Travel in Costa Rica

Costa Rica is a small country, but can be complicated to get around. There are a number of different ways to travel to Montezuma.

Costa Rica Beaches The fastest and most efficient option is to take a domestic flight to Tambor. This is a small local flight that takes about 25 minutes from San Jose airport. Landing in Tambor, you will be picked up by a taxi, which will bring you to Montezuma. It is about a 40 minute ride from Tambor to Montezuma. The flight offers some pretty incredible scenery! Check out Sansa or Nature Airlines for flight options. travel to Costa RicaIMG_0688

The other option is ground transportation, which offers a view of the countryside and a nice ride across the Gulf of Nicoya. This is a longer trip, approximately 4-5 hours, but allows you to see some beautiful parts of Costa Rica.

sunset in costa rica ferry in costa rica There are also the options of a shared shuttle and a taxi boat. This shared shuttle picks you up in San Jose and takes you to Jaco, where you will board a high speed passenger boat and arrive on the beaches of Montezuma.

Tortuga Island boat

There are many ways to travel to Montezuma, each offering some beautiful views of Costa Rica and all is has to offer. Travel in Costa Rica is an exciting adventure! Costa Rica Beach Resort - Honeymoon Packages

Rainy Season in Costa Rica

While many believe that the rainy season in Costa Rica is the wrong time to visit, we’re here to tell you all the wonderful reasons why you should consider a rainy season vacation!

beaches of Costa Rica

Costa Rica during the rainy season is green and lush! While you will see plenty of green during the dry season, the rainy season provides the trees and plants to thrive.

costa rica jungle

You also will see the sun! Some think that rainy season means rain all day and no sun. However, usually it will rain during the night and be sunny during the day. Always bring rain gear, an umbrella and a plastic bag for your electronics because you never know when an afternoon thunderstorm will roll in.

costa rica rainy season

The rainy season also means less tourism and lower prices. You’ll likely find that hotels have a high season price and a low season price. The rainy season will give you more for your budget. Towns and cities will be less busy and more enjoyable. Overall, it will be an enjoyable and worthwhile experience. Don’t rule it out as a great time to travel and visit Costa Rica!

Costa Rica Rivers

This time of year, as the rainy season is ending, the Costa Rica rivers are full and clear. The water and river bed is clean and there is plentiful water washing through the river. River Piedra Colorada is located next to Ylang Ylang. It’s a short 5 minute walk to get to this beautiful river with large rocks, small waterfalls, and a large pool for swimming. If you walk further up the river, you will find quiet and magical spaces to explore.This special place has also become home to a number of rock sculptures that people build upon when they walk by.

Costa Rica river Piedra Colorada river Montezuma Costa RicaCosta Rica jungleRivers in costa rica costa rica adventure

Wildlife in Costa Rica

While Costa Rica is famous for it’s wildlife on land, it also has incredible wildlife in the water. Taking a boat trip while in Costa Rica will likely provide some incredible wildlife sightings. The wildlife in Costa Rica is abundant and incredible to witness in person! A snorkel or dive trip to Tortuga Island or a fishing trip will allow you to see a great deal of marine life including dolphins, fish, turtles, whales and birds. This great video captures some of the incredible wildlife both above and below water!

 

 

 

 

Tortuga Island, Costa Rica

A fun day trip to take with friends, family, or your loved one. Venture off the beaches of Montezuma in the morning on a speedboat to Tortuga Island, Costa Rica. The 45 minute boat ride will take you along the coast to see quiet, undeveloped beaches, a waterfall, and small islands. Land at Tortuga Island, a beautiful white sand beach, with palm trees, and turquoise clear waters. Enjoy some snorkeling and a prepared BBQ lunch on the beach. Tortuga Island also offers many different types of activities like jet skiing, kayaking, and a banana boat. There is wildlife to see and a gift shop to explore. Enjoy a great day on the island!

adventure at tortuga island

Banana boat adventure at Tortuga Island.

Tortuga Island beach

Tortuga Island

An aerial view of Tortuga Island.

Tortuga Island boat

Boat Ride to Tortuga Island


Costa Rica Zip Line

Turning your Costa Rican vacation into an adventure can be done by signing up for a Costa Rica zip line. The zipline in Montezuma takes you above the canopy with ocean views and a jungle ride. You will hike up and down to the platforms, where you will zip through the trees and jungle. Halfway through the tour, you will arrive at the waterfalls where you will have the opportunity to jump off the falls and swim in the pool below. This is a great stop to cool down and enjoy some fun.

zipline costa rica costa rica travel costa rica beaches costa rica adventure zipline in costa rica

Costa Rica Beach Bungalows

What could be better than taking a tropical vacation right on the beach? Toes in the sand, sleeping to the sound of the waves, morning dips in the ocean. Our Costa Rica beach bungalows are perfect for your relaxing getaway. Our beach front bungalows open their doors right up to the beach. Just steps from the sand and sea. Our beach bungalows are private, stand alone units, with a large terrace and lounge chairs.

Ylang33 Ylang31 YlangYlang30 Ylang21

Montezuma Waterfalls

A short walk from the center of town leads you to the parking lot and entrance to the waterfalls. The hike to the Montezuma Waterfalls takes you along a rocky river until you arrive at a large waterfall and cool swimming hole. The pool of water is calm, cool and perfect for enjoying a refreshing swim. Depending on the time of year, the waterfall can be full with lots of water during the rainy season or a little less during the dry season. It’s a great adventure and a beautiful spot to check out during your time in Montezuma! Check out all different types of activities while you’re here!

costa rica waterfalls Montezuma Waterfalls  Travel to Costa Rica

Costa Rica Vacation Discount

tropical swimming pool

We’ve got a few rooms still available for most of December so we are offering a 15% discount on those remaining rooms! As it starts to get cold up north, come enjoy the tropical warm climate here in Montezuma. It’s the perfect time to get away before the rush of the holidays. Come take advantage of our special Costa Rica vacation discount from December 1st-19th. Enjoy paradise with us!

costa rica vacation

Garden Bungalow in Montezuma

bungalow in costa ricaOne of the most private units we have to offer are our garden bungalow in Montezuma  Costa Rica. Set back in the jungle, you’ll experience incredible wildlife from your private terrace. Yet, you are still steps from the ocean and can hear the waves crashing from your room.

jungle view in costa ricaThe garden bungalow has one queen bed, private bathroom with hot water. You will have a large outdoor patio with lounge furniture and an outdoor shower to rinse off the salt and sand. With large sliding glass doors, you will have a window into the incredible jungle surrounding you.