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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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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Winter in Costa Rica

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.

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Wildlife in Costa Rica

Wildlife in Costa Rica is abundant and thriving. Right here at Ylang Ylang, there are so many incredible animals to see. Iguanas walk the pathways, lizards swim in the fountain, monkeys jump from the trees above your room and many other animals wander the grounds. You don’t have to look very far to find exotic and beautiful creatures. Check out the different types of wildlife you may see here at Ylang Ylang!

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Travel to Costa Rica

Part of the beauty of travel to Costa Rica, is meeting the wonderful local people. People in Costa Rica are happy, helpful, friendly and welcoming. Our staff is no exception! Our guests leave feeling as though they have made new friends. Our staff take the time to learn their names and ask them about themselves. Over and over again, we here how wonderful the Ylang Ylang team is to the experience. We love our excellent team! costa rica resort wedding dinner  costa rica beach resort service in costa rica massage in Costa Rica

Jungle in Costa Rica

We have a number of beautiful trees and plants on the property that represent the jungle in Costa Rica. Our guests love to walk and explore our jungle gardens. Recently, we’ve added some hand painted signs to indicate the types of trees on our property with the name in English, Spanish and their scientific name. It’s great to be able to identify the trees you see everyday and what to call them! We’re hoping to add more signs around the property, so that our guests can enjoy learning even more about the tropical jungle and gardens of Ylang Ylang Beach Resort. Over the years, Ylang Ylang has been reforested, which contributes to the ecotourism and environment of the area.

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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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Costa Rica Zip Line

Turning your Costa Rican vacation into an adventure can be done by signing up for a Costa Rica zip line. The zipline in Montezuma takes you above the canopy with ocean views and a jungle ride. You will hike up and down to the platforms, where you will zip through the trees and jungle. Halfway through the tour, you will arrive at the waterfalls where you will have the opportunity to jump off the falls and swim in the pool below. This is a great stop to cool down and enjoy some fun.

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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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Christmas and New Years Eve in Costa Rica

While summer is just winding now, it’s not too early to think about your holiday plans. We’ve got a fabulous Christmas and New Year’s Eve planned and we hope you’ll join us! In the past and again for this year, we will be offering a full buffet including salad, dips, hot dishes and a grill. We will also have a dessert buffet with some tasty treats! We offer live entertainment and of course, fireworks for New Year’s Eve! Book your tickets for the event early to save a seat! We hope to see you there! Spending Christmas and New Years Eve in Costa Rica can’t be beat! Vegan Restaurant, Costa Rica Bring in the New Year at Ylang Ylang Resorts Big Bash New Year's Eve Party 2013/2014 holiday party costa rica