Costa Rica Coffee Guide

Montezuma: A tropical retreat with rainforest and beaches

September 22, 2019

The ultimate tropical escape can be found with these stunning activities across Montezuma, Costa Rica.

The tropical paradise of Costa Rica may feel like a very long trip away, but with direct flights from virtually every major city in the world, the adventure is a lot closer than you think. Once here, the resort options are extensive — which includes a vast array of options ranging from style, size and location.

Every year, our resort (Ylang Ylang Beach Resort) receives thousands of visitors who share their opinions on the top attractions across the region. Considering all this feedback, we’ve compiled the top recommendations based on experiences from real travelers.

Top Rainforests

Located on the central, western coast of Costa Rica, the Nicoya Peninsula is just removed enough from the main tourist traffic to offer an authentic travel experience. Wildlife, national parks and pristine beaches are some of the main attractions. The Nicoya Peninsula is also one of seven “Blue Zones” in the world that indicate longevity based on a healthy and outdoor lifestyle. Here are some of the top jungle adventures in our area.

  • Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve
  • Curú National Wildlife Refuge
  • Barra Honda National Park
  • Palo Verde National Park
  • Ostional Wildlife Refuge
  • Montezuma Waterfall
  • El Chorro Waterfall
  • Refugio Romelia
  • ASVO Turtle Hatchery
  • Nicolas Wessberg Reserve
  • Karen Mogensen Reserve

Top Beaches

A true tropical oasis, Costa Rica has something to suit most everyone’s fancy. White-sand beaches offer the perfect playground for children, families and couples. The palm tree-lined coast allows ample shade from Costa Rican sunshine, and floating in the blue ocean is the perfect way to unwind. Sit back, relax and imagine warm, tropical breezes tickling your skin as we take you on a tour of Costa Rica’s hottest beaches on the Nicoya Peninsula.

  • Playa Grande
  • Playa Montezuma
  • Playa Cocalito
  • Playa Las Manchas
  • Santa Teresa
  • Mal Pais
  • Manzanillo
  • Playa Carmen
  • Playa Hermosa
  • Playa Suecos
  • Cabuya

Looking to plan your own Costa Rican adventure? Ylang Ylang Beach Resort has long been considered one of the most scenic resorts in Costa Rica, with beachfront rooms. For over eight years we’ve received the Certificate of Excellence by TripAdvisor and are listed on leading travel publications including Fodor’s Choice.

Relax on our beach that is nestled between a rainforest teeming with exotic life. More adventurous travelers can explore the endless activities available including: surfing, scuba-divingzip-liningATVhorseback riding and even trails through the jungle!

This story was sponsored by Ylang Ylang Beach Resort. To sponsor your website or event, contact kstanley@ticotimes.net.

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