2016 TripAdvisor Award Winner

We are honored to receive the 2016 Trip Advisor Traveler’s Choice Award and Certificate of Excellence. Our guests have made it possible to receive these great rewards. Thank you to all of our wonderful guests for writing us reviews and sharing their experiences at Ylang Ylang Beach Resort. We are very honored to receive these awards! As a 2016 TripAdvisor Award Winner we will continue to do our best! TripAdvisor award Travelers' Choice

Costa Rica Beaches

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Costa Rica is unique in that jungle meets ocean. The lush and green Costa Rica jungle ends right where the beach meets ocean, offering a shaded oasis on the tropical beaches and needed respite from the hot Costa Rican sun. The jungle also offers views of wildlife, exotic birds and trees. There are so many beaches to explore in Costa Rica. Each one is different and offers different wildlife, trees, and scenery. Costa Rica beaches are unique and stunning, different than many you’ll see around the world.

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Weddings in Costa Rica

A destination beach wedding can be a great option if you are looking for a romantic and exotic backdrop. costa rica destination wedding beach wedding weddings costa rica We offer full service wedding planning and coordination and take care of all services in house. We make wedding planning easy! Enjoy a fun and relaxing vacation with friends and family and have a great party with the ones you love to celebrate. Get married on the beach or the lawn and choose exactly what you’d like for your special day. Weddings in Costa Rica are a great way to celebrate your love!

Vegan Travel in Costa Rica

Traveling as a vegan can be challenging, but luckily we’ve made vegan travel in Costa Rica easy! We offer a delicious vegan menu in our restaurant. We’ve replaced meats or fish with tofu, used coconut milk instead of cream, and lots of fresh fruits and vegetables in our vegan dishes. Our restaurant is proud to offer such a tasty vegan menu. We have also been recommended by PETA as a vegan friendly resort and restaurant.

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Fresh fruit and coconut milk smoothies!

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Namaste Spring Rolls, fresh veggies, avocado and sesame dipping sauce.

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Vegan trio of chocolate truffles!

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Vegan banana chocolate mousse.

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Ylang Ylang Curry made with homemade coconut milk.

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Asian Rice noodles made with a ginger coconut cream sauce.

Romantic Honeymoon in Costa Rica

A romantic honeymoon in Costa Rica is the perfect way to unwind after a busy wedding. I always recommend to spend a few days at the volcano and a few days at the beach. Starting at the volcano Arenal gives you a few days to trek and hike, admire the volcano and wildlife, visit the hot springs and take in the jungle. arenal volcanoTabacon hot springs


After a few days of hiking and wildlife, you’ll be ready to relax at the beach and enjoy the beach and ocean activities offered in Montezuma. Spend the day exploring the beaches, surfing, horseback riding, snorkeling, or fishing. Spend a day relaxing at the pool with a cocktail, taking a yoga class, and getting a romantic couple’s massage.

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Gluten Free Travel Costa Rica

Traveling with a gluten sensitivity or intolerance can be challenging, however, in Costa Rica most of the typical food are rice based meals. Here at Ylang Ylang Restaurant, we understand this intolerance and have created a special gluten free menu for our guests for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Our kitchen has been well trained to know which ingredients include gluten and how to replace and avoid them. We offer a number of delicious options for those who avoid gluten, so you won’t be missing out on any meal.

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

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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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Namaste Spring Rolls packed with fresh veggies and avocado, served with a sesame dipping sauce.

Traditional Costa Rican breakfast

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

Adventure Travel in Costa Rica

Are you looking for an adventure? There is no better place than Costa Rica. Adventure travel in Costa Rica offers hiking, waterfalls, surfing, white water rafting, scuba diving, snorkeling, horseback riding and so many other activities. There is something for everyone. Montezuma offers so many of these activities and opportunities to push your comfort zone and experience something completely new. Visit a rain forest, volcano, see wildlife and explore the oceans. Let your adventurous spirit out and visit us here in Costa Rica!

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Food in Costa Rica

Rice and beans are the most typical food in Costa Rica. Rice and beans are served with every meal here in Costa Rica. Breakfast is Gallo Pinto, a mixture of rice, beans and spices, eggs, cheese, tortillas and plantains.

Lunch and dinner is rice, beans, and usually some kind of meat or fish. Food in Costa Rica is not spicy but does have delicious flavor. Here at Ylang Ylang Beach Resort, we offer a number of breakfast options including the Tipical Costa Rican breakfast. We also offer a Casado for lunch and dinner which is a typical meal. This includes rice, beans, fish or chicken, plantains, salad, and vegetables. This can also be done vegetarian with avocado. Come experience Costa Rican food. Always made with love!

Traditional Costa Rican breakfast

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

Taxi Boat to Montezuma

montezuma-beachThe taxi boat to Montezuma offers an easy and quick ride from Jaco. This is the best way to get to Montezuma from the southern pacific coast. The hour long boat ride from Jaco to Montezuma will take you across the Pacific Ocean and along the coast. You’ll likely see some great wildlife on the boat including fish, dolphins, and maybe whales! The taxi boat will land on the beaches of Montezuma right next to the center of town.

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Yoga in Montezuma Costa Rica

Montezuma, Costa Rica is the perfect place to detach from your busy life and connect with yourself on the mat. Montezuma offers a number of different classes and styles to fit your needs, offered at varying times throughout the day to fit your schedule. Here at Ylang Ylang Beach Front Yoga Studio, we offer classes twice a day, everyday at 8:15am and 4:30pm. We offer vinyasa, hatha, kundalini, and gentle flow classes. Our beach front studio offers stunning views of the beach and ocean. You’ll practice to the lull of the ocean and sounds of nature surrounding. Yoga in Montezuma Costa Rica is the ideal location to get into your yoga practice. yoga in costa rica yoga in montezuma costa rica yoga montezuma yoga