The Ylang Ylang Flower of Costa Rica

The Wild Ylang Ylang Flower

The Ylang Ylang flower is a golden yellow flower that resembles a starfish and comes from the cananga tree. Ylang Ylang is pronounced EE-lang-EE-lang and it’s original meaning is “wilderness” originating in Polynesia. It thrives in tropical climates and is valued for it’s fragrant essential oil. Ylang Ylang essential oil is extracted from the flowers through a steam distillation process. The benefits of Ylang Ylang essential oil include relief from high blood pressure, calming of the nervous system and it is a natural antidepressant and aphrodisiac. Ylang Ylang’s fragrant oil is also used in aromatherapy and in many floral perfumes worldwide such as Chanel No. 5.

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Beach Front Swimming Pool

Beach Front Swimming Pool

One of the most relaxing places on the Ylang Ylang property is our swimming pool surrounded by lush jungle and gardens. Our beach front swimming pool allows easy access to and from the beach and ocean. The pool is a great place to cool down on a hot day in the tropics. The swimming pool is available to all guests of Ylang Ylang Beach Resort and our sister hotel, El Sano Banano.

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Fire Dancing Costa Rica

Fire Dancing Costa Rica 

Fire dancing in Costa Rica is a fun and popular activity for all ages to enjoy. Montezuma has a number of talented fire dancers who often perform Thursday nights in the center of town. We also offer fire dancing performances for our wedding and group events. If you’re interested in learning more about fire dancing, please ask our front desk and they can help arrange a lesson with one of the fire dancers.

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Choosing the Perfect Beach Resort in Costa Rica

So, you have decided to take a trip to Costa Rica. Congratulations on choosing such an amazing vacation destination! The first step to enjoying your vacation is choosing the ideal beach resort. Costa Rica has many hotels and resorts to offer – but they are not all equal in terms of service, value and location. The following tips will help you choose the perfect beach resort to enjoy your stay in the lovely land that is Costa Rica:

  • Quality – when vacationing in Costa Rica, you want a beach resort that gets rave reviews – a resort that offers pristine conditions and impeccable service. The Ylang Ylang Beach Resort offers top-quality accommodations. We have various rooms and bungalows to choose from and they each have unique advantages.
  • Location – a vacation in Costa Rica is not complete without a stay in a resort set in a prime location. The Ylang Ylang Beach Resort is surrounded by the natural beauty of Costa Rica. You can enjoy our immaculate beaches, soak in the breathtaking greenery and admire the wildlife – all from the comfort of one resort.
  • Price – while it should not be the deciding factor when choosing a resort, it never hurts to obtain fabulous accommodations at an affordable price. The Ylang Ylang Beach Resort’s prices fit well within any budget. Stay with us during the off-season and save even more.

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Exploring Montezuma

Exploring Montezuma

The surrounding area of Montezuma, Costa Rica offers beautiful views of the ocean, beach, jungle and wildlife. There is so much to see and do  when exploring Montezuma. Take a long walk on the beach to discover what Montezuma has to offer. The beaches in the area of Montezuma are endless, taking you through jungle paths and secluded beach coves, across rivers and lava rocks.

Explore the wildlife and see creatures such as iguanas, birds, monkeys, agoutis, and lizards. The small rivers that pass through Montezuma invite you to hike up around them to find hidden waterfalls.

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Costa Rica Ocean View Rooms

Almost all of the rooms at Ylang Ylang Beach Resort offer stunning ocean views. From standard beach rooms, to family suites, or private bungalows. Our rooms offer comfort in a gorgeous setting to enjoy the beach front and ocean views. Costa Rica ocean view rooms offer stunning blue oceans, palm trees, jungle, wildlife and white sand beaches.

Check out different rooms options with great ocean views:

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Weddings in Costa Rica

Costa Rica is the perfect place for a destination wedding. It offers, jungles, mountains volcanoes, and of course, beaches for wedding locations. If you are looking for a secluded and intimate beach wedding, Montezuma is your spot. The beaches of Montezuma are beautiful, secluded and offer a gorgeous jungle backdrop. Weddings in Costa Rica are an exciting way to share your special day with friends and family.

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Montezuma, Costa Rica

The small town of Montezuma is located right on the beach. The center of town has two main streets, lined with hotels, restaurants, bars, shops and street vendors. The street vendors sell hand made art and jewelry. There are a number of different restaurants including typical Costa Rican food, Italian, International, Bakeries and coffee shops. Some of these places have great ocean front views to sit and enjoy lunch and a drink.

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Costa Rica Coffee

Costa Rica is known for it’s delicious coffee. Costa Rica coffee is grown and made nearby in the countryside. There are a number of great Costa Rica coffee plantations you can visit while in Costa Rica. Here at Ylang Ylang Beach Resort, complimentary Costa Rican coffee is included with your breakfast. Britt coffee packs are also offered in each room with a coffee maker. You can enjoy your first cup of coffee on your rooms terrace in the privacy of your own room and then enjoy another with breakfast in our restaurant with stunning views of the beach and ocean. Costa Rica coffee Coffee in costa rica Britt coffee in costa rica