My new husband and I stayed for 5 nights at ylang ylang. It was the most incredible place! Not just the resort, but the whole experience. The resort staff was amazing. Rafael was a wonderful server and always so professional and nice! The female receptionist was pleasant and very helpful. She was always smiling, which is a wonderful quality. The maid staff is awesome. They were great and friendly. We probably won't be back to Montezuma because we spent a week there and that about covers that area for activities, but I will forever remember Ylang Ylang and cherish the photos and memories I had there. We stayed in the beachfront rooms and loved that we each had our own bed! The room was perfectly situated with a beautiful view of the ocean and the best little sitting area that I loved to drink coffee and watch the waves.
The beach was so clean and very beautiful. I would not recommend swimming at the beach. But a wonderful 25 min walk toward the left, playa grande (I think?) was a great place to swim. I loved that the resort was a 10 min walk from the town. The food at the resort was AMAZING! But do try Puggo's for dinner one night. Montezuma bar was good for lunch. Their sandwiches were great. Cocolores had a great beer selection. Our server was awesome there. And El Sano Banano was our favorite happy hour spot. The caparisima is a new fave of mine bc of that hotel. We rented an ATV through Eco tours for $65 for 12 hours. Awesome deal. We drove hours through the country. Had to fill up on gas but was the most beautiful drive. Ended up on Santa Teresa and Mal Pais. Beautiful spots to go relax there. And hiked 3 hours starting at the Montezuma falls and through the jungle there. Zuma tours is the best for Tortuga Island. Our guides were awesome. And we saw several humpback whales!!! What a blessing!!
DONT FORGET TO TIP! Maids, servers, tour guides, transfers. We are used to tipping 20% in USA so we contined that in Costa Rica because they are used to 10% which is typically
Included in bill. Especially don't forget to tip servers at Ylang Ylang even though the meals are free!!
Thank you for an amazing experience Ylang Ylang and everyone in Montezuma!!
- 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