Getting there & away
Buses depart Montezuma from in front of Café Iguana. Buy tickets directly from the bus driver.
Cabo Blanco US$1, 30 minutes, depart at 8:15am, 10:15am, 2:15pm and 6:15pm.
Paquera US$2, 1½ hours, depart at 5:30am, 8am, 10am, noon, 2pm, 4pm and 6pm.
San José US$10, nine to 12 hours, departs at 4:45am.
Santa Teresa US$1.25, 45 minutes, depart at 10:30am and 2:30am.
During the rainy season, the stretch of road between Cóbano and Montezuma is likely to require 4WD. In the village itself, parking can be a problem, though it’s easy enough to walk everywhere.
Travelers are increasingly taking advantage of the jet-boat transfer service that connects Jacó to Montezuma. Several boats per day cross the Gulf of Nicoya, and the journey only takes about an hour. At US$35 it’s definitely not cheap, but it’ll save you about a day’s worth of travel. It’s a beach landing, so wear the right shoes.