Aerial View of Costa Rica

Shot with a DJI Phantom 2+, these drone photos capture beauty from above. This aerial view of Costa Rica, magically captures the natural beauty in our area. Montezuma is a small fishing village on the tip of the Nicoya Peninsula. Over the years it’s become a hot spot for tourists because of it’s laid back, beachy and artisan vibe. Montezuma mainly has hotels, shops and restaurants these days, but you will still get much of the traditional Costa Rican culture. One of the main attractions is the beach and wildlife. As seen in these photos, the area is green and lush, home to many animals. The beaches are preserved in their natural beauty.

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Garden Bungalow in Montezuma

bungalow in costa ricaOne of the most private units we have to offer are our garden bungalow in Montezuma  Costa Rica. Set back in the jungle, you’ll experience incredible wildlife from your private terrace. Yet, you are still steps from the ocean and can hear the waves crashing from your room.

jungle view in costa ricaThe garden bungalow has one queen bed, private bathroom with hot water. You will have a large outdoor patio with lounge furniture and an outdoor shower to rinse off the salt and sand. With large sliding glass doors, you will have a window into the incredible jungle surrounding you.

Dinner at Ylang Ylang Beach Resort

Dinner at Ylang Ylang Beach Resort is included in your room rates. Because of this, we try to keep our menu varied and interesting to provide enough options for all types of eaters. From sushi, to pasta, seafood, and chicken, there are many options and we promise you won’t get bored. We are also very aware of dietary restrictions and offer a separate gluten free menu and vegan menu. Our food is mainly organic and local. We try to buy from small, local vendors and get the freshest and healthiest ingredients.

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Stuffed Mahi Mahi with a white wine mussel sauce, servd over mashed potatoes

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Chicken Kebobs topped with homemade barbeque sauce.

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Seaside Ambrosia. Grilled Eggplant stuffed with fresh fish served on mashed potatoes and topped with a white wine cream sauce.

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Asian Rice noodles made with a ginger coconut cream sauce.

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Ylang Ylang Curry made with homemade coconut milk. Can be served with chicken, fish or tofu.

Christmas and New Years Eve in Costa Rica

While summer is just winding now, it’s not too early to think about your holiday plans. We’ve got a fabulous Christmas and New Year’s Eve planned and we hope you’ll join us! In the past and again for this year, we will be offering a full buffet including salad, dips, hot dishes and a grill. We will also have a dessert buffet with some tasty treats! We offer live entertainment and of course, fireworks for New Year’s Eve! Book your tickets for the event early to save a seat! We hope to see you there! Spending Christmas and New Years Eve in Costa Rica can’t be beat! Vegan Restaurant, Costa Rica Bring in the New Year at Ylang Ylang Resorts Big Bash New Year's Eve Party 2013/2014 holiday party costa rica

Breakfast at Ylang Ylang Beach Resort

The breakfast at Ylang Ylang Beach Resort isn’t your typical hotel breakfast. Our breakfast is made with the freshest ingredients and our recipes are hearty and delicious. We offer a number of different options to choose from. For those who have a sweet spot for breakfast, try our banana pancakes topped with tropical fruit or our French toast on homemade bread.

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Tropical banana pancakes topped with fresh fruit.

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Tropical french toast made with our homemade bread and topped with a mix of papaya, watermelon and pineapple

For those who crave salty, try our omelet, topped with cheese and veggies or our huevos rancheros made with homemade ranchero sauce, refired beans, friend eggs and sour cream. For those who crave the traditional Costa Rican breakfast, our Tipico breakfast is for you. The tipico comes with eggs, tortillas, gallo pinto (rice and beans), Costa Rican cheese and sweet plantains. We will make sure you start your adventurous or relaxing day energized and ready to go!

Traditional Costa Rican breakfast

Typical Costa Rican breakfast served with rice and beans (gallo pinto), eggs, tortillas, sweet plantains, and white cheese.

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Open faced breakfast omelet topped with tomato, onions, peppers, cheddar cheese and sour cream. Served with homemade wheat toast.

Yoga in Costa Rica

Here at Ylang Ylang, we are fortunate to have a number of incredible yoga teachers who offer yoga classes two times a day. Our classes are at 8:30am and 4:30pm, all classes last 75 minutes. We offer a number of different yoga styles, including vinyasa flow, kundalini and hatha yoga. Our beach front studio offers panoramic views of the beach and a natural soundtrack of the crashing waves and wildlife.

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Flora and Fauna in Costa Rica

While you can’t miss the monkeys and iguanas around Ylang Ylang, there are quite a few smaller creatures and natural beauty to find! The Ylang Ylang property has been beautifully gardened and maintained. The flora and fauna in Costa Rica in full bloom is breathtaking. During this time of year, when there has been some rain, everything seems to come to life. The trees are more green and the flowers more vibrant. Take a walk to our gardens to see what you discover! Check out more in our photo gallery and wildlife around Ylang Ylang. nature in montezuma wildlife in montezuma flor blanca costa rica flor costa rica nature in costa rica


El Sano Banano Restaurant Montezuma

Our sister hotel and restaurant, El Sano Banano, is located right in the center of town. It has 12 guest rooms, varying in layout and a full restaurant and bar downstairs, open all day. The rooms are safe, clean, have air conditioning and hot water. Staying at El Sano Banano also gains you access to the facilities at Ylang Ylang Beach Resort. Meaning that you are welcome to use the swimming pool, hammocks and lounge chairs on the beach.    bed and breakfast montezuma montezuma costa rica hotel village hotel Montezuma

El Sano Banano Restaurant Montezuma is open all day and offers a wide variety of menu items including gluten free and vegan options. We also offers wines, beer, cocktails and a number of natural fruit juices and smoothies. You can choose to people watch out front, lounge indoors, or sit outside on our garden montezuma costa ricagarden patio costa rica

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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

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.