Popular for Surfers and Nightlife Goers
Described as a laid-back bohemian type of beachtown, Montezuma on the Nicoya Peninsula is located on the inner rim of the Gulf of Nicoya. A little rustic, its’ popular amongst the surfer and younger crowd, with a vibrant nightlife for a small town including small bars and clubs where you can dance the night away including one of the most frequented being Chico’s Bar. There’s lots of restaurants with of all things a Mediterranean cuisine, that have become a Montezuma hallmark. Hotels range from budget accommodations through upscale resorts.
Hanging with the Monkeys on Playa Grande Beach
Playa Grande (Grand Beach) is where most visitors hang out and with good swells for surfing, although the presence of rip tide currents means that swimmers and surfers alike have to be careful. Capuchin monkeys are frequent companions for beachgoers. There are three natural waterfalls adjacent to the beach, the most prominent of which El Chorro, spills directly into the Pacific Ocean. Notably, the beach may be difficult to get to during rainy season which is usually the months of May to November, as roads leading to the beach become mud tracks.
Artistic and Sights a Plenty
Cabo Blanco National Park is nearby and outside the town there is a beautiful 80-foot high waterfall along with swimming holes. You can enjoy the street articans, arts and crafts galleries, or a snorkeling tour to close by Tortuga Island. Activities include hiking, horseback riding, kayaking, snorkeling, ziplining through the jungle.