When you book this travel package, we will take you to a tropical paradise at Montezuma beach: Ylang Ylang Beach Resort.
Montezuma is a small village on the popular Nicoya Peninsula where you will find many ‘all-inclusive’ resorts and crowded surf beaches. However, Ylang Ylang Beach Resort is a completely different story! Your journey there is already a great experience. When driving from San Jose, you take the ferry in Puntarenas to cross the Gulf of Nicoya. If you are lucky you will see dolphins swimming along with the boat! Once you arrive at Montezuma beach you park your car at ‘El Sano Banano’. The friendly staff of the will take you and your luggage to the Beach Resort by 4×4. Welcome to paradise!
Patricia, originally from the Netherlands, and her American husband Lenny arrived at Montezuma beach more than 25 years ago. They have built and expanded their beautiful hotel over the years. Both the Ylang Ylang Beach Resort and the hotel El Sano Banano are owned by them.
The hotels have now become a true family business. Their son and his wife, as well as their daughter, are now responsible for the day-to-day operations of the hotels. You stay in comfortable rooms, apartments or safari tents all at a stone’s throw from the beach. The open-air restaurant serves a great breakfast and a fantastic candlelit dinner in the evening.
As soon as you are here for a few days, your sense of time disappears. You will live with the rhythm of the sun, the sea and the smell of Ylang Ylang. During the day you can visit the village of Montezuma. Here you can buy handmade jewellery at one of the stalls along the road. If you like hiking, you can go up to the Montezuma waterfalls or go for a nice lunch in one of the local restaurants. Up for more action? You can take surf lessons or go snorkelling or diving.
If you want to spend a relaxed day at the pool or on the beach, the hotel staff will take good care of you. In addition, you might consider booking a relaxing massage in the ‘Jungle Spa’!
Our last Green Circle destination (Ylang Ylang) was, of course, a fairytale. From our terrace, we enjoyed a great sea view and watched the monkeys in the trees. The iguanas on the beach and every now and then we spotted agoutis as well. We didn’t do much; went for a swim and walked along the beach, but had a great time. A wonderful place.
We started our Green Circle tour at Ylang Ylang, close to the small but very relaxed surf spot Montezuma. Ylang Ylang is a place with a great ambience, everything is beautiful and special and completely in harmony with the surrounding nature. Several accommodations have been made by Lenny, who is the owner together with his wife Patricia. Everything he built is unique has a great sea view. On the property, there is a natural spring from which you can drink and a stream with a waterfall where you can swim. This is a truly unique destination and you just don’t want to leave…