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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
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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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calgary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2012

As soon as we walked on to the resort we were awed by tropical environment - the flowers, the trees, and the waterfall pool we knew we had found paradise! Then to be greeted with such friendly and inviting attitudes from the fantastic staff including Patricia, Christian, Herald, and Alahandro. Beautiful views of the ocean, amazing organic homemade food, and... More 

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Burlington
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2012

We went to Ylang Ylang late January-early February, and had the time of our lives. We had our wedding at Ylang Ylang, and from our first contact with Moraya, we were thoroughly impressed. He was helpful, attentive, quick to respond, and so friendly. Kaya served as our wedding coordinator upon arrival, and both we, and our guests, agreed that he... More 

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Morrison, Colorado
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2012

We have been to YlangYlang 4 times and will continue to go there. It is always the highlight of our annual trip to Costa Rica. We love the walk on the beach, the views, and especially the fantastic food. The beautiful landscaping and monkeys always enhance the experience. It is so wonderful to return and have the same wait staff... More 

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Eugene, Oregon
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2012

This is one of the most naturally exquisite places I've ever stayed. The garden tour is especially interesting as exotic flowers are blended in the natural environment. The cabinas, restaurant, staff and activities are excellent. The management team is very welcoming and accomodating to make for a very pleasant stay. Highly recommend for a couple or families as there is... More 

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Moorpark, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2012

Ylang Ylang and tripadvisor have several photos to share with you, but none of the photos gives you the amazing experience you will have at this secluded beach resort. That's a good a thing if you have already made your reservation, because none of these reviews nor photos will spoil it for you. The resort is well kept and maintained,... More 

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Chicago
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2012

My family and I spent a week here over Christmas and New Years, and had a wonderful time. In many ways, it was a perfect resort for our needs... small, along the lines of a boutique hotel, but with full services when needed. The location is astounding... tucked into the palms looking onto a spectacular beach. The rooms themselves were... More 

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Colorado
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2012

Thank you Ylang Ylang. You exceeded our expectations. My brother recommended this resort to us because it is not a big resort. It is beutifully built into the jungle. The food was delicious, the atmosphere was so relaxing and the staff was awesome. We especially enjoyed getting to know the waitstaff; Cristian, Harold, and Andrei. Try the banana pancakes! To... More 

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United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2012

This neatly tucked away resort is the epitome of a family run business. The owners, Lenny and Patricia Iacono, live on the resort and treat everyone as their personal guests. Patricia is a regular at morning yoga, and Lenny can be found anywhere there is work to be done. They are always around and willing to answer any questions. Lenny... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2012

My husband and I had a relaxing vacation over Christmas at Ylang Ylang. We wanted to get away from the usual hustle and bustle and have someone take care of us. The staff was most attentive to any request and the people in the restaurant friendly and remembered each day any eating preferences we had. We could sit on the... More 

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Toronto
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2012

Most people love Ylang Ylang, and for a good reason. It is indeed quite magical: the environment, the friendly and attentive staff, the food... To quote another reviewer, "the whole resort is blended into the natural surroundings. The small size of the resort, and how it is spread out through the jungle is extremely well planned." Just a note about... More 

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

In response to your review, we are very happy to read the many positives you mention: you enjoyed “the environment, the friendly and attentive staff, the food.” "the whole resort is blended into the natural surroundings. The small size of the resort, and how it is spread out through the jungle is extremely well planned."” “customer service was very good.”... More 

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