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Quepos, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This beach is within 10 minutes of Quepos and beats the public beaches there in terms of beauty, space, and surf. It was virtually empty during our visit - except for very few local residents - and stretches for what seems like miles. We are...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jocelyn T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came out to visit this beach and fell in love with it right away. The first thing I noticed was the locals out there surf fishing. We decided to go for a long walk Northman’s we were all alone. We say a flock of...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank 994coreyb
Reviewed 22 October 2018

Get there early and you will mostly have it all to yourself. Especially in off season. Our favorite time in Costa Rica. Be sure not to leave valuables in your car.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Terence D
Reviewed 3 August 2018

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

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Fern E
Reviewed 29 June 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!!

Date of experience: June 2018
4  Thank elvmanager
Reviewed 19 June 2018

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

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Brian T
Reviewed 29 May 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

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Kathy T
Reviewed 25 May 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

Date of experience: May 2018
3  Thank Kamillah G
Reviewed 24 April 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.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank kurenai2018
Reviewed 1 April 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.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Jennifer G
30 October 2018|
Response from Jillamatt | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely! You can walk uninterrupted for 12 km! There are river estuaries breaking up the beach. The one to the south is great for checking out some really cool birds, and if the tide is low you can continue on to Playa... More
Jennifer G
6 May 2018|
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Response from Jillamatt | 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