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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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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.

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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Beach Bungalows in Costa Rica

Our beach bungalows in Costa Rica offer privacy, seclusion, ocean views, and just steps from the beach. Each one is slightly unique, but all offer a gorgeous beach front experience. Our beach is often quiet with very few people, which means you’ll have a private beach view most of the time. A romantic beach getaway in Costa Rica is exactly what you need! bungalow in costa rica private bungalow beach bungalow costa rica beach bungalow

Gardens and Flowers in Costa Rica

Costa Rica has many beautiful types of plants and flowers. Our gardens here at Ylang Ylang have a wide variety flowers to admire, especially around this time of year. With the first few rains of the season, everything is green and the flowers are blooming. The gardens and flowers in Costa Rica are colorful and vibrant. Ylang Ylang has a large garden and beautiful pathways to explore. Enjoy the gorgeous surroundings as you walk through our property.

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Beachfront Restaurant



Ylang Ylang Beach Resort offers a delicious restaurant right on the beach. Our beachfront restaurant is open all day everyday and offer seafood, vegetarian, gluten-free, sushi, raw, and vegan menus. There are plenty of dishes to satisfy every type of eater! Our food is fresh and mainly organic. We buy locally whenever possible and make many of our own sauces, dressings, and bread.

The view from the restaurant can’t be beat! Just steps from the ocean, you can dine with your toes in the sand or from our patio with spectacular views of the beach. Come give it a try!

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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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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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Tiramisu Crepe, topped with toasted pecans.

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Raw and Vegan Namaste Roll, filled with carrot, cucumber, lettuce and avocado.

Yoga in Costa Rica

Our beautiful beach front yoga studio has gorgeous views over the beach and ocean. The sound of the waves are the perfect backdrop for your meditative and relaxing practice. Our experienced yoga teachers offer a variety of classes and styles including vinyasa flow, hatha, kundalini, and slow flow. Our classes are offered every morning and afternoon at 8:15am and 4:30pm. Our 90 minute classes incorporate breathing exercises, asana, meditation and relaxation. You’ll leave with a sense of calm and quiet as you begin your day in paradise. Yoga in Costa Rica is the perfect addition to a relaxing vacation.


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Relax in Costa Rica

Costa Rica is the perfect place to unplug and unwind. Here at Ylang Ylang Beach Resort we offer the space to disconnect from the outside world and to enjoy time to yourself, your loved one, or your family. At Ylang Ylang we are one with nature. Our buildings are tucked into the gardens and we’ve tried to make the smallest impact on the natural surroundings as possible.

We offer yoga classes, massages, hammocks, and lounge chairs on the beach and at the pool. With our restaurant open all day and breakfast and dinner included, all of your food and drink needs are taken care of. Enjoy vacation and relax in Costa Rica!

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Happy New Year from Ylang Ylang Beach Resort!

Happy New Year from Ylang Ylang Beach Resort! We hope 2016 is off to a great start. We had a fabulous end of the year, with a wonderful Christmas dinner buffet with a live acoustic guitarist and our big New Year’s Eve party which included a dinner buffet, live music, dancing, performances,fire dancing and fireworks. 200 people rang in the new year with us celebrating late into the night! A fun evening was had by all!

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Horseback Riding in Costa Rica

Horseback riding in Costa Rica is exciting adventure. The tour takes you along the beach and through the jungle and ends at the small waterfall of El Chorro. One of 7 waterfalls in the world that drops into the ocean. Explore the river, jungle and beaches on horseback. The experienced guide will take you up and down hills and beaches, until you arrive at the waterfall, where you will be given time to take a swim or explore the area. river rocks Horseback Riding in Costa Rica Horseback Riding in Costa Rica Cocalito Waterfall