Nestled amid a striking and varied landscape, Montezuma is a town in Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica. This town is close to the southern tip of the Nicoya Peninsula, 8 km south of the town of Cobano and 41 km southwest of Paquera. It has begun as a remote fishing village but since 1980 it has gained popularity as a tourist destination especially for the tourists with limited budget. It is an ideal laidback beach town for the surfers, beach lovers, eco-tourists, youths and alternative-types. Surrounded by jungle covered hills with small rivers forming scenic waterfalls and pools, this endearing beach town demands you abandon the car to stroll, swim and surf (if you can stroll a little further). This town also poses a unique open-air comfort and culture and perfect for the jovial spirits seeking a place to take part in its ongoing, relaxed party. As Montezuma is a small town, its nightlife is exceptional. There are some small bars and dance club where you can spend some fun time at night. There are restaurants which offer excellent cuisine and there are plenty of options for the vegetarians and Mediterranean dishes are a Montezuma hallmark.
Montezuma offers many cheap accommodations for the tourists with limited budget and also features upscale resorts for the travelers who want to enjoy luxurious facilities as well as comfort. There are best accommodations that will suit your particular needs and budget requirements.
Situated in Montezuma, in the Southern Nicoya Peninsula, Anamaya Resort is an exotic resort. Its salt-water infinity edge pool is perhaps the most spectacular feature of Anamaya. It offers different Yoga classes, workshops and teacher training program, comfortable accommodation and many more.
Phone: +506 2642-1290
Kalapiti Luxury Jungle Suites
Situated on the south of the Nicoya Penisula, Montezuma, nestled in a fantastic natural context of thriving dry tropical forest, Kalapiti Luxury Jungle Suites is more than a typical rental home. Here you will enjoy healthful fruits and vegetables collected from its own organic garden.
Phone: +506 2642-1361
Ylang Ylang Beach Resort
The Ylang Ylang Beach Resort is situated on the beautiful Nicoya Peninsula, in the town of Montezuma. It provides offers a variety of bungalows and suites. Its restaurant serves dishes prepared especially with the freshest of ingredients and mainly organic products.
Phone: 1-888-795-8494 / +(506) 2642-0636
Mid Priced Hotels
Amor de Mar
Situated on the Pacific Ocean next to the river in Montezuma, this hotel overlooks amazing ocean view. It offers cozy individually styled rooms as well as two unique Beach Villas, Casa Sol and Casa Luna. In its restaurant you will enjoy a wholesome breakfast and organic lunch.
Phone: +(506) 2642-0262
In Montezuma, the property of Los Mangos is the largest singly owned piece of land. This hotel is situated on the celebrated Montezuma beach, in the south part of Nicoya Peninsula and surrounded by National Parks and Natural Reserves.
Phone: (506) 2642 0076
Montezuma Nature Lodge
This lodge is set on a hill, somewhere between heaven and sea. Its accommodations and restaurant inspired by the natural beauty around Montezuma.
Call: (506) 2642-0124 / 2642-0664
Low Priced Hotels
Casa Colores Rental Houses
It is a family owned and operated vacation rental houses and hotel. Situated just 1.5 km from Montezuma, Costa Rica, this hotel colorful and private cottages set on the beautiful tropical garden.
Phone: (506) 2642-0283
Montezuma Gardens B&B
“The Butterfly Garden” small hotel provides 4 guest rooms that are located on the second floor. Every morning from 7am-9am you will enjoy a rotating full breakfast and you will also enjoy unlimited access to our butterfly garden.
Situated in in “downtown” Montezuma, Montezuma Pacific is a quiet friendly hotel. It offers nice, clean, quiet rooms with air conditioning, hot water, WiFi and a digital safe and also there is coffee and hot tea for you every morning.
Phone: +506 2642 0204 or +506 2642 0970
Luz en el Cielo Eco B&B/Hostel:
From this hotel you will find the famous waterfall with a short hike away and there is also a wildlife preserve, the best surfing beaches, a National Park you will find with a short driving distance. This hotel offers a unique lodging experience in Montezuma.
Phone: (506) 2642 0030
Mar y Cielo
Situated in the middle of the Montezuma town, this hotel is a small, inexpensive beachfront hotel with a 5-star view. It is a perfect place for the backpackers and low-budget travelers.
Phone: +506 2642-0036
There are so many great restaurants in such a small place like Montezuma town. There are also some Places to enjoy beachfront dining experience. Here goes some of the restaurants to choose from:
At the L’ Angolo Allegro Pizzeria, you will enjoy Italian cuisine with a touch of Argentinean style.
Established in March 2015, Clandestina restaurant is at the Montezuma Butterfly gardens. It remains open Tuesday – Saturday, open 12 Noon to 9pm and offers Hispanic, Central American, Mexican cuisines.
Cocolores, a chic, beach-front restaurant, is snugly at the lovely water-edge of Montezuma and perfect for couples and honeymooners seeking romantic dinners.
El Sano Banano
Located in the midst of Montezuma, El Sano Banano offers a very reasonable price for equally the same quality and taste of food. Its specialties are Fish, Fruit Smoothies, Frozen Yogurt Creations, Espresso Drinks, Mocha Chillers.
Situated 50 meters south of the town center, in the heart of Montezuma, Cafe Organico is one of the coolest spots in the area that provides vegan, vegetarian and gluten free options along with your typical Costa Rican dishes.
In Montezuma Puggo’s Restaurant is one of the finest places for eating out. It serves excellent Israeli and Middle Eastern cuisine.
Tierra y Fuego
Tierra y Fuego is a classy little restaurant owned and run by lovely Italian couple. It is situated high up in the lush hills of Delicias, behind the beautiful Montezuma.
Playa de Los Artistas
Nestled on the smooth, silvery sand right in front of the azure ocean, Playa de Los Artistas is a very special restaurant. It serves delicious dishes prepared with with impeccable hygiene, using the freshest of all organic products.
Activities and Attractions:
From the village center with a 15-20 minute hike you can reach this “Montezuma Falls”. It is a high and very beautiful waterfall that tumbles from a height of 24 meters and feeds a large natural pool for swimming. Above it are two more pools that you can hike to from below by scaling the cliff using a rope and climbing on tree roots, or you can walk up the paved road and pay 2000col to enter at Suntrails Canopy Tour entrance, which is much safer and easier. Montezum
Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve
Situated 9 km south of Montezuma, Cabo Blanco is the oldest nature reserve of Costa Rica. Established in 1963 even before the park’s inception in 1970, this park a popular tourist destination for tourists who visit Montezuma and Santa Teresa.
More info: http://www.montezumabeach.com/cabo-blanco/
Romelia Wildlife Refuge
Also known as Playa Grande of Montezuma, Romelia Wildlife Refuge is known in spanish as “Refugio Mixto de Vida Silvestre Romelia” (RMVSR). The size of this refuge is 156.3 Hectares, or 386.4 acres, and includes the land from 50 meters behind the high tide line. This is a gorgeous beach with no development, a 30 minute walk to the north of town.
Anamaya Surf Camp & Yoga
This exotic retreat center offers yoga and surfing packages. These packages also include accommodations, gourmet organic food, and trips to the best surf spots.
It takes 30 to 40 minute walk north of Montezuma to reach this mid/high tide spot. This surf spot is ideal for beginners as it has a very consistent, but small wave. A great company to hire for surf lessons and board rentals is Young Vision.
Yoga in Montezuma
Group classes is held in the town center of Montezuma, across from El Jardin Hotel and these classes are directed by the Instructor/ Author Devaya.
Montezuma Yoga classes are held in Sunday through Friday, 9:30-11 a.m. but sometimes this class schedule varied and held at night. These classes are instructed by Yoga Instructor Dagmar Sprember.
Ylang Ylang offers daily yoga classes directed by Ireni or Diane and the classes are held in Tue-Fri at 9-10:30 a.m.
Cabuya is just to the south of Montezuma along the beach, and by car is 10 minutes or so. It has the only entrance to Cabo Blanco national park, as well as a few small hotels and restaurants.
Santa Teresa / Malpais
Santa Teresa, a beach town directly west of Montezuma, is about three times larger. This town is one of Costa Rica’s top surf destinations, and is loved by sunset watchers. It has many high end beachfront villa rentals, over 100 small hotels, and the best array of restaurants of any beach town in the country.