All of Costa Rica lures in travelers with the winning combination of breathtaking natural beauty and affordable travel, but there are luxuries to be had, too.
Unlike most beaches on the Nicoya Peninsula, which are generally big and long, Montezuma’s beaches are small and separated by a series of rocky outcrops, giving them a more secluded feel.jameskaiser.com
Ylang Ylang is in a totally natural setting, between a pristine rainforest reserve and a white sandy beach, with more coves and longer beaches to explore nearby. It offers dome-shaped bungalows with balconies, luxury tents, simple rooms – most with fabulous views of the sea and all reached along a winding path through beautiful vegetation, which also hides a lovely swimming pool and a small spa. (iescape.com)
This luxury beachside resort is the sister resort of the three-star, more affordable hotel in the town, Sano Banano. Guests of Sano Banano are allowed to use the pool and hammocks at Ylang Ylang, and anyone can enjoy the eclectic international menu at Ylang Ylang well-reviewed restaurant.
Visitors can book a bungalow facing the jungle or the ocean. Some bungalows can hold families or groups, and a few have more intimate settings. These bungalows offer privacy starting from their beautifully designed walkways surrounded by flowers and greenery. There is also a larger building with multiple units, and tent rooms, too. Ylang Ylang is considered one of the best hotels in Montezuma.
Sano Banano is the perfect Costa Rica getaway for affordable without skimping on the service — get ready to be shocked! Guests of Sano Beachside Hotel will have the opportunity to be wowed with a free pass to their sister resort property Ylang Ylang Beach Resort just a few minutes walk up the beach with full use to the pool and hammocks.
At Sano, you won’t give up anything to stay here since they have all the necessities for a great weekend stay including your own private bathroom and air conditioning for your comfort, and of course, free Wi-Fi, warm showers and a generous and delicious Costa Rican style breakfast in our own restaurant.
Sano Banano is the traveler’s choice in Montezuma with twelve comfortable and affordable rooms and we’re just steps away from the beach.
Anamaya (which is Sanskrit for “good health”) is located in Montezuma in the southern Nicoya Peninsula of Costa Rica on the Pacific. The region has been designated one of the world’s Blue Zones where people are known to live long and healthy.
Anamaya, as you may have guessed, is centered around healthy living through yoga, wholesome, organic foods, and other healthful activities. The room rates are somewhat higher than Ylang Ylang, but include
Many of the rooms and cabins have ocean views and outdoor showers, which are wonderfully liberating. All rooms are built with non-toxic materials and decorated with organic fabrics and works from local artisans.
Read more about the author’s fantastic stay here.
While Ylang Ylang offers jungle bungalows and beachside dinners, and Anamaya resort pushes you to embrace your body and commune with like-minded active, healthy travelers.
All three have delicious food and fun activities, so you really are looking and degrees of activity. If you’re interested in staying in your room more than beachside yoga or gliding through the jungle, Ylang Ylang might be the place for that.
Ylang Ylang’ s gorgeous bungalows give you such beautiful views that I think you’d have a hard time staying put.
Whatever you choose, I’m sure you’ll enjoy your stay. Read more about Montezuma, Costa Rica here.