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Welcome To Montezuma

We arrived to Montezuma via a speed boat from Jaco. I was releaved to be done with the hard choppy water that jarred, but enjoyed watching dolphins play on the side of the boat en route. It took very little time at all to get acquainted to Montezuma, as the map suggests there are basically only two main roads in the whole town! I was happy to find my hotel was at the epi-center of it all and within 5 minutes walking distance I had the beach, a grocery store, a resteraunt, the internet, pay phones, travel agencies and so on. What a great little Utopia for a few days of relaxing at the end of the trip.

Morning strikes

At around 9:00am the town start to wake up, the locals set up there table top shops and the internet cafe opens. Montezuma is known to the locals as 'Monte-Fuma', suggesting that the locals tend to have a liking to smoking herb, and the theory is hard to argue against. Dreadlocks, Bob Marley and Hemp rule a good amount of the scene here. Whatever your objections may be to the use of such things, you can't argue that it only substantiates the laid back happy vibe of Montezuma. If you come during a holiday you may notice that a lot of Costa Rican's come to Montezuma for their own vacations. I was there for New Years and it was packed, and the partying went own til the dawn and it was a great time. Montezuma is a jewel

There is so much to do!

For being such a small town Montezuma offers a lot of entertainment. You could be here for a week and still have not exhausted all the possibilities. Day trip to Tortuga, horse back riding on the beach, hiking in Cabo Blanco, scuba diving, deep sea fishing, day trip to Mal Pais or Santa Theresa to surf.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Great atmosphere, it has everything you need, lots of activities
  • Cons:Not great for surfing; however Mal Pais and Santa Teresa are not far away
  • Last visit to Montezuma: Jan 2007
  • Intro Updated Jul 2, 2008
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  • Apr 8, 2010 at 7:54 PM

    Hi, is Montezuma a young college crowd or older in late 20s and early 30s too? Also, do you think it is safe to walk on the beach at night (some hotels are "a short walk down the beach" from town).


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