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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Rainy Season in Costa Rica

While many believe that the rainy season in Costa Rica is the wrong time to visit, we’re here to tell you all the wonderful reasons why you should consider a rainy season vacation!

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Costa Rica during the rainy season is green and lush! While you will see plenty of green during the dry season, the rainy season provides the trees and plants to thrive.

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You also will see the sun! Some think that rainy season means rain all day and no sun. However, usually it will rain during the night and be sunny during the day. Always bring rain gear, an umbrella and a plastic bag for your electronics because you never know when an afternoon thunderstorm will roll in.

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The rainy season also means less tourism and lower prices. You’ll likely find that hotels have a high season price and a low season price. The rainy season will give you more for your budget. Towns and cities will be less busy and more enjoyable. Overall, it will be an enjoyable and worthwhile experience. Don’t rule it out as a great time to travel and visit 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

Vegan Travel in Costa Rica

Traveling as a vegan can be challenging, but luckily we’ve made vegan travel in Costa Rica easy! We offer a delicious vegan menu in our restaurant. We’ve replaced meats or fish with tofu, used coconut milk instead of cream, and lots of fresh fruits and vegetables in our vegan dishes. Our restaurant is proud to offer such a tasty vegan menu. We have also been recommended by PETA as a vegan friendly resort and restaurant.

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Fresh fruit and coconut milk smoothies!

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Namaste Spring Rolls, fresh veggies, avocado and sesame dipping sauce.

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Vegan trio of chocolate truffles!

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Vegan banana chocolate mousse.

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Ylang Ylang Curry made with homemade coconut milk.

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Asian Rice noodles made with a ginger coconut cream sauce.


Elope in Costa Rica!

For those who are looking for a wedding that is simple and about the two of you, there’s no better option than to elope in Costa Rica! An elopement in Costa Rica means that the ceremony and celebration will be about you and your loved one. You’ll begin your day with a couple’s massage in our Spa. Our minister or lawyer performs a personalized ceremony about the two of you, our photographer will capture the day and spend time doing couple’s portraits and then you will end your evening with a romantic dinner on the beach. Your romantic dinner will include a 3 course meal, a cocktail each, and a bottle of wine to share. You’ll enjoy your dinner with your toes in the sand and under the moon and stars, while enjoying the sound of the ocean. Our simple and care-free elopement packages make it easy to let us take care of the details while you enjoy your day.

 

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New Years Eve in Costa Rica

New Years Eve in Costa Rica is a beautiful time to be here. Montezuma is alive and bustling with people, the weather is gorgeous and the beaches are great for swimming and relaxing. Here at Ylang Ylang, we celebrate New Years Eve with a special buffet dinner, live entertainment, a bonfire and fireworks! This year we welcome back a group of musicians and performers for a mix of Latin music and dance. To make your dinner reservation e-mail us at reservations@ylangylangbeachresort.com and check out our events page here for more information!

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Weddings in Costa Rica

If you are recently engaged and looking for a romantic and exciting destination wedding in Costa Rica, Montezuma is the perfect fit. Weddings in Costa Rica are fun, adventurous and relaxing for the couple and their wedding guests. Montezuma offers many tours and activities and beautiful beaches to relax on.

Our wedding ceremonies are decorated on the beach or grass with beautiful tropical flowers and decor.

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Our wedding receptions are set up in our restaurant area and we offer a full bar, course meal or buffet, music and entertainment options.

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Contact us at weddings@ylangylangbeachresort.com for more information about our weddings in paradise!

Dinner at Ylang Ylang Beach Resort

Dinner at Ylang Ylang Beach Resort is included in your room rates. Because of this, we try to keep our menu varied and interesting to provide enough options for all types of eaters. From sushi, to pasta, seafood, and chicken, there are many options and we promise you won’t get bored. We are also very aware of dietary restrictions and offer a separate gluten free menu and vegan menu. Our food is mainly organic and local. We try to buy from small, local vendors and get the freshest and healthiest ingredients.

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Stuffed Mahi Mahi with a white wine mussel sauce, servd over mashed potatoes

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Chicken Kebobs topped with homemade barbeque 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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Asian Rice noodles made with a ginger coconut cream sauce.

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


Yoga in Costa Rica

Here at Ylang Ylang, we are fortunate to have a number of incredible yoga teachers who offer yoga classes two times a day. Our classes are at 8:30am and 4:30pm, all classes last 75 minutes. We offer a number of different yoga styles, including vinyasa flow, kundalini and hatha yoga. Our beach front studio offers panoramic views of the beach and a natural soundtrack of the crashing waves and wildlife.

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Fishing in Costa Rica

Yesterday was an exciting day in front of Ylang Ylang. There were many fish right out front, so some of the local fisherman ran out to our beach to do some fishing. The local way of fishing in Costa Rica, is with the fishing line looped around and held on by hand. Most do not use fishing poles.

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There were also a number of little sardines that washed up on the beach making for perfect bait for the fishermen to use. The local fishermen climbed up on the rocks and used the sardines as bait. They pulled out a number of different types of fish including Jack Crevalle and Pacific Mackerel.

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Even our staff got in on the fun! A number of them collected sardines to use for their own fishing later and had some fun in the process!

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