Montezuma, Costa Rica is a small fishing village that has become an artsy tourist town. The streets are lined with artisan craft makers and fire dancers, and there are numerous small shops and restaurants. This beach side town is walkable and has a number of beautiful beaches in either direction. You can explore local water falls by hiking through the jungle and along the river. Explore beaches by walking through beach and jungle until you find a secluded spot to set up your hammock or take a swim.
In an effort to help protect the sea turtle population, Montezuma has two protected turtle hatcheries.Turtle rescue in Costa Rica is incredibly important because of the theft of turtle eggs. These organizations track the turtles that come up on the beach to lay their eggs and once the turtle has finished laying the eggs and is back in the ocean, the volunteers collect the eggs and re-bury them in their protected hatchery. The mother turtles do not come back to retrieve their eggs, therefore posing no harm or suffering by taking the eggs and re-burying them. The volunteers then follow the dates until the eggs are ready to hatch. Once they hatch, they are collected and released on the beach to swim towards the ocean. The walk from the beach to the ocean is where the baby turtles gain their strength and ability to survive the ocean. Organizations like ASVO Montezuma and Refugio Romelia do great work in protecting and releasing turtles into the wild to hopefully restore and grow the sea turtle population.
Costa Rica is a small country, but can be complicated to get around. There are a number of different ways to travel to Montezuma.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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!