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Ylang Ylang Beach Resort

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3.5 of 5
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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Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2011

Afer reading many review I decided to give my own 2 cents on the amazing experience of Ylang Ylang! I can't express in words how top notch our entire experince has been..From day 1 of making our reservations and having to do minor adjustmusts Moraya and Alajandro have gone above and beyond to meet our changes..The flight in from San... More 

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Austin, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2011

We loved our stay at Ylang Ylang. We stayed on Dome 5, one of the beachfront bungalows, which was lovely. No detail was overlooked. The gardens are so incredibly beautiful and the staff was super friendly, attentive and warm -- thanks much to Erika, Andre, Harold and Jeff. The location is perfect, a short walk to Playa Grande for excellent... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2011

Review Ylang Ylang It's hard to express in words just how wonderful Ylang Ylang is, but I will try....Ylang Ylang was the site we chose for our destination wedding for about 40 of our closest friends and family.  We first stumbled upon Ylang Ylang while doing a search online. I and my now-husband are vegans and wanted a hotel in... More 

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Brookings, Oregon, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2011

Me and my husband had the most wonderful time at the Ylang Ylang. We spent our one year anniversary there and I was hoping it would be a special experience and it was! We spent the morning on the beautiful beach right in front of the resort and then went on the zip line which was one of the highlights... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2011

We stayed 5 nights in one of the tent cabins and thoroughly enjyed our stay. The cabins were clean and comfortable, the short walk to the toilet/shower was only a minor incovenience. Location was superb, steps from the beach, private and beautiful setting in the trees and if you got tired of the beach, the pool area was a beautiful... More 

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Boulder, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2011

Ylang Ylang was nothing short of a fantastic experience. My girlfriend and I shared a tent cabin (the most bang for your buck in my opionion) and everything was exceptional. The shuttle was very accomodating, and immediately upon arrival we were presented with a refreshing fresh fruit juice. The staff all took care to remember our names and went above... More 

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Boulder, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2011

Upon checking in they welcome the guest with juice and take the time to learn every guest's name. The location is beautiful, at the end of the beach, but not a far walk from town if you care for more action. We stayed in a tent, which is not exactly roughing it. It had a comfortable bed, sink, a place... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2011

We had a fantastic time at Ylang Ylang: location and place are beautiful... stuff extremely friendly! We especially enjoyed to sleep in one of the cool tents, where you could hear the waves of the sea and hear the animals as if you were sleeping under plane sky!

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2011

An absolutely beautiful and stunning resort that actually feels set in the jungle, Ylang Ylang Beach Resort was everything and more. From the friendly staff to the delicious menu, this place does not disappoint. Of special note was their focus on serving organic food and drink (including a vegan menu) as well as the owner's desire to balance a resort... More 

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Tuscania, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2011

The resort is very beautiful and comfortable, the food is simply delicious and the staff very attentive and friendly. To find wild animals around us (capuchin monkeys, iguanas, magpies, a pizote, lovely squirrels, lots of hermit crabs on the beach, ... ) was the biggest gift! For a vacation in Costa Rica I strongly recommend the Ylang Ylang Beach Resort!... More 

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