Things To Do                                     Tours

 

  • Beach Trail to Playa Grande

From the public school in Montezuma, walk downhill to Montezuma Beach.  Follow the beach and the winding forest trails for about 20 minutes, and you will arrive at Piedra Colorada, a small river spilling into the ocean.  Continue and, after approximately an hour, you will find yourself on a wide spread of tranquil beach -- Playa Grande.  If your energy permits you to venture on even farther, proceed along the beach and the shaded trails for another hour and three quarters to discover a magnificent waterfall emptying from high above into the sea.

  • Cemetery Island in Cabuya

This island is accessible by foot from the mainland at low tide -- about a 15-minute walk.  It is definitely worth a visit!  A local bus provides transportation from Montezuma to Cabuya at about 8:30 a.m., or by car it’s a lovely drive of 7 kilometers.

  • Montezuma Waterfalls

South of Montezuma Village, you can walk the rainforest trail that has its entrance just opposite of Hotel Amor de Mar and leads you to the fantastic Montezuma Waterfalls (about 40 minutes).  The first waterfall you will reach cascades into a fantastic pool quite nice for swimming.  From there you cannot see the upper falls, but if you climb the hillside (please ask for directions from locals), you will arrive at waterfall number 2 and 3 from which are grand vistas of the jungle.  Please do not jump from the top of the first waterfall into the pool below.  There have been tragic accidents!  If you are looking for an adrenaline rush, it is possible to jump from the top of the middle waterfall -- ONLY with advice from an experienced local and at your own risk.  It is dangerous.

  • River Walk to Montezuma Waterfalls

The Montezuma Waterfalls may also be accessed from CASACOLORES by following the river down -- about 3 hours of a fantastic walk devoid of civilization, only crystalline pools and jungle surrounding you. This is for the most adventurous people.  At times it is necessary to swim through various areas along the way, and you can ONLY do this in the dry season. 

  • Swimming and Snorkeling at Playa Las Manchas

South of Montezuma Village about 2 kilometers on the way to Cabuya, you will find Playa Las Manchas, a very beautiful beach which is also good for snorkeling.

  • Surfing at Playa Los Cedros

On the way to Cabuya, about 4 kilometers from Montezuma, you will find Playa Los Cedros, great for surfing an easy left wave which breaks on the rocky bottom only about 2 hours before high tide and up to about 2 hours after high tide.

  • Rio Cedros, Rio Lajas, Rio Las Palmeras, Piedra Colorada

These rivers form freshwater pools before meeting up with the sea -- clean water perfect for children or to rinse off the salt after a swim in the ocean.

  • Montezuma Nightlife

Take an evening walk through the village of Montezuma. Meet locals and tourists from all over the world. Check out the “artisans” in the streets or the shops.  Visit gourmet restaurants and lively bars like famous Chico’s Bar or Hotel Montezuma.

  • Cabo Blanco National Park (Entrance fee)

This was the very first national park in Costa Rica.  It is full of meandering trails that will lead you to a beautiful beach.  You will see magnificent nature and wildlife on the way.  This activity is a full day since the walk to the beach is about 2 hours and you have to return via the same route.  Closed Monday and Tuesday. 

  • Curu National Reserve (Entrance fee)

Northeast on the way to Paquera, you will find this fantastic reserve, home of the spider monkeys, situated in front of Tortuga Island -- another full day visit. 

  • Fiestas Civicas I Cobano

A major attraction of Cobano are the annual Fiestas Civicas held in February or March.
It begins with the tope, a parade of horse riders from all the surrounding villages and far away ranches.
From Cobano the parade proceeds to the Plaza de Rodeo where the fiesta runs for three days, with bull riding, a big fair with colorful booths and circus, food stalls and cumbia dancing at night. This is Costa Rican culture !

  • Costa Rica international film festival, Montezuma

Join us for the Costa Rica International Film Festival as we celebrate the magic of cinema in Montezuma hold every year in November, ask for exact dates or click on the link on the home page.

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We can book all the following tours for you at the same price as the tour offices in Montezuma, without the hassle of looking for the best deals. Our priority is your enjoyment of this area.

SNORKELING TOURS

  • Tortuga island  - $ 50 p/p 

A full day tour from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. starts at Montezuma beach including transport by speedboat, about 45 minutes, where you might be able to spot dolphins and whales.
The tour includes snorkeling and equipment, delicious lunch at the island (fish, chicken or vegetarian) and drinks, you return to Montezuma by boat.

  • Private tour “Dream Tour” - $ 400 max 4 pax , $ 50 per extra Pax.

You rent the whole boat and you are going to  three different beaches, Isla Tortuga, Playa Quesera and Playa Muerto. You leave from Bahia Ballena (Tambor). Includes snorkeling equipment, fruits, lunch and natural beverages. You can also try diving and fishing if you want.

DIVING (certified divers)

  • Local diving, 2 tanks $ 100 p/p, min 2 pax, 4 hours. 

Including equipment, fruits and natural beverages.

  • Tortuga island dive tour, 2 tanks $ 150 p/p, min 2 pax, 6 hours. 

Including equipment, fruits, snacks and natural beverages.

  • Private dive tour, 2 tanks - $ 450 max 4 pax, 7 hours.

Including equipment, fruits, snacks, lunch and natural beverages.

DIVING (non certified divers)

  • Discover scuba diving program, 4 hours, 2 tanks $ 150 p/p, min 2 pax.

Including equipment, fruits and natural beverages. Time depending on the tide. Leaves from Ballena Bay.

  • COURSE : ONE STAR (open water dive) 5 days, 5 dives, 5 pool, $ 400 p/p.

Everything included. International license and manual also included.

SURFING

  • Surf course, 5 days  $ 250
  • Surf lessons per class $ 50   

FISHING

  • Coastal fishing & visit Playa muerto, full day $ 500, half day $ 350.

HORSEBACK RIDING

  • Beach ride about 4 hours,  $ 40 p/p
  • Full moon tour about 4 hours,  $ 40 p/p (only available the days around full moon)

The tour leaves from Montezuma riding along seven beaches of Montezuma and you end up at “Cocalito” beach where you can rest and swim before you return back to Montezuma, includes fruit and water.  

  • Mountain ride to Florida waterfall about 4 hours  $ 45 p/p.

CANOPY TOUR $ 40 p/p

The canopy consists of 11 platforms and 9 cables which cross over the famous Montezuma River and takes 2 hours to complete.  While traveling the cables of the canopy you will enjoy incredible views of the ocean surrounded by the rich tropical forest and have a chance to take a refreshing swim in the famous waterfalls. The tour includes: Guides, water, soft drinks, a visit to the waterfall and transportation.

 

 

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