New Years Eve in Costa Rica

New Years Eve in Costa Rica is a beautiful time to be here. Montezuma is alive and bustling with people, the weather is gorgeous and the beaches are great for swimming and relaxing. Here at Ylang Ylang, we celebrate New Years Eve with a special buffet dinner, live entertainment, a bonfire and fireworks! This year we welcome back a group of musicians and performers for a mix of Latin music and dance. To make your dinner reservation e-mail us at and check out our events page here for more information!

New Year's Eve Party 2013/2014 Bring in the New Year at Ylang Ylang Resorts Big Bash Vegan Restaurant, Costa Rica

Beachfront Restaurant in Costa Rica

Our beachfront restaurant in Costa Rica offers many delicious options all while enjoying paradise. Ylang Ylang Restaurant is open all day everyday serving breakfast, lunch, happy hour, and dinner. Our food is an eclectic mix of international flavors including seafood, typical Costa Rican, French, sushi, raw, vegan and gluten free menus.

beach front restaurant costa ricaOur beach front location is ideal for a beautiful and relaxing meal. Our waiters will take excellent care of you while our kitchen will impress you with their delicious flavors! We even have a few tables right down by the beach where you can enjoy your lunch or cocktails with your toes in the sand. We have a full bar including all top shelf liquors and a number of healthy non-alcoholic smoothies and drinks!

tropical french toast

Tropical french toast made with our homemade bread and topped with a mix of papaya, watermelon and pineapple

curry in costa rica

Ylang Ylang Curry made with homemade coconut milk. Can be served with chicken, fish or tofu.

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Asian Rice noodles made with a ginger coconut cream sauce.

tiramisu crepe

Our delicious homemade tiramisu crepe!

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Raw, vegan namaste spring rolls.

healthy smoothies

Our wide variety of healthy smoothies made with homemade coconut milk and fresh fruit.

Montezuma, Costa Rica

Our little town of Montezuma, Costa Rica is a laid back and enjoyable spot to explore. There are a number of shops and restaurants to check out, selling many types of clothing and souvenirs. Montezuma is also filled with a many artisan tables selling handmade jewelry and crafts. Montezuma is very small and easily walk-able. Montezuma, Costa Rica

Montezuma is sandwiched between two beautiful beaches. With plenty of sun, shade and surf for everyone. The water temperature is very warm all year round and perfect for swimming. Montezuma has a number of interesting restaurants to try, from typical Costa Rican food to American and European cuisine.



Costa Rica Beaches

Costa Rica is famous for it’s beautiful beaches. Montezuma is situated in the perfect place to enjoy Costa Rica beaches. In front of Ylang Ylang, we have a beautiful beach. Depending on the tide and size of waves, it can be very nice for swimming.

Montezuma Costa RicaIf the ocean is not idea for swimming in front of Ylang Ylang, there is a beautiful beach called Playa Grande, about a 20 minute walk from Ylang Ylang. Playa Grande has a big open beach and long rolling waves that are ideal for swimming, body surfing, or boogie boarding.

Costa Rica beaches

The beaches are also great for swimming as you walk closer in towards Montezuma. The water is perfect for swimming. The water temperature in Costa Rica is consistently very warm and enjoyable.

Rainy Day Wedding

Kayla and Brian came to Ylang Ylang shortly before Brian was to be deployed to Afghanistan. On their trip to Ylang Ylang, they reserved a romantic dinner on the beach. During that dinner, Brian gave Kayla a promise ring and they committed to being there for each other when he got home. Because of this romantic evening, Ylang Ylang has always been a special place to them and they knew that some day they would come back and host their wedding here.

Last month, Kayla and Brian got married here at Ylang Ylang, surrounded by a large group of family and friends. The day of the wedding began beautiful and sunny, however, the afternoon turned stormy and we soon figured out that their outdoor beach wedding would not be possible. The entire staff at Ylang Ylang jumped into action to transform the yoga studio into a magical ceremony space. This rainy day wedding was completely transformed! Their ceremony was done by a close friend and was very touching. They wrote and read their own personal vows and there wasn’t a dry eye in the room.

The amazingly wonderful photographer, Ale Sura, offered to come back the next morning to capture their couple’s portraits. She did a stunning job of capturing this special day. Check out the photos below!

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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!

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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

Finding the Best Costa Rican Resort

There has never been a better time to take a tropical vacation! Costa Rica is one of the most popular destinations for vacations. There are numerous reasons for this, including the warm climate, clean beaches, protected environment, and friendly people. If you have decided to take the plunge and spend some time in Costa Rica this year, one of the first things you have to do is choose your accommodations. Finding a beach resort in Costa Rica is easy, as long as you know what to look for.

  • Check for specials. Vacationing in Costa Rica during the off-season is the perfect time to find some great, money-saving deals.
  • Research each potential resort. Look up customer feedback, as well as expert reviews, to find out what you can expect in terms of accommodations, amenities, customer service, and activities.
  • Contact potential resorts and ask lots of questions. Discuss room rates, cuisine, on-site activities, and package specials.
  • Make sure the location is what you want – sandy beaches, breathtaking views, and luxury surroundings.

The Ylang Ylang is a popular place to stay in Costa Rica. Our convenient location, on the beach and within minutes of Montezuma, lets us offer our guests the best of both worlds – private seclusion, and the hustle and bustle of city life. We also offer professional yoga classes, luxury spa treatments, and some of the best customer service you will find. We make it our priority to keep our guests happy. Contact us today to learn more about our current specials, and let us help you reserve your suite or bungalow for your Costa Rican holiday.

Tips for Choosing the Best Beach Resort in Costa Rica

Finding the best beach resort in Costa Rica may seem like a daunting task, thanks to all of the many quality resorts available. You may even think that where you stay does not matter – after all, it’s all in Costa Rica, right? However, just because a resort is located in one of the most beautiful countries in the world, does not mean that it is the best place to stay. Here are some tips for choosing the perfect resort for your Costa Rican vacation:

  • Choose a resort that has its own private beaches. With private beaches, you will not have to worry about fighting the crowds for your time in the sand. Many of the luxury resorts have private beaches that are strictly for guests.
  • Do a little bit of research on a resort before you book your room. The best resorts will have websites you can visit that include pictures of the surroundings. Pay attention to these pictures and make sure that the beaches are clean and spacious.
  • Talk to the staff of potential resorts before making your reservations. Ask questions about the beaches, such as how big the beach area is, if there are any beach activities, and other pertinent questions.
  • Choose the resort that offers the beaches you desire, but is also still close enough to the other activities you want to enjoy during your stay. For example, the Ylang Ylang has a beautiful stretch of white, sandy beaches for guest use – but we are also located only a few minutes away from Montezuma, to ensure that our guests have the full Costa Rican experience.

The Ylang Ylang – A Leader in Luxury

A journey to Costa Rica is sure to provide you with plenty of stories to tell when you return home. Costa Rica is a protected environment – it utilizes ecotourism, to help bring in a steady flow of visitors, without sacrificing its natural beauty. Millions of people come from all over the world, every year, to feast their eyes upon the jungle greenery, the native wildlife, and the beautiful beaches. With so much focus on ecotourism – tourists provide a way of life for many Costa Rican inhabitants – it is no surprise that there are numerous hotels and resorts available for accommodations.

Costa Rica takes great pride in their hotels and resorts. Hotel and resort owners strive to improve upon the guest experience at all times. They know that happy guests are guests that will return – and spread the word. The Ylang Ylang may be only one of many beach resorts in Costa Rica – but it is clearly one of the best. The reason that the Ylang Ylang stays on top of their former guests’ favorite resort lists is because they never stop trying to make the experience better.

From their luxury spa, to their secluded location, guests will enjoy a level of luxury that is virtually unmatched, especially for the competitive rate charged. There has never been a better time to visit this exquisite country and experience the many activities, events, and breathtaking scenery for yourself. As you plan your journey to Costa Rica, consider the Ylang Ylang as your choice of accommodations.

A Fabulous Beach Resort in Costa Rica

Ylang39A vacation in Costa Rica is planned with one primary purpose in mind – to enjoy the tropical waters and white, sandy beaches! Costa Rica is a leading destination for anyone searching for a beach vacation. What better way is there to spend your holiday than lounging on the warm sands, soaking up the sun, and cooling off with a refreshing dip in crystal-clear waters! However, when planning your Costa Rican vacation, it is important to remember that every hotel is not located right on the beach. You should choose your accommodations according to your desired location. If you want a beach resort in Costa Rica – a luxury resort with the beach literally right outside your window – look no further than the Ylang Ylang!

Here at the Ylang Ylang, our beaches are some of the best that you will find in Costa Rica. Our luxury hotel is located within a stone’s throw of the beach, providing our guests with beach access at any time of the night or day. The beach is so much a part of our hotel that we offer various activities that take place right on the beach. For instance, a revitalizing yoga session on the warm sands or a moonlit romantic dinner near the waves are both perfect ways to enjoy the beach’s close proximity. If you are looking for a resort that is located on the beach – and also in peaceful, quiet seclusion – contact us today and reserve your suite or bungalow. When you think about Costa Rica and beaches, you should always think the Ylang Ylang!