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

Romantic Beach Getaways

Ylang Ylang Beach Resort is the perfect place for your romantic beach vacation or honeymoon. Keep these three suggestions in mind to plan the most perfect romantic getaways to Montezuma, Costa Rica.

1. A couple’s massage. Spa Ylang Ylang offers a number of different treatments that you can share with your loved one. There’s nothing better than knowing that you both get to let go and completely relax at the same time. This is the perfect addition for a romantic vacation.

couples massage2. Romantic Beach Dinner Package. This is an incredibly unique and special experience. We set up a beautifully decorated table right in the sand and private from the rest of the restaurant. You have your own personal waiter for the evening, while you sit watching the ocean. The package includes a cocktail, appetizer, main course, and dessert per person and a bottle of wine to share. This is always a good idea to add for a romantic honeymoon.beach dinner

3. Sunset Beach Tour in Santa Theresa. This special tour takes you to the other side of the Nicoya Peninsula where the sunsets over the ocean. The beaches of Santa Theresa are long and expansive providing the perfect view to talk a walk or sit back and enjoy the sunset.

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Yoga in Costa Rica

yoga in costa ricaYoga in Costa Rica has become increasingly popular. For being a small town, Montezuma has a number of different yoga studios and retreat centers. Walking around Montezuma, it is very common to see groups of people in yoga clothes or carrying their yoga mat to or from a class, retreat or teacher training. Ylang Ylang Yoga Studio offers a number of classes to enhance your experience here at Ylang Ylang.

Our open air yoga studio is on the second floor of the restaurant building. It is made entirely of wood and has high ceilings to allow for excellent air flow. It offers views of the beach, ocean and palm trees. You can hear the sound of the ocean and birds while enjoying your yoga practice.

yoga in costa ricaWe have classes every morning at 8:30am and every afternoon at 4:30pm that last an hour and 15 minutes. We offer Vinyasa Flow, Hatha Flow and Kundalini classes with a number of different teachers. Yoga classes are open to everyone! We also host yoga retreats for teachers who are interested in bringing a yoga group!

Relaxing Vacation

If you’re looking for a place to completely disconnect from your hectic, busy life and reconnect with nature, warmth and fresh air, look no further. The grounds of Ylang Ylang Beach Resort offer all that you need to completely relax. Begin your beach vacation by being surrounded by these beautiful lush gardens. Then follow our three relaxation techniques, which are sure to leave you feeling happy, refreshed and relaxed.

Costa Rica jungle

Relaxation technique number 1: Hammocks. Can you think of anything better than stumbling upon a hammock that is already put up between two palm trees right at the edge of a white sand beach? Ylang Ylang has a number of hammocks hanging up all throughout the property that are available to our guests. Take a nap, bring a book, or just watch and listen to the sound of the ocean, but most importantly, relax. Hammock Relax in Costa Rica

Relaxation technique number 2: Yoga. If you’re job requires to sit in a chair most of the day, yoga is the best cure. Not only is yoga good for your body, it also helps to relax the mind. Yoga at Ylang Ylang offers an open air studio with an ocean front view. Ylang Ylang yoga classes are great for beginners, intermediates or advanced students. We encourage everyone to give it a try! yoga Costa Rica

Relaxation technique number 3: The Spa. Ylang Ylang offers a number of different spa treatments with our homemade massage oils. The open air spa allows for you to hear the sounds of the waves crashing while enjoying your massage. Need I say more? There is nothing better to take your relaxing vacation to the next level. Relax massage costa rica

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

Relaxing River Walk in Costa Rica

Located just beyond Ylang Ylang Beach Resort is a beautiful relaxing river, with swimming pools, small falls, and cool water called Piedra Colorada River. This river offers a perfect spot to relax, enjoy the sun, and swim to cool down. This is also a great location for kids! The shallow water is perfect for children to explore and play. If you climb a ways up the rocks, you will find small, secluded pools of water and big rocks to sit on and climb. Set up your own hammock in the trees, or bring a towel to sit on. It is a perfect way to add to your relaxing vacation. Piedra Colorada River Montezuma Costa Rica

A tradition was started many years ago to create rock sculptures out of the stones. Depending on the time of year, you will see hundreds of rock sculptures left behind by people passing by. The rocks at Piedra Colorada have incredible vibrant colors and therefore make for beautiful colorful sculptures. Make one of your own and see how tall you can pile the stones without them toppling over!

Piedra Colorada river Montezuma 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!

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!