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.
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.
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.
Enjoy a tropical beach getaway to Costa Rica! A Costa Rica beach vacation is the perfect opportunity to relax and enjoy the nature and wildlife here. Enjoy the gorgeous white sand beaches and turquoise waters or explore the rocky volcanic beaches with tide pools and swimming holes. Explore everything that this great area has to offer!
Our new video featuring the Ylang Ylang Beach Front Yoga Studio video showcases the incredible views and private classes from our Beach Front yoga studio. The sound of the ocean waves will lull you deep into your practice and offer a relaxing backdrop. Our qualified and experienced yoga teachers will lead you through a relaxing yet strong practice. Our teachers all offer different styles including, Hatha, Vinyasa, Kundalini and Yin. Join us for a great yoga practice. You can follow our most up to date schedule and announcements on our Facebook page.
Enjoy a romantic vacation to Costa Rica here at Ylang Ylang Beach Resort! We had a wonderful romantic evening on Valentine’s Day with a live band and a delicious dinner. The local band played “Surf Jazz and Funk” music with the beach and sound of the waves in the background. Guests enjoyed a candlelight dinner under the stars.
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.
Enjoy a spa getaway with relaxing massages, facials, body scrubs and wraps. Our on site spa offers a number of relaxing treatments. Take some time for yourself during your vacation or make it a romantic experience by booking a couple’s massage. Our open air spa is nestled into the jungle offering privacy and seclusion. Enjoy your treatment to the sounds of the ocean and jungle. A spa vacation in Costa Rica is the perfect getaway! All of the oils and products used in the spa are made on the property with natural ingredients.
As the winter weather is approaching up North, the hot days are returning to us here in Costa Rica. The rainy season has ended and we are now enjoying sunny, clear days for the next few months. Our summer season here in Montezuma means blue skies, sunny days, and hot temperatures, perfect for our beach front paradise. To cool off from the hot weather, we recommend to take a swim in the ocean, jump into our jungle pool, or hike up to the Montezuma waterfalls for a dip in the falls. It’s not too late to plan your winter vacation to Costa Rica and heat up under the Costa Rican sun!
Costa Rica is a small country, but can be complicated to get around. There are a number of different ways to travel to Montezuma.
The fastest and most efficient option is to take a domestic flight to Tambor. This is a small local flight that takes about 25 minutes from San Jose airport. Landing in Tambor, you will be picked up by a taxi, which will bring you to Montezuma. It is about a 40 minute ride from Tambor to Montezuma. The flight offers some pretty incredible scenery! Check out Sansa or Nature Airlines for flight options.
The other option is ground transportation, which offers a view of the countryside and a nice ride across the Gulf of Nicoya. This is a longer trip, approximately 4-5 hours, but allows you to see some beautiful parts of Costa Rica.
There are also the options of a shared shuttle and a taxi boat. This shared shuttle picks you up in San Jose and takes you to Jaco, where you will board a high speed passenger boat and arrive on the beaches of Montezuma.
There are many ways to travel to Montezuma, each offering some beautiful views of Costa Rica and all is has to offer. Travel in Costa Rica is an exciting adventure!