On the Beach or In the City

Ylang51When taking a trip to Costa Rica, you are probably focused on the tropical aspect of your vacation. You want sandy beaches, warm waters, lush greenery, and, of course, top-notch accommodations. You may not be thinking about any activities, because you may not be planning on doing anything other than resting and relaxing. However, once you arrive in Costa Rica and witness its majestic beauty firsthand, you will quickly feel a need to immerse yourself in the culture and surroundings.

To help you enjoy your time in Costa Rica to the fullest, you may want to consider staying in a resort that provides easy access to surrounding activities. The Ylang Ylang has not just one, but two locations to meet the wants and needs of our guests. Not only do we have our luxury accommodations on the beach and surrounded by nature, we also have our sister hotel in the El Sano Banano village. Through our sister hotel, our guests have the chance to spend time in the small city, experiencing the local atmosphere and activities that cannot be found on the beach.

In the village, you can enjoy the noise and lights of the small city, along with all of the local activities. You can truly immerse yourself in the culture – and the locals will welcome you with open arms. Whether you choose to stay in one of our private bungalows right on the beach, or in a comfortable room in the village, you will be more than satisfied with your surroundings. We strive to provide the highest level of service at both of our hotels. Contact us today to learn more about our beach resort and our sister hotel.


Finding the Best Costa Rican Resort

There has never been a better time to take a tropical vacation! Costa Rica is one of the most popular destinations for vacations. There are numerous reasons for this, including the warm climate, clean beaches, protected environment, and friendly people. If you have decided to take the plunge and spend some time in Costa Rica this year, one of the first things you have to do is choose your accommodations. Finding a beach resort in Costa Rica is easy, as long as you know what to look for.

  • Check for specials. Vacationing in Costa Rica during the off-season is the perfect time to find some great, money-saving deals.
  • Research each potential resort. Look up customer feedback, as well as expert reviews, to find out what you can expect in terms of accommodations, amenities, customer service, and activities.
  • Contact potential resorts and ask lots of questions. Discuss room rates, cuisine, on-site activities, and package specials.
  • Make sure the location is what you want – sandy beaches, breathtaking views, and luxury surroundings.

The Ylang Ylang is a popular place to stay in Costa Rica. Our convenient location, on the beach and within minutes of Montezuma, lets us offer our guests the best of both worlds – private seclusion, and the hustle and bustle of city life. We also offer professional yoga classes, luxury spa treatments, and some of the best customer service you will find. We make it our priority to keep our guests happy. Contact us today to learn more about our current specials, and let us help you reserve your suite or bungalow for your Costa Rican holiday.

Take Charge of Your Holiday Season

The holiday season is upon us – instead of stressing over your holiday plans and parties, consider taking a different route this season. Consider taking a relaxing, extended vacation in Costa Rica! The holiday season does not always have to be a hectic time. You are in charge of your life; you can do whatever you want for the holidays. Wouldn’t you much rather be enjoying a cool drink on a sandy beach, instead of fighting traffic at the mall? Take charge of your holiday season, and do something for yourself, this year.

This time of year is the perfect time to visit Costa Rica, because you will find that many hotels in Montezuma and around the area offer money-saving discounts. You just have to take a little extra time and find these discounts. The Ylang Ylang beach resort offers various coupons and specials during this season. You can enjoy some of the finest luxury accommodations in Costa Rica, and save a significant amount of money, at the same time.

Imagine spending your holiday season at a beautiful tropical resort, instead of in your cold, snowy hometown. Imagine enjoying a relaxing massage at our luxury spa, instead of nursing an aching back after hours of shopping. Imagine spending your hours resting, relaxing, and restoring your mind, body, and soul. Contact us, today, to find out more about our current specials, and let us help you have the holiday season you deserve!

Experience Yoga in a Breathtaking Landscape

Yoga in Costa RicaExercise should be a part of your everyday life. Experts recommend getting a certain amount of exercise every week. Exercise helps keep your body in shape and contributes to your overall health. Failure to exercise can lead to weight gain and other issues. In short, you have to keep moving if you want to keep moving! One of the most popular forms of exercise involves more than just exercise for the body – it also involves exercise for the mind and the soul. Yoga will not only help keep your body in shape, it will help restore balance in your life.

Here at the Ylang Ylang, we understand that even though our guests are on a vacation, they still want to keep up with their active lifestyles. That is why we offer yoga sessions on the beach. Yoga in Costa Rica is different than practicing yoga anywhere else. Here, you will savor the crisp morning air as the waves dance on the shores, providing you with nature’s music during your yoga session. Our instructors are experts in yoga. They will invigorate your mind, body and soul through the various exercises. Your body will stretch and flex while your mind is calmed and your soul is restored.

When you come to the Ylang Ylang, be sure to schedule at least one yoga session on the beach. It will be an experience you will never forget – and likely one that you will want to try again and again. Contact us today to learn more about our yoga sessions, as well as our many other guest activities.

Preserving and Conserving in Costa Rica

When you travel to Costa Rica, you travel prepared to see some of the most beautiful landscapes in the world. You likely make plans that will immerse you in the natural surroundings and the local activities. You may not realize it – but you are participating in ecotourism in Costa Rica.

Ecotourism is, essentially, tourism that is centered on the preservation and conservation of natural surroundings. In Costa Rica, this means that activities and resorts are a part of the surroundings. Rather than intrude upon the beautiful, natural habitat of the native creatures, towns and cities do their best to blend in with the environment, and to leave a small footprint.

Ecotourism is what keeps Costa Rica thriving. People flock here from all over the world to experience some of the magic of our untouched environment. From the jungles to the beaches, Costa Rica is a protected environment meant to preserve its natural beauty. You, as a tourist, can still enjoy all of the activities that Costa Rica has to offer – you just get the privilege of enjoying them the way nature intended.

As you plan your visit to Costa Rica, be sure to keep the Ylang Ylang resort in mind when thinking about accommodations. Here, you will be surrounded by nature and all of its wonder, as our resort was designed to be unobtrusive in the environment. With nature preserves surrounding our resort, Montezuma only minutes away, and the beach literally a stone’s throw from the resort grounds, there is no better way to support ecotourism while you have an amazing vacation.

A Honeymoon Needs Romance

There are many things you can do to make your honeymoon unforgettable. However, no matter what you choose to do, the one thing of which you want to ensure there is plenty is, of course, romance. What is a honeymoon without romance? It would be nothing more than a vacation. When you and your new spouse leave on a honeymoon trip, you expect romance at every turn – and you should have it.
So, where do you go for a truly romantic, unforgettable honeymoon? The answer is Costa Rica. A honeymoon in Costa Rica is destined to be one of the most amazing experiences of your life – and the romance is never lacking in this little slice of heaven on Earth. You and your new spouse can enjoy exciting activities, romantic dinners, cozy accommodations, and a breathtaking environment – all from the convenience of one location.
The Ylang Ylang resort is one of the leading resorts in Costa Rica – and we make romance our priority. From champagne and flowers, to moonlit beach dinners and couples’ massages, we have everything you need to ensure that your honeymoon is the most romantic time of your life. What better way to start your marriage than with a romantic journey to Costa Rica?
If you are in the process of planning your honeymoon, contact us today and let us help you plan your time in our resort. We offer special packages centered on romance to ensure that every turn of your honeymoon is immersed in love and passion.

Costa Rica for the Lovebirds

Costa Rica for the Lovebirds

Your relationship with your significant other is bound to reach a point where you must go forward and get married. Marriage is a natural step in a long-term relationship. It is not a decision to be made lightly – but it is certainly one of the best decisions you can make. When you decide to take that next step and join in holy matrimony with the person you love, there is no feeling that can compare. Knowing that you will soon be spending the rest of your life bound to the one that means the most to you is both exciting and overwhelming. The excitement comes from the thought of finally becoming one with each other. The overwhelming feeling comes from planning the actual wedding.
Finding the ideal venue for your wedding is one of the first decisions you must make. Weddings in Costa Rica have been growing in popularity. People relish the heavenly surroundings of Costa Rica – it makes the ideal setting for exchanging vows. However, even if you do not come to Costa Rica to get married, you can still pay us a visit for your honeymoon.
Taking your honeymoon in Costa Rica is guaranteed to provide you and your new spouse with an amazing adventure that neither of you will ever forget. From the pristine beaches surrounding the clear, tropical waters, to the lush, green jungles full of native wildlife, Costa Rica has much to offer the honeymooning couple. Contact us here at the Ylang Ylang to learn more about our special honeymoon packages.


Be Healthy and Balanced at the Ylang Ylang

Yoga is one of the most popular forms of exercise, combined with meditation techniques. Through the art of yoga – and, yes, it is an art – you can enjoy the toning and strengthening that it provides your physical body, as well as the restorative sense of calm and well-being it provides your mind. Here at the Ylang Ylang, we have long since known about the physical and mental benefits of yoga. That is why we have always offered professional yoga sessions for our guests. Recently, the Ylang Ylang has taken things one step further by offering yoga sessions in our professional studio.

The Vinyasa Body Mind Yoga class is offered at the Ylang Ylang Sunday-Wednesday. Thursday-Saturday, you can enjoy the benefits of the Hatha Yoga Flow. Each class is taught by a professional yoga instructor, and both the Vinyasa Body Mind class and the Hatha Yoga Flow are offered at a price of only $12 per session. Whether you are a beginner to the art of yoga, or a seasoned yoga lover, both of these classes will be the perfect addition to your regular exercise routine.

If you have been searching for a way to restore your mind, body, and soul through exercise, yoga is the answer. Not only will your body benefit from the various moves and poses, your mind and soul will also benefit, helping you to achieve an overall balance between your physical body and your spiritual soul. Contact us here at the Ylang Ylang to learn more about each type of class, and let our yoga experts help you decide which one is right for your level of skill.

Enjoy Our Beach-Front Bungalow for Less

If you have been thinking about taking your next vacation in Costa Rica, think no more! Costa Rica is a great place to visit if you want to enjoy an unforgettable tropical vacation. You can enjoy your time in Costa Rica at a discounted price – if you choose the Ylang Ylang beach resort for your accommodations. From now until November 15th, the Ylang Ylang is offering a special on our beach front bungalows. If your visit to Costa Rica falls between November 12th and November 20th, and you reserve a minimum 2-night stay by the November 15th, you can save $40 on our beach front bungalow!

You and your travel mates can enjoy the luxurious, private accommodations of our beach front bungalows for a discounted price! This means you will have immediate access to our private beach, right from your own bungalow. A savings of $40 means you will have that much more money to use for other activities, such as our luxury spa or yoga sessions on the beach.

Here at the Ylang Ylang, we strive to provide our guests with money-saving opportunities as much as possible. Our beach front bungalows are some of our most sought-after accommodations, so reserve your bungalow now for the discounted price – and make sure you make your reservations directly with the Ylang Ylang, to ensure that you can take advantage of the reduced rate. Just enter the code BFBNOV40 when you make your minimum 2-night reservation. We look forward to seeing you soon in the beautiful Costa Rica!

Why You Need a Vacation – Now!

Taking a vacation is often considered to be a luxury. There are lots of people that simply cannot afford to take time away from work for themselves. However, everyone deserves a break from the rat race. Everyone deserves a chance to relax and unwind without worrying about their jobs, their bills, or their responsibilities. If you are one of those people who never takes time off because your plate is too full, then you need a vacation and it is time to reconsider the benefits of getting away from it all. 


  • Your mind, body and soul are always stressed – a vacation gives you a chance to release that stress by getting you out of the “real world” for a while.


  • There is never enough time for your family, much less yourself – a vacation provides you with the perfect chance to spend quality time with the ones you love, and still have time for your own needs.


  • Money is always a factor in your life – the rested, relaxed, refreshed person you will be when you return from your vacation is priceless. You simply cannot put a price tag on your personal well-being.

In other words, you need a vacation because you need a chance to reconnect with you – the inner you, the you that has somehow gotten lost underneath the job, the bills, the chores, and the rest of your responsibilities. Taking a visit to one of the all inclusive hotels in Costa Rica is the perfect way to reconnect with the person you used to be – and the Ylang Ylang is the place to go.



Why You Should Come to the Ylang Ylang Beach Resort

When you think of taking a beach vacation, what comes to mind? Do you picture white, sandy beaches? How about clear, tropical waters? Do you see yourself sipping on a cold drink with a tiny umbrella, soaking up the rays? Everyone has their own vision of the perfect beach vacation – here at the Ylang Ylang Beach Resort, you can finally make your dream come true!

The Ylang Ylang is one of the leading Costa Rica beach hotels. Our popularity is well deserved – we strive to provide our customers with the best luxury Costa Rican experience possible. Here are some more reasons why our guests continue to come back:


  • Exquisite accommodations — both private bungalows and top-of-the-line suites — put you right in the middle of luxury


  • Secluded location right on the beach and only minutes from Montezuma


  • Lush jungle surroundings. Our resort was not built in place of the jungle – it was built right into the jungle!


  • Professional staff trained to meet all of your needs


  • On-site luxury activities, including yoga and spa sessions

If you have decided to come to Costa Rica, you must choose your accommodations – and there is simply no reason why you should not choose the Ylang Ylang. Here, you will enjoy the best of the best – the best suites and bungalows, the best views, the best beaches, the best food, the best amenities, and so much more. A visit to Costa Rica is a visit to paradise, so make the most of your time in paradise with an extended stay at the Ylang Ylang.



More Hotel-Finding Tips from the Ylang Ylang

More Hotel-Finding Tips from the Ylang Ylang

Finding the perfect beach hotel in Costa Rica is a wonderful feeling! Hours of searching, tons of research, and even advice from travel agents – all of it becomes worth it, when you finally reserve your suite. There is a feeling of satisfaction in knowing that you can cross this important detail off your to-do list. Here are some tips from the Ylang Ylang to help you get that item marked off your list before your Costa Rican holiday:


  • As mentioned, do your research. Do not take one person’s word for it. These are your accommodations. You will be staying here for the duration of your vacation, so take your time and research each potential hotel with care.
  • Contact each hotel and ask pertinent questions. Inquire about room rates, location, privacy, amenities, specials, activities, etc. Write down your questions and answers for each hotel. Use this list to help you narrow down your list of options.
  • Use the internet to find pictures of each hotel, as well as the surrounding areas. A visit to Costa Rica is a visit to a beautiful place – and you want to make sure your accommodations allow you to enjoy the view.
  • Consider the surrounding towns. Find out if there are local activities in the area that you may want to take part in. You want your Costa Rican vacation to be well-rounded.
  • Narrow your list down to three hotels that meet your needs. When you reach this point, the decision becomes a matter of preference. As long as the hotel meets your needs, and the needs of your fellow travelers (friends, family, co-workers, etc.), the final decision should be easy.

General Travel Prep Tips from the Ylang Ylang

Before you travel to Costa Rica, you have a lot of preparations to make. You cannot just hop on a plane and jet off to Costa Rica on a whim, especially if you have never traveled out of the country before. Here are some general traveling tips to keep in mind before you set off for Costa Rica.


  • Paperwork, paperwork, paperwork – you absolutely must ensure that you have all of the necessary paperwork in place before planning your trip. The last thing you want to do is plan an entire vacation, reserve your accommodations and make travel arrangements, only to find out that your paperwork is not in order.
  • Pack accordingly – once your paperwork is in order and you choose your vacation dates, start doing some climate research to ensure that you pack properly. Costa Rica, with all of its beauty, does have its own off-season. While you can save money during the off-season, you have to make sure you pack for the off-season weather.
  • Enlist in expert help – traveling out of the country, especially for the first time, can be intimidating. You have to make all of your plans without any firsthand experience of your destination. Hiring a travel agent to help you map out the details can relieve a lot of the stress associated with traveling out of the country. Once you are a seasoned traveler, you will be able to plan your trips like a pro!

Whether you are a first-time visitor to Costa Rica, or practically a resident, the Ylang Ylang resort is always ready and waiting to provide you with the most luxurious accommodations.