Month: October 2016

Cabuya Nightlife

If you are staying at Cabuya and want to enjoy some fun time at night, you can head to Montezuma where you will find some fine places to enjoy parties and also dancing. Chico’s Bar: This bar is an essential part of the Montezuma experience. It has a magical magnetic force. Liquor-loving local people, medley of tipsy tourists visit this place any time of the day. Set right in the middle of the town, this bar is the focus of the town’s nightlife. Its seaside bar and dance floor is really great place for enjoying fun time. Though it...

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Scuba Diving

Cabuya, a small fishing village on the Nicoya Peninsula, is situated a few miles from the tourist areas of Montezuma. Though Montezuma is relatively a remote area, it has a tremendous amount of sea life that attracts many scuba divers here. In Montezuma area there are many great assets regarding scuba: You will find warm water through out the year. There are plenty of marine life including whales, large schools of fish, dolphins, octopus, whale sharks, sea turtles and you might even watch sea horses. There are also several shipwrecks. In Montezuma there is a very talented dive school ‘Tortuga...

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Beachfront Houses for Rent in Cabuya

Cabuya is one of the few places in Costa Rica where you can still rent a true beachfront house for a very affordable price. The houses are small and fairly primitive compared to the $1000/nt beachfront rentals of Santa Teresa, but there’s nothing like waking up and seeing the ocean directly in front of you. There are also many houses that are sort of beachfront, meaning that there’s only a road between them and the water, but we haven’t included them here. The beaches are well-protected and relatively empty of construction in Cabuya, and the houses aren’t built right...

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Santa Teresa and Mal País

Santa Teresa, a booming travel destination in Costa Rica, is billed as a surfer’s paradise. Providing consistent and outstanding swells year round, Santa Teresa is a perfect place to kickback and unwind. The sleepy beach hamlet of Mal Pais, a small tranquil neighborhood, nestled at the southwestern cusp of the Nicoya Peninsula, opposite Montezuma. It is situated 4 miles (6.5 km) north of Cabo Blanco National Park. Earlier it was a fishing community and a farming village and day by day it slowly turned into a idyllic holiday spot over the years. Mal Pais is everything to the left and Santa...

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Montezuma

Montezuma, the town just to the north of Cabuya, began as a remote fishing village, and has gained popularity since the 1980s among the tourists. Known for its bohemian atmosphere and amazing natural beauty of its beaches and waterfalls, this town is a perfect destination for the beach lover and eco-tourists. Set into a landscape of true tropical paradise, it’s surrounded by jungle covered hills with small rivers forming waterfalls and pools. For decades, this small town has attracted many artists and hippies who want to enjoy an alternative lifestyle. It is also referred as Montefuma or Moctezuma by...

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El Higueron – Giant Banyan Tree

On the main road from Montzuma to Cabuya, there is a very impressive giant Banyan tree, known as Higueron. If you head towards Cabuya, you will find this immense size tree on the west (right) side of the road. The Strangler Fig Tree As an epiphyte, this Banyan Tree starts its life. Germinating in the crevices of other trees, its roots has grown eventually and because of its covering and strangling, this tree is also known as ‘Strangler Fig or ‘Matapalo’ or ‘Killer tree’. Birds eat the figs produced by the tree and their droppings germinate over the cracks...

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