The Perfect Vacation for Mind, Body, and Spa

Ylang Ylang Flower - Tropical SpaAre you stressed out from everyday life and planning a nice relaxing vacation? Look no further than the beautiful setting of Costa Rica, known for its lush tropical forests, sandy beaches, and relaxing sun. Natural beauty comes standard when vacationing here in Costa Rica, and our resort packages are an affordable way to combine relaxation and luxury in your vacation.

Sustaining the environment by taking care of the land and using its available resources has been the standard for the Ylang Ylang Beach Resort since we opened, and is evident in our Spa Ylang Ylang. We offer many different spa treatments, including a variety of facial and body massages, deep stone treatment, and body polish treatments sure to rejuvenate the body and soul. Spa Ylang Ylang also offers many different options from half day, full day, or a two hour package predesigned for relaxation and wellness that uses the highest quality ingredients indigenous to Costa Rica.

Spa Ylang Ylang uses local ingredients in all of our treatments. Some of the ingredients you’ll find include the Ylang Ylang flower for which the resort is named. The properties this flower contains are great for calming the heart, balancing skin conditions, and promoting growth in hair.

We also make use of cacao, which is more than just a tasty treat – it’s wonderful for decreasing the appearance of wrinkles and lines in the skin.

Coconut is an effective moisturizing agent that helps with dry skin.

The popular wonder-fruit papaya is also used to help slow the effects of aging.

We also use volcanic clay in some treatments, as it helps replace lost minerals as well as remove any toxic impurities. (We also like it because volcanic clay reminds us that Costa Rica is not just a land of lush beauty, it’s a land of power and excitement!)

Spa Ylang Ylang strives to preserve the natural beauty of the tropics while offering the best and most luxurious experience in Costa Rica. A vacation here truly is a relaxing getaway. Start planning your getaway today!

Your Jungle Vegan Home Away From Home

Vegan Restaurant, Costa Rica

We know how tough it can be finding a resort that can accommodate vegan diets, or raw food or seafood-only diets. Luckily, at Ylang Ylang Restaurant & Bar we offer menus full of options suited to such diets. While the exotic adventures and tropical atmosphere may be what you’re looking for to get away from home, changing your diet is not always an option, so we are happy to provide that piece of “home away from home” while still providing interesting and exotic dishes.

Take a peek at our restaurant menus here.

We use only the freshest ingredients, and our produce is mainly organic for all our dishes. You can be sure that you are getting the very best that our Costa Rica beach resort has to offer.

We know that one of the main parts of any good vacation is the food. Good food may not be what you talk about when you get back home, but we know that bad food will be. We also understand the importance of serving in a relaxing atmosphere to ensure you get the most out of your vacation time and your hotel restaurant.

Think you won’t be able to find something you love? Think again! Our talented chefs are prepared to meet all palette challenges. We have the ability to create seafood, vegan, and raw food meals for a truly diverse grouping of dishes. It can be hard to meet the needs of a vegan, vegetarian or pescitarian diet, but at Ylang Ylang, we do what we can to accommodate all diets. Our menu is sure to have something you love.

“Every meal we had was absolutely delicious! Not only was the food incredible, but the presentation was beautiful. You could tell that a lot of love went into cooking every dish.” – Comment From a Recent Guest

We hope that your experience with us is as happy and delicious as can be. Like the rest of our staff, our chefs do everything in their power to make your visit a memorable one.

Montezuma, Costa Rica Travel Tips

Montezuma, Costa Rica is a popular traveling destination for those one a budget. It’s also the town nearest Ylang Ylang Beach Resort, so of course we want to help people get there safely, with as little trouble as possible.

1. Best Airport: San Jose (SJO) or Liberia (LIR)

Although there are more flights heading into SJO, most of them leave in the morning, which is unappealing to people who don’t like mornings or morning airport shuffles.

Of course, if you fly into LIR, your two travel options available are a rental car or private transfer. A Shared Shuttle is also an option, but like flights into SJO, it is only available in the morning, often just once a day, so planning on using the Shared Shuttle can be tricky, and if your flight is delayed, you might miss it.

Shared Shuttle to Montezuma, Costa Rica2. Transportation Options to Montezuma

Personal ground transfer services offer friendly, trustworthy drivers who are bilingual in English and Spanish. 11 people can ride in a van, and A/C, drinks, and music are on board. A trip should last around four to four and a half hours.

A domestic flight allows you a 25 minute scenic flight over the ocean and countryside to another destination in Costa Rica, and can be as low as $105 per person.

A shared shuttle is an economical van and ferry service that is offered in Montezuma. It takes about four to six hours.

A taxi boat and shared shuttle is an even cheaper derivative of the last option. It takes three and a half to four hours.

Car rental in Montezuma are best with Hertz for a variety of reasons, including them having high-quality vehicles and no hidden fees.

And finally, public bus service is the cheapest, but longest option.

3. Maps

The best map source to get a sense of Montezuma’s geography is Google Maps. One can discover nightlife, tours, relaxation activities, and more, using Google.

Click here to learn a little more about our location.

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4. Travel Times

Driving times to different places vary. From Montezuma, they can take from 15 minutes (to Cabo Blanco) up to five hours to San Jose.

Make sure you do your research in advance; a comprehensive list of travel times can be found here.

 

Costa Rica Resort Rooms with Personality

View of the Pacific Ocean, Costa Rica

Our resort is the prime vacation spot for some real “R & R” – meaning, of course, “Romance and Relaxation.” Prepare to be swept away by all the breathtaking views of tropical jungles and our luxurious beach front. Don’t forget to bring a loved one, because you will truly be in the mood for romance once you arrive. Newlyweds, why not plan your Costa Rica honeymoon here to create some lifelong magical memories?

Ylang Ylang Beach Resort offers many different rooms to choose from. Each suite takes on its own unique personality and feel to accommodate every guest. One of our most popular rooms, called Coco Joe’s Bungalow, is perfect for a honeymoon or a family getaway.
Reserving the Coco Joe’s Bungalow gives you a private and spacious terrace that overlooks the beach and private entrance. This suite comes with 1 King and 1 queen sized beds on each level. The amenities are almost never ending, offering everything from wrap-around class windows and private outdoor showers to an in-room safe for storing valuables while taking long strolls along the beach.

The Tree Top Canopy is another very popular resort room at Ylang Ylang. Here you and another can enjoy something a little different in this jungle centered canopy suite on a tree top. Take 50 steps up to private luxury with a large deck. Enjoy other private amenities and each stay comes with breakfast, dinner and drinks.

Book your next family vacation or Costa Rica honeymoon here. Make your next reservation count — call Ylang Ylang Beach Resort today!

Perfect Adventures for Newlyweds in Costa Rica

Are you and your new spouse adventurous types? Ylang Ylang Beach Resort in Montezuma, Costa Rica offers perfect adventures for newlyweds. Couples can enjoy a variety of accommodations and activities at our perfect Costa Rica honeymoon resort. Snorkeling and horseback riding are just two of the adventures available here, and couples can also relax by visiting the spa or taking yoga classes.

Snorkeling Adventure in Costa RicaSnorkeling

Snorkeling is just one of the many water activities available for couples who want to have adventures on their honeymoon. They can take a 50-minute boat ride to snorkel near Tortuga Island. Scuba divers can also enjoy the beautiful fish and under-water life Tortuga Island has to offer. Lessons are available for those who want to learn how to dive. Interested in surfing? Ylang Ylang Beach Resort also provides surf lessons right off of the shore.

Horseback Riding in Costa RicaHorseback Riding

Horseback riding is one of the many other adventures available at a Costa Rica honeymoon resort. The horseback trails wind through the jungle and along the beach. You can also rent a bicycle if you’re more comfortable on wheels. If you make it to the top of the El Chorro Waterfall, you will enjoy the amazing panoramic views of the surrounding countryside.

Couples Massage - Costa Rica Resort SpaCouples’ Spa Packages

After a long day of activities and exploration, return to the hotel for a deep tissue massage. The spa offers swedish massages, therapeutic massages, facials, and a wide variety of other relaxing experiences.

Accommodations For Two

Accommodations can include private bungalows with terraces overlooking the beach, and adventurous honeymooners can even choose to climb 50 steps to stay in a tree top canopy. The tent cabins all come equipped with large decks and spectacular ocean views.

Click here to read testimonials from other couples who’ve stayed at Ylang Ylang Beach Resort!

Wake up with some yoga, ride the trails, dance the night away — our Costa Rica honeymoon resort will surely provide you and your loved one with everything you need to remember your adventures for a lifetime!

Planning a Wedding? Ylang Ylang Beach Resort Has You Covered

Costa Rica Weddings - Fun Included!Wedding planning can be stressful, but if you’re looking for a destination wedding off the beaten path, Ylang Ylang Beach Resort is for you.

Ylang Ylang Beach Resort, located in Costa Rica, provides travelers with an all inclusive wedding destination that is unlike any resort you’ve ever experienced. Plush wildlife and fruits, beautiful scenery, and delicious food is only the beginning at this Costa Rican heaven. Ylang Ylang Beach Resort handles everything from the talented entertainment and to the fantastic dining to the room accommodations and much, much more.

One of the biggest advantages of hosting an all-inclusive Costa Rican wedding here is that it takes the stress out of planning and it frees your time to enjoy the things you love, like your friends and family. Ylang Ylang Beach Resort also has a sister hotel located in the middle of town that offers extended pleasure and relaxation of your choice.

Both of these wonderful hotels make any wedding in Costa Rica one to remember. Don’t stress about the little things and let Ylang Ylang Beach Resort create a memory that will last a lifetime!

We Plan Costa Rica Weddings

Costa Rica Wedding CakePlanning a wedding in Costa Rica is a blast with Ylang Ylang Beach Resort’s wedding professionals. By choosing to have your wedding in Costa Rica, you will not only be surrounded by the paradisical terrain of the beach resort, you’ll also be in the perfect spot for the honeymoon! Any wedding taking place in this naturally lush and tropical setting will be memorable and possibly even life-changing! We can help you plan a legendary beach wedding down to the tiniest details while you get some sun and enjoy the waves!

 

Amid scenic tropic foliage and balmy beach breezes, you can make your dream wedding come to life with professionals who have years of experience in customizing that special day. To ensure you get the maximum attention that our wedding staff can offer, we block off the day before and after your wedding for wedding parties of 15 or more. At Ylang Ylang, we know how important it is to get the details right. Our resort also offers a variety of Costa Rica wedding packages at reasonable prices.

 

Whether you take advantage of our Costa Rica wedding packages or choose to do things a different way, we can coordinate all services to the unique vision of the celebrants. Do you need a DJ or live band? What about a themed wedding? Going for a beach theme, or something a little more classic? From music to table layouts, we’ve got you covered. If you’re looking for some down time before that stroll down the aisle, we also have spa services for ladies and men. You’ll want to feel refreshed for one of the most important days of your life.


Contact us today
at Ylang Ylang Beach Resort to speak with a professional!

“An Incredible Introduction to Costa Rica”

Costa Rica Beach Resort CustomersWhen visiting Costa Rica, you’ve got many options when it comes to hotels, restaurants, and activities. It’s a great place for single travelers, couples, and families. Our fantastic hotel is located in a secluded area. It is relaxing because it is not a touristy crowded location in a major metropolis. This is one of the only family owned hotels around. Because it is family owned, your stay will definitely be memorable.

But you don’t have to take our word for it — we’ve gotten plenty of testimonials from travelers who’ve stayed with us. Some of the comments include:

“Pura Vida! Amazing! Wow! Ylang Ylang surpassed our expectations; it is not your stuffy, run-of-the-mill resort. It truly is casual relaxation mixed with elite and personalized accommodations.”

- Amy and Will

“What an incredible introduction to Costa Rica by choosing your resort!…I remember standing there and taking the sight of the resort in. I actually teared up because it was so beautiful. All of the different types of flowers, bushes, trees, landscape and how the buildings fit into the surrounding of the ocean was exquisite. We were standing in paradise…Thank you all so much for a vacation we’ll never forget and will highly recommend to all our friends and family. We hope to return some day.”

- John and Lara

“This is a gorgeous, relaxing, lovely corner of the earth. we’ve already decided to come back again & for longer.”

- Jayne & Tom

We’re very appreciative of the kind words, of course, but what we appreciate most is the opportunity to see our new friends come back. Hope to see you soon!

Click here to read more customer reviews of Ylang Ylang Beach Resort!

Three Things You Need to Travel to Costa Rica

Google Map of Costa RicaTravelling internationally is a very different experience than just travelling within the United States, but with simple planning, what can seem like a daunting task will simply be a matter of following common processes. Costa Rica vacation packages typically help with an itinerary for while you’re in the country, but getting to the country is sometimes an adventure all its own.

 

Here are three things you will need to travel to Costa Rica. Take care of these, and you should be in good shape.

 

1. Travel Documents

You are going to need both a passport when traveling to Costa Rica. A simple Google search for passport services in your local city should provide info on where to get a passport. It is likely your local Costa Rican consulate can help you out. DO NOT WAIT ON THIS – the process can be lengthy (weeks or even months in some cases), so get your passport as soon as possible.

 

2. Vaccinations

People ask about vaccinations frequently. You’ll need proper vaccinations with documentation only if flying in from South America. From the U.S. – or Panama or anywhere north of there, you’re a-okay! (Read more about Costa Rica’s Green Season…)

 

3. Weather Report

It’s always good to know the weather report for the location to which you plan to travel, especially when staying at a beach hotel. Costa Rica is a tropical nation, with a formidable tropical storm season lasting from September through October, and during these months Ylang Ylang Beach Resort is closed. And the rest of the year – well, rainfall is as normal as clear skies here, so pack accordingly!

 

Once you take care of travel documents, vaccinations, and weather planning, we can get your adventure going with our Costa Rica vacation packages! Let Ylang Ylang Beach Resort help you with making reservations. Call today!


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5 Fun Things to Do on Costa Rican Beaches

Costa Rican Beaches

If you ever looked at Costa Rica vacation packages and wanted to go, you can easily find a good deal on airfare and a hotel stay. There are many different things to do there — so much so that one, two, or even ten trips would not cover every part of the beautiful, but small country. If you have plans to hit the beach, you’ll have an ample amount of fun things to do, even if you don’t plan on swimming much.

 

  1. Snorkeling tours. Most of the beaches in Costa Rica have snorkeling tours, or you can go on your own. It’s best to contact a tour guide if you want to see any of the local reefs or learn the best places to go. Asking the locals would be helpful, too.
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  3. Surfing or surf camp. Whether you are a good surfer, or you want to learn, Costa Rica is a great place to do it. There are many different surf camps located in the villages near many of the busier beaches. Head to the beach early, so you can catch a class that isn’t booked.
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  5. Yoga retreats. Along the beaches are yoga retreats meant to calm the body and mind. After a long day surfing or swimming, doing some yoga with a class will make a great end to the day. If you are really into yoga, you can try out a weeklong retreat, such as Pura Vida.
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  7. Canoeing or kayaking. Instead of hitting the waves, you can rent a canoe or kayak and explore the shore of Costa Rica. If you have never kayaked before, take one of the many classes offered.

For a great place to stay on the shore, contact us at the Ylang Ylang Beach Resort.