One of the most private units we have to offer are our garden bungalow in Montezuma Costa Rica. Set back in the jungle, you’ll experience incredible wildlife from your private terrace. Yet, you are still steps from the ocean and can hear the waves crashing from your room.
The garden bungalow has one queen bed, private bathroom with hot water. You will have a large outdoor patio with lounge furniture and an outdoor shower to rinse off the salt and sand. With large sliding glass doors, you will have a window into the incredible jungle surrounding you.
Dinner at Ylang Ylang Beach Resort is included in your room rates. Because of this, we try to keep our menu varied and interesting to provide enough options for all types of eaters. From sushi, to pasta, seafood, and chicken, there are many options and we promise you won’t get bored. We are also very aware of dietary restrictions and offer a separate gluten free menu and vegan menu. Our food is mainly organic and local. We try to buy from small, local vendors and get the freshest and healthiest ingredients.
Stuffed Mahi Mahi with a white wine mussel sauce, servd over mashed potatoes
Chicken Kebobs topped with homemade barbeque sauce.
Seaside Ambrosia. Grilled Eggplant stuffed with fresh fish served on mashed potatoes and topped with a white wine cream sauce.
Asian Rice noodles made with a ginger coconut cream sauce.
Ylang Ylang Curry made with homemade coconut milk. Can be served with chicken, fish or tofu.
The breakfast at Ylang Ylang Beach Resort isn’t your typical hotel breakfast. Our breakfast is made with the freshest ingredients and our recipes are hearty and delicious. We offer a number of different options to choose from. For those who have a sweet spot for breakfast, try our banana pancakes topped with tropical fruit or our French toast on homemade bread.
Tropical banana pancakes topped with fresh fruit.
Tropical french toast made with our homemade bread and topped with a mix of papaya, watermelon and pineapple
For those who crave salty, try our omelet, topped with cheese and veggies or our huevos rancheros made with homemade ranchero sauce, refired beans, friend eggs and sour cream. For those who crave the traditional Costa Rican breakfast, our Tipico breakfast is for you. The tipico comes with eggs, tortillas, gallo pinto (rice and beans), Costa Rican cheese and sweet plantains. We will make sure you start your adventurous or relaxing day energized and ready to go!
Typical Costa Rican breakfast served with rice and beans (gallo pinto), eggs, tortillas, sweet plantains, and white cheese.
Open faced breakfast omelet topped with tomato, onions, peppers, cheddar cheese and sour cream. Served with homemade wheat toast.
Our sister hotel and restaurant, El Sano Banano, is located right in the center of town. It has 12 guest rooms, varying in layout and a full restaurant and bar downstairs, open all day. The rooms are safe, clean, have air conditioning and hot water. Staying at El Sano Banano also gains you access to the facilities at Ylang Ylang Beach Resort. Meaning that you are welcome to use the swimming pool, hammocks and lounge chairs on the beach.
El Sano Banano Restaurant Montezuma is open all day and offers a wide variety of menu items including gluten free and vegan options. We also offers wines, beer, cocktails and a number of natural fruit juices and smoothies. You can choose to people watch out front, lounge indoors, or sit outside on our garden patio.
For travelers who desire more flexibility, renting a car and driving from San Jose can sometimes be a better option than arranged transportation. The highway from San Jose to Puntarenas is an easy drive. However, once you arrive in Puntarenas, the ferry can be a bit more confusing. Start, by arriving about 30-45 minutes early. If this is a weekend, or holiday time, we would suggest arriving an hour ahead of time to make sure you can get your car on the ferry. The ferry schedule leaves about every 3 hours, so you don’t want to have to wait around for the next one. Once you find the line to wait in, park your car and find the little ticket window. This can be tricky, but look for a short line of people. The ticket window is located inside a bakery on the corner. Once you purchase your ticket, you can go back to the car. They will tell you as you pull your car on, but no passengers (besides the driver) are allowed in the vehicle as it’s being parked on the ferry, so your travel companions will have to get out and walk and meet you on the ferry.Once on the ferry, the upper deck is an open area with seating, snacks, drinks and music. Downstairs, you’ll find a large air conditioned space with seating, more snacks and drinks. The ferry ride in total takes about an hour and a half. There are wonderful views of the Gulf of Nicoya and if you are riding in the evening, you will likely get some magical sunset colors.
Once you arrive in Paquera, again the passengers will not be allowed in the vehicle, so the driver will need to wait in the car while others walk off. The seen on the other side can seem a bit chaotic with taxis and buses waiting for people. It’s best to tell your travel companions to walk a bit ahead of the traffic so that you can pick them up. Once on your way, it’s another hour or so of driving to Montezuma!