Montezuma, Costa Rica is a small fishing village that has become an artsy tourist town. The streets are lined with artisan craft makers and fire dancers, and there are numerous small shops and restaurants. This beach side town is walkable and has a number of beautiful beaches in either direction. You can explore local water falls by hiking through the jungle and along the river. Explore beaches by walking through beach and jungle until you find a secluded spot to set up your hammock or take a swim.
Vegan Travel in Costa Rica or anywhere in the world can be a challenge. Luckily, we make it easy for our vegan guests. Our Ylang Ylang Restaurant offers a specific vegan menu for those guests that prefer to eat vegan. Our breakfast, lunch and dinner menus have a number of options for vegans. We use fresh and healthy ingredients, including mainly organic produce, brown rice, homemade whole wheat bread, and homemade coconut milk. Not only are they healthy options, our gourmet vegan recipes are delicious!
Ylang Ylang Curry made with homemade coconut milk, tofu and vegetables.
Asian Rice noodles made with a ginger coconut cream sauce.
Vegan chocolate banana mousse.
Vegan spring rolls.
Vegan smoothies made with homemade coconut milk.
Ylang Ylang Beach Resort is honored and privileged to win the Trip Advisor’s Travelers’ Choice Award 2017. Thank you to all of our incredible guests who have taken the time to write wonderful reviews about us. We are so grateful! You can read about our guests’ experiences on our Trip Advisor pages for the Resort and Restaurant.
Winter in Costa Rica, as some northerners may refer to it, is actually our summer. January, February and March and beautiful and sunny with no rain and few clouds. It is a great time to escape the cold winter of Canada, Northern Europe and the United States. If you are looking to warm up, get some sunshine and get away from the cold winter temperatures for a while, Costa Rica is the perfect place to go. Enjoy the beach, ocean, and sun.
In an effort to help protect the sea turtle population, Montezuma has two protected turtle hatcheries.Turtle rescue in Costa Rica is incredibly important because of the theft of turtle eggs. These organizations track the turtles that come up on the beach to lay their eggs and once the turtle has finished laying the eggs and is back in the ocean, the volunteers collect the eggs and re-bury them in their protected hatchery. The mother turtles do not come back to retrieve their eggs, therefore posing no harm or suffering by taking the eggs and re-burying them. The volunteers then follow the dates until the eggs are ready to hatch. Once they hatch, they are collected and released on the beach to swim towards the ocean. The walk from the beach to the ocean is where the baby turtles gain their strength and ability to survive the ocean. Organizations like ASVO Montezuma and Refugio Romelia do great work in protecting and releasing turtles into the wild to hopefully restore and grow the sea turtle population.
If you are looking to fully experience the nature of Costa Rica, while also maintaining the comfort of a bed and hot water shower, our Tent Cabins are the perfect option. Enjoy the luxury of staying in our boutique hotel, Ylang Ylang Beach Resort, with all of the amenities including a pool, restaurant, spa, and yoga studio, while still immersing yourself in the Costa Rica wild. Our Tent Cabins offer comforts including a King size bed, private bathroom, hot water shower, screened in room, and private outdoor seating area. They do allow you to hear the sounds of the jungle, the crashing waves on the beach, beautiful beach and ocean views, and to see wildlife. Each Tent Cabin is private and a separate unit from the other rooms.
Glamping Costa Rica is a way to experience nature without sacrificing comfort and luxury. Enjoy Costa Rica wildlife and nature from the comfort of your private cabin.