2. Beaches of Montezuma:
Playa Montezuma in Montezuma Bay is the main beach where most people swim. Our advice would be to stick there if you are looking for a beach to swim. Not only are the rip currents on the other beaches stronger, but the rocks at the bottom of the ocean are everywhere. When the waves hit you, and you fall on one, it hurts like crazy. We were tripping and falling, and as you can see on the video, Joel got scraped up pretty good. If you walk south from Playa Montezuma, you will come to Las Manchas, Las Rocas, and Los Cedros. Most of these beaches are rather deserted because of the conditions described above; however, if you want a secluded experience head out for a walk along the beach towards Cabuya.
3. Take an Isla Tortuga snorkeling tour.
We took an excursion tour to Isla Tortuga Island, and it was a lot of fun!! It’s a full day excursion where, you will take a boat with approximately 20 people from Playa Montezuma Beach, to the island of Tortuga or Turtle Island as many call it. We took the tour through Zuma Tours and were happy with the tour and the English speaking guide. The tour includes a lunch cooked on the island, drinks for the day, and snorkeling. After dropping off the cook on the island, the guide will take you to a snorkeling area about 10 minutes from the island. You can snorkel for approximately an hour before heading back to the island for lunch, drinks, and relaxation on the beach for a few hours.
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10 Things To Know Before Visiting Montezuma Costa Rica
7. Tip for the grocery store.
If you go to the grocery store, they do not have plastic bags even for purchase so bring your own bag or backpack. Costa Rica as a whole is very environmentally conscience and its even more evident in the town Montezuma.
8. Be prepared for the heat and plan accordingly.
Did I say it was hot? Well, it is, extremely. We were visiting Montezuma in March which is considered their peak season or dry season and it was typically 85-90 degrees with 75% humidity. Make sure your accommodations have air conditioning if you’re not used to the heat and humidity.
A great place to stay is the Nya Hotel at the end of the main street and just steps from the beach. You can check prices here for Montezuma. We showcased the Nya Hotel in our Honeymoon Blog Series, and we even spent a couple of nights at the hotel. It’s absolutely beautiful, and we highly recommend staying at Nya because of their great location, service, amenities, and for a full tropical experience. Many animals were living on site, such as howler monkeys, white-faced monkeys, and even a tayra which is very rare to see. The Nya Hotel has a wonderful French restaurant called Ubin on site which is to die for so if you’re looking for a romantic restaurant give them a try.
10. Make sure if you’re hiking, walking or whatever you plan on doing during the day always have lots of water with you. You can’t drink the water in Montezuma so you will have to boil it first, bring a filter or be prepared to purchase water (which is on the expensive side in Costa Rica). We used the Sawyer mini water filter which has been really handy. It’s light, compact and it doesn’t take up much room in a suitcase at all.
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