Hill-top view overlooking the endless expanse of the Pacific Ocean.


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Costa Rica covers 0.03% of the surface of the planet, but has about 6% of the world’s diversity. Characterized by amazing scenic beauty, many protected areas, social and political stability makes  Costa Rica a wonderful place to vacation and explore. You will understand why many travelers have stayed to live here; joining the community and living the Pura Vida lifestyle.

Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve, Costa Rica’s first national reserve is just 11 km south of Montezuma…the oldest protected wilderness area. Here you can find pristine white sand beaches and offshore islands, favored for nesting of many species of birds. You pass through the sleepy village of Cabuya on the way to the reserve.
Wonderful tide pools are present along the way. I love this drive!
At low tide, you can visit the old, historic cemetery on the Island of Cabuya.

The surfing meccas of Mal Pais and Santa Teresa are not far from Montezuma. The lengendary waves have been attracting surfers since the 70’s. Some say the sunsets over these beaches are among  the world’s finest.

Montezuma is famous as a beach destination in Costa Rica. Located on the southern tip of the Nicoya Peninsula, Montezuma is a place where the beach, the rain forest jungle, the cliffs, the  waterfalls all come together on the Pacific coast. This laid-back seaside village still keeps a low profile, with artists, musicians, surfers, and nature lovers coming from all over the world. Some say the world’s best sunset is just a few kilometers drive. Nearby wildlife preserves, pristine beaches and adventuresome waterfall hikes followed by visits to gourmet restaurants, sometimes lively bars or a quiet night sitting on the deck of La Colina listening to the surf make for a special experience.

You will arrive in Montezuma after flying to Tambor and a taxi to La Colina or after driving from San Jose (or Liberia) in a rental car. Or maybe, you’ll take the water taxi from Jaco, as one family did, across the bay from the mainland. Detailed arrival directions will be provided.