Montezuma is located near the southern tip of the Nicoya Peninsula, 41 km (25 mi) southwest of Paquera and 8 km (5 mi) south of the town of Cóbano. There are many ways to get to Montezuma from the International Airport in San Jose, Juan Santa Maria, or the International Airport in Liberia, Daniel Oduber Quiros. You can arrive by car and ferry, bus and ferry, shuttles, shuttle boat from Jaco, or airplane and taxi/bus. Travelling to Montezuma is part of the experience.
We welcome you by air, land, and sea! We’ve gathered helpful links and driving directions to help you decide the best route to make your way to Montezuma.
Traveling by land can be an enjoyable experience while visiting Costa Rica. Drive carefully and keep a lookout for the wildlife. Here are the resources you need to plan your arrival. We can’t wait to meet you!
Montezuma to San Jose
Departing From Montezuma Bus stop
Monday to Saturdays 8 am
Sunday 2:30 pm
From San Jose Terminal 7/10
Monday to Saturday 6:30 am
Sunday 3 pm
If you are renting a car, the roads are well paved until you reach the Southern Nicoya Peninsula. This area of the country is known for its rough roads, though they are slowly improving.
If you are coming from Liberia International Airport or another destination in Guanacaste, it is about a 3 hour trip and you will encounter new paved roads on the drive south along the eastern coast of the peninsula.
If you’re traveling from San Jose International Airport, you can speed up the trip on Route 27 through Caldera port and take the ferry from Puntarenas across the gulf (navigation time 1-1/2 hours) and then continue by car from Paquera, another 50 minutes to arrive in downtown Montezuma. The road is paved all the way
Luggage Allowance: Different options available.
Luggage Allowance: 30lbs
This is definitely the most fun and scenic way to get to Montezuma. Take a taxi boat from the Central Pacific beach town of Jacó that departs daily at 10:45 am and arrives an hour later at the gorgeous Montezuma beach.
Montezuma is a pedestrian friendly town. Hotels, restaurants, waterfalls and beaches are within walking distance. Bike and ATV rentals can be a great option for nearby excursions and to explore the jungle, beaches, waterfalls and the many trails. The public buses connect Montezuma with Cobano and Cabuya and to the Cabo Blanco National Park.
by Henry +506 8871 1540
Evelio +506 8818 3895
Luis +506 8825 6008
Marino +506 8815 9075
Alex Cabuya +506 6210 7429
Getting around by bus is convenient and cost-effective. You can travel to Santa Teresa, Caboya, and even San Jose via bus. The following links will help you keep up to date on bus stop schedules.
Local Bus Montezuma to Cobano
Tuesday to Sunday
Covid-19 is part of our lives for the foreseeable future. So we’ve put together some links to official resources to help you plan your trip.