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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New Year’s Eve Montezuma, Costa Rica

Join us for our special New Year’s Eve party! New Year’s Eve Montezuma, Costa Rica 2017 is always a fun time. We will be offering a candlelight dinner buffet with vegan and gluten free options, a live band with dance performances, beach bonfires, and fireworks. The event begins at 8pm and we will have shuttle service available to and from Montezuma. This is a great family-friendly event or a romantic evening with dinner under the stars and great entertainment. Join in the fun by calling 2642-0636 or e-mailing info@yybr.info to book your table. IMG_4977 new years eve dinner costa rica dinner buffet costa rica holidays holidays in costa rica

Bohemian Beach Wedding

This gorgeous beach wedding was inspired by dream catchers and feathers. The bride and groom chose to create a bohemian theme for their destination wedding in Costa Rica. The ceremony was decorated with a driftwood arbor covered in white flowers, dream catchers and feathers. The bouquets were all white and green and the bridesmaids wore baby’s breath flower crowns. Photographer Kevin Michaels captured some beautiful shots as the sun went down. This Bohemian Beach Wedding was the first big destination wedding of the season! beach wedding bohemian wedding bohemian beach wedding destination wedding costa rica wedding

Turtle Rescue in Costa Rica

In an effort to help protect the sea turtle population, Montezuma has two protected turtle hatcheries.Turtle rescue in Costa Rica is incredibly important because of the theft of turtle eggs. These organizations track the turtles that come up on the beach to lay their eggs and once the turtle has finished laying the eggs and is back in the ocean, the volunteers collect the eggs and re-bury them in their protected hatchery. The mother turtles do not come back to retrieve their eggs, therefore posing no harm or suffering by taking the eggs and re-burying them. The volunteers then follow the dates until the eggs are ready to hatch. Once they hatch, they are collected and released on the beach to swim towards the ocean. The walk from the beach to the ocean is where the baby turtles gain their strength and ability to survive the ocean. Organizations like ASVO Montezuma and Refugio Romelia do great work in protecting and releasing turtles into the wild to hopefully restore and grow the sea turtle population.

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Glamping Costa Rica

If you are looking to fully experience the nature of Costa Rica, while also maintaining the comfort of a bed and hot water shower, our Tent Cabins are the perfect option. Enjoy the luxury of staying in our boutique hotel, Ylang Ylang Beach Resort, with all of the amenities including a pool, restaurant, spa, and yoga studio, while still immersing yourself in the Costa Rica wild. Our Tent Cabins offer comforts including a King size bed, private bathroom, hot water shower, screened in room, and private outdoor seating area. They do allow you to hear the sounds of the jungle, the crashing waves on the beach, beautiful beach and ocean views, and to see wildlife. Each Tent Cabin is private and a separate unit from the other rooms.

Glamping Costa Rica is a way to experience nature without sacrificing comfort and luxury. Enjoy Costa Rica wildlife and nature from the comfort of your private cabin.

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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

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!

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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