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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
- Jul 7, 2014
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
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
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
5 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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