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Playa Matapalo

Quepos, Costa Rica
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Ranked #2 of 14 attractions in Quepos
Type: Beaches
Most recent review
- Apr 13, 2014
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Exeter, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Matapalo, great if you are a fab surfer, if not there is not much else here. Great walk to the waterfall just outside Matapalo but good place just to chill and watch the surfers

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San Ramon, Costa Rica
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

Great beach, don't wswim alone, it is a beast. You can walk it all the way to Dominical which is about 25 -35 miles south

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Dodge Center, Minnesota
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014 via mobile

We went horseback riding with Oliver V from Nuevo Colon Tours. He showed us many birds and trees and monkeys. We had a good time, beautiful horses. Oliver was charming.

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Hampton, New Brunswick, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

We drove down from quespos and pulled into a beautiful sandy beach that stretched on in miles as far as the eye could see. There is a turtle egg conservation hatchery on the beach. At this time of year it was isolated!!! The water was warm but perhaps only for swimming if you were careful as there was a fair... More

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New York
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

If you want solice and on a deserted beach but still easily accessible, here it is. Looking at google earth when I got back i think that beach runs all the way to Dominical which is 20? miles further south. A rip roaring son of a gun. I wouldn't swin in tht monster. Saw no construction after the 1/2 mile... More

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

Remote, beautiful beach and gorgeous surrroundings. Sea is rough, with some rip currents but there was a lifeguard the day we visited. A must see

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San Diego, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

You might find that your footsteps are the only ones on the beach. Having said that, there are no lifeguards, so swimming at your own risk; you should know how to read waves and rips. There were no flags on the beach when we were there. Bring your own food and refreshments as there are no beach concessions (good thing).... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

Not busy, always felt safe, and met lots of nice people. It's easy to park and have direct access to your vehicle and the beach

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Weston, FL
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2012

desolated beach.... beautifiul! We had a really nice time. We drove on the beach with our 4x4 and spend a few hours with nobody disturbing us.

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Los Angeles, California
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2012

LOved this beach. So beautiful. The waves are amazing. Good place to surf. The currents are super strong. Bring your own food and water and beer~ there is nothing around, but you the surf and the sky. I love this place.

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