Vegan Travel in Costa Rica

Vegan Travel in Costa Rica or anywhere in the world can be a challenge. Luckily, we make it easy for our vegan guests. Our Ylang Ylang Restaurant offers a specific vegan menu for those guests that prefer to eat vegan. Our breakfast, lunch and dinner menus have a number of options for vegans. We use fresh and healthy ingredients, including mainly organic produce, brown rice, homemade whole wheat bread, and homemade coconut milk. Not only are they healthy options, our gourmet vegan recipes are delicious!

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Ylang Ylang Curry made with homemade coconut milk, tofu and vegetables.

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Asian Rice noodles made with a ginger coconut cream sauce.

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Vegan chocolate banana mousse.

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Vegan spring rolls.

vegan smoothies

Vegan smoothies made with homemade coconut milk.


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 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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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 hote 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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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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Bird Watching in Costa Rica

Bird watching in Costa Rica is very popular. There are so many beautiful, rare and exotic birds to see in different parts of Costa Rica. You can see beautiful birds in either of our local national parks, Cabo Blanco or Curu. We offer a guided tour through the parks with a nature specialist who will point out and photograph animals, birds, and other wildlife. For those who love to check out the wildlife in Costa Rica, this is a great option to learn more about our native wildlife. For those who are passionate about birding, you will not be disappointed.

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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

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

Romantic Honeymoon in Costa Rica

A romantic honeymoon in Costa Rica is the perfect way to unwind after a busy wedding. I always recommend to spend a few days at the volcano and a few days at the beach. Starting at the volcano Arenal gives you a few days to trek and hike, admire the volcano and wildlife, visit the hot springs and take in the jungle. arenal volcanoTabacon hot springs

 

After a few days of hiking and wildlife, you’ll be ready to relax at the beach and enjoy the beach and ocean activities offered in Montezuma. Spend the day exploring the beaches, surfing, horseback riding, snorkeling, or fishing. Spend a day relaxing at the pool with a cocktail, taking a yoga class, and getting a romantic couple’s massage.

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Gluten Free Travel Costa Rica

Traveling with a gluten sensitivity or intolerance can be challenging, however, in Costa Rica most of the typical food are rice based meals. Here at Ylang Ylang Restaurant, we understand this intolerance and have created a special gluten free menu for our guests for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Our kitchen has been well trained to know which ingredients include gluten and how to replace and avoid them. We offer a number of delicious options for those who avoid gluten, so you won’t be missing out on any meal.

curry in costa rica

Ylang Ylang Curry made with homemade coconut milk. Can be served with chicken, fish or tofu.

vegan food in costa rica

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.

healthy food in costa rica

Namaste Spring Rolls packed with fresh veggies and avocado, served with a sesame dipping sauce.

Traditional Costa Rican breakfast

Typical Costa Rican breakfast served with rice and beans (gallo pinto), eggs, tortillas, sweet plantains, and white cheese.