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Ylang Ylang Beach Resort

3.5 of 5 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
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Denver, Colorado, United States
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A very nice place. The staff are extremely friendly, and the restaurant and the spa are great. We enjoyed that it's not a large facility, and the fact that's it's not directly in town. A definite must stay if you're in Montezuma!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My girlfriend and I have been to Ylang Ylang in mid-August for 3 nights. The resort is located a 10 minutes walk along the beach from the Montezuma centre, however I have to say that we left the resort only twice, once to take the car (and explore the area) and once to have lunch in town. We had the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is really a must if you go to Montezuma : The rooms are facing the wonderful beach and it is surrounded by the jungle at the same time. It is about 10 minutes walk from the village (someone will pick up your cases from Montezuma to the hotel). There is a pool which is very nice with trees all... More

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Los Angeles, California
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4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had the good fortune of discovering Ylang Ylang in April of 2011 and returned this January (2014) again. Upon entering our safari-camp-like tent cabin, we were floored to discover a personalized note thanking us for our repeat visit. It's attentive things like this which make the resort one of the favorites that my boyfriend and I have ever had... More

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Middletown, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a return trip for us. We stayed in Dome 3 which provided an outdoor cold shower to rinse off after the beach. We loved the view which provided whales, monkeys and lizards. The beach is steps away from your door. Dinner and breakfast are included and are delicious. The service is top notch and not buffet style. The... More

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Rockaway, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was the best family vacation we have ever experienced! The resort was beautiful and secluded. The food and service excellent! The staff was professional and very friendly! We will be returning as soon as we can!

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Loved the beach, restaurant, lovely paths, spring fed pool and the walk to Montezuma, a charming town that has not been commercialized. Staff was helpful and told us to catch the baby turtle release on the adjoining beach. A highlight of our trip to Costa Rica.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

This hotel is so beautiful--right on beach but also surrounded by wild forests, so you feel very removed from civilization. Also great food and plenty of cool activities nearby like surfing, horseback riding, waterfalls, zip lines, etc,

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

It´s a great place. Easily the best one in Montezuma. The pool is beautiful, the service is great. The food is magnificent and the spa is really relaxing. At night the sound of the waves is wonderful and all the wild life living free is awesome.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This resort is easily the best one in Montezuma. The pools are extraordinary with the beach right beside them. Howler monkeys everywhere just giving that great tropical paradise feel. The staff is great and fast and it feels safe all around. Highly recommended resort

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Address: 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: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Montezuma
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Hotel Class:3.5 star — Ylang Ylang Beach Resort 3.5*
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Ylang Ylang Beach Hotel Montezuma
Ylang Beach Hotel
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