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Minot, Maine
Reviewed July 7, 2013

We stayed two nights on our honeymoon at their in-town hotel, the Sano Banano, with its mustard stucco walls and weird rooms. We decided to upgrade for our third night in Montezuma and go to the Ylang Ylang where we had used the amazing pool and restaurant. They were offering a $50 off rate so we booked it. After having...

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Thank you for mentioning our A+ location, amazing pool and restaurant. Regarding mention of our resort as overpriced could not be farther from the truth. Be aware that your stay included breakfast and candlelit dinner for two, aside from the many other amenities included. On top of that, you received a substantial discount we offer from time to time, in...

Newnan, Georgia
Reviewed June 24, 2013

What an incredible introduction to Costa Rica by choosing your resort! We have fallen in love with this country and its people! Thank you for helping to make our 25th wedding anniversary so special. I have to say, from the correspondents through emails and phone calls before our trip, all the way through our departure from the resort, all the...

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JAMoUSA
Reviewed June 21, 2013

My husband and I decided to celebrate our 10-year anniversary by traveling to the Ylang Ylang Beach Resort. We were a little nervous, because it is an adventure just getting to the location. St. Louis to Miami and Miami to San Jose. We then walked next door to this rinky dinky "air port" to fly on a 12-passenger plane to...

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Denver, Colorado
Reviewed June 9, 2013

While I could never get the pronunciation, this place is incredible! I went for a wedding- and everything was perfect. The staff took such great care of our group, we hugged them when we left (never hugged a waiter after a vacation!). The only negative- the undertow is so strong that it's not really possible to swim in the ocean,...

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Riverside, California
Reviewed May 29, 2013

Stayed here for 4 nights for a friend's wedding. Staff is beyond friendly, and will bend over backwards to make your stay enjoyable. Amazing natural beauty all around the resort. Great hiking opportunities near by. Delicious food on site. Totally unplug and enjoy the surroundings, or plug back in for a little bit and head back into town for a...

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Dayton, Ohio
Reviewed May 26, 2013

The most beautiful setting and great food. Plenty of wildlife. If you stay here, get a dome/cabin. The staff is friendly and the pool is in a nice shady area. They do seem to allow visitors to use their pool if they are buying drinks, which was kind of a drag, but other than that it was quiet. Check in...

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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed May 25, 2013

Here's the most important thing I've written on Tripadvisor - do not try to drive to thsi hotel. Our GPS gave driving directions which ended on the beach, where our 4WD rental got stuck! We'd probably still be there if not for the kindness of the Ticos helping us out. So, ignor the GPS (which is essential for driving in...

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Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed May 22, 2013

This resort is very calm and located a short walking distance from town - while mostly honeymooners come here, it's a nice place to kick back and relax. The waiters are friendly and make sure you don't leave hungry. The wine list is confusing and wines that sound similar by name - do not cost the same as it states...

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Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
Reviewed May 20, 2013

The Ylang Ylang Beach Resort is the perfect place to relive yourself of the hassles of modern life, without sacrificing any creature comforts. The location alone make the traveler feel like they have made an accomplishment simply by arriving. The town of Montezuma is relatively remote, and the road getting there is lousy, but the laid back feeling and beautiful...

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San José, San Jose, Costa Rica
Reviewed May 17, 2013

First of all, Montezuma is one of our favorite places in Costa Rica, and we stayed the two first nights in the "center" of Montezuma right across from the town bar, during the night there was a lot of noises both from the music and the monkeys running around on the roof. It didn't really bother us, but once we...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
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 

Additional Information about Ylang Ylang Beach Resort

Address: Montezuma Beach | 10-12 minute walk North along the beach, Montezuma 00000, Costa Rica (Formerly El Sano Banano Beach Hotel)
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Montezuma
Price Range: $216 - $335 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Ylang Ylang Beach Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 22
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Also Known As:
Ylang Ylang Beach Hotel Montezuma
Ylang Beach Hotel
Ylang Beach Resort
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Montezuma
#1 Romantic Hotel in Montezuma
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“The beach front bungalow or the family beach suite will be far better than the tent cabin!”
 of 5 bubbles 202lindseys, 1 week ago | Read review
“Coco Joe's is private, gorgeous, and perfect.”
 of 5 bubbles DrXK, 4 weeks ago | Read review
“Put the used toilet paper in the waste basket!”
 of 5 bubbles LarryS377, Feb 9, 2017 | Read review
“We loved Dome 1.”
  • Dome 1 Beachfront
 of 5 bubbles ccour10481, Jan 26, 2017 | Read review
“The rooms are still lovely and they are cleaned spotlessly but they can feel quite dark in decor. But it's a brilliant place and that would be the only thing I can think of in this amazing place!”
 of 5 bubbles KP76, Jan 12, 2017 | Read review
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