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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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    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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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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United, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

OMG this place is amazing. Romantic, a short walk from town, which is perfect because you have privacy without isolation. Montezuma is about the most beautiful place on earth, and this is THE PLACE to stay. Lovely staff, great service, beautiful grounds and on the beach. You are a short walk from Playa Grande, a huge span of deserted tropical... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located in the rainforest and on a beautiful beach. Jungalow units provide privacy in the comfort of airconditioning. Meals were the best we enjoyed ANYWHERE ! Helpful staff, abundance of wildlife, trails on site. Highly recommended.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I chose to stay at Ylang Ylang Beach Resort in Montezuma for the second half of our honeymoon this past April and we were more than happy with our decision! Montezuma is a truly unique and beautiful place to visit. However, it is important to realize what you are getting yourself into. Montezuma is a 'quaint/rustic' tiny... More 

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Maquoketa, Iowa, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My daughters and I spent a wonderful week at Ylang Ylang in April, 2015. The setting for the hotel is beautiful with the ocean on one side and the tropical forest on the other. We felt like we were a part of the nature around us. The entire staff at Ylang Ylang was so welcoming and helpful. They went out... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came with our 5 year old to spend the weekend an the staff is great! Everyone is super friendly and helpful. The place is super nice and the "domes" offer a lot of privacy and the common areas are well taken care of. The food is excellent.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I got married at Ylang Ylang, and it couldn't have been more perfect. I cannot say enough great things about this resort. Every single employee went out of his or her way to make our big day -- and our whole stay -- memorable and special. Everything about the ceremony was beautiful, and they made it so... More 

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Woodstock, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Myself and approximately 30 others visited the Ylang Ylang resort for a yoga retreat. Some singles and some couples. We were spread throughout to the resort according to what accommodations we selected. We were greeted with a wonderful tropical drink, checked in, and escorted to our rooms, which were beautifully decorated and very clean. We went on the trip with... More 

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

We recently spent 3 nights at the Ylang Ylang and enjoyed it immensely. The location on the beach is spectacular and the grounds are a tropical paradise. We did not use the spa but the pool area and the restaurant are first class. We were planning to visit Malpais and Santa Teresa (nearby beach communities) but enjoyed Ylang Ylang so... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Everything about Ylang Ylang was simply awesome - the setting, the people, the food, the landscapes, the pool, the beach, the animal life! I would recommend it to anyone, with or without children, for a week or just a few days break

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