Costa Rica Beaches

Costa Rica is famous for it’s beautiful beaches. Montezuma is situated in the perfect place to enjoy Costa Rica beaches. In front of Ylang Ylang, we have a beautiful beach. Depending on the tide and size of waves, it can be very nice for swimming.

Montezuma Costa RicaIf the ocean is not idea for swimming in front of Ylang Ylang, there is a beautiful beach called Playa Grande, about a 20 minute walk from Ylang Ylang. Playa Grande has a big open beach and long rolling waves that are ideal for swimming, body surfing, or boogie boarding.

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The beaches are also great for swimming as you walk closer in towards Montezuma. The water is perfect for swimming. The water temperature in Costa Rica is consistently very warm and enjoyable.

Weddings in Costa Rica

If you are recently engaged and looking for a romantic and exciting destination wedding in Costa Rica, Montezuma is the perfect fit. Weddings in Costa Rica are fun, adventurous and relaxing for the couple and their wedding guests. Montezuma offers many tours and activities and beautiful beaches to relax on.

Our wedding ceremonies are decorated on the beach or grass with beautiful tropical flowers and decor.

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Our wedding receptions are set up in our restaurant area and we offer a full bar, course meal or buffet, music and entertainment options.

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Contact us at weddings@ylangylangbeachresort.com for more information about our weddings in paradise!

Sunrise in Montezuma

sunrise in montezuma morning in costa rica sunrise in costa rica While Montezuma doesn’t get the stunning sunsets that the other side of the peninsula gets, we do get the fabulous sunrise. If you can drag yourself out of bed early enough, you’ll be impressed by the stunning colors as the sun rises over the ocean. No two sunrises will look the same coming up and over the ocean. It’s such a treat to wake up and watch the sun rise from the beach. Enjoy the sunrise in Montezuma!

Aerial View of Costa Rica

Shot with a DJI Phantom 2+, these drone photos capture beauty from above. This aerial view of Costa Rica, magically captures the natural beauty in our area. Montezuma is a small fishing village on the tip of the Nicoya Peninsula. Over the years it’s become a hot spot for tourists because of it’s laid back, beachy and artisan vibe. Montezuma mainly has hotels, shops and restaurants these days, but you will still get much of the traditional Costa Rican culture. One of the main attractions is the beach and wildlife. As seen in these photos, the area is green and lush, home to many animals. The beaches are preserved in their natural beauty.

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aerial view of Montezuma

Garden Bungalow in Montezuma

bungalow in costa ricaOne of the most private units we have to offer are our garden bungalow in Montezuma  Costa Rica. Set back in the jungle, you’ll experience incredible wildlife from your private terrace. Yet, you are still steps from the ocean and can hear the waves crashing from your room.

jungle view in costa ricaThe garden bungalow has one queen bed, private bathroom with hot water. You will have a large outdoor patio with lounge furniture and an outdoor shower to rinse off the salt and sand. With large sliding glass doors, you will have a window into the incredible jungle surrounding you.

Dinner at Ylang Ylang Beach Resort

Dinner at Ylang Ylang Beach Resort is included in your room rates. Because of this, we try to keep our menu varied and interesting to provide enough options for all types of eaters. From sushi, to pasta, seafood, and chicken, there are many options and we promise you won’t get bored. We are also very aware of dietary restrictions and offer a separate gluten free menu and vegan menu. Our food is mainly organic and local. We try to buy from small, local vendors and get the freshest and healthiest ingredients.

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Stuffed Mahi Mahi with a white wine mussel sauce, servd over mashed potatoes

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Chicken Kebobs topped with homemade barbeque sauce.

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Seaside Ambrosia. Grilled Eggplant stuffed with fresh fish served on mashed potatoes and topped with a white wine cream sauce.

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Asian Rice noodles made with a ginger coconut cream sauce.

curry in costa rica

Ylang Ylang Curry made with homemade coconut milk. Can be served with chicken, fish or tofu.