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Tours & Activities

Costa Rican activities to do in and around Montezuma…

Montezuma is one of the most fascinating travel destinations in Costa Rica. It is
known for its alternative and international culture, energetic Costa Rica nightlife, spectacular natural beauty, waterfalls, unique shops and galleries.

Ylang Ylang Beach Resort offers access to Costa Rica tours for the Curú Wildlife Refuge, snorkeling, scuba diving and horseback riding. For those that want to live in the moment through meditation, Ylang Ylang has some of the best ocean view yoga in Costa Rica. Others may simply choose to have their breath taken away with the exhilaration of canopy flying or experiencing the thrills of Costa Rica nightlife.

The tours in Montezuma offer hiking, quadracycling, boating, and fishing. Guests also have access to local shopping and cuisine, but many choose to just simply relax with our hotel amenities such as the Spa Ylang Ylang. We’re just waiting for you to join us in paradise.

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Spa Ylang Ylang
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Yoga Classes
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Tortuga Island Snorkeling Day Trip
-Beautiful 50 minute boat ride to and from Tortuga Island with the possibility of seeing marine life like dolphins and turtles
-With snorkeling by a tropical island incl. BBQ lunch
-Enjoy the island’s calm turquoise water, white sand beach and shady palm trees
-Includes: Lunch, drinks & snorkeling equipment
-9:00am – 4:00pm
-Adult rate: $55 (Children 5-10: $35, Under 5: Free)

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Zip-Line Canopy Tour
-Enjoy 9 zip-line cables totaling 1,320 meters
-Breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean and the jungle canopy you’ll be swinging through!
-Take a refreshing swim at the Montezuma waterfall during the break
-Departures: 9:00am & 3:00pm
-Adult rate: $40

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Curú Wildlife Refuge
-Our top recommendation for a guided tour in the area!
-Your naturalist guide, Eduardo will point out animals & explain the tropical vegetation
-Abundant wildlife to spot and numerous trails to explore
-Picture-perfect tropical beach with white coral sand & calm waters
-Included: Transportation, park fee, drinks & bilingual naturalist guide
-Available times: 7am – 12pm OR 1pm – 6pm
-Adult rate: $75 (2 people minimum)
-High Definition Swarovski spotting scope included in tour
~Click here for Website with more Photos

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Horseback Riding on the Beach
-Enjoy a 3 1/2 hour ride through jungle trails & 7 beaches
-Gallop and enjoy the adrenaline or just take it slow and enjoy nature
-Stop for a break at our area’s famous waterfall… one of the seven waterfalls in the world that drops into the ocean
-Included: Drinking water, fruits & guide
-Departure time depends on the tide
-Adult rate: $40

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ATV Adventure
-Take the adventurous route to explore the surrounding areas… a self-guided ATV tour (All Terrain Vehicle)
-Drive along country roads and through tropical forests
-Head to Malpais and Santa Teresa, our neighboring towns just a 45 minute ride away for lunch, a swim or surfing
-If you’re a hiker, Cabo Blanco Reserve is down the road from Montezuma
-Half day: $60 / Full day: $80
Rates are per ATV. ATV’s seat 1 or 2 people

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Sport Fishing
-The abundant marine life off the tropical Pacific Coast makes Costa Rica one of the world’s top fishing destinations
-The coastal waters are home to yellow-fin tuna, mackerel, jacks & mahi-mahi while deeper out you may find sailfish, wahoo & marlin
-The boat is equipped with outriggers & top of the line fishing gear
-Full day (8 hours): $1,000 / Half day (6 hours): $700
-Coastal sunrise fishing (6:30-9:30 am): $350
-Rates up to 4 people (1/2 day & Sunrise) or 8 people (Full Day)

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Malpais / Santa Teresa Sunset Tour
-These long stretches of beaches, best known for world class surfing, are located on the western side of the Nicoya Peninsula
-This area is exquisite for the tropical sunsets of Costa Rica
-Discover these beaches in a comfortable environment: simply sit back, relax and enjoy the sunset over the Pacific Ocean
-Great for a romantic evening or just to see more of the peninsula
-Includes: Transportation, drinks & bilingual guide
-2:00pm – 7:00pm
-Adult rate: $65 (2 people minimum)
~Click here for Website with more Photos

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Surf Lessons & SUP Lessons
-Surfing on the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica is a rewarding experience for beginners and pros alike
-Join our surf or SUP instructor, for a 3 hour lesson to learn step by step basics or to improve your existing moves
-Departure time depends on the tide
-Surf Lesson rate: $45
-SUP Lesson rate: $45
-Surf boards are also available to rent for $25 per day

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Cabo Blanco National Park
-This National Park is located just 7km from our resort
-The first national park founded in Costa Rica, great for hiking!
-Consists of 1,272 hectares of protected land & 1,790 of ocean
-The park is open from 8:00am – 4:00pm (Closed Mondays & Tuesdays)
-Includes: Transportation, park fee, drinks & bilingual naturalist guide
-Departure: 7:30am – 12:00pm
-Adult rate: $75
~Click here for Website with more Photos

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Scuba Diving
Choose from the following 2 options:
1) Local Diving at Ballena Bay – 8:00am – 12:00pm
-2 tanks: $100 per person (min 2 pers)
2) Private Dive Tour to Tortuga Island – 8:00am – 4:00pm
-2 tanks: $450 (up to 3 people). $50 per additional person after 3.
3) Discover Scuba Diving (for non-certified divers)
-2 tanks: $150 per person (min 2 pers)
Includes: Ground transportation, dive yacht, diver gear, fruits & drinks.

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Montezuma Bike Rentals
-Explore the surroundings of Montezuma on a Mountain Bike.
-We recommend booking a minimum of 1 day in advance.
-$18 full day
-$14 half day

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Montezuma Waterfalls (Free)
-Hike to the famous 3 tier waterfall of Montezuma
-Walk up the river path to enjoy the large swimming hole and the tallest waterfall
-For the adventurous, you can climb to the top 2 pools but be prepared for a narrow path against the cliff
-We discourage jumping from the rocks as it is slippery & dangerous
-Journey time from Ylang Ylang: About 35 minutes

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El Chorro Waterfall (Free)
-Our area’s famous waterfall… one of the seven waterfalls in the world that drops into the ocean -A beautiful walk along deserted beaches & through jungle trails
-Climb to the top for a break & a stunning panoramic view
-What to bring: Lots of water & sunscreen
-We recommend to start your journey early in the morning when the weather is cooler
-Journey time from Ylang Ylang: 1 hour 30 minutes (one way)

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Playa Grande (Free)
-Enjoy the walk weaving through the jungle and onto the beaches
-A long, seemingly endless beach great for sunbathing
-Soft waves for boogie boarding, surfing or just a dip
-What to bring: Water & sunscreen -Journey time from Ylang Ylang: About 25 minutes

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Piedra Colorada River (Free)
-A swimming hole edged with sand made of unique colored rocks
-Climb up the river path to small waterfalls & a shady swimming hole
-Great for kids and anyone wanting to explore a local river -Journey time from Ylang Ylang: Just 5 minutes!


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