General Information

The breakfast is one dish chosen from our breakfast menu, a natural juice and coffee per person. The dinner is one main course from our dinner menu and one natural juice per person. Please see our online menu in the Restaurant section of our website for more details.
Our restaurant has a variety of vegetarian, vegan and raw food choices. Refer to our menu for more information.
Yes, we have a gluten free menu. Refer to our gluten free menu for more information.
The included breakfast and dinner are served at our Ylang Ylang Restaurant.
Breakfast is served from 7-10am
Dinner is served from 5-9pm
Yes, our restaurant is open from 7am to 9pm daily, Lunch is served from 10am till 5pm.
Yes, we have a Children’s menu for them to choose from. Please refer to our children’s menu section for more information.
We do not offer room service on a regular basis, however we are happy to make exceptions for special ocassions. All you need to do is ask our waitstaff (you will need to order at the restaurant as we don’t have phones in the rooms).
We do not offer all inclusive packages. Our rates include breakfast and dinner and we also offer the option of lunch included as an additional option.
Included breakfast: One dish, one “Ylang Ylang Natural Juice” and coffee or tea.
Included dinner: One main course from our Dinner Menu, Vegan Menu or our Raw Foods Menu and one “Ylang Ylang Natural Juice” per person.
We do not have a specific dress code for the restaurant. It’s casual so as long as you have a shirt, shorts and sandals on then you are fine, but you are welcome to dress up as much as you like.

It really depends on how you plan to travel. There are more transportation options available from San Jose, however most of them leave in the morning. If you arrive in Liberia then the only two options available are a Private Transfer or a rental car.
The total travel time is 4 – 5 hours. 1 1/2 – 2 hours from the airport to the ferry, 1 1/2 hour on the ferry and 1 hour from Paquera (where the ferry lands) to Montezuma. We recommend to arrive at the ferry 45 minutes before the departure time or more as the line can be pretty long and it’s a 1st come 1st serve system (you are not able to make reservations).
The drive takes 3 1/2 – 4 hours. The best route
to take is via the inside of the peninsula, not via the ferry.
Yes, depending on the actual time of your flight. Please keep in mind that our luggage service begins at 7:30 am so if you will be leaving Ylang Ylang before that time, we may send your luggage to our hotel in town (El Sano Banano) the night before and you would walk into town (just 10-15 minutes) the morning of your departure. We may be able to coordinate an early drive into town but it can not be guaranteed until closer to the departure date.
We can arrange a taxi to pick you up at the Tambor Airstrip. We recommend this because there are not always taxis there waiting since it is just one airstrip.
Both Sansa & Costa Rica Green Air fly from/to the Juan Santa Maria (SJO) International Airport. They are both great airlines, but Costa Rica Green Air is known to be more on time then Sansa and they have all twin engine planes which makes them the safest option.
We recommend taking a private transfer, a shared shuttle or renting a car. If you decide to take a private transfer or shared shuttle, we can set this up for you, just contact us and we will be happy to help you.
From Arenal to Montezuma you can take a Shared Shuttle, a Half Private Transfer or a Full Private Transfer.
From Tamarindo to Montezuma the best way to travel is a Shared Shuttle or a Private Transfer. Please contact us for details on pricing. Please refer to our transportation page to see what’s available.
From Manuel Antonio or Jaco to Montezuma the best option of travel is the Taxi Boat (from Jaco) or the Shared Shuttle and Taxi Boat combination (from Manuel Antonio or any other towns in that area). Please refer to our transportation page to see what’s available.
You can see our recommended driving directions under our “Getting Here/Transportation” Page.
The Coordinates for Montezuma are 9.6500° N, 85.0667° W. But please note that the GPS does not always provide the best driving route as it can take you on non paved roads.
Since no driving is allowed on the beach, there is free parking at our sister restaurant El Sano Banano in town*, where we have a guard at night. As a safety precaution DO NOT leave any valuables in the car. We are not responsible for your car or items in it.
*Free limited parking available-first come, first serve. If needed there is also a secure parking area right next door, which we can inform you about upon arrival (note: the next door parking charges a fee).
Montezuma is a small village with very limited parking everywhere. We recommend our guests to rent a car after they visit us or to rent a car on departure and have it sent to our hotel for guest pick-up.

PARKING YOUR OWN CAR OR RENTAL CAR:
If you plan to rent a vehicle, please ensure that it is a 4×4 vehicle if you would like to park directly on the Ylang Ylang property. Part of the drive is over the beach and you will need to activate the 4×4 feature BEFORE driving onto the beach. If you will not have a 4×4 vehicle, we have free limited parking spaces at our sister restaurant El Sano Banano in town, where we have a guard at night. If you’ll be parking at El Sano Banano, we have a beach shuttle that will drive you in and out for check in and check out only. Otherwise, it is a 15 minute walk to the parking area.
Please note that if we do not have your arrival details and you will need the beach shuttle, there is a very high chance there will be no beach shuttle available for you when you arrive. We kindly ask that you keep us informed on your method of arrival so that we can make your check in process as smooth as possible.
Yes, please call our Front Desk at +(506)2642-0523 OR +(506)2642-0402 to notify of a possible after-hours arrival (anytime after 5:00pm). Please remember that our front desk closes at 8:00 pm but please be sure to advise if you will be coming in later than 5:00 pm so that we can make sure to have our driver available for your pickup at Sano Banano.

Tickets are approximately $2 per person and $20-$30 per vehicle (the price varies depending on the size of the vehicle). These can be purchased in advance, however you will need the license plate number in order to book. You can book them here: https://www.quickpaycr.com.
If you do not purchase the ticket before hand, then there is a ticket counter available for purchase at Musmani Bakery across from the ferry landing. There will be a ferry representative handing out pre-boarding car tickets for the line of cars-you need this ticket to buy the actual car ticket (this is not needed if you purchase in advance as you just go to the front of the line and the staff will have your ferry ticket printed for you (you do need to show proof of purchase which will be emailed to you).
The ferry is an enjoyable hour and 15 minute ride across the Nicoya Gulf.
We recommend arriving about an hour beforehand if you have a car. This can change depending on the size of the ferry or the day of the week (i.e. Friday afternoon). Please contact us by email if you would like to double check.
The ferry schedule is subject to change often. If you would like to know the current departure times please visit navieratambor.com/horarios-y-tarifas
We recommend to be at the ferry 45 minutes to an hour in advance (minimum) to buy the ferry tickets and wait in the car line. ***”Relleno” is where the ferry leaves from***

On the day of your check-in, simply go to the Front Desk at our sister hotel in town, Sano Banano. They will call our driver for you who will bring you and your luggage out to the resort in our beach car.
We have three shuttles back into town on the day of your check-out, 6:40am ,8:00 am or 11:00 am. If you would like to leave in between those two shuttles, your bags can be sent on the 6:40am or 8:00 am car and they will be kept at Sano Banano’s Front Desk. You can walk to town whenever you like. If you would like to stay on the grounds and use the pool, hammocks or restaurant after check-out, your bags can be sent to Sano Banano in the 11:00 am car. Please let our Front Desk know if you will need to leave the resort before 6:40 am.
Note: The reason for these car schedules is that we have limited beach access given by the government so we must consolidate our trips on the beach and also we want to drive as little as possible on the beach so as to limit our “footprints” on the environment.

Click on any button on this site that says “BOOK NOW”, then follow the instructions. No reservation is confirmed unless valid credit card information is provided.
You will receive a confirmation from our booking engine and you will be all set.

The Accommodations/Payment

We recommend Coco Joe’s Bungalow, Tree Top Canopy or one of our other bungalows (either Garden or Beach Front depending on your preference).
We have a variety of rooms
available, you can see photos, descriptions and prices under the “Accommodations” page
All our room rates at Ylang Ylang are flat rates for the room but they are increased per person (the rate will vary depending on the number of people in the room). You can see our different accommodations, availability and rates on our booking engine.
All Reservations are charged at the time of booking. Please refer to our cancellation policy page.
If you have questions just let us know by contacting us.
Please refer to our cancellation policy page.
All Reservations are charged at the time of booking. Please refer to our cancellation policy page.
If you have questions just let us know by contacting us.
You can pay in most places with Dollars but we recommend to have Colones for the smaller restaurants and stores. You will get the best exchange rate from an ATM as opposed to exchanging Dollars for Colones in a store. There is a convenient ATM right outside the airport as well as one in Montezuma.
You can pay for these at check-in. You may pay for the tours and transfers with credit card if you like, but there will be an extra 4% charge. If you pay with travelers checks or cash, there will be no extra charge.
Anywhere from 1-6 people depending on the room that you book. Please refer to our accommodations page for more info.
Our rates are set based on our different seasons and our costs of operation during that time of year, so we do not offer group discounts on a regular basis or during our peak season (December – April). If you are interested in bringing a group anytime between May and mid November, we may be able to offer you a group discount depending on the number of people, number of rooms and amount of nights you will book.
At Ylang Ylang our rates include Breakfast & Dinner.
Check-in time is 2:00pm, but you are welcome to arrive any time after 11am and enjoy the pool, hammocks, restaurant, etc. You will have to leave your luggage at our Front Desk and once the room is ready we will let you know. Please note that if you arrive before 11:00am you may have to wait a little while for your pickup at Sano Banano as our vehicle can be busy with check-outs during the morning. Or you can also just walk to the resort and leave your luggage at Sano Banano and as soon as the driver makes a trip he will take your luggage.
Check-out time is 11:00am from the room. We have three shuttle times into Montezuma, one at 6:40am, one at 8:00am and the last one at 11:00am. You can take any of these shuttles or send only your luggage with the shuttle and walk into town later/earlier (we would store your luggage at Sano Banano Hotel). If there is no other check-out on your departure day, then we may be able to switch around the times, however we can not guarantee this until the night before.
If your room is ready, we will gladly let you check in by 12:30pm. We do not allow check-ins before 12:30pm in the room as this is the time they can be ready by. If the room is not yet ready, you can leave your luggage at the Front Desk and use the pool, hammocks or restaurant until the room is ready.
If the room you are in does not have a reservation following yours then we can offer a late check-out of 1:00pm for an additional $40.
The windows and balcony doors of all our units are well sealed, which helps prevent bugs from getting into the rooms. In addition all units have A/C which makes it so you can keep the doors and windows closed if needed.
Yes! They are just steps away from the sand.
At Ylang Ylang our Coco Joe’s Bungalow, Tree Top Canopy, Family Beach Suites and our Ocean Front Cabinas have a King bed, the rest of our units have queen beds.
At Ylang Ylang all of our rooms are non smoking inside the room, but you are allowed to smoke on the patio/deck. The Ocean Front Cabinas are 100% Non smoking inside and outside. We assure you this does not affect the room and there is no smoke smell because of the design of our units.
Yes, you will find a safe in each one of the rooms. In the Ocean Front Cabinas these safes are for valuables and won’t fit laptops, however you can always leave large valuables with us at the front desk. All other units other than the Ocean Front Cabinas have a Laptop Safe.
You can see all our amenities on our website under the “Spa” section.
Yes, all of our rooms have A/C’s

Traveling with Children

We do not offer babysitting services on a regular basis. Depending on when you will be staying with us, we may be able to find a babysitter, but we can’t guarantee one on a regular basis.
At Ylang Ylang we do have 2 cribs available which we can have in your room (as long as they are available at your time of request).
Yes, we have high chairs available at both Ylang Ylang restaurant as well as Sano Banano Restaurant.

The Restaurant/Dining

The breakfast is one dish chosen from our breakfast menu, a natural juice and coffee per person. The dinner is one main course from our dinner menu and one natural juice per person. Please see our online menu in the Restaurant section of our website for more details.
Our restaurant has a variety of vegetarian, vegan and raw food choices. Refer to our menu for more information.
Yes, we have a gluten free menu. Refer to our gluten free menu for more information.
The included breakfast and dinner are served at our Ylang Ylang Restaurant.
Breakfast is served from 7-10am
Dinner is served from 5-9pm
Yes, our restaurant is open from 7am to 9pm daily, Lunch is served from 10am till 5pm.
Yes, we have a Children’s menu for them to choose from. Please refer to our children’s menu section for more information.
We do not offer room service on a regular basis, however we are happy to make exceptions for special ocassions. All you need to do is ask our waitstaff (you will need to order at the restaurant as we don’t have phones in the rooms).
We do not offer all inclusive packages. Our rates include breakfast and dinner and we also offer the option of lunch included as an additional option.
Included breakfast: One dish, one “Ylang Ylang Natural Juice” and coffee or tea.
Included dinner: One main course from our Dinner Menu, Vegan Menu or our Raw Foods Menu and one “Ylang Ylang Natural Juice” per person.
We do not have a specific dress code for the restaurant. It’s casual so as long as you have a shirt, shorts and sandals on then you are fine, but you are welcome to dress up as much as you like.

Transportation

It really depends on how you plan to travel. There are more transportation options available from San Jose, however most of them leave in the morning. If you arrive in Liberia then the only two options available are a Private Transfer or a rental car.
The total travel time is 4 – 5 hours. 1 1/2 – 2 hours from the airport to the ferry, 1 1/2 hour on the ferry and 1 hour from Paquera (where the ferry lands) to Montezuma. We recommend to arrive at the ferry 45 minutes before the departure time or more as the line can be pretty long and it’s a 1st come 1st serve system (you are not able to make reservations).
The drive takes 3 1/2 – 4 hours. The best route
to take is via the inside of the peninsula, not via the ferry.
Yes, depending on the actual time of your flight. Please keep in mind that our luggage service begins at 7:30 am so if you will be leaving Ylang Ylang before that time, we may send your luggage to our hotel in town (El Sano Banano) the night before and you would walk into town (just 10-15 minutes) the morning of your departure. We may be able to coordinate an early drive into town but it can not be guaranteed until closer to the departure date.
We can arrange a taxi to pick you up at the Tambor Airstrip. We recommend this because there are not always taxis there waiting since it is just one airstrip.
Both Sansa & Costa Rica Green Air fly from/to the Juan Santa Maria (SJO) International Airport. They are both great airlines, but Costa Rica Green Air is known to be more on time then Sansa and they have all twin engine planes which makes them the safest option.
We recommend taking a private transfer, a shared shuttle or renting a car. If you decide to take a private transfer or shared shuttle, we can set this up for you, just contact us and we will be happy to help you.
From Arenal to Montezuma you can take a Shared Shuttle, a Half Private Transfer or a Full Private Transfer.
From Tamarindo to Montezuma the best way to travel is a Shared Shuttle or a Private Transfer. Please contact us for details on pricing. Please refer to our transportation page to see what’s available.
From Manuel Antonio or Jaco to Montezuma the best option of travel is the Taxi Boat (from Jaco) or the Shared Shuttle and Taxi Boat combination (from Manuel Antonio or any other towns in that area). Please refer to our transportation page to see what’s available.
You can see our recommended driving directions under our “Getting Here/Transportation” Page.
The Coordinates for Montezuma are 9.6500° N, 85.0667° W. But please note that the GPS does not always provide the best driving route as it can take you on non paved roads.
Since no driving is allowed on the beach, there is free parking at our sister restaurant El Sano Banano in town*, where we have a guard at night. As a safety precaution DO NOT leave any valuables in the car. We are not responsible for your car or items in it.
*Free limited parking available-first come, first serve. If needed there is also a secure parking area right next door, which we can inform you about upon arrival (note: the next door parking charges a fee).
Montezuma is a small village with very limited parking everywhere. We recommend our guests to rent a car after they visit us or to rent a car on departure and have it sent to our hotel for guest pick-up.

Bringing your own rental car

PARKING YOUR OWN CAR OR RENTAL CAR:

Please let us know if you’ll be arriving in your own vehicle. During most times of the year, it is possible to drive to Ylang Ylang if your vehicle is 4×4 and can make it across the beach but please check in with us before attempting to do so. This is seasonal however, and not suitable all times of year depending on the conditions of the beach and weather as there are times the tides are extremely high. Part of the drive is over the beach and you will need to activate the 4×4 feature BEFORE driving onto the beach. If you will not have a 4×4 vehicle (or prefer to not drive over the beach), we have free limited parking spaces at our sister restaurant El Sano Banano in town, where we have a guard at night. If you’ll be parking at El Sano Banano, we have a beach shuttle that will drive you in and out for check in and check out only (this service is only offered between 7am -5pm, a later time may be available if you contact us). Otherwise, it is a 12-15 minute walk to the parking area.

Yes, please call our Front Desk at +(506)2642-0523 OR +(506)2642-0402 to notify of a possible after-hours arrival (anytime after 5:00pm). Please remember that our front desk closes at 9:00 pm but please be sure to advise if you will be coming in later than 5:00 pm so that we can make sure to have our driver available for your pickup at Sano Banano.

Taking the Ferry

Tickets are approximately $2 per person and $20-$30 per vehicle (the price varies depending on the size of the vehicle). These can be purchased in advance, however you will need the license plate number in order to book. You can book them here: https://www.quickpaycr.com.
If you do not purchase the ticket before hand, then there is a ticket counter available for purchase at Musmani Bakery across from the ferry landing. There will be a ferry representative handing out pre-boarding car tickets for the line of cars-you need this ticket to buy the actual car ticket (this is not needed if you purchase in advance as you just go to the front of the line and the staff will have your ferry ticket printed for you (you do need to show proof of purchase which will be emailed to you).

The ferry is an enjoyable hour and 15 minute ride across the Nicoya Gulf.

We recommend arriving about an hour beforehand if you have a car if you do not have a ticket. This can change depending on the size of the ferry or the day of the week (i.e. Friday afternoon). It is highly recommend to buy a ticket before hand to secure your spot, please see details on this here .

The ferry schedule is subject to change often. If you would like to know the current departure times please visit navieratambor.com/horarios-y-tarifas
We recommend to be at the ferry 45 minutes to an hour in advance (minimum) to buy the ferry tickets and wait in the car line. ***”Relleno” is where the ferry leaves from***

Getting to and from Ylang Ylang Beach Resort from Montezuma town

On the day of your check-in, simply go to the Front Desk at our sister hotel in town, Sano Banano. They will call our driver for you who will bring you and your luggage out to the resort in our beach car.
We have three shuttles back into town on the day of your check-out, 6:40am ,8:00 am or 11:00 am. If you would like to leave in between those two shuttles, your bags can be sent on the 6:40am or 8:00 am car and they will be kept at Sano Banano’s Front Desk. You can walk to town whenever you like. If you would like to stay on the grounds and use the pool, hammocks or restaurant after check-out, your bags can be sent to Sano Banano in the 11:00 am car. Please let our Front Desk know if you will need to leave the resort before 6:40 am.
Note: The reason for these car schedules is that we have limited beach access given by the government so we must consolidate our trips on the beach and also we want to drive as little as possible on the beach so as to limit our “footprints” on the environment.

Making a Reservation

Click on any button on this site that says “BOOK NOW”, then follow the instructions. No reservation is confirmed unless valid credit card information is provided.
You will receive a confirmation from our booking engine and you will be all set.

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