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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
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What you can expect during your stay
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
Updated 06/17/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 06/17/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#2 of 18 hotels in Montezuma
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2020 Travelers' Choice Best of the Best
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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Beach
Diving
Airport transportation
Spa
Paid public parking nearby
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Special diet menus
Hiking
Horseback riding
Snorkeling
Fishing
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Head massage
Massage
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Safe
Refrigerator
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Family Resort
Charming
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish

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48Car recommended
Grade: 48 out of 100
19Restaurantswithin 0.75 miles
1Attractionwithin 0.75 miles
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Juanjo M wrote a review Nov 19
Heredia, Costa Rica12 contributions
We rented the beachfront bungalow and it was amazing, everything was very clean, they followed all covid-19 protocols, the place is amazing, great views, very nice gardens, amazing experience overal. The food is great!!
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Date of stay: October 2020
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guitarsimple wrote a review Nov 15
San Rafael de Escazu, Costa Rica59 contributions16 helpful votes
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Pandemic times require local Travel. My wife and I are Costaricans who live in Costa Rica but we usually take Cruise Vacations sailing from Miami because all inclusive hotel fares used to be very expensive in our own country. But in the absence of international visitors, most Costarican hotels have offered better prices to attract local tourists, somewhere between 30% and 50% off. That gave us the opportunity to visit this beautiful resort, which is something we’ve never seen before. Every Bongalow, walk path, restaurant, office, etc, was built as part of this exotic jungle, respecting every inch of nature, almost as if the resort was part of the jungle. And 5 steps away ... The Beach ! We saw tall trees, vegetation, colors and the sound of animals very close which sometimes showed up at the pool, walk paths, trees. I’m not a biologist but It was like being in the movie Avatar where you see unusual variation of species. The staff have been wonderful, always making sure that you are comfortable and taking care of all your needs. Always going the extra step to make your stay special. This place is a paradise for nature lovers and the food is great !! If you only like to be in first class accommodations, this is more like clean, comfortable and ecological ... but not fancy style. Best Regards
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Dan A wrote a review Oct 2020
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My husband and I absolutely loved our stay at Ylang Ylang. We stayed in a private cottage which was charming, clean and just as pictured on the website. The outdoor shower was a fun touch (though an indoor shower was available). We also took advantage of a yoga class, and the instructor was excellent, though the class was $15 and not included in the resort price as I had expected. Breakfast and Dinner menus were limited, if we had stayed more than 3 days we would have gone elsewhere for dinner, but the food was good and healthy. Mixed drinks were very overpriced for the quality but the wine list was good. The highlight was absolutely the view from the outdoor dining area which was just incredible! The staff was very friendly, and getting to the hotel was not difficult, they arranged beforehand to meet us at a designated time (we picked) at a restaurant in the town in order to drive us out since personal vehicles aren't allowed on the beach. We were also able to walk to town quite easily though, it was about a 20 min walk along the beach or alternatively along the road (some of the living areas along the road were a bit run down and disreputable looking so we preferred the beach). A small waterfall hike is available within walking distance along the beach as well. The beach itself was incredibly beautiful but not good for swimming at all as the waves were quite violent and there were lots of large rocks. We tried the swimming pool one afternoon, which was also quite picturesque and a decent size. Overall we would highly recommend Montezuma and Ylang Ylang, it was without doubt the most beautiful place we stayed in Costa Rica!
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Room Tip: The individual beach bungalow was absolutely worth the extra $ for the charm and privacy!
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CostaRicaTravelGuru wrote a review Oct 2020
Playa Samara, Costa Rica259 contributions45 helpful votes
Just returned from a beautiful trip to this amazing resort. It is a beautiful setting right on ther beach. We stayed in one of the domes. The spa was a wonderful treat with hot stones and facial. If you are going up to the spa wear tennis shoes. It's steep and the way down is a bit difficult. It would be best if they built a real path. Also a negative is no bathroom at the spa so be prepared. The wifi is great here. Even at the beach and on your patio no problems. The food is very good and dinner is amazing. If you have mobility issues I'd suggest the domes. Dome 1 is closest to the pool, restaurant, reception. There are no room phones or televisions. The pool is very nice but is deep at the end by the steps. The shallow end is by the waterfall. Make sure you have a way to contact them when you arrive as it is a long walk from parking lot to reception. They will pick you up.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from Ylang Ylang Management, Owner at Ylang Ylang Beach Resort
Responded Oct 12, 2020
Thank you for your wonderful review! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your stay. We also appreciate your feedback. We will be doing some maintenance work on the spa area and will certainly take your suggestions. Most guests arrive to our sister hotel, El Sano Banano and the reception there calls our front desk to pick you up, but we do ask guests to give us an approximate arrival time so that our vehicle is available for your pick up. We hope to welcome you back again someday! Thank you. Sincerely, Moraya and Emma Iacono
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Jill M wrote a review Oct 2020
Playa Samara, Costa Rica26 contributions5 helpful votes
Had a wonderful time at Ylang Ylang. The atmosphere is both jungle and beach. The various Domes, rooms and cabins were spaced well apart and each felt private. The food was good and the staff provided excellent attentive service. The spa was excellent. Short walk to the town.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Response from Ylang Ylang Management, Owner at Ylang Ylang Beach Resort
Responded Oct 12, 2020
Thank you for your wonderful review! We are happy to hear you enjoyed the hotel, surroundings, restaurant, spa and our staff. We would love to welcome you back again someday! Sincerely, Emma and Moraya Iacono
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PRICE RANGE
$145 - $256 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
ylang ylang beach hotel montezuma, ylang beach hotel, ylang beach resort
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
El Sano Banano Beach Hotel
LOCATION
Costa RicaProvince of PuntarenasMontezuma
NUMBER OF ROOMS
22
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ylang Ylang Beach Resort
What are some of the property amenities at Ylang Ylang Beach Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at Ylang Ylang Beach Resort?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Ylang Ylang Beach Resort?
Yes, free parking and paid public parking nearby are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Ylang Ylang Beach Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Ylang Ylang Restaurant, Cocolores, and Sano Banano Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Ylang Ylang Beach Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Ylang Ylang Beach Resort have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Ylang Ylang Beach Resort offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Ylang Ylang Beach Resort located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.7 miles away from the center of Montezuma.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Ylang Ylang Beach Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Does Ylang Ylang Beach Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.