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Montezuma is located in one of the most amazing geological places on Earth! The Central American Trench runs along the.Read More
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Discover the majesty of humpback whales in their natural habitat with our exclusive whale watching tours. Costa Rica, with its impressive coastline and rich marine...
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The adventure begins as you board at Playa Montezuma, where our guide will provide safety instructions before embarking on a 25-minute boat ride along the...
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Unique geology in Montezuma

Montezuma is located in one of the most amazing geological places on Earth! The Central American Trench runs along the Pacific coast along the Nicoya Peninsula, where an oceanic plate (section of the Earth’s crust) dives beneath the Caribbean plate on which Montezuma sits. In Montezuma, you can see the remains of an ancient set of islands formed by the Galapagos hotspot that stuck to the edge of the Caribbean plate through the slow-moving action of tectonics. The beautifully colored rocks seen on the beaches of Montezuma record the evolution of this ancient island arc that is made up of intriguing pillow basalts, rocks shaped by hot steam and gases, and even formations composed of thousands of shells of small sea creatures. ancient.

Our history

Seventy years ago, Montezuma Costa Rica was the departure port for all agricultural production in the surrounding mountains. It was a small, clean and quiet port surrounded by nature.

In the mid-70s, a road was built that connected Paquera, the current port, with Cóbano, the main city. Since the port was no longer needed, Montezuma was transformed first into a picturesque fishing village and then into a charming bohemian town to visit.

Electricity was not available in Montezuma until 1986.