Montezuma Getting Around
Bicycles can be rented inexpensively on the outskirts of town. The mountain bikes are in wonderful condition, and come with a lock and key.
Getting around on foot is the easiest and most economical means of transport in downtown Montezuma. All hotels and restaurants are within walking distance from the beach. Be prepared for some exercise if staying on the edge of town – climbing the hills is tough in the heat of the afternoon.
You’ll find sufficient parking in downtown Montezuma. While a car is not a necessity, it is convenient for those staying in one of the many hotels on the edge of town. Roads and directions are clearly marked, and most nearby destinations require a drive through Cobano, where you’ll find the area’s only gas stations.
Taxis are in short supply in Montezuma, but most hotels will call one if you ask. Sometimes they gather near the beach, in front of Hotel Montezuma. Montezuma Taxi Reservation: Tel. 2642-0000
Sample taxi fares:
- Montezuma to Cobano $10
- Montezuma to Santa Teresa $35
- Montezuma to Paquera $50
- Montezuma to Cabuya $10
As true for most of the country, public buses in Montezuma are fairly reliable. Schedules are subject to change, so be sure to ask around before making final plans. All buses from Montezuma (except to and from Cabuya) pass through Cobano. From there, buses depart frequently to Santa Teresa/Mal Pais, San Jose, and Paquera, picking up and dropping off at various points along the way. The stop for Cabuya is at the Cabo Blanco Absolute Reserve.