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Welcome to Spa Ylang Ylang


Welcome to our on site Spa, a peaceful haven where treatments are given to care for your body and mind, surrounded by nature and harmony. We invite you on the Spa Ylang Ylang journey inspired by the most natural of ingredients found in Costa Rica.

Spa Ylang Ylang has sought to procure only the best ingredients and rigorously controls both origin and quality. On site spring water, tropical essential oils and fresh tropical fruits restore and balance your outer beauty and inner health.

One of our many ingredients used is the exceptional Ylang Ylang flower or Cananga Odorata, which is known as the “flower of flowers”. Only the classiest perfumes contained and still do contain Ylang Ylang. Still, Ylang Ylang is not simply a scent It checks rapid breathing, slowing the heartbeat. It balances skin conditions and stimulates the scalp promoting luxurious hair growth. It is excellent for regulating adrenaline flow, creating an overall sense of joy.

Spa Ylang Ylang, in its spirit of natural excellence, invites you to enjoy your wellness journey as your skin is revitalized, your energy restored and balance is achieved throughout your body and soul.


~Click on the below links or scroll down to see our Spa Menu~

~Facials~ ~Back Polishes~ ~Corporal Massages~
~Therapeutic Massages~ ~Classic Massages~ ~Final Touches~
~Spa Packages~ ~Day Packages~ ~Price List~
~Ingredient Specifics~ ~Contact us~ ~Guidelines & Policies~


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Spa Ylang Ylang Rejuvenating Facial – 50 min

Our signature rejuvenating Facial is based on organic ingredients to purify and nourish your skin. Includes a reflexology massage with our exquisite Ylang Ylang cream, which penetrates with a relaxing aroma while stimulating your skin.

spa4Rainforest Deep Cleansing Facial – 80 min

A purifying treatment for all skin types using all natural products from Costa Rica’s rain forest. Includes a refreshing mint exfoliation, a gentle natural lifting massage with raw honey and a volcanic clay deep cleansing mask improving your skins nourishment. As well as reflexology facial massage with aloe vera promoting clear, well-hydratedskin leaving you with a bright and natural freshness.


Kobido Facial Massage For Men –
60 min

A cleansing and profound exfoliation treatment designed specifically for the special skin care needs of men while combining the textures of a fresh mint mask with the nourishing properties and antioxidants of a cacao & clay mask. Includes an ancient Japanese style Kobido massage with virgin coconut oil.

Kobido Facial Massage – 60 min

This special treatment cleanses, nourishes, hydrates and stimulates the skin with the application of a stimulating , cleansing and nourishing aromatic cocoa and clay mask. This facial includes an ancient Japanese style Kobido massage with our Ylang Ylang cream.

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Spa Ylang Ylang Back Polish –
40 min

Our signature Back Polish includes a natural exfoliation of the neck and back with fresh mint followed by a relaxing massage with a hydrating and nourishing Ylang Ylang cream. A wonderful way to relax and replenish your upper body.

Tropical Body Polish – 80 min

This all natural body polish is preformed with a raw cane sugar exfoliation followed by the application of vitamin rich cucumber and banana cream for sensitive skin. Includes a smooth massage with aloe vera and cucumber, remineralizing skin that has had prolonged sun or is naturally dry by simultaneously purifying and rehydrating it.

Spa_Menu_Pics4Papaya Body Polish – 80 min

A complete coffee exfoliation & renovation of your body using all natural ingredients including fresh Costa Rican papaya and our homegrown bananas. It will renew, hydrate, and smooth out your skin. Followed by a gentle massage with fresh Coconut cream giving your skin a real gift of pleasure.


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Spa Ylang Ylang Introductory Massage – 30 min

Our signature Introductory Massage is performed using natural Ylang Ylang essential oil. Perfect for quickly relaxing the muscles and clearing general tension as soon as you arrive.


Sunrise Swedish – 60 or 90 min

Involving soft to medium strokes of the skin and kneading of muscles. It is performed with the use of natural essential oils corresponding to your body’s need. While lubricating the skin it helps to reduce tension and increase proper circulation filling you with a general sensation of well-being.

Montezuma Deep Tissue – 60 or 90 min

This treatment is aimed at the deeper tissue structures of the muscle and fascia. Deep tissue massage uses medium to generally more intense pressures as you desire. It is also a more focused type of massage, as our therapist works to release muscle tension, attending to tired or aching muscles.


Healing Hot Stones – 90 min

A specialty massage that uses smooth, heated stones. It combines the proven benefits of Swedish massage with deep heat and pressure provided by the stones used as tools to massage the body. The heat releases tight muscles. It is a deeply soothing, relaxing form of massage.


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Holistic Therapeutic Massage –
60 or 90 min

A therapeutic treatment focusing on any area where muscular pains are perceived. Using medium pressure, the muscles feel a great sense of release and healing. Includes an immense array of benefits for your health and general sense of well-being.
Note: 90 min treatment focuses on specific needs.

Lymphatic Drainage Massage –
60 or 90 min

A soft specific technique using seaweed to stimulate the body’s lymphatic system which is responsible for removing toxins and impurities from the body. Includes benefits such as immune system boost, relief of pain and inflammation and alleviates insomnia, stress and jet lag.
Note: 100 min treatment focuses on specific needs.

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Natural Balance Foot Reflexology Massage – 60 min

An exquisite coffee or mint exfoliation followed by a reflexology style massage with aromatherapy focused on the feet helping to relax mind and body. Stimulating blood circulation throughout the body while restoring the corporal energy balance. Includes a soothing Hot Stone therapy.


Tension Relieving Neck & Back Massage –
30 min

One of our time efficient forms of massage working gently yet deeply into the upper body muscles with continuous flowing strokes. It completely nurtures the body, enabling you to relax, give in and simply be.

Revitalizing Legs Massage – 30 min

An ideal treatment to relax and improve the general sense of well being in legs and its skin.
A relaxing massage with natural seaweed cream helping to improve blood circulation, perfect after or before traveling.


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Eye Bliss

A rejuvenating and refreshing eye treatment to restore your vitality and luminescent eyes, our light touch is accompanied by the application of our anti-aging aloe vera moisturizing gel.


Hand Bliss Massage

A reflexology massage focused on the needs of your hands. Helps to improve blood circulation and creates balance throughout the body with the use of aromatherapy oils.


Foot Bliss Massage

A reflexology massage focused on the needs of your feet. Helps to relax your entire nervous system and releases accumulated tension with the use of aromatherapy oils.


Head Bliss Massage

A reflexology massage focused on the needs of your head while helping to relax your mind and body. Helps relieve headache tension and prevention of insomnia, while accompanied by a great sense of deep relaxation.


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Spa Ylang Ylang Experience – 2 hours

Includes our thirty minute Spa Ylang Ylang Introductory Massage, our forty minute Spa Ylang Ylang Back Polish and our fifty minute Spa Ylang Ylang Rejuvenating Facial.

Just For Him – 2 hours

Includes our 60 minute Montezuma Deep Tissue Massage and our 60 minute Kobido Facial Massage for Men.

Vitality Massage Special – 2 1/2 hours

Includes our 30 minute Tension Relieving Neck & Back Massage, our 30 minute Revitalizing Legs Massage with our special Jet Lag oil and our 90 minute Healing Hot Stones Massage.

Special Day – 10% overall discount

For you and your party, create your own unique Spa Ylang Ylang Package (4 people or more, same day treatments).

Love Forever For Couples

Your choice of any 2 treatments, side by side in our romantic Spa setting.

My Spa

Purchase 10 treatments and receive one free.

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Half Day Package

Includes a Tropical Welcome Juice and personal Resort orientation
Your choice of Swedish & Head Massage or Deep Tissue Massage- 60 min
Fruit Shake served at our Swimming Pool (Pool towel provided) – 60 min
Kobido Facial Massage (for men or women) – 60 min
Access to our Pool for the remainder of the day (Pool towel provided)
Includes Tropical Welcome Juice and personal Resort orientation


Full Day Package

Spa Ylang Ylang Introductory Massage – 30 min
Lunch a la Carte in our Restaurant – 60 min
Spa Ylang Ylang Back Polish – 40 min
Rejuvenating Green Drink served at our Pool (Pool towel provided)- 30 min
Spa Ylang Ylang Rejuvenating Facial – 50 min
Access to our Pool for the remainder of the day (Pool towel provided)

beachdining9Add our Romantic Beach Dining Experience for 2 to any package:

Includes 2 Tropical Cocktails
Select Bottle of Wine or Champagne
3 Course Dinner a la Carte for 2
Personalized Waiter Service
On the beach in the most romantic of settings!
Free Shuttle service available to/from El Sano Banano Hotel upon request with this option.
$129* per couple

*Price for Ylang Ylang Resort Guests only (price before tax)
$169 for non-Ylang Ylang Resort Guests (price before tax)

yoga13Add a Morning Yoga Class in our Ocean View Yoga Studio
$14 per person

Enjoy a 1 hour 30 minute yoga class in our yoga studio overlooking the ocean.


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Ylang Ylang: regulates adrenaline flow, easing feelings of panic and fear into joy. It checks rapid breathing, slowing the heartbeat. It balances skin conditions as well as promotes luxurious hair growth. It is also a natural anti wrinkle.

Cacao: helps to fade and lessen the appearance of wrinkles, moisturizes and firms your skin enhancing your skin’s elasticity while stimulating the release of serotonin inducing feelings of peace and well being.

Coconut: is an effective moisturizer on all types of skin preventing dryness and flaking of skin. It also delays wrinkles while firming the skin.

Coffee: reduces inflammation in sensible skin. It prevents wrinkles while slowing the skins aging process and activating general blood circulation.

Papaya: a tropical fruit with medicinal properties known by the natives of Costa Rica as “the fruit of the tree of good health”. Rich in vitamins A and C, it contains antioxidants that slow down the skins aging process while softening it.

Banana: our homegrown bananas are rich in vitamin A, B-6, C, K and potassium and are natural stress reducers.

Volcanic Clay: is remineralizing while containing anti-inflammatory and stimulating properties as well as anti-bacterial and toxic absorbent qualities when applied on skin.

Seaweed: hydrates and tones skin, with such vitamins as A, B, C, F AND K. It is a natural antibiotic and delays skin aging.

Raw Cane Sugar: improves blood circulation, blood cell production while being an antioxidant agent and increasing the repairing rate of skin cells.

Raw Honey: rich in mineral salts, it is composed of 70 different substances necessary to our body’s well-being. Removes wrinkles while providing skin elasticity.

Aloe Vera: well known for its numerous therapeutic properties such as skin hydration and rejuvenation. Contains organic salts and enzymes which effectively act as a natural sun block.

Cucumber: one of the best remedies for external skin care giving a general sense of freshness.

Mint: has relaxing properties as well as muscle pain relief and wonderful skin cleansing benefits.

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Hours of operation

Our on site Spa is open daily from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Special appointment hours may be available upon request.

Spa Reservations and Cancellations

Advance reservations for services are highly recommended. Please contact our reservations department to book now or otherwise you may book with our Front Desk upon arrival. If you must change or cancel your appointment, please notify the Front Desk at least 24 hours in advance (for bookings made on site) and 7 days in advance (for bookings made via our reservations department), to avoid being charged 50% of the total price of the treatment(s) you selected. Arriving late will simply limit the time of your treatment, thus lessening its effectiveness and overall pleasurable experience. Your treatment will end on time, so the next guest will not be delayed. The full value of your treatment will be charged. Cancellation of packages or couple/group reservations requires 72 hours advance notice for onsite reservations and 7 days notice for previous reservations (made through our reservations department).

Arrival time

For your enhanced comfort and relaxation, we suggest you arrive at least 10 minutes before your scheduled spa service. This will allow time to relax and enjoy our outdoor seating area, while sipping on a glass of mineralized fresh spring water. We recommend that you shower prior to any spa treatment. Most body treatments are enjoyed without clothing, however if you are more at ease wearing a bathing suit or undergarments, please do so. During all treatments the body is partially or fully draped except for the area(s) being worked on, to ensure your privacy and comfort.

Spa Etiquette

All guests under 18 years old must be accompanied by a legal parent guardian throughout the duration of the treatment. Our Spa is a quiet zone, please leave your electronic devices behind. Please remove all jewelry prior to arrival.


Gratuities are a matter of personal discretion.

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Spa Ylang Ylang Rejuvenating Facial
50 min $90

Rain Forest Deep Cleansing Facial
80 min $120

Kobido Facial Massage for Men
60 min $100

Kobido Facial Massage
60 min $100

~Body Polishes~

Spa Ylang Ylang Back Polish
40 min $65

Papaya Body polish
80 min $120

Tropical Body polish
80 min $120

~Classic Massages~

Natural Balance Foot Reflexology Massage
60 min $80

Tension Relieving Neck & Back
30 min $50

Revitalizing Legs Massage
30 min $50

~Corporal massages~

Spa Ylang Ylang Introductory Massage
30 min $50

Sunrise Swedish Massage
60 min $80
90 min $120

Montezuma Deep Tissue Massage
60 min $100
90 min $150

Healing Hot Stones
90 min $130

~Therapeutic Massages~

Holistic Therapeutic Massage
60min $80
90 min $120

Lymphatic Drainage Massage
60 min $80
90 min $150

~Final Touches~
(10 Minute Add Ons)

Eye Bliss: $15

Hand Bliss Massage: $15

Foot Bliss Massage: $15

Head Bliss Massage: $15


Spa Ylang Ylang Experience
2 hrs $195

Just For Him
2 hrs $190

Vitality Special
2 1/2 hrs $220

Half Day Package
3 + hrs $195

Full Day Package
4 + hrs $225

Special Day
10% off

My Spa (10 purchased)
1 Free Treatment of your choice

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