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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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

Bungalows in Costa Rica

Enjoy a private and secluded vacation in one of our beach front or garden bungalows. Our bungalows in Costa Rica offer privacy and romance for your to fully enjoy the jungle and ocean views. Our bungalows have one queen bed, private bathroom with hot water, air conditioning, outdoor shower and private terrace with lounge chairs. The beach front bungalows allow stunning views of the beach and ocean while being surrounded by gardens. Our garden bungalows will allow you to live within the jungle and provide many opportunities to see wildlife including monkeys, birds, and iguanas. The monkeys will likely put on a daily show for you by swinging through the jungle and jumping from tree to tree.

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Yoga Vacation in Costa Rica

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Whether you are new to yoga or have been practicing every day for many years, Costa Rica is the perfect place to expand your practice or try something new! A yoga vacation in Costa Rica allows you to step outside of your comfort zone and explore your practice. Yoga has become an integral part of tourism in Costa Rica and there are a number of places to sign up for retreats or teacher training. For those are would like more than just a yoga retreat, Ylang Ylang Beach Front Yoga Studio offers daily yoga classes in the morning and afternoon. We have a number of different styles of classes, which allows you to explore and find something that fits your interests. In addition to your daily yoga (your choice of morning or afternoon, or both!), we offer a relaxing resort property, exciting tours and activities, and our spa, where you can relax and enjoy a number of different types of treatments.

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Spa Vacation in Costa Rica

Enjoy a relaxing spa getaway in our open air spa tents. A spa vacation in Costa Rica is the perfect place to relax. Our all natural spa products and homemade massage oils allow you to enjoy all of aromatic benefits of our spa treatments. Our massage therapists are trained in a number of different types of massage, facials, and body scrubs. The sound of the waves and jungle will lull you into deep relaxation and you will leave feeling rejuvenated. Check out our full spa menu to see what we can offer you on your vacation. massage in costa rica relax in costa rica costa rica couples massage spa package Spa at Ylang Ylang Beach Resort

Restaurants in Montezuma

Ocean restaurant

While staying at Ylang Ylang Beach Resort, breakfast and dinner in our ocean view restaurant in included in your stay. As one of the best restaurants in Montezuma, we welcome all to enjoy breakfast, lunch, happy hour or dinner with us. Unlike large resorts with big buffet dinners, we offer a la carte menu where one dish off of the breakfast and dinner menus are included. These meals are each custom made to cater to any dietary needs or restrictions. We have a number of different menus including vegan, raw, gluten free, sushi, chicken, seafood, and vegetarian. Our team of servers will go above and beyond to accommodate your needs. Dine with stunning ocean and beach views or with your toes in the sand.

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Asian Rice noodles made with a ginger coconut cream 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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Chicken Kebobs topped with homemade barbeque sauce.

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Tropical french toast made with our homemade bread and topped with a mix of papaya, watermelon and pineapple

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

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Tiramisu Crepe

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Vegan midnight bamboo crepe

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

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Namaste Spring Rolls, vegan and gluten free

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Fresh fruit smoothies made with homemade coconut milk

Traditional Costa Rican breakfast

Typical Costa Rican breakfast served with rice and beans (gallo pinto), eggs, tortillas, sweet plantains, and white cheese.

Learn to surf in Costa Rica

Montezuma offers the perfect place to learn to surf in Costa Rica. A 20 minute walk along secluded beaches and jungle pathways takes you to Playa Grande. This beach has no road access, which makes it a quiet and secluded place to learn how to surf. The surf lesson company we work with, Young Vision, has experienced instructors with ISA, first aid and lifeguard training.  Young Vision is a locally owned and operated company with local surfers leading the classes. Playa Grande is also a great place for intermediate surfers as well!  young-vision-surf-schoolCosta Rican Beaches Costa Rica beaches beaches of Costa Rica

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Hike to Playa Grande, Montezuma

One of the most incredible parts of Montezuma is that you can walk for miles, along beaches and through the jungle and discover new beaches at each turn. The hike to Playa Grande, Montezuma crosses rivers, goes up and down jungle trails, and along volcanic beaches. Once you reach Playa Grande, you are rewarded with a long stretch of deserted beach and long rolling waves that are perfect for surfing beginners and with larger waves, great for all levels. If you sign up for surf lessons this is where you’ll go! It’s only about a 20 minute walk from Ylang Ylang.

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