With our first couple of rains this season, some might be wondering, “what should I expect the weather to be during rainy season in Costa Rica?” Many times people are concerned that the rainy season may ruin their vacation or beach time. Fortunately, most of rainy season is pretty mild and you can still enjoy a wonderful vacation in Costa Rica. Rainy season in Montezuma means that there will likely be some rain every few days. Sometimes it will rain all night and sometimes it will rain for a short while during the day. The rain usually never lasts the whole day, but will instead rain a little bit here and there. That means that there is plenty of dry time during the day to explore and enjoy. Once the rain begins and there are more clouds, it actually cools down a bit and it’s very pleasant to enjoy the beach without the burning sun!
Enjoy a relaxing massage in our open air spa. The sound of the waves and jungle noises will lull you into relaxation. Our skilled massage therapists will work with your body and make you feel comfortable in our beautiful space. We offer a number of different treatments and styles of massage. You can see our full spa menu on our website with prices. A relaxing massage in Costa Rica is the perfect treat to add to your vacation.
Ylang Ylang Beach Resort offers a delicious restaurant right on the beach. Our beachfront restaurant is open all day everyday and offer seafood, vegetarian, gluten-free, sushi, raw, and vegan menus. There are plenty of dishes to satisfy every type of eater! Our food is fresh and mainly organic. We buy locally whenever possible and make many of our own sauces, dressings, and bread.
The view from the restaurant can’t be beat! Just steps from the ocean, you can dine with your toes in the sand or from our patio with spectacular views of the beach. Come give it a try!
This weekend we had a fabulous beach wedding. Bamboo chairs and tiki torches at the ceremony made for a very rustic and natural look. Each tiki torch had purple and white flower arrangements. A Costa Rica wedding is the perfect way to kick back and relax. We take care of all of the planning and arrangements for you ahead of time, so that the bride and groom can arrive and enjoy their wedding with their friends and family. Our wedding dinner is a goumet buffet with an organic salad bar, chips and dips, bread and spreads, lasagna, rice, vegetables and a grill with fresh fish and chicken. The night ended with a chocolate wedding cake!
There are many different animals to see in Costa Rica. Much of the wildlife in Costa Rica can be seen in the Montezuma area and even right here at Ylang Ylang! Many monkeys and iguanas inhabit our jungle at Ylang Ylang and if you keep your eyes open, you will likely be able to see many different animals! A few of our resident animals are photographed below.
For those who are looking for a wedding that is simple and about the two of you, there’s no better option than to elope in Costa Rica! An elopement in Costa Rica means that the ceremony and celebration will be about you and your loved one. You’ll begin your day with a couple’s massage in our Spa. Our minister or lawyer performs a personalized ceremony about the two of you, our photographer will capture the day and spend time doing couple’s portraits and then you will end your evening with a romantic dinner on the beach. Your romantic dinner will include a 3 course meal, a cocktail each, and a bottle of wine to share. You’ll enjoy your dinner with your toes in the sand and under the moon and stars, while enjoying the sound of the ocean. Our simple and care-free elopement packages make it easy to let us take care of the details while you enjoy your day.
The Spa at Ylang Ylang is the perfect place to enjoy an afternoon of relaxation. The Ylang Ylang Spa will help you to feel relaxed and rejuvenated as you listen to the sounds of the ocean and enjoy the open air jungle view. Our experienced massage therapists will make you feel calm and comfortable as you breath into deep relaxation. Choose from one of our relaxing massages, facials, body scrubs or wraps. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to pamper yourself!
Our beautiful beach front yoga studio has gorgeous views over the beach and ocean. The sound of the waves are the perfect backdrop for your meditative and relaxing practice. Our experienced yoga teachers offer a variety of classes and styles including vinyasa flow, hatha, kundalini, and slow flow. Our classes are offered every morning and afternoon at 8:15am and 4:30pm. Our 90 minute classes incorporate breathing exercises, asana, meditation and relaxation. You’ll leave with a sense of calm and quiet as you begin your day in paradise. Yoga in Costa Rica is the perfect addition to a relaxing vacation.
A fun day trip to take with friends, family, or your loved one. Venture off the beaches of Montezuma in the morning on a speedboat to Tortuga Island, Costa Rica. The 45 minute boat ride will take you along the coast to see quiet, undeveloped beaches, a waterfall, and small islands. Land at Tortuga Island, a beautiful white sand beach, with palm trees, and turquoise clear waters. Enjoy some snorkeling and a prepared BBQ lunch on the beach. Tortuga Island also offers many different types of activities like jet skiing, kayaking, and a banana boat. There is wildlife to see and a gift shop to explore. Enjoy a great day on the island!
Turning your Costa Rican vacation into an adventure can be done by signing up for a Costa Rica zip line. The zipline in Montezuma takes you above the canopy with ocean views and a jungle ride. You will hike up and down to the platforms, where you will zip through the trees and jungle. Halfway through the tour, you will arrive at the waterfalls where you will have the opportunity to jump off the falls and swim in the pool below. This is a great stop to cool down and enjoy some fun.