Montezuma, Costa Rica

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.

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Costa Rica Coffee

Costa Rica is known for it’s delicious coffee. Costa Rica coffee is grown and made nearby in the countryside. There are a number of great Costa Rica coffee plantations you can visit while in Costa Rica. Here at Ylang Ylang Beach Resort, complimentary Costa Rican coffee is included with your breakfast. Britt coffee packs are also offered in each room with a coffee maker. You can enjoy your first cup of coffee on your rooms terrace in the privacy of your own room and then enjoy another with breakfast in our restaurant with stunning views of the beach and ocean. Costa Rica coffee Coffee in costa rica Britt coffee in costa rica

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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New Year’s Eve Montezuma, Costa Rica

Join us for our special New Year’s Eve party! New Year’s Eve Montezuma, Costa Rica 2017 is always a fun time. We will be offering a candlelight dinner buffet with vegan and gluten free options, a live band with dance performances, beach bonfires, and fireworks. The event begins at 8pm and we will have shuttle service available to and from Montezuma. This is a great family-friendly event or a romantic evening with dinner under the stars and great entertainment. Join in the fun by calling 2642-0636 or e-mailing info@yybr.info to book your table. IMG_4977 new years eve dinner costa rica dinner buffet costa rica holidays holidays in costa rica

2016 TripAdvisor Award Winner

We are honored to receive the 2016 Trip Advisor Traveler’s Choice Award and Certificate of Excellence. Our guests have made it possible to receive these great rewards. Thank you to all of our wonderful guests for writing us reviews and sharing their experiences at Ylang Ylang Beach Resort. We are very honored to receive these awards! As a 2016 TripAdvisor Award Winner we will continue to do our best! TripAdvisor award Travelers' Choice

Taxi Boat to Montezuma

montezuma-beachThe taxi boat to Montezuma offers an easy and quick ride from Jaco. This is the best way to get to Montezuma from the southern pacific coast. The hour long boat ride from Jaco to Montezuma will take you across the Pacific Ocean and along the coast. You’ll likely see some great wildlife on the boat including fish, dolphins, and maybe whales! The taxi boat will land on the beaches of Montezuma right next to the center of town.

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Ecotourism in Costa Rica

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Ecotourism in Costa Rica is expanding. Here at Ylang Ylang, we have been on the forefront of this initiative for the past 30 years. We recycle, compost, use solar energy, have reusable energy system to heat hot water, and continue planting trees. These are just a few of the ways that we are an eco-friendly hotel in Costa Rica.

We also choose to donate part of our profits to a local non-profit organization called ASEPALECO. This organization purchases land and makes it protected property that cannot be developed. They protect a major part of the watershed of the Nicoya Peninsula and the wildlife that inhabits that area.

Our reusable hot water system, uses the heat that is created by our air-conditioners to heat the hot water tanks. This eliminates the need for electricity to power the air-conditioner and the hot water tank. Our solar panels contribute about 30% of our electricity for the entire hotel.

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Straw Free Restaurant in Costa Rica

eco friendly costa ricaIn an effort to continue finding ways to be more considerate of our environment, we will no longer be serving plastic straws in our restaurants. As the rainy season has approached, we see more and more plastic washing up on our beaches. This is harmful to our beautiful surroundings and the sea life and animals that endure the hazards of millions of tons of plastic being thrown into the ocean each year. Please know that if you must use a straw, we will still have them available upon request, but will not be automatically serving them with our drinks. We challenge and encourage other members of our community to be more conscious of their plastic waste! We are hoping to encourage others to be a straw free restaurant in Costa Rica.

  • Plastic constitutes 90% of floating trash
  • Each day at least 500 million straws are used in just the United States
  • Straws are one of the top 10 items picked up on beach cleanups
  • 44% of all sea birds have ingested plastic

Reference: http://www.choosetobestrawfree.com/

If you feel passionate about reducing plastic waste, take the pledge like we did!

Beachfront Restaurant

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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.

dinner in Montezuma

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.

tropical french toast

Tropical french toast made with our homemade bread and topped with a mix of papaya, watermelon and pineapple

tiramisu crepe

Tiramisu Crepe, topped with toasted pecans.

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