Christmas and NYE Festivities Announced

Planning a holiday getaway to Costa Rica?

Ylang Ylang Beach Resort has you covered with Christmas and New Year’s Eve festivities! Events are free to guests staying on these days, and are available to the public by reservation. We’re as excited as we can be for the holiday season!

Christmas festivities feature renowned guitarist Roberto Víquez and include an all-you-can-eat gourmet buffet, a beach bonfire, and for those staying elsewhere, a free shuttle to and from Montezuma. The price for the Christmas event is $50 for adults and $30 for children under ten.

New Years Eve festivities feature a Cardamomo performance & more live music (from Africa, Brasil & Afro Latino), and also include the free shuttle from town, our beach bonfire, special gourmet buffet and a midnight fireworks show. Prices for this event are $65 per adult and $35 for children under ten.

It’s going to be a blast, and we’d love to see you there!

New Year's Eve Party 2013/2014

Montezuma, Costa Rica Travel Tips

Montezuma, Costa Rica is a popular traveling destination for those one a budget. It’s also the town nearest Ylang Ylang Beach Resort, so of course we want to help people get there safely, with as little trouble as possible.

1. Best Airport: San Jose (SJO) or Liberia (LIR)

Although there are more flights heading into SJO, most of them leave in the morning, which is unappealing to people who don’t like mornings or morning airport shuffles.

Of course, if you fly into LIR, your two travel options available are a rental car or private transfer. A Shared Shuttle is also an option, but like flights into SJO, it is only available in the morning, often just once a day, so planning on using the Shared Shuttle can be tricky, and if your flight is delayed, you might miss it.

Shared Shuttle to Montezuma, Costa Rica2. Transportation Options to Montezuma

Personal ground transfer services offer friendly, trustworthy drivers who are bilingual in English and Spanish. 11 people can ride in a van, and A/C, drinks, and music are on board. A trip should last around four to four and a half hours.

A domestic flight allows you a 25 minute scenic flight over the ocean and countryside to another destination in Costa Rica, and can be as low as $105 per person.

A shared shuttle is an economical van and ferry service that is offered in Montezuma. It takes about four to six hours.

A taxi boat and shared shuttle is an even cheaper derivative of the last option. It takes three and a half to four hours.

Car rental in Montezuma are best with Hertz for a variety of reasons, including them having high-quality vehicles and no hidden fees.

And finally, public bus service is the cheapest, but longest option.

3. Maps

The best map source to get a sense of Montezuma’s geography is Google Maps. One can discover nightlife, tours, relaxation activities, and more, using Google.

Click here to learn a little more about our location.

Costa Rica Beach Hotel

4. Travel Times

Driving times to different places vary. From Montezuma, they can take from 15 minutes (to Cabo Blanco) up to five hours to San Jose.

Make sure you do your research in advance; a comprehensive list of travel times can be found here.


Enjoy Incredible Accommodations at the Ylang Ylang Beach Resort

As you plan out the details of your Costa Rican vacation, remember that your accommodations are vital to your overall enjoyment. If you choose a hotel that is less than ideal, you run the risk of ruining your entire vacation. Sure, you can escape a bad hotel room by packing your day full of as many activities as possible – but that leaves no time for simple relaxation at the hotel. A bad hotel experience can turn your entire vacation experience into an unpleasant time. Use caution when choosing your accommodations, to ensure that your hotel is one that brings its own magic to your vacation.

The Ylang Ylang Beach Resort is one of these magical destinations. Nestled in the native Costa Rican landscape – lush, green, packed with wildlife – this hotel has everything you need for the perfect vacation, without ever having to leave the hotel grounds. You can enjoy moonlit dinners on the beach, royal treatment at the spa, early morning yoga sessions, or just lounge on the sands with a cold drink in your hand. Here at the Ylang Ylang, we strive to make your vacation experience in Costa Rica unforgettable – not only because of the beautiful country, but also because of the amazing accommodations.

The Perfect Accommodations for the Perfect Vacation

Planning a Costa Rican vacation means that you have to choose the perfect accommodations. There are many luxury hotels and resorts in Costa Rica – choosing only one can be a bit overwhelming. The best way to start narrowing down your options is to choose a specific area of Costa Rica that you want to visit. The area of Montezuma is a prime location for an unforgettable vacation.

Now that you have narrowed down your destination to a specific area, you can begin comparing hotels and resorts. Hotels in Montezuma will provide you with easy access to all the attractions and activities of the city. You may also want to consider staying at a fine resort, like Ylang Ylang. Here, we offer a relaxed, secluded environment that is still close enough to Montezuma to allow you access to the city. Staying with us is having the best of both worlds – a serene, private location surrounded by native scenery, but only a short distance from the rich, lively culture of Montezuma.

Let Us Help You Plan Weddings in Costa Rica

Planning a wedding is not exactly easy. There are so many things you must remember – guest lists, menus, music, flowers – the list goes on and on. The location for your wedding is just as important as all of the other details. In fact, you must choose a location, before you can do any other planning, to ensure that all the details complement each other. If you are in the process of choosing a destination for your wedding, consider the beauty of Costa Rica.

Weddings in Costa Rica are becoming quite popular. Costa Rica has some of the most gorgeous landscape in the world. Here at The Ylang Ylang Beach Resort, we can help you plan an amazing beach wedding that will captivate your guests and provide you with a lifetime of memories. Our wedding department will help you plan each detail of your wedding – from the ceremony, to the reception. Not only will you and your guests enjoy an unforgettable union, everyone will also enjoy a relaxing vacation in one of Costa Rica’s most coveted destinations.

A Breathtaking Beach Resort in Costa Rica

If you are looking for a beach resort in Costa Rica, you have come to the right place. Here at Ylang Ylang, we offer everything you need for a relaxing, restorative vacation. Some of the things you can enjoy at Ylang Ylang include:

  • Luxury accommodations – choose from any of our high quality, comfortable rooms, or opt for more private accommodations with one of our bungalows
  • Pristine beaches – enjoy your days, and even your nights, on our gorgeous beaches. You can even have a romantic dinner on the beach, for you and that special someone.
  • Native surroundings – soak up the sun on the beach in front of the crystal-blue waters, or take a relaxing walk through the amazing environment, admiring the native creatures and foliage. Surround yourself with nature at its very best.
  • Spa and yoga – take relaxation and restoration to another level, with a visit to our spa, or by taking a yoga class. A yoga class on the beach in the morning is a wonderful way to start your day – finish up your day with a massage before dinner.

Why You Should Stay at the Ylang Ylang

When planning your vacation to the beach, you want to choose an unforgettable location. Costa Rica has some of the finest beaches in the world and some of the finest accommodations. You can easily find a beach hotel Costa Rica that will fit all of your vacation needs. The Ylang Ylang Beach Resort is a perfect example of a Costa Rica hotel with a little something for everyone. Not only is our location secluded enough for privacy, it is close enough to Montezuma to ensure that you have plenty of options for activities.

At the Ylang Ylang, you will enjoy luxury accommodations unlike any you have ever experienced. You can stay in one of our hotel suites or opt for a beach bungalow. All of our rooms and bungalows feature amazing views of the native scenery. The beach is merely a hop, skip and a jump away. Here you can rest, relax and even enjoy fine dining under the moonlight. The Ylang Ylang can help you have the unforgettable vacation of a lifetime.

Fine Dining at Costa Rica Beach Hotels

Costa Rica beach hotels are quickly becoming some of the most popular destinations for vacations in paradise. The Ylang Ylang Beach Resort is one of these destinations and there are many reasons why it is such an ideal location. Seclusion, romance, luxury accommodations – the Ylang Ylang has it all. We also offer some of the finest dining you will find in Costa Rica. Our menu, while steering clear of red meat, offers a variety of choices, including:

  • Vegan choices
  • Raw food choices
  • Seafood choices
  • Chicken
  • A children’s menu

We specialize in creating meals with fresh, organic ingredients – meals that will stimulate your taste buds while still satisfying your hunger. Choose from a variety of soups, salads, cheeses, breads, sushi, and succulent desserts. Since the Ylang Ylang aims to keep each customer fully satisfied, let us know of any specific needs you might have. We are always willing to accommodate to ensure that your visit is memorable and enjoyable.

The Advantages of Tropical Resorts for Honeymoons

Taking your honeymoon in a tropical location is a wonderful choice for any newlywed couple. There is nothing quite like lounging on the beaches, basking in the sun and spending those first few days as a married couple in a tropical location. Tropical resorts offer many advantages over other types of resorts, including:

  • Amazing weather – perfect for rest, relaxation and romance
  • Gorgeous surroundings without the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Romantic environments – snuggling on a sandy beach at night, taking a moonlit walk on the ocean’s edge

The Ylang Ylang beach resort is one of the best locations for a honeymoon. We offer several honeymoon packages to ensure that you and your new spouse have the most romantic getaway possible. Yes, you can always fly to Vegas or hit the slopes for your honeymoon – but where is the romance in slot machines and snowsuits? The romance lies in the incredible environment offered by the Ylang Ylang. Come celebrate love and romance in a location designed for magical memories.

Choosing from Central American Resorts for a Tropical Wedding

Planning a wedding in Central America involves choosing the perfect wedding location. There are many Central American resorts to choose from – but they are not all equal. You must know what to look for when choosing a resort for your wedding:

  • Wedding packages – while there are many resorts available, not all of them may offer wedding packages. Choose a resort, such as the Ylang Ylang, that specializes in tropical weddings. Not only will you save money, you will ensure that each detail of your wedding is addressed.
  • Location – a tropical wedding should take place in a location that has beautiful scenery, not buildings and concrete. Choose the resort that is located in a secluded environment – one that will enhance the romantic mood of your wedding. The Ylang Ylang offers this type of environment, while still being close enough to nearby cities to ensure you have access to all kinds of activities.
  • Accommodations – finally, take a close look at the type of accommodations you will be given at each resort. You want accommodations that are luxurious and romantic – not just a drab hotel room that looks like every other room in the building. This is your wedding – it needs to be amazing and your accommodations need to be amazing, too. The Ylang Ylang offers a wide range of rooms and bungalows to ensure that you have the accommodations you always wanted for your wedding.