Typical Costa Rican Foods at Ylang Ylang Beach Resort

Here at Ylang Ylang Beach Resort, your beach vacation includes breakfast and dinner. Our menu has many different options to please any type of eater. If you are interested in trying some of the more authentic Costa Rican food, you can try the Tipico breakfast or the “Casado” for lunch or dinner. Casado translates literally to “married” in Spanish, but it means to have all types of food together on one plate. Every traditional Costa Rican meal centers around rice and beans in some form. A “casado” includes a meat or fish, vegetables, plantains and a chopped salad. Our Tipico breakfast is shown below and includes Gallo Pinto (a rice and beans mixture), eggs, queso blanco (a local white cheese), tortillas, and sweet plantains. Enjoy!

Traditional Costa Rican breakfast food


Learn to Surf at Ylang Ylang Beach Resort

Learning to surf in Costa Rica is a rewarding and fun experience. Difficult, yes, but when you are finally able to stand up on that board for just a few seconds, there is no better feeling! Playa Grande, a 20 minute walk from Ylang Ylang Beach Resort in Montezuma, Costa Rica offers the perfect place for beginners to hit the waves. The long rolling white waves and shallow water allows for a perfect environment for beginners. Playa Grande is also known to offer a fun spot for locals and experienced surfers alike.

Young Vision Surf School Learn to Surf in Costa Rica Surf lessons are the perfect addition to your beach vacation. The lessons we offer here at Ylang Ylang Beach Resort are through Young Vision Surf School and last 3 hours with a fresh fruit snack break provided. The owners and operators of Young Vision are all local young men who grew up in Montezuma, are great surfers and have a passion for teaching. They have Lifeguard and First Aid training and work with any age. They work hard to maintain their small local business and we love to support their efforts! Give it a try!

Costa Rica 2015 Travelers’ Choice Awards

Ylang Ylang Beach Resort is honored to be awarded two Costa Rica 2015 Travelers’ Choice Awards from TripAdvisor. We have been listed as one of the Top 25 best small hotels in Costa Rica and one of the top 25 hotels for romance in Costa Rica. Thank you to our guests for taking time to write reviews and give us feedback. It is always appreciated! We are grateful to have the opportunity to meet so many of you and share our little piece of paradise! If you are interested in some of our more special romantic vacation options, you can check out our romantic beach dining or couple’s spa treatments!

 Costa Rica 2015 Travelers' Choice Awards

In addition to our wonderful Hotel Awards, one of our waiters at Ylang Ylang Restaurant, Christian Alvarado, received a huge award for being the Best in Service in the world! Christian was chosen as one of the 40 exceptional award winners out of 3,500 entries. We are so proud of Christian and this incredible achievement. Congratulations, Christian!