This tiny, bucolic village unfurls along a rugged dirt road about 7km south of Montezuma. Populated by a tight-knit community of Ticos and expats, it is a hidden gem with easy access to the Cabo Blanco reserve, ideal for those looking to chill. Don't miss the amazing Cabuya ficus tree, which is reportedly the largest strangler fig in Costa Rica, measuring 40m high and 22m in diameter.
The beach here is rocky and not great for swimming or surfing. But you're a short walk from Playa los Cedros, a great surf spot that is halfway between Montezuma and Cabuya. Alternatively, at low tide you can walk across the natural bridge to Isla Cabuya, which has a small sandy beach and good snorkeling spots, as well as an evocative island cemetery. Keep an eye on the tides or you'll have to swim back.