Rainy Season in Costa Rica

While many believe that the rainy season in Costa Rica is the wrong time to visit, we’re here to tell you all the wonderful reasons why you should consider a rainy season vacation!

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Costa Rica during the rainy season is green and lush! While you will see plenty of green during the dry season, the rainy season provides the trees and plants to thrive.

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You also will see the sun! Some think that rainy season means rain all day and no sun. However, usually it will rain during the night and be sunny during the day. Always bring rain gear, an umbrella and a plastic bag for your electronics because you never know when an afternoon thunderstorm will roll in.

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The rainy season also means less tourism and lower prices. You’ll likely find that hotels have a high season price and a low season price. The rainy season will give you more for your budget. Towns and cities will be less busy and more enjoyable. Overall, it will be an enjoyable and worthwhile experience. Don’t rule it out as a great time to travel and visit Costa Rica!

Wildlife in Costa Rica

There are many different animals to see in Costa Rica. Much of the wildlife in Costa Rica can be seen in the Montezuma area and even right here at Ylang Ylang! Many monkeys and iguanas inhabit our jungle at Ylang Ylang and if you keep your eyes open, you will likely be able to see many different animals! A few of our resident animals are photographed below.

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Family Beach Suite in Costa Rica

Traveling with a larger family can get complicated and expensive. Our family beach suite in Costa Rica is perfect to accommodate your family in one room for an affordable price. Our rates include breakfast and dinner. Therefore taking care of feeding the whole family during your trip. The family beach suite includes two queen beds on the main floor, a loft with a king bed, air conditioning, hot water, a large bathroom, and an balcony with an ocean view. It can hold up to 6 guests total, but is more ideal for 4-5 people. family vacation costa ricabeach vacation costa rica family trip costa rica

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Costa Rica Beach Bungalows

What could be better than taking a tropical vacation right on the beach? Toes in the sand, sleeping to the sound of the waves, morning dips in the ocean. Our Costa Rica beach bungalows are perfect for your relaxing getaway. Our beach front bungalows open their doors right up to the beach. Just steps from the sand and sea. Our beach bungalows are private, stand alone units, with a large terrace and lounge chairs.

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Holiday Events in Costa Rica

Spending the holidays in the tropics can be the perfect time to escape the cold and spend time relaxing on the beach. Holiday events in Costa Rica may not be your typical snowy white Christmas, but here at Ylang Ylang Beach Resort we are excited to offer our “White Sand Christmas Dinner.” Our Christmas event includes a special traditional Costa Rican buffet dinner, professional guitarist and beach bonfire. A fun way to spend the holiday with your loved ones!

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New Year’s Eve in Montezuma is a lot of fun. The town is hopping with people looking to enjoy the sun and sand to ring in the new year. Here at Ylang Ylang, our New Year’s Eve party includes a buffet dinner, live entertainment, fireworks, and a beach bonfire. Celebrate 2016 with friends and family at our fun and exciting party!  holiday party costa ricaNew Year's Eve Party 2013/2014

Spa Package in Montezuma

Looking for a romantic spa day with your partner or a girls day getaway? The Spa Ylang Ylang is the perfect place to go! Secluded, the spa is located high up in the jungle surrounded by nature where you can relax and listen to the ocean waves crashing and the sound of wildlife. The private, open air tents offer privacy yet a view into the jungle and the ocean below. Booking a spa package in Montezuma is the perfect way to enjoy paradise and relax. You can see our full spa menu or look for our special packages specifically tailored for guests staying elsewhere. For guests staying elsewhere, the day packages allow you to relax and enjoy Ylang Ylang facilities including the pool and restaurant.

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Tropical Swimming Pool

One of the most desirable amenities at Ylang Ylang is our wonderful tropical swimming pool. Some days, the ocean is too rough for swimming or the beach and sand are too hot. This is a perfect time to lounge in the shade or sun on one of our pool chairs or hammocks. The pool is refreshing and perfect for a cool dip. You can also swim up and under our small waterfalls at one end of the pool. When you are tired out after a long day of activities or adventuring, relax with a nice cool down swim and sit by the pool!

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Dessert in Costa Rica

While breakfast and dinner main courses are included in the price for our rooms at Ylang Ylang Beach Resort, we shouldn’t forget about the extras, including dessert. Our dessert in Costa Rica can’t be beat. We offer a number of delicious dessert options. Including some vegan and raw desserts as well! For non-vegans, we have a number of delicious crepes, including a Tiramisu crepe and a dark chocolate crepe. We also have an apple or banana crepe, banana flambe, chocolate truffles, and homemade frozen yogurt.

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Garden Tour in Montezuma

costa rica jungleThe Ylang Ylang property has some incredibly gorgeous gardens. One of the owners, Patricia, has spent many years creating these beautiful gardens. Once a week, Patricia offers a free garden tour in Montezuma to our guests. She walks them around the property, pointing out different trees, plants and flowers and gives them a brief history of this property and Ylang Ylang. She also brings along some fruit samples that grow on our trees. This is a fun way to get to know Patricia and the history of Ylang Ylang!

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Costa Rica Beach Wedding

Thai and Alyson moved to Costa Rica to teach English. They fell in love with the country and after having lived here for a couple years were offered the opportunity to run a language school here in Montezuma. They moved to Montezuma last August to run Proyecto Montezuma. In March, they invited their friends and family to come visit their new home and celebrate their wedding! In the days before the wedding a volcano erupted in Costa Rica’s central valley and strong winds blew the ash into San Jose. This caused many flights to be cancelled or delayed and unfortunately many of Thai and Alyson’s guests were effected my this. In the end two guests were not able to make it, but everyone else was able to arrive just in time for the wedding. The gorgeous day was captured by Ale Sura Photography. All wedding planning and preparation was done by Ylang Ylang Beach Resort. Check out the beautiful photos below of their Costa Rica Beach Wedding. Beach Wedding Costa RicaCosta Rica beach weddingCosta Rica wedding bridesmaids costa ricawedding reception costa ricawedding photos costa ricaromantic beach weddingCosta Rica beach weddingromantic beach resort