It really does live up to all the excellent reviews previously received!
Driving in from the main road you will wonder where on earth you are off to. And please note, your taxi (or hire car) will have to drop you at El Sano Banano in Montezuma itself to await a transfer pick up by the hotel's 4x4. This is becuase the hotel is down the beach and very few vehicles can make it there, plus they don't have any parking. However, once there, it really does feel like paradise!
We stayed in a lovely little bungalow/dome (number 1) overlooking the beach with indoor and outdoor shower, aircon and sea view. It was utter bliss. Some of our friends stated in the tents which were pretty basic and a little warm without aircon but a decent price if you're on a budget or there at a cooler time.
The food is really, really good and there is a brilliant swimming pool and spa.
We were here for our friends' wedding and they couldn't have picked a more beautiful spot. Ylang Ylang hosted it and held a lovely ceremony followed by brilliant drinks party, wedding breakfast (Costa Rican style) and bonfire on the beach!
The only downside is you can wait quite a while for your transfer so make sure you are clear with the hotel/El Sano Banano how long it will be so you can decide whether to walk (with your bags following later) or chill out in Montezuma itself.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This family-owned resort is known for its natural tropical beauty, variety of wildlife roaming the grounds and outstanding customer service. Located a 10-15 minute walk on the beach from Montezuma, one will find romantic Beach Front Bungalows with A/C, a Spa nestled in the jungle, and a tropical pool edged by waterfalls. If you're looking to get away, this is the getaway place. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ylang Ylang Beach Hotel Montezuma
- Ylang Beach Hotel
- Ylang Beach Resort