The Curu Wildlife Refuge is a 4 hour tour with a naturalist, bilingual tour guide. He will take you on a tour through the park, pointing out wildlife and tropical vegetation. You will likely spot a number of different animals including monkeys, lizards, and iguanas. This four hour tour will take you through the refuge and along it’s white sand beaches and calm blue waters. This tour gives you a great opportunity to immerse yourself in the natural environment of Costa Rica. Check out some photos of wildlife taken from the Curu Wildlife Refuge and then go see it for yourself!
One of the most popular tours in our area is Tortuga Island in Costa Rica. This tour takes you on a 45 minute boat ride along the coast of the Nicoya Peninsula, to Tortuga Island. Once you get near the island you’ll be offered snorkeling equipment and the opportunity jump in the water and see some marine life!
After snorkeling, the boat takes you to the island where can enjoy the white sand beaches and turquoise waters. They also offer activities like renting jet skis and riding on the banana boat. There are also lounge chairs and umbrellas for rent.
Your tour also includes a beach BBQ lunch that will be prepared for you there on the island. The tour also includes drinks. After lunch you can enjoy the beach and island before heading back on the boat to Montezuma!
While breakfast and dinner main courses are included in the price for our rooms at Ylang Ylang Beach Resort, we shouldn’t forget about the extras, including dessert. Our dessert in Costa Rica can’t be beat. We offer a number of delicious dessert options. Including some vegan and raw desserts as well! For non-vegans, we have a number of delicious crepes, including a Tiramisu crepe and a dark chocolate crepe. We also have an apple or banana crepe, banana flambe, chocolate truffles, and homemade frozen yogurt.
We also offer a couple of raw, vegan desserts including vegan truffles and a vegan chocolate banana mousse. These desserts are healthy and delicious! Why not indulge while on vacation!
The Ylang Ylang property has some incredibly gorgeous gardens. One of the owners, Patricia, has spent many years creating these beautiful gardens. Once a week, Patricia offers a free garden tour in Montezuma to our guests. She walks them around the property, pointing out different trees, plants and flowers and gives them a brief history of this property and Ylang Ylang. She also brings along some fruit samples that grow on our trees. This is a fun way to get to know Patricia and the history of Ylang Ylang!
Playa Grande Costa Rica is a long, expansive beach located about 20 minutes walking distance from Ylang Ylang. To get to Playa Grande, you walk through numerous jungle trails and beaches. You will cross a couple of small rivers, climb up and down some rocks and emerge at a beautiful long stretch of deserted beach. There are no building on Playa Grande and usually very few people. Early in the morning is the best time to find yourself on the beach alone.
Playa Grande also has long rolling waves and shallow water. It is perfect for swimming, boogie boarding and learning to surf. Playa Grande is also a private refuge, meaning that it cannot be built on or camped on and must stay preserved. Bring a hammock, towel, sunscreen, water, and snacks to enjoy your day here! More info on day time hikes and activities here on our website.
For guests not staying with us at Ylang Ylang, we have a great option for enjoying our amenities. Our Day Packages are open to the public (either half or full day packages and include access to the resort facilities. Including the pool and hammocks. The packages also include a drink and lunch (full day package). Our massage therapists will welcome you to Ylang Ylang with a drink, show you around and take you to the spa where you will receive your treatments. Come enjoy one of our spa packages in Costa Rica!
The Tree Top Canopy is one of the most unique and special units on the Ylang Ylang property. Perched high up in the canopy, surrounded by trees and a partial view of the ocean, it offers an incredible getaway. The Tree Top Canopy room is a large African style safari tent with a large king bed, indoor bathroom and two outdoor showers. There is a wonderful lounging space on the deck outside with a couch, table and chairs.
This space is private and secluded. You’ll enjoy the sounds of nature, waves crashing on the rocks and the trees moving in the wind. Walk down your private walkway and you’ll find yourself right on the beach. This is truly a one of a kind experience!
Thai and Alyson moved to Costa Rica to teach English. They fell in love with the country and after having lived here for a couple years were offered the opportunity to run a language school here in Montezuma.
They moved to Montezuma last August to run Proyecto Montezuma. In March, they invited their friends and family to come visit their new home and celebrate their wedding! In the days before the wedding a volcano erupted in Costa Rica’s central valley and strong winds blew the ash into San Jose.
This caused many flights to be cancelled or delayed and unfortunately many of Thai and Alyson’s guests were effected my this. In the end two guests were not able to make it, but everyone else was able to arrive just in time for the wedding. The gorgeous day was captured by Ale Sura Photography.
All wedding planning and preparation was done by Ylang Ylang Beach Resort. Check out the beautiful photos below of their Costa Rica Beach Wedding.