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Ylang Ylang Beach Resort

3.5 of 5 Resort   |   Montezuma Beach | 10-12 minute walk North along the beach, Montezuma 00000, Costa Rica (Formerly El Sano Banano Beach Hotel)
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Middletown, New Jersey
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105 reviews 105 reviews
21 hotel reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 1 week 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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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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Olympia, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful property right on the beach with breakfast and dinner included. The staff is just fantastic and so pleasant. The food is excellent and the views unparalleled. The pool is small but just gorgeous. The beach is lovely but due to the surf it is not a swimming beach. The yoga studio overlooks the beach and yoga instructors are great.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The service was the best I've ever received in Latin America. I was very pregnant while traveling and they did an amazing job of catering to my specific needs no matter the scenario. I was able to partake in more low key versions of many activities. The staff was super friendly and professional, not to mention the value you got... More

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Brussels
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fantastic park with monkeys "flying" all around. Howler monkeys as well as the white-faced capucin monkeys. This is really on the edge of the jungle right on the beach. The restaurant is very good, although I would try something else than the mixed seafood next time (not bad, but I think they have other and better options). The restaurant has... More

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Atlanta Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First off this experience was incredible. My wife and son both wanted to consider moving here after our visit. It makes more sense to utilize the shuttle service from the hotel. My wife, son and I rented a car and it was most cumbersome. Simply finding the place is a task as you have to time everything so that you... More

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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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This family-owned resort is known for its natural tropical beauty, variety of wildlife roaming the grounds and outstanding customer service. Located a 10-15 minute walk on the beach from Montezuma, one will find romantic Beach Front Bungalows with A/C, a Spa nestled in the jungle, and a tropical pool edged by waterfalls. If you're looking to get away...this is the getaway place... ... more   less 
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