Ocean Front Cabina in the Costa Rica Beach Front Jungle

The Ocean Front Cabina

Our Ocean Front Cabinas give you the stunning ocean view, just steps from the beach. These cozy, wooden paneled Cabinas will make you feel safe and secure, while enjoying the jungle and ocean views from the large panoramic, glass windows. Sleep through the night comfortably with air conditioning.

 

We loved this resort as it was not crowded and felt very authentic with lots of iguanas, monkeys, and birds.”

 

 Homemade Nachos at Ylang Ylang RestaurantFree breakfast and a la carte dinner is included with your room stay!   There’s plenty of variety for everyone with our organic food that includes vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options. Our guests rave about our food and drinks.

Stroll through the coconut tree grove to your Ocean Front Cabina. Your wooden porch gives you a front row seat to the soothing ocean view beyond. Watch some wildlife stroll by and enjoy the ocean breeze.

Inside your Cabina, you’ll find either a king bed or two single beds (whichever you requested). Behind the beds, you’ll find shelving and hangers for clothing, a safe box, a mini fridge and air conditioning.

Your door gives way to a panoramic view of the tropics. All that greenery and wildlife is yours to take in for the length of your stay. You also have your own attached private bathroom with a hot water shower to luxuriate in.

The Ocean Front Cabina sleeps two and gives you the adventure and feel of the outdoors with the niceties of a room. You are smack in the middle of the jungle yet still have all the comforts of home!

 

We also have 2 Tent Cabins – Garden View

Our Tent Cabins give you the exhilaration of camping in the jungle with all the comforts of a room. You’re cocooned in the tropical forest with all its fascinating sights and sounds, yet snuggled in your comfy bed.

 Free Breakfast and a la carte dinner is included with your room stay!   There’s plenty of variety for everyone with our organic food that includes vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options. Our guests rave about our food and drinks.

Do not be deterred by the name ‘tent.’ These are beautiful rooms with a fan… a king-sized bed (or 2 singles), fridge, safe and an attached full bathroom. The tents are by far an amazing value and … we were impressed with the tents all-around.”

Stroll through the coconut tree grove to your luxury tent cabin. Your wooden porch gives you a front row seat to the soothing jungle of Costa Rica. Breathe in that sea air. Watch some funky squirrels and agouti strut by…

2 Single Beds in Tent Cabin at Ylang Ylang Beach Resort

Inside your cabin, you’ll find a wooden floor and either a king bed or two single beds (whichever you requested). Adjacent to the bed is your vanity mirror and sink.

Your doors give way to a panoramic view of the tropics. All that greenery and wildlife is yours to take in for the length of your stay. You also have your own attached private bathroom with a hot water shower to luxuriate in.

The Tent Cabin sleeps two and gives you the adventure and feel of the outdoors with the niceties of a room. You are smack in the middle of the jungle yet still have all the comforts of home!

 

Tours in Montezuma | ATV Tours & Rentals

Tours in Montezuma | ATV Tours & Rentals

Montezuma is a town full of adventures. Tours and activities around the area offer something for each type of traveler and the whole family. There are so many ways to see our beautiful area and explore the ocean, rivers, waterfalls, beaches and mountains of Montezuma. Read on below to learn about some of the most exciting activities offered in Montezuma.

Rent and ATV and set out to explore the Nicoya Peninsula. You’ll be able to enjoy the beaches and mountain trails, ride along dirt roads through the countryside and find deserted beach coves. Renting ATVs will allow you to explore the greater area of Montezuma.

  1. Horseback Riding

Take a horseback ride along the beach or through the mountains to cover some of Costa Rica’s most beautiful landscapes.

What’s Cool: One of the beach horseback riding tours will take you to El Chorro, one of 7 waterfalls in the world that falls into the ocean.

  1. Zip Line

Fly through the jungle canopy on a zip line! You’ll see the Costa Rican jungle from a whole new angle as you climb up the trees and ride through the zip line course.

What’s Cool: Hike through the jungle to each zip line and take a stop at the waterfalls to go for a swim and cool down.

  1. Scuba Diving

Venture into the ocean and discovery the underwater world. There are beautiful fish, dolphins and turtles to explore.

What’s Cool: One of the best spots to explore is the sunken ship off of Tambor Bay!

  1. Surf Lessons

A trip to Costa Rica is the perfect time to try something new. The waves in Montezuma are perfect for beginners or intermediate surfers who are looking to improve.

What’s Cool: The best surfing beach for lessons is a short walk through the jungle and along beaches of the Nicolas Wessberg reserve

  1. Sport Fishing

Jump on a boat and head out to catch Mahi Mahi, Tuna, and Red Snapper to name a few. Either coastal or deep sea fishing available.

What’s Cool: Bring back what you’ve caught and Ylang Ylang Restaurant will cook it up for dinner for you!

  1. Mountain Biking

Explore the mountains and beaches of Montezuma while mountain biking through the Nicoya Peninsula. The terrain in our area are perfect for mountain biking.

What’s Cool: You’ll find trails and views only accessible on mountain bike.

  1. ATV Rentals

For some real excitement rent an ATV and explore the Nicoya Peninsula. You’ll be able to cover more ground and see many of the beautiful beaches that this area has to offer.

What’s Cool: Ask the rental company for some off-road trails to really get into the Costa Rica countryside!

 

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!

 

Tours in Montezuma | Bike Tours

Tours in Montezuma | Mountain Bike Tours

Montezuma is a town full of adventures. Tours and activities around the area offer something for each type of traveler and the whole family. There are so many ways to see our beautiful area and explore the ocean, rivers, waterfalls, beaches and mountains of Montezuma. Read on below to learn about some of the most exciting activities offered in Montezuma.

Mountain biking in Montezuma will allow you to travel and see trails that would not be seen otherwise. Ride along the beach and mountain roads to see the real countryside of Costa Rica. The dirt roads of Costa Rica are the perfect terrain to enjoy a mountain bike ride.

  1. Horseback Riding

Take a horseback ride along the beach or through the mountains to cover some of Costa Rica’s most beautiful landscapes.

What’s Cool: One of the beach horseback riding tours will take you to El Chorro, one of 7 waterfalls in the world that falls into the ocean.

  1. Zip Line

Fly through the jungle canopy on a zip line! You’ll see the Costa Rican jungle from a whole new angle as you climb up the trees and ride through the zip line course.

What’s Cool: Hike through the jungle to each zip line and take a stop at the waterfalls to go for a swim and cool down.

  1. Scuba Diving

Venture into the ocean and discovery the underwater world. There are beautiful fish, dolphins and turtles to explore.

What’s Cool: One of the best spots to explore is the sunken ship off of Tambor Bay!

  1. Surf Lessons

A trip to Costa Rica is the perfect time to try something new. The waves in Montezuma are perfect for beginners or intermediate surfers who are looking to improve.

What’s Cool: The best surfing beach for lessons is a short walk through the jungle and along beaches of the Nicolas Wessberg reserve

  1. Sport Fishing

Jump on a boat and head out to catch Mahi Mahi, Tuna, and Red Snapper to name a few. Either coastal or deep sea fishing available.

What’s Cool: Bring back what you’ve caught and Ylang Ylang Restaurant will cook it up for dinner for you!

  1. Mountain Biking

Explore the mountains and beaches of Montezuma while mountain biking through the Nicoya Peninsula. The terrain in our area are perfect for mountain biking.

What’s Cool: You’ll find trails and views only accessible on mountain bike.

  1. ATV Rentals

For some real excitement rent an ATV and explore the Nicoya Peninsula. You’ll be able to cover more ground and see many of the beautiful beaches that this area has to offer.

What’s Cool: Ask the rental company for some off-road trails to really get into the Costa Rica countryside!

 

Where to Stay

View of the ocean from 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!

 

Tours in Montezuma | Sport & Deep Sea Fishing

Tours in Montezuma | Sport & Deep Sea Fishing

Montezuma is a town full of adventures. Tours and activities around the area offer something for each type of traveler and the whole family. There are so many ways to see our beautiful area and explore the ocean, rivers, waterfalls, beaches and mountains of Montezuma. Read on below to learn about some of the most exciting activities offered in Montezuma.

Sport Fishing offers and exciting adventure into the oceans of Costa Rica’s Nicoya Peninsula. You’ll have the opportunity to catch Mahi Mahi, Red Snapper, Sail Fish, and Tuna, just to name a few. The experienced fishing crew and outfitted boat will take you out into the ocean and bring you back with dinner. Bring your catch to the Ylang Ylang Restaurant and our chefs will prepare your fresh fish for you for dinner.

  1. Horseback Riding

Take a horseback ride along the beach or through the mountains to cover some of Costa Rica’s most beautiful landscapes.

What’s Cool: One of the beach horseback riding tours will take you to El Chorro, one of 7 waterfalls in the world that falls into the ocean.

  1. Zip Line

Fly through the jungle canopy on a zip line! You’ll see the Costa Rican jungle from a whole new angle as you climb up the trees and ride through the zip line course.

What’s Cool: Hike through the jungle to each zip line and take a stop at the waterfalls to go for a swim and cool down.

  1. Scuba Diving

Venture into the ocean and discovery the underwater world. There are beautiful fish, dolphins and turtles to explore.

What’s Cool: One of the best spots to explore is the sunken ship off of Tambor Bay!

  1. Surf Lessons

A trip to Costa Rica is the perfect time to try something new. The waves in Montezuma are perfect for beginners or intermediate surfers who are looking to improve.

What’s Cool: The best surfing beach for lessons is a short walk through the jungle and along beaches of the Nicolas Wessberg reserve

  1. Sport Fishing

Jump on a boat and head out to catch Mahi Mahi, Tuna, and Red Snapper to name a few. Either coastal or deep sea fishing available.

What’s Cool: Bring back what you’ve caught and Ylang Ylang Restaurant will cook it up for dinner for you!

  1. Mountain Biking

Explore the mountains and beaches of Montezuma while mountain biking through the Nicoya Peninsula. The terrain in our area are perfect for mountain biking.

What’s Cool: You’ll find trails and views only accessible on mountain bike.

  1. ATV Rentals

For some real excitement rent an ATV and explore the Nicoya Peninsula. You’ll be able to cover more ground and see many of the beautiful beaches that this area has to offer.

What’s Cool: Ask the rental company for some off-road trails to really get into the Costa Rica countryside!

 

Where to Stay

Garden view bungalow at 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!

 

Tours in Montezuma | Surf Lessons

Tours in Montezuma | Surf Lessons

Montezuma is a town full of adventures. Tours and activities around the area offer something for each type of traveler and the whole family. There are so many ways to see our beautiful area and explore the ocean, rivers, waterfalls, beaches and mountains of Montezuma. Read on below to learn about some of the most exciting activities offered in Montezuma.

Whether you’re a beginner or an intermediate surfer looking to brush up on your surfing, a surf lesson with experienced teachers is exactly what your trip to Costa Rica needs! The well trained surf instructors will take you to Playa Grande, a 20 minute walk through jungle and beaches to the long flat beach of Playa Grande, where the smooth rolling waves, offer a perfect backdrop to learn to surf.

  1. Horseback Riding

Take a horseback ride along the beach or through the mountains to cover some of Costa Rica’s most beautiful landscapes.

What’s Cool: One of the beach horseback riding tours will take you to El Chorro, one of 7 waterfalls in the world that falls into the ocean.

  1. Zip Line

Fly through the jungle canopy on a zip line! You’ll see the Costa Rican jungle from a whole new angle as you climb up the trees and ride through the zip line course.

What’s Cool: Hike through the jungle to each zip line and take a stop at the waterfalls to go for a swim and cool down.

  1. Scuba Diving

Venture into the ocean and discovery the underwater world. There are beautiful fish, dolphins and turtles to explore.

What’s Cool: One of the best spots to explore is the sunken ship off of Tambor Bay!

  1. Surf Lessons

A trip to Costa Rica is the perfect time to try something new. The waves in Montezuma are perfect for beginners or intermediate surfers who are looking to improve.

What’s Cool: The best surfing beach for lessons is a short walk through the jungle and along beaches of the Nicolas Wessberg reserve

  1. Sport Fishing

Jump on a boat and head out to catch Mahi Mahi, Tuna, and Red Snapper to name a few. Either coastal or deep sea fishing available.

What’s Cool: Bring back what you’ve caught and Ylang Ylang Restaurant will cook it up for dinner for you!

  1. Mountain Biking

Explore the mountains and beaches of Montezuma while mountain biking through the Nicoya Peninsula. The terrain in our area are perfect for mountain biking.

What’s Cool: You’ll find trails and views only accessible on mountain bike.

  1. ATV Rentals

For some real excitement rent an ATV and explore the Nicoya Peninsula. You’ll be able to cover more ground and see many of the beautiful beaches that this area has to offer.

What’s Cool: Ask the rental company for some off-road trails to really get into the Costa Rica countryside!

 

Where to Stay

Open air massage tent at Spa Ylang Ylang 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!

 

Tours in Montezuma | Scuba Diving

Tours in Montezuma | Scuba Diving

Montezuma is a town full of adventures. Tours and activities around the area offer something for each type of traveler and the whole family. There are so many ways to see our beautiful area and explore the ocean, rivers, waterfalls, beaches and mountains of Montezuma. Read on below to learn about some of the most exciting activities offered in Montezuma.

Scuba Diving in Costa Rica offers a view into the under water world. Take a boat out along the shores of the Nicoya Peninsula to some gorgeous reefs and beaches. Explore exotic tropical fish, dolphins and other marine life.

  1. Horseback Riding

Take a horseback ride along the beach or through the mountains to cover some of Costa Rica’s most beautiful landscapes.

What’s Cool: One of the beach horseback riding tours will take you to El Chorro, one of 7 waterfalls in the world that falls into the ocean.

  1. Zip Line

Fly through the jungle canopy on a zip line! You’ll see the Costa Rican jungle from a whole new angle as you climb up the trees and ride through the zip line course.

What’s Cool: Hike through the jungle to each zip line and take a stop at the waterfalls to go for a swim and cool down.

  1. Scuba Diving

Venture into the ocean and discovery the underwater world. There are beautiful fish, dolphins and turtles to explore.

What’s Cool: One of the best spots to explore is the sunken ship off of Tambor Bay!

  1. Surf Lessons

A trip to Costa Rica is the perfect time to try something new. The waves in Montezuma are perfect for beginners or intermediate surfers who are looking to improve.

What’s Cool: The best surfing beach for lessons is a short walk through the jungle and along beaches of the Nicolas Wessberg reserve

  1. Sport Fishing

Jump on a boat and head out to catch Mahi Mahi, Tuna, and Red Snapper to name a few. Either coastal or deep sea fishing available.

What’s Cool: Bring back what you’ve caught and Ylang Ylang Restaurant will cook it up for dinner for you!

  1. Mountain Biking

Explore the mountains and beaches of Montezuma while mountain biking through the Nicoya Peninsula. The terrain in our area are perfect for mountain biking.

What’s Cool: You’ll find trails and views only accessible on mountain bike.

  1. ATV Rentals

For some real excitement rent an ATV and explore the Nicoya Peninsula. You’ll be able to cover more ground and see many of the beautiful beaches that this area has to offer.

What’s Cool: Ask the rental company for some off-road trails to really get into the Costa Rica countryside!

 

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!

 

Tours in Montezuma | Zip Lining

Tours in Montezuma | Zip Lining

Montezuma is a town full of adventures. Tours and activities around the area offer something for each type of traveler and the whole family. There are so many ways to see our beautiful area and explore the ocean, rivers, waterfalls, beaches and mountains of Montezuma. Read on below to learn about some of the most exciting activities offered in Montezuma.

Zip line through the canopy to see the jungle from above. You will climb the trees to reach each canopy, take a break to swim in the waterfalls, and catch a view of the ocean from the tree tops. This exciting adventure is fun for the whole family and involves hiking trails and fast zip lines through the trees.

  1. Horseback Riding

Take a horseback ride along the beach or through the mountains to cover some of Costa Rica’s most beautiful landscapes.

What’s Cool: One of the beach horseback riding tours will take you to El Chorro, one of 7 waterfalls in the world that falls into the ocean.

  1. Zip Line

Fly through the jungle canopy on a zip line! You’ll see the Costa Rican jungle from a whole new angle as you climb up the trees and ride through the zip line course.

What’s Cool: Hike through the jungle to each zip line and take a stop at the waterfalls to go for a swim and cool down.

  1. Scuba Diving

Venture into the ocean and discovery the underwater world. There are beautiful fish, dolphins and turtles to explore.

What’s Cool: One of the best spots to explore is the sunken ship off of Tambor Bay!

  1. Surf Lessons

A trip to Costa Rica is the perfect time to try something new. The waves in Montezuma are perfect for beginners or intermediate surfers who are looking to improve.

What’s Cool: The best surfing beach for lessons is a short walk through the jungle and along beaches of the Nicolas Wessberg reserve

  1. Sport Fishing

Jump on a boat and head out to catch Mahi Mahi, Tuna, and Red Snapper to name a few. Either coastal or deep sea fishing available.

What’s Cool: Bring back what you’ve caught and Ylang Ylang Restaurant will cook it up for dinner for you!

  1. Mountain Biking

Explore the mountains and beaches of Montezuma while mountain biking through the Nicoya Peninsula. The terrain in our area are perfect for mountain biking.

What’s Cool: You’ll find trails and views only accessible on mountain bike.

  1. ATV Rentals

For some real excitement rent an ATV and explore the Nicoya Peninsula. You’ll be able to cover more ground and see many of the beautiful beaches that this area has to offer.

What’s Cool: Ask the rental company for some off-road trails to really get into the Costa Rica countryside!

 

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!

 

Tours in Montezuma | Horseback Riding

Tours in Montezuma | Horseback Riding

Montezuma is a town full of adventures. Tours and activities around the area offer something for each type of traveler and the whole family. There are so many ways to see our beautiful area and explore the ocean, rivers, waterfalls, beaches and mountains of Montezuma. Read on below to learn about some of the most exciting activities offered in Montezuma.

Horseback riding was the original mode of transportation in Montezuma before the roads were developed. One of the most exciting horseback riding tours is along the beach and through the jungle to El Chorro waterfall on Playa Cocalito. As one of only 7 waterfalls in the world to fall into the ocean, the trip along the beach is made much more enjoyable on horseback.

  1. Horseback Riding

Take a horseback ride along the beach or through the mountains to cover some of Costa Rica’s most beautiful landscapes.

What’s Cool: One of the beach horseback riding tours will take you to El Chorro, one of 7 waterfalls in the world that falls into the ocean.

  1. Zip Line

Fly through the jungle canopy on a zip line! You’ll see the Costa Rican jungle from a whole new angle as you climb up the trees and ride through the zip line course.

What’s Cool: Hike through the jungle to each zip line and take a stop at the waterfalls to go for a swim and cool down.

  1. Scuba Diving

Venture into the ocean and discovery the underwater world. There are beautiful fish, dolphins and turtles to explore.

What’s Cool: One of the best spots to explore is the sunken ship off of Tambor Bay!

  1. Surf Lessons

A trip to Costa Rica is the perfect time to try something new. The waves in Montezuma are perfect for beginners or intermediate surfers who are looking to improve.

What’s Cool: The best surfing beach for lessons is a short walk through the jungle and along beaches of the Nicolas Wessberg reserve

  1. Sport Fishing

Jump on a boat and head out to catch Mahi Mahi, Tuna, and Red Snapper to name a few. Either coastal or deep sea fishing available.

What’s Cool: Bring back what you’ve caught and Ylang Ylang Restaurant will cook it up for dinner for you!

  1. Mountain Biking

Explore the mountains and beaches of Montezuma while mountain biking through the Nicoya Peninsula. The terrain in our area are perfect for mountain biking.

What’s Cool: You’ll find trails and views only accessible on mountain bike.

  1. ATV Rentals

For some real excitement rent an ATV and explore the Nicoya Peninsula. You’ll be able to cover more ground and see many of the beautiful beaches that this area has to offer.

What’s Cool: Ask the rental company for some off-road trails to really get into the Costa Rica countryside!

 

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!

 

Tours in Montezuma

Tours in Montezuma

Montezuma is a town full of adventures. Tours and activities around the area offer something for each type of traveler and the whole family. There are so many ways to see our beautiful area and explore the ocean, rivers, waterfalls, beaches and mountains of Montezuma. Read on below to learn about some of the most exciting activities offered in Montezuma.

  1. Horseback Riding

Take a horseback ride along the beach or through the mountains to cover some of Costa Rica’s most beautiful landscapes.

What’s Cool: One of the beach horseback riding tours will take you to El Chorro, one of 7 waterfalls in the world that falls into the ocean.

  1. Zip Line

Fly through the jungle canopy on a zip line! You’ll see the Costa Rican jungle from a whole new angle as you climb up the trees and ride through the zip line course.

What’s Cool: Hike through the jungle to each zip line and take a stop at the waterfalls to go for a swim and cool down.

  1. Scuba Diving

Venture into the ocean and discovery the underwater world. There are beautiful fish, dolphins and turtles to explore.

What’s Cool: One of the best spots to explore is the sunken ship off of Tambor Bay!

  1. Surf Lessons

A trip to Costa Rica is the perfect time to try something new. The waves in Montezuma are perfect for beginners or intermediate surfers who are looking to improve.

What’s Cool: The best surfing beach for lessons is a short walk through the jungle and along beaches of the Nicolas Wessberg reserve

  1. Sport Fishing

Jump on a boat and head out to catch Mahi Mahi, Tuna, and Red Snapper to name a few. Either coastal or deep sea fishing available.

What’s Cool: Bring back what you’ve caught and Ylang Ylang Restaurant will cook it up for dinner for you!

  1. Mountain Biking

Explore the mountains and beaches of Montezuma while mountain biking through the Nicoya Peninsula. The terrain in our area are perfect for mountain biking.

What’s Cool: You’ll find trails and views only accessible on mountain bike.

  1. ATV Rentals

For some real excitement rent an ATV and explore the Nicoya Peninsula. You’ll be able to cover more ground and see many of the beautiful beaches that this area has to offer.

What’s Cool: Ask the rental company for some off-road trails to really get into the Costa Rica countryside!

 

Where to Stay

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!

 

Best Islands in Costa Rica | Isla Tortuga

Best Costa Rica Islands | Isla Tortuga

Surrounding the Nicoya Peninsula are a number of small islands that are waiting to be explored. Some are designated as National Parks, some for adventure activity, and some to explore Costa Rica’s history. Each island is surrounded by the beautiful blue water of Costa Rica’s oceans. Read on below as we adventure to some of the most interesting islands around Montezuma.

Tortuga Island is all about fun! The tour from Montezuma offers an exciting 45 minute boat ride to the island, a stop at a local reef for snorkeling, and lunch on the island once you arrive. Spending time on Tortuga Island is spent relaxing on lounge chairs, riding jet skis, banana boating, stand up paddle boarding or playing beach volleyball. There are fun activities for everyone!

List of Best Costa Rica Islands

  1. Isla San Lucas

Now designated as a National Park in the Gulf of Nicoya, Isla San Lucas has an interesting history. Visit the island and explore ancient artifacts, an abandoned prison, and the wildlife preserve.

What’s Cool: The large prison was used for over 100 years to house Costa Rica’s worst criminals.

  1. Isla Zopilote

A small, deserted island in the Gulf of Nicoya, that offers a glimpse of the untouched natural habitat of Costa Rica’s islands. A great spot to see birds of Costa Rica.

What’s Cool: Most people see the island by passing by on a boat.

  1. Isla Caballo

Located in the middle of the Gulf of Nicoya, this small island has two beautiful beaches that some Costa Rican’s call home. Explore beaches and visit local fisherman.

What’s Cool: The only way to get there is by boat!

  1. Isla Cabuya

A small island located off of the coast of the fishing community called Cabuya, this island is still a functioning cemetery. The water surrounding the island is great for snorkeling, kayaking and sometimes surfing!

What’s Cool: Time your visit with the low tide and you can walk all the way out to the island!

  1. Isla Tortuga

Tortuga Island is all about fun and sun. Take a boat ride to the island and enjoy lounge chairs, jet skis, banana boat rides, stand up paddle boarding, and kayaking.

What’s cool: Part of the tour includes a stop at a near by reef for some great snorkeling!

 

Where to Stay

Looking in on the luxury tent cabins 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!

 

Best Islands in Costa Rica | Isla Cabuya

Best Costa Rica Islands | Isla Cabuya

Surrounding the Nicoya Peninsula are a number of small islands that are waiting to be explored. Some are designated as National Parks, some for adventure activity, and some to explore Costa Rica’s history. Each island is surrounded by the beautiful blue water of Costa Rica’s oceans. Read on below as we adventure to some of the most interesting islands around Montezuma.

Located off the coast of the small fishing village of Cabuya, Cabuya Island is an operational cemetery. On low tide, you can walk out to the island and explore the cemetery. On high tide, the island is surrounded by water, but the calm water offers excellent snorkeling, kayaking, and stand up paddle boarding. On days with rough water, there can be great surfing behind the island.

List of Best Costa Rica Islands

  1. Isla San Lucas

Now designated as a National Park in the Gulf of Nicoya, Isla San Lucas has an interesting history. Visit the island and explore ancient artifacts, an abandoned prison, and the wildlife preserve.

What’s Cool: The large prison was used for over 100 years to house Costa Rica’s worst criminals.

  1. Isla Zopilote

A small, deserted island in the Gulf of Nicoya, that offers a glimpse of the untouched natural habitat of Costa Rica’s islands. A great spot to see birds of Costa Rica.

What’s Cool: Most people see the island by passing by on a boat.

  1. Isla Caballo

Located in the middle of the Gulf of Nicoya, this small island has two beautiful beaches that some Costa Rican’s call home. Explore beaches and visit local fisherman.

What’s Cool: The only way to get there is by boat!

  1. Isla Cabuya

A small island located off of the coast of the fishing community called Cabuya, this island is still a functioning cemetery. The water surrounding the island is great for snorkeling, kayaking and sometimes surfing!

What’s Cool: Time your visit with the low tide and you can walk all the way out to the island!

  1. Isla Tortuga

Tortuga Island is all about fun and sun. Take a boat ride to the island and enjoy lounge chairs, jet skis, banana boat rides, stand up paddle boarding, and kayaking.

What’s cool: Part of the tour includes a stop at a near by reef for some great snorkeling!

 

Where to Stay

View from the porch of 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!

 

Best Islands in Costa Rica | Isla Caballo

Best Costa Rica Islands | Isla Caballo

Surrounding the Nicoya Peninsula are a number of small islands that are waiting to be explored. Some are designated as National Parks, some for adventure activity, and some to explore Costa Rica’s history. Each island is surrounded by the beautiful blue water of Costa Rica’s oceans. Read on below as we adventure to some of the most interesting islands around Montezuma.

Isla Caballo is located in the middle of the Gulf of Nicoya. Around 50 Costa Rican families call this island home and most have their homes along one of two beaches. This small community is mainly a fishing village but they do have two schools, a clinic, as well as small restaurants. Access is via boat. You’ll enjoy exploring this island.

List of Best Costa Rica Islands

  1. Isla San Lucas

Now designated as a National Park in the Gulf of Nicoya, Isla San Lucas has an interesting history. Visit the island and explore ancient artifacts, an abandoned prison, and the wildlife preserve.

What’s Cool: The large prison was used for over 100 years to house Costa Rica’s worst criminals.

  1. Isla Zopilote

A small, deserted island in the Gulf of Nicoya, that offers a glimpse of the untouched natural habitat of Costa Rica’s islands. A great spot to see birds of Costa Rica.

What’s Cool: Most people see the island by passing by on a boat.

  1. Isla Caballo

Located in the middle of the Gulf of Nicoya, this small island has two beautiful beaches that some Costa Rican’s call home. Explore beaches and visit local fisherman.

What’s Cool: The only way to get there is by boat!

  1. Isla Cabuya

A small island located off of the coast of the fishing community called Cabuya, this island is still a functioning cemetery. The water surrounding the island is great for snorkeling, kayaking and sometimes surfing!

What’s Cool: Time your visit with the low tide and you can walk all the way out to the island!

  1. Isla Tortuga

Tortuga Island is all about fun and sun. Take a boat ride to the island and enjoy lounge chairs, jet skis, banana boat rides, stand up paddle boarding, and kayaking.

What’s cool: Part of the tour includes a stop at a near by reef for some great snorkeling!

 

Where to Stay

Fridge to keep your beer cold in Beach Front Bungalow at Ylang Ylang Beach Resort

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!

 

Best Islands in Costa Rica | Isla Zopilote

Best Costa Rica Islands | Isla Zopilote

Surrounding the Nicoya Peninsula are a number of small islands that are waiting to be explored. Some are designated as National Parks, some for adventure activity, and some to explore Costa Rica’s history. Each island is surrounded by the beautiful blue water of Costa Rica’s oceans. Read on below as we adventure to some of the most interesting islands around Montezuma.

Isla Zopilote is a small and deserted island in the Gulf of Nicoya. It’s untouched and natural beauty is perfect for bird watching and ocean life. The only way to get to the island is via boat, so you’ll enjoy the surroundings on your trip there. Many of the islands are close to one another, so you can likely explore multiple islands in one day.

List of Best Costa Rica Islands

  1. Isla San Lucas

Now designated as a National Park in the Gulf of Nicoya, Isla San Lucas has an interesting history. Visit the island and explore ancient artifacts, an abandoned prison, and the wildlife preserve.

What’s Cool: The large prison was used for over 100 years to house Costa Rica’s worst criminals.

  1. Isla Zopilote

A small, deserted island in the Gulf of Nicoya, that offers a glimpse of the untouched natural habitat of Costa Rica’s islands. A great spot to see birds of Costa Rica.

What’s Cool: Most people see the island by passing by on a boat.

  1. Isla Caballo

Located in the middle of the Gulf of Nicoya, this small island has two beautiful beaches that some Costa Rican’s call home. Explore beaches and visit local fisherman.

What’s Cool: The only way to get there is by boat!

  1. Isla Cabuya

A small island located off of the coast of the fishing community called Cabuya, this island is still a functioning cemetery. The water surrounding the island is great for snorkeling, kayaking and sometimes surfing!

What’s Cool: Time your visit with the low tide and you can walk all the way out to the island!

  1. Isla Tortuga

Tortuga Island is all about fun and sun. Take a boat ride to the island and enjoy lounge chairs, jet skis, banana boat rides, stand up paddle boarding, and kayaking.

What’s cool: Part of the tour includes a stop at a near by reef for some great snorkeling!

 

Where to Stay

View of the ocean from 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!

 

Best Islands in Costa Rica | Isla San Lucas

Best Costa Rica Islands | Isla San Lucas

Surrounding the Nicoya Peninsula are a number of small islands that are waiting to be explored. Some are designated as National Parks, some for adventure activity, and some to explore Costa Rica’s history. Each island is surrounded by the beautiful blue water of Costa Rica’s oceans. Read on below as we adventure to some of the most interesting islands around Montezuma.

Isla San Lucas is located in the Gulf of Nicoya. Once a prison for Costa Rica’s worst criminals, it is now designated as a National Park and ancient artifacts site from the indigenous population. Walk through the abandoned prison and ancient artifacts to learn about Costa Rica history. The island also has some beautiful wildlife and sea life.

List of Best Costa Rica Islands

  1. Isla San Lucas

Now designated as a National Park in the Gulf of Nicoya, Isla San Lucas has an interesting history. Visit the island and explore ancient artifacts, an abandoned prison, and the wildlife preserve.

What’s Cool: The large prison was used for over 100 years to house Costa Rica’s worst criminals.

  1. Isla Zopilote

A small, deserted island in the Gulf of Nicoya, that offers a glimpse of the untouched natural habitat of Costa Rica’s islands. A great spot to see birds of Costa Rica.

What’s Cool: Most people see the island by passing by on a boat.

  1. Isla Caballo

Located in the middle of the Gulf of Nicoya, this small island has two beautiful beaches that some Costa Rican’s call home. Explore beaches and visit local fisherman.

What’s Cool: The only way to get there is by boat!

  1. Isla Cabuya

A small island located off of the coast of the fishing community called Cabuya, this island is still a functioning cemetery. The water surrounding the island is great for snorkeling, kayaking and sometimes surfing!

What’s Cool: Time your visit with the low tide and you can walk all the way out to the island!

  1. Isla Tortuga

Tortuga Island is all about fun and sun. Take a boat ride to the island and enjoy lounge chairs, jet skis, banana boat rides, stand up paddle boarding, and kayaking.

What’s cool: Part of the tour includes a stop at a near by reef for some great snorkeling!

 

Where to Stay

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!

 

Best Islands in Costa Rica

Best Costa Rica Islands

Surrounding the Nicoya Peninsula are a number of small islands that are waiting to be explored. Some are designated as National Parks, some for adventure activity, and some to explore Costa Rica’s history. Each island is surrounded by the beautiful blue water of Costa Rica’s oceans. Read on below as we adventure to some of the most interesting islands around Montezuma.

List of Best Costa Rica Islands

  1. Isla San Lucas

Now designated as a National Park in the Gulf of Nicoya, Isla San Lucas has an interesting history. Visit the island and explore ancient artifacts, an abandoned prison, and the wildlife preserve.

What’s Cool: The large prison was used for over 100 years to house Costa Rica’s worst criminals.

  1. Isla Zopilote

A small, deserted island in the Gulf of Nicoya, that offers a glimpse of the untouched natural habitat of Costa Rica’s islands. A great spot to see birds of Costa Rica.

What’s Cool: Most people see the island by passing by on a boat.

  1. Isla Caballo

Located in the middle of the Gulf of Nicoya, this small island has two beautiful beaches that some Costa Rican’s call home. Explore beaches and visit local fisherman.

What’s Cool: The only way to get there is by boat!

  1. Isla Cabuya

A small island located off of the coast of the fishing community called Cabuya, this island is still a functioning cemetery. The water surrounding the island is great for snorkeling, kayaking and sometimes surfing!

What’s Cool: Time your visit with the low tide and you can walk all the way out to the island!

  1. Isla Tortuga

Tortuga Island is all about fun and sun. Take a boat ride to the island and enjoy lounge chairs, jet skis, banana boat rides, stand up paddle boarding, and kayaking.

What’s cool: Part of the tour includes a stop at a near by reef for some great snorkeling!

 

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 Attractions in Nicoya Peninsula | Karen Mogensen Reserve

Top Attractions in Nicoya Peninsula | Karen Mogensen Reserve

Located on the central, western coast of Costa Rica, the Nicoya Peninsula is just removed enough from the main tourist traffic to offer an authentic travel experience. Wildlife, national parks, and pristine beaches are some of the main attractions. The Nicoya Peninsula is also one of 7 “Blue Zones” in the world that indicate longevity based on a healthy and outdoor lifestyle. Read on below about some of the top attractions and visitor favorites in our area.

The Karen Mogensen reserve is located high in the mountains of the Nicoya Peninsula. The protected land is an important piece of Costa Rica’s biological corridor. It is home to primary forest, rare animals, plants and flowers. You can either choose to stay in the reserve’s eco-lodge or take a day hike to the Velo de Novia waterfall, which runs 84 meters tall and has a beautiful swimming pool.

List of Top Attractions in Nicoya Peninsula

1. Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve

Cabo Blanco is named after the large white rock island off of the southern tip of the Nicoya Peninsula. Known for it’s incredible wildlife, rare tree species and hundreds of species of birds.

What’s Cool: Cabo Blanco was the very first protected land and national park in Costa Rica.

2. Curu National Wildlife Refuge

Curu is one of the most popular parks in the country for natural wildlife sighting. With rare species of animals and birds, you will enjoy seeing them in the wild.

What’s Cool: Take a hike through the park and you’ll be rewarded with one of the most beautiful beaches of the Nicoya Peninsula. Cool off with a swim and continue on with your adventure!

3. Barra Honda National Park

This natural wonder is a series of 42 underground, limestone caves. To explore the caves, you desend down a ladder and into the underground landscape.

What’s cool: The caves are home to around 5,000 bats.

4. Palo Verde National Park

As tropical wetlands, Palo Verde National Park is one of the best places for bird watching in Costa Rica. Palo Verde is incredibly important to migratory bird patterns. The park is full of incredible Costa Rica wildlife including birds, insects, trees, flowers, and animals.

What’s Cool: Depending on the time of year, Palo Verde hosts over 250,000 birds.

5. Ostional Wildlife Refuge

The Ostional Wildlife Refuge was created to protect the Olive Ridley sea turtles that come onto the beach each year to lay their eggs in the black sand beach. Visit to watch the the sea turtles lay eggs or the baby sea turtles hatch and make their way to the ocean.

What’s Cool: If the baby sea turtles survive to maturity, they return to the same beach to lay their own eggs.

6. Montezuma Waterfall

The Montezuma Waterfall is fun for the whole family. A great nature hike through the jungle and along the river leads you to a large pool with 75 foot, beautiful waterfalls.

What’s Cool: These waterfalls are actually a series of 3 waterfalls. Hike up higher and experience other pools and waterfalls.

7. El Chorro Waterfall

One of seven waterfalls in the world that drops from river to ocean, El Chorro is a special experience. Along a beautiful beach and with large rock formations, you’ll see the waterfall cascading below into the ocean.

What’s cool: El Chorro is on a secluded beach called Cocalito. The easiest way to get there is on horseback on the beach!

8. Refugio Romelia

Refugio Romelia is a refuge and protected land that runs along Playa Grande. Volunteers run the refuge and work hard to protect the wildlife and sea turtles.

What’s Cool: The volunteers collect and protect sea turtle eggs and then release the baby turtles once they hatch!

9. ASVO Turtle Hatchery

The ASVO turtle hatchery is located right on the beach in Montezuma. Volunteers patrol the beach day and night to collect and protect the sea turtle eggs. When they are ready to hatch, the volunteers make sure they safely make their way to the ocean.

What’s Cool: Baby turtle releases are open for public viewing! Most of the year, they are released each day around 4pm.

10. Nicolas Wessberg Reserve

Located between Ylang Ylang Beach Resort and Playa Grande, this untouched piece of land offers beautiful walking trails along the beach and through the jungle.

What’s Cool: Nicolas Wessberg and his wife Karen Mogensen were the founders of the Costa Rica national park system and spent much of their life living in Montezuma.

11. Karen Mogensen Reserve

The Karen Mogensen reserve is a large piece protected land and an important piece of Costa Rica’s biological corridor. Rare plants, animals and flowers are protected in this lush primary forest.

What’s Cool: For a day hike, venture to the “Velo de Novia” waterfalls. At 84 meters high and a blue swimming hole, they are not to be missed!

 

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 Attractions in Nicoya Peninsula | Nicolas Wessberg Reserve

Top Attractions in Nicoya Peninsula | Nicolas Wessberg Reserve

Located on the central, western coast of Costa Rica, the Nicoya Peninsula is just removed enough from the main tourist traffic to offer an authentic travel experience. Wildlife, national parks, and pristine beaches are some of the main attractions. The Nicoya Peninsula is also one of 7 “Blue Zones” in the world that indicate longevity based on a healthy and outdoor lifestyle. Read on below about some of the top attractions and visitor favorites in our area.

The Nicolas Wessberg reserve is protected beach front land, that runs between Ylang Ylang Beach Resort and Playa Grande. Named after the founder of the Costa Rica national park system and a former resident of Montezuma, this piece of land is untouched and pure nature. It provides beautiful walking trails through beach and jungle.

List of Top Attractions in Nicoya Peninsula

1. Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve

Cabo Blanco is named after the large white rock island off of the southern tip of the Nicoya Peninsula. Known for it’s incredible wildlife, rare tree species and hundreds of species of birds.

What’s Cool: Cabo Blanco was the very first protected land and national park in Costa Rica.

2. Curu National Wildlife Refuge

Curu is one of the most popular parks in the country for natural wildlife sighting. With rare species of animals and birds, you will enjoy seeing them in the wild.

What’s Cool: Take a hike through the park and you’ll be rewarded with one of the most beautiful beaches of the Nicoya Peninsula. Cool off with a swim and continue on with your adventure!

3. Barra Honda National Park

This natural wonder is a series of 42 underground, limestone caves. To explore the caves, you desend down a ladder and into the underground landscape.

What’s cool: The caves are home to around 5,000 bats.

4. Palo Verde National Park

As tropical wetlands, Palo Verde National Park is one of the best places for bird watching in Costa Rica. Palo Verde is incredibly important to migratory bird patterns. The park is full of incredible Costa Rica wildlife including birds, insects, trees, flowers, and animals.

What’s Cool: Depending on the time of year, Palo Verde hosts over 250,000 birds.

5. Ostional Wildlife Refuge

The Ostional Wildlife Refuge was created to protect the Olive Ridley sea turtles that come onto the beach each year to lay their eggs in the black sand beach. Visit to watch the the sea turtles lay eggs or the baby sea turtles hatch and make their way to the ocean.

What’s Cool: If the baby sea turtles survive to maturity, they return to the same beach to lay their own eggs.

6. Montezuma Waterfall

The Montezuma Waterfall is fun for the whole family. A great nature hike through the jungle and along the river leads you to a large pool with 75 foot, beautiful waterfalls.

What’s Cool: These waterfalls are actually a series of 3 waterfalls. Hike up higher and experience other pools and waterfalls.

7. El Chorro Waterfall

One of seven waterfalls in the world that drops from river to ocean, El Chorro is a special experience. Along a beautiful beach and with large rock formations, you’ll see the waterfall cascading below into the ocean.

What’s cool: El Chorro is on a secluded beach called Cocalito. The easiest way to get there is on horseback on the beach!

8. Refugio Romelia

Refugio Romelia is a refuge and protected land that runs along Playa Grande. Volunteers run the refuge and work hard to protect the wildlife and sea turtles.

What’s Cool: The volunteers collect and protect sea turtle eggs and then release the baby turtles once they hatch!

9. ASVO Turtle Hatchery

The ASVO turtle hatchery is located right on the beach in Montezuma. Volunteers patrol the beach day and night to collect and protect the sea turtle eggs. When they are ready to hatch, the volunteers make sure they safely make their way to the ocean.

What’s Cool: Baby turtle releases are open for public viewing! Most of the year, they are released each day around 4pm.

10. Nicolas Wessberg Reserve

Located between Ylang Ylang Beach Resort and Playa Grande, this untouched piece of land offers beautiful walking trails along the beach and through the jungle.

What’s Cool: Nicolas Wessberg and his wife Karen Mogensen were the founders of the Costa Rica national park system and spent much of their life living in Montezuma.

11. Karen Mogensen Reserve

The Karen Mogensen reserve is a large piece protected land and an important piece of Costa Rica’s biological corridor. Rare plants, animals and flowers are protected in this lush primary forest.

What’s Cool: For a day hike, venture to the “Velo de Novia” waterfalls. At 84 meters high and a blue swimming hole, they are not to be missed!

 

Where to Stay

Close up of the pool with waterfall 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 Attractions in Nicoya Peninsula | ASVO Turtle Hatchery

Top Attractions in Nicoya Peninsula | ASVO Turtle Hatchery

Located on the central, western coast of Costa Rica, the Nicoya Peninsula is just removed enough from the main tourist traffic to offer an authentic travel experience. Wildlife, national parks, and pristine beaches are some of the main attractions. The Nicoya Peninsula is also one of 7 “Blue Zones” in the world that indicate longevity based on a healthy and outdoor lifestyle. Read on below about some of the top attractions and visitor favorites in our area.

Located in the middle of Montezuma beach, volunteers spend day and night patrolling the beach and collecting turtle eggs. They protect the turtle eggs until they are ready to hatch. During most of the year, they allow people to gather and watch the baby turtle be released into the ocean. This is an exciting and beautiful experience for all ages!

List of Top Attractions in Nicoya Peninsula

1. Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve

Cabo Blanco is named after the large white rock island off of the southern tip of the Nicoya Peninsula. Known for it’s incredible wildlife, rare tree species and hundreds of species of birds.

What’s Cool: Cabo Blanco was the very first protected land and national park in Costa Rica.

2. Curu National Wildlife Refuge

Curu is one of the most popular parks in the country for natural wildlife sighting. With rare species of animals and birds, you will enjoy seeing them in the wild.

What’s Cool: Take a hike through the park and you’ll be rewarded with one of the most beautiful beaches of the Nicoya Peninsula. Cool off with a swim and continue on with your adventure!

3. Barra Honda National Park

This natural wonder is a series of 42 underground, limestone caves. To explore the caves, you desend down a ladder and into the underground landscape.

What’s cool: The caves are home to around 5,000 bats.

4. Palo Verde National Park

As tropical wetlands, Palo Verde National Park is one of the best places for bird watching in Costa Rica. Palo Verde is incredibly important to migratory bird patterns. The park is full of incredible Costa Rica wildlife including birds, insects, trees, flowers, and animals.

What’s Cool: Depending on the time of year, Palo Verde hosts over 250,000 birds.

5. Ostional Wildlife Refuge

The Ostional Wildlife Refuge was created to protect the Olive Ridley sea turtles that come onto the beach each year to lay their eggs in the black sand beach. Visit to watch the the sea turtles lay eggs or the baby sea turtles hatch and make their way to the ocean.

What’s Cool: If the baby sea turtles survive to maturity, they return to the same beach to lay their own eggs.

6. Montezuma Waterfall

The Montezuma Waterfall is fun for the whole family. A great nature hike through the jungle and along the river leads you to a large pool with 75 foot, beautiful waterfalls.

What’s Cool: These waterfalls are actually a series of 3 waterfalls. Hike up higher and experience other pools and waterfalls.

7. El Chorro Waterfall

One of seven waterfalls in the world that drops from river to ocean, El Chorro is a special experience. Along a beautiful beach and with large rock formations, you’ll see the waterfall cascading below into the ocean.

What’s cool: El Chorro is on a secluded beach called Cocalito. The easiest way to get there is on horseback on the beach!

8. Refugio Romelia

Refugio Romelia is a refuge and protected land that runs along Playa Grande. Volunteers run the refuge and work hard to protect the wildlife and sea turtles.

What’s Cool: The volunteers collect and protect sea turtle eggs and then release the baby turtles once they hatch!

9. ASVO Turtle Hatchery

The ASVO turtle hatchery is located right on the beach in Montezuma. Volunteers patrol the beach day and night to collect and protect the sea turtle eggs. When they are ready to hatch, the volunteers make sure they safely make their way to the ocean.

What’s Cool: Baby turtle releases are open for public viewing! Most of the year, they are released each day around 4pm.

10. Nicolas Wessberg Reserve

Located between Ylang Ylang Beach Resort and Playa Grande, this untouched piece of land offers beautiful walking trails along the beach and through the jungle.

What’s Cool: Nicolas Wessberg and his wife Karen Mogensen were the founders of the Costa Rica national park system and spent much of their life living in Montezuma.

11. Karen Mogensen Reserve

The Karen Mogensen reserve is a large piece protected land and an important piece of Costa Rica’s biological corridor. Rare plants, animals and flowers are protected in this lush primary forest.

What’s Cool: For a day hike, venture to the “Velo de Novia” waterfalls. At 84 meters high and a blue swimming hole, they are not to be missed!

 

Where to Stay

jungle path to Spa Ylang Ylang 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 Attractions in Nicoya Peninsula | Refugio Romelia

Top Attractions in Nicoya Peninsula | Refugio Romelia

Located on the central, western coast of Costa Rica, the Nicoya Peninsula is just removed enough from the main tourist traffic to offer an authentic travel experience. Wildlife, national parks, and pristine beaches are some of the main attractions. The Nicoya Peninsula is also one of 7 “Blue Zones” in the world that indicate longevity based on a healthy and outdoor lifestyle. Read on below about some of the top attractions and visitor favorites in our area.

Refugio Romelia is a protected piece of land that runs along Playa Grande. With no road access, this pristine piece of beach and jungle is full of Costa Rica nature. Volunteers work day and night to protect the land and wildlife, including collecting and protecting sea turtle eggs.

List of Top Attractions in Nicoya Peninsula

1. Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve

Cabo Blanco is named after the large white rock island off of the southern tip of the Nicoya Peninsula. Known for it’s incredible wildlife, rare tree species and hundreds of species of birds.

What’s Cool: Cabo Blanco was the very first protected land and national park in Costa Rica.

2. Curu National Wildlife Refuge

Curu is one of the most popular parks in the country for natural wildlife sighting. With rare species of animals and birds, you will enjoy seeing them in the wild.

What’s Cool: Take a hike through the park and you’ll be rewarded with one of the most beautiful beaches of the Nicoya Peninsula. Cool off with a swim and continue on with your adventure!

3. Barra Honda National Park

This natural wonder is a series of 42 underground, limestone caves. To explore the caves, you desend down a ladder and into the underground landscape.

What’s cool: The caves are home to around 5,000 bats.

4. Palo Verde National Park

As tropical wetlands, Palo Verde National Park is one of the best places for bird watching in Costa Rica. Palo Verde is incredibly important to migratory bird patterns. The park is full of incredible Costa Rica wildlife including birds, insects, trees, flowers, and animals.

What’s Cool: Depending on the time of year, Palo Verde hosts over 250,000 birds.

5. Ostional Wildlife Refuge

The Ostional Wildlife Refuge was created to protect the Olive Ridley sea turtles that come onto the beach each year to lay their eggs in the black sand beach. Visit to watch the the sea turtles lay eggs or the baby sea turtles hatch and make their way to the ocean.

What’s Cool: If the baby sea turtles survive to maturity, they return to the same beach to lay their own eggs.

6. Montezuma Waterfall

The Montezuma Waterfall is fun for the whole family. A great nature hike through the jungle and along the river leads you to a large pool with 75 foot, beautiful waterfalls.

What’s Cool: These waterfalls are actually a series of 3 waterfalls. Hike up higher and experience other pools and waterfalls.

7. El Chorro Waterfall

One of seven waterfalls in the world that drops from river to ocean, El Chorro is a special experience. Along a beautiful beach and with large rock formations, you’ll see the waterfall cascading below into the ocean.

What’s cool: El Chorro is on a secluded beach called Cocalito. The easiest way to get there is on horseback on the beach!

8. Refugio Romelia

Refugio Romelia is a refuge and protected land that runs along Playa Grande. Volunteers run the refuge and work hard to protect the wildlife and sea turtles.

What’s Cool: The volunteers collect and protect sea turtle eggs and then release the baby turtles once they hatch!

9. ASVO Turtle Hatchery

The ASVO turtle hatchery is located right on the beach in Montezuma. Volunteers patrol the beach day and night to collect and protect the sea turtle eggs. When they are ready to hatch, the volunteers make sure they safely make their way to the ocean.

What’s Cool: Baby turtle releases are open for public viewing! Most of the year, they are released each day around 4pm.

10. Nicolas Wessberg Reserve

Located between Ylang Ylang Beach Resort and Playa Grande, this untouched piece of land offers beautiful walking trails along the beach and through the jungle.

What’s Cool: Nicolas Wessberg and his wife Karen Mogensen were the founders of the Costa Rica national park system and spent much of their life living in Montezuma.

11. Karen Mogensen Reserve

The Karen Mogensen reserve is a large piece protected land and an important piece of Costa Rica’s biological corridor. Rare plants, animals and flowers are protected in this lush primary forest.

What’s Cool: For a day hike, venture to the “Velo de Novia” waterfalls. At 84 meters high and a blue swimming hole, they are not to be missed!

 

Where to Stay

The Costa Rican jungle outside your 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 Attractions in Nicoya Peninsula | El Chorro Waterfall

Top Attractions in Nicoya Peninsula | El Chorro Waterfall

Located on the central, western coast of Costa Rica, the Nicoya Peninsula is just removed enough from the main tourist traffic to offer an authentic travel experience. Wildlife, national parks, and pristine beaches are some of the main attractions. The Nicoya Peninsula is also one of 7 “Blue Zones” in the world that indicate longevity based on a healthy and outdoor lifestyle. Read on below about some of the top attractions and visitor favorites in our area.

El Chorro Waterfall is one of only 7 in the world that drop from a river into the ocean. Located at a beautiful beach called Cocalito, you can explore the rock formations and ocean while enjoying the waterfall. The best way to reach El Chorro is on horseback, otherwise timing your hike with the low tide.

List of Top Attractions in Nicoya Peninsula

1. Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve

Cabo Blanco is named after the large white rock island off of the southern tip of the Nicoya Peninsula. Known for it’s incredible wildlife, rare tree species and hundreds of species of birds.

What’s Cool: Cabo Blanco was the very first protected land and national park in Costa Rica.

2. Curu National Wildlife Refuge

Curu is one of the most popular parks in the country for natural wildlife sighting. With rare species of animals and birds, you will enjoy seeing them in the wild.

What’s Cool: Take a hike through the park and you’ll be rewarded with one of the most beautiful beaches of the Nicoya Peninsula. Cool off with a swim and continue on with your adventure!

3. Barra Honda National Park

This natural wonder is a series of 42 underground, limestone caves. To explore the caves, you desend down a ladder and into the underground landscape.

What’s cool: The caves are home to around 5,000 bats.

4. Palo Verde National Park

As tropical wetlands, Palo Verde National Park is one of the best places for bird watching in Costa Rica. Palo Verde is incredibly important to migratory bird patterns. The park is full of incredible Costa Rica wildlife including birds, insects, trees, flowers, and animals.

What’s Cool: Depending on the time of year, Palo Verde hosts over 250,000 birds.

5. Ostional Wildlife Refuge

The Ostional Wildlife Refuge was created to protect the Olive Ridley sea turtles that come onto the beach each year to lay their eggs in the black sand beach. Visit to watch the the sea turtles lay eggs or the baby sea turtles hatch and make their way to the ocean.

What’s Cool: If the baby sea turtles survive to maturity, they return to the same beach to lay their own eggs.

6. Montezuma Waterfall

The Montezuma Waterfall is fun for the whole family. A great nature hike through the jungle and along the river leads you to a large pool with 75 foot, beautiful waterfalls.

What’s Cool: These waterfalls are actually a series of 3 waterfalls. Hike up higher and experience other pools and waterfalls.

7. El Chorro Waterfall

One of seven waterfalls in the world that drops from river to ocean, El Chorro is a special experience. Along a beautiful beach and with large rock formations, you’ll see the waterfall cascading below into the ocean.

What’s cool: El Chorro is on a secluded beach called Cocalito. The easiest way to get there is on horseback on the beach!

8. Refugio Romelia

Refugio Romelia is a refuge and protected land that runs along Playa Grande. Volunteers run the refuge and work hard to protect the wildlife and sea turtles.

What’s Cool: The volunteers collect and protect sea turtle eggs and then release the baby turtles once they hatch!

9. ASVO Turtle Hatchery

The ASVO turtle hatchery is located right on the beach in Montezuma. Volunteers patrol the beach day and night to collect and protect the sea turtle eggs. When they are ready to hatch, the volunteers make sure they safely make their way to the ocean.

What’s Cool: Baby turtle releases are open for public viewing! Most of the year, they are released each day around 4pm.

10. Nicolas Wessberg Reserve

Located between Ylang Ylang Beach Resort and Playa Grande, this untouched piece of land offers beautiful walking trails along the beach and through the jungle.

What’s Cool: Nicolas Wessberg and his wife Karen Mogensen were the founders of the Costa Rica national park system and spent much of their life living in Montezuma.

11. Karen Mogensen Reserve

The Karen Mogensen reserve is a large piece protected land and an important piece of Costa Rica’s biological corridor. Rare plants, animals and flowers are protected in this lush primary forest.

What’s Cool: For a day hike, venture to the “Velo de Novia” waterfalls. At 84 meters high and a blue swimming hole, they are not to be missed!

 

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 Attractions in Nicoya Peninsula | Montezuma Waterfall

Top Attractions in Nicoya Peninsula | Montezuma Waterfall

Located on the central, western coast of Costa Rica, the Nicoya Peninsula is just removed enough from the main tourist traffic to offer an authentic travel experience. Wildlife, national parks, and pristine beaches are some of the main attractions. The Nicoya Peninsula is also one of 7 “Blue Zones” in the world that indicate longevity based on a healthy and outdoor lifestyle. Read on below about some of the top attractions and visitor favorites in our area.

The Montezuma Waterfalls are a series of three cascading falls. You’ll follow a trail along the river and emerge at a beautiful pool of water at the foot of a 80 foot waterfall. The largest of the three waterfalls, you can swim in the pool, jump from the rocks, and venture behind the waterfall. Hiking up higher, you’ll find two smaller waterfalls and pools for swimming.

List of Top Attractions in Nicoya Peninsula

1. Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve

Cabo Blanco is named after the large white rock island off of the southern tip of the Nicoya Peninsula. Known for it’s incredible wildlife, rare tree species and hundreds of species of birds.

What’s Cool: Cabo Blanco was the very first protected land and national park in Costa Rica.

2. Curu National Wildlife Refuge

Curu is one of the most popular parks in the country for natural wildlife sighting. With rare species of animals and birds, you will enjoy seeing them in the wild.

What’s Cool: Take a hike through the park and you’ll be rewarded with one of the most beautiful beaches of the Nicoya Peninsula. Cool off with a swim and continue on with your adventure!

3. Barra Honda National Park

This natural wonder is a series of 42 underground, limestone caves. To explore the caves, you desend down a ladder and into the underground landscape.

What’s cool: The caves are home to around 5,000 bats.

4. Palo Verde National Park

As tropical wetlands, Palo Verde National Park is one of the best places for bird watching in Costa Rica. Palo Verde is incredibly important to migratory bird patterns. The park is full of incredible Costa Rica wildlife including birds, insects, trees, flowers, and animals.

What’s Cool: Depending on the time of year, Palo Verde hosts over 250,000 birds.

5. Ostional Wildlife Refuge

The Ostional Wildlife Refuge was created to protect the Olive Ridley sea turtles that come onto the beach each year to lay their eggs in the black sand beach. Visit to watch the the sea turtles lay eggs or the baby sea turtles hatch and make their way to the ocean.

What’s Cool: If the baby sea turtles survive to maturity, they return to the same beach to lay their own eggs.

6. Montezuma Waterfall

The Montezuma Waterfall is fun for the whole family. A great nature hike through the jungle and along the river leads you to a large pool with 75 foot, beautiful waterfalls.

What’s Cool: These waterfalls are actually a series of 3 waterfalls. Hike up higher and experience other pools and waterfalls.

7. El Chorro Waterfall

One of seven waterfalls in the world that drops from river to ocean, El Chorro is a special experience. Along a beautiful beach and with large rock formations, you’ll see the waterfall cascading below into the ocean.

What’s cool: El Chorro is on a secluded beach called Cocalito. The easiest way to get there is on horseback on the beach!

8. Refugio Romelia

Refugio Romelia is a refuge and protected land that runs along Playa Grande. Volunteers run the refuge and work hard to protect the wildlife and sea turtles.

What’s Cool: The volunteers collect and protect sea turtle eggs and then release the baby turtles once they hatch!

9. ASVO Turtle Hatchery

The ASVO turtle hatchery is located right on the beach in Montezuma. Volunteers patrol the beach day and night to collect and protect the sea turtle eggs. When they are ready to hatch, the volunteers make sure they safely make their way to the ocean.

What’s Cool: Baby turtle releases are open for public viewing! Most of the year, they are released each day around 4pm.

10. Nicolas Wessberg Reserve

Located between Ylang Ylang Beach Resort and Playa Grande, this untouched piece of land offers beautiful walking trails along the beach and through the jungle.

What’s Cool: Nicolas Wessberg and his wife Karen Mogensen were the founders of the Costa Rica national park system and spent much of their life living in Montezuma.

11. Karen Mogensen Reserve

The Karen Mogensen reserve is a large piece protected land and an important piece of Costa Rica’s biological corridor. Rare plants, animals and flowers are protected in this lush primary forest.

What’s Cool: For a day hike, venture to the “Velo de Novia” waterfalls. At 84 meters high and a blue swimming hole, they are not to be missed!

 

Where to Stay

Garden view 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 Attractions in Nicoya Peninsula | Ostional Wildlife Refuge

Top Attractions in Nicoya Peninsula | Ostional Wildlife Refuge

Located on the central, western coast of Costa Rica, the Nicoya Peninsula is just removed enough from the main tourist traffic to offer an authentic travel experience. Wildlife, national parks, and pristine beaches are some of the main attractions. The Nicoya Peninsula is also one of 7 “Blue Zones” in the world that indicate longevity based on a healthy and outdoor lifestyle. Read on below about some of the top attractions and visitor favorites in our area.

The Ostional Wildlife refuge was established to protect the Olive Ridley sea turtles as they lay eggs and as the eggs hatch and the baby turtles make their way to the ocean. Every year, hundreds of turtles return to this beach to lay their eggs and once the eggs hatch, thousands of baby sea turtles make their way to the ocean. Both the egg laying and hatching are incredible natural wonders to experience.

List of Top Attractions in Nicoya Peninsula

1. Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve

Cabo Blanco is named after the large white rock island off of the southern tip of the Nicoya Peninsula. Known for it’s incredible wildlife, rare tree species and hundreds of species of birds.

What’s Cool: Cabo Blanco was the very first protected land and national park in Costa Rica.

2. Curu National Wildlife Refuge

Curu is one of the most popular parks in the country for natural wildlife sighting. With rare species of animals and birds, you will enjoy seeing them in the wild.

What’s Cool: Take a hike through the park and you’ll be rewarded with one of the most beautiful beaches of the Nicoya Peninsula. Cool off with a swim and continue on with your adventure!

3. Barra Honda National Park

This natural wonder is a series of 42 underground, limestone caves. To explore the caves, you desend down a ladder and into the underground landscape.

What’s cool: The caves are home to around 5,000 bats.

4. Palo Verde National Park

As tropical wetlands, Palo Verde National Park is one of the best places for bird watching in Costa Rica. Palo Verde is incredibly important to migratory bird patterns. The park is full of incredible Costa Rica wildlife including birds, insects, trees, flowers, and animals.

What’s Cool: Depending on the time of year, Palo Verde hosts over 250,000 birds.

5. Ostional Wildlife Refuge

The Ostional Wildlife Refuge was created to protect the Olive Ridley sea turtles that come onto the beach each year to lay their eggs in the black sand beach. Visit to watch the the sea turtles lay eggs or the baby sea turtles hatch and make their way to the ocean.

What’s Cool: If the baby sea turtles survive to maturity, they return to the same beach to lay their own eggs.

6. Montezuma Waterfall

The Montezuma Waterfall is fun for the whole family. A great nature hike through the jungle and along the river leads you to a large pool with 75 foot, beautiful waterfalls.

What’s Cool: These waterfalls are actually a series of 3 waterfalls. Hike up higher and experience other pools and waterfalls.

7. El Chorro Waterfall

One of seven waterfalls in the world that drops from river to ocean, El Chorro is a special experience. Along a beautiful beach and with large rock formations, you’ll see the waterfall cascading below into the ocean.

What’s cool: El Chorro is on a secluded beach called Cocalito. The easiest way to get there is on horseback on the beach!

8. Refugio Romelia

Refugio Romelia is a refuge and protected land that runs along Playa Grande. Volunteers run the refuge and work hard to protect the wildlife and sea turtles.

What’s Cool: The volunteers collect and protect sea turtle eggs and then release the baby turtles once they hatch!

9. ASVO Turtle Hatchery

The ASVO turtle hatchery is located right on the beach in Montezuma. Volunteers patrol the beach day and night to collect and protect the sea turtle eggs. When they are ready to hatch, the volunteers make sure they safely make their way to the ocean.

What’s Cool: Baby turtle releases are open for public viewing! Most of the year, they are released each day around 4pm.

10. Nicolas Wessberg Reserve

Located between Ylang Ylang Beach Resort and Playa Grande, this untouched piece of land offers beautiful walking trails along the beach and through the jungle.

What’s Cool: Nicolas Wessberg and his wife Karen Mogensen were the founders of the Costa Rica national park system and spent much of their life living in Montezuma.

11. Karen Mogensen Reserve

The Karen Mogensen reserve is a large piece protected land and an important piece of Costa Rica’s biological corridor. Rare plants, animals and flowers are protected in this lush primary forest.

What’s Cool: For a day hike, venture to the “Velo de Novia” waterfalls. At 84 meters high and a blue swimming hole, they are not to be missed!

 

Where to Stay

A path through the jungle at 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 Attractions in Nicoya Peninsula | Palo Verde National Park

Top Attractions in Nicoya Peninsula | Palo Verde National Park

Located on the central, western coast of Costa Rica, the Nicoya Peninsula is just removed enough from the main tourist traffic to offer an authentic travel experience. Wildlife, national parks, and pristine beaches are some of the main attractions. The Nicoya Peninsula is also one of 7 “Blue Zones” in the world that indicate longevity based on a healthy and outdoor lifestyle. Read on below about some of the top attractions and visitor favorites in our area.

Palo Verde National Park is home to incredible Costa Rica wildlife and some of the best bird watching in the country. Palo Verde is a dry tropical forest, full of wildlife. An important part of the migratory bird pattern, Palo Verde is home to over 250,000 birds. Palo Verde is located on the edge of the Tempisque River, which is home to the largest numbers of crocodiles in Costa Rica.

List of Top Attractions in Nicoya Peninsula

1. Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve

Cabo Blanco is named after the large white rock island off of the southern tip of the Nicoya Peninsula. Known for it’s incredible wildlife, rare tree species and hundreds of species of birds.

What’s Cool: Cabo Blanco was the very first protected land and national park in Costa Rica.

2. Curu National Wildlife Refuge

Curu is one of the most popular parks in the country for natural wildlife sighting. With rare species of animals and birds, you will enjoy seeing them in the wild.

What’s Cool: Take a hike through the park and you’ll be rewarded with one of the most beautiful beaches of the Nicoya Peninsula. Cool off with a swim and continue on with your adventure!

3. Barra Honda National Park

This natural wonder is a series of 42 underground, limestone caves. To explore the caves, you desend down a ladder and into the underground landscape.

What’s cool: The caves are home to around 5,000 bats.

4. Palo Verde National Park

As tropical wetlands, Palo Verde National Park is one of the best places for bird watching in Costa Rica. Palo Verde is incredibly important to migratory bird patterns. The park is full of incredible Costa Rica wildlife including birds, insects, trees, flowers, and animals.

What’s Cool: Depending on the time of year, Palo Verde hosts over 250,000 birds.

5. Ostional Wildlife Refuge

The Ostional Wildlife Refuge was created to protect the Olive Ridley sea turtles that come onto the beach each year to lay their eggs in the black sand beach. Visit to watch the the sea turtles lay eggs or the baby sea turtles hatch and make their way to the ocean.

What’s Cool: If the baby sea turtles survive to maturity, they return to the same beach to lay their own eggs.

6. Montezuma Waterfall

The Montezuma Waterfall is fun for the whole family. A great nature hike through the jungle and along the river leads you to a large pool with 75 foot, beautiful waterfalls.

What’s Cool: These waterfalls are actually a series of 3 waterfalls. Hike up higher and experience other pools and waterfalls.

7. El Chorro Waterfall

One of seven waterfalls in the world that drops from river to ocean, El Chorro is a special experience. Along a beautiful beach and with large rock formations, you’ll see the waterfall cascading below into the ocean.

What’s cool: El Chorro is on a secluded beach called Cocalito. The easiest way to get there is on horseback on the beach!

8. Refugio Romelia

Refugio Romelia is a refuge and protected land that runs along Playa Grande. Volunteers run the refuge and work hard to protect the wildlife and sea turtles.

What’s Cool: The volunteers collect and protect sea turtle eggs and then release the baby turtles once they hatch!

9. ASVO Turtle Hatchery

The ASVO turtle hatchery is located right on the beach in Montezuma. Volunteers patrol the beach day and night to collect and protect the sea turtle eggs. When they are ready to hatch, the volunteers make sure they safely make their way to the ocean.

What’s Cool: Baby turtle releases are open for public viewing! Most of the year, they are released each day around 4pm.

10. Nicolas Wessberg Reserve

Located between Ylang Ylang Beach Resort and Playa Grande, this untouched piece of land offers beautiful walking trails along the beach and through the jungle.

What’s Cool: Nicolas Wessberg and his wife Karen Mogensen were the founders of the Costa Rica national park system and spent much of their life living in Montezuma.

11. Karen Mogensen Reserve

The Karen Mogensen reserve is a large piece protected land and an important piece of Costa Rica’s biological corridor. Rare plants, animals and flowers are protected in this lush primary forest.

What’s Cool: For a day hike, venture to the “Velo de Novia” waterfalls. At 84 meters high and a blue swimming hole, they are not to be missed!

 

Where to Stay

Garden view bungalow at 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 Attractions in Nicoya Peninsula | Barra Honda National Park

Top Attractions in Nicoya Peninsula | Barra Honda National Park

Located on the central, western coast of Costa Rica, the Nicoya Peninsula is just removed enough from the main tourist traffic to offer an authentic travel experience. Wildlife, national parks, and pristine beaches are some of the main attractions. The Nicoya Peninsula is also one of 7 “Blue Zones” in the world that indicate longevity based on a healthy and outdoor lifestyle. Read on below about some of the top attractions and visitor favorites in our area.

Barra Honda National Park is a series of 42 under ground limestone caves, only 19 of which have been explored. Some of the caves are open to the public to explore by descending down a ladder into the narrow cave entrance. Enjoy the wildlife as you hike through the park to get up to the caves. To explore the caves, you’ll need to purchase a guided cave tour.

List of Top Attractions in Nicoya Peninsula

1. Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve

Cabo Blanco is named after the large white rock island off of the southern tip of the Nicoya Peninsula. Known for it’s incredible wildlife, rare tree species and hundreds of species of birds.

What’s Cool: Cabo Blanco was the very first protected land and national park in Costa Rica.

2. Curu National Wildlife Refuge

Curu is one of the most popular parks in the country for natural wildlife sighting. With rare species of animals and birds, you will enjoy seeing them in the wild.

What’s Cool: Take a hike through the park and you’ll be rewarded with one of the most beautiful beaches of the Nicoya Peninsula. Cool off with a swim and continue on with your adventure!

3. Barra Honda National Park

This natural wonder is a series of 42 underground, limestone caves. To explore the caves, you desend down a ladder and into the underground landscape.

What’s cool: The caves are home to around 5,000 bats.

4. Palo Verde National Park

As tropical wetlands, Palo Verde National Park is one of the best places for bird watching in Costa Rica. Palo Verde is incredibly important to migratory bird patterns. The park is full of incredible Costa Rica wildlife including birds, insects, trees, flowers, and animals.

What’s Cool: Depending on the time of year, Palo Verde hosts over 250,000 birds.

5. Ostional Wildlife Refuge

The Ostional Wildlife Refuge was created to protect the Olive Ridley sea turtles that come onto the beach each year to lay their eggs in the black sand beach. Visit to watch the the sea turtles lay eggs or the baby sea turtles hatch and make their way to the ocean.

What’s Cool: If the baby sea turtles survive to maturity, they return to the same beach to lay their own eggs.

6. Montezuma Waterfall

The Montezuma Waterfall is fun for the whole family. A great nature hike through the jungle and along the river leads you to a large pool with 75 foot, beautiful waterfalls.

What’s Cool: These waterfalls are actually a series of 3 waterfalls. Hike up higher and experience other pools and waterfalls.

7. El Chorro Waterfall

One of seven waterfalls in the world that drops from river to ocean, El Chorro is a special experience. Along a beautiful beach and with large rock formations, you’ll see the waterfall cascading below into the ocean.

What’s cool: El Chorro is on a secluded beach called Cocalito. The easiest way to get there is on horseback on the beach!

8. Refugio Romelia

Refugio Romelia is a refuge and protected land that runs along Playa Grande. Volunteers run the refuge and work hard to protect the wildlife and sea turtles.

What’s Cool: The volunteers collect and protect sea turtle eggs and then release the baby turtles once they hatch!

9. ASVO Turtle Hatchery

The ASVO turtle hatchery is located right on the beach in Montezuma. Volunteers patrol the beach day and night to collect and protect the sea turtle eggs. When they are ready to hatch, the volunteers make sure they safely make their way to the ocean.

What’s Cool: Baby turtle releases are open for public viewing! Most of the year, they are released each day around 4pm.

10. Nicolas Wessberg Reserve

Located between Ylang Ylang Beach Resort and Playa Grande, this untouched piece of land offers beautiful walking trails along the beach and through the jungle.

What’s Cool: Nicolas Wessberg and his wife Karen Mogensen were the founders of the Costa Rica national park system and spent much of their life living in Montezuma.

11. Karen Mogensen Reserve

The Karen Mogensen reserve is a large piece protected land and an important piece of Costa Rica’s biological corridor. Rare plants, animals and flowers are protected in this lush primary forest.

What’s Cool: For a day hike, venture to the “Velo de Novia” waterfalls. At 84 meters high and a blue swimming hole, they are not to be missed!

Where to Stay

Beach chairs on the private beach at 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 Attractions in Nicoya Peninsula | Curu National Wildlife Refuge

Top Attractions in Nicoya Peninsula | Curu National Wildlife Refuge

Located on the central, western coast of Costa Rica, the Nicoya Peninsula is just removed enough from the main tourist traffic to offer an authentic travel experience. Wildlife, national parks, and pristine beaches are some of the main attractions. The Nicoya Peninsula is also one of 7 “Blue Zones” in the world that indicate longevity based on a healthy and outdoor lifestyle. Read on below about some of the top attractions and visitor favorites in our area.

Curu Wildlife Refuge offers incredible wildlife and natural surroundings as a lush tropical forest on the edge of a pristine beach. Hike through the incredible jungle, beaches, mangroves, and fields to experience the best of rare Costa Rica wildlife. Be sure to bring your camera to capture birds, animals and flowers alike.

List of Top Attractions in Nicoya Peninsula

1. Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve

Cabo Blanco is named after the large white rock island off of the southern tip of the Nicoya Peninsula. Known for it’s incredible wildlife, rare tree species and hundreds of species of birds.

What’s Cool: Cabo Blanco was the very first protected land and national park in Costa Rica.

2. Curu National Wildlife Refuge

Curu is one of the most popular parks in the country for natural wildlife sighting. With rare species of animals and birds, you will enjoy seeing them in the wild.

What’s Cool: Take a hike through the park and you’ll be rewarded with one of the most beautiful beaches of the Nicoya Peninsula. Cool off with a swim and continue on with your adventure!

3. Barra Honda National Park

This natural wonder is a series of 42 underground, limestone caves. To explore the caves, you desend down a ladder and into the underground landscape.

What’s cool: The caves are home to around 5,000 bats.

4. Palo Verde National Park

As tropical wetlands, Palo Verde National Park is one of the best places for bird watching in Costa Rica. Palo Verde is incredibly important to migratory bird patterns. The park is full of incredible Costa Rica wildlife including birds, insects, trees, flowers, and animals.

What’s Cool: Depending on the time of year, Palo Verde hosts over 250,000 birds.

5. Ostional Wildlife Refuge

The Ostional Wildlife Refuge was created to protect the Olive Ridley sea turtles that come onto the beach each year to lay their eggs in the black sand beach. Visit to watch the the sea turtles lay eggs or the baby sea turtles hatch and make their way to the ocean.

What’s Cool: If the baby sea turtles survive to maturity, they return to the same beach to lay their own eggs.

6. Montezuma Waterfall

The Montezuma Waterfall is fun for the whole family. A great nature hike through the jungle and along the river leads you to a large pool with 75 foot, beautiful waterfalls.

What’s Cool: These waterfalls are actually a series of 3 waterfalls. Hike up higher and experience other pools and waterfalls.

7. El Chorro Waterfall

One of seven waterfalls in the world that drops from river to ocean, El Chorro is a special experience. Along a beautiful beach and with large rock formations, you’ll see the waterfall cascading below into the ocean.

What’s cool: El Chorro is on a secluded beach called Cocalito. The easiest way to get there is on horseback on the beach!

8. Refugio Romelia

Refugio Romelia is a refuge and protected land that runs along Playa Grande. Volunteers run the refuge and work hard to protect the wildlife and sea turtles.

What’s Cool: The volunteers collect and protect sea turtle eggs and then release the baby turtles once they hatch!

9. ASVO Turtle Hatchery

The ASVO turtle hatchery is located right on the beach in Montezuma. Volunteers patrol the beach day and night to collect and protect the sea turtle eggs. When they are ready to hatch, the volunteers make sure they safely make their way to the ocean.

What’s Cool: Baby turtle releases are open for public viewing! Most of the year, they are released each day around 4pm.

10. Nicolas Wessberg Reserve

Located between Ylang Ylang Beach Resort and Playa Grande, this untouched piece of land offers beautiful walking trails along the beach and through the jungle.

What’s Cool: Nicolas Wessberg and his wife Karen Mogensen were the founders of the Costa Rica national park system and spent much of their life living in Montezuma.

11. Karen Mogensen Reserve

The Karen Mogensen reserve is a large piece protected land and an important piece of Costa Rica’s biological corridor. Rare plants, animals and flowers are protected in this lush primary forest.

What’s Cool: For a day hike, venture to the “Velo de Novia” waterfalls. At 84 meters high and a blue swimming hole, they are not to be missed!

 

Where to Stay

Shoulder 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 Attractions in Nicoya Peninsula | Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve

Top Attractions in Nicoya Peninsula | Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve

Located on the central, western coast of Costa Rica, the Nicoya Peninsula is just removed enough from the main tourist traffic to offer an authentic travel experience. Wildlife, national parks, and pristine beaches are some of the main attractions. The Nicoya Peninsula is also one of 7 “Blue Zones” in the world that indicate longevity based on a healthy and outdoor lifestyle. Read on below about some of the top attractions and visitor favorites in our area.

As the first area of protected land and the first National Park of Costa Rica, Cabo Blanco hosts incredible nature and wildlife. Cabo Blanco is named for the large rock formation island off of the southern tip of the Nicoya Peninsula. This Island hosts one of the largest populations of sea birds and is important to their habitat. Cabo Blanco hosts a number of diverse trees, mammal and bird species. There are great trails and beaches to explore.

List of Top Attractions in Nicoya Peninsula

1. Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve

Cabo Blanco is named after the large white rock island off of the southern tip of the Nicoya Peninsula. Known for it’s incredible wildlife, rare tree species and hundreds of species of birds.

What’s Cool: Cabo Blanco was the very first protected land and national park in Costa Rica.

2. Curu National Wildlife Refuge

Curu is one of the most popular parks in the country for natural wildlife sighting. With rare species of animals and birds, you will enjoy seeing them in the wild.

What’s Cool: Take a hike through the park and you’ll be rewarded with one of the most beautiful beaches of the Nicoya Peninsula. Cool off with a swim and continue on with your adventure!

3. Barra Honda National Park

This natural wonder is a series of 42 underground, limestone caves. To explore the caves, you desend down a ladder and into the underground landscape.

What’s cool: The caves are home to around 5,000 bats.

4. Palo Verde National Park

As tropical wetlands, Palo Verde National Park is one of the best places for bird watching in Costa Rica. Palo Verde is incredibly important to migratory bird patterns. The park is full of incredible Costa Rica wildlife including birds, insects, trees, flowers, and animals.

What’s Cool: Depending on the time of year, Palo Verde hosts over 250,000 birds.

5. Ostional Wildlife Refuge

The Ostional Wildlife Refuge was created to protect the Olive Ridley sea turtles that come onto the beach each year to lay their eggs in the black sand beach. Visit to watch the the sea turtles lay eggs or the baby sea turtles hatch and make their way to the ocean.

What’s Cool: If the baby sea turtles survive to maturity, they return to the same beach to lay their own eggs.

6. Montezuma Waterfall

The Montezuma Waterfall is fun for the whole family. A great nature hike through the jungle and along the river leads you to a large pool with 75 foot, beautiful waterfalls.

What’s Cool: These waterfalls are actually a series of 3 waterfalls. Hike up higher and experience other pools and waterfalls.

7. El Chorro Waterfall

One of seven waterfalls in the world that drops from river to ocean, El Chorro is a special experience. Along a beautiful beach and with large rock formations, you’ll see the waterfall cascading below into the ocean.

What’s cool: El Chorro is on a secluded beach called Cocalito. The easiest way to get there is on horseback on the beach!

8. Refugio Romelia

Refugio Romelia is a refuge and protected land that runs along Playa Grande. Volunteers run the refuge and work hard to protect the wildlife and sea turtles.

What’s Cool: The volunteers collect and protect sea turtle eggs and then release the baby turtles once they hatch!

9. ASVO Turtle Hatchery

The ASVO turtle hatchery is located right on the beach in Montezuma. Volunteers patrol the beach day and night to collect and protect the sea turtle eggs. When they are ready to hatch, the volunteers make sure they safely make their way to the ocean.

What’s Cool: Baby turtle releases are open for public viewing! Most of the year, they are released each day around 4pm.

10. Nicolas Wessberg Reserve

Located between Ylang Ylang Beach Resort and Playa Grande, this untouched piece of land offers beautiful walking trails along the beach and through the jungle.

What’s Cool: Nicolas Wessberg and his wife Karen Mogensen were the founders of the Costa Rica national park system and spent much of their life living in Montezuma.

11. Karen Mogensen Reserve

The Karen Mogensen reserve is a large piece protected land and an important piece of Costa Rica’s biological corridor. Rare plants, animals and flowers are protected in this lush primary forest.

What’s Cool: For a day hike, venture to the “Velo de Novia” waterfalls. At 84 meters high and a blue swimming hole, they are not to be missed!

 

Where to Stay

Hammocks by the pool 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 Attractions in Nicoya Peninsula

Top Attractions in Nicoya Peninsula

Located on the central, western coast of Costa Rica, the Nicoya Peninsula is just removed enough from the main tourist traffic to offer an authentic travel experience. Wildlife, national parks, and pristine beaches are some of the main attractions. The Nicoya Peninsula is also one of 7 “Blue Zones” in the world that indicate longevity based on a healthy and outdoor lifestyle. Read on below about some of the top attractions and visitor favorites in our area.

List of Top Attractions in Nicoya Peninsula

1. Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve

Cabo Blanco is named after the large white rock island off of the southern tip of the Nicoya Peninsula. Known for it’s incredible wildlife, rare tree species and hundreds of species of birds.

What’s Cool: Cabo Blanco was the very first protected land and national park in Costa Rica.

2. Curu National Wildlife Refuge

Curu is one of the most popular parks in the country for natural wildlife sighting. With rare species of animals and birds, you will enjoy seeing them in the wild.

What’s Cool: Take a hike through the park and you’ll be rewarded with one of the most beautiful beaches of the Nicoya Peninsula. Cool off with a swim and continue on with your adventure!

3. Barra Honda National Park

This natural wonder is a series of 42 underground, limestone caves. To explore the caves, you desend down a ladder and into the underground landscape.

What’s cool: The caves are home to around 5,000 bats.

4. Palo Verde National Park

As tropical wetlands, Palo Verde National Park is one of the best places for bird watching in Costa Rica. Palo Verde is incredibly important to migratory bird patterns. The park is full of incredible Costa Rica wildlife including birds, insects, trees, flowers, and animals.

What’s Cool: Depending on the time of year, Palo Verde hosts over 250,000 birds.

5. Ostional Wildlife Refuge

The Ostional Wildlife Refuge was created to protect the Olive Ridley sea turtles that come onto the beach each year to lay their eggs in the black sand beach. Visit to watch the the sea turtles lay eggs or the baby sea turtles hatch and make their way to the ocean.

What’s Cool: If the baby sea turtles survive to maturity, they return to the same beach to lay their own eggs.

6. Montezuma Waterfall

The Montezuma Waterfall is fun for the whole family. A great nature hike through the jungle and along the river leads you to a large pool with 75 foot, beautiful waterfalls.

What’s Cool: These waterfalls are actually a series of 3 waterfalls. Hike up higher and experience other pools and waterfalls.

7. El Chorro Waterfall

One of seven waterfalls in the world that drops from river to ocean, El Chorro is a special experience. Along a beautiful beach and with large rock formations, you’ll see the waterfall cascading below into the ocean.

What’s cool: El Chorro is on a secluded beach called Cocalito. The easiest way to get there is on horseback on the beach!

8. Refugio Romelia

Refugio Romelia is a refuge and protected land that runs along Playa Grande. Volunteers run the refuge and work hard to protect the wildlife and sea turtles.

What’s Cool: The volunteers collect and protect sea turtle eggs and then release the baby turtles once they hatch!

9. ASVO Turtle Hatchery

The ASVO turtle hatchery is located right on the beach in Montezuma. Volunteers patrol the beach day and night to collect and protect the sea turtle eggs. When they are ready to hatch, the volunteers make sure they safely make their way to the ocean.

What’s Cool: Baby turtle releases are open for public viewing! Most of the year, they are released each day around 4pm.

10. Nicolas Wessberg Reserve

Located between Ylang Ylang Beach Resort and Playa Grande, this untouched piece of land offers beautiful walking trails along the beach and through the jungle.

What’s Cool: Nicolas Wessberg and his wife Karen Mogensen were the founders of the Costa Rica national park system and spent much of their life living in Montezuma.

11. Karen Mogensen Reserve

The Karen Mogensen reserve is a large piece protected land and an important piece of Costa Rica’s biological corridor. Rare plants, animals and flowers are protected in this lush primary forest.

What’s Cool: For a day hike, venture to the “Velo de Novia” waterfalls. At 84 meters high and a blue swimming hole, they are not to be missed!

 

Where to Stay

jungle view from your 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 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!