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Introducing Montezuma

Montezuma is an immediately endearing beach town that demands you abandon the car, stroll, swim and, if you are willing to stroll even further, surf. The warm and wild ocean, and that remnant, ever-audible jungle, has helped this rocky nook cultivate an inviting, boho vibe. Typical tourist offerings, such as canopy tours, do a brisk trade here, but you’ll also bump up against Montezuma's internationally inflected, artsy-rootsy beach culture in yoga classes, volunteer corps, festivals, veggie-friendly dining rooms, and neo-Rastas hawking uplifting herbs. No wonder locals lovingly call this town ‘Montefuma.’ It's not perfect. The lodging is particularly poor value, and the eateries can be that way too (though there are some absolute gems). But in this barefoot pueblo, which unfurls along several kilometers of rugged coastline, you're never far from the rhythm and sound of the sea, and that is a beautiful thing.