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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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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This place is unbelievable, it's paradise on earth! The address is a little bit hard to get however, once you get there, your mind will forget everything to start the real vacations. You can have your meals in front of the the sea with the most spectacular views. This hotel it's a good recommendation to celebrate your anniversary... They can... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely loved our stay at Ylang Ylang. Stayed in both the jungle bungalow and beach front bungalow. Both had their own charm and made us feel like we were the only people on the grounds (aside from the capuchins and howlers we saw from our windows). From talking with other guests, the more affordable tent options were also enjoyable. A... More 

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Cape Elizabeth, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We took a 1 hour water taxi ride from Jaco Beach across Nicoya Bay to Montezuma. (You can drive, but the water taxi is much quicker from this area of Costa Rica) We were picked up in a Range Rover and driven to the resort which is about a 5 minute drive away. Ylang Ylang is a quiet resort located... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place was AMAZING! We stayed at Coco Joe's bungalow...our own place right by the beach. Wouldn't have ever known anyone else was staying at the resort the places are so spread out and private. Outdoor shower in the jungle with an ocean view. Wow! Food was superb and the massage from Romy and her friend incredible!!! Although pricey both... More 

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Ness Ziona, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This resort is one of a kind really beautiful, the service was amazing from the beginning, they are super nice, the room are clean, and it's very good value for money, even more! i had a lot of corresponding with them cause i planned the birthday surprise and they were very patience and kind and helpful and did everything to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I spent our honeymoon at Ylang Ylang and had the experience of a lifetime! While just a short walk from Montezuma Village, Ylang was perfectly secluded. We stayed in one of the beach bungalows, and spent every evening enjoying the view of the ocean from our patio. The beach was beautiful. We spent plenty of hours lounging... More 

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Toledo, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My colleagues and I (6 of us) stayed at the Ylang Ylang resort for two nights and I can truly say that this is a SUPERB choice if traveling to Montezuma (or Costa Rica in general). The pool is phenomenal, service is exceptional, and the quality of our room was wonderful. Christian, the waiter/drink bringer made our stay even more... More 

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YlangYlangManagement, Manager at Ylang Ylang Beach Resort, responded to this review

Dear SpenGen, First of all, thank you for your glowing review. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your time here at Ylang Ylang and thank you for recommending us to others! We are sorry to hear that you found the walk from town to be obnoxious. Most of our guests love that we are a bit secluded... More 

Houston, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here for 5 nights the last week of June and couldn't have been any more pleased about our decision to stay at Ylang Ylang. This is my third trip to Costa Rica, and we chose to spend part of this trip at Ylang Ylang in Montezuma as we were looking for somewhere that had a remote feel and... More 

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Sacramento, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our stay there for five nights was superb. Hospitality is absolutely top notch. Fabulous location right on the beach. We stayed there last June 2015 for our 32nd wedding anniversary and because it is low season in Costa Rica, we had no problem getting a room with no reservations. We stayed in the Jungle King Suites building - ask for... More 

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Key West, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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