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North of Cabo Blanco Absolute Nature Preserve and south of Tambor Bay, along a forested sandy bay, Montezuma has numerous beaches, waterfalls, good fishing, seafood, surfing, snorkeling, horseback riding, hiking, and bicycling. But many days it is more than enough to simply stretch out and relax in a spacious, money-saving Montezuma vacation rental surrounded by lush jungle vegetation listening to howler monkeys, parrots, and toucans sing and play. Drink fruit smoothies, feast on fresh-picked mangos from the garden, and barbecue or grill freshly caught fish, perhaps poolside with an ocean view, in your Montezuma vacation rental villa, house, or cabin. No luxury hotel, whatever the price, can compete.
Relax or snooze as ocean breezes bathe your resting body in a hammock on your Montezuma vacation rental verandah. Take a break from travel, touring, and eating in restaurants. Cook dinner at home, perhaps fish that you caught or bought from the fishing fleet. Relax in the evening watching movies in surround sound in your vacation rental family or living room. Whether you are part of a family, a business group, on spring break, or indulging in a romantic getaway or honeymoon, your money-saving Montezuma vacation rental offers advantages hard to come by in expensive luxury hotels.
Playa Las Manchas is popular for snorkeling, though you need to be mindful of riptides as you gaze at the parrotfish, rays, puffers, and needlefish. The kids will like exploring the colorful rocks and tide pools at Playa Rocas. Beachfront cantinas, bars, and restaurants are plentiful in Montezuma. Playa de los Artistas on the Montezuma beachfront serves sushi, pizza, and vegetarian dishes by lantern light at driftwood tables on smooth sand floors beneath bamboo lattice ceilings.
Playa Montezuma hosts the fishing fleet. Hike half an hour to the endless sands of Playa Grande to swim, surf, boogie board, or sunbathe nude where the waves are big and the currents less strong. Horseback ride, bike, or hike the beachfront path north towards Playa Cocolito, where El Chorro waterfall tumbles into the rocky ocean. Follow the river upstream from the beach to find more waterfalls for swimming.
Playa Los Cedros, a small scenic beach flanked by a waterfall and large banyan tree near Cabuya, has a right-handed point break favored by experienced surfers when the south swells get going good. The beaches and tropical forests at the southern tip of the Nicoya Peninsula in Cabo Blanco Absolute Nature Preserve are protected as a national park. Surf at nearby Mal Pais, Playa Santa Teresa, or Playa Carmen. Surf camps can teach you the basics.