Wildlife in Montezuma Costa Rica

Right here at Ylang Ylang, you can find some incredible wildlife. Wildlife in Montezuma Costa Rica is abundant and exciting. These photos below were taken just recently here on the Ylang Ylang property and were all seen within a few hours! Here at Ylang Ylang, we try our best to be as unobtrusive as possible and live in harmony with the wildlife. We ask that you please do not get too close to the animals and do not try to feed them. howler monkey costa rica white faced monkey in costa rica iguana in costa rica

Spa Packages in Costa Rica

For guests not staying with us at Ylang Ylang, we have a great option for enjoying our amenities. Our Day Packages are open to the public (either half or full day packages and include access to the resort facilities. Including the pool and hammocks. The packages also include a drink and lunch (full day package). Our massage therapists will welcome you to Ylang Ylang with a drink, show you around and take you to the spa where you will receive your treatments. spa treatmentsSpa at Ylang Ylang Beach ResortCome enjoy one of our spa packages in Costa Rica!   spa packagespa package

Ylang Ylang Beach Resort Green Energy

Ylang Ylang Beach Resort is always looking for new ways to conserve energy and be as efficient as possible. We are excited to be a part of ecotourism in Costa Rica. We have added solar panels that produce up to 16,000 watts of peak energy when the sun shines brightly. The solar panels are all located on the property in a large sunny solar garden in the jungle. We hope to get more solar panels in the future.

Solar panels

Additionally, we are installing Solar Hot Water heating units and use a system to heat water by using the air conditioning. We have also changed many of our light bulbs to LED’s and continue to gradually phase out energy wasting devices. We hope to increase our efforts and use more green energy wherever possible.

Glamorous Camping in Montezuma, Costa Rica

Tent cabin glamping in Costa Rica The tent cabins at Ylang Ylang Beach Resort offer the perfect combination between adventure and luxury or as some like to call it “glamping” (glamorous camping). The comfortable and beautiful setting of Ylang Ylang allows for you to fully immerse yourself in the nature of Costa Rica. You will be lulled to sleep by the sound of the ocean while feeling the cool ocean breeze.  Likely you will be woken up in the morning by the sound of howler monkeys and birds in the trees. If you are up early enough, you will also enjoy the incredible colors of the sunrise over the water, from your front deck.

Luxury Glamping Costa Rica

The tent cabins have secure places to leave valuables, offer either a king bed or two twin beds, private bathroom and shower, and mini fridge. While the tent cabins do not have air conditioning, the ceiling fan and screened in walls provide plenty of air flow. If you are someone who would enjoy a more comfortable version of camping, and with the modern comforts of a private bathroom, clean and hot water, and a comfortable bed, the “glamping” experience in the tent cabins are for you.Luxury Glamping Costa Rica

Beach Wedding in Montezuma, Costa Rica

Beach Wedding Costa Rica

A destination beach wedding at Ylang Ylang Beach Resort offers the perfect getaway and beach vacation for both you and your guests. A trip allows for you to spend time with friends and family and relax while having the wedding of your dreams planned out perfectly. All of the wedding planning at Ylang Ylang Beach Resort is customized, meaning that you can put together a wedding your way. We give you options on everything and you can choose which ones you would like to include. Our weddings can be traditional or non-traditional, incorporating whatever aspects you find important into your ceremony. Each ceremony is designed in collaboration with the bride and groom and can be performed as a legal ceremony or symbolic.

Beach Wedding Reception in Costa Rica

After the ceremony we offer a number of ways to celebrate! Our reception dinners offer a wide variety of menus for a buffet or course style dinners. We cater to every type of eater and can create a menu for vegetarian, vegan, raw or gluten free lifestyles. We have a number of different entertainment options including a DJ, Latin Band, Fire Dancing Show, guitarist and bonfire, to entertain your guests. We offer all the opportunities to have the time of your life while celebrating your beach wedding in Costa Rica!

The Hidden Gem of Ylang Ylang Beach Resort: Our Restaurant

Costa Rica Beach Resort Restaurant

There is no better place in the world to explore beaches and jungles together than Costa Rica, and our Costa Rica beach hotel offers incredible amenities sure to make our guests’ vacations the best they could possibly be. We provide travelers with unique coastal rooms and bunaglows that make each visit an adventure that will never be forgotten. Visitors also have access to an astounding number of wildlife that naturally make this area their home. While taking walks along the jungle and shores, visitors can spot varying species of wildlife that include birds, monkeys, and iguanas.

But one thing our guests tend to talk about most after their stay here is our critically-acclaimed Ylang Ylang Restaurant. Our chefs prepare decadent and elegant seafood, fruits, vegetables, and all sorts of meals for savvy world travelers. Each element of the meal comes fresh from the ocean or from local farms, orchards and plantations, delivering a depth of flavor that will awaken the taste buds like no other cuisine. Our diners have a huge variety of options when it comes to vegetarian, gluten-free, and vegan dishes as well. Courses can come directly off of the grill or diners can explore the many delicacies that are offered on our sushi menu.

Ylang Ylang Beach Resort also gives visitors the unique opportunity to enjoy a three-course meal served to them directly on the beach. This romantic setting creates an appealing vacation atmosphere that brings everyone closer together. With stunning views of both moonlit skies and sweeping ocean horizons at sunset and sunrise, combined with top-notch food prepared fresh to order, it’s no wonder the restaurant leaves such a lasting impression!

Romantic Beach Dining in Costa Rica

Contributing to the Future of Our World With Solar Energy

Costa Rica Solar Power

The sun provides the earth with an abundant source of readily available energy, and energy is crucial to humanity’s survival. The concerns of climate change, increased carbon footprints, exhausting the world’s non-renewable energy sources, and the effects on the environment and ecological systems requires a shift in energy production in order to achieve long term benefits on a global scale.

Conservation Efforts

Incorporating solar power generation into the essential services of day to day living provides clean and renewable energy sources. The Ecotourism industry, especially in Costa Rica, wants to be part of the change and believes in minimizing wasteful energy sources in order to mitigate local forms of pollution.

At Ylang Ylang Beach Resort, we are devoted to conservation measures. As part of our efforts to use sustainable energy sources, we have created a solar panel garden that converts enough electricity from the sun’s energy to supply most of the resort’s electrical needs.

Reduced Carbon Footprint

Costa Rica is home to a thriving rainforest and one of the world’s most productive ecosystems with immense biodiversity. However, over the last century much has been lost. At Ylang Ylang, we want to help offset some of this impact by ensuring our conservation efforts are minimizing the loss of rainforest and reducing our carbon footprint. We carefully monitor the amount of Carbon Dioxide (CO2) through special readouts that track the CO2 we have saved.

Environmental Contribution

We are proud of the efforts we are making through Ylang Ylang Beach Resort’s solar panel garden. It is our small way of contributing to the planet’s need for sustainable and renewable energy sources and to ecotourism in Costa Rica. If you would like more information about our resort or about our garden, please contact our concierge for more information.

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.

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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.