Hike to Playa Grande, Montezuma

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.

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Ylang Ylang Beach Front Yoga Studio Video


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.

Romantic Vacation to Costa Rica

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. costa rica travel romantic costa rica vacation costa rica vacation

Montezuma, Costa Rica

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.

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Spa Vacation in Costa Rica

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.

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Winter Vacation to Costa Rica

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!

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Travel in Costa Rica

Costa Rica is a small country, but can be complicated to get around. There are a number of different ways to travel to Montezuma.

Costa Rica Beaches 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. travel to Costa RicaIMG_0688

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.

sunset in costa rica ferry in 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.

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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! Costa Rica Beach Resort - Honeymoon Packages

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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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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