Planning activities in Montezuma isn’t hard: Just put on some hiking shoes or flip flops and go for it.

The main activities here are enjoying the beautiful beaches, hiking the waterfalls and hanging out. You won’t find lots of tourist companies all competing for your activity dollar, or a row full of museums just waiting to be wandered through. You won’t find big malls or outlet centers.

You come to Montezuma for recharging and relaxation and it will reward you with beautiful scenery and crashing waves.

For a little bit of a workout, climb the waterfalls. This is one of the most popular activities in Montezuma. There are varying degrees of challenge here, so you can really customize this adventure to your fitness level, or the day’s energy level. Once there, get in the water and enjoy the cool of the fresh water after a long hike.

This area is also considered prime for surfing. You can enjoy the rather large waves here, and there are a few locals who will give you tips. A few shops along the beach can provide what you need for your hang time.

Relax on the beach, and enjoy the surf. The waves here can be big and loud and many visitors find the beach time here to be particularly relaxing and rejuvenating. Be careful in the surf, though, as those big waves can be dangerous.


For more specific activities in Montezuma: 

La Escuela Del Sol is an adventure vacation that offers  Spanish classes, surfing, yoga, scuba certification and fire dancing classes. Any and all courses may be combined for durations between 1 and 12 weeks.  Packages include accommodations, weekly waterfall hikes and fire shows, zip line canopy tours, horseback riding, bonfires and more.

Zuma Tours offers horseback riding, scuba diving, off shore and deep sea fishing, snorkeling and ATV rentals among other things.

Sun Trails offers a zip line canopy tour and a kayaking and snorkeling tour among other 

The Montezuma Butterfly Garden offers butterfly tours all day as well as volunteering opportunities and accommodations. 

The Rainsong Wildlife Sanctuaryoffers tours of their animal rescue center as well as volunteering opportunities.  They have different animals all the time, but you can regularly find Monkeys, ant eaters, kinkajous, porcupines, turtles, pizotes and more.  You can even play with the more gentle animals (like the monkey!) in their cages.

Costa Rica Color offers week long, full-day, half- day, or hourly digital photography tours, workshops, and classes. A great way to experience Costa Rica.

Proyecto Montezuma is a Language School, Surf School and Sustainable Tour program. Volunteer and sustainable tour programs from 1 week to 2 months combine Volunteerism, Spanish Immersion Courses, Surf School, Scuba Diving Certification and Sustainable Tour excursions.  Proyecto Montezuma offers volunteer experiences teaching English and extra-curricular courses to local kids and adults, beach clean-ups, sea turtle conservation and national park work.  Design your perfect community-based volunteer experience, share with locals and learn local Spanish with native Costa Ricans. Proyecto Montezuma's Language School is recognized by the Ministerio de Educacion and ICT (Costa Rican Tourism Board). Sustainable tours include: Kayaking, Snorkeling, Surfing, Mountain Biking, Hiking and fund scholarships for local kids to continue studying English at its Language School. 

Montezuma Surf School and Surf Safari offers Quality Surf Lessons, Surf Safaris, and Multi-day, Surf Camps. Excellent Prices, Friendly and Knowledgable Surf Instructors.  Travel to Surf the Best waves on the Nicoya Peninsula. If it is too small, too big, or too windy on one side of the Peninsula, there is almost always Perfect Surf on the other side.

Young Vision Surf School is a Costa Rican owned and operated surf school in Montezuma.  Experienced, bilingual local instructors teach surf students about safety in the water, how to stand up on the board and catch waves.  Lessons are held daily at Playa Grande or in Mal Pais/Santa Teresa depending on the conditions.  Classes include the use of the surf board, rash guard, two hours of instruction, and fresh fruits during the break.  The instructors are certified in CPR, knowlegeable about the area and incredibly friendly.  Class size is limited to three surfers per instructor to ensure students get the attention they deserve.  Multiple classes and week surf packages are available. Pura Vida!