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Ylang Ylang Beach Resort

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Montezuma Beach | 10-12 minute walk North along the beach, Montezuma 00000, Costa Rica (Formerly El Sano Banano Beach Hotel)
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Key West, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Where to begin... Magical... Heavenly... Peaceful... What a wonderful experience The pictures you see online do not do this place justice. The location is perfect. Secluded on a beach and jungle that cannot be accessed by vehicles. Very private and in a truly amazing tropical setting. I had pretty high hopes and they exceeded my expectations. The service was incredible... More 

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Reston, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved ylang ylang resort and restaurant. Forst the food....man! The best. We are 2 vegans and 1 vegetarian and one meat eater. We all were well fed with terrific and delicious and fresh food. We got to look at the ocean while we ate. Even in a huge rainstorm. The bungalow on the beache was the best place ever... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came to Ylang Ylang for 9 days for our honeymoon and we honestly had no idea what to expect. With that said, any expectation we could have had was exceeded. The staff was fabulous. They learned our names on the first day and never forgot them, and they were so friendly, funny, and happy to answer any questions we... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a fantastic stay in a beach bungalow, in early June. The resort is designed to take full advantage of the beauty of the area and leaves a small footprint. There are no grand entries or lobbies and there are no big buildings on the property. The rooms are quaint and quiet and lean toward privacy and nature. The... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First of all the food (breakfast and dinner) was included. And it was amazing! We loved the fresh food and the extensive selection. In terms of what was as the hotel it was great! The girls too yoga classes two of the mornings we were there. It was nice view and very relaxing. the boys went for a run on... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at Ylang Ylang Beach Resort from May 17-23 and it was amazing! The grounds were beautiful, the staff was friendly and attentive, and the food and cocktails were amazing! We had so much fun with the excursions that were very easy to set up through the resort. We had a great time and will definitley be back someday!

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jersey city
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing resort with one of a kind views, friendly staff, and an amazing restaurant. Although we were right on the beach, we got to see monkeys! Definitely will stay here every time we visit Montezuma!

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Laguna Niguel, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed here four nights last week as part of our Honeymoon. We stayed in a beach bungalow which we thought was awesome--just a few steps to the beach. The grounds and surrounding gardens are beautiful. Iguanas, monkeys, all kinds of birds to be seen. The food was delicious. We couldn't get over how good each different... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wow, what a wonderful 4 days I spent at this hotel. They greet you with a warm towel and a fresh squeezed juice. I was in HEAVEN and haven't even seen our room yet. The hotel is very secluded at the end of the beach. Its about a 10/15 minute walk to the town but its not bad. I walked... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We just spent a week at Ylang Ylang and it was everything we expected and more! Service was great, food was good, room (beach bungalow) was quaint and clean. The pool was one of the best features next to the beautiful ocean view. The resort property is well maintained and lots of care is taken to keep it looking beautiful.... More 

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