Costa Rica Beach Vacation

Montezuma Beach

While your vacation to Costa Rica can offer great adventure, wildlife and activities, it can also provide a fun and relaxing vacation right from the comfort of your lounge chair or beach towel. Costa Rica is famous for it’s incredible beaches. The beaches of Montezuma are no exception. They are beautiful, expansive and truly natural. Bring a book, grab a cold drink, or spend most of the day in the surf. The beaches also offer many spaces to hang a hammock or relax in the shade. Montezuma Beach

Depending on which beach you decide on, the water can be great for swimming, surfing, boogie boarding and/or snorkling. The water is the perfect temperature year round to spend the whole day swimming. Here at Ylang Ylang Beach Resort we offer boogie board and surf board rentals, flippers and masks to add to your beach vacation. We offer lounge chairs on the beach and beach towels to make your time on the beach more comfortable. There are plenty activities to keep yourself busy with here in Montezuma, but don’t forget to enjoy the perfect Costa Rica beach vacation.

Beachfront Bungalows in Costa Rica

Beach front bungalowImagine waking up each morning on vacation to the sun shining and the sound of the ocean. Then, opening your eyes and realizing your beachfront bungalow has a wonderful view of white sand beach, blue ocean, and green jungle. beach front bugalow

Ylang Ylang Beach Resort Beach Front Bungalows are the perfect escape with an ocean front view and total privacy! Enjoy your morning coffee on the front deck in a lounge chair and listen to the sounds of the waves and jungle. The perfect way to begin your relaxing vacation. The Beach Front Bungalows are set apart from each other and have lush greenery. The bungalows are comfortable, colorful, and cozy.

Ylang Ylang Beach Resort Green Energy

Ylang Ylang Beach Resort is always looking for new ways to conserve energy and be as efficient as possible. We are excited to be a part of ecotourism in Costa Rica. We have added solar panels that produce up to 16,000 watts of peak energy when the sun shines brightly. The solar panels are all located on the property in a large sunny solar garden in the jungle. We hope to get more solar panels in the future.

Solar panels

Additionally, we are installing Solar Hot Water heating units and use a system to heat water by using the air conditioning. We have also changed many of our light bulbs to LED’s and continue to gradually phase out energy wasting devices. We hope to increase our efforts and use more green energy wherever possible.

The Montezuma Waterfalls

A favorite activity in Montezuma is the hike to the Montezuma Waterfalls. Not for the faint of heart, the walk to the falls does require climbing some rocks and walking through parts of the river. However, once you arrive at the stunning waterfall, you are rewarded with a beautiful, cool, fresh water pool for swimming, large rocks to climb and sun yourself on, and huge falls to play in. Exploring the river, waterfalls, and jungle surrounding the falls is a wonderful way to spend the day. A perfect activity to add some adventure to your vacation to Costa Rica. Montezuma Waterfalls

Romantic Beach Getaways

Ylang Ylang Beach Resort is the perfect place for your romantic beach vacation or honeymoon. Keep these three suggestions in mind to plan the most perfect romantic getaways to Montezuma, Costa Rica.

1. A couple’s massage. Spa Ylang Ylang offers a number of different treatments that you can share with your loved one. There’s nothing better than knowing that you both get to let go and completely relax at the same time. This is the perfect addition for a romantic vacation.

couples massage2. Romantic Beach Dinner Package. This is an incredibly unique and special experience. We set up a beautifully decorated table right in the sand and private from the rest of the restaurant. You have your own personal waiter for the evening, while you sit watching the ocean. The package includes a cocktail, appetizer, main course, and dessert per person and a bottle of wine to share. This is always a good idea to add for a romantic honeymoon.beach dinner

3. Sunset Beach Tour in Santa Theresa. This special tour takes you to the other side of the Nicoya Peninsula where the sunsets over the ocean. The beaches of Santa Theresa are long and expansive providing the perfect view to talk a walk or sit back and enjoy the sunset.

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Yoga in Costa Rica

yoga in costa ricaYoga in Costa Rica has become increasingly popular. For being a small town, Montezuma has a number of different yoga studios and retreat centers. Walking around Montezuma, it is very common to see groups of people in yoga clothes or carrying their yoga mat to or from a class, retreat or teacher training. Ylang Ylang Yoga Studio offers a number of classes to enhance your experience here at Ylang Ylang.

Our open air yoga studio is on the second floor of the restaurant building. It is made entirely of wood and has high ceilings to allow for excellent air flow. It offers views of the beach, ocean and palm trees. You can hear the sound of the ocean and birds while enjoying your yoga practice.

yoga in costa ricaWe have classes every morning at 8:30am and every afternoon at 4:30pm that last an hour and 15 minutes. We offer Vinyasa Flow, Hatha Flow and Kundalini classes with a number of different teachers. Yoga classes are open to everyone! We also host yoga retreats for teachers who are interested in bringing a yoga group!

Relaxing Vacation

If you’re looking for a place to completely disconnect from your hectic, busy life and reconnect with nature, warmth and fresh air, look no further. The grounds of Ylang Ylang Beach Resort offer all that you need to completely relax. Begin your beach vacation by being surrounded by these beautiful lush gardens. Then follow our three relaxation techniques, which are sure to leave you feeling happy, refreshed and relaxed.

Costa Rica jungle

Relaxation technique number 1: Hammocks. Can you think of anything better than stumbling upon a hammock that is already put up between two palm trees right at the edge of a white sand beach? Ylang Ylang has a number of hammocks hanging up all throughout the property that are available to our guests. Take a nap, bring a book, or just watch and listen to the sound of the ocean, but most importantly, relax. Hammock Relax in Costa Rica

Relaxation technique number 2: Yoga. If you’re job requires to sit in a chair most of the day, yoga is the best cure. Not only is yoga good for your body, it also helps to relax the mind. Yoga at Ylang Ylang offers an open air studio with an ocean front view. Ylang Ylang yoga classes are great for beginners, intermediates or advanced students. We encourage everyone to give it a try! yoga Costa Rica

Relaxation technique number 3: The Spa. Ylang Ylang offers a number of different spa treatments with our homemade massage oils. The open air spa allows for you to hear the sounds of the waves crashing while enjoying your massage. Need I say more? There is nothing better to take your relaxing vacation to the next level. Relax massage costa rica

Glamorous Camping in Montezuma, Costa Rica

Tent cabin glamping in Costa Rica The tent cabins at Ylang Ylang Beach Resort offer the perfect combination between adventure and luxury or as some like to call it “glamping” (glamorous camping). The comfortable and beautiful setting of Ylang Ylang allows for you to fully immerse yourself in the nature of Costa Rica. You will be lulled to sleep by the sound of the ocean while feeling the cool ocean breeze.  Likely you will be woken up in the morning by the sound of howler monkeys and birds in the trees. If you are up early enough, you will also enjoy the incredible colors of the sunrise over the water, from your front deck.

Luxury Glamping Costa Rica

The tent cabins have secure places to leave valuables, offer either a king bed or two twin beds, private bathroom and shower, and mini fridge. While the tent cabins do not have air conditioning, the ceiling fan and screened in walls provide plenty of air flow. If you are someone who would enjoy a more comfortable version of camping, and with the modern comforts of a private bathroom, clean and hot water, and a comfortable bed, the “glamping” experience in the tent cabins are for you.Luxury Glamping Costa Rica