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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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