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Playa Matapalo

Address: Quepos, Costa Rica
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Ranked #21 of 58 Activities in Quepos
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English first
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Get away from the busy beaches and learn to surf at Matapalo beach! When you almost reach the beach, turn to the right. After 100m you can see a sign: Matapalo Surf, owned by Daniel. He is living there whole is live so knows the ocean like no other! We took one lesson of an hour and it was great!... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Great beach to spend your afternoon and see the sunset. Clear water, clean sand. Beware of the monkeys, they know how to open your bags and steal your belongings.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

If you are in the vicinity of playa matapalo or staying at hotel Riu you must get a massage from Isabel . She has her stand on the beach . It's one of the best massage I have got .. $40 /hour . Worth every penny . After a day of hiking , walking , swimming just getting a massage... More 

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Livonia, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We spent a day here with some friends we made who live in Costa Rica. The father bought a bunch of pipas for us to drink and they were awesome! We didn't feel like they were there to rob us, BUT that may have been because of who we were with. They also visit this beach 2x/month and buy from... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Just a special plug for the professional masseurs Xinia and Rebecca at this beach. They were great. They are located beachfront near the RIU Palace in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. You can find them in booth #4.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Beach was deserted and unbelievably beautiful. Be careful of the guys that sell coconuts. they are there to rob you so don't take anything you don't want to lose.

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New York City, New York
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37 reviews 37 reviews
27 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

Loved the waves on this beach. Its a bit raw with lots of coconuts on the sand and branches and tree logs, but otherwise a nice beach to surf and catch the sunset. If you're in the area its worth seeing.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

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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57 reviews 57 reviews
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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
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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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