoo. Inshore fishing is carried out around rocks, reefs, river mouths and estuaries and anglers catch Roosterfish, Tuna, Snapper, Jacks, Mackerel, Snook and more. Once in the deep sea water anglers catch Sailfish, Marlin, Tuna, Mahi-Mahi and Wahoo. All the inshore fishing is done around rocks, reefs, river mouths and estuaries and anglers catch Roosterfish, Tuna, Snapper, Jacks, Mackerel, Snook and more. The tour departs from Tambor, Montezuma, Mal Pais and Santa Teresa, Costa Rica.
Horseback Riding Tours
Tours are available everyday by reservation and the start times are 8:30am for the mountains rides, and the beach ride in Cabuya depends on sea tides, which is generally anytime between 8am and 2pm. Through the dry season (Nov- Apr) Zuma also offers moonlight tours on appropriate days. Visitors can visit Mal Pais on certain days to watch the sunset and come back at night, with tours starting as early as 3pm.
Tortuga Island Snorkeling/Scuba Diving Tour
Visitors will start the day by taking a 50 minutes boat ride along the coast with panoramic vistas of the Pacific Ocean on the right and the a stunning landscape of the Nicoya Peninsula on the left. During the boat ride, most of the time, visitors will be able to see frolicking dolphins, jumping manta rays, primitive turtles or if one is lucky even humpback and pilot whales.
Once visitors reach the paradisiacal Tortuga Island the boat is anchored near the best snorkeling spots. The volcanic rock reef is surrounded by cerulean waters and is the home of the Angelfish, Porcupine fish, Morays, Needlefish, Spotted Eagle Rays and many more tropical species that will make it an unforgettable experience for snorkelers.
After the invigorating snorkeling experience the captain will take visitors to the beautiful white sand beach of Tortuga Island where drinks and fruits will be served while a delectable lunch gets ready. For lunch Zuma’s chef serves fresh BBQ fish, chicken or veggies with scrumptious grilled potatoes and homemade bread.
After lunch the afternoon will be yours to enjoy. You can go for a hike, a swim, rent a kayak, a banana boat, take a little “siesta”, or just chill at the beach. And then as the day comes to an end, we will get back on the boat for a beautiful ride back to Montezuma town.
For Scuba Diving, as soon visitors arrive to the Island the diving boat comes to pick them up, for the two immersions in two different spots, the visibility average is between 7 and 15 meters. What divers can expect in these waters is nice volcanic rock formations, big school of fish, rays, morays, white tip sharks. They offer all the scuba equipment, and a dive master or an instructor as a guide.
The rest of the afternoon is for visitors to enjoy whatever they like. You can take part in a volleyball game or rent a kayak to discover the other isolated beaches of the island. The more adventure struck tourists can take a hike up to the top of the island for some striking views of the Gulf of Nicoya and the surrounding islands, or take a nap under the lush, swaying coco palms on the island. You get back on the boat at the end of the day for the scenic ride to Montezuma.
Water Taxi and Shuttle Service
Using Zuma’s water taxis and shuttles, guests can take in the striking picturesque ways as they would take them from the shores of Montezuma to Jaco Beach on their water taxi boats, crossing the Gulf of Nicoya. The boat ride takes only an hour and is the speediest way to get from Montezuma to Jaco or vice versa. Guests can also see the Nicoya Peninsula and its breathtaking natural treasures like the beaches, waterfalls, good waves and much more. This is also one of the most economical and convenient way to get to Santa Teresa, Mal Pais, Manzanillo, Playa Hermosa, Tambor and Cabuya Towns.
The boat moves daily from Montezuma at 9:30 am, and again from Herradura beach, just a bit north from Jaco beach, at 11:00 am for the return to Montezuma. Visitors will probably have the chance to view marine wildlife, like dolphins, manta rays, turtles and even humpback whales. Zuma arranges land transportation from Jacó to Manuel Antonio, Dominical, Uvita or San José (Airport) or from Montezuma to Mal Pais, Santa Teresa, Cabuya, Tambor, or where visitors need to go in Costa Rica in comfortable AC Shuttle Vans.
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