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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
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Daily temperature and symptom 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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#1 of 18 hotels in Montezuma
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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
Suites
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HOTEL CLASS
HOTEL STYLE
Family Resort
Great View
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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Kiley A wrote a review Yesterday
Omaha, Nebraska4 contributions
Getting to Ylang Ylang was an adventure that made this hidden gem even more fun! After landing in San Juan, we took a flight to Tambour, and the resort shuttled us to Montezuma. Because of how tucked back Ylang Ylang is we walked along the beach to get the rest of the way while they took our luggage on a side by side. We walked right past a turtle sanctuary. We stayed in cabina C and came to Ylang Ylang for a wedding, so we got to see the Tree Top Canopy, a garden bungalow, and a beach bungalow. All of the rooms were great, and we were satisfied with the cabina. The housekeeping team was amazing. I don't know how they kept everything so clean with all of the sand from the nearby beach. The Ylang Ylang team is amazing! Every team member from management to the reception to the bartenders and servers were top notch. We saw the servers the most and were able to build relationships with them during the 5 days that we stayed. They remembered what drinks I liked, and Darren helped me with practicing Spanish. They even danced at the wedding after the bride and groom asked them to join. So many good memories! The food was amazing! They even entertained custom meals when requested. The french toast, homemade syrup, and coffee were my favorites for breakfast. All of the sushi that I tried was great! The green turtle and caipirinha were my favorite cocktails. My favorite part was getting to see whales from sitting in the restaurant during lunch. Hearing the howler monkeys and seeing agoutis and the white-nosed coati were also highlights!
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Katie wrote a review Jul 24
Omaha, Nebraska10 contributions5 helpful votes
If I could give Ylang Ylang an infinite amount of stars, I would. We first visited in 2019 because my husband and I were looking for destination wedding locations. We found Ylang Ylang Beach Resort online and had to go check it out, because we thought “there is no way this place is as amazing as it looks online” well let me tell you - it is. Actually, it’s better. We fell in love and decided to host our wedding at the resort, then COVID hit and we had to postpone. Emma was so accommodating and helped navigate the postponement with ease. She was there, virtually, beside me every step of the way. We finally had our wedding in July of 2021 and it exceeded every expectation I had. Literally the perfect wedding experience. Wedding venue aside, the resort property is breathtakingly beautiful and nature is literally at your doorstep. Geckos, monkeys, lizards, butterflies - you name it. Each room has it’s own character and vibe and it’s truly a very authentic experience. The best part of Ylang Ylang can’t be captured in a photo or a review. You HAVE to go meet them - the staff. I had 30 of my closest friends and family with me for the wedding, and I cried just as much saying goodbye to the amazing staff members as I did my own family. They are truly incredible and make you feel so at home. You can tell that they love what they do and they go above and beyond to give you an amazing memorable experience. The food at the resort is incredible. My friends and family are still raving about it! Also, there are so many wonderful places to explore close to the resort, and the town of Montezuma is also a must see - full of wonderful people and incredibly talented artists. I’ve traveled to many places all over the world, but there is nothing that can quite compare to Ylang Ylang.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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The Parkers wrote a review Jul 21
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My husband and I spent 12 days traveling around Costa Rica for our honeymoon. We stayed two nights at Ylang Ylang and were so upset that we didn't spend more time there. This resort is a hidden gem in Montezuma. From the drive across the beach to the resort, the hospitality of ALL the staff, the beauty of the grounds, the AMAZING food, and the uniqueness of each room. We cannot say enough about it! We stayed in one of the Beach Front Bungalow's and it was absolutely PERFECT! It was so private and perfect for us. The included breakfast and dinner was to die for! We added some appetizers and drinks to our meals and we're still talking about the food weeks later. Honestly, do yourself a favor when you're in Montezuma and stay at Ylang Ylang, you will not be disappointed.
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Trenton S wrote a review Jul 20
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This place is amazing, right off the ocean, but still feels like you're in the jungle. There's lots of monkeys and other wildlife that will be right by your room. The staff is amazing and friendly, and the food is delicious!
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Susan D wrote a review Jul 17
Beverly, Massachusetts2 contributions3 helpful votes
Ylang Ylang Beach Resort totally exceeded my expectations. If you are looking for a secluded off the beaten track resort in CR, this is it! Half the adventure is getting to the resort. Loved how the resort is built to compliment the natural jungle surroundings. Saw many monkeys and other wildlife. Food was great, many healthy options. Optional tour to Curu Wildlife Refuge and Sunset tour with Eduardo were great! Alex and Leslie at the reception desk were extremely helpful with planning excursions and getting our Covid tests arranged. We stayed in one of the Family Beach Suites, so relaxing falling asleep to the waves crash just outside. Will definitely be back for another stay.
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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
Which popular attractions are close to Ylang Ylang Beach Resort?
Nearby attractions include Iglesia Católica Montezuma (0.7 miles).
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.