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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Beachfront Bungalows in Costa Rica

Beach front bungalowImagine waking up each morning on vacation to the sun shining and the sound of the ocean. Then, opening your eyes and realizing your beachfront bungalow has a wonderful view of white sand beach, blue ocean, and green jungle. beach front bugalow

Ylang Ylang Beach Resort Beach Front Bungalows are the perfect escape with an ocean front view and total privacy! Enjoy your morning coffee on the front deck in a lounge chair and listen to the sounds of the waves and jungle. The perfect way to begin your relaxing vacation. The Beach Front Bungalows are set apart from each other and have lush greenery. The bungalows are comfortable, colorful, and cozy.

Typical Costa Rican Foods at Ylang Ylang Beach Resort

Here at Ylang Ylang Beach Resort, your beach vacation includes breakfast and dinner. Our menu has many different options to please any type of eater. If you are interested in trying some of the more authentic Costa Rican food, you can try the Tipico breakfast or the “Casado” for lunch or dinner. Casado translates literally to “married” in Spanish, but it means to have all types of food together on one plate. Every traditional Costa Rican meal centers around rice and beans in some form. A “casado” includes a meat or fish, vegetables, plantains and a chopped salad. Our Tipico breakfast is shown below and includes Gallo Pinto (a rice and beans mixture), eggs, queso blanco (a local white cheese), tortillas, and sweet plantains. Enjoy!

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Learn to Surf at Ylang Ylang Beach Resort

Learning to surf in Costa Rica is a rewarding and fun experience. Difficult, yes, but when you are finally able to stand up on that board for just a few seconds, there is no better feeling! Playa Grande, a 20 minute walk from Ylang Ylang Beach Resort in Montezuma, Costa Rica offers the perfect place for beginners to hit the waves. The long rolling white waves and shallow water allows for a perfect environment for beginners. Playa Grande is also known to offer a fun spot for locals and experienced surfers alike.

Young Vision Surf School Learn to Surf in Costa Rica Surf lessons are the perfect addition to your beach vacation. The lessons we offer here at Ylang Ylang Beach Resort are through Young Vision Surf School and last 3 hours with a fresh fruit snack break provided. The owners and operators of Young Vision are all local young men who grew up in Montezuma, are great surfers and have a passion for teaching. They have Lifeguard and First Aid training and work with any age. They work hard to maintain their small local business and we love to support their efforts! Give it a try!

Costa Rica 2015 Travelers’ Choice Awards

Ylang Ylang Beach Resort is honored to be awarded two Costa Rica 2015 Travelers’ Choice Awards from TripAdvisor. We have been listed as one of the Top 25 best small hotels in Costa Rica and one of the top 25 hotels for romance in Costa Rica. Thank you to our guests for taking time to write reviews and give us feedback. It is always appreciated! We are grateful to have the opportunity to meet so many of you and share our little piece of paradise! If you are interested in some of our more special romantic vacation options, you can check out our romantic beach dining or couple’s spa treatments!

 Costa Rica 2015 Travelers' Choice Awards

In addition to our wonderful Hotel Awards, one of our waiters at Ylang Ylang Restaurant, Christian Alvarado, received a huge award for being the Best in Service in the world! Christian was chosen as one of the 40 exceptional award winners out of 3,500 entries. We are so proud of Christian and this incredible achievement. Congratulations, Christian!