Costa Rica Beaches Montezuma
Montezuma is an unique bohemian surfing village located in the Nicoya Peninsula. It is a laid back surf town popular among young surfers and artsy beach lovers. The beach itself is somewhat of a rocky inlet which contains graceful rivers that cascade down the jungle and turn into waterfalls. The town has grown to become an endearing home to a multi-cultural group of people who seek an alternative lifestyle, giving it a funky new age character. There are plenty of budget lodgings, vacation rentals and yoga related hotels.
The Montezuma waterfalls are a must see for any eco tourist or curious traveler. An exhilarating way to see them is on a canopy tour that zips you from one platform to another through the lush jungle. Or you can take a hike by and follow the river uphill until reaching the river pool which is the base of the waterfall. The most popular waterfall, Montezuma Waterfall, cascades twenty four meters down into a large pool and is reachable in a twenty minute hike from the center of Montezuma.
Getting to Montezuma
Montezuma is located about 3.5 hours south of Tamarindo. Cars can be rented in San Jose (5.5 hrs) and Liberia (4.5 hr) and Montezuma, four wheel drive is highly recommended. The closest national airport is Tambor Airport, serviced by Nature Air. Bus shuttles to Montezuma can be arranged through Interbus. A daily boat taxi is available between Jaco and Montezuma.