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Stunning Beauty with a Bohemian Vibe
Considered by many to be the heart and soul of Nicoya
Peninsula, Montezuma is a small beach village known
for its bohemian attitude and artistic residents. Trendy
restaurants, bars, and cantinas line the beachfront.
Montezuma’s beaches are among the most beautiful
beaches in Central America, with their white sand,
turquoise water, and coconut palms. Located within
high cli;s and a jungle with squawking scarlet macaws,
Montezuma o;ers a unique intersection of sand, rocks,
jungle, and waterfalls.
Playa Mal Pais & Santa Teresa:
With its rocky coves and endless seductive swells,
Playa Mal Pais is a haven for surfers and o;ers a laid-back atmosphere. Just north of Mal Pais is Santa Teresa,
Boasting 80 miles of sparkling shoreline, the Nicoya Peninsula’s most notable feature is its magni;cent beaches with their dramatic coastal scenery and
charming small villages.
;e outer, western beaches of the peninsula
rim the Paci;c Coast and o;er some of the best
sur;ng in the world. ;e inner beaches face the
Gulf of Nicoya with endless opportunities for
;shing, snorkeling, and scuba diving.
Dive Into an Exotic
NICOYA PENINSULA, COSTA RICA
By N. Gross