Top things to do

Top Choice Latin American in Montezuma

Cocina Clandestina

The secret is out. The hottest new restaurant in Montezuma is this awesome, artistic place in the trees at the butterfly gardens. Look for innovative takes on Central American standards, such as daily changing taco …
Top Choice Waterfall in Montezuma

Montezuma Waterfalls

A 40-minute river hike leads to a waterfall with a delicious swimming hole. Further along the trail, a second set of falls offers a good clean 10m leap into deep water. Reach the 'diving platform' from the trail: do…
Italian in Montezuma

Tierra y Fuega

Take a taxi (or drive in the dark!) up to this Italian gem in the hills above Montezuma. This Italian outpost looks as though it's straight out of the Tuscan countryside, complete with brick ovens warming the kitche…
International in Montezuma

Playa de los Artistas

Most romantic dinner ever. If you're lucky, you'll snag one of the tree-trunk tables under the palms. The international menu with Mediterranean influences changes daily, though you can always count on fresh seafood …
International in Montezuma

Cocolores

Set on a beachside terrace lit with lanterns, Cocolores is one of Montezuma's top spots for an upscale dinner. The wide-ranging menu includes curries, pasta, fajitas and steaks, all prepared and served with careful …
Middle Eastern in Montezuma

Puggo’s

A locally beloved restaurant decorated like a bedouin tent, Puggo's specializes in Middle Eastern cuisine, including falafel, hummus, kebabs and aromatic fish, which they dress in imported spices and herbs and roast…
Vegetarian in Montezuma

Orgánico

When they say ‘pure food made with love,’ they mean it – this healthy cafe turns out vegetarian and vegan dishes such as spicy Thai burgers, a sopa azteca with tofu, smoothies and more (as well as meaty options too)…
Bar in Montezuma

Chico's Bar

When it comes to nightlife, Chico's is the main (only?) game in town, which means that everybody ends up here eventually – old, young, Ticos, tourists, rowdy, dowdy – especially on Thursday nights, which is reggae n…
Cafe in Montezuma

Kalibó

A tiny place with an open kitchen and half a dozen tables, across from the bus stop. This perfect breakfast stop does homemade pastries, fresh fruit smoothies and strong local coffee. It also serves salads, sandwich…
Gardens in Montezuma

Montezuma Gardens

About 1km south of town, alongside the waterfall trail, you can take a tour through this lush mariposario (butterfly garden) and nursery where the mysterious metamorphoses occur. You’ll learn about the life cycles a…