The Mother of Montezuma: Doña Neri

Dona Neri: The Mother of Montezuma

Neri Vargas Villalobos is widely known as the Mother of Montezuma.  At 91 years old, her beautiful life of marriage, child-raising, and healing is an inspiration to us all.   Originally from Zarcero, a small town close to San José, Neri landed with her parents on the beach of Montezuma one afternoon in 1943, when […]

Conservation Pioneers

old photo of Nicholas Wessburg & Karen Mogensen

Nicolas and Karen’s History Guided by a dream, Nicolas Wessberg and Karen Morgensen left their birth countries of Sweden and Denmark in 1954 and arrived in Montezuma after living in several countries in America looking for the place they dreamt of. In 1963, they developed the first protected area in Costa Rica, establishing the Cabo […]

Montezuma Brand

Montezuma Costa Rica logo

The main objective of this identity design is to provide Montezuma with an original and authentic image that represents its nature and artistic personality. Conceptual development Indigenous symbols of the region were the inspiration to generate the typeface that represents this magical town in an artisanal way. The Colors Montezuma is colorful. From warm orange […]

Geology of Montezuma

Rock formation with cloudy sky

Montezuma is located in one of the most amazing geologic places on Earth! The Middle America Trench runs along the Pacific coast along the Nicoya Peninsula, where an oceanic plate (section of Earth’s crust) is diving below the Caribbean plate that Montezuma sits on! At Montezuma, you can see the remains of an ancient set […]