Montezuma Beach

Costa Rica has 100 miles of coastline. The fishing village of Montezuma is on the Nicoya Peninsula; there's a number of peaceful beaches in the vicinity.

Montezuma Beach

Beach Essentials

image: Montezuma beachWhere: Montezuma, Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica
When: February
Happenings: Diving and dining
Remember to bring: A good insect repellant and antihistamine for the aftershock

Costa Rica has 100 miles of coastline. The fishing village of Montezuma is on the Nicoya Peninsula; there’s a number of peaceful beaches in the vicinity.

Climate

Costa Rica’s dry season is November to April, and the rainy season is roughly April to November.

Highlights

Costa Rica has a strict eco-friendly policy and the coastline isn’t marred by big tourist developments. The beaches are clean, but on the Pacific side the volcanic sand is black rather than golden. You can camp on the beach and wake up to a sea view. It only costs a couple of dollars, but make sure your gear isn’t left unattended.

– Bathe in tropical waterfalls

A short stroll along the beach takes you to mountain streams, waterfalls and pools where you can take a dip.

– Visit the Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve

This nature haven, just a few miles from Montezuma, is home to howler monkeys and a variety of other animal and bird species.

MORE INFORMATION

Central America.com
Background information on Costa Rica, including on-line bookings.

Montzuma Travelogue
Travelogue of a trip to Montezuma.

By Jess Halliday

main image: Playa Montezuma, Península de Nicoya, Guanacaste, Costa Rica, source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jbacchetta/1127179844/

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