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Cabo Blanco and Montezuma

The Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve is situated at the southern tip of the Nicoya Peninsula, a well over an hour’s drive from Totobe Resort. It rains more in Cabo Blanco than anywhere else in the rest of the dry Pacific. Consequently there is a predominance of evergreen species in the reserve. Cabo Blanco is located in the transition area between tropical dry forest and rainforest; the forest is classified as tropical moist forest. The wildlife is common for both ecosystems, and during your visit you can contemplate a huge diversity of animals; anteaters, raccoons, coyotes, amarillos, and many more. The lush forest also play host to howler monkeys, spider monkeys and white-faced capuchin monkeys, which can be seen eating fruit in wild fig trees.

Cabo Blanco is a refuge of vital importance for the protection of seabirds. Seabirds are very numerous here, especially brown pelicans, magnificent frigate birds, laughing gulls and brown boobies. It is also one of the most interesting scenic sites of the Pacific coast with its innumerable tidal pools, where a myriad of sea creatures are trapped. Cabo Blanco has visitor center, bathrooms, drinking water and resting areas. 

A short drive from Cabo Blanco is Montezuma. This picturesque beach town is without doubt worth a visit. Since the 1970`s Montezuma has proved an enormous fascination for bohemians from Europe and the U.S.. And the city is still popular amongst artists, designers, healers and yoga instructors. The city center has charming, old wood houses and a vibrating street life, and there is always a restaurant close by. Every Saturday morning there is a market where you can buy organic food, crafts and clothes. Just outside of the city you can enjoy some more of the fantastic nature of the Nicoya-peninsula. Totobe Resort employs a naturalist guide who provides guests with insights into the plant and animal world at Cabo Blanco. (Please ask for the cost.)