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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
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Missoula, MT
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited with our three-generation family of six and had a wonderful stay. The resort exceeded our expectations in every way. The setting is stunning: right on the beach, with the sound of the waves ever present. It's easy to walk to town or in the opposite direction, where the nicer swimming beaches are. The restaurant is outstanding, and the... More 

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Mevasseret Zion, Israel
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42 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

U get to montezuma- this tiny place on the beach, and immediately u smell the shanti- relaxed atmosphere. Heading to Ylang Ylang- u need to leave your car in town in a restaurant - bar Sano Banano and they will call for pick up. No cars are allowed in the hotel area- which is wonderful! Till pickup arrives- u can... More 

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Chocolate
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Location - Ylang Ylang is located on a nice beach that is a 10 minute walk from "downtown". It is far enough so that it feels very relaxed and secluded, but close enough that you can easily get to town whenever you want. Cars aren't allowed there which is soooo nice. I would have never thought it would make a... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I am not a tent person and that's is what we had. That's the only reason for the 4 rating. The grounds, staff, food and service were excellent. Next time I will pick a bungalow, live and learn. I had a massage here and it was probably the best I've ever had. AMAZING!!!! Sitting by the pool the staff took... More 

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Mill Spring, North Carolina, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everything about Ylang Ylang is marvelous. The setting, the amenities and the staff. There is a lovely pool for relaxing, hammocks and lounge chairs all around the property. There are beautiful places you can walk to.

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Stockholm, Sweden
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at the YlangYlang resort over New Year and truly enjoyed the place. I can recommend the Coco Joe's bungalow. The location just in front of the beach is fabulous and you are just enough far away and close to the beach and hotel facilities. Restaurant food is fresh and nice but not spectacular except for the blackened tuna... More 

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Middlebury, Vermont
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This wonderful hotel should not be missed. It was our second time staying at Ylang Ylang but will surely not be our last. The people are wonderful, the food is incredible, and the setting is extraordinary. The rooms include a generous breakfast and dinner and lunch is available at the restaurant as well. We are vegetarians and the menu is... More 

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Cape Elizabeth, Maine
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42 reviews 42 reviews
8 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My 13-year old and I had a "tent cabin" room at this luxurious and delightful resort. I can only imagine what the domes and jungle king rooms must look like, given how lovely our little "tent" was! While we did struggle with insects, I can't say that they were any worse here than they would be in a room with... More 

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las vegas
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37 reviews 37 reviews
23 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This was the perfect place to relax and enjoy doing absolutely nothing, except going to the beautiful beach, lounging by the pool with the monkeys, and eating delicious food. My sister and I chose the tent and we were lucky to get the one closest to the beach--and I wouldn't trade it for any other room offered. I know it... More 

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McMinnville, Oregon
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Ylang Ylang met all my expectations of a fairly remote, beautiful tropical paradise on the beach and much more. It is the perfect blend of adventure, wildlife and luxury, from the arrival via exciting water taxi across the gulf from Jaco to the howler monkeys; from the lovely accommodations and friendly staff to the fabulous food, my friend and I... More 

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