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 staff were very accommodating, helpful, gracious, friendly, etc. I can’t say enough wonderful things about all of you. The talented staff truly runs this place!
On our arrival to the Nicoya Peninsula and Montezuma, Eduardo Sanchez picked us up. He was so kind. He offered us cool drinks as we got into his very luxurious tour van and then proceeded to talk to us about all the sights along the way. He gave us so much great information that we ended up booking him for a nature tour later that week. The nature tour was incredible. We spent most of the day with him, and even went to eat at a few authentic Costa Rican restaurants. We highly recommend this to all the guest. They will learn so much about Costa Rica and the wildlife. In fact, I don’t know why Eduardo isn’t just making his living by taking guest on tours. He is an incredibly talented naturalist, and an amazing photographer! Thank you Eduardo!
Once we got to the resort, we were greeted with a refreshing and delicious cocktail and lots of smiles from the staff. I remember standing there and taking the sight of the resort in. I actually teared up because it was so beautiful. All of the different types of flowers, bushes, trees, landscape and how the buildings fit into the surrounding of the ocean was exquisite. We were standing in paradise. We made our way down the meandering path to our bungalow (Coco Joes), and again was amazed. The view of the ocean and private path, the hammocks, outdoor shower, and the seclusion and privacy of this space in the middle of the jungle was exactly what we wanted. It was perfect. Thank you Jeffrey and Cristol!
There is so much to do here! We walked and hiked to the big waterfalls, went on the canopy tour, walked and hung out at the swimming/ surf beach, did the nature tour, and took a long walk to another waterfall along the beach. Next time we come back, we’ll rent a four wheeler and head out of town for more exploring!
I can’t close this review without mentioning the food and your gracious wait staff. Every meal we had was absolutely delicious! Not only was the food incredible, but the presentation was beautiful. We could tell that a lot of love went into cooking every dish. We would like to send out our love and a special thank you to Xenia, Mileny, Lyn, Mima, and Christina. Your wait staff was so gracious, friendly and always accommodating, especially when it rained on our anniversary dinner, and a special private dinner was set up for us above the restaurant overlooking the ocean. Thank you Rafa, Christian, Harold, Patricia, Giselle, and Ana!
Thank you all so much for a vacation we’ll never forget and will highly recommend to all our friends and family. We hope to return some day. Hopefully sooner than later. Until then, we wish you all love, happiness, good health and lots of success in your lives.
John and Lara Hrinko
- 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