4.5
Very Good 902 Reviews
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Amenities

  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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Overview

Location

With a stay at Ylang Ylang Beach Resort in Montezuma, you’ll be on the beach and minutes from Montezuma Falls. This beach resort is within the region of Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve and Santa Teresa Beach.

Rooms

Make yourself at home in one of the 15 guestrooms featuring refrigerators. Rooms have private balconies or patios. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available to keep you connected. Conveniences include safes and coffee/tea makers, and housekeeping is provided daily.

Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities

Pamper yourself with a visit to the spa, which offers massages, body treatments, and facials. Additional amenities at this resort include complimentary wireless Internet access, gift shops/newsstands, and wedding services.

Food & Drink

Enjoy a satisfying meal at a restaurant serving guests of Ylang Ylang Beach Resort. Relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge or a beach bar.

Business & Travel Amenities

Featured amenities include a computer station, dry cleaning/laundry services, and multilingual staff.

How to Get There

Ylang Ylang Beach Resort
700 meters North of the School
Montezuma, Costa Rica

Reviews

4.5 Very Good 902 Reviews
Marvelous
Reviewed 1 day ago

located 5 minutes walking from Montezuma, a flagrant place full of artesian and life, you found this magnificent hotel, with very friendly staff with a white sand beach at your feet
Very good for relaxing, reading and enjoy nature.
Restaurant is not that great, too spicy, heavy for digestion and with a lot of options prepared with ready to go sauces. Hopefully they can solve this out. The rest was great

Perfect honeymoon
Reviewed 2 days ago

We had our honeymoon at Ylang Ylang in the jungle bungalow and loved every minute of it. We could sit on our balcony and watch monkeys in the trees right above us, we watched the moon and the sunrise from the beach, the restaurant had amazing views of the ocean, the pool was lovely. We loved the vegan menu -- tons of options for every meal of the day and great desserts! The romantic beach dining on our last night was so perfect it didn't even feel real. We would definitely recommend this resort to anyone looking for a romantic and peaceful getaway! We were a bit disappointed with the activities though. We felt they didn't always match the descriptions, and sometimes we were unpleasantly surprised and unprepared. The snorkeling day trip, for example, was 1.5 hours of snorkeling and 2 hours on a beach! We would recommend asking for details before signing up for activities.

Great Beach Views
Reviewed 3 days ago

We stayed here as part of our honeymoon trip to Costa Rica. The staff are fantastic, always helpful even when we noticed ants in our room, they immediately sent someone to spray our room. We stayed in the beachfront bungalow and the view from our patio was superb. You are steps from the beach. I would say the downside was the food. There just wasn’t anything that was great. We saw so many rave reviews about the food but it was disappointing. We ended up going into Montezuma for dinner and it was much better. The other thing is whenever we did get food at the restaurant the flies were crazy and would swarm. Again though the view from the restaurant, our accommodation and the staff were great.

Eco-conscious adventure in paradise!
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ylang Ylang offers a spectacularly beautiful setting in which to explore this relatively isolated area of Costa Rica. We hiked to expansive pristine barely populated beaches, snorkeled off the shore of Tortuga Island, zip lined over the jungle canopy, and jumped off a cliff into a cool waterfall while monkeys watched from the trees above. We also enjoyed peaceful moments just swinging in the hammocks in the shade of coconut trees, magnificent star gazing, and sitting on our balcony listening to the waves roll in and watching the monkeys. The delightful town of Montezuma is just a 15 minute walk down the beach. It was wonderful to be in an area where we felt integrated into the local culture as opposed to accommodated by it. The food at Ylang Ylang was healthy and delicious - and I can't imagine there is a better view in all of Costa Rica than the dining patio at Ylang Ylang. The staff was absolutely wonderful and by the end of the week - they all felt more like family. Ylang Ylang also has a wonderful ocean front Yoga Studio that provides classes twice a day. If I could make just one recommendation it would be that they might consider providing one or two "intro to yoga" classes during the week. Most of them seem to be geared to those who have some experience and understand the different lingo. My hubby would've been game to try a class but wasn't quite sure what he was in for. I did take one that was wonderful - but it wasn't for a first-timer or novice. Getting to Ylang Ylang is an adventure in itself involving several shuttles, a ferry ride and a 4 wheel drive jeep. In many ways this assures you will be mostly surrounded by like minded guests - who have an adventurous spirit and value the sustainable eco-conscious boutique resort over having every modern convenience at their fingertips. A nature hike to an overlook reveals a large swath of solar panels that help power the place. My only hope is the area maintains its wild natural expanse of jungle and untouched beaches for long into the future and that anyone who does choose to develop there - treats the environment with as much love and respect as Ylang Ylang! We will certainly return.

A beautiful place to relax
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our last stop in Costa Rica for 3 nights and we couldn't have chosen a more serene spot. Our room wasn't the biggest but was perfectly comfortable with a decent and spacious shower, and we loved that we could hear the waves from our room. We spent most of our time relaxing in the hammocks and by the pool as the jungle-like surroundings were so beautiful, with plenty of iguanas and monkeys to spot and a stunning view of the beach. We had massages at the spa which was super relaxing and the daily breakfast and dinner were both a highlight as the food was so delicious. The staff were all so lovely and friendly. We would definitely come back! The only little thing was we booked surf lessons with the hotel's provider (Young Vision) and we weren't too impressed with the quality of the lesson, so I'd suggest exploring other options if looking to surf - however, the hotel's service was impeccable.