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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
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Woodstock, IL
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

This is THE place to go if you want sunshine warmth and relaxation and the beautiful ocean. Everything about Ylang Ylang is peace and serenity. The food was delicious and the staff extremely accommodating.

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LEICESTER
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

What can I say? We had a 14 day organized tour of costa rica through a travel company called "anywhere costa Rica" and I cannot commend them enough for the almost immaculate and smooth executed itinerary they put up for us . One of the hotels we stayed at was the Ylang Ylang resort on the pacific coast and it... More 

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Woodstock, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

We (31 of us - a trip arranged by my yoga studio) had a wonderful time at Ylang Ylang. We experienced meditation, yoga, relaxation everyday in this most beautiful setting. Ocean right out our door. It was easy to arrange additional tours: snorkeling, zip-lining, national park, animal refuge, sunset cruise, and more. Easy walk to the little town of Montezuma.... More 

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Haddonfield, New Jersey
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

I traveled to the Ylang Ylang resort with my daughter as a graduation present last June. Although we left after a brief overnight we saw enough to warrant a review. I only now decided to write this review to discourage travelers like myself that prefer a more sterile environment. I reserved coco joes bungalow and was excited for a nice... More 

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YlangYlangManagement, General Manager at Ylang Ylang Beach Resort, responded to this review

Dear Kim, Thank you for your honest feedback. First of all, I would like to start out by saying that we are not located on an island and therefore you are free to leave whenever you would like by car or taxi. I would also like to mention that we are completely honest on our website about our location and... More 

Missoula, MT
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

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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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

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 March 10, 2015

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 March 4, 2015

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 March 4, 2015

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
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

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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