Costa Rica Rivers

This time of year, as the rainy season is ending, the Costa Rica rivers are full and clear. The water and river bed is clean and there is plentiful water washing through the river. River Piedra Colorada is located next to Ylang Ylang. It’s a short 5 minute walk to get to this beautiful river with large rocks, small waterfalls, and a large pool for swimming. If you walk further up the river, you will find quiet and magical spaces to explore.This special place has also become home to a number of rock sculptures that people build upon when they walk by.

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Wildlife in Costa Rica

While Costa Rica is famous for it’s wildlife on land, it also has incredible wildlife in the water. Taking a boat trip while in Costa Rica will likely provide some incredible wildlife sightings. The wildlife in Costa Rica is abundant and incredible to witness in person! A snorkel or dive trip to Tortuga Island or a fishing trip will allow you to see a great deal of marine life including dolphins, fish, turtles, whales and birds. This great video captures some of the incredible wildlife both above and below water!





Tortuga Island, Costa Rica

A fun day trip to take with friends, family, or your loved one. Venture off the beaches of Montezuma in the morning on a speedboat to Tortuga Island, Costa Rica. The 45 minute boat ride will take you along the coast to see quiet, undeveloped beaches, a waterfall, and small islands. Land at Tortuga Island, a beautiful white sand beach, with palm trees, and turquoise clear waters. Enjoy some snorkeling and a prepared BBQ lunch on the beach. Tortuga Island also offers many different types of activities like jet skiing, kayaking, and a banana boat. There is wildlife to see and a gift shop to explore. Enjoy a great day on the island!

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Banana boat adventure at Tortuga Island.

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Tortuga Island

An aerial view of Tortuga Island.

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Boat Ride to Tortuga Island

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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Costa Rica Beach Bungalows

What could be better than taking a tropical vacation right on the beach? Toes in the sand, sleeping to the sound of the waves, morning dips in the ocean. Our Costa Rica beach bungalows are perfect for your relaxing getaway. Our beach front bungalows open their doors right up to the beach. Just steps from the sand and sea. Our beach bungalows are private, stand alone units, with a large terrace and lounge chairs.

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Montezuma Waterfalls

A short walk from the center of town leads you to the parking lot and entrance to the waterfalls. The hike to the Montezuma Waterfalls takes you along a rocky river until you arrive at a large waterfall and cool swimming hole. The pool of water is calm, cool and perfect for enjoying a refreshing swim. Depending on the time of year, the waterfall can be full with lots of water during the rainy season or a little less during the dry season. It’s a great adventure and a beautiful spot to check out during your time in Montezuma! Check out all different types of activities while you’re here!

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Costa Rica Vacation Discount

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We’ve got a few rooms still available for most of December so we are offering a 15% discount on those remaining rooms! As it starts to get cold up north, come enjoy the tropical warm climate here in Montezuma. It’s the perfect time to get away before the rush of the holidays. Come take advantage of our special Costa Rica vacation discount from December 1st-19th. Enjoy paradise with us!

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Garden Bungalow in Montezuma

bungalow in costa ricaOne of the most private units we have to offer are our garden bungalow in Montezuma  Costa Rica. Set back in the jungle, you’ll experience incredible wildlife from your private terrace. Yet, you are still steps from the ocean and can hear the waves crashing from your room.

jungle view in costa ricaThe garden bungalow has one queen bed, private bathroom with hot water. You will have a large outdoor patio with lounge furniture and an outdoor shower to rinse off the salt and sand. With large sliding glass doors, you will have a window into the incredible jungle surrounding you.

Piedra Colorada Montezuma

surroundingarea14Just beyond the property of Ylang Ylang, lies a wonderful river to explore. The river, Piedra Colorada Montezuma, empties into the ocean. Often times the river will have a wonderful and cool pool of water to swim in, surrounded by large boulders and soft sand. On a hot day, it’s the perfect place to cool down in the fresh water.  costa rica riverPiedra Colorada river Montezuma Costa RicaIf you venture further up river, you’ll find a number of small waterfalls, that are also great for cooling down in. The large rock formations and gentle river noises, provide the perfect backdrop to relax and enjoy the wildlife.

Tree Top Canopy

The Tree Top Canopy is one of the most unique and special units on the Ylang Ylang property. Perched high up in the canopy, surrounded by trees and a partial view of the ocean, it offers an incredible getaway. The Tree Top Canopy room is a large African style safari tent with a large king bed, indoor bathroom and two outdoor showers. There is a wonderful lounging space on the deck outside with a couch, table and chairs.

This space is private and secluded. You’ll enjoy the sounds of nature, waves crashing on the rocks and the trees moving in the wind. Walk down your private walkway and you’ll find yourself right on the beach. This is truly a one of a kind experience!

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