This place is the sort of tropical retreat many travelers dream about finding. Set in a lush patch of forest just steps away from the sand, the hotel offers rooms that are about a 15-minute walk northeast of town along the beach. There is currently no road to the resort, but one may be in the works. Still, for the foreseeable future, arrival and check-in will continue to be at the downtown namesake Sano Banano Village Café. Rooms and cabins come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Coco Joe’s Rancho is the largest cabin and features a luscious wraparound balcony and a small sleeping loft. But I also like the smaller cabins, which are yellow ferroconcrete geodesic domes that look like igloos. Some of the showers are outdoor garden affairs, which match the surroundings perfectly. There are also three spacious suites with private balconies and sleeping lofts in a separate building, with three standard rooms on the ground floor below them. Many guests opt for extended stays. There’s a beautiful little swimming pool with a sculpted waterfall, and the whole operation is set amid lush gardens planted with lots of banana, heliconia, and elephant-ear plants.
These folks also run an in-town B&B, located just off their popular restaurant . The rooms here feature air-conditioning and satellite televisions; because of the design, you are basically forced to use the air-conditioning. By the time you read this, they may start branding the beach hotel as the Ylang-Ylang Beach Resort to distinguish the two.
This colony of eight tropical cabins is a fantasy island, huddled in the woods north of town close to the beach. Each geodesic-dome bungalow is a luxurious, cozy cave for two, perfect for honeymooners. A two-story building has three comfortable suites, with kitchenettes above, and three double rooms below. They’re decorated with original watercolors of local birds. Adding to the romance is a garden-fringed pool with a waterfall.
It takes a certain confidence to put up a hotel in a spot that requires a 15-minute hike on the beach to find, but Ylang-Ylang pulls it off. (You can arrange a lift for you or your bags from sister property El Sano Banano, located in town.)
Shielded from the ocean by palm trees, the resort is set in a jungle clearing, and borders a wildlife reserve on one side. Ylang-Ylang’s main, two-story building has six rooms, each with pale yellow walls and brightly striped blankets. The eight bungalows are more private; all but one have ocean views from their patios. Stone walkways connect the buildings and are lined with flowering plants and trees, including the fragrant ylang-ylang (naturally).
The restaurant’s menu was created by a French chef—he trained the kitchen staff and returns periodically to add new dishes such as grilled sea bass in a sauce of tomatoes, mushrooms, and white wine. Montezuma is the most compact and walkable of the southern Nicoya towns. During the day, street vendors sell jewelry and beaded caps from folding tables; at night, surfers and tourists barhop along the main drag. Includes breakfast and a candlelit dinner.
Ylang Ylang Resort-Ylang Ylang Beach Resort Costa Rica
Imagine escaping to a tropical paradise where nature’s beauty unfolds at every corner of your eye and you awake to the sound of the ocean, gently moving in your ear. If you need to escape to a secluded paradise come to Ylang Ylang beach resort in Costa Rica. Set in Montezuma Costa Rica this resort boasts a beautiful 20 acre white sand beach surrounded by verdant splendour. Situated close to the beach area you can easily take a stroll to the waters or admire the view from one’s bungalow. Apart from the beautiful flora of the area you can also be entertained by pacas, monkeys, Iguanas and agoutis whilst you dine in a romantic candle-lit dinner or a decadent and delicious breakfast.
Ylang Ylang beach resort in Costa Rica offers a tranquil environment that, apart from being removed from the rest of the world, is isolated whilst remaining in contact with the area’s residence. The closest island to the resort is a ten minute walk away from a vibrant village center.
Imagine a stress and traffic free holiday away from the frenetic pace of a big city. The resort offers transport from and to the airport, which is all inclusive of your luggage transport. Upon arrival the chick in is done at the El Sano Banano Village Hotel and café in town, which is in close proximity with the resort. In addition to the relaxing atmosphere the Ylang Ylang beach resort in Costa Rica donates a dollar a day per person to the Asepaleco Foundation, an amount that goes to the general conservation and the preservation of the area’s natural resources.
Most people who have visited the Ylang Ylang beach resort in Costa Rica highly recommend the resort and praise its quaint, relaxing atmosphere. Visitors can choose to stay in cabins; the larger cabins such as Coco Joe’s Bungalow, have overlooking balconies whilst the smaller cabins are very unique in their design, with their yellow dome-like constructions. Each of the 8 hand painted rooms is a cozy and comfortable hideaway for honeymooner’s and holiday makers. The beds are large queen size beds, the rooms contain air conditioning and satellite television and a B and B is located in-house for your convenience. The vegetation at Ylang Ylang beach resort in Costa Rica includes banana, heliconia and elephant-ear plants; in addition to this is a swimming pool and sculpted waterfall that add to instil the resort as the Utopian dream of a holiday.
The food is beautifully prepared with very fresh ingredients and includes fish dishes and delectable sushi. In addition to this, the property boasts of a highly equipped yoga studio .The staff at the resort are very hospitable and will to anything in their capacity to ensure that your stay at the resort is above all else comfortable and relaxing. The area around the resorts also boasts of a very vibrant night life, natural fauna beauty, interesting shops and galleries with unique art work.
In addition to this you can go hiking, horse-back riding, canopy flying, quadracycling, snorkeling and scuba diving.
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