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Things to Do

The Howler Monkey Hotel provides the perfect natural experience. If you are looking for somewhere to get away from the busy crowds, wander the beaches, jaunt down to fresh caught fish or take a day-trip to ziplining, snorkeling or diving, or even an ATV tour, you are in the right place.

two kayaks on the water


Paddle to Cabuya Island with one of the Howler Monkey Hotel kayaks, snorkel or watch the sea life as you paddle around, or book a kayak tour from Montezuma.

sign to entrance of Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve


Hike the Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve trails, 2 km from the Howler Monkey Hotel. The park is open Wednesday to Sunday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.

capuchin monkeys on suspension bridge


Zipline with Sun Trails in the Montezuma mountains and visit the Montezuma waterfalls, take photos and swim in the natural pools created by the falls.

Montezuma waterfall

Montezuma Falls

Take a 20-minute hike up to the Montezuma waterfalls from the Montezuma town centre and go for a swim in the large pools fed by the waterfalls. Wear sturdy, water-resistant shoes to wade through the river and clamber over slippery rocks.

person with paddleboard on water


Rent a surfboard and get lessons in Montezuma. Surf the beaches in the area with your own board. Do a day-trip to Santa Teresa on the Pacific Coast for bigger waves. Or paddleboard from the beaches in the Montezuma and Cabuya area.

people snorkeling in ocean


Snorkel around Cabuya Island with the Howler Monkey Hotel gear or your own equipment. Or book a full snorkeling or diving day-trip to Isla Tortuga's two unhabited islands off the Nicoya Peninsula with local outfitters like Zuma Tours.

man and woman paddling in kayak on water


Hand-line from the surf from the Howler Monkey Hotel beach, use the hotel kayaks and rods to go further or hire a local fisherman to take you out in Cabuya, Mal País or Montezuma. You are bound to catch grouper, mackerel, snapper, rooster fish, tuna, or other species local to the Nicoya Peninsula.

archway to Cabuya Island


Take a leisurely walk to Cabuya Island, the small cemetary island for the locals. At low tide, walk along the beach from the Howler Monkey Hotel, and across the rocky causeway to the archway to the island. Stroll back through town and stop for a bite to eat at one of the local restaurants or bakery.

ATVs on sandy beach


Go off-roading for a different adventure. Book an ATV guided tour and take a four-wheeler (quad) through trails in the jungle, through rivers, over cow pastures, and along beautiful beaches near Cabuya, Montezuma, Mal País and Santa Teresa or rent an ATV for a few days to explore.

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