There is a ferry running from Punteranes to the Nicoya Penisula daily. From the ferry station you can take a bus easily to Mal Pais, Montezuma, Cobono, or Santa Teresa.
The best way to get around is ATV. From Santa Teresa, Montezuma, or Mal Pais the next town is only a trail away. The average price is 60$ but you can generally talk them to 40$.
Funky Monkey Lodge, Santa Teresa - the BEST Banana Pancakes for 2,500 colones.
Pizza & Pasta a Go-Go, Hotel Giada, Samara - Amazing pizza made with fresh ingredients in a brick oven.
El Sano Banano, Montezuma - El Sano Banano offers nightly movies for free with the purchase of a meal over 5$. They also have great sushi offerings as well as some of the best service in Costa Rica.
In Montezuma the ONLY place to go is Chicos Bar.
•Be alert - you might always being watched. •Never, really NEVER, leave valuables unattended in your vehicle. A break-in is almost guaranteed at Rio Tarcoles while you watch the crocodiles. •Keep your hotel room's doors and windows locked and store valuables in a safe box. •In a restaurant or bar keep contact with your bag. Also take care that nobody has the opportunity to put something into your drink. •In crowds, buses, or on lively streets wear your backpack on the chest, not on the back. Always be suspect if anyone pushes against you. •On buses most thefts happen inside the bus. Never put your bags in the overhead bins. •Women in particular should not walk alone on the street or beach at night. •With a rental car be alert if you have a flat tire and people show up to help you. They might have put a nail under your tire previously and will rob you while "fixing" the car.
Hotel Aurora, Montezuma - Offers hot water, air conditioning, television, and refrigerators in some rooms. Also features a shared kitchen. Rooms start at 30$ a person during high season.
Anamaya Resort is up the hill from Montezuma near the famous waterfalls. Offers yoga classes, great food and the most amazing view. Best place for retreats and romantic getaways.
The Red Palm Villas  in Santa Teresa is an ideal honeymoon location and one of the few luxury locations on the Nicoya Peninsula that allows children on the resort. They are right on the beach.
If you're going back to San Jose take the Direct Bus back, other buses to the Ferry Station at Paquera are available.
Some charter boats can get you to Jaco or Manuel Antonio starting at 50$ a person.