Montezuma, Costa Rica

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Montezuma Falls
Montezuma Falls
Montezuma is located in Costa Rica
Location in Costa Rica
Coordinates: 9°39′N 85°04′W / 9.650°N 85.067°W / 9.650; -85.067Coordinates: 9°39′N 85°04′W / 9.650°N 85.067°W / 9.650; -85.067
CountryFlag of Costa Rica.svg Costa Rica
Time zoneUTC-6
Area code+506

Montezuma is a town in Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica which began as a remote fishing village and has gained popularity since the 1980s among tourists on a budget.

Montezuma is located near the southern tip of the Nicoya Peninsula, 41 km (25 mi) southwest of Paquera and 8 km (5 mi) south of the town of Cóbano. Most services are in Cóbano. The nearest airport is located in Tambor.[1]

The town features a mix of residents and foreign backpackers and eco-tourists who come for the beaches, rivers, and scenic waterfalls surrounding the village. The nearby Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve draws a large number of visitors to the area.

Beachfront panorama of the town of Montezuma, Costa Rica, on the southern tip of the Nicoya Peninsula.

Further reading[edit]

  • Lonely Planet Costa Rica ISBN 1-74059-118-6
  • B&B Map Costa Rica Road Map ISBN 3-89707-510-5
  • "the Montezuma map and guide"—available free from the downtown Tropisphere Real Estate Montezuma centro office