Where: Montezuma, Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica
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.
Costa Rica’s dry season is November to April, and the rainy season is roughly April to November.
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.
Background information on Costa Rica, including on-line bookings.
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/