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Beachfront Jungle Luxury in the Heart of Cabo Matapalo

  • 2 BR,
  • 2 BA,
  • Sleeps 6
21 Reviews

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Beachfront Jungle Luxury in the Heart of Cabo Matapalo
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p188151vb
-+1 8583815875
Cabo Matapalo Puntarenas
Gillette
5

Costa Rica jungle experience

  • 5 of 5
We stayed for a week in January and had a great time.

First, the animals. We saw spider monkeys, capuchin monkeys, macaws, coatimundi, blue morph butterflies, jesus christ lizards and green parrots. These were just in the back yard of the house! We also saw squirrel monkeys, howler monkeys, (which we heard every morning) a sloth, iguanas, and many types of hawks and falcons on short walks down the road. We hiked up to the waterfalls one day where we also found several poison dart frogs. This is really a great place to just take it easy and enjoy nature.

The house was pretty much exactly what we expected from the descriptions given. No issues at all for us. The only thing I wish there had been 2 kayaks instead of just 1, so we could have gone for longer rides.

We ate at Martinas several times, good food, you'll pass it just before you turn off the main road just a short distance from the house. We really enjoyed the farmers market on Friday afternoon. I bought some fresh tuna to take back to the house to cook, it was delicious. I got some handmade wood bowls that were awsome also.

The roads definately call for a 4WD vehicle. Nothing extreme, just lots of rocks (smooth) and a couple stream crossings. I would also make sure you bring a flashlight for each person in your party. Bugs came out at night, so we'd get inside the mosquito netting covering the bed and play games.

I didn't get to do any surfing on this trip, but our neighbors went out every day. They said the surf beach was about a mile away and had some really long breaks they could ride forever.

Overall, I wouldn't hesitate staying here again if we ever make it back down to Costa Rica.
business
Beachfront Jungle Luxury in the Heart of Cabo Matapalo
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p188151vb
-+1 8583815875
Cabo Matapalo Puntarenas
5

Perfect for a jungle and beach getaway

  • 5 of 5
This house is exactly what we thought it would be when we chose it - unique, fun, open. The view and the location are perfect. Waking up to a picture perfect sunrise with the lively jungle sounds is a charming welcome to the day. My husband and 9 year old daughter and I stayed here for 10 days or so and found that everything on the property is carefully tended to by the caretakers. They will not invade your privacy as they are respectful about that but they also made sure they were available when we needed to ask questions.
Some of our favorite activities: the tree climb with Andy at Everyday Adventures, zip-lining, hiking to the waterfall that is close to the house (you can swim into the little pool that it falls into) and kayaking with Aventuras Tropicales. Other than that, swimming and watching the animals could occupy a full day. There are quite a few beaches around; each have something to offer. The beach right in front of the house plus one right around the corner are fun in different ways.
Other reviewers have said this, but I kind of ignored it, so I'll write it too - you do not need to bring many things. Keep it simple and you will be glad that you did. T-shirts, shorts, tank tops, flip-flops, water shoes and good shoes for hiking, plus a little bug spray and most definitely sun-screen. I brought a 3 oz container of Jungle Juice bug repellant and between the three of us, we only went through half of it as it was only necessary some nights.
Darren, the owner, is about as nice as anyone we have met in a long time. We throughly enjoyed getting to know him, plus renting from someone like him on a property like this made the vacation even better.

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