Enjoy the sights and sounds of the Costa Rican jungle and wildlife from the privacy of this beachfront luxurious eco-estate. Backed by the rainforest draped mountainside, Casa Matapalito is surrounded by lush tropical gardens and situated on the remote beaches of Cabo Matapalo. This eco-friendly reserve provides the perfect balance of tranquility, elegance and adventure that makes it one of the premier properties on the Osa Peninsula. No detail or amenity has been spared while creating Natura Reserve in order to ensure the utmost comfort in tropical coastal living.
If you are looking for off-the-beaten-path, you have found it. Casa Matapalito in Cabo Matapalo is paradise for nature lovers who thrive on adventure. Wake up to the sounds of howler monkeys, surf in the crystal blue waters right out front, stroll along one of many secluded beaches, gaze at the vibrant Scarlet Macaws with a cup of coffee on the deck, fall asleep to the rhythmic sounds of the waves; the possibilities are endless. It’s raw, it’s beautiful, and it’s brimming with life!
Come experience in style what National Geographic calls “the most bio-diverse place on Earth”!
This spectacular 5-acre property is located on the tip of the Osa Peninsula in the small community of Cabo Matapalo, Costa Rica. With the Pacific Ocean in your front yard and continuous primary rainforest connecting you to the famous Corcovado National Park, the wildlife viewing both land and sea is unrivalled. Cabo Matapalo also boasts some of the world’s best surfing and sport fishing in the crystal blue waters of Gulf Dulce. It is one of the most bio-diverse places on the planet - as stated by National Geographic - and you can see why right from your own private deck.
The area was once home to the Brunca Indians whom considered this area to be a holy place, and many who visit find a spiritual peace and energy that is quite uplifting.
Casa Matapalito is situated a short 35-40 minute drive outside of the little town of Puerto Jimenez, which makes for easy access to essentials including grocery stores, banks, restaurants and a pharmacy.
Casa Matapalito is a 5-star exclusive beachfront property in the primer tropical area of Cabo Matapalo. Consisting of two living structures; the main house and tower adjacent to the house; the estate comfortably sleeps 10 guests for the vacation of a lifetime, it also include lookout points to check the surf and enjoy sunrise. Casa Matapalito architecture and grounds were meticulously thought out in order to preserve the natural aspects of the land and habitat, and to ensure the utmost privacy and enjoyment during your stay. Every room, every bathroom and every piece of furniture has been custom-made and tastefully designed with your comfort in mind to give you that homey atmosphere inserted into paradise!
The main house, Casa Matapalito, is a luxurious three-story structure with a modern-Zen feel that consists of four bedrooms, two bathrooms and two outside showers. Starting on the third floor, there are two master bedrooms with a shared balcony and rocking chairs to enjoy the ocean views. Each third floor room has a king size bed, a sofa bed and a small bunk bed for a child (4.6 ft). Both rooms can easily fit a family of five with small kids who prefer to sleep together. These rooms are equipped with fans and screened-in windows to keep the tropical breezes flowing.
The second floor of Casa Matapalito, with its open and spacious floor plan, is ideal for entertaining and hosting large family gatherings. The space contains a fully equipped kitchen, living and dinning areas, and a full bathroom. Enjoy the open sea breezes and wildlife as you cook and relax on the plush custom-made bamboo sofas and hammocks. The second floor dinning area can comfortably fit eleven guests for an enjoyable dining experience.
The ground floor of Casa Matapalito contains a bedroom, full bathroom, and large oceanfront deck. The first floor bedroom is equipped with a queen size bed and small private deck (separate to the main ground floor deck). This room is perfect for guests who prefer to avoid the use of stairs to get to and from their room, and has a full bathroom right next to the room. The expansive ground floor deck is a versatile space; enjoy sunrise yoga, relax in the hammocks or lounge chairs with a good book, have an evening BBQ amongst the monkeys, or gaze at the myriad of stars with a cold beverage at night.
Adjacent to Casa Matapalito is another adjoining master bedroom tower. The structure stands a mire 50ft away from the main house and is on the second floor of the car park. This room is equipped with a king size bed and plenty of space to add an additional mattress on the floor in case you are big party. The bedroom tower would also be ideal and easily converted into a teen’s room. Guests in this bedroom tower will share the bathroom with the first floor of the main house, Casa Matapalito.
Although Cabo Matapalo is a remote, off-the-beaten-path jungle location, there are still plenty of activities and tours to keep you entertained throughout your days. Get to know the area and wildlife through some of the locals’ eyes. A few of the local tours include waterfall rappelling, tree climbing, horseback riding, sport fishing, surf lessons, canopying, kayak tours, SUP tours, bird watching, Corcovado National Park tours, Spanish lessons, photography session with your family, boating to spot dolphins and other marine wildlife, visit an animal sanctuary or orchid house “Casa Orquideas” on the other side of the gulf. There are also plenty of opportunities to pamper yourself here on the Osa with a massage on the beach or at the house, facials and spa treatments, find your Zen with a yoga class, have a private chef come to Natura Reserve and prepare a delicious meal for you and your guests, or enjoy a meal out at one of our local restaurants (Martina’s, Lapa Rios, Encanta la Vida). We’ll be happy to arrange any of these tours with the best guides that Cabo Matapalo and the Osa Peninsula has to offer. And if tours and adventure seeking is not your thing; make sure not to miss the tide pools right out front of the house!
The Cabo Matapalo area is home to a multitude of animals, both land and sea. On any given day you will be able to spot on the property all four types of monkeys, hundreds of bird species including toucans and scarlet macaws, sloths, dolphins, whales, sea turtles, iguanas, anteaters, armadillos and a myriad of other animal species. The Osa Peninsula also hosts more than 375 bird species and is named by The Audobon Society as one of the premiere bird watching venues in the world. This magical place offers the rare opportunity to experience nature at its most spectacular and unspoiled.
Casa Matapalito is perfect for families or groups of friends looking for adventure and relaxation in a remote jungle setting is also ideal to host yoga retreats, family reunions, an exotic honeymoon, photography workshops, birding expeditions and so much more. Leave the real world behind and let your inner child emerge.
Cabo Matapalo has received several mentions thru travel magazines and vacation experts. Voted as: “Top 9 most Remote Places on Earth” and “Top 8 of the greatest Eco-Friendly Beaches in the world” Costa Rica also has received several recognitions for example: Rank #1 “Happiest Place to Live” is also consider “The Switzerland of the Americas” it is also recognized for abolishing their military system since 1948.
Enjoy your stay and experience of a lifetime!