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700 Meters North of the School, Montezuma 60111 Costa Rica
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What you can expect during your stay
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
Updated 17/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 17/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#2 of 17 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
Snorkelling
Fishing
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Head massage
Massage
Baggage storage
Concierge
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Air conditioning
Private balcony
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Refrigerator
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Quiet
Romantic
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish

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Grade: 48 out of 100
15Restaurantswithin 1 km
0Attractionswithin 1 km
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kylenhiggins wrote a review 3 Aug
Steamboat Springs, Colorado1 contribution
We have been to Costa Rica twice now and both times have been to Ylang Ylang! We've had such an amazing time there it is hard to want to go anywhere else. The staff are incredible people and so friendly, welcoming, and helpful. You feel at ease here and amongst friends. The beach is beautiful to walk along and the food/drinks at the restaurant are the best in Montezuma! And Montezuma is a short, peaceful walk down the road where you will find groceries, shops and restaurants. I cannot recommend Ylang Ylang enough!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 3 days ago
Thank you for sharing about your experience! We're so glad you have enjoyed your two visits with us. We look forward to having you back! Sincerely, Moraya and Emma Iacono
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Myles K wrote a review Jul 2022
Seattle, Washington1 contribution
This was a great experience in every respect for my family and I. Better than expected, nicer than it appears on the website. Great food, friendly and helpful staff. I would go back again and wholeheartedly recommend it.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 3 days ago
Thank you for your kind words! We are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with your family. We hope to see you again! Sincerely, Moraya and Emma Iacono
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Carey W wrote a review Jul 2022
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We have only positive things to say about Ylang Ylang! Don't even hesitate to book this place. We stayed in a smaller "tent-cabin" cabina room rather than one of the incredible secluded huts. It was still fantastic. The grounds of this resort are unbelievable. It was private, tropical, tranquil, lush. We could go on and on. We stayed at 6 different places during our three weeks in CR and found the design of this resort to be the most beautiful. The food was so good here. The staff were exceptional, kind, helpful, available... The views of the ocean for our meals were beautiful and peaceful. The space for yoga with the view of the ocean was gorgeous. We didn't use the spa facilities but loved how they were tucked away in the rainforest. Unfortunately the beach wasn't as pretty as we'd hoped but this isn't the hotel's fault. It definitely did not look like the pictures. We were there in the beginning of rainy season (June/July) and the beach was full of debris and the water was brown/grey. This was a little disappointing. The town of Montezuma was easy to walk to from here. We would definitely come back (and they are expanding the size of the cabinas so they will be even nicer if you want a less expensive option here).
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Room Tip: Private huts = private, ocean views. Cabina = clean, quiet, have A/C and still allow you to...
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you for taking the time to share about your experience here at Ylang Ylang! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We hope to welcome you back again someday! Sincerely, Moraya and Emma Iacono
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Jane W wrote a review Jul 2022
Raleigh, North Carolina28 contributions5 helpful votes
I was impressed by the closeness to the beach, the lay of the property being so secluded in the lush landscape. Eduardo was a highlight of our stay (transportation to and from, tour of the Curu Wildlife, and fishing trip).
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Response from Ylang Ylang Management, Owner at Ylang Ylang Beach Resort
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you for sharing your experience at Ylang Ylang Beach Resort! We are glad you enjoyed your stay and tours. We hope to see you again someday! Sincerely, Moraya and Emma Iacono
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FrequentFlier816445 wrote a review Jul 2022
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Ylang Ylang Resort was an amazing resort with lovely amenities. From the spa and rooms to the yoga classes and delicious food. The absolute best part of this resort was the service and workers there. The people who work there became like family to us. They were so wonderful and helpful always. The only negative thing I would say is the pool was very cold. My kids were not able to enjoy it. Other than that My family and I really enjoyed our stay at this beautiful resort.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you for your review and feedback! We're so glad to hear you enjoyed your stay.
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Melanie D wrote a review Jul 2022
Key West, Florida10 contributions
Beautiful spot in Montezuma. Staff are sweet and caring. All the meals are fresh and tasty but all have the same underlying spices in every dish. Cocktails are tasty. My 2nd time here...I will return again and again. Thanks guys!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you for coming to visit again Melanie! It was our pleasure to have you back. We hope to see you again soon!
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jenny z wrote a review Jul 2022
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We had an overall lovely stay. The walk from our room to the front of the property was long but absolutely gorgeous! You are in the middle of the jungle with wildlife all around you. The ocean is gorgeous and you can listen to it in room as you sleep. The staff was all wonderful and helpful. The breakfast and dinner where delicious! The rooms were very small for a family of four. I don’t see how anyone could be comfortable spending any amount of time in the room which the lovely outdoor seating makes up for that. One thing that I’m disappointed with was the horseback ride we booked through the front desk. Half way back our guide completely disappeared. He left us with our two kids not knowing anything about horse or how to communicate with them on our own. It was quite terrifying as the horses where walking towards steep areas that we were scared we would fall from. Luckily we got back on our own to the hotel. The guide showed up almost 2 hours after he left us. Had the hotel apologized and maybe gave us a bit of a discount on the horse ride I would have felt better. But I felt very ripped off. It was absolutely a terrifying situation at the time being with our children.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Hi Jenny, First of all, we are so sorry about that horseback riding experience. We're sure that must have been terrifying! We most certainly will offer you a refund for that tour. We did not know the details of what had happened. We're glad you enjoyed the rest of your stay here. We hope to have you back again someday. Sincerely, Moraya and Emma Iacono
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JaimeMexico wrote a review Jul 2022
Santa Fe New Mexico195 contributions130 helpful votes
Chef is incredible as is her presentation, personal recipes for sauces and the restaurant staff. The common facilities are nice...pool, yoga space, lawn below restaurant, but the rooms need help as does the cleanliness of the beach. I'd come here for every meal in Montezuma.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Ylang Ylang Management, Owner at Ylang Ylang Beach Resort
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Jaime, We're sorry we weren't the hotel for you, but thank you for your comments. You are correct, we are decidedly a 3 star hotel. We are advertised as such on Google and our website. Our rooms are clean and comfortable, but simple and our prices reflect that. We're sorry you didn't give us more of a chance though since you left after only one night, because you would have learned that our grounds and the service we offer is most definitely a 5 star overall experience. We understand we are not for everyone though, so we hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in Costa Rica. Pura Vida, Moraya and Emma Iacono
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SES-V wrote a review Jun 2022
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We got married here in 2019, which was absolutely excellent in all ways, so our expectations were already quite high when we decided to stay for a second time. The Ylang Ylang family (it really feels like a family) did it again -- excellent service, food, everything. It's truly some of the best food we've ever eaten, and we absolutely loved getting to know some of the staff a bit more this time around. We tried the spa for the first time and loved it as well. We're already planning how we can come again soon. Thank you to everyone who works at Ylang Ylang; you truly are special. <3
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Response from Ylang Ylang Management, Owner at Ylang Ylang Beach Resort
Responded 4 weeks ago
Hi Sharon, It was our pleasure to have you back again! We will happily share your comment with the staff. We hope to see you again soon! Sincerely, Emma and Moraya
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lennychills wrote a review Jun 2022
Calgary, Canada
We loved our stay at Ylang Ylang! The cabina was perfect for our 10 day stay, with great jungle views and privacy. Ylang Ylang is perfectly located, as we really liked being able to walk into town but also being a bit further into the jungle and having such easy access to the beach. The variety of food and drinks at the restaurant were excellent as well. By far the best part about our stay at Ylang Ylang was the staff. Every single person made us feel welcome and cared for, while also providing helpful local tips and fantastic service.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Thank you for taking the time to share your experience! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. We hope to welcome you back again! Sincerely, Moraya and Emma
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PRICE RANGE
$239 - $241 (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 (1.1 km).
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 airport transportation?
Yes, Ylang Ylang Beach Resort offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
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.