Cabo Matapalo House Rental Photos and Description
House, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8)
This is a beautiful house on wild and pristine beach facing out to the open Pacific and surrounded by thousands of acres of rainforest. It is perhaps the best place to see wildlife in Central America. All 4 Costa Rican monkey species come by the house regularly, while scarlet macaws nest and feed immediately beside the deck, and tapir, puma, jaguar, peccary, and other wildlife walk by the house.
Sea turtles regularly nest on the beach. This is a place naturalists and bird watchers will love. There are miles of private hiking trails on the 400 acre property that has stupendously large trees. The property backs into a large conservation area and is near famed Corcovado National Park. The house has a good library of natural history books on the flora and fauna.
The house catches the sea breeze and is designed with an open well-lit architecture. Hammocks, rocking chairs and long verandas and decks with views of the ocean and forest encourage relaxation. There is no email or cell phone access(just a shortwave radio linked to neighbors and ecolodges in the area).
The caretakers will take care of cooking and cleaning. The house has a private drive and is set far back from the road. It is extremely secluded with the nearest neighbors a mile away. Yet high end ecolodges with good restaurants and world class surfing are only 15 minutes drive.
The surf out front of the house is big and not for swimming. But you can swim in the mouths of clear water rivers 15 minutes walk down the beach.
- Minimum Age Limit for Renters
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
About The Owner
I am a tropical ecologist and writer who works on conservation of tropical forests. I built this house to have a base for forest conservation work. I am interested in having people with an interest in conservation and natural history visit and enjoy the Osa and support our conservation programs.
The Owner purchased this house in 1999
Why The Owner chose Cabo Matapalo
I have spent more than three decades in tropical rainforests around the world and I consider this area one of the best for visitors because of the abundance of wildlife, the great climate and relative absence of biting flies. I sleep in my house with all the windows and doors wide open without a mosquito net. If you want to enjoy the combination of ocean and rainforest this is it.
What makes this house unique
Utter tranquility surrounded by the beauty of tropical nature. The surf fishing is good if you have a strong cast. A 45 minute walk either direction down the beach brings you to rocky tidepools with an interesting array of fish, mollusks and sometimes an octopus or moray eel. You can lie in a hammock and watch a group of Fiery-billed Araçari (Pteroglossus frantzii) attacking the papayas.