Adventure in Montezuma, 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:Zipline adventure in Costa Rica

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.

Zip Line Adventure Waterfall swim in Costa Rica

The Creative Adventure:

ATV adventure vacation in Costa Rica 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. ATV adventure in Costa Rica

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.Mountain Bike Adventure in Costa Rica

Wildlife in Costa Rica

One of the most exciting parts of visiting Costa Rica is the wildlife. Most guests who visit us have traveled from very different parts of the world, where exotic wildlife is nowhere near as rampant and the only places they have seen animals like these are in the zoo. Just here at Ylang Ylang, you will spot white-faced monkeys, howler monkeys, iguanas, lizards, agoutis (small rabbit like creatures), red squirrels, and more! You can see a picture of all of these animals on our website. If you keep your eyes open, you will likely see or hear almost all of these animals during your travel to Costa Rica.Costa Rica white faced monkey Ylang Ylang does it’s best to keep the wild animals wild. We encourage guests to not feed the animals or try to get close and touch them. One of the reasons we have maintained an abundance of wildlife is that we continue to keep their habitat as natural as possible. It is  exciting for guests of all ages to see their eyes light up upon seeing the wildlife in Costa Rica!  Ylang Ylang Beach Resort is the perfect place to enjoy the wildlife from the comfort and beautiful surroundings of Costa Rica.Costa Rica Iguana

Your Welcome to Ylang Ylang Beach Resort in Montezuma, Costa Rica!

Ylang Ylang Beach Resort Montezuma, Costa Rica

After a long day of hot and sweaty travel, the joy and relief once you finally arrive at Ylang Ylang Beach Resort is completely magical. You are welcomed with a cold, damp hand towel to wipe your face and a cool, refreshing passion fruit juice to quench your thirst, all surrounded by the smell of yellow Ylang Ylang flowers.The perfect greeting to get you to jump right in to your relaxing vacation.


These smiling faces welcome you to Ylang Ylang Beach Resort. Our wonderful receptionists, Cindy, Jeffrey and Katherin, will get you checked in to your room, detail our breakfast and dinner arrangements (which include one natural juice and main course per person), describe the tour and activity options and help you to feel comfortable during your stay here. It is all to help you relax and dive in to your perfect beach getaway and welcome you to our own Ylang Ylang paradise!

Relax at Ylang Ylang Beach Resort Spa in Costa Rica

Spa at Ylang Ylang Beach Resort

Imagine…you’ve got a soft ocean breeze, the sound of the palm trees rustling, and the smell of fresh Ylang Ylang essential oil. Our open-air spa allows for you to see out to the trees and ocean, within the privacy of our tented spa rooms. Our spa allows for the relaxation and meditative space to completely let go. A spa treatment is a perfect addition to your relaxing vacation.

We have two wonderfully talented massage therapists. Ana Lauren and Yerlin are our in house massage therapists and work from 11:00am-7:00pm everyday. Here is what they have to say about being a massage therapist at Ylang Ylang.

Ylang Ylang Beach Resort Spa Costa Rica

What is your favorite part about giving massages at Ylang Ylang Beach Resort?

Ana Lauren: My favorite part of being a massage therapist is giving people relief from their pain.

Yerlin: My favorite part is being able to help people relax.

Ylang Ylang Beach Resort Spa offers a number of different spa treatments and packages. We also offer packages that include access to Ylang Ylang Beach Resort facilities, including the pool, chairs, and hammocks.

A Romantic Beach Dinner in Costa Rica

Toes in the sand, cocktail in hand, with the ocean beyond your table and the pink sky of a setting sun. Our romantic beach dining package offers the perfect addition to your romantic beach vacation here at Ylang Ylang Beach Resort. Whether to celebrate a birthday, honeymoon, anniversary or just to celebrate being with you’re loved one, it’s a special experience.

Romantic Beach Dinner Vacation in Costa Rica

Our romantic beach dinner includes one cocktail, appetizer, main course, and dessert per person, in addition to a bottle of wine per couple. This allows for you to enjoy all aspects of our diverse menu. Ylang Ylang Restaurant offers vegan, vegetarian, raw and gluten free options in addition to seafood and chicken dishes. Ensuring that there is something for everyone! Your personalized server will make sure you are comfortable and relaxed while you enjoy your dinner on the beach. A romantic beach dinner is an incredibly special treat!

Typical Costa Rican Foods at Ylang Ylang Beach Resort

Here at Ylang Ylang Beach Resort, your beach vacation includes breakfast and dinner. Our menu has many different options to please any type of eater. If you are interested in trying some of the more authentic Costa Rican food, you can try the Tipico breakfast or the “Casado” for lunch or dinner. Casado translates literally to “married” in Spanish, but it means to have all types of food together on one plate. Every traditional Costa Rican meal centers around rice and beans in some form. A “casado” includes a meat or fish, vegetables, plantains and a chopped salad. Our Tipico breakfast is shown below and includes Gallo Pinto (a rice and beans mixture), eggs, queso blanco (a local white cheese), tortillas, and sweet plantains. Enjoy!

Traditional Costa Rican breakfast food


Learn to Surf at Ylang Ylang Beach Resort

Learning to surf in Costa Rica is a rewarding and fun experience. Difficult, yes, but when you are finally able to stand up on that board for just a few seconds, there is no better feeling! Playa Grande, a 20 minute walk from Ylang Ylang Beach Resort in Montezuma, Costa Rica offers the perfect place for beginners to hit the waves. The long rolling white waves and shallow water allows for a perfect environment for beginners. Playa Grande is also known to offer a fun spot for locals and experienced surfers alike.

Young Vision Surf School Learn to Surf in Costa Rica Surf lessons are the perfect addition to your beach vacation. The lessons we offer here at Ylang Ylang Beach Resort are through Young Vision Surf School and last 3 hours with a fresh fruit snack break provided. The owners and operators of Young Vision are all local young men who grew up in Montezuma, are great surfers and have a passion for teaching. They have Lifeguard and First Aid training and work with any age. They work hard to maintain their small local business and we love to support their efforts! Give it a try!

Costa Rica 2015 Travelers’ Choice Awards

Ylang Ylang Beach Resort is honored to be awarded two Costa Rica 2015 Travelers’ Choice Awards from TripAdvisor. We have been listed as one of the Top 25 best small hotels in Costa Rica and one of the top 25 hotels for romance in Costa Rica. Thank you to our guests for taking time to write reviews and give us feedback. It is always appreciated! We are grateful to have the opportunity to meet so many of you and share our little piece of paradise! If you are interested in some of our more special romantic vacation options, you can check out our romantic beach dining or couple’s spa treatments!

 Costa Rica 2015 Travelers' Choice Awards

In addition to our wonderful Hotel Awards, one of our waiters at Ylang Ylang Restaurant, Christian Alvarado, received a huge award for being the Best in Service in the world! Christian was chosen as one of the 40 exceptional award winners out of 3,500 entries. We are so proud of Christian and this incredible achievement. Congratulations, Christian!