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Montezuma

A tiny village on the Costa Rican Pacific coast

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Montezuma was the next beach town I went to. This time on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica. I had a nice few days there. The village is very small. It basically consists of 2 streets. There are some hotels and restaurants, 2 small supermarkets and 1 bar.

The beaches are nice and directly in the village, which made for a nice change after having to use some kind of transportation method to get to most beaches recently.
Montezuma

Montezuma


Beach in Montezuma

Beach in Montezuma

There are also 3 waterfalls nearby. It takes about 1/2 hour to walk to the first one. Through a river, over rocks etc, this is not such an easy walk in flip flops, but it was fun nevertheless. We only went to the first and biggest waterfall and went for a swim in the pool below it.
At the waterfall

At the waterfall

When it was raining in the afternoons (rainy season is still not over :-( ...) it was very nice to hang out at the hostel. They have a great outside common area and animals would visit the hostel regularly. The monkeys were swinging through the trees and running over the roof, the tucans and parrots were hanging out on the trees' branches, a coati (a type of racoon) and a large lizard would visit every day and the skunks were coming into the kitchen to steal the cats' food.
White faced capuchin

White faced capuchin


Tucan

Tucan


Coati

Coati


Skunk eating the cat food

Skunk eating the cat food

My last night in Montezuma I visited the only bar in town with my hostel friends. It was reggae night, which meant that about 3 reggae songs were played in the course of the night... There was a fire show, a lot of funny to watch local surfers and some interesting dancing going on.
Fire show

Fire show

Posted by sarahm_lux 17:40 Archived in Costa Rica Tagged montezuma

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