10 Best Activities to do in Montezuma Costa Rica

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Are you looking for activities in Montezuma ?

Here we present to you some of the best activities you can do in Montezuma. Montezuma is located on the tip of the Nicoya Peninsula, facing the Pacific ocean where numerous rivers, creeks and waterfalls make their way from the jungle to the sea. In other words, Montezuma is surrounded by and cut through with water, and this strategic location offers a wide range of things to see, do and experience.

What are the best activities and attractions in Montezuma?

1. Surfing

Montezuma was the first surfing spot in the peninsula, and is one of most common activities around here. For beginners, a good beach to start is Playa Grande, or a couple of beaches close to Cabuya. For the experienced surfers Los Cedros beach is a great option.

Man Surfing in Montezuma Best Jumping Wave

Photo credit: Esmeralda Donovan

2. Fishing

Artisanal fishing is one of the most common activities in Montezuma and Cabuya. Going through the beach and carefully choosing your perfect fishing spot is in itself a meditation.

There are also sport fishing tours available for the more experienced and adventurous fishermen.

Best Fishing Boat in Montezuma

Photo credit: Montezuma Life

3. Sun-soaked beaches and beautiful rivers

What makes Montezuma different from any other place is the vast number of rivers and creeks you will find here, and the fact that in every beach on this side of the peninsula you will always find a nice shade under the trees or palm trees. Just be careful not to lay directly under a “loaded” coconut tree. Besides walking or tanning, there are a lot of activities you can enjoy at these paradisaical beaches: from volleyball (at the new volleyball court), soccer (also a new addition), or even participate in one of the massive and fun beach cleanups organized by the community.

Montezuma Beach River Costa Rica

4. Hiking

If hiking or running are your activities of preference, you will love this place. You can hike through the beach from Montezuma to Cocalito waterfall (2 hours each way), passing by the Romelia Wildlife Refuge and the Nicolas Wessberg Absolute Natural Reserve, or you could walk or run from Montezuma to Cabuya, which is about 7km (4 miles). For a more challenging hike you can go to the Cabo Blanco National Park, the first national park created in Costa Rica.

Another good hike is the one to the famous Montezuma Waterfall, some people say that swimming in the Montezuma falls rejuvenates you. And for those training hard, there’s the many hills through Montezuma and Delicias, and from Cabuya towards Malpais.

Best Hiking Activity in Montezuma

5. Zip-line

Flying through the canopy is always a beautiful and fun experience, and it is definitely one of the more fun activities in Montezuma to do with the whole family. The Ziplining Tour takes around 1.5h.

From above, you get to see the Montezuma jungle in all its splendor.

Best Zipline Canopy Tours Activity in Montezuma

Photo credit: Zuma Tours

6. Butterfly garden

Another great plan for families. One of the most relaxing and beautiful activities in Montezuma.

There you will learn a lot about the life and cycles of the butterflies. Fascinating!

Butterfly Garden in Montezuma

Photo credit: Montezuma Gardens

7. Diving

For divers and ocean lovers we have good news. From Montezuma you can access great diving spots. You can rent the equipment in town or book a guided diving tour. For experienced divers, the rainy season is the best time to do it because there is a lot more sea life to see. 

Diving is for sure one of those activities you try! And you could even get your CMAS certification in Montezuma!

Man Scuba Diving Tours in Montezuma

Photo credit: Montezuma Crew

8. Volunteering

There are a few volunteering programs where you can make your contribution and learn about conservation of the environment and wildlife: ASVO, WidSun, and Romelia Wildlife Refuge.

Either for a couple of days or even weeks, you will learn a lot from the different activities that the volunteers get to help with among turtles, monkeys, macaws, parrots and squirrels.

Volunteering Montezuma Sigh

9. Birdwatching, whale watching

Costa Rica holds 5% of the world’s biodiversity, and Montezuma, certainly, has been privileged with an amazing and abundant flora and fauna. Therefore, Montezuma is a true paradise for birdwatchers. As for the whales, between December and April the whales from the Northern
hemisphere visit Costa Rica, and from July to November we have the whales from the Southern hemisphere. 

And the turtles! During November-March, you can see the leatherback see turtle, and from July to February you can spot the The olive ridley sea turtle, among other species. ASVO, in an effort to create awareness about the importance of protecting sea turtles, makes it a public event the baby turtles release at the beach.

Best whale jump in Montezuma

Photo credit: Costa Rica Guide

10. Yoga and Wellness

Montezuma offers spectacular landscapes and peaceful places. It is, above all, an ideal place to reconnect with yourself and with nature. You can come to Montezuma and do yoga everyday at the many different yoga places throughout town and combine it with other activities of your liking such as Spanish, surf, Zumba or belly dance lessons, and delicious spa treatments. Or you could enroll in one of the many yoga retreats offered in Montezuma to find direction and inspiration, or to heal your body and soul.

Yoga class in Montezuma

Photo credit: CirqueTrainCation

In conclusion, Montezuma is a small beach town with endless possibilities for happiness and wellness. Read more information about tour operators of these 10 best activities in Montezuma.

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