Playa Matapalo

Matapalo is surrounded by many sites of interest.

To the north is Manuel Antonio National Park. Here, international tourists flock for glimpses of rare monkeys and tranquil beaches. Its well-mapped trails lead to spectacular views not easily forgotten. The adjacent town of Quepos boasts international restaurants, hotels and an array of outdoor activities. Plan an entire day for this unforgettable area.

Twenty minutes south is Dominical, a famous world class surfing spot. Not to be missed is Punta Dominical. A restaurant perched on a cliff, it is a breathtaking dining experience overlooking the coast. There is also great dancing at the Roca Verde and, just south of Punta Dominical, is the renowned Bahia Whale Marine Park.

There are also numerous activities in Matapalo. They include mountain biking, swimming, hiking, horseback riding, bird watching, beach golf, fishing, plunging waterfalls and soccer with the locals!

The beach at Matapalo is one of the most beautiful anywhere. Running 40 kilometers long, it is blissfully undeveloped. The ocean is an amazing 75 degrees F (20 degrees C). On clear evenings, luminous stars overwhelm while tropical rainstorm nights bring spectacular lightening shows.