Montezuma is a town in Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica located in the south of Cóbano – the district that it belongs to and where most services are at. It started as a remote fishing village and has gained popularity since the 1980s among tourists on a budget.
The town features a mix of local residents as well as foreign who come for the beaches, rivers, and beautiful waterfalls that can be found surrounding the village. Montezuma has well-known healing arts and yoga communities and is known by filmmakers and artists from across the world for the annual Costa Rica International Film Festival in May.
The center of Montezuma consists almost entirely of accommodations, restaurants, and souvenir shops. There is no bank and no post office in Montezuma (although there is an automated teller machine that works at certain times when there is not a huge crowd in town).
“One of my favorite spots is Montezume. It is a lovely town located at the Pacific Ocean where you get an amazing experience of pure contact with mother nature. It makes you feel peaceful and grateful. Unforgettable.”
Country: Costa Rica
Country’s capital: San Jose
Official language: Spanish
Currency: Costa Rican colón (1€ = 598 CRC; $1 = 534; 1£ = 760 CRC)
Population: 7494 inhabitants
Total area: 316.61 km²