Piedra Colorada Montezuma

surroundingarea14Just beyond the property of Ylang Ylang, lies a wonderful river to explore. The river, Piedra Colorada Montezuma, empties into the ocean. Often times the river will have a wonderful and cool pool of water to swim in, surrounded by large boulders and soft sand. On a hot day, it’s the perfect place to cool down in the fresh water.  costa rica riverPiedra Colorada river Montezuma Costa RicaIf you venture further up river, you’ll find a number of small waterfalls, that are also great for cooling down in. The large rock formations and gentle river noises, provide the perfect backdrop to relax and enjoy the wildlife.

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!

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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!

Deep Sea Fishing in Costa Rica

fishing in costa ricaImagine waking up with the sunrise and heading down to the beach for an early morning of sport fishing. Climb aboard one of the deep sea fishing boats and head off the coast of Montezuma for a great day of fishing. Costa Rica is known for some excellent fishing and  Montezuma is no different. Deep sea fishing in Costa Rica offers the opportunity to catch a number of great fish. Some of the types of fish you can find include yellow fin tuna, mackarel, jacks, and mahi mahi. Depending on how far out you go, you may even find sailfish, wahoo and marlin. The fishing tours we offer can be full (8 hours) or half day (6 hours) tours. There is also the option of an early morning sunrise fishing trip that lasts 3 hours. sail fish in Costa Ricadeep sea fishingdeep sea fishing in costa rica

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Tortuga Island in Costa Rica

Tortuga Island beach

One of the most popular tours in our area is Tortuga Island in Costa Rica. This tour takes you on a 45 minute boat ride along the coast of the Nicoya Peninsula, to Tortuga Island. Once you get near the island you’ll be offered snorkeling equipment and the opportunity jump in the water and see some marine life!

Tortuga Island boat

Boat Ride to Tortuga Island

After snorkeling, the boat takes you to the island where can enjoy the white sand beaches and turquoise waters. They also offer activities like renting jet skis and riding on the banana boat. There are also lounge chairs and umbrellas for rent.

adventure at tortuga island

Banana boat adventure at Tortuga Island.

Your tour also includes a beach BBQ lunch that will be prepared for you there on the island. The tour also includes drinks. After lunch you can enjoy the beach and island before heading back on the boat to Montezuma!


Tree Top Canopy

The Tree Top Canopy is one of the most unique and special units on the Ylang Ylang property. Perched high up in the canopy, surrounded by trees and a partial view of the ocean, it offers an incredible getaway. The Tree Top Canopy room is a large African style safari tent with a large king bed, indoor bathroom and two outdoor showers. There is a wonderful lounging space on the deck outside with a couch, table and chairs.

This space is private and secluded. You’ll enjoy the sounds of nature, waves crashing on the rocks and the trees moving in the wind. Walk down your private walkway and you’ll find yourself right on the beach. This is truly a one of a kind experience!

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Relaxing Family Getaways

Costa Rica vacationThe last few days we have had some wonderful evening storms. Falling asleep to the sound of the rain and waking up to fresh, clean air and sunny skies can’t be beat! It also means that the days are not as hot because of the cool rain. It’s a perfect time to take one of your relaxing family getaways, now that school is out for the summer!

family vacation costa ricaOur family beach suite is the perfect room for a small family. It has two queen beds and a lofted king bed with large glass windows of a beach front view. The room also has a balcony with ocean views. Just steps from your room you will find a sandy area with comfortable lounge chairs and hammocks. Enjoy your spot perched on a lounge chair while your kids play in the sand! costa rica vacation

We also offer a large and family friendly swimming pool, with lots of lounge chairs, hammocks and sun or shade. Kids love our pool and especially love our waterfall!

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Vegan Desserts

Everyone loves to indulge a little bit on vacation. Why not indulge with a healthy vegan dessert! We offer two delicious vegan desserts, that both vegans and non-vegans can enjoy.

Our Trio of Chocolate Truffles is made with avocado, chocolate powder, brown sugar, and vanilla. The truffles are topped with fresh coconut shavings, fresh mint, and cocoa powder. They are the perfect small treat to satisfy your sweet tooth!

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The Chocolate Banana Mousse is made with avocado, chocolate powder, bananas, brown sugar, and vanilla. It’s topped with fresh slices of banana. It’s a fresh, creamy mousse that is delicious and easy to share! vegan chocolate mousse

We are proud to offer these delicious options for our vegan friends! We love dessert and are excited to share them with you!

Tortuga Island adventure in Costa Rica!

One of the most popular Montezuma activities while on vacation to Costa Rica is the day trip to Tortuga Island!

Tortuga Island Beach Tour

White sand beaches and clear blue water at Tortuga Island.

The day begins by meeting the boat at the beach in Montezuma, from there it is a 45 minute boat ride along the coast of the Nicoya Peninsula. The boat ride takes you past many secluded beaches and jungles. Including a glimpse at El Chorro Waterfall, one of seven waterfalls in the world that falls into the ocean!

Tortuga Island Boat Tour

Boat Ride to Tortuga Island

Once you arrive near the island, the boat stops to allow you to snorkel and explore some caves and sea life. After snorkeling, the boat takes you to the Island to eat lunch, options include fish, chicken, or vegetarian. After lunch, you can take time to explore the island. There are animals to observe, kayaks to rent or banana boat rides!

Adventure at Tortuga Island

Banana boat adventure at Tortuga Island.

The tour includes the boat ride, snorkel gear, lunch, and drinks (including beer!). Be sure to bring sunscreen, a hat, and towel. It’s a fun day in the sun!

Costa Rica Beach Vacation

Montezuma Beach

While your vacation to Costa Rica can offer great adventure, wildlife and activities, it can also provide a fun and relaxing vacation right from the comfort of your lounge chair or beach towel. Costa Rica is famous for it’s incredible beaches. The beaches of Montezuma are no exception. They are beautiful, expansive and truly natural. Bring a book, grab a cold drink, or spend most of the day in the surf. The beaches also offer many spaces to hang a hammock or relax in the shade. Montezuma Beach

Depending on which beach you decide on, the water can be great for swimming, surfing, boogie boarding and/or snorkling. The water is the perfect temperature year round to spend the whole day swimming. Here at Ylang Ylang Beach Resort we offer boogie board and surf board rentals, flippers and masks to add to your beach vacation. We offer lounge chairs on the beach and beach towels to make your time on the beach more comfortable. There are plenty activities to keep yourself busy with here in Montezuma, but don’t forget to enjoy the perfect Costa Rica beach vacation.

The Montezuma Waterfalls

A favorite activity in Montezuma is the hike to the Montezuma Waterfalls. Not for the faint of heart, the walk to the falls does require climbing some rocks and walking through parts of the river. However, once you arrive at the stunning waterfall, you are rewarded with a beautiful, cool, fresh water pool for swimming, large rocks to climb and sun yourself on, and huge falls to play in. Exploring the river, waterfalls, and jungle surrounding the falls is a wonderful way to spend the day. A perfect activity to add some adventure to your vacation to Costa Rica. Montezuma Waterfalls