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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
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 3 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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tel aviv
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Porto Alegre
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When we decided to go to Ylang Ylang Beach Resort, we thought about the beach of Montezuma and the wildlife of Nicoya Peninsula. The Beach is beautiful, but not so good to swim. There are big waves and strong currents (at least, in front of the resort when we were there). Talking about the wildlife, the resort is fantastic to... More 

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Flint, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I were married on the beach, directly in front of the bungalow we rented for the week. Moriah, the owners son, took care of all the arrangements and even built a small arch from driftwood and covered it with flowers and vices. It was perfect. The bungalow was clean, and had a sliding glass door with an... More 

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Hallettsville, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I wouldn't have changed a single thing--this resort and the entire experience was one that I won't soon forget. It is the perfect romantic getaway--perfect setting to get away from the hustle and relax, with lots of options to get out and experience lots of things as well. We almost didn't do the horseback ride to El Chorro Waterfall, and... More 

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Brooklyn, NY
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We (two female friends in our mid-thirties) spent 4 nights at Ylang Ylang in early April. It was wonderful! And, everything I could have hoped for from a beach and jungle retreat. If you're considering booking a room here, DO IT. You will have no regrets. Some comments below - We stayed in a beach front bungalow with an outdoor... More 

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Ennis, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved the location, the setting and the looks of the resort from the very first. It is unique, charming, immaculate, comfortable and relaxed. This was exactly the kind of place we were looking for and so glad to have found it. Our accommodations were wonderful, quiet, private and unique. The beach was magical and the walk to Playa Grande... More 

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