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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Montezuma taxi boat to Montezuma

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.

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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.


Beach Vacation in Costa Rica

A visit to Costa Rica is not complete without checking out the beautiful beaches. Costa Rica has many small beach towns and incredible beaches. Our beach front property and units offer the perfect space to enjoy Costa Rica’s beaches. Each beach is different. Some are better for swimming, surfing, boogie boarding, wading, or snorkeling, but all are beautiful to see and explore. The green trees provide wonderful shade and space to hang a hammock and the ocean is so warm that you can relax in it all day. Check out some of our favorite local beaches below.

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Family Vacation in Costa Rica

What better place to take a family vacation in Costa Rica? There are activities for all ages and abilities. Relax by the pool or sit in a hammock on the beach, go ziplining, horseback riding, ATV riding, fishing, bike riding or surfing. There are activities for every interest. Each person in the family can find something they enjoy. Try new activities as a family. Enjoy a family adventure together! A family vacation in paradise is the perfect way to enjoy time together. fishing in costa rica costa rica waterfalls

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Banana boat adventure at Tortuga Island.

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Costa Rica Beach Vacation

beach view costa ricaA Costa Rica beach vacation is exactly what you need now that the winter cold has hit! Our beach front resort offers private bungalows with ocean views or garden views, family suites and standard rooms with ocean views, and a few specialized bungalows and units. Our bungalows and specialized units offer privacy and seclusion from other hotel guests. Our family rooms offer enough space for you to bring your family and comfortably enjoy a room together.

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Our beach paths take you right down to the beach, just steps away from all of our rooms. Almost all of our rooms have beach and ocean views making it the perfect beach vacation!YlangYlang30 beach front bugalow

 

Yoga in Costa Rica

Yoga in Costa Rica has become very popular. Here in Montezuma, there are a number of different yoga studios and a retreat center for those interested in getting certified as a yoga teacher. Here at Ylang Ylang Beach Resort, we have a beautiful beach front yoga studio. Our yoga studio offers classes twice a day, everyday at 8:15am and 4:30pm. We have a number of different styles of yoga including Vinyasa, Hatha and Kundalini for all levels. The classes are suitable for beginners, intermediates and advanced students. Our teachers are from all over the world, but have all found home in Montezuma. The yoga community in Montezuma offers a number of different types of classes and special workshops. We are fortunate to have many great teachers passing through who offer new insight and styles.

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