Montezuma for Families

Often considered a backpackers town or yoga haven, there are also many great activities for families visiting Montezuma, even those with young children. From beach days, to nature walks here’s a few ideas to keep the family vacation fun for everyone.

1. Walk north on the beach from Montezuma toward a cascade called Piedra Colorada; literally translates to ‘colored rock’ which is exactly what you’ll find there. This spot offers a fun place to explore and take a refreshing dip in the cascades or ocean.

Let's Get Local - Cooking

Let’s Get Local – Cooking Demo

2. Take a day trip to Curu Wildlife Refuge. The refuge offers a shorter trail option, perfect for those with shorter legs or less tolerance for high humidity, but still with plenty of wildlife to see.

3. Walk to Montezuma Waterfall. Even if getting all the way to the falls is too much for some, relaxing by the cool cascades with a little picnic can be just a fun.

4. Go sightseeing. While the more adventurous family members are off surfing, snorkeling or ziplining, there’s an equally fun sightseeing tour  “Let’s Get Local”, that shows you the less obvious attractions, and takes you to share and learn about Costa Rican culture with a local family. This is a great option if you want to brush up on some Spanish words, find out what traditional cuisine tastes like, and immerse yourself a bit more into the area.

There you go! Now pack a bag for the kids, the grandparents, bring everyone. Enjoy!

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Beyond the Resort

Everyone needs a vacation. And what better image comes to mind than colorful drinks served up poolside at a beautiful seaside resort? beyond_resort

The resort concept is perfect for getting away from it all, no one can deny it. But there’s lots more to traveling to distant lands than swimming pools and tiny umbrellas in your cocktail glass. There’s so much to see and do and learn about in the surrounding areas– of course you’ll never be able to do it all –but stepping outside the resort walls even for a day can open your eyes to a whole new world.

Here are some ideas for taking a little vacation from your vacation to liven things up a bit.

1. Take a local tour for a chance to learn more about the country or city you’re in.
2. Book a night in a smaller hotel outside the resort for a different perspective of the area.
3. Skip an included meal and opt for eating out at a small restaurant for a taste of local fare.

So spend a couple days lounging by the pool to unwind, then get outside and explore! You won’t regret it.