ABOUT MATAPALO

Cabo Matapalo is a remote community, 45 minutes from Puerto Jimenez, in the Golfo Dulce.  The area is popular with wildlife enthusiasts, yoga practioners and surfers.  Unlike most communities in Costa Rica however, there are very few traditional shops or restaurants in the immediate area and most homes and eco-lodges are off-the-grid and hidden from view.  Dining and meal plans are available at the Encanta La Vida, directly across from the house.   You can also dine at Buena Esperanza (Martina's Bar) and nearby eco-lodges Lapa Rios and Bosque Del Cabo.

 

*All tours, dining reservations and ground transportation can be arranged at the Encanta La Vida.

Encanta La Vida
​Dining, local tours, yoga & spa services



Encanta La Vida is an unique jungle lodge located in the tropical rainforest of Southern Costa Rica. Situated on the tip of the remote and exotic Osa Peninsula, our beachfront Lodge offers adventurers the opportunity to witness one of the few untouched pristine regions in the country.  Read More...

 

*Dining reservations required

Lapa Rios
Dining available

Set in a private nature reserve spread over 1,000 acres of Central America's last remaining lowland tropical rainforest in Costa Rica's wild Osa Peninsula, Lapa Rios is paradise for lovers of wildlife, birding, nature and beaches.

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*Dining reservations required

Bosque Del Cabo
Dining available



Crowning a point 500 feet above where the Golfo Dulce meets the Pacific Ocean, nestled in the unspoiled jungles of Costa Rica’s Osa Peninsula is a paradise found.  Bosque del Cabo is a premier Costa Rica Eco Lodge offering a romantic rainforest getaway and a naturalist’s dream come true.  Read More...

 

*Dining reservations required

Buena Esperanza (Martina's Bar)
Dining, full bar & farmers' market



This local hangout is a favorite in the area, featuring gourmet pizzas, music, cocktails, gourmet dinners with locally sourced foods, and a weekly farmers' market every Friday afternoon.  Read More... 

Psycho Tours
​​Waterfall rappelling & hiking



Don't be fooled by the name, Psycho Tours (Everyday Adventures), led by local biologist and rainforest extraordinaire Andy Pruter are great fun for people of all ages!  Rappel down a waterfall or test your climbing skills on a 150 ft. tree!  Read More...

Pollo Surf School
Private & group surf/SUP lessons



Learn to surf on the Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica’s most biologically diverse area. The water is a wonderful 85 degrees year around. Lessons are taught at Pan Dulce Beach. The wave is a perfect right point break for beginners.  Read More...

 

Osa Wildlife Sanctuary
Tours available



The Osa Wildlife Sanctuary was established by in 1996.  Originally, the sanctuary was focused only on birds. Then, after Poppy, the spider monkey arrived on October 29, 2003 - the flood gates opened. The sanctuary is now home to a wide variety of orphaned and injured animals (about 70 animals in residence).  Read More...

Hiking
King Louie's Waterfall



Venture out on your own and explore the many trails and waterfalls, or catch a glimpse of a rare and exotic animal!  (Make sure to bring binoculars, proper hiking shoes and water!)