Ylang Ylang Beach Resort was founded in 1981 by long-time residents Lenny & Patricia Iacono, who bought a beautiful beach property after their wedding in the same year in Montezuma, Costa Rica. During the years, they have dedicated their lives to build, develop and prosper the resort, including constructing a restaurant in the center of Montezuma called El Sano Banano, a ground-breaking natural foods restaurant that became the meeting point for expats and travelers. They have two children, and the family continues to live in Montezuma.