Welcome to Rancho Zuma!
We are pleased to present to you our 'little piece of heaven'. Come to the jungle paradise in the hills above Montezuma, where Costa Rica is waiting for you to rediscover paradise...
The property is very private with lots of animals- monkeys, birds, and other wild life. We have laundry facilities and wireless high speed internet at each cabin. All cabins are equipped with one double (matrimonial) bed and private bath. We do book up fast so we do recommend making reservations.
We are so sure you will love it, that we would be happy to arrange your travel, accommodations, and tour packages free of charge! We offer this service to our guests as a way to enjoy and experience all aspects of the region.
Here is a sampling of what the southern Nicoya Peninsula has: Surfing, Canopy Zip lining, ATV Adventures, Snorkeling in and around Tortuga Island, Sea Kayaking, Scuba Diving, Waterfalls, Horseback Riding, Boogie Boarding, Fishing, Hiking, Eco-tours, Swimming, Yoga, Massages, Butterfly Gardens, Bird Watching, Golfing, Mountain Biking and so Much More!!!
Once you come for a visit, you will never want to leave!
Montezuma along with Paquera, Tambor, Cobano,, Delicias, Cabuya, Mal Pais, Playa Carmen,Santa Teresa, and the Manzanillo area create the region of the Southern Tip of the Nicoya Peninsula. It's made-up of some of the most amazing communities in Costa Rica, not to mention the world.
Unlike other beach communities in Costa, this area is free from overdevelopment both commercially and residentially. With its eclectic group of people and cultures, it is common to see the rich and famous enjoying the same beaches and restaurants as backpackers. Each Southern Nicoya Community has its own distinct flavor.
We feel this area is one of the most desirable as well as the best priced. What is there not to love about this charming, laid-back, friendly, international community?
How to get there?
Unless you are planning to travel to other destinations before or after visiting Montezuma or plan many side trips once in Montezuma, you do not need a car. However, having a vehicle does allow you to fully explore all of the amazing places this area has to offer. Taxis, buses and shuttles that are not expensive are also very convenient and available in the area.
We will be happy to assist in booking private transportation or car rental. Make sure you have a good road map of the country before setting out (this will be provided by the car rental agency).
Follow the map to Puntarenas and continue to the tip of the peninsula until you see the water where the ferries dock. Turn right and watch for the lineup of cars at the ferry dock.
After your ferry arrives at the dock in Paquera, the drive is 1.5 hours to Montezuma.
Two resorts that you should pass on your way are Playa Tambor and Tango Mar (left hand side). When you reach Cobano, turn left at the main intersection.
From Cobano to Montezuma it is 7 km. Drive slowly.
Take a cab to the Coca Cola bus station in San Jose. The fare is approximately 2 US$. There is one bus for Montezuma, Mal Pais and Santa Teresa and it leaves twice a day (6am and 2pm) (3 times in the peak season).
It takes around 5 hours to get to Montezuma and costs around 10 US$.
There are also non-direct buses that leave every 2 hours. If you take these, you will need to take a taxi from the Puntarenas bus station to the ferry. It is about 3 US$. You purchase the ferry tickets in the ticket house. Once you arrive in Paquera from the ferry, you need to take the bus that is waiting. You may also take a taxi but it is around 50 US$. The non direct bus takes anywhere from 6 to 7 hrs.
You can also fly Sansa or Nature Air, commuter flights from San Jose to Tambor. There are 2 to 3 flights daily. To buy your ticket via internet go to www.flysansa.com or www.natureair.com (Click on the picture) There are always taxis waiting at Tambor airport. The drive to Montezuma is around 20 minutes and costs around 40 US$.