Montezuma is a quaint surf town nestled in the hills of Costa Rica. This is the ideal place for travelers to kick back and leave all worries behind. Even though this destination is small, there are plenty of things to do in Montezuma, Costa Rica.
Many travelers who have been to Costa Rica highly recommended this little bohemian town as a “must see”. Situated on the southeastern tip of the Nicoya Peninsula, Montezuma is a favorite for youths, surfers, and yogis. Wildlife enthusiasts will appreciate the amount of animals that live here as well. Even if you don’t fit into any of those categories, stay at this destination for at least 2 days if time allows. Here are a few family-friendly things to do.
Things to do in Montezuma Costa Rica
Warm ocean water?…umm, yes, please! Montezuma Beach is the town’s public beach. It’s not hard to find since it is the only beach in the main section of town. There are plenty of restaurants and shops with in a few minutes walk if you need anything. This is also where some travelers arrive and depart the town of Montezuma via boat taxi.
Montezuma has a youthful vibe and many backpackers stay at the hostel, which is located directly on the beach. We only visited the beach during the day, but I can imagine a whole different vibe at night.
Visit the town of Montezuma
The town of Montezuma is adorable! The two main streets were adorned with a few hotels, restaurants, shops, and adventure tour companies. There is a little ice cream shop right on the corner of town, this was a great place to cool down and check in with the world using their wifi. For more information about Montezuma, click here.
Take Surf Lessons
Always wanted to try surfing? This is the place to do it. Montezuma is known for good surf, as is Manuel Antonio. I recommend that beginners take lessons in Montezuma because the waves aren’t as large as in Manuel Antonio. There are a few businesses on the main street in town that offer lessons for an affordable price.
Lessons are not on Montezuma beach. Prepare yourself for a 30 minute + walk to a larger beach. Once at the destination, the guides will fit everyone for boards and surf shirts to avoid rash burns. The lessons last about 2 hours. The instructors were very sweet and patient with the kids as well. Learning to surf is exhausting, so keep that in mind if making any plans for the afternoon/evening.
Traveling with kids on this type of adventurous trip makes for relaxing evenings. At night, enjoy dinner and drinks at the hotel while taking in this view. Kids will be content enjoying the wifi to catch up on their youtube videos. Let the howler monkeys sing you to sleep.
Where to stay
Nature Lodge Finca Los Caballos is where we stayed. More info on that here.
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