MONTEZUMA BEACH

MONTEZUMA BEACH

It is a place of rich ecology. You can enjoy these beaches, by bathing in the sea, contemplating their beauty when the sun sets; discovering rock pools where you can find shells and fish of many different colors. It is surrounded by forest landscape, there are two waterfalls. One 30 minutes away and the other in an hour away on foot, or half an hour on horseback. Montezuma is a very busy coastal destination, and there are an endless amount of tourists that stay here for several days to enjoy not only the beach but the village, there are also natural reserves and activities.

Waterfalls

A twenty-minute walk will take you to the beautiful waterfall with a natural swimming pool; a footpath, that heads south, take a turnoff to the right crossing over the bridge that is after the hotel and La Cascada restaurant. You can climb, although it is risky, five people have died trying and other have been badly injured, there a small sign warning of these dangers. A second series of waterfalls, some which are even more beautiful, located up stream, up in the mountains.

Playa and Río Piedra Colorado: Empties into the sea. You have to walk heading towards the mountains some 800 meters to find the waterfall and spring. Jake is in charge of carving stone figures at the exit of the river and other parts of the beach.

Playa Grande: It has an aproxímate size of 1 ½ Km. It is a beach suitable for swimming, sunbathing and occasionally surfing.

Playa Cocalito: 400 meters. Suitable for bathing. This is where Mr. Velásquez is located, he has refreshments, coffee and beer available for purcahse and you can appreciate the beautiful landscape of Montezuma, with monkeys, pizotes and other animals. He has owned this property for 24 years and he has lived here for more than 14 years. He lives alone and there is no electricity or a path through the mountain, you can only get to it walking, riding a horse or by boat. From Montezuma until the waterfall you will find two private reserves, where it is prohibited to cut trees.

The Waterfall. With a fall of approximately 30 meters into a pool. In all of these beaches you can rest, bathe, sunbathe and enjoy nature without any sort of danger. It is not advised to bathe close to the rocks.

Fun

Chico Bar Located in the center of Montezuma. Offers national and foreign liquors, more than 13 different cocktails, soft drink and beers. Has a pool table. Dancing atmosphere music after the 9:00 pm. Open of 10:00 a.m at 2:00 a.m.

Souvenir 

Tienda & Souvenirs Paraiso Natural Ph (506) 2642-0066. Here will find a great variety of articles like: Costa Rican craft, clothes, bathroom dresses, trunkses, hammocks, chair, sandals, stop, cloths, souvenir, glasses, and handbags. As well as stationery, postcards, motives. Open of 8:00 a.m to 8:00 p.m every day.

Tienda Aladin Ph /cel (506) 8814-3247/ 823-9411. It toasts to the public suvenirs, specialties in wood and leather, sculpture, leather articles and hammocks.

Tienda Macondo Ph (506) 2642-0684. Here will find great quantity of articles like: clothes, T-shirts, pants, blouses, skirts, trunkses, and exclusive dresses of Adriana Morales with printings of exclusive drawings. As well as jewelers, craft in wood, shells, stop, bikinis, caps, sandals, handbags, hats. Calendars, albums of pictures, candles, squares murals and you chewed. Open of 9:00 a.m. at 9:00 p.m.

Tienda Yacamareas Ph (506) 2642-0716. Articles like: clothes, T-shirts, pants, blouses, skirts, trunkses, and exclusive dresses of Adriana Morales with printings of exclusive drawings. As well as jewelers, craft in wood, shells, stop, bikinis, caps, sandals, handbags, hats, necklaces, rings and bracelets. Calendars, albums of pictures, candles, squares murals and you chewed. They have a private automatic cashier ATH the only one in the area and 5% overcharge is paid to take out money, Open of 10:00 a.m to 3:00 p.m and of 3:30: p.m. to 8:00 p.m it accepts all the cards (doesn’t accept master card and american express). The schedule of the store de 9:00 a.m. at 9:00 p.m.

Piedra Colorada Ph /cel (506) 8841-5855. E-mail: llobaro@yahoo.com. The entire products offer to their clients is genuine and elaborated by their proprietor. They have great jeweler’s variety in silver and beautiful stones to choose the design to their pleasure. Open of 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m of Monday to Saturday.

Chicos Tienda Ph /fax (506) 2642-0261.Offers souvenir in wood, ceramic, porcelain, T-shirts, stop, cloths, bikinis, glasses, diving accessories, pure Cubans, boggie Board, necklaces, earrings, suntan lotions, hats, stikers, flutes, cards, frisfis and much more. As well as movies, photographs, photographic cameras, guide tourist, tourist maps and of surf. Spanish and English speak. Open of 8:00 a.m to 8:00 p.m every day. Has conditioned air.

Souvenir el Punto Ph /cel (506) 8879-8321.Located in the high of the Hotel Moctezuma. Offers clothes, craft, bathroom dresses, blouses, stop, leather handbags, necklaces, candles. The clothes of this souvenir is exclusive, made by its landlady.

Souvenir Suria Ph (506) 2642-0258. Located in front of the restaurant Moctezuma. It is a store offers souvenirs in general as: clothes, jeweler’s, imitation jewelry, blouses, trunkses, stamped T-shirts, squares, motives, hammocks, necklaces, masks, handbags, bracelets, caps, rings, gecos in wood, pipes, earrings, beautiful stones, ashtrays, pure, stop, sandals. Spanish and English spoken. Open of 9:00 a.m to 9:00 p.m every day.

Souvenir Cosas del Mundo Ph (506) 2642-0547. Located in the high of Aventuras Montezuma. Offers articles like: clothes, suvenirs, wood, ceramic, crafts, bathroom dresses, stop, imitation jewelry, glasses, hammocks, silver jeweler’s, handbags, caps, mask, motives, colored squares by hand with paper recycled with ecological reasons. Open of 8:30 a.m to 9:00 p.m every day. Spanish and English spoken.

Souvenir Lucy Ph (506) 2642-0956. E-mail: Lucis9@hotmail.com. Offer national crafts in wood of Sarchi, stop, variety of necklaces, handbags, glasses, skirts, shirts, T-shirts shorts, masks, motives, hammocks, bikinis, sandals. Open of 8.00 a.m to 10.00 pm every day. Spanish and English spoken. They accept credit cards.

Activity 

Dolphin II Ph /cel (506) 8841-4576. E-mail: armandomontezuma@yahoo.com. Carry out a great tours variety: Island Turtle with snorkeling 40 US$, for person with capacity for 9 people maximum, includes: B.B.Q., beers, tropical fruits, bread, soft drinks, and the complete team. Exploring a trip the well-known Island as Cemetery of Cabuya, and with the possibility of observing the whales and the dolphins to their step for the summer time, price of 35 US$, for person, includes snorkeling, the trip lasts 2 hours, and 1 hour of voyage around the island and the Park cabo Blanco with capacity for 10 people maximum, includes: tropical fruits, beers, soft drinks and breakfast. If wants to walk around the Island, has 30 minutes.

Travel Adventures Ph (506) 2642-0808/ Ph/cell (506) 8823-6111/ 8813-7392/ 200-5210. E-mail: canopymontezuma@racsa.co.cr www.montezumatraveladventures.com. Their office is in the center of Montezuma. The Canopy Tour costs 35 US$ for person. It has 9 cables and 11 platforms with 1.200 journey meters above the forest and waterfalls. The tour begins when you approach the mini-bus that took it to the first platform located in the hills of Montezuma. After a welcome, will put on the team to travel above the trees in a stupendous trip.

Chicos Tour Ph (506) 2642 – 0556. E-mail: lucilacincinnati@yahoo.com.ar. Organize trips, Transfers, Surf Class, massages, Scuba Dive and tours horse. Also sale of air tiquetes. It has a boat with capacity for 12 people, with roof, bathroom and the booth to the called front Lucila. The other boat for 24 people with auxiliary motor or two Small called motors Tours.

Adventures en Montezuma Ph /fax (506) 2642-0059 / 2642-0341. E-mail: avenzuma@racsa.co.cr www.caboblancopark.com/avenzuma.htm. Has an office of information with conditioned air, fax service, telephone and access to Internet for 1 US$ for 15 minutes. It also confirms national and international flights, circuits to island turtle, beaches, mountains, parks, canopy, rapids and observation of birds. In high season opens up every day from 8:00 a.m to 10:00 pm. Also, changes dollars and trip checks. Also offers services of goods roots, reservations, and transfers to Tamarindo, Samara, Manuel Antonio, Volcan Arenal and Monteverde.

Montezuma Eco-Tours Ph /fax (506) 2642-0467. The rent of bicycles hill 15 US$ for day, that of motorcycles and quads 65 US$ day, by ½ day 50 US$; the circuits in quad for 75 US$, walk half-day to horse 30 US$ to waterfall El Chorro and mountain. Tour to island Turtle, hard 45 minutes in arriving. It includes snorkeling, team, lunch, fruits, drinks, beers, gassy, cost 40 US$, hard 6 ½ hours for 12 people. Sportfishing 200 US$ for 3 ½ hours, 160 US$ for 2 ½ hours and the day complete fishing to open sea 750 US$, includes: lunch, snacks, beers, soft drink, water and the complete team with a guide.

Cocon Zumba Traveller Ph (506) 2642-0911/ Ph cell (506) 8835-0270. E-mail: info@cocozumacr.com www.cocozumacr.com. Organizes diving tour, horse back, Canopy, sportfishing, Island turtle, boat taxi, snorkeling, ATV. Carries out reservations of hotels and flights, Rent of cars.

Tour Bus Montezuma Expeditions Ph (506) 2642-0919, fax (506) 2642-0482. Tel (506) 2440-8078, fax (506) 2440-8006. E-mail: info@montezumaexpeditions.com www.montezumaexpeditions.com. A travel agency that organizes tours in the area of the Nicoya peninsula.

Tropical Montezuma Tours Ph (506) 2642-0164, Ph/cel (506) 2882-8790. E-mail: tropicalmontezumatours@yahoo.com www.caboblancopark.com/tropical/tours. Offer great variety of services like: internet to 2 US$ hour, rent of bicycles 15 US$ whole day. Service of hotel tranfers to hotel: Tamarindo, Samara, San Jose to the Airport 35 US$ for person. Volcan Arenal (Fortuna), Monteverde 40 US$ for person. The Taxi Boat to Herradura (Jaco) 30 US$ for person, every day, exit of Montezuma 6:30 a.m and of Herradura 7:30 a.m. The Tour to Isla Tortuga Snorkeling 40 US$ for person, exit 9:30 a.m and 4:00 p.m returns to Montezuma, includes: drinks, gassy, lunch in the island and team.

Bookstore

Bookstore Topxy Ph (506) 2642-0576. E-mail: joelledelaney@hotmail.com. Sell, they exchange and they rent books. Mail service, national newspapers and foreigners. Toys, postcards, maps and bookstore articles.

Supermarket & decanter

Súper Mamatea Ph (506) 2642-0578. They offer all type of liquors, beers, sausages, fruits, milky, sale of cards phone, and many things more. They accept credit cards. Open every day.

Super Montezuma Ph (506) 2642-0307. Cram in general: sausages, fruits, vegetables, milky, liquors, beers. Phone sale of cards Accepts credit cards. Open every day. They have bookstore.

Music Band

Youcamote Music Band Ph (506) 2642-0283, Ph/cell (506) 8836-7032. It is a group of 4 members, Argentinean, Uruguayan, Italian and Colombian. Their music is with original topics with influence of Ska and Fung. They are presented in any part of the Peninsula of Nicoya and Costa Rica. For recruitings with Agustin Jones and Vero Rey.

How to arrive and leave.

By Ferry / By Bus

The ferry that travels from Puntarenas joins with the bus from Paquera to Montezuma. The bus service traveling the opposite way depart at 5:00 a.m, 8:00 a.m, 10:00 a.m, 12:00 m.d, 2:00 p.m and 4:00 p.m that link with the ferry heading towards Puntarenas. The fee is 3 US$. Aventuras en Montezuma offer information about the purchase of tickets and where to catch the bus. 

By Bus

Auto Transportes Cobano S.A Ph (506) 2642-0219/ 642-0740, Ph/fax (506) 2240-0240. Ph /Celular 8389-7177/ 371-5082. Bus terminal in Coca Cola, with two departures from San José to Mal País from Monday to Sunday 7:30 a.m with ferry transportation 10:30 a.m and arriving at Mal País 1:30 p.m/ 03:30 p.m ferry transportation 6:30 p.m and arriving at Mal País 9:30 p.m, cost 10.20 US$, the ticket and parcel office is on the west side of the terminal. In Mal País the terminal is at the side of Hotel Frank’s Place, with two departures from Mal País to San José from Monday to Saturday 04:30 a.m. ferry transportation 6:30 a.m and arriving in San José 10:15 a.m/ 2:30 p.m with ferry transportation 4:30 p.m and arriving from San José 8:00 p.m, costing 10.20 US$. On Sunday two departures from Mal País to San José 8:00 a.m with ferry transportation 10:30 a.m and arriving in San José at 12:00 m.d. / 2:30 p.m ferry transportation 4:30 a.m and arriving in San José 08:00 p.m. The journey from San José is via the Puntarenas ferry terminal. Paquera, Tambor, Cobano, Montezuma and Mal País. Buses are given priority on the ferry along with their passengers and luggage. The vehicles are modern 2006 Marcopolo Scania, with covered reclining seats, Air Conditioning and television. The tariffs only include the bus pass.

The buses from Cobano leave at 9:15 a.m, 10:30 a.m, 11:30 a.m, 2:30 p.m., 3:15 p.m and 6:30 p.m. Departures to Santa Teresa. Schedule: 6:45 a.m and 11:15 a.m. Departures to Mal País. Schedule: 7:00 a.m and 11:30 a.m. There are buses that leave from Frank’s Place or El Cruce at 7:15 a.m, 8:30 a.m, 10:45 a.m, 11:40 a.m, 01:15 p.m and 3:45 p.m. The price of a taxi from Cobano is 15 US$. There are services between Montezuma and Cabo Blanco 2 US$, departs 8:00 a.m, 9:50 a.m, 2:10 p.m and 6:30 p.m.

Taxi  

Taxi T.P 87 Ph (506) 2642-0593, Ph/cell (506) 8825-6008. Travel inside and outside of the Country. Assisted by their proprietor Luis E. Delgado Vargas. It is 4 X 4 Prado. Has insurance policy of accidents, Conditioned Air and music to make more amusing the trip. Prices: Mal Pais and Santa Teresa 25 US$/ Tambor 25 US$/ Paquera 35 US$/ Liberia and airport 160 US$/ Tamarindo 160 US$/ Samara 140 US$/ Monteverde 150 US$/ Volcan Arenal 160 US$/ San Jose and International airport 150 US$, all the prices for 4 people.

By Car

The distance between Montezuma and Paquera is from 48 km.