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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I do not recommend this project for a number of reasons. When I arrived, even though I went through a volunteer organization, they had no clue that I was coming. I was told all paperwork was sent to them. I was never given an orientation....More

1  Thank Fern E
Reviewed June 29, 2018

Playa Matapalo is an amazing place to go on your vacations and relax!! But if you want some adventure you can find that too! Surfing, waterfall rappel, hikes, fishing tours, you name it! 100% recommended!!

3  Thank Encanta La Vida L
Reviewed June 18, 2018

We visited here after a bike and hike tour in the area. Our guide rounded up done coconuts to drink and eat.

Thank Brian T
Reviewed May 29, 2018

We combined Playa Matapolo with a jungle hike where we were saw abundant wildlife and vegetation. Matapalo had wildly amazing surf and the beach was deserted. It was like we were at the end of the earth and had the entire place to ourselves. So...More

1  Thank Kathy T
Reviewed May 24, 2018 via mobile

If you get approached by the guy that says his surf business is slow right now so he’s offering to climb a tree and get you a coconut for $1, LEAVE IMMEDIATELY. He’s a thief and he ended up following us to playa Linda (about...More

2  Thank Kamillah G
Reviewed April 24, 2018

There were very few people on the beach. You could walk for miles. We found lots of Sand Dollars but they are very fragile.

Thank kurenai2018
Reviewed April 1, 2018

This is a kind of place that is not for every one. If you are looking for a fancy and sophistication, this is not a place. This is the place to scape for everything and everyone. Plenty of sand, rocks, and waves.

Thank CubMiami
Reviewed March 29, 2018 via mobile

Costa Rican beaches the gift that keeps on giving Long,wide pristine beach So beautiful Truly magical A wow of a find Make the effort

Thank davethedrill
Reviewed March 27, 2018 via mobile

No crowds and no noises in order to let you enjoy the Pacific Ocean and the waves only for you. A short walk let you forget all the stress you might have.

4  Thank steelriver2014
Reviewed February 4, 2018 via mobile

I would think that this is one of Costa Rica’s top hidden secrets. The beach stretches for literally miles in either direction and there are barely any people around. Check it our for yourself! You will not be disappointed!

Thank Jillian A
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Jennifer G
May 5, 2018|
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Response from Jillian A | Reviewed this property |
Hi Jennifer. Sorry for taking so long to answer you. I didn’t see this until now. I spent 4.5 months on this beach from November 2017-Mid March 2018. The water is NOT dirty like someone else has stated, but it is definitely... More
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jinxsmith
January 1, 2017|
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la saison commence en decembre .. il y a toujours des locaux qui surf.
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