Playa Montezuma
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Ruta Nacional 624, cerca de la Escuela Moctezuma, Montezuma 60111 Costa Rica
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4.0
88 reviews
Excellent
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Average
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Terrible
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BorkdlynNYC
Brooklyn, NY132 contributions
Solo
Be careful - these waves at high tide will kick your butt! I nearly tore my knee trying to body surf in some 9-11ft tall waves one evening. The ocean is amazingly beautiful and warm here, and there are always fun people partying on the beach. At mid day, its best to be avoided - its so intense the sands will blister your feet. Go early in the morning or after 3pm.
Written March 7, 2017
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ed4_vida_rica
Portsmouth, VA445 contributions
Friends
Went here every day. Sunsets especially are gorgeous with the changing light. Reasonably safe swimming here. Lovely and worth a visit.
Written November 19, 2016
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StReginald
7 contributions
Family
The real beach is a half-hour walk to the left. Playa Grande. This beach is rocky and dangerous, but nice to look at.
Written July 16, 2016
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Nick H
Newberg, OR56 contributions
Montezuma beach is wonderful for sun bathing or just walking. The sand is fine and the rocks close to shore provide the opportunity to see small sea life as the water recedes.
Written January 31, 2022
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WannaBeObjective
Switzerland538 contributions
This place wasn’t for us. There are a couple of small beach spots here, which were pretty to look at. However, one of them had a small river(?) (looked more like a sewage system that emptied out to the ocean) that looked quite stagnant — we didn’t dare go close.

The tiny village has two groceries (differing in size). One can pretty much prepare good meals from the items sold from the larger one. We’ve always been eating out during our four weeks in Costa Rica, but the prices in this touristic(?) area was just too much for what one gets. We ate at the supposedly best rated restaurant here, but it was just average and (we’ve eaten several casados in so many places already).

We’re relatively open-minded and we’ve been in several different countries/cultures. We understand (or maybe not?) the “Pura Vida” way of life, but this beach village was just very unkempt and seemed to have not much order — it didn’t match the prices of the products and services at all, which we felt was simply unjustified.

If not for the lodging we had on a hill and seeing the wildlife from it (hence the general two-star rating), we would’ve left this area much sooner, sad to say. The drive here wasn’t the most comfortable (quite rough over the mountains/hills), which we accepted, but to see this destination in the end, we felt it wasn’t worth the trip.
Written January 13, 2018
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Kathy S
Shell Beach, CA398 contributions
Solo
This is a small beach in the town of Montezuma. Water is bathwater warm, sand nothing spectacular...there are other beaches in this area of Nicoya that are better. People seems to come here for the bohemian life and feel...
Written May 27, 2017
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gokujou
Minneapolis, MN219 contributions
We went out and the very first part of the beach is great. But as you work further east it gets more unpredictable. The rip currents, and just pulls of the tide were kind of all over where going in the water seemed a little more interesting. I would recommend being a little more safe if you swim here.
Written March 29, 2017
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franksimmons2468
Whitefish, MT18 contributions
Friends
its beautiful to look at but river going into the ocean is all sewer and shower water and people are swimming there a cant believe it you can see and smell it from the bus stop ...time to clean your act up Montezuma !!!
Written March 8, 2017
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harryhusker
omaha19 contributions
Family
Nice little beach, I thought it might be a bit larger, it is quite small, the town is also only a block or two long. I really nice restaurante at the top of the hill, I forget what it is called.
Written October 14, 2016
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Mocha928
Miami, FL55 contributions
Friends
Went swimming on the way back from the falls. Water was nice and warm, waves weren't too big and there were barely any people on the beach so it felt like a private beach. The town is right there with restaurants and shops. Everything is within walking distance.
Written September 2, 2016
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