Top Beaches in Montezuma, Costa Rica | Playa Coyote

Top Beaches in Montezuma, Costa Rica | Playa Coyote

A true tropical oasis, Costa Rica has something to suit most everyone’s fancy. White sand beaches offer the perfect playground for children, families and couples. The palm tree lined coast allows ample shade from Costa Rica sunshine and floating in the blue ocean is the perfect way to unwind. Sit back, relax and imagine warm, tropical breezes tickling your skin as we take you on a tour of Costa Rica’s hottest beaches on the Nicoya Peninsula.

Playa Coyote is a beautiful white sand beach, surrounded by mangroves and Costa Rica birds. Enjoy the beach or take a boat ride through the mangroves to discover Costa Rica wildlife. Not far from Montezuma, you’ll enjoy an exciting adventure to see some natural Costa Rica beauty.

List of Beaches in Montezuma

  1. Playa Grande

    The 20 minute hike through jungle and beaches leads you to a long, flat and secluded stretch of beach. You’ll often feel as though you are on a private island. The long rolling waves are perfect for surfing, boogie boarding and swimming.

    What’s Cool: There is no road access to Playa Grande, so hiking in and out is your only option! This makes for a secluded and private beach getaway.

  2. Playa Cocalito

    The best way to reach Playa Cocalito is on horseback. The ride will take you through green jungle paths and long stretches of beach. Once you arrive, you’ll be met with clear blue waters, white sand, rock formations, a waterfall and a river to explore.

    What’s Cool: Playa Cocalito includes a waterfall! This is only one of 7 waterfalls in the world that drops into the ocean.

  3. Playa Las Manchas

    Las Manchas beach is easily accessible by car and might be one of the most picturesque beaches in the area. The clear turquoise water is mesmerizing and perfect for wading. There are many rock formations and tide pools, perfect for young families to enjoy.

    What’s Cool: Playa Las Manchas is a favorite for local families to come and enjoy! You’ll often find local kids playing after school and on the weekends.

  4. Santa Teresa

    This long, expansive beach is a beach lover and surfer’s paradise. Known for it’s great surfing waves, locals and tourists gather for day time fun and to catch the gorgeous sunset.

    What’s Cool: Surfing, surfing and more surfing!

  5. Mal Pais

    This once, small fishing village has become a popular surf destination. Small beach coves offer secluded hang out spaces and reef surfing.

    What’s Cool: Mal Pais does still have a traditional fishing community. Explore the old wooden boats and watch as the fisherman come in with fresh fish. Buy one straight off the boat!

  6. Manzanillo

    This rocky beach has a number of small tide pools to enjoy. On high tide, it can be nice for swimming. Many people come to enjoy the beautiful sunset colors.

    What’s Cool: Once a year in April, this beach hosts a sand castle competition!

  7. Playa Carmen

    Playa Carmen is the place to go if you want to sip a cocktail and watch the surfers. With a number of beach bars, restaurants and shops within walking distance, you’ll enjoy the sand, surf and local hang out spots.

    What’s Cool: Playa Carmen has an international vibe where many gather for the sunset and wave watching!

  8. Playa Hermosa

    Exactly as it sounds “Hermosa” is one of the most beautiful beaches around. Long flat, sandy stretches lined with palm trees. A favorite spot for surfing, tide pools and sunset watching!

    What’s Cool: Known for it’s long, rolling waves, it’s a perfect spot for beginning surfers.

  9. Playa Suecos

    A secluded beach tucked away. To reach the beach, you’ll need to wind your way through a jungle path. You’ll be rewarded with still tide pools and calm ocean waters.

    What’s Cool: Large rock formations and a beautiful sunset make for a perfect photo shoot location.

  10. Cabuya

    A remote fishing village, Cabuya has a number of rocky beaches to explore. Very undeveloped, you can explore rivers, tide pools and a couple of good surf spots.

    What’s Cool: On low tide, you can walk to an island cemetery in the middle of the ocean! Plan your trip with the low tide.

  11. Playa Tambor

    Located on Tambor Bay, you’ll find calm bay water that’s perfect for swimming, stand up paddle boarding, or kayaking. A great spot for families and friends to enjoy!

    What’s Cool: Keep your eyes open for Humpback whale sightings and Mahi Mahi.

  12. Playa Coyote

    A picturesque beach, Coyote is surrounded by mangroves, perfect for bird, crocodile and other wildlife sighting. The sand is fine and white and there’s a great surf spot!

    What’s Cool: Look out for a unique reef, perfect for snorkeling and surfing. Only accessible by walking.

  13. Piedra Colorada

    Located a 5 minute walk from Ylang Ylang, Piedra Colorada beach is where the mouth of a beautiful river, meets the ocean. It gets it’s name from the colorful stones and rocks you’ll find on this beach. The river often creates a beautiful pool for swimming. Hike up the river and you’ll find smaller swimming holes and waterfalls.

    What’s Cool: A long standing tradition at Piedra Colorada is to build a small sculpture with the colors stones. Leave your own mark with a colorful, creative work of art!

Where to Stay

View of the beach from your room at the Ylang Ylang Beach Resort, Montezuma, Costa Rica

Ylang Ylang Beach Resort Long considered one of the most scenic resorts in Costa Rica, with beachfront rooms. For over 8 years we’ve received the Certificated of Excellence by TripAdvisor, and listed on leading travel publications including Fodor’s Choice.

Relax on our beach that is nestled between a rain forest teeming with exotic life. More adventurous travelers can explore the endless activities available including; surfing,scuba-diving, zip-lining, ATV, horseback riding and even trails through the jungle!


Book Your Next Vacation Today!

Top Beaches in Montezuma, Costa Rica | Playa Tambor

Top Beaches in Montezuma, Costa Rica | Playa Tambor

A true tropical oasis, Costa Rica has something to suit most everyone’s fancy. White sand beaches offer the perfect playground for children, families and couples. The palm tree lined coast allows ample shade from Costa Rica sunshine and floating in the blue ocean is the perfect way to unwind. Sit back, relax and imagine warm, tropical breezes tickling your skin as we take you on a tour of Costa Rica’s hottest beaches on the Nicoya Peninsula.

Playa Tambor is located on Tambor Bay, a calm waterfront perfect for kayaking, stand up paddle boardings, and boating. The beach is wide and offers lots of space to play in the surf. If you’re lucky, you may even glimpse a whale sighting.

List of Beaches in Montezuma

  1. Playa Grande

    The 20 minute hike through jungle and beaches leads you to a long, flat and secluded stretch of beach. You’ll often feel as though you are on a private island. The long rolling waves are perfect for surfing, boogie boarding and swimming.

    What’s Cool: There is no road access to Playa Grande, so hiking in and out is your only option! This makes for a secluded and private beach getaway.

  2. Playa Cocalito

    The best way to reach Playa Cocalito is on horseback. The ride will take you through green jungle paths and long stretches of beach. Once you arrive, you’ll be met with clear blue waters, white sand, rock formations, a waterfall and a river to explore.

    What’s Cool: Playa Cocalito includes a waterfall! This is only one of 7 waterfalls in the world that drops into the ocean.

  3. Playa Las Manchas

    Las Manchas beach is easily accessible by car and might be one of the most picturesque beaches in the area. The clear turquoise water is mesmerizing and perfect for wading. There are many rock formations and tide pools, perfect for young families to enjoy.

    What’s Cool: Playa Las Manchas is a favorite for local families to come and enjoy! You’ll often find local kids playing after school and on the weekends.

  4. Santa Teresa

    This long, expansive beach is a beach lover and surfer’s paradise. Known for it’s great surfing waves, locals and tourists gather for day time fun and to catch the gorgeous sunset.

    What’s Cool: Surfing, surfing and more surfing!

  5. Mal Pais

    This once, small fishing village has become a popular surf destination. Small beach coves offer secluded hang out spaces and reef surfing.

    What’s Cool: Mal Pais does still have a traditional fishing community. Explore the old wooden boats and watch as the fisherman come in with fresh fish. Buy one straight off the boat!

  6. Manzanillo

    This rocky beach has a number of small tide pools to enjoy. On high tide, it can be nice for swimming. Many people come to enjoy the beautiful sunset colors.

    What’s Cool: Once a year in April, this beach hosts a sand castle competition!

  7. Playa Carmen

    Playa Carmen is the place to go if you want to sip a cocktail and watch the surfers. With a number of beach bars, restaurants and shops within walking distance, you’ll enjoy the sand, surf and local hang out spots.

    What’s Cool: Playa Carmen has an international vibe where many gather for the sunset and wave watching!

  8. Playa Hermosa

    Exactly as it sounds “Hermosa” is one of the most beautiful beaches around. Long flat, sandy stretches lined with palm trees. A favorite spot for surfing, tide pools and sunset watching!

    What’s Cool: Known for it’s long, rolling waves, it’s a perfect spot for beginning surfers.

  9. Playa Suecos

    A secluded beach tucked away. To reach the beach, you’ll need to wind your way through a jungle path. You’ll be rewarded with still tide pools and calm ocean waters.

    What’s Cool: Large rock formations and a beautiful sunset make for a perfect photo shoot location.

  10. Cabuya

    A remote fishing village, Cabuya has a number of rocky beaches to explore. Very undeveloped, you can explore rivers, tide pools and a couple of good surf spots.

    What’s Cool: On low tide, you can walk to an island cemetery in the middle of the ocean! Plan your trip with the low tide.

  11. Playa Tambor

    Located on Tambor Bay, you’ll find calm bay water that’s perfect for swimming, stand up paddle boarding, or kayaking. A great spot for families and friends to enjoy!

    What’s Cool: Keep your eyes open for Humpback whale sightings and Mahi Mahi.

  12. Playa Coyote

    A picturesque beach, Coyote is surrounded by mangroves, perfect for bird, crocodile and other wildlife sighting. The sand is fine and white and there’s a great surf spot!

    What’s Cool: Look out for a unique reef, perfect for snorkeling and surfing. Only accessible by walking.

  13. Piedra Colorada

    Located a 5 minute walk from Ylang Ylang, Piedra Colorada beach is where the mouth of a beautiful river, meets the ocean. It gets it’s name from the colorful stones and rocks you’ll find on this beach. The river often creates a beautiful pool for swimming. Hike up the river and you’ll find smaller swimming holes and waterfalls.

    What’s Cool: A long standing tradition at Piedra Colorada is to build a small sculpture with the colors stones. Leave your own mark with a colorful, creative work of art!

Where to Stay

Side view of the Ylang Ylang Restaurant at the Ylang Ylang Beach Resort, Montezuma, Costa Rica

Ylang Ylang Beach Resort Long considered one of the most scenic resorts in Costa Rica, with beachfront rooms. For over 8 years we’ve received the Certificated of Excellence by TripAdvisor, and listed on leading travel publications including Fodor’s Choice.

Relax on our beach that is nestled between a rain forest teeming with exotic life. More adventurous travelers can explore the endless activities available including; surfing,scuba-diving, zip-lining, ATV, horseback riding and even trails through the jungle!


Book Your Next Vacation Today!

Top Beaches in Montezuma, Costa Rica | Cabuya

Top Beaches in Montezuma, Costa Rica | Cabuya

A true tropical oasis, Costa Rica has something to suit most everyone’s fancy. White sand beaches offer the perfect playground for children, families and couples. The palm tree lined coast allows ample shade from Costa Rica sunshine and floating in the blue ocean is the perfect way to unwind. Sit back, relax and imagine warm, tropical breezes tickling your skin as we take you on a tour of Costa Rica’s hottest beaches on the Nicoya Peninsula.

Cabuya is a fishing village with a number of beaches and rivers to explore. The beaches are mainly reef and offer nice tide pools or rivers to swim in. If you are looking for an adventure, hike to Cabuya Cemetery Island on low tide.

List of Beaches in Montezuma

  1. Playa Grande

    The 20 minute hike through jungle and beaches leads you to a long, flat and secluded stretch of beach. You’ll often feel as though you are on a private island. The long rolling waves are perfect for surfing, boogie boarding and swimming.

    What’s Cool: There is no road access to Playa Grande, so hiking in and out is your only option! This makes for a secluded and private beach getaway.

  2. Playa Cocalito

    The best way to reach Playa Cocalito is on horseback. The ride will take you through green jungle paths and long stretches of beach. Once you arrive, you’ll be met with clear blue waters, white sand, rock formations, a waterfall and a river to explore.

    What’s Cool: Playa Cocalito includes a waterfall! This is only one of 7 waterfalls in the world that drops into the ocean.

  3. Playa Las Manchas

    Las Manchas beach is easily accessible by car and might be one of the most picturesque beaches in the area. The clear turquoise water is mesmerizing and perfect for wading. There are many rock formations and tide pools, perfect for young families to enjoy.

    What’s Cool: Playa Las Manchas is a favorite for local families to come and enjoy! You’ll often find local kids playing after school and on the weekends.

  4. Santa Teresa

    This long, expansive beach is a beach lover and surfer’s paradise. Known for it’s great surfing waves, locals and tourists gather for day time fun and to catch the gorgeous sunset.

    What’s Cool: Surfing, surfing and more surfing!

  5. Mal Pais

    This once, small fishing village has become a popular surf destination. Small beach coves offer secluded hang out spaces and reef surfing.

    What’s Cool: Mal Pais does still have a traditional fishing community. Explore the old wooden boats and watch as the fisherman come in with fresh fish. Buy one straight off the boat!

  6. Manzanillo

    This rocky beach has a number of small tide pools to enjoy. On high tide, it can be nice for swimming. Many people come to enjoy the beautiful sunset colors.

    What’s Cool: Once a year in April, this beach hosts a sand castle competition!

  7. Playa Carmen

    Playa Carmen is the place to go if you want to sip a cocktail and watch the surfers. With a number of beach bars, restaurants and shops within walking distance, you’ll enjoy the sand, surf and local hang out spots.

    What’s Cool: Playa Carmen has an international vibe where many gather for the sunset and wave watching!

  8. Playa Hermosa

    Exactly as it sounds “Hermosa” is one of the most beautiful beaches around. Long flat, sandy stretches lined with palm trees. A favorite spot for surfing, tide pools and sunset watching!

    What’s Cool: Known for it’s long, rolling waves, it’s a perfect spot for beginning surfers.

  9. Playa Suecos

    A secluded beach tucked away. To reach the beach, you’ll need to wind your way through a jungle path. You’ll be rewarded with still tide pools and calm ocean waters.

    What’s Cool: Large rock formations and a beautiful sunset make for a perfect photo shoot location.

  10. Cabuya

    A remote fishing village, Cabuya has a number of rocky beaches to explore. Very undeveloped, you can explore rivers, tide pools and a couple of good surf spots.

    What’s Cool: On low tide, you can walk to an island cemetery in the middle of the ocean! Plan your trip with the low tide.

  11. Playa Tambor

    Located on Tambor Bay, you’ll find calm bay water that’s perfect for swimming, stand up paddle boarding, or kayaking. A great spot for families and friends to enjoy!

    What’s Cool: Keep your eyes open for Humpback whale sightings and Mahi Mahi.

  12. Playa Coyote

    A picturesque beach, Coyote is surrounded by mangroves, perfect for bird, crocodile and other wildlife sighting. The sand is fine and white and there’s a great surf spot!

    What’s Cool: Look out for a unique reef, perfect for snorkeling and surfing. Only accessible by walking.

  13. Piedra Colorada

    Located a 5 minute walk from Ylang Ylang, Piedra Colorada beach is where the mouth of a beautiful river, meets the ocean. It gets it’s name from the colorful stones and rocks you’ll find on this beach. The river often creates a beautiful pool for swimming. Hike up the river and you’ll find smaller swimming holes and waterfalls.

    What’s Cool: A long standing tradition at Piedra Colorada is to build a small sculpture with the colors stones. Leave your own mark with a colorful, creative work of art!

Where to Stay

Outside the luxury tent cabin at the Ylang Ylang Beach Resort, Montezuma, Costa Rica

Ylang Ylang Beach Resort Long considered one of the most scenic resorts in Costa Rica, with beachfront rooms. For over 8 years we’ve received the Certificated of Excellence by TripAdvisor, and listed on leading travel publications including Fodor’s Choice.

Relax on our beach that is nestled between a rain forest teeming with exotic life. More adventurous travelers can explore the endless activities available including; surfing,scuba-diving, zip-lining, ATV, horseback riding and even trails through the jungle!


Book Your Next Vacation Today!

Top Beaches in Montezuma, Costa Rica | Playa Suecos

Top Beaches in Montezuma, Costa Rica | Playa Suecos

A true tropical oasis, Costa Rica has something to suit most everyone’s fancy. White sand beaches offer the perfect playground for children, families and couples. The palm tree lined coast allows ample shade from Costa Rica sunshine and floating in the blue ocean is the perfect way to unwind. Sit back, relax and imagine warm, tropical breezes tickling your skin as we take you on a tour of Costa Rica’s hottest beaches on the Nicoya Peninsula.

Playa Suecos is not easy to find, but once you do you’ll be rewarded with a secluded cove, calm waters and a beautiful beach. Weave your way through jungle paths and along large rock formations to discover a private beach with beautiful blue waters. A favorite spot for the whole family to enjoy.

List of Beaches in Montezuma

  1. Playa Grande

    The 20 minute hike through jungle and beaches leads you to a long, flat and secluded stretch of beach. You’ll often feel as though you are on a private island. The long rolling waves are perfect for surfing, boogie boarding and swimming.

    What’s Cool: There is no road access to Playa Grande, so hiking in and out is your only option! This makes for a secluded and private beach getaway.

  2. Playa Cocalito

    The best way to reach Playa Cocalito is on horseback. The ride will take you through green jungle paths and long stretches of beach. Once you arrive, you’ll be met with clear blue waters, white sand, rock formations, a waterfall and a river to explore.

    What’s Cool: Playa Cocalito includes a waterfall! This is only one of 7 waterfalls in the world that drops into the ocean.

  3. Playa Las Manchas

    Las Manchas beach is easily accessible by car and might be one of the most picturesque beaches in the area. The clear turquoise water is mesmerizing and perfect for wading. There are many rock formations and tide pools, perfect for young families to enjoy.

    What’s Cool: Playa Las Manchas is a favorite for local families to come and enjoy! You’ll often find local kids playing after school and on the weekends.

  4. Santa Teresa

    This long, expansive beach is a beach lover and surfer’s paradise. Known for it’s great surfing waves, locals and tourists gather for day time fun and to catch the gorgeous sunset.

    What’s Cool: Surfing, surfing and more surfing!

  5. Mal Pais

    This once, small fishing village has become a popular surf destination. Small beach coves offer secluded hang out spaces and reef surfing.

    What’s Cool: Mal Pais does still have a traditional fishing community. Explore the old wooden boats and watch as the fisherman come in with fresh fish. Buy one straight off the boat!

  6. Manzanillo

    This rocky beach has a number of small tide pools to enjoy. On high tide, it can be nice for swimming. Many people come to enjoy the beautiful sunset colors.

    What’s Cool: Once a year in April, this beach hosts a sand castle competition!

  7. Playa Carmen

    Playa Carmen is the place to go if you want to sip a cocktail and watch the surfers. With a number of beach bars, restaurants and shops within walking distance, you’ll enjoy the sand, surf and local hang out spots.

    What’s Cool: Playa Carmen has an international vibe where many gather for the sunset and wave watching!

  8. Playa Hermosa

    Exactly as it sounds “Hermosa” is one of the most beautiful beaches around. Long flat, sandy stretches lined with palm trees. A favorite spot for surfing, tide pools and sunset watching!

    What’s Cool: Known for it’s long, rolling waves, it’s a perfect spot for beginning surfers.

  9. Playa Suecos

    A secluded beach tucked away. To reach the beach, you’ll need to wind your way through a jungle path. You’ll be rewarded with still tide pools and calm ocean waters.

    What’s Cool: Large rock formations and a beautiful sunset make for a perfect photo shoot location.

  10. Cabuya

    A remote fishing village, Cabuya has a number of rocky beaches to explore. Very undeveloped, you can explore rivers, tide pools and a couple of good surf spots.

    What’s Cool: On low tide, you can walk to an island cemetery in the middle of the ocean! Plan your trip with the low tide.

  11. Playa Tambor

    Located on Tambor Bay, you’ll find calm bay water that’s perfect for swimming, stand up paddle boarding, or kayaking. A great spot for families and friends to enjoy!

    What’s Cool: Keep your eyes open for Humpback whale sightings and Mahi Mahi.

  12. Playa Coyote

    A picturesque beach, Coyote is surrounded by mangroves, perfect for bird, crocodile and other wildlife sighting. The sand is fine and white and there’s a great surf spot!

    What’s Cool: Look out for a unique reef, perfect for snorkeling and surfing. Only accessible by walking.

  13. Piedra Colorada

    Located a 5 minute walk from Ylang Ylang, Piedra Colorada beach is where the mouth of a beautiful river, meets the ocean. It gets it’s name from the colorful stones and rocks you’ll find on this beach. The river often creates a beautiful pool for swimming. Hike up the river and you’ll find smaller swimming holes and waterfalls.

    What’s Cool: A long standing tradition at Piedra Colorada is to build a small sculpture with the colors stones. Leave your own mark with a colorful, creative work of art!

Where to Stay

Callibri bungalow at the Ylang Ylang Beach Resort, Montezuma, Costa Rica

Ylang Ylang Beach Resort Long considered one of the most scenic resorts in Costa Rica, with beachfront rooms. For over 8 years we’ve received the Certificated of Excellence by TripAdvisor, and listed on leading travel publications including Fodor’s Choice.

Relax on our beach that is nestled between a rain forest teeming with exotic life. More adventurous travelers can explore the endless activities available including; surfing,scuba-diving, zip-lining, ATV, horseback riding and even trails through the jungle!


Book Your Next Vacation Today!

Top Beaches in Montezuma, Costa Rica | Playa Hermosa

Top Beaches in Montezuma, Costa Rica | Playa Hermosa

A true tropical oasis, Costa Rica has something to suit most everyone’s fancy. White sand beaches offer the perfect playground for children, families and couples. The palm tree lined coast allows ample shade from Costa Rica sunshine and floating in the blue ocean is the perfect way to unwind. Sit back, relax and imagine warm, tropical breezes tickling your skin as we take you on a tour of Costa Rica’s hottest beaches on the Nicoya Peninsula.

Playa Hermosa is known for it’s long, rolling waves, perfect for surfing. This long, flat and wide beach seems as though it goes on infinitely, especially at low tide. A quiet beach, you’ll often feel as though you have the beach to yourself. Enjoy the afternoon and a spectacular sunset.

List of Beaches in Montezuma

  1. Playa Grande

    The 20 minute hike through jungle and beaches leads you to a long, flat and secluded stretch of beach. You’ll often feel as though you are on a private island. The long rolling waves are perfect for surfing, boogie boarding and swimming.

    What’s Cool: There is no road access to Playa Grande, so hiking in and out is your only option! This makes for a secluded and private beach getaway.

  2. Playa Cocalito

    The best way to reach Playa Cocalito is on horseback. The ride will take you through green jungle paths and long stretches of beach. Once you arrive, you’ll be met with clear blue waters, white sand, rock formations, a waterfall and a river to explore.

    What’s Cool: Playa Cocalito includes a waterfall! This is only one of 7 waterfalls in the world that drops into the ocean.

  3. Playa Las Manchas

    Las Manchas beach is easily accessible by car and might be one of the most picturesque beaches in the area. The clear turquoise water is mesmerizing and perfect for wading. There are many rock formations and tide pools, perfect for young families to enjoy.

    What’s Cool: Playa Las Manchas is a favorite for local families to come and enjoy! You’ll often find local kids playing after school and on the weekends.

  4. Santa Teresa

    This long, expansive beach is a beach lover and surfer’s paradise. Known for it’s great surfing waves, locals and tourists gather for day time fun and to catch the gorgeous sunset.

    What’s Cool: Surfing, surfing and more surfing!

  5. Mal Pais

    This once, small fishing village has become a popular surf destination. Small beach coves offer secluded hang out spaces and reef surfing.

    What’s Cool: Mal Pais does still have a traditional fishing community. Explore the old wooden boats and watch as the fisherman come in with fresh fish. Buy one straight off the boat!

  6. Manzanillo

    This rocky beach has a number of small tide pools to enjoy. On high tide, it can be nice for swimming. Many people come to enjoy the beautiful sunset colors.

    What’s Cool: Once a year in April, this beach hosts a sand castle competition!

  7. Playa Carmen

    Playa Carmen is the place to go if you want to sip a cocktail and watch the surfers. With a number of beach bars, restaurants and shops within walking distance, you’ll enjoy the sand, surf and local hang out spots.

    What’s Cool: Playa Carmen has an international vibe where many gather for the sunset and wave watching!

  8. Playa Hermosa

    Exactly as it sounds “Hermosa” is one of the most beautiful beaches around. Long flat, sandy stretches lined with palm trees. A favorite spot for surfing, tide pools and sunset watching!

    What’s Cool: Known for it’s long, rolling waves, it’s a perfect spot for beginning surfers.

  9. Playa Suecos

    A secluded beach tucked away. To reach the beach, you’ll need to wind your way through a jungle path. You’ll be rewarded with still tide pools and calm ocean waters.

    What’s Cool: Large rock formations and a beautiful sunset make for a perfect photo shoot location.

  10. Cabuya

    A remote fishing village, Cabuya has a number of rocky beaches to explore. Very undeveloped, you can explore rivers, tide pools and a couple of good surf spots.

    What’s Cool: On low tide, you can walk to an island cemetery in the middle of the ocean! Plan your trip with the low tide.

  11. Playa Tambor

    Located on Tambor Bay, you’ll find calm bay water that’s perfect for swimming, stand up paddle boarding, or kayaking. A great spot for families and friends to enjoy!

    What’s Cool: Keep your eyes open for Humpback whale sightings and Mahi Mahi.

  12. Playa Coyote

    A picturesque beach, Coyote is surrounded by mangroves, perfect for bird, crocodile and other wildlife sighting. The sand is fine and white and there’s a great surf spot!

    What’s Cool: Look out for a unique reef, perfect for snorkeling and surfing. Only accessible by walking.

  13. Piedra Colorada

    Located a 5 minute walk from Ylang Ylang, Piedra Colorada beach is where the mouth of a beautiful river, meets the ocean. It gets it’s name from the colorful stones and rocks you’ll find on this beach. The river often creates a beautiful pool for swimming. Hike up the river and you’ll find smaller swimming holes and waterfalls.

    What’s Cool: A long standing tradition at Piedra Colorada is to build a small sculpture with the colors stones. Leave your own mark with a colorful, creative work of art!

Where to Stay

View looking in from the porch to your beach front bungalow the Ylang Ylang Beach Resort, Montezuma, Costa Rica

Ylang Ylang Beach Resort Long considered one of the most scenic resorts in Costa Rica, with beachfront rooms. For over 8 years we’ve received the Certificated of Excellence by TripAdvisor, and listed on leading travel publications including Fodor’s Choice.

Relax on our beach that is nestled between a rain forest teeming with exotic life. More adventurous travelers can explore the endless activities available including; surfing,scuba-diving, zip-lining, ATV, horseback riding and even trails through the jungle!


Book Your Next Vacation Today!

Top Beaches in Montezuma, Costa Rica | Playa Carmen

Top Beaches in Montezuma, Costa Rica | Playa Carmen

A true tropical oasis, Costa Rica has something to suit most everyone’s fancy. White sand beaches offer the perfect playground for children, families and couples. The palm tree lined coast allows ample shade from Costa Rica sunshine and floating in the blue ocean is the perfect way to unwind. Sit back, relax and imagine warm, tropical breezes tickling your skin as we take you on a tour of Costa Rica’s hottest beaches on the Nicoya Peninsula.

Playa Carmen is a popular and centrally located beach with restaurants, shops and bars within walking distance. A great beach for surfing, soaking up the sun and people watching. Bars and restaurants along the beach are the perfect spot to enjoy a meal or drink while enjoying the beach activity and sunset.

List of Beaches in Montezuma

  1. Playa Grande

    The 20 minute hike through jungle and beaches leads you to a long, flat and secluded stretch of beach. You’ll often feel as though you are on a private island. The long rolling waves are perfect for surfing, boogie boarding and swimming.

    What’s Cool: There is no road access to Playa Grande, so hiking in and out is your only option! This makes for a secluded and private beach getaway.

  2. Playa Cocalito

    The best way to reach Playa Cocalito is on horseback. The ride will take you through green jungle paths and long stretches of beach. Once you arrive, you’ll be met with clear blue waters, white sand, rock formations, a waterfall and a river to explore.

    What’s Cool: Playa Cocalito includes a waterfall! This is only one of 7 waterfalls in the world that drops into the ocean.

  3. Playa Las Manchas

    Las Manchas beach is easily accessible by car and might be one of the most picturesque beaches in the area. The clear turquoise water is mesmerizing and perfect for wading. There are many rock formations and tide pools, perfect for young families to enjoy.

    What’s Cool: Playa Las Manchas is a favorite for local families to come and enjoy! You’ll often find local kids playing after school and on the weekends.

  4. Santa Teresa

    This long, expansive beach is a beach lover and surfer’s paradise. Known for it’s great surfing waves, locals and tourists gather for day time fun and to catch the gorgeous sunset.

    What’s Cool: Surfing, surfing and more surfing!

  5. Mal Pais

    This once, small fishing village has become a popular surf destination. Small beach coves offer secluded hang out spaces and reef surfing.

    What’s Cool: Mal Pais does still have a traditional fishing community. Explore the old wooden boats and watch as the fisherman come in with fresh fish. Buy one straight off the boat!

  6. Manzanillo

    This rocky beach has a number of small tide pools to enjoy. On high tide, it can be nice for swimming. Many people come to enjoy the beautiful sunset colors.

    What’s Cool: Once a year in April, this beach hosts a sand castle competition!

  7. Playa Carmen

    Playa Carmen is the place to go if you want to sip a cocktail and watch the surfers. With a number of beach bars, restaurants and shops within walking distance, you’ll enjoy the sand, surf and local hang out spots.

    What’s Cool: Playa Carmen has an international vibe where many gather for the sunset and wave watching!

  8. Playa Hermosa

    Exactly as it sounds “Hermosa” is one of the most beautiful beaches around. Long flat, sandy stretches lined with palm trees. A favorite spot for surfing, tide pools and sunset watching!

    What’s Cool: Known for it’s long, rolling waves, it’s a perfect spot for beginning surfers.

  9. Playa Suecos

    A secluded beach tucked away. To reach the beach, you’ll need to wind your way through a jungle path. You’ll be rewarded with still tide pools and calm ocean waters.

    What’s Cool: Large rock formations and a beautiful sunset make for a perfect photo shoot location.

  10. Cabuya

    A remote fishing village, Cabuya has a number of rocky beaches to explore. Very undeveloped, you can explore rivers, tide pools and a couple of good surf spots.

    What’s Cool: On low tide, you can walk to an island cemetery in the middle of the ocean! Plan your trip with the low tide.

  11. Playa Tambor

    Located on Tambor Bay, you’ll find calm bay water that’s perfect for swimming, stand up paddle boarding, or kayaking. A great spot for families and friends to enjoy!

    What’s Cool: Keep your eyes open for Humpback whale sightings and Mahi Mahi.

  12. Playa Coyote

    A picturesque beach, Coyote is surrounded by mangroves, perfect for bird, crocodile and other wildlife sighting. The sand is fine and white and there’s a great surf spot!

    What’s Cool: Look out for a unique reef, perfect for snorkeling and surfing. Only accessible by walking.

  13. Piedra Colorada

    Located a 5 minute walk from Ylang Ylang, Piedra Colorada beach is where the mouth of a beautiful river, meets the ocean. It gets it’s name from the colorful stones and rocks you’ll find on this beach. The river often creates a beautiful pool for swimming. Hike up the river and you’ll find smaller swimming holes and waterfalls.

    What’s Cool: A long standing tradition at Piedra Colorada is to build a small sculpture with the colors stones. Leave your own mark with a colorful, creative work of art!

Where to Stay

jungle-lined walkway to Spa Ylang Ylang, Montezuma, Costa Rica

Ylang Ylang Beach Resort Long considered one of the most scenic resorts in Costa Rica, with beachfront rooms. For over 8 years we’ve received the Certificated of Excellence by TripAdvisor, and listed on leading travel publications including Fodor’s Choice.

Relax on our beach that is nestled between a rain forest teeming with exotic life. More adventurous travelers can explore the endless activities available including; surfing,scuba-diving, zip-lining, ATV, horseback riding and even trails through the jungle!


Book Your Next Vacation Today!

Top Beaches in Montezuma, Costa Rica | Playa Manzanillo

Top Beaches in Montezuma, Costa Rica | Playa Manzanillo

A true tropical oasis, Costa Rica has something to suit most everyone’s fancy. White sand beaches offer the perfect playground for children, families and couples. The palm tree lined coast allows ample shade from Costa Rica sunshine and floating in the blue ocean is the perfect way to unwind. Sit back, relax and imagine warm, tropical breezes tickling your skin as we take you on a tour of Costa Rica’s hottest beaches on the Nicoya Peninsula.

Playa Manzanillo is known for it’s beautiful rock and reef formations. It’s unique landscape creates tranquil and relaxing tide pools to enjoy. Manzanillo also provides a perfect backdrop to enjoy the sunset. Playa Manzanillo is secluded and often does not have many tourists. If you’re looking to explore an uncrowded beach, this is a great place to go!

List of Beaches in Montezuma

  1. Playa Grande

    The 20 minute hike through jungle and beaches leads you to a long, flat and secluded stretch of beach. You’ll often feel as though you are on a private island. The long rolling waves are perfect for surfing, boogie boarding and swimming.

    What’s Cool: There is no road access to Playa Grande, so hiking in and out is your only option! This makes for a secluded and private beach getaway.

  2. Playa Cocalito

    The best way to reach Playa Cocalito is on horseback. The ride will take you through green jungle paths and long stretches of beach. Once you arrive, you’ll be met with clear blue waters, white sand, rock formations, a waterfall and a river to explore.

    What’s Cool: Playa Cocalito includes a waterfall! This is only one of 7 waterfalls in the world that drops into the ocean.

  3. Playa Las Manchas

    Las Manchas beach is easily accessible by car and might be one of the most picturesque beaches in the area. The clear turquoise water is mesmerizing and perfect for wading. There are many rock formations and tide pools, perfect for young families to enjoy.

    What’s Cool: Playa Las Manchas is a favorite for local families to come and enjoy! You’ll often find local kids playing after school and on the weekends.

  4. Santa Teresa

    This long, expansive beach is a beach lover and surfer’s paradise. Known for it’s great surfing waves, locals and tourists gather for day time fun and to catch the gorgeous sunset.

    What’s Cool: Surfing, surfing and more surfing!

  5. Mal Pais

    This once, small fishing village has become a popular surf destination. Small beach coves offer secluded hang out spaces and reef surfing.

    What’s Cool: Mal Pais does still have a traditional fishing community. Explore the old wooden boats and watch as the fisherman come in with fresh fish. Buy one straight off the boat!

  6. Manzanillo

    This rocky beach has a number of small tide pools to enjoy. On high tide, it can be nice for swimming. Many people come to enjoy the beautiful sunset colors.

    What’s Cool: Once a year in April, this beach hosts a sand castle competition!

  7. Playa Carmen

    Playa Carmen is the place to go if you want to sip a cocktail and watch the surfers. With a number of beach bars, restaurants and shops within walking distance, you’ll enjoy the sand, surf and local hang out spots.

    What’s Cool: Playa Carmen has an international vibe where many gather for the sunset and wave watching!

  8. Playa Hermosa

    Exactly as it sounds “Hermosa” is one of the most beautiful beaches around. Long flat, sandy stretches lined with palm trees. A favorite spot for surfing, tide pools and sunset watching!

    What’s Cool: Known for it’s long, rolling waves, it’s a perfect spot for beginning surfers.

  9. Playa Suecos

    A secluded beach tucked away. To reach the beach, you’ll need to wind your way through a jungle path. You’ll be rewarded with still tide pools and calm ocean waters.

    What’s Cool: Large rock formations and a beautiful sunset make for a perfect photo shoot location.

  10. Cabuya

    A remote fishing village, Cabuya has a number of rocky beaches to explore. Very undeveloped, you can explore rivers, tide pools and a couple of good surf spots.

    What’s Cool: On low tide, you can walk to an island cemetery in the middle of the ocean! Plan your trip with the low tide.

  11. Playa Tambor

    Located on Tambor Bay, you’ll find calm bay water that’s perfect for swimming, stand up paddle boarding, or kayaking. A great spot for families and friends to enjoy!

    What’s Cool: Keep your eyes open for Humpback whale sightings and Mahi Mahi.

  12. Playa Coyote

    A picturesque beach, Coyote is surrounded by mangroves, perfect for bird, crocodile and other wildlife sighting. The sand is fine and white and there’s a great surf spot!

    What’s Cool: Look out for a unique reef, perfect for snorkeling and surfing. Only accessible by walking.

  13. Piedra Colorada

    Located a 5 minute walk from Ylang Ylang, Piedra Colorada beach is where the mouth of a beautiful river, meets the ocean. It gets it’s name from the colorful stones and rocks you’ll find on this beach. The river often creates a beautiful pool for swimming. Hike up the river and you’ll find smaller swimming holes and waterfalls.

    What’s Cool: A long standing tradition at Piedra Colorada is to build a small sculpture with the colors stones. Leave your own mark with a colorful, creative work of art!

Where to Stay

Side view of private bungalow at the Ylang Ylang Beach Resort, Montezuma, Costa Rica

Ylang Ylang Beach Resort Long considered one of the most scenic resorts in Costa Rica, with beachfront rooms. For over 8 years we’ve received the Certificated of Excellence by TripAdvisor, and listed on leading travel publications including Fodor’s Choice.

Relax on our beach that is nestled between a rain forest teeming with exotic life. More adventurous travelers can explore the endless activities available including; surfing,scuba-diving, zip-lining, ATV, horseback riding and even trails through the jungle!


Book Your Next Vacation Today!

Top Beaches in Montezuma, Costa Rica | Mal Pais

Top Beaches in Montezuma, Costa Rica | Mal Pais

A true tropical oasis, Costa Rica has something to suit most everyone’s fancy. White sand beaches offer the perfect playground for children, families and couples. The palm tree lined coast allows ample shade from Costa Rica sunshine and floating in the blue ocean is the perfect way to unwind. Sit back, relax and imagine warm, tropical breezes tickling your skin as we take you on a tour of Costa Rica’s hottest beaches on the Nicoya Peninsula.

Mal Pais was once a small and remote fishing village that has become a popular surf and beach hang out. You’ll still see the fishing boats coming and going from the beach, but you’ll also see surfers in the early morning and families in the evening to watch the sunset. There are great waves and tide pools to enjoy, along with a soft sand beach.    

List of Beaches in Montezuma

  1. Playa Grande

    The 20 minute hike through jungle and beaches leads you to a long, flat and secluded stretch of beach. You’ll often feel as though you are on a private island. The long rolling waves are perfect for surfing, boogie boarding and swimming.

    What’s Cool: There is no road access to Playa Grande, so hiking in and out is your only option! This makes for a secluded and private beach getaway.

  2. Playa Cocalito

    The best way to reach Playa Cocalito is on horseback. The ride will take you through green jungle paths and long stretches of beach. Once you arrive, you’ll be met with clear blue waters, white sand, rock formations, a waterfall and a river to explore.

    What’s Cool: Playa Cocalito includes a waterfall! This is only one of 7 waterfalls in the world that drops into the ocean.

  3. Playa Las Manchas

    Las Manchas beach is easily accessible by car and might be one of the most picturesque beaches in the area. The clear turquoise water is mesmerizing and perfect for wading. There are many rock formations and tide pools, perfect for young families to enjoy.

    What’s Cool: Playa Las Manchas is a favorite for local families to come and enjoy! You’ll often find local kids playing after school and on the weekends.

  4. Santa Teresa

    This long, expansive beach is a beach lover and surfer’s paradise. Known for it’s great surfing waves, locals and tourists gather for day time fun and to catch the gorgeous sunset.

    What’s Cool: Surfing, surfing and more surfing!

  5. Mal Pais

    This once, small fishing village has become a popular surf destination. Small beach coves offer secluded hang out spaces and reef surfing.

    What’s Cool: Mal Pais does still have a traditional fishing community. Explore the old wooden boats and watch as the fisherman come in with fresh fish. Buy one straight off the boat!

  6. Manzanillo

    This rocky beach has a number of small tide pools to enjoy. On high tide, it can be nice for swimming. Many people come to enjoy the beautiful sunset colors.

    What’s Cool: Once a year in April, this beach hosts a sand castle competition!

  7. Playa Carmen

    Playa Carmen is the place to go if you want to sip a cocktail and watch the surfers. With a number of beach bars, restaurants and shops within walking distance, you’ll enjoy the sand, surf and local hang out spots.

    What’s Cool: Playa Carmen has an international vibe where many gather for the sunset and wave watching!

  8. Playa Hermosa

    Exactly as it sounds “Hermosa” is one of the most beautiful beaches around. Long flat, sandy stretches lined with palm trees. A favorite spot for surfing, tide pools and sunset watching!

    What’s Cool: Known for it’s long, rolling waves, it’s a perfect spot for beginning surfers.

  9. Playa Suecos

    A secluded beach tucked away. To reach the beach, you’ll need to wind your way through a jungle path. You’ll be rewarded with still tide pools and calm ocean waters.

    What’s Cool: Large rock formations and a beautiful sunset make for a perfect photo shoot location.

  10. Cabuya

    A remote fishing village, Cabuya has a number of rocky beaches to explore. Very undeveloped, you can explore rivers, tide pools and a couple of good surf spots.

    What’s Cool: On low tide, you can walk to an island cemetery in the middle of the ocean! Plan your trip with the low tide.

  11. Playa Tambor

    Located on Tambor Bay, you’ll find calm bay water that’s perfect for swimming, stand up paddle boarding, or kayaking. A great spot for families and friends to enjoy!

    What’s Cool: Keep your eyes open for Humpback whale sightings and Mahi Mahi.

  12. Playa Coyote

    A picturesque beach, Coyote is surrounded by mangroves, perfect for bird, crocodile and other wildlife sighting. The sand is fine and white and there’s a great surf spot!

    What’s Cool: Look out for a unique reef, perfect for snorkeling and surfing. Only accessible by walking.

  13. Piedra Colorada

    Located a 5 minute walk from Ylang Ylang, Piedra Colorada beach is where the mouth of a beautiful river, meets the ocean. It gets it’s name from the colorful stones and rocks you’ll find on this beach. The river often creates a beautiful pool for swimming. Hike up the river and you’ll find smaller swimming holes and waterfalls.

    What’s Cool: A long standing tradition at Piedra Colorada is to build a small sculpture with the colors stones. Leave your own mark with a colorful, creative work of art!

Where to Stay

Back massage at Spa Ylang Ylang, Montezuma, Costa Rica

Ylang Ylang Beach Resort Long considered one of the most scenic resorts in Costa Rica, with beachfront rooms. For over 8 years we’ve received the Certificated of Excellence by TripAdvisor, and listed on leading travel publications including Fodor’s Choice.

Relax on our beach that is nestled between a rain forest teeming with exotic life. More adventurous travelers can explore the endless activities available including; surfing,scuba-diving, zip-lining, ATV, horseback riding and even trails through the jungle!


Book Your Next Vacation Today!

Top Beaches in Montezuma, Costa Rica | Santa Teresa

Top Beaches in Montezuma, Costa Rica | Santa Teresa

A true tropical oasis, Costa Rica has something to suit most everyone’s fancy. White sand beaches offer the perfect playground for children, families and couples. The palm tree lined coast allows ample shade from Costa Rica sunshine and floating in the blue ocean is the perfect way to unwind. Sit back, relax and imagine warm, tropical breezes tickling your skin as we take you on a tour of Costa Rica’s hottest beaches on the Nicoya Peninsula.

Santa Teresa is known for it’s surfing and people come from all over the world to take advantage of the great waves. A popular beach for families, tourists and locals, everyone will enjoy the surf, sand and sun. A perfect place to explore and relax.

List of Beaches in Montezuma

  1. Playa Grande

    The 20 minute hike through jungle and beaches leads you to a long, flat and secluded stretch of beach. You’ll often feel as though you are on a private island. The long rolling waves are perfect for surfing, boogie boarding and swimming.

    What’s Cool: There is no road access to Playa Grande, so hiking in and out is your only option! This makes for a secluded and private beach getaway.

  2. Playa Cocalito

    The best way to reach Playa Cocalito is on horseback. The ride will take you through green jungle paths and long stretches of beach. Once you arrive, you’ll be met with clear blue waters, white sand, rock formations, a waterfall and a river to explore.

    What’s Cool: Playa Cocalito includes a waterfall! This is only one of 7 waterfalls in the world that drops into the ocean.

  3. Playa Las Manchas

    Las Manchas beach is easily accessible by car and might be one of the most picturesque beaches in the area. The clear turquoise water is mesmerizing and perfect for wading. There are many rock formations and tide pools, perfect for young families to enjoy.

    What’s Cool: Playa Las Manchas is a favorite for local families to come and enjoy! You’ll often find local kids playing after school and on the weekends.

  4. Santa Teresa

    This long, expansive beach is a beach lover and surfer’s paradise. Known for it’s great surfing waves, locals and tourists gather for day time fun and to catch the gorgeous sunset.

    What’s Cool: Surfing, surfing and more surfing!

  5. Mal Pais

    This once, small fishing village has become a popular surf destination. Small beach coves offer secluded hang out spaces and reef surfing.

    What’s Cool: Mal Pais does still have a traditional fishing community. Explore the old wooden boats and watch as the fisherman come in with fresh fish. Buy one straight off the boat!

  6. Manzanillo

    This rocky beach has a number of small tide pools to enjoy. On high tide, it can be nice for swimming. Many people come to enjoy the beautiful sunset colors.

    What’s Cool: Once a year in April, this beach hosts a sand castle competition!

  7. Playa Carmen

    Playa Carmen is the place to go if you want to sip a cocktail and watch the surfers. With a number of beach bars, restaurants and shops within walking distance, you’ll enjoy the sand, surf and local hang out spots.

    What’s Cool: Playa Carmen has an international vibe where many gather for the sunset and wave watching!

  8. Playa Hermosa

    Exactly as it sounds “Hermosa” is one of the most beautiful beaches around. Long flat, sandy stretches lined with palm trees. A favorite spot for surfing, tide pools and sunset watching!

    What’s Cool: Known for it’s long, rolling waves, it’s a perfect spot for beginning surfers.

  9. Playa Suecos

    A secluded beach tucked away. To reach the beach, you’ll need to wind your way through a jungle path. You’ll be rewarded with still tide pools and calm ocean waters.

    What’s Cool: Large rock formations and a beautiful sunset make for a perfect photo shoot location.

  10. Cabuya

    A remote fishing village, Cabuya has a number of rocky beaches to explore. Very undeveloped, you can explore rivers, tide pools and a couple of good surf spots.

    What’s Cool: On low tide, you can walk to an island cemetery in the middle of the ocean! Plan your trip with the low tide.

  11. Playa Tambor

    Located on Tambor Bay, you’ll find calm bay water that’s perfect for swimming, stand up paddle boarding, or kayaking. A great spot for families and friends to enjoy!

    What’s Cool: Keep your eyes open for Humpback whale sightings and Mahi Mahi.

  12. Playa Coyote

    A picturesque beach, Coyote is surrounded by mangroves, perfect for bird, crocodile and other wildlife sighting. The sand is fine and white and there’s a great surf spot!

    What’s Cool: Look out for a unique reef, perfect for snorkeling and surfing. Only accessible by walking.

  13. Piedra Colorada

    Located a 5 minute walk from Ylang Ylang, Piedra Colorada beach is where the mouth of a beautiful river, meets the ocean. It gets it’s name from the colorful stones and rocks you’ll find on this beach. The river often creates a beautiful pool for swimming. Hike up the river and you’ll find smaller swimming holes and waterfalls.

    What’s Cool: A long standing tradition at Piedra Colorada is to build a small sculpture with the colors stones. Leave your own mark with a colorful, creative work of art!

Where to Stay

View of the bed and bath in your private beach front bungalow at Ylang Ylang Beach Resort, Montezuma, Costa Rica

Ylang Ylang Beach Resort Long considered one of the most scenic resorts in Costa Rica, with beachfront rooms. For over 8 years we’ve received the Certificated of Excellence by TripAdvisor, and listed on leading travel publications including Fodor’s Choice.

Relax on our beach that is nestled between a rain forest teeming with exotic life. More adventurous travelers can explore the endless activities available including; surfing,scuba-diving, zip-lining, ATV, horseback riding and even trails through the jungle!


Book Your Next Vacation Today!

Top Beaches in Montezuma, Costa Rica | Playa Las Manchas

Top Beaches in Montezuma, Costa Rica | Playa Las Manchas

A true tropical oasis, Costa Rica has something to suit most everyone’s fancy. White sand beaches offer the perfect playground for children, families and couples. The palm tree lined coast allows ample shade from Costa Rica sunshine and floating in the blue ocean is the perfect way to unwind. Sit back, relax and imagine warm, tropical breezes tickling your skin as we take you on a tour of Costa Rica’s hottest beaches on the Nicoya Peninsula.

Playa Las Manchas is a picturesque beach on the outskirts of Montezuma. A favorite spot for locals due to it’s clear, turquoise waters, calm tide pools, and white sand beach. The water is perfect for wading in and cooling down and the tree lined beach is perfect to enjoy the sun or shade.

List of Beaches in Montezuma

  1. Playa Grande

    The 20 minute hike through jungle and beaches leads you to a long, flat and secluded stretch of beach. You’ll often feel as though you are on a private island. The long rolling waves are perfect for surfing, boogie boarding and swimming.

    What’s Cool: There is no road access to Playa Grande, so hiking in and out is your only option! This makes for a secluded and private beach getaway.

  2. Playa Cocalito

    The best way to reach Playa Cocalito is on horseback. The ride will take you through green jungle paths and long stretches of beach. Once you arrive, you’ll be met with clear blue waters, white sand, rock formations, a waterfall and a river to explore.

    What’s Cool: Playa Cocalito includes a waterfall! This is only one of 7 waterfalls in the world that drops into the ocean.

  3. Playa Las Manchas

    Las Manchas beach is easily accessible by car and might be one of the most picturesque beaches in the area. The clear turquoise water is mesmerizing and perfect for wading. There are many rock formations and tide pools, perfect for young families to enjoy.

    What’s Cool: Playa Las Manchas is a favorite for local families to come and enjoy! You’ll often find local kids playing after school and on the weekends.

  4. Santa Teresa

    This long, expansive beach is a beach lover and surfer’s paradise. Known for it’s great surfing waves, locals and tourists gather for day time fun and to catch the gorgeous sunset.

    What’s Cool: Surfing, surfing and more surfing!

  5. Mal Pais

    This once, small fishing village has become a popular surf destination. Small beach coves offer secluded hang out spaces and reef surfing.

    What’s Cool: Mal Pais does still have a traditional fishing community. Explore the old wooden boats and watch as the fisherman come in with fresh fish. Buy one straight off the boat!

  6. Manzanillo

    This rocky beach has a number of small tide pools to enjoy. On high tide, it can be nice for swimming. Many people come to enjoy the beautiful sunset colors.

    What’s Cool: Once a year in April, this beach hosts a sand castle competition!

  7. Playa Carmen

    Playa Carmen is the place to go if you want to sip a cocktail and watch the surfers. With a number of beach bars, restaurants and shops within walking distance, you’ll enjoy the sand, surf and local hang out spots.

    What’s Cool: Playa Carmen has an international vibe where many gather for the sunset and wave watching!

  8. Playa Hermosa

    Exactly as it sounds “Hermosa” is one of the most beautiful beaches around. Long flat, sandy stretches lined with palm trees. A favorite spot for surfing, tide pools and sunset watching!

    What’s Cool: Known for it’s long, rolling waves, it’s a perfect spot for beginning surfers.

  9. Playa Suecos

    A secluded beach tucked away. To reach the beach, you’ll need to wind your way through a jungle path. You’ll be rewarded with still tide pools and calm ocean waters.

    What’s Cool: Large rock formations and a beautiful sunset make for a perfect photo shoot location.

  10. Cabuya

    A remote fishing village, Cabuya has a number of rocky beaches to explore. Very undeveloped, you can explore rivers, tide pools and a couple of good surf spots.

    What’s Cool: On low tide, you can walk to an island cemetery in the middle of the ocean! Plan your trip with the low tide.

  11. Playa Tambor

    Located on Tambor Bay, you’ll find calm bay water that’s perfect for swimming, stand up paddle boarding, or kayaking. A great spot for families and friends to enjoy!

    What’s Cool: Keep your eyes open for Humpback whale sightings and Mahi Mahi.

  12. Playa Coyote

    A picturesque beach, Coyote is surrounded by mangroves, perfect for bird, crocodile and other wildlife sighting. The sand is fine and white and there’s a great surf spot!

    What’s Cool: Look out for a unique reef, perfect for snorkeling and surfing. Only accessible by walking.

  13. Piedra Colorada

    Located a 5 minute walk from Ylang Ylang, Piedra Colorada beach is where the mouth of a beautiful river, meets the ocean. It gets it’s name from the colorful stones and rocks you’ll find on this beach. The river often creates a beautiful pool for swimming. Hike up the river and you’ll find smaller swimming holes and waterfalls.

    What’s Cool: A long standing tradition at Piedra Colorada is to build a small sculpture with the colors stones. Leave your own mark with a colorful, creative work of art!

Where to Stay

Beach front bungalow at Ylang Ylang Beach Resort, Montezuma, Costa Rica

Ylang Ylang Beach Resort Long considered one of the most scenic resorts in Costa Rica, with beachfront rooms. For over 8 years we’ve received the Certificated of Excellence by TripAdvisor, and listed on leading travel publications including Fodor’s Choice.

Relax on our beach that is nestled between a rain forest teeming with exotic life. More adventurous travelers can explore the endless activities available including; surfing,scuba-diving, zip-lining, ATV, horseback riding and even trails through the jungle!


Book Your Next Vacation Today!

Top Beaches in Montezuma, Costa Rica | Playa Cocalito

Top Beaches in Montezuma, Costa Rica | Playa Cocalito

A true tropical oasis, Costa Rica has something to suit most everyone’s fancy. White sand beaches offer the perfect playground for children, families and couples. The palm tree lined coast allows ample shade from Costa Rica sunshine and floating in the blue ocean is the perfect way to unwind. Sit back, relax and imagine warm, tropical breezes tickling your skin as we take you on a tour of Costa Rica’s hottest beaches on the Nicoya Peninsula.

Playa Cocalito is an exciting hike through jungles, beaches and rivers and is very enjoyable to do on horseback. The white sand beach and clear blue waters are only part of the beauty, the real magic is the waterfall that drops from the river into the ocean, 10 meters below. This is one of only 7 waterfalls in the world that drop into the ocean.

List of Beaches in Montezuma

  1. Playa Grande

    The 20 minute hike through jungle and beaches leads you to a long, flat and secluded stretch of beach. You’ll often feel as though you are on a private island. The long rolling waves are perfect for surfing, boogie boarding and swimming.

    What’s Cool: There is no road access to Playa Grande, so hiking in and out is your only option! This makes for a secluded and private beach getaway.

  2. Playa Cocalito

    The best way to reach Playa Cocalito is on horseback. The ride will take you through green jungle paths and long stretches of beach. Once you arrive, you’ll be met with clear blue waters, white sand, rock formations, a waterfall and a river to explore.

    What’s Cool: Playa Cocalito includes a waterfall! This is only one of 7 waterfalls in the world that drops into the ocean.

  3. Playa Las Manchas

    Las Manchas beach is easily accessible by car and might be one of the most picturesque beaches in the area. The clear turquoise water is mesmerizing and perfect for wading. There are many rock formations and tide pools, perfect for young families to enjoy.

    What’s Cool: Playa Las Manchas is a favorite for local families to come and enjoy! You’ll often find local kids playing after school and on the weekends.

  4. Santa Teresa

    This long, expansive beach is a beach lover and surfer’s paradise. Known for it’s great surfing waves, locals and tourists gather for day time fun and to catch the gorgeous sunset.

    What’s Cool: Surfing, surfing and more surfing!

  5. Mal Pais

    This once, small fishing village has become a popular surf destination. Small beach coves offer secluded hang out spaces and reef surfing.

    What’s Cool: Mal Pais does still have a traditional fishing community. Explore the old wooden boats and watch as the fisherman come in with fresh fish. Buy one straight off the boat!

  6. Manzanillo

    This rocky beach has a number of small tide pools to enjoy. On high tide, it can be nice for swimming. Many people come to enjoy the beautiful sunset colors.

    What’s Cool: Once a year in April, this beach hosts a sand castle competition!

  7. Playa Carmen

    Playa Carmen is the place to go if you want to sip a cocktail and watch the surfers. With a number of beach bars, restaurants and shops within walking distance, you’ll enjoy the sand, surf and local hang out spots.

    What’s Cool: Playa Carmen has an international vibe where many gather for the sunset and wave watching!

  8. Playa Hermosa

    Exactly as it sounds “Hermosa” is one of the most beautiful beaches around. Long flat, sandy stretches lined with palm trees. A favorite spot for surfing, tide pools and sunset watching!

    What’s Cool: Known for it’s long, rolling waves, it’s a perfect spot for beginning surfers.

  9. Playa Suecos

    A secluded beach tucked away. To reach the beach, you’ll need to wind your way through a jungle path. You’ll be rewarded with still tide pools and calm ocean waters.

    What’s Cool: Large rock formations and a beautiful sunset make for a perfect photo shoot location.

  10. Cabuya

    A remote fishing village, Cabuya has a number of rocky beaches to explore. Very undeveloped, you can explore rivers, tide pools and a couple of good surf spots.

    What’s Cool: On low tide, you can walk to an island cemetery in the middle of the ocean! Plan your trip with the low tide.

  11. Playa Tambor

    Located on Tambor Bay, you’ll find calm bay water that’s perfect for swimming, stand up paddle boarding, or kayaking. A great spot for families and friends to enjoy!

    What’s Cool: Keep your eyes open for Humpback whale sightings and Mahi Mahi.

  12. Playa Coyote

    A picturesque beach, Coyote is surrounded by mangroves, perfect for bird, crocodile and other wildlife sighting. The sand is fine and white and there’s a great surf spot!

    What’s Cool: Look out for a unique reef, perfect for snorkeling and surfing. Only accessible by walking.

  13. Piedra Colorada

    Located a 5 minute walk from Ylang Ylang, Piedra Colorada beach is where the mouth of a beautiful river, meets the ocean. It gets it’s name from the colorful stones and rocks you’ll find on this beach. The river often creates a beautiful pool for swimming. Hike up the river and you’ll find smaller swimming holes and waterfalls.

    What’s Cool: A long standing tradition at Piedra Colorada is to build a small sculpture with the colors stones. Leave your own mark with a colorful, creative work of art!

Where to Stay

Close up of a hammock on the grounds of the Ylang Ylang Beach Resort in Montezuma, Costa Rica

Ylang Ylang Beach Resort Long considered one of the most scenic resorts in Costa Rica, with beachfront rooms. For over 8 years we’ve received the Certificated of Excellence by TripAdvisor, and listed on leading travel publications including Fodor’s Choice.

Relax on our beach that is nestled between a rain forest teeming with exotic life. More adventurous travelers can explore the endless activities available including; surfing,scuba-diving, zip-lining, ATV, horseback riding and even trails through the jungle!


Book Your Next Vacation Today!

Top Beaches in Montezuma, Costa Rica | Playa Grande

Top Beaches in Montezuma, Costa Rica | Playa Grande

A true tropical oasis, Costa Rica has something to suit most everyone’s fancy. White sand beaches offer the perfect playground for children, families and couples. The palm tree lined coast allows ample shade from Costa Rica sunshine and floating in the blue ocean is the perfect way to unwind. Sit back, relax and imagine warm, tropical breezes tickling your skin as we take you on a tour of Costa Rica’s hottest beaches on the Nicoya Peninsula.

Playa Grande is one of the most spectacular beaches in Montezuma. This remote and secluded beach has no road access, so hiking in and out along jungle paths and beaches, is your only option to reach this expansive beach. Playa Grande has long rolling waves, perfect for surfing (both beginners and intermediate surfers), boogie boarding or swimming. The beach is lined with lush tropical forest and provides ample shade for resting.

List of Beaches in Montezuma

  1. Playa Grande

    The 20 minute hike through jungle and beaches leads you to a long, flat and secluded stretch of beach. You’ll often feel as though you are on a private island. The long rolling waves are perfect for surfing, boogie boarding and swimming.

    What’s Cool: There is no road access to Playa Grande, so hiking in and out is your only option! This makes for a secluded and private beach getaway.

  2. Playa Cocalito

    The best way to reach Playa Cocalito is on horseback. The ride will take you through green jungle paths and long stretches of beach. Once you arrive, you’ll be met with clear blue waters, white sand, rock formations, a waterfall and a river to explore.

    What’s Cool: Playa Cocalito includes a waterfall! This is only one of 7 waterfalls in the world that drops into the ocean.

  3. Playa Las Manchas

    Las Manchas beach is easily accessible by car and might be one of the most picturesque beaches in the area. The clear turquoise water is mesmerizing and perfect for wading. There are many rock formations and tide pools, perfect for young families to enjoy.

    What’s Cool: Playa Las Manchas is a favorite for local families to come and enjoy! You’ll often find local kids playing after school and on the weekends.

  4. Santa Teresa

    This long, expansive beach is a beach lover and surfer’s paradise. Known for it’s great surfing waves, locals and tourists gather for day time fun and to catch the gorgeous sunset.

    What’s Cool: Surfing, surfing and more surfing!

  5. Mal Pais

    This once, small fishing village has become a popular surf destination. Small beach coves offer secluded hang out spaces and reef surfing.

    What’s Cool: Mal Pais does still have a traditional fishing community. Explore the old wooden boats and watch as the fisherman come in with fresh fish. Buy one straight off the boat!

  6. Manzanillo

    This rocky beach has a number of small tide pools to enjoy. On high tide, it can be nice for swimming. Many people come to enjoy the beautiful sunset colors.

    What’s Cool: Once a year in April, this beach hosts a sand castle competition!

  7. Playa Carmen

    Playa Carmen is the place to go if you want to sip a cocktail and watch the surfers. With a number of beach bars, restaurants and shops within walking distance, you’ll enjoy the sand, surf and local hang out spots.

    What’s Cool: Playa Carmen has an international vibe where many gather for the sunset and wave watching!

  8. Playa Hermosa

    Exactly as it sounds “Hermosa” is one of the most beautiful beaches around. Long flat, sandy stretches lined with palm trees. A favorite spot for surfing, tide pools and sunset watching!

    What’s Cool: Known for it’s long, rolling waves, it’s a perfect spot for beginning surfers.

  9. Playa Suecos

    A secluded beach tucked away. To reach the beach, you’ll need to wind your way through a jungle path. You’ll be rewarded with still tide pools and calm ocean waters.

    What’s Cool: Large rock formations and a beautiful sunset make for a perfect photo shoot location.

  10. Cabuya

    A remote fishing village, Cabuya has a number of rocky beaches to explore. Very undeveloped, you can explore rivers, tide pools and a couple of good surf spots.

    What’s Cool: On low tide, you can walk to an island cemetery in the middle of the ocean! Plan your trip with the low tide.

  11. Playa Tambor

    Located on Tambor Bay, you’ll find calm bay water that’s perfect for swimming, stand up paddle boarding, or kayaking. A great spot for families and friends to enjoy!

    What’s Cool: Keep your eyes open for Humpback whale sightings and Mahi Mahi.

  12. Playa Coyote

    A picturesque beach, Coyote is surrounded by mangroves, perfect for bird, crocodile and other wildlife sighting. The sand is fine and white and there’s a great surf spot!

    What’s Cool: Look out for a unique reef, perfect for snorkeling and surfing. Only accessible by walking.

  13. Piedra Colorada

    Located a 5 minute walk from Ylang Ylang, Piedra Colorada beach is where the mouth of a beautiful river, meets the ocean. It gets it’s name from the colorful stones and rocks you’ll find on this beach. The river often creates a beautiful pool for swimming. Hike up the river and you’ll find smaller swimming holes and waterfalls.

    What’s Cool: A long standing tradition at Piedra Colorada is to build a small sculpture with the colors stones. Leave your own mark with a colorful, creative work of art!

Where to Stay

Private bungalow at the Ylang Ylang Beach Resort, Montezuma, Costa Rica

Ylang Ylang Beach Resort Long considered one of the most scenic resorts in Costa Rica, with beachfront rooms. For over 8 years we’ve received the Certificated of Excellence by TripAdvisor, and listed on leading travel publications including Fodor’s Choice.

Relax on our beach that is nestled between a rain forest teeming with exotic life. More adventurous travelers can explore the endless activities available including; surfing,scuba-diving, zip-lining, ATV, horseback riding and even trails through the jungle!


Book Your Next Vacation Today!

Top Beaches in Montezuma, Costa Rica | Piedra Colorada

Top Beaches in Montezuma, Costa Rica | Piedra Colorada

A true tropical oasis, Costa Rica has something to suit most everyone’s fancy. White sand beaches offer the perfect playground for children, families and couples. The palm tree lined coast allows ample shade from Costa Rica sunshine and floating in the blue ocean is the perfect way to unwind. Sit back, relax and imagine warm, tropical breezes tickling your skin as we take you on a tour of Costa Rica’s hottest beaches on the Nicoya Peninsula.

At Piedra Colorada find a colorful stone beach with the mouth of the river flowing into the ocean. The river is ever changing, but often creates a large, beautiful pool for swimming. Hiking further up the river, you’ll find small waterfalls, smaller swimming pools and lots of wildlife. Piedra Colorada beach is also know for it’s colorful stone sculptures, visitors passing through are welcome to create their own colorful stone and rock sculpture to add to the collection. This is a great beach for families and kids to enjoy the river and swimming pools!

List of Beaches in Montezuma

  1. Playa Grande

    The 20 minute hike through jungle and beaches leads you to a long, flat and secluded stretch of beach. You’ll often feel as though you are on a private island. The long rolling waves are perfect for surfing, boogie boarding and swimming.

    What’s Cool: There is no road access to Playa Grande, so hiking in and out is your only option! This makes for a secluded and private beach getaway.

  2. Playa Cocalito

    The best way to reach Playa Cocalito is on horseback. The ride will take you through green jungle paths and long stretches of beach. Once you arrive, you’ll be met with clear blue waters, white sand, rock formations, a waterfall and a river to explore.

    What’s Cool: Playa Cocalito includes a waterfall! This is only one of 7 waterfalls in the world that drops into the ocean.

  3. Playa Las Manchas

    Las Manchas beach is easily accessible by car and might be one of the most picturesque beaches in the area. The clear turquoise water is mesmerizing and perfect for wading. There are many rock formations and tide pools, perfect for young families to enjoy.

    What’s Cool: Playa Las Manchas is a favorite for local families to come and enjoy! You’ll often find local kids playing after school and on the weekends.

  4. Santa Teresa

    This long, expansive beach is a beach lover and surfer’s paradise. Known for it’s great surfing waves, locals and tourists gather for day time fun and to catch the gorgeous sunset.

    What’s Cool: Surfing, surfing and more surfing!

  5. Mal Pais

    This once, small fishing village has become a popular surf destination. Small beach coves offer secluded hang out spaces and reef surfing.

    What’s Cool: Mal Pais does still have a traditional fishing community. Explore the old wooden boats and watch as the fisherman come in with fresh fish. Buy one straight off the boat!

  6. Manzanillo

    This rocky beach has a number of small tide pools to enjoy. On high tide, it can be nice for swimming. Many people come to enjoy the beautiful sunset colors.

    What’s Cool: Once a year in April, this beach hosts a sand castle competition!

  7. Playa Carmen

    Playa Carmen is the place to go if you want to sip a cocktail and watch the surfers. With a number of beach bars, restaurants and shops within walking distance, you’ll enjoy the sand, surf and local hang out spots.

    What’s Cool: Playa Carmen has an international vibe where many gather for the sunset and wave watching!

  8. Playa Hermosa

    Exactly as it sounds “Hermosa” is one of the most beautiful beaches around. Long flat, sandy stretches lined with palm trees. A favorite spot for surfing, tide pools and sunset watching!

    What’s Cool: Known for it’s long, rolling waves, it’s a perfect spot for beginning surfers.

  9. Playa Suecos

    A secluded beach tucked away. To reach the beach, you’ll need to wind your way through a jungle path. You’ll be rewarded with still tide pools and calm ocean waters.

    What’s Cool: Large rock formations and a beautiful sunset make for a perfect photo shoot location.

  10. Cabuya

    A remote fishing village, Cabuya has a number of rocky beaches to explore. Very undeveloped, you can explore rivers, tide pools and a couple of good surf spots.

    What’s Cool: On low tide, you can walk to an island cemetery in the middle of the ocean! Plan your trip with the low tide.

  11. Playa Tambor

    Located on Tambor Bay, you’ll find calm bay water that’s perfect for swimming, stand up paddle boarding, or kayaking. A great spot for families and friends to enjoy!

    What’s Cool: Keep your eyes open for Humpback whale sightings and Mahi Mahi.

  12. Playa Coyote

    A picturesque beach, Coyote is surrounded by mangroves, perfect for bird, crocodile and other wildlife sighting. The sand is fine and white and there’s a great surf spot!

    What’s Cool: Look out for a unique reef, perfect for snorkeling and surfing. Only accessible by walking.

  13. Piedra Colorada

    Located a 5 minute walk from Ylang Ylang, Piedra Colorada beach is where the mouth of a beautiful river, meets the ocean. It gets it’s name from the colorful stones and rocks you’ll find on this beach. The river often creates a beautiful pool for swimming. Hike up the river and you’ll find smaller swimming holes and waterfalls.

    What’s Cool: A long standing tradition at Piedra Colorada is to build a small sculpture with the colors stones. Leave your own mark with a colorful, creative work of art!

Where to Stay

Front of the luxury tent cabin at the Ylang Ylang Beach Resort, Montezuma, Costa Rica

Ylang Ylang Beach Resort Long considered one of the most scenic resorts in Costa Rica, with beachfront rooms. For over 8 years we’ve received the Certificated of Excellence by TripAdvisor, and listed on leading travel publications including Fodor’s Choice.

Relax on our beach that is nestled between a rain forest teeming with exotic life. More adventurous travelers can explore the endless activities available including; surfing,scuba-diving, zip-lining, ATV, horseback riding and even trails through the jungle!


Book Your Next Vacation Today!

Top Beaches in Montezuma, Costa Rica

Top Beaches in Montezuma, Costa Rica

A true tropical oasis, Costa Rica has something to suit most everyone’s fancy. White sand beaches offer the perfect playground for children, families and couples. The palm tree lined coast allows ample shade from Costa Rica sunshine and floating in the blue ocean is the perfect way to unwind. Sit back, relax and imagine warm, tropical breezes tickling your skin as we take you on a tour of Costa Rica’s hottest beaches on the Nicoya Peninsula.

List of Beaches in Montezuma

  1. Playa Grande

    The 20 minute hike through jungle and beaches leads you to a long, flat and secluded stretch of beach. You’ll often feel as though you are on a private island. The long rolling waves are perfect for surfing, boogie boarding and swimming.

    What’s Cool: There is no road access to Playa Grande, so hiking in and out is your only option! This makes for a secluded and private beach getaway.

  2. Playa Cocalito

    The best way to reach Playa Cocalito is on horseback. The ride will take you through green jungle paths and long stretches of beach. Once you arrive, you’ll be met with clear blue waters, white sand, rock formations, a waterfall and a river to explore.

    What’s Cool: Playa Cocalito includes a waterfall! This is only one of 7 waterfalls in the world that drops into the ocean.

  3. Playa Las Manchas

    Las Manchas beach is easily accessible by car and might be one of the most picturesque beaches in the area. The clear turquoise water is mesmerizing and perfect for wading. There are many rock formations and tide pools, perfect for young families to enjoy.

    What’s Cool: Playa Las Manchas is a favorite for local families to come and enjoy! You’ll often find local kids playing after school and on the weekends.

  4. Santa Teresa

    This long, expansive beach is a beach lover and surfer’s paradise. Known for it’s great surfing waves, locals and tourists gather for day time fun and to catch the gorgeous sunset.

    What’s Cool: Surfing, surfing and more surfing!

  5. Mal Pais

    This once, small fishing village has become a popular surf destination. Small beach coves offer secluded hang out spaces and reef surfing.

    What’s Cool: Mal Pais does still have a traditional fishing community. Explore the old wooden boats and watch as the fisherman come in with fresh fish. Buy one straight off the boat!

  6. Manzanillo

    This rocky beach has a number of small tide pools to enjoy. On high tide, it can be nice for swimming. Many people come to enjoy the beautiful sunset colors.

    What’s Cool: Once a year in April, this beach hosts a sand castle competition!

  7. Playa Carmen

    Playa Carmen is the place to go if you want to sip a cocktail and watch the surfers. With a number of beach bars, restaurants and shops within walking distance, you’ll enjoy the sand, surf and local hang out spots.

    What’s Cool: Playa Carmen has an international vibe where many gather for the sunset and wave watching!

  8. Playa Hermosa

    Exactly as it sounds “Hermosa” is one of the most beautiful beaches around. Long flat, sandy stretches lined with palm trees. A favorite spot for surfing, tide pools and sunset watching!

    What’s Cool: Known for it’s long, rolling waves, it’s a perfect spot for beginning surfers.

  9. Playa Suecos

    A secluded beach tucked away. To reach the beach, you’ll need to wind your way through a jungle path. You’ll be rewarded with still tide pools and calm ocean waters.

    What’s Cool: Large rock formations and a beautiful sunset make for a perfect photo shoot location.

  10. Cabuya

    A remote fishing village, Cabuya has a number of rocky beaches to explore. Very undeveloped, you can explore rivers, tide pools and a couple of good surf spots.

    What’s Cool: On low tide, you can walk to an island cemetery in the middle of the ocean! Plan your trip with the low tide.

  11. Playa Tambor

    Located on Tambor Bay, you’ll find calm bay water that’s perfect for swimming, stand up paddle boarding, or kayaking. A great spot for families and friends to enjoy!

    What’s Cool: Keep your eyes open for Humpback whale sightings and Mahi Mahi.

  12. Playa Coyote

    A picturesque beach, Coyote is surrounded by mangroves, perfect for bird, crocodile and other wildlife sighting. The sand is fine and white and there’s a great surf spot!

    What’s Cool: Look out for a unique reef, perfect for snorkeling and surfing. Only accessible by walking.

  13. Piedra Colorada

    Located a 5 minute walk from Ylang Ylang, Piedra Colorada beach is where the mouth of a beautiful river, meets the ocean. It gets it’s name from the colorful stones and rocks you’ll find on this beach. The river often creates a beautiful pool for swimming. Hike up the river and you’ll find smaller swimming holes and waterfalls.

    What’s Cool: A long standing tradition at Piedra Colorada is to build a small sculpture with the colors stones. Leave your own mark with a colorful, creative work of art!

Where to Stay

Ocean view from Beach Front Bungalow Costa Rica Hotel

Ylang Ylang Beach Resort Long considered one of the most scenic resorts in Costa Rica, with beachfront rooms. For over 8 years we’ve received the Certificated of Excellence by TripAdvisor, and listed on leading travel publications including Fodor’s Choice.

Relax on our beach that is nestled between a rain forest teeming with exotic life. More adventurous travelers can explore the endless activities available including; surfing,scuba-diving, zip-lining, ATV, horseback riding and even trails through the jungle!


Book Your Next Vacation Today!

Relaxing Vacation to a Costa Rica boutique hotel

Planning the perfect, relaxing vacation takes time and some serious thought. You want to map out all of the details, ahead of time, so that upon your arrival, all you have to do is relax and enjoy. Keep the following tips in mind when planning your ideal vacation:

  •  Choose a destination that is conducive to relaxation – If you place yourself smack dab in the middle of a busy city, you will be less likely to have a relaxing visit. Instead, choose a location like Ylang Ylang – nestled in the natural surroundings of Costa Rica, secluded and private, with a variety of relaxing activities.
  • Plan your activities accordingly – Choose activities that will keep you in a relaxed, calm state of mind. For instance, skydiving, while exciting and fun, is an adrenaline rush – you are not going to be calm and relaxed after falling from the sky. Here at the Ylang Ylang resort, you can enjoy a day at the spa or a relaxing yoga session on the beach.
  • Accommodations are part of the deal – Choose a resort that offers soothing accommodations — perfect for rest and relaxation. We offer a variety of accommodations, including luxury suites and bungalows.

What the Ylang Ylang Costa Rica Offers

If you are searching for the perfect place to spend your vacation, search no more – you have arrived. The Ylang Ylang Costa Rica resort is one of the best vacation destinations in the world. Here at the Ylang Ylang, we offer much more than just a room with a view. You can enjoy a myriad of activities and amenities, including:

  •  Moonlit dinners on the beach
  • Spa treatments
  • Yoga classes on the beach
  • Fabulous cuisine
  • Rooms or private bungalows
  • Honeymoon and wedding packages
  • A private and secluded location
  • Breathtaking scenery and environment
  • Reasonable distance from Montezuma

With so many benefits (and even more not listed above), there is no reason why you should even consider staying anywhere else. The Ylang Ylang strives to provide each of our guests with a memorable vacation experience. You can enjoy the beauty that is Costa Rica from a beach resort nestled in native surroundings. All you have to do is arrive – we will take care of the rest for you.

Choosing the right beach resort in Costa Rica

Finding a hotel resort for your vacation is essential to planning the perfect getaway. Without the right accommodations, you will never enjoy your time away. You want a location that you love — one where you feel comfortable and at home.

A cheap, dirty room in a discount hotel is not exactly the place to go for a relaxing vacation. Instead, choose a place like Ylang Ylang. We offer some of the finest accommodations in Costa Rica – and we also offer several rooms and packages to ensure that there is an affordable option for everyone.

Ylang Ylang is located in a private, secluded area of Costa Rica. However, do not let the seclusion fool you. We offer seclusion for relaxation and restoration of the mind, body, and spirit.

Yet, we are close enough to Montezuma that you never have to worry about being bored. Between our beaches and special activities – beach dining, yoga and spa treatments – and what the city offers, you will never be at a loss for an activity. Enjoy the calm, tranquil environment of our resort and the lights and sounds of the city – all in one trip.

Ylang Ylang – #1 Destination in Montezuma For Costa Rica Weddings

a traditional costa rica wedding ceremony by the sea in montezuma

A Costa Rica wedding at Ylang Ylang provides an idyllic setting for your nuptials. Many couples come from Canada, the United States and Great Britain to be married in Cost Rica. Thea and Ryan from Alberta, Canada were married at the Ylang Ylang on February 13 of this year. Thirty-two friends and family members came along to celebrate with them.

They chose a wedding package that included a champagne toast for the bride as she and her bridesmaids had their hair primped by a local hairdresser. Their flowers included beautiful tropical bouquets, boutonnieres, floral crowns and table center pieces. Their ceremony was held at the beach with the bride and groom beneath a driftwood arch also adorned with tropical flowers.

Ylang Ylang also provided the ordained minister for the ceremony. This was followed by many congratulations at the cocktail hour with open bar, appetizers and music. Thea and Ryan’s buffet wedding feast culminated with a two-layer carrot caress cake. The DJ kept all the guests dancing during the reception and the evening ended with family and friends in front of a large beach bonfire.

Had my wedding here. Emma and the staff were absolutely amazing. I felt like a movie star every day waking up to these views in the jungle around me. The wedding was better than anything I thought I wanted.

I will cherish these memories forever. Food was five-star gourmet staff treats you like family. We stayed in Coco Joe’s, it has a walkway to the beach and in the loft and porch you can see the best views.

The loft windows open up above the bed and you wake up to the ocean absolutely amazing! The wedding reception And bonfire on the beach is something I will never forget!

The amount of exotic animals you see is awesome! I will be back!

Melissa Sheneman

flower petal walkway on sand toward the ocean for your costa rica wedding ceremony

If you’re wondering, “Can I get married in Costa Rica?” The answer is “of course!” The knowledgeable staff at the Ylang Ylang have been planning Costa Rica weddings for decades.

Not only will they answer all your questions and cater to your every whim, they’ll be sure to let you know all the paperwork you need to bring.


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The Ylang Ylang Beach Resort provides full service wedding packages for every taste and budget. Everything you need is available including the minister, photographer, florist, hair dresser, entertainment and much much more.

Of course no wedding would be complete without food.

The sumptuous wedding buffets at the Ylang Ylang include local fresh fish and chicken, a myriad of organic vegetables and desserts made on the premises, this incredible prepared food is prepared fresh and served elegantly to your wedding party.

See more on our press release here.

 

A Family Beach Resort in Costa Rica

View of the Ylang Ylang Beach Resort and Spa in Montezuma, Costa Rica

Ylang Ylang, one of the most unforgettable resorts in Costa Rica, beachside, peaceful, private, and is a journey you will never forget now celebrating its 29th year with 2 generations of family running it successfully.

If you have been thinking about tropical beach resorts in Costa Rica as a vacation destination, think no more – the Ylang Ylang is waiting for you! Here at this 3 star luxurious and relaxed, kick back beach resort, you can enjoy a myriad of activities, amenities and 5 star service, unlike anything you have ever experienced.

The founders of Ylang Ylang, Lenny and Patricia Iacono, acquired this beachfront property in the late 1970s and made a living selling dried fruit. They opened a health food restaurant, Sano Banano Hotel and Restaurant in the center of Montezuma.

Over time, the family developed the tropical beach front resort that was destined to be the Ylang Ylang. The Iaconos envisioned a stunning oasis for family, friends and partners to enjoy the natural beauty of Costa Rica. They more than succeeded in creating a secluded yet nurturing and relaxing environment.

The hotel and bungalows opened in 1989. In early 2004, founders Lenny and Patricia changed the name to Ylang Ylang Beach Resort, after the aromatic Indonesian flower that dots the resort grounds.

Family photo on the private beach at the Ylang Ylang Beach Resort and Spa, Montezuma, Costa Rica

Picture it – a warm breeze gently ruffling your tablecloth as you relish fine cuisine at a candlelit table on the white, sandy beach. Imagine the relaxation and revitalization your body will feel after a soothing massage or a calming yoga session.

You can enjoy walks through the native environment watching the creatures in their natural habitats – the wild is literally outside of your door! Our jungle suites and private bungalows offer comfort and luxury that is unmatched for a Costa Rican vacation you will remember for the rest of your life.


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The Ylang Ylang Beach Resort has been a family-owned and operated business for two generations. It's considered one of the best resorts in Costa Rica. The resort opened in 2004 when the Iacono family renamed their pristine beach front property Ylang Ylang.

The Iaconos have created a treasured, green sanctuary that's visited by travelers from all over the globe.To learn more about this stunning, self-sustaining tropical beach front resort in Costa Rica, visit https://www.ylangylangbeachresort.com/.

 

One of the Ideal Hotels in Costa Rica

As you plan your Costa Rican vacation, the first detail you need to address is your accommodations. There are many hotels in Costa Rica, which can make the decision a bit overwhelming. If you are not familiar with Costa Rica, you could end up selecting a hotel that is not in an ideal location. It is essential that you research your hotel accommodations before reserving your room.

The Ylang Ylang Beach Resort is an ideal choice for anyone wishing to enjoy Costa Rica as it was meant to be experienced – immersed in the natural surroundings. Costa Rica is one of the most beautiful destinations in the world. Staying within the hustle and bustle of a city will not give you the “true” experience of this extraordinary country.

The Ylang Ylang is located in a secluded area of Costa Rica, nestled within the lavish, native greenery. Here, you can enjoy the natural beauty of Costa Rica. What makes the Ylang Ylang an ideal destination is that it is also located close enough to Montezuma that you can enjoy city life without sacrificing the splendor of the undisturbed Costa Rican environment.

Things to Look for in a Beach Resort in Costa Rica

When you visit Costa Rica, you have two choices: stay in a hotel within a city or find a resort on the beach. This decision is entirely up to you. If you want a busier, activity-filled vacation, you may want to stay in a city. If you want a more relaxed, calming vacation, a beach resort may be the best choice. If you are looking for a beach resort in Costa Rica, there are few factors to keep in mind:

  •  Location – choose a beach resort that has the atmosphere you crave – seclusion and relaxation – but also is within a reasonable distance of a city. That way, if you decide you need a little more action, you can find it without traveling for hours.
  • Accommodations – choose a resort that offers several forms of accommodations. Here at the Ylang Ylang, we offer rooms and private bungalows. You can easily find accommodations to fit your needs and your budget.
  • Extras – choose a resort that offers plenty of extras. For instance, the Ylang Ylang offers yoga and spa treatments. Both of these activities provide unique ways for our guests to relax and unwind.

Rejuvenating Facial at Spa Ylang Ylang

Amazing honeymoon to Costa Rica 2019

When planning your honeymoon, you want a location that will help you create a lasting memory. By choosing to take a tropical vacation for your honeymoon, you can rest assured that neither you nor your spouse will soon forget the experience. As you plan your tropical honeymoon in paradise, keep two things in mind:

  • Choose a destination that offers honeymoon packages. Packages help create the right mood, from the moment you arrive. While you can opt for standard service during your stay, you can make each moment more magical by choosing a romantic package. Here at Ylang Ylang, we offer several honeymoon packages to help keep the romance burning during your stay.
  • Choose a private location. Being on your honeymoon requires privacy and seclusion. This is your first time together as a married couple. Choose a location that will give you the privacy you Ylang Ylang Beach resort, our secluded location is perfect for romance — morning, noon and night.

Best Jungle Hotels in Costa Rica

Whether you are planning your first Costa Rican vacation or your fifth, you want to choose the right hotel. There are thousands of tropical hotels available – but only one stands out like the Ylang Ylang resort. Ylang Ylang is the place to stay when you visit Costa Rica. We have many advantages over other hotels, including:

outdoor view of ylang ylang restaurant from tables

  •  Seclusion and privacy – here at Ylang Ylang, you won’t be fighting the crowds for a moment’s peace on the beach. Our secluded location ensures that each of our guests has plenty of privacy and space to do whatever you choose. Your vacation. Your way.
  • Romantic packages – if you are planning a romantic getaway, we can help. We offer various romantic packages to help make your stay be memorable and full of passion.
  • Luxury accommodations – Our rooms and bungalows are some of the most luxurious accommodations you’ll find in Costa Rica. We have something for every taste – tent cabins, a family suite, even a treetop canopy!
  • Wildlife – When you visit Ylang Ylang, you’ll be immersed in the local wildlife, without having it intrude upon your relaxation time. You can take a stroll through the native vegetation and watch the wildlife in its natural habitat – then, you can head back to your room for some much-needed downtime.

Tropical Beach Vacations in Costa Rica

Planning the best tropical vacation could involve lots of time and effort — or you could just choose to stay at the Ylang Ylang Beach Resort. When planning your tropical vacation, keep the following in mind:

  • Location, location, location – Your vacation destination is crucial to the overall enjoyment of your vacation. You need the perfect place! Here at the Ylang Ylang resort, we are located in a prime Costa Rican location – sure to please everyone! We’re secluded enough to give you privacy, yet close enough to the city for easy, world-class transportation to and from our luxury hotel.
  • Size matters – You can choose to stay in a large, impersonal hotel in a large, impersonal city – and you’ll be nothing more than a room number. Or, you can stay with us, where you’ll be treated with the utmost respect. We take every step necessary to ensure that your stay is relaxing, pleasurable and everything you desire.
  • Luxury doesn’t have to be out of reach – Here at Ylang Ylang, we offer a wide selection of bungalows, rooms, and suites to ensure that each guest receives a high level of luxury accommodate status because you are not independently wealthy, does not mean you cannot enjoy a luxury vacation.

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A Costa Rican Vacation is Like No Other

Terrace at Ylang Ylang restaurant

When you plan a vacation, there are many decisions to be made. The first one – and probably the most important – is your destination. We live in a huge world, and there are millions of places you can go to enjoy some time away from home.

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You can visit the regal beauty of Paris or take a gondola ride in Venice. Perhaps you want an outdoorsy excursion, such as a guided tour in the Australian outback. Then again, you may want simple beauty and calming environments – like those found in Costa Rica.

A Costa Rican vacation is sure to be an unforgettable experience. Costa Rica is full of lush greenery, native wildlife and so much natural beauty that you are bound to return home feeling refreshed and restored.

Scuba Diving Lesson

Visit the wildlife refuges to see the native creatures in their natural environments. Take a scuba diving lesson in the crystal-clear waters. Simply soak up some sun as you sip a cold drink and read a book on the beach. Contact the Ylang Ylang Beach Resort for more information about the beauty of Costa Rica. Book today.

We Offer More than Most Central American Resorts

When you’re planning a visit to Central America, you get to choose between various Central American resorts. While each one is sure to offer you something special, you’ll be hard-pressed to find one that offers all that we do. Here at Ylang Ylang, you’ll enjoy numerous luxuries not found anywhere else in Costa Rica.

  • Seclusion and privacy without sacrificing activities – We’re located in an area that is private and nestled within the native environment. Yet, we are close enough to Montezuma that you can still enjoy all the city has to offer.
  • Wildlife and native greenery – Here, you’ll enjoy the lush, green surroundings, full of Costa Rican wildlife. Nothing too dangerous, of course – just enough to keep you captivated during your walks through the surroundings.
  • Pristine beaches and beach activities – We have some of the finest beaches in Costa Rica — right outside your door. You can enjoy dinners on the beach or have a yoga session on the beach. Or, you can simply take a stroll down the beach at your leisure, soaking up the sun and the scenery.

One of the Finest Tropical Resorts in Costa Rica

If you want to experience the vacation of a lifetime, consider visiting Costa Rica. Costa Rica is one of the most fabulous destinations in the world. A vacation to Costa Rica is guaranteed to leave you with memories that you will never forget – or regret.

Choose the right accommodations

The first step to visiting Costa Rica is choosing the right accommodations. There are many tropical resorts available in this beautiful country, but none quite like the Ylang Ylang. Here, we specialize in offering our customers luxury accommodations in a secluded, natural environment.

You can be fascinated watching the native wildlife as you relax in your bungalow. You can enjoy moonlit dinners on the beach – in private – with the one you love. Or, you can take advantage of our yoga classes and spa treatments, both with an ocean view.

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We offer everything you need for an amazing, relaxing vacation to Costa Rica. Contact us, today, to book your bungalow and plan your itinerary – you’ll be so glad you visited the Ylang Ylang.

Costa Rica Beach Hotels Make Romantic Vacations Easy

Planning a romantic getaway to Costa Rica could take time and effort on your part. You have to address various details to ensure you have a worry-free, relaxing vacation – without sacrificing any of the romance. Let the Ylang Ylang help. We take the worry out of everything.

There are many Costa Rica beach hotels, but none is quite as special as the Ylang Ylang. Here, you’ll find our accommodations luxurious and our activities plentiful – we even offer special packages for couples.

Once you have found the ideal accommodations, you need to plan an itinerary. You don’t have to map out every moment of your vacation, but it’s a good idea to have some sort of game plan. Here at the Ylang Ylang, you can enjoy dinner on the beach, spa treatments, yoga sessions, and access to all the activities the city of Montezuma has to offer. After you have a plan for your vacation activities, all that’s left is make travel arrangements and pack. We’re waiting for you!

An Ideal Vision of a Honeymoon in Costa Rica

Planning a beautiful honeymoon in Costa Rica is sure to provide you with a once-in-a-lifetime experience. After the stress and worry of your actual wedding day, you need the tranquility and calmness that Costa Rica has to offer.

A Beautiful Paradise

Picture it: you and your new spouse disembark from the plane into paradise. Immediately, you both feel the calmness wash over you, relaxing your mind and chasing away your worries. You arrive at your destination, the Ylang Ylang resort, to be greeted by helpful employees who whisk you away to your luxury accommodations.

White Sand Beaches Costa Rica Vacation Packages

After settling into your bungalow, you and your spouse enjoy a relaxing, moonlit dinner on the beach. The pristine, white beach is secluded – you can hear the sounds of nature all around you. The waves soothe your soul and the gentle sounds of the native wildlife bring you peace.

Chilled Champagne Waiting

After your romantic meal, you walk hand-in-hand back to your bungalow to find chilled champagne waiting. The lush jungle setting is perfect for romance and together; you create magical memories. This vision could be your honeymoon! Contact us we’ll help you arrange the details.

Ecotourism in Costa Rica is a Strong Industry

Countryside view with the Private Transfer

If you are searching for a vacation destination that preserves the natural beauty of the environment, consider a visit to Costa Rica. Ecotourism in Costa Rica is actually a booming business. It is not booming because tourists flock here to see man-made creations and activities.

Enjoy Natural Beauty of Costa Rica

It is booming because they come here to witness the natural beauty of Costa Rica. From the lush, green jungles, to the native wildlife within, Costa Rica is a protected environment. The appeal of this gorgeous country is the delicate balance of tourism and preservation.

The Ylang Ylang beach resort is an ideal location for enjoying the natural splendor of Costa Rica. Here, you will find privacy and seclusion, as the resort is surrounded by the native greenery and beaches of Costa Rica.

Enjoy the wildlife

You can take a nature hike and watch the wildlife in their natural habitats, going about their daily lives. You can stroll down the pristine beaches and feel the warm water lapping at your feet. You can immerse yourself in the beauty of Costa Rica, without interference. Contact us, today, to book your room and experience Costa Rica as it was meant to be experienced.