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Top Choice 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 …
Top Choice Latin American in Montezuma

Clandestina

The secret is out. The hottest 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 spec…
Top Choice Waterfall in Montezuma

Montezuma Waterfalls

A 40-minute river hike leads to a waterfall with a delicious swimming hole. Further along, a second set of falls offers a good 10m leap into deep water. Reach the 'diving platform' from the trail: do not try to scal…
Beach in Montezuma

Playa Cocolito

Here's your chance to see a waterfall crashing down a cliff, straight onto the rocks and into the ocean. El Chorro Waterfall is the pièce de résistance of Playa Cocolito, which is itself pretty irresistible.It's a h…
Italian in Montezuma

Tierra y Fuego

Take a taxi up to this gem in the hills above Montezuma – fittingly in the Delicias neighborhood. This Italian outpost seems straight out of the Tuscan countryside, complete with brick ovens, and chickens roasting o…
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 …
Beach in Montezuma

Playa Grande

About 7km north of town, Playa Grande is the best surf beach in the area. It's a 3km-plus stretch of waves and sand, which never gets too crowded as it requires a 30-minute hike to get here. But what a hike it is, w…
Beach in Montezuma

Playa Montezuma

The best beach close to town is just to the north, where the sand is powdery and sheltered from big swells. This is your glorious sun-soaked crash pad. The water's shade of teal is immediately nourishing, the temper…
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 are dressed in imported spices and herbs and roas…
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, smoothies named for icons like Marley and Hendrix (try the Purple Haze) an…