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!
You 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!
Interested 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 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!
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!
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.
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!
The 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!
Our 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!
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!
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!
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!
We are proud to offer these delicious options for our vegan friends! We love dessert and are excited to share them with you!
One of the most popular Montezuma activities while on vacation to Costa Rica is the day trip to Tortuga Island!
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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
This post is for all of the adventurous travelers out there. Montezuma offers a number of exciting adventures for all types of adventurers to add to your vacation to Costa Rica.
The Thrilling Adventure:
Flying through the jungle attached to only a cable. The zip line takes you across 9 cables stationed throughout the jungle totaling for a distance of 1,320 meters. You will get breathtaking views of the jungle and Pacific Ocean from high above the ground. This tour includes a stop at the Montezuma waterfall where you can choose to cliff jump or rope swing into the pool of water. The perfect way to cool down.
The Creative Adventure:
You can also choose to make your own adventure by renting an ATV for the day and doing your own exploring. There are a number of trails and paths to take to find hidden waterfalls or hiking trails. If you’re up for an adventure, the ATVs are the best way to get out and explore. An especially favorite spot to explore is the cemetery island in Cabuya. You can only get there on foot when the tide is low. It’s an awesome place to explore and adventure.
The Sporty Adventure:
Another great adventure for the athletic adventurer is a mountain bike tour. This is a guided tour, but does get you onto beaches and back paths that you can’t access with a car. You’ll find hidden jungles, rivers and trails to explore. While Costa Rica is the perfect place to relax, it is also the perfect place for an adventure vacation.