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Playa Carbonera, Cabo Matapalo 60702 Costa Rica
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What you can expect during your stay
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 10/11/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 10/11/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#5 of 7 hotels in Cabo Matapalo
Travelers' Choice
Ojo del Mar ("eye of the sea"), is an elemental style Boutique Hotel and Retreat nestled between the pristine beaches and the tropical rainforest in the wilds of Costa Rica's Osa Peninsula. Ojo del Mar has capacious spaces in its main Casa Grande (restaurant) with hardwood floors and a thatched roof bamboo construction, solar powered, all built by hand without power tools. We have 5 cabins and 2 deluxe tent cabins. Ojo del Mar's building concept follows a calling that is environmentally and socially responsible.
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Free parking
Free internet
Pool / beach towels
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
Bar / lounge
Special diet menus
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Private balcony
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Playa Carbonera, Cabo Matapalo 60702 Costa Rica
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Juan Santamaria Intl Airport127 miSee all flights
Puerto Jimenez Airport12 miSee all flights
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Ashley L wrote a review Jun 11
9 contributions
Staying at Ojo Del Mar is an experience that you can’t find many places in the world. Beautiful point break right in the “backyard” all to yourself! The Monkeys, Macaws, Sloths, and more all within view from your breakfast. Nico pours her heart and soul into the meals and exceeded my expectations each time. Highly recommend!
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
Grace R wrote a review Jun 7
9 contributions
If youre looking to be and feel off the grid, this is the place to go. I spent three nights here with a close friend and it was truly the most relaxing place I have ever stayed. We stayed in the beach front villa which I highly recommend. It was only a minute walk to the waters edge and you could hear the waves crashing all night long. Mark and Nico own and run this establishment. They are a Wonderful couple from Germany who were very accommodating and generous the whole stay. Mark actually created and built the entire ecolodge himself which was very fascinating to talk with him about. Due to covid, some of the things they offer such as the morning yoga and daily dinners and lunches were not provided which made this a little difficult as there was only one restaurant (that only accepted cash) a five minute walk up the road named Martinas (very good food). This was a bit of a let down but regardless of that I would highly recommend staying at this ecolodge if you want to fully unwind and truly feel like you're in another world. Another thing to note is that the bungalows themselves do not have windows or screens so you do get the full jungle experience which took getting used to on the first night. Would be a great romantic getaway or place to relax and meditate.
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Date of stay: May 2021
Room Tip: beach villa is a personal favorite!
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SomeBeach wrote a review May 2021
225 contributions1 helpful vote
What a fun and laid back gem we stumbled upon. Ojo del mar was such an amazing experience. Nico and Mark are such genuine and kind individuals who will go the extra mile to help you out. The rooms are open to the abundant nature. We saw countless birds, monkies, bats ,Anteater all in our short stay. So happy we got to experience this place It feels like a giant family house and the food is amazing!
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Debbie K wrote a review May 2021
Uvita, Costa Rica23 contributions6 helpful votes
We really enjoyed our stay! We stayed one night on our way to Corcovado and also on the way back. It's one of the nicest places to stay in the area. Corcovado is not the easiest place to get to so I highly recommend staying here on both your way to and from the national park. We stayed in two different cabanas and loved them both. During any season you will enjoy privacy and peace. The food was amazing. One of the best meals I have ever had was our dinner on our last night there! Thank you so much for putting in the effort to create a place that is not only welcoming but tranqilo too. See you again soon!
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Date of stay: February 2021
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Sarah Malone wrote a review May 2021
Dahlonega, Georgia11 contributions
This place will hold a special place in my heart for life. Niko puts her whole heart and soul into her cooking and the staff is always smiling and super helpful. The ecolodges are clean, beautiful, and more than comfortable. Wish I could wake up in the jungle everyday!!! Will miss Ojo Del Mar everyday until I’m able to return!! Thank you so much.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
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$181 - $185 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ojo del mar hotel osa peninsula
Costa RicaProvince of PuntarenasOsa PeninsulaCabo Matapalo
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ojo del Mar
What are some of the property amenities at Ojo del Mar?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Ojo del Mar?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Ojo del Mar?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Ojo del Mar?
Conveniently located restaurants include Buena Esperanza, Briza Azul Restaurant, and Fusión Food.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Ojo del Mar?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Ojo del Mar have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Ojo del Mar offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Ojo del Mar have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.