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Driving & Motorcycling
Nature & Wildlife
Hiking & Trekking
Inland from Montezuma is a private conservation area that was the original site of Nicholas Olof Wessburg and Karen Mogensen’s homestead...
Operates private shuttles to San José (US$45), La Fortuna (US$50), Tamarindo (US$45) and Sámara (US$45).
Fine Art & Photography
This arts festival brings together artists and musicians who camp on the beach for one month – note that exact dates change every year, but it is usually in January – and together create art from found objects.
The Peninsula's top mountain-bike outfitter has a Montezuma address...
Grab a chair on the outdoor patio of this homey place with an international menu featuring everything from Indian and Thai to Mexican and Italian...
Film & Cinema
Usually held in early November, this is a great excuse to celebrate the arts in Montezuma before high season kicks in.
Parks & Gardens
About 1km up the hill toward Cóbano, alongside the waterfall trail, you can take a tour through this lush mariposario (butterfly garden) and nursery where the mysterious metamorphoses occur...
When they say ‘pure food made with love,’ they mean it – this healthy cafe turns out nine vegetarian or vegan dishes including spicy Thai burgers, a sopa azteca with tofu, burritos, falafel, smoothies and other meat...
Sports & Games
Based at the El Tajalin , this electic educational vortex offers Spanish, surf, yoga, fire dance and scuba instruction...
Get your tasty tipica casados here. They also do 14 different fruit juices, crepes and gallo pinto at breakfast, burgers and veggie burgers, kebabs and all manner of seafood.
One of the best restaurants in Montezuma, beachside Cocolores has a pleasant, thatched-roof patio for candlelit dinners. The menu focuses on Tico–Mediterranean fusion...
A very cute new cafe with one long, built-in, wrap-around booth. It's Italian owned, and she does meatball subs and plates, chicken Milanese, chicken parmigiana, and assorted salads and fish tacos.
Small Group Tours
They book the daily Jacó boat, ground transfers, and snorkeling trips and horse tours in the two nearby biological reserves.
A sprawling complex of bars, tables, beach chairs and a wide dance floor. It can get loud, especially on Thursday, which is reggae night...
They specialize in the snorkel trip to Isla Tortuga, and offer canopy tours and sport fishing trips, as well.
Working & Volunteering
Kerri Bowers and César Benavides of Proyecto Montezuma run an innovative volunteer program that not only gives to the community but also fosters cultural exchange, pays fair wages to its employees and gifts you somet...
After you’ve flown down nine zip lines, this 2.5-hour canopy tour winds up with a hike down – rather than up – to the waterfalls; bring your swimsuit...
An unapologetically Mediterranean restaurant overlooking the sea, where they steam mussels and clams, broil Spanish-style octopus, slice smoked fish Carpaccio, crush and spice gazpacho soup, grill shrimp, lobster and...
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