Fun Things To Do In Montezuma Costa Rica

Montezuma waterfall

Montezuma Waterfall

-Hike to the famous 3 tier waterfall of Montezuma
-Walk up the river path to enjoy the large swimming hole and the tallest waterfall
-For the adventurous, you can climb to the top 2 pools but be prepared for a narrow path against the cliff
-We discourage jumping from the rocks as it is slippery & dangerous
-Journey time from Ylang Ylang: About 35 minutes
-Free Activity

Tortuga Island snorkeling tour through Ylang Ylang tour desk

Tortuga Island Day Trip

-Beautiful 50 minute boat ride to and from Tortuga Island with the possibility of seeing marine life like dolphins, whales and turtles
-Enjoy the island’s calm turquoise water, white sand beach and shady palm trees
-Enjoy Snorkeling by a nearby island

-Includes: Lunch, drinks & snorkeling equipment
-9:00am – 4:00pm
-Adult rate: $64 (Children 5-10: $45, Under 5: Free)
Zipline Tour through Ylang Ylang tour desk

Zip-Line Canopy Tour

-Enjoy 9 zip-line cables totaling 1,320 meters
-Breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean and the jungle canopy you’ll be swinging through!
-Take a refreshing swim at the Montezuma waterfall during the break
-Weight Limit: 110kg / 240lb
-Departures: 9:00am & 3:00pm
-Adult rate: $45
Curú Wildlife Tour through Ylang Ylang tour desk

Curú Wildlife Refuge

-Our top recommendation for a guided tour in the area!
-Your naturalist guide, Eduardo will point out animals & explain the tropical vegetation
-Abundant wildlife to spot and numerous trails to explore
-Picture-perfect tropical beach with white coral sand & calm waters
-Included: Transportation, park fee, drinks & bilingual naturalist guide
-Available times: 7am – 12pm OR 1pm – 6pm
-Adult rate: $75 (2 people minimum)
-High Definition Swarovski spotting scope included in tour
Beach Horseback riding through Ylang Ylang tour desk

Horseback Riding on the Beach

-Enjoy a 3 1/2 hour ride through jungle trails & 7 beaches
-Gallop and enjoy the adrenaline or just take it slow and enjoy nature
-Stop for a break at our area’s famous waterfall… one of the seven waterfalls in the world that drops into the ocean
-Included: Drinking water, fruits & guide
-Departure time depends on the tide
-Adult rate: $45
ATV Adventures through Ylang Ylang tour desk

ATV Adventure

-Take the adventurous route to explore the surrounding areas… a self-guided ATV tour (All Terrain Vehicle)
-Drive along country roads and through tropical forests
-Head to Malpais and Santa Teresa, our neighboring towns just a 45 minute ride away for lunch, a swim or surfing
-If you’re a hiker, Cabo Blanco Reserve is down the road from Montezuma
The Following Rates Include a Full Tank of Gas (return empty at no charge)
-Half day: $75 / Full day: $95
Rates are per ATV. ATV’s seat 1 or 2 people
Sports Fishing adventures through Ylang Ylang tour desk

Sport Fishing

-The abundant marine life off the tropical Pacific Coast makes Costa Rica one of the world’s top fishing destinations
-The coastal waters are home to yellow-fin tuna, mackerel, jacks & mahi-mahi while deeper out you may find sailfish, wahoo & marlin
-The boat is equipped with outriggers & top of the line fishing gear
-Full day (7am-3pm): $1,150 / Half day (7am-12pm): $750
-Coastal Afternoon fishing (1-4 pm): $450
-Combo Fishing & Isla Tortuga (8am-4pm): $1,250 (12 people max.)
-Rates up to 5 people (1/2 day & Afternoon) or 8 people (Full Day)

Sunset Tour through Ylang Ylang tour desk

Malpais / Santa Teresa Sunset Tour

-These long stretches of beaches, best known for world class surfing, are located on the western side of the Nicoya Peninsula
-This area is exquisite for the tropical sunsets of Costa Rica
-Discover these beaches in a comfortable environment: simply sit back, relax and enjoy the sunset over the Pacific Ocean
-Great for a romantic evening or just to see more of the peninsula
-Includes: Transportation, drinks & bilingual guide
-2:00pm – 7:00pm
-Adult rate: $65 (2 people minimum)
Surf Lessons on Playa Grande through Ylang Ylang tour desk

Surf Lessons

-Surfing on the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica is a rewarding experience for beginners and pros alike
-Departure time depends on the tide
-Surf Lesson rate: $45
-Surf boards are also available to rent for $25 per day
Cabo Blanco Tour through Ylang Ylang tour desk

Cabo Blanco National Park

-This National Park is located just 7km from our resort
-The first national park founded in Costa Rica, great for hiking!
-Consists of 1,272 hectares of protected land & 1,790 of ocean
-The park is open from 8:00am – 4:00pm (Closed Mondays & Tuesdays)
-Includes: Transportation, park fee, drinks & bilingual naturalist guide
-Departure: 7:30am – 12:00pm
-Adult rate: $75
Scuba Diving expeditions through Ylang Ylang tour desk

Scuba Diving

Choose from the following:
1) Private Dive Tour to Tortuga Island & Surrounding Beaches – 8:00am – 4:00pm
-2 tanks per person: $650 (up to 4 people price). $50 per additional person after 4 (8 people max).
1) Discover Scuba Diving (for non-certified divers)
-2 tanks: Included in the above tour
Includes: Ground transportation, dive yacht, dive gear, lunch, fruits & drinks.

Rent a bike a ride alongside the ocean

Montezuma Bike Rentals

-Explore the surroundings of Montezuma on a Mountain Bike.
-We recommend booking a minimum of 1 day in advance.
-$18 full day
-$14 half day
El Chorro Waterfall expedition while staying at Ylang Ylang

El Chorro Waterfall

–Our area’s famous waterfall… one of the seven waterfalls in the world that drops into the ocean -A beautiful walk along deserted beaches & through jungle trails
-Climb to the top for a break & a stunning panoramic view
-What to bring: Lots of water & sunscreen
-We recommend to start your journey early in the morning when the weather is cooler
-Journey time from Ylang Ylang: 1 hour 30 minutes (one way)
-Free Activity
Playa Grande activities while staying at Ylang Ylang Beach Resort

Playa Grande Activities

-Enjoy the walk weaving through the jungle and onto the beaches
-A long, seemingly endless beach great for sunbathing
-Soft waves for boogie boarding, surfing or just a dip
-What to bring: Water & sunscreen 
-Journey time from Ylang Ylang: About 25 minutes
-Free Activity
Piedra Colorada River activities while staying at Ylang Ylang

Piedra Colorada River

-A swimming hole edged with sand made of unique colored rocks
-Climb up the river path to small waterfalls & a shady swimming hole
-Great for kids and anyone wanting to explore a local river
-Journey time from Ylang Ylang: Just 5 minutes!
-Free Activity
Yoga class on the beach at the Ylang Ylang Beach Resort

Yoga vacation in Costa Rica

Yoga Adventure and Classes in Montezuma Daily Yoga classes for all levels Duration of classes: 1 hr 30 min ~ Click Here for Descriptions $14 per person (residents $8) Yoga classes are given in our Yoga Studio, with an incredible ocean view (see photos below)! Our ...
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