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“One of the best spots in Matapalo” 5 of 5 stars
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Playa Pan Dulce, Cabo Matapalo 0000000, Costa Rica   |  
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Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Cabo Matapalo
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“One of the best spots in Matapalo”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

Very well stocked, very friendly owners, loved every minute of it. Highly recommend. Wildlife galore. Kids loved it, they loved playing on the beaches, loved every minute. Monkeys everywhere. Super cool location, I already miss it.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Pacifica, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

I already miss the monkeys! We stayed in the original Casa Bambu house which had terrific views from every room and porch, even the kitchen. There are not many places where you can dice a tomato, look up, and watch a surfer catch a wave. Even the bedroom faced the waves. That was my favorite part. The wildlife viewing from the house was outstanding, especially the monkey highway from the side of the house. Although, at times, we were surrounded by them. It was monkey mania at its best! You just can't beat sitting on a porch with rolling waves in front of you and to the side a monkey guzzling a coconut.
In all, we loved out visit. The location of the house was ideal and I got one of the longest rides of my life surfing right in front of the house. More challenging surf, which my husband loves, was close by, even walkable. Also nice was the use of kayaks during a lull in the swell. I am sure we will stay there again if we return to Matapalo.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Morro Bay, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

Stunning, spectacular, laid-back, peaceful, rejuvenating, simply spectacular! This was our second visit to this amazing property, and it won't be our last. From the stunning surroundings, to the incredible wildlife at your doorstep, this is an experience you won't forget. Casa Bambu and the other homes on this well cared for property are incredible, and Kirk, Linda and their staff are the most accommodating of hosts. Everything was perfect. We've stayed at other properties in Matapalo and know the area well -- Casa Bambu is simply the best!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

We stayed at Casa Bambu in March 2013 and truly loved it. I will "warn" others that this place is not for everyone. If your idea of vacation is sitting around the pool with a frozen drink in hand then you should look elsewhere. However, if you are adventurous and love the outdoors and wildlife then this is a magical place. The view from the "dining room" of the beach is amazing and the walks up and down the beach in either direction are well worth while. My favorite walk was down the beach road and back....lots of monkeys and a couple of coati and plenty of beaches along the way for swimming or simply watching the surfers, many of whom are quite skilled. Lyn's assistance prior to the trip is essential. The maps, grocery list, and tips were a tremendous help in ensuring that everything went smoothly for us. I would highly recommend that you have the ladies next door cook for you (while you have another drink and watch the sunset). Don't stay up too late! The howler monkeys will wake you up by around 5 am so that you can relax all over again. Pura Vida!!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

We were three couples who came from three different countries to celebrate my 60th birthday at Casa Linda--what a treat! From lazing on the beach right in front of the house, to a day on a boat and a walk in Corcovado park with William, the trip was amazing. We took advantage of Lena's cooking services daily, all the better just to sit and chat and watch the animals or kayak the waves. Thank you, Kirk and Lynn, for providing such thorough information on all fronts--we had an absolute blast, and probably laughed loud enough to compete with those howler monkeys!

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Falmouth, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

We are a family of four, two adults and two teenage boys. We spent a glorious week at Casa bambu. All of the glowing reviews are absolutely accurate. All of us had a wonderful vacation. We participated in nearly every tour mentioned on the website. We did Corcovado with William, the tree climb with Everyday adventures, Surfing lessons, Zipline, Sailing on the Gulf, and our own hikes to a couple of waterfalls.
Each tour was terrific and when they were over we came home to our cozy little Casa Bambu to read and lie in the hammock and wait for the afternoon monkey parade.
We walked down to Buena Esperanza for dinner on two occasions and were very glad we did. Its a laid back bar/restaurant with very good food. We also used the cooking service offered by the employees of Casa Bambu. Two sweet young women came in one evening and cooked us a nice meal with our ingredients. Delicious and wonderful to have someone else cooking after the Corcovado trip.
Lyn was very helpful in making arrangements in anticipation of the trip and Kirk and William were on site when we arrived. All lovely, kind, helpful people.

Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Fairfield, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

1. Thank you for your generous hospitality during our stay at Casa Bambu. You made our vacation to the Osa Peninsula a trip we will never forget filled with memories we will always cherish. From arranging all of our transportation needs to scheduling all of our excursions, you made our vacation the relaxing and adventure-filled family getaway we hoped we would have. Your attentiveness, kindness, and local knowledge all contributed to making this the trip of a lifetime. Because of you, we never felt like foreign tourists disconnected from the local culture.

2. Please extend our thanks to William, Leda, and the rest of your spectacular team. William’s patience, caring, and exceptional eye for wildlife make him the ideal tour guide for local hikes. It is clear that he loves the Osa and his enthusiasm for the natural beauty of the environment is contagious. In addition, Leda is brilliant in the kitchen. Her traditional Tico meals were one of the true highlights of our trip. Courtney still reminisces about her “arroz con pollo.”

3. Thanks again for going the extra mile to accommodate our specific needs. We are hopeful that we will have another opportunity to visit your piece of paradise again, and if we do, we will certainly arrange to stay with you.




Pura Vida,



ROB ARNETT

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Playa Pan Dulce, Cabo Matapalo 0000000, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Osa Peninsula > Cabo Matapalo
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Cabo Matapalo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
On a secluded five acres of pristine rainforest beachfront in one of the most biologically diverse areas on earth, this unique resort lets you escape civilization while safely and comfortably enjoying countless natural wonders. The property fronts on Playa Pan Dulce, famous for it's long right point surf break, an SUP surfers dream break. Located in the same vast rainforest as Corcovado Park, Casa Bambu Resort is on the tip of the Osa Peninsula, where the rainforest meets the sea. After visiting our house, Lonely Planet recommends Casa Bambu Resort as a place to visit. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Casa Bambu Resort Hotel Osa Peninsula
Casa Bambu Hotel
Hotel Casa Bambu

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