Fishing in Costa Rica

Yesterday was an exciting day in front of Ylang Ylang. There were many fish right out front, so some of the local fisherman ran out to our beach to do some fishing. The local way of fishing in Costa Rica, is with the fishing line looped around and held on by hand. Most do not use fishing poles.

beach fishing in Costa Rica

There were also a number of little sardines that washed up on the beach making for perfect bait for the fishermen to use. The local fishermen climbed up on the rocks and used the sardines as bait. They pulled out a number of different types of fish including Jack Crevalle and Pacific Mackerel.

fishing in Costa Rica

Even our staff got in on the fun! A number of them collected sardines to use for their own fishing later and had some fun in the process!

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Honeymoon Resort in Costa Rica

Ylang Ylang Beach Resort provides the perfect romantic honeymoon. Whether you choose one of our preplanned honeymoon packages or decide to customize your perfect getaway, Ylang Ylang is a top honeymoon resort in Costa Rica. The lush gardens provide a sense of seclusion and privacy, allowing you and your loved one to completely relax and enjoy your time together. Of course, no romantic beach getaway is complete without beautiful beaches. Ylang Ylang is surrounded by some of the most beautiful beaches just steps from your room. Take a long walk through jungles and beaches, go for a swim, or lounge on the beach.

Costa Rica Beaches

Some of our packages include a romantic couples massage in our spa. Our open air spa offers a number of different treatments. The sound of the waves and jungle will help you to relax and leave you body and mind feeling rejuvenated!

costa rica couples massage

Our honeymoon packages also include a romantic beach dining experience. Eat and drink ocean front, with your toes in the sand. This 3 course meal includes a bottle of wine and cocktails, beautifully decorated table, tiki torches and a personal waiter. An absolute romantic treat.

Romantic Beach Dinner Vacation in Costa Rica

Costa Rica Travel Packages

Looking to make your travel to Costa Rica more enjoyable? Check out some of our Costa Rica travel packages to find the perfect getaway. Some of our travel packages include romance, adventure, relaxation and exploration.

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Each package is unique and allows you to take advantage of exactly the type of vacation you are looking for. Costa Rica has so many options to choose from that choosing a package allows you to know exactly what you’re getting with a couple added perks, such as the two complimentary cocktails that are included with each package.

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Explore both the beach and jungle or kick back with our Romance Package and enjoy a massage or a bottle of wine.

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What to Pack for Rainy Season in Costa Rica

Green Season in Costa RicaOver the last week, we have had our first rains of the season. This means that we are at the end of our dry season and the beginning of our green season! For the next few months, it will rain off and on. Some days more than others and some days not at all. In addition to your regular packing list, here’s a list of important items for you to be prepared for the rainy season when you pack for Costa Rica:

-Umbrella

-Rain Poncho

-Lightweight Rain Coat/Windbreaker

-Extra Batteries  (With rainy season storms, the electricity is not as reliable)

-Battery operated alarm clock

-Flashlight with extra batteries

-Sandals that can get wet

-Lightweight and waterproof hiking shoes

-Lightweight clothing that dries quickly

-Waterproof cases for your phone, camera or other valuables

-Sunscreen, hat, sunglasses (even though it’s the rainy season, the sun is still strong and powerful!)

-Insect repellent

-Anti-Itch Cream

-Water bottle

The green/rainy season in Montezuma is a beautiful time to be here. It is not as hot, there is less dust, the trees and plants are lush and green, and Montezuma is not as crowded with tourists. The rain storms in Costa Rica are truly something special to experience.The list of items above is to help make your trip more comfortable when the weather is not as predictable. Don’t let the rainy season stop you from taking a trip to Costa Rica. The rainy season in Costa Rica is a very peaceful time to travel to Montezuma. Should you have any other questions about your trip, check out our FAQs.

 

Cocalito Falls-El Chorro in Costa Rica

The Cocalito Falls are located approximately 7 kilometers north of Montezuma, making it a pretty good beach hike that can take about 2 hours, depending on how fast you walk. The walk is beautiful, along pristine and deserted beaches. Often times, you’ll see only a handful of people along the way.The other option for getting to El Chorro is on horseback. This takes less time and can be a really fun for those who enjoy horseback riding!

Cocalito Waterfall - Costa Rica Hiking

Once you arrive at the falls, you will see that they fall right into the ocean. El Chorro is one of only 7 waterfalls in the world that fall into the ocean. If you climb up to the top, there is a nice, cool, fresh water stream for swimming in and a stunning panoramic view.

El Chorro Waterfall, Costa Rica

As mentioned, this is a long hike. It is definitely recommended to start early in the morning when it is not too hot and to bring lots of water, a hat and sunscreen. There is very little shade while walking. The best advice to to cool down by taking a swim and to make sure to stay hydrated!

Ylang Ylang Beach Resort Swimming Pool in Montezuma, Costa Rica

Costa Rica Beach Resort - Tropical Swimming Pool

After a long day of hiking or exploring Costa Rica, a nice refreshing swim in the pool is exactly what you need. The pool at Ylang Ylang Beach Resort offers a relaxing space to cool down. The pool is surrounded by lush greenery and the waterfall at the end of the pool provides the perfect soothing background noise. Comfortable lounge chairs and hammocks are available for both shade dwellers and sun lovers. Our pool is perfect for your tropical vacation. Refreshing Tropical Swimming Pool, Beach Resort

Tortuga Island adventure in Costa Rica!

One of the most popular Montezuma activities while on vacation to Costa Rica is the day trip to Tortuga Island!

Tortuga Island Beach Tour

White sand beaches and clear blue water at Tortuga Island.

The day begins by meeting the boat at the beach in Montezuma, from there it is a 45 minute boat ride along the coast of the Nicoya Peninsula. The boat ride takes you past many secluded beaches and jungles. Including a glimpse at El Chorro Waterfall, one of seven waterfalls in the world that falls into the ocean!

Tortuga Island Boat Tour

Boat Ride to Tortuga Island

Once you arrive near the island, the boat stops to allow you to snorkel and explore some caves and sea life. After snorkeling, the boat takes you to the Island to eat lunch, options include fish, chicken, or vegetarian. After lunch, you can take time to explore the island. There are animals to observe, kayaks to rent or banana boat rides!

Adventure at Tortuga Island

Banana boat adventure at Tortuga Island.

The tour includes the boat ride, snorkel gear, lunch, and drinks (including beer!). Be sure to bring sunscreen, a hat, and towel. It’s a fun day in the sun!

Included Breakfast at Ylang Ylang Beach Resort

Included in the room rates at Ylang Ylang Beach Resort, are breakfast and dinner in our beach front restaurant. Our breakfast menu includes a wide variety of vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free items. Below are some of our favorite and most popular breakfast items! Perfect for all types of eaters.

Breakfast Pancakes - Costa Rica Beach Resort Restaurant

Tropical banana pancakes topped with fresh fruit.

Traditional Costa Rican Breakfast

Typical Costa Rican breakfast served with rice and beans (gallo pinto), eggs, tortillas, sweet plantains, and white cheese.

Costa Rican Breakfast Omelet

Open faced breakfast omelet topped with tomato, onions, peppers, cheddar cheese and sour cream. Served with homemade wheat toast.

Breakfasts at Ylang Ylang are hearty and delicious. They allow you to start your vacation day with a fresh and healthy meal and make the most of your days in paradise!

Peacock Themed Costa Rica Beach Wedding

This past month here at Ylang Ylang Beach Resort, we had a number of weddings. One of these weddings was a completely colorful and beautiful peacock themed wedding. From the peacock feathers in the flowers and peacock drawings on the tables, each detail was meticulously planned out.Peacock wedding costa rica The tables were decorated with hand made name cards and table numbers. A beautiful personal touch.

Peacock wedding costa rica

Not only was the wedding decorated beautifully, the bride and groom are also vegan and gluten free. Therefore, most of their buffet, appetizers, and wedding cake was vegan and gluten free. IMG_3686

The wedding turned out to be a beautiful and perfect romantic beach wedding with delicious vegan and gluten free foods. Here at Ylang Ylang Beach Resort, we work hard to create weddings that fit the bride and groom perfectly and create a dream Costa Rica beach wedding.

Costa Rica Beach Vacation

Montezuma Beach

While your vacation to Costa Rica can offer great adventure, wildlife and activities, it can also provide a fun and relaxing vacation right from the comfort of your lounge chair or beach towel. Costa Rica is famous for it’s incredible beaches. The beaches of Montezuma are no exception. They are beautiful, expansive and truly natural. Bring a book, grab a cold drink, or spend most of the day in the surf. The beaches also offer many spaces to hang a hammock or relax in the shade. Montezuma Beach

Depending on which beach you decide on, the water can be great for swimming, surfing, boogie boarding and/or snorkling. The water is the perfect temperature year round to spend the whole day swimming. Here at Ylang Ylang Beach Resort we offer boogie board and surf board rentals, flippers and masks to add to your beach vacation. We offer lounge chairs on the beach and beach towels to make your time on the beach more comfortable. There are plenty activities to keep yourself busy with here in Montezuma, but don’t forget to enjoy the perfect Costa Rica beach vacation.