Welcome to Paradise! We can accommodate up to 8 people with our studio and and one bedroom bungalows.
Slice of Paradise is located on one of the most beautiful and pristine beaches in Costa Rica. There is an abundance of wildlife here including giant sea turtles, sloths, monkeys and is an incredible spot for bird-watching.
Our lush tropical gardens are a beauty to behold and include mango, key lime, avocado and grapefruit trees. We also have an amazing selection of orchids, pink and red ginger and birds of paradise to name just a few. If you are in need of a mind, body and soulful experience and would like to see Mother Nature at her finest Slice of Paradise is the place for you.
Being located only 25km south of Manuel Antonio National Park and 15km north of awesome surfing in Dominical, Slice of Paradise is centrally located to all the best things Costa Rica has to offer.
If it weren't for Ron and Slice of Paradise, our vacation wouldn't have been as truly AMAZING as it was! The bungalow was more than perfect with everything you need provided. The room was more like an apartment which made it even harder to leave! The beach was BEAUTIFUL and almost everyday we had it to ourselves! Ron was extremely helpful with any questions before and while we were there. He also showed us around different places in Costa Rica which was better than any tour could have done. If you are looking for a place to truly relax and enjoy each others company this is definitely the place for you! Ron really made our two weeks there fly by! Next year we'll have to stay for at least a month! Thank you Ron for the perfect vacation!
We experienced two weeks of bliss in Playa Matapalo. Owner and guide, Ron, knows Costa Rica! Where to go ,eat, swim and view this beautiful country. Steps away from your private bungalow is the pristine beach, one of the best we have ever seen. Ron has all the toys, bikes, boards and kayaks etc. Monkeys, sloths and birds are everywhere. A very reasonable experience you won't forget! Afterwards you'll say, "May I have another Slice of Paradise please?..it was that good!!
After more than 3 months in this country we were looking for a magical place to spend our very last days in Costa Rica. We found that place in Matapalo and were lucky enough to stay at Ron’s place. The cabina is really nice and was very convenient for our family (with 2 small kids), with a fully equipped kitchen, plenty of beach towels and space…and everything was very clean and comfortable. There’s a gorgeous view on the inner land and mountains from the balcony, and animals such as monkeys, iguanas and many birds come in the surrounding garden, which is full of fruit trees. But what made our stay so unique was also Ron’s warm welcome into his paradise; he is a wonderful host, knows everything about the region, and we had a lot of fun when he initiated us to ocean kayaking or took us for a refreshing bath in a secret waterfall. All in one he was very helpful and cool with us, and the kids loved him. Thank you Ron for the perfect stay, we hope one day we will be able to come back to you place.
We have stayed at Slice of Paradise several times in the past few years, but this year was our first time renting the larger, two level, unit. The smaller unit is fine, but this time we particularly enjoyed the second level balcony in the large unit which faces east toward the coastal hills and offers a fantastic show of birds and iguanas at daybreak and throughout the day. As noted in other reviews, Ron is helpful with bikes, boards, and advice, and keeps bananas hanging out so the cute white-faced monkeys are often present in large numbers. WiFi is available on the back veranda of his house for folks who can't quite bond totally with paradise. Matapalo is a gem, and Slice of Paradise a fine place to stay.
MY WIFE AND I JUST RETURNED FROM A 6 DAY VACATION IN COSTA RICA. SLICE OF PARADISE WAS A PERFECT CHOICE FOR US AND WILL BE FOR YOU AS WELL. VERY SECLUDED AND BEAUTIFUL BEACH. SOME DAYS WE DIDN'T SEE ANYONE FOR HOURS. MONKEYS VISIT ALMOST DAILEY TO START THE DAY OFF RIGHT. RON WAS A WONDERFUL HOST WHO TAKES TIME TO GET TO KNOW YOU AND ADVISES ON THINGS TO DO AND SEE. HE EVEN PERSONALLY TOOK US TO A WATERFALL NEARBY FOR A MORNING SWIM AND HELPED US FIND GOOD LOCAL FOOD AND FRESH FRUITS AND VEGGIES. CANT SAY ENOUGH ABOUT RON AND SLICE OF PARADISE. I WOULD RECOMMEND THIS SPOT FOR ANYONE AND WE WILL BE BACK SOON. THANKS RON. TILL THE NEXT TIME ROY AND APRIL.
This place is perfect! We travelled with my parents and 3 boys aged 14 12 and 8. Everybody had a fabulous time. Ron was the ideal host. From the time of my first enquiry to the day we left he was a mine of information and advice and every recommendation he made for trips restaurants or any other activity was spot on. My dad ate sea food at the Happy lobster for the first time and is a convert!
The accommodation was outstanding. Clean, comfortable and spacious with great views of the mountains. We had both the one bed and duplex apartments which were ideal for our extended family. We felt safe and secure.
The beach is amazing, pristine sand and beautiful surroundings with great surf on your doorstep. Thanks to Ron's generosity in lending us his boards, we were all able to get out there together.
We are already planning next year's visit.
Thanks again Ron for our stay in paradise.