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Mariposario Montezuma Gardens

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Starting at $35 (USD) / night
Suggested Nights Stay: 3 Nights

Mariposario Montezuma Gardens, a small bed and breakfast located near the butterfly garden, provides an intimate setting for your Costa Rican vacation. This inn is close to the impressive Montezuma Waterfalls as well as the beaches and an old growth rain forest, making it the perfect playground for your adventure.


Welcome Mariposario Montezuma Gardens
Welcome Mariposario Montezuma Gardens

At the tip of the Nicoya Peninsula lies the village of Montezuma, a sleepy village that has been popular for decades with ecotourists and surfers as an affordable vacation destination. It’s also the home to Mariposario Montezuma Gardens, a B & B that combines comfort for guests, convenience to natural attractions, and commitment to ecology and sustainability. The hotel is powered by solar energy, allowing guests to enjoy modern amenities while reducing their carbon footprint.

From the moment you arrive, you are treated like family at this cozy inn. There are four guestrooms located on the second floor of the main building, and each guest has full access to the butterfly gardens during their stay. You are also close to town as well as the famous waterfalls of Montezuma, allowing you the freedom to explore and relax at your own pace.

For guests of the inn, a full breakfast is prepared daily at Restaurant Clandestina, located right on the property. Lunch and dinner are also available, with a focus on fresh local ingredients and a fusion of flavors from the region. You can treat yourself to a refreshing cocktail at the bar as you unwind and visit with the other guests.

Not only is the Mariposario close to the lush butterfly garden, it also boasts the first microbrewery in Montezuma. Some of the non-GMO ingredients used in the brewing process are imported from the northwestern United States, and the brewery makes seven craft brews and three natural sodas that are offered at the restaurant.

While you are free to spend your time however you like during your stay, you can and should take advantage of the natural wonders that are so close to the Mariposario Montezuma Gardens. From the waterfalls to the beaches, the butterfly gardens to the tropical forest, you are surrounded by some of the most pristine land on the planet. You can even take a break from nature with a round of golf at Las Delfines or a try your luck with a trip to the casino in Tambor. Let Mariposario be your home away from home during your dream vacation in Costa Rica.

Key Features

Family place at Mariposario Montezuma Gardens
Family place at Mariposario Montezuma Gardens
  • Advantage of the natural wonders
  • Free WiFi
  • Free Parking
  • Butterfly garden
Starting at $35 (USD) / night
Suggested Nights Stay: 3 Nights


Handicapped Accessible
Hotel near Beach
Packages Available
Restaurant On Site
Smoke Free Rooms
Tour Desk


Enjoy nature at Mariposario Montezuma Gardens
Enjoy nature at Mariposario Montezuma Gardens

With only four rooms, the friendly staff at Mariposario Montezuma Gardens can concentrate on providing for your comfort in an intimate setting. Each room offers amenities that include air conditioning, a private bathroom with solar-heated hot water shower, satellite television, daily housekeeping, and free Wi-Fi. The rooms are decorated simply with tile flooring and wood furniture to reflect the beauty of the natural surroundings. During your stay, you are offered a complimentary full breakfast that changes daily.

Caligo – This room has one bed and can sleep up to two people. It has a balcony with a gorgeous jungle view and DVD player.

Morpho – This room features two beds and can sleep up to four people. It has a balcony with a stunning jungle view and DVD player.

Dido – This room has two beds and can sleep up to four people.

Dryadula – This room has one bed and can sleep up to two people.

Starting at $35 (USD) / night
Suggested Nights Stay: 3 Nights


Hiking: Many guests like to strap on their hiking boots and explore the butterfly garden on their way to the Montezuma Waterfalls. You can also trek along the beaches to see the Cocolito Falls, which spill into the ocean. The old growth rain forest nearby is another popular hiking destination to see more of the flora and fauna that make Costa Rica magical.

Horseback Riding: Another way to see the waterfalls and beaches in the area is by horseback. You can saddle up at the inn and ride through the gardens on your way to some of the other attractions.

ATV: Rent an all-terrain vehicle for a half-day or full-day tour to add a burst of adrenaline to your exploration.

Zipline Canopy Tour: This popular activity is a must for thrill seekers in Costa Rica. Get a birds-eye view of the forest below from the tree tops as you zip along.

Turtle Island: This day trip takes you to a nearby island for a snorkeling adventure, where you can see the diverse ecosystem that teems below the surface. You can enjoy a festive bar-b-que on the beach for your lunch. Scuba excursions can also be arranged for experienced divers.

Sports Fishing: People who live for the thrill of fishing can book a boat excursion for prized big fish or stick closer to the beach for shoreline fishing. Equipment rental can be arranged with these excursions.

Surfing: The beaches of Montezuma are a surfer’s paradise and are always popular with experienced and amateur surfers.

Local Culture: Montezuma is a short walk from the inn and has many shops, cafes, and restaurants to explore. Learn more about the ecotourism efforts of the area, sample the local flavors, and find an artisan souvenir to take home.

Tours Offered

ATV Riding
Bird Watching
Butterfly Farm
Canopy Tours / Zip Line
Family Friendly Tours
Horseback Riding
Kite Surfing
National Park / Reserve Tours
Night Hikes
Scuba Diving
White Water Kayaking
White Water Rafting
Wildlife Viewing
Wind Surfing

Location & Map

Nicoya Peninsula Map
Nicoya Peninsula Map
Mariposario Montezuma Gardens is located near the butterfly garden and close to the Montezuma Waterfall.


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