Beachfront Restaurant

IMG_0977

 

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!

curry in costa rica

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

vegan food in costa rica

Asian Rice noodles made with a ginger coconut cream sauce.

dinner in Montezuma

Seaside Ambrosia. Grilled Eggplant stuffed with fresh fish served on mashed potatoes and topped with a white wine cream sauce.

Montezuma restaurant

Chicken Kebobs topped with homemade barbeque sauce.

tropical french toast

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

tiramisu crepe

Tiramisu Crepe, topped with toasted pecans.

healthy food in costa rica

Raw and Vegan Namaste Roll, filled with carrot, cucumber, lettuce and avocado.


Beach Vacation in Costa Rica

A visit to Costa Rica is not complete without checking out the beautiful beaches. Costa Rica has many small beach towns and incredible beaches. Our beach front property and units offer the perfect space to enjoy Costa Rica’s beaches. Each beach is different. Some are better for swimming, surfing, boogie boarding, wading, or snorkeling, but all are beautiful to see and explore. The green trees provide wonderful shade and space to hang a hammock and the ocean is so warm that you can relax in it all day. Check out some of our favorite local beaches below.

drone shot of costa rica

beaches of Costa Rica Costa Rica beaches costa rica travel beach Tortuga Island beach Montezuma Beach

Family Vacation in Costa Rica

What better place to take a family vacation in Costa Rica? There are activities for all ages and abilities. Relax by the pool or sit in a hammock on the beach, go ziplining, horseback riding, ATV riding, fishing, bike riding or surfing. There are activities for every interest. Each person in the family can find something they enjoy. Try new activities as a family. Enjoy a family adventure together! A family vacation in paradise is the perfect way to enjoy time together. fishing in costa rica costa rica waterfalls

adventure at tortuga island

Banana boat adventure at Tortuga Island.

401020_2634655427098_2071202092_n Mountain Bike Adventure in Costa Rica Young Vision Surf school Ylang22

Costa Rica Beach Vacation

beach view costa ricaA Costa Rica beach vacation is exactly what you need now that the winter cold has hit! Our beach front resort offers private bungalows with ocean views or garden views, family suites and standard rooms with ocean views, and a few specialized bungalows and units. Our bungalows and specialized units offer privacy and seclusion from other hotel guests. Our family rooms offer enough space for you to bring your family and comfortably enjoy a room together.

bungalow in costa rica treehouse costa rica beach front bungalow Ylang33

Our beach paths take you right down to the beach, just steps away from all of our rooms. Almost all of our rooms have beach and ocean views making it the perfect beach vacation!YlangYlang30 beach front bugalow

 

Yoga in Costa Rica

Yoga in Costa Rica has become very popular. Here in Montezuma, there are a number of different yoga studios and a retreat center for those interested in getting certified as a yoga teacher. Here at Ylang Ylang Beach Resort, we have a beautiful beach front yoga studio. Our yoga studio offers classes twice a day, everyday at 8:15am and 4:30pm. We have a number of different styles of yoga including Vinyasa, Hatha and Kundalini for all levels. The classes are suitable for beginners, intermediates and advanced students. Our teachers are from all over the world, but have all found home in Montezuma. The yoga community in Montezuma offers a number of different types of classes and special workshops. We are fortunate to have many great teachers passing through who offer new insight and styles.

beachfront yoga studio yoga on the beach beach yoga yoga in costa rica

Horseback Riding in Costa Rica

Horseback riding in Costa Rica is exciting adventure. The tour takes you along the beach and through the jungle and ends at the small waterfall of El Chorro. One of 7 waterfalls in the world that drops into the ocean. Explore the river, jungle and beaches on horseback. The experienced guide will take you up and down hills and beaches, until you arrive at the waterfall, where you will be given time to take a swim or explore the area. river rocks Horseback Riding in Costa Rica Horseback Riding in Costa Rica Cocalito Waterfall

Aerial View of Costa Rica

Shot with a DJI Phantom 2+, these drone photos capture beauty from above. This aerial view of Costa Rica, magically captures the natural beauty in our area. Montezuma is a small fishing village on the tip of the Nicoya Peninsula. Over the years it’s become a hot spot for tourists because of it’s laid back, beachy and artisan vibe. Montezuma mainly has hotels, shops and restaurants these days, but you will still get much of the traditional Costa Rican culture. One of the main attractions is the beach and wildlife. As seen in these photos, the area is green and lush, home to many animals. The beaches are preserved in their natural beauty.

aerial view costa rica

drone shot of costa rica

aerial view of Montezuma

Breakfast at Ylang Ylang Beach Resort

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.

breakfast pancakes

Tropical banana pancakes topped with fresh fruit.

tropical french toast

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!

Traditional Costa Rican breakfast

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

breakfast omelet

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


Ferry from Puntarenas

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.ferry in costa ricaOnce 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.

sunset in costa ricaOnce 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!

The perfect Costa Rica Vacation

Costa Rica has a little bit of everything. You can enjoy a relaxing beach vacation, you can hike waterfalls and jungle trails to see wildlife and natural beauty, you can observe volcanoes and you can try many new activities. Here in Montezuma, you can almost do it all. Our tips for having the perfect Costa Rica vacation include spending a few days near one of the volcanoes and then coming to Montezuma to explore the many other wonders of Costa Rica.

In Montezuma you can hike in a couple different nature reserves to see wildlife and natural beauty. Cabo Blanco national park and Curu wildlife refuge are the two closest places to visit. You’ll likely get to enjoy a number of different animals, so bring your camera!

monkey in costa ricaYou can also and relax in one of our beach side hammocks or lounge chairs. There’s no better way to relax than to kick back on the beach. The beach in front of Ylang Ylang has wonderful white sand and the ocean can be very enjoyable to swim in!

Hammock Relax in Costa RicaInterested in trying something new and adventurous? Take a surf lesson, ATV ride or zipline through the jungle canopy. There are so many different adventures you can take!

costa rica zipline

Travel to Costa Rica

Costa Rica offers a bit for everyone. There are so many ways to take advantage of all that Costa Rica has to offer and these are just a few! Enjoy your time in this beautiful country! Pura Vida!