About B&B Jardín de los Monos

Playa Matapalo, Costa Rica

Boutique B&B at Serene Matapalo Beach

Our boutique Bed and Breakfast in Costa Rica is located a 2 minute walk from the beach and is surrounded by a lovely tropical garden where monkeys and sloths are seen practically every day. Observe them from your hammock at your patio or from the lounge deck next to the swimming pool. You can cool down in our pool enjoining a refreshing drink from the swim-up bar. All rooms come with a private patio, AC, a big king size bed, a private bathroom and are cleaned daily. We offer 4 room types; lovely double rooms, stylish deluxe double rooms, a spacious junior suite and a very private deluxe suite. We are proud of our wide breakfast menu; freshly made and always included in the room rate. Our B&B is ideal for those who are looking for a tranquil ambience and are travelling without young children. However, you are welcome to come with kids from 15 years and older.

Consider to book direct via our website. We provide a direct booking discount for our guests who book on our website. Go to our booking page, select your date, room type and click ‘book’ by the promotional rate.  

You will not find a lower rate anywhere else.  

Recharge in serene nature!

Swimming pool with swim-up bar and sunbeds

2 minute walk to a gorgeous beach

All rooms include a private patio & AC

Frequent visits of monkeys & sloths

Best breakfast in town

Quiet and relaxed (15 years and older)

Recharge in serene nature!

Swimming pool with swim-up bar and sunbeds

2 minute walk to a gorgeous beach

All rooms include a private patio & AC

Frequent visits of monkeys & sloths

Best breakfast in town

Quiet and relaxed (15 years and older)

Escape the crowds!

B&B Jardín de los Monos is located in the peaceful beach community of Playa Matapalo Costa Rica near Quepos and Dominical. Considered a hidden paradise by many. Nonetheless, very easily accessible over newly paved roads (only the very last part is unpaved, no 4×4 needed). Enjoy this gorgeous beach and its long views in privacy; no crowds here! The Bed and Breakfast is centrally positioned to explore the stunning natural beauty of the region. Tourism high-lights as; Manuel Antonio National Park near Quepos, the lively surf village of Dominical, Nauyaca waterfalls, Marino Ballena National Park in Uvita; they are all on a short driving distance from Playa Matapalo Costa Rica. Heading to Corcovado National Park? Jardín de los Monos is the perfect stop to enjoy a couple of beach days and unwind.
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We really advice to stay more than just 1 night, because Playa Matapalo and our Hotel / Bed & Breakfast is more than just a stopover place. From our experience we learned that guests always regret it when they just stayed 1 night. Besides this, nightly rates are always lower when booking 2 nights or more. Matapalo offers sufficient dinner options (4 restaurants & several soda’s). But Playa Matapalo is not suited to visit without a (rental) car; just 2 restaurants on walking distance (1 km/ 0.6 mi), no ATM, no Taxi’s and the nearest bus stop is 2.3 km (1.3 mi) away. Please visit our car rental page in case you are still looking for a rental car.

Centrally located

35 min. to Manuel Antonio National Park

15 min. to Dominical

20 min. to Nauyaca Waterfalls

30 min. to Uvita/ Marino Ballena National Park

50 min to San Isidro de El General

80 min to Sierpe; boot tour to Corcovado National Park & Caño Island

<3 hours from SJO Intern. Airport (San Jose)

0 min. to Playa Matapalo (beach)


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Special Offer!

 

Booking directly with us is cheaper! Look for the special offers on our booking page. Book them worry-free with flexible cancellation options.

Only on our own website!

We are proud of being the highest rated B&B/ Hotel in Playa Matapalo
9.6 Points Booking.com | 5 Stars TripAdvisor | 5 Stars Google

We like our guests & our guests like us!

9.7
Points

Booking.com

The best hotel in Playa Matapalo, Costa Rica

5
Stars

Trustpilot

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5
Stars

Google

The best Bed and Breakfast in Costa Rica

5
Stars

TripAdvisor

The best B&B in Costa Rica

9.7
Points

Booking.com

The best B&B near Manuel Antonio

5
Stars

TripAdvisor

The best B&B near Dominical

Liked · Everything was perfect! From the gorgeous gardens, the monkeys, Sloths, beautiful walking distance beach, delish breakfast, modern and comfortable accommodation, yet jungle with a piece of paradise, to the loving, catering, welcoming and precious owners and staff. This was the best place to take our vacation ever. What a wonderful experience my husband and I had. The owner made us breakfast every morning and served us herself. A perfect balance as the other owner, her kind hubby kept and tended to the most beautiful, tropical and paradise peaceful gardens. Teddy and Dama spoiled us rotten . Two caretakers who we will keep in our hearts. So much to say that is wonderful about this place. Words are not enough. You need to experience this yourselves. We highly recommend.

 

Disliked · Nothing. All was perfect

Iliana, February 2024, US – Booking.com

From the moment we got there we were treated excellent. Teddy was so welcoming and helpful bring us anything we needed. Within the first 2 minutes of arriving we saw 3 monkeys right next to the hotel and later teddy pointed out sloths to us. The rooms were clean and spacious, breakfast was healthy and filling. Super close to the beach! Definitely will be returning.

Joe, January 2024, US – Google

Liked · It was just intended to be a layover for a night and turned into an exceptional stay everything was 10. The host was great the guests were great we intend to return.

 

Disliked · That we had to leave

Aaron, March 2024, US – Booking.com

We’ve stayed at Jardín de los Monos twice now and will definitely stay again if we go back to Costa Rica. Peaceful, quiet (except for the occasional capuchin monkeys!), exceptional breakfast with Lettica’s homemade bread, great location and short walk to the best beach in CR, sloths right outside. Lettika, Gijs, Teddy and Dama made everything very comfortable.

Mo, March 2024, US – Google

Really beautiful accommodation, very comfortable large bed, huge bedroom and bathroom, new quiet A/C, very clean room, nice swimming pool, tranquil setting. Breakfast was freshly prepared and delicious! This really is a little gem of an accommodation where every detail has been thought about! Nice location near a quiet beach. Would definitely stay again!

Jitka, February 2024, US – Booking.com

Rooms from $89,-

All rooms include:

  • XL King size bed
  • Private patio with furniture
  • Air-conditioning
  • Ceiling fans in room & patio
  • Free Wifi (also in room)
  • Daily cleaning
  • Mini fridge

 

Rooms from $89,- (date dependent)
Breakfast Included

Book direct with us = Lowest Rate!
B&B Jardín de los Monos: Bed and Breakfast Costa Rica

Rooms from $89,-

All rooms include:

  • XL King size bed
  • Private patio with furniture
  • Air-conditioning
  • Ceiling fans in room & patio
  • Free Wifi (also in room)
  • Daily cleaning
  • Mini fridge

Rooms from $89,- (date dependent)
Breakfast Included

Book direct with us = Lowest Rate!

About your hosts Lettika & Gijs

We are Gijs & Lettika and we come originally from The Netherlands. After years of research and planning we made the move to Costa Rica in June 2014. We even backpacked for 1.5 years through Latin America to find THE best place for us. We believe we found that in Playa Matapalo, Costa Rica. Costa Rica is an amazing country where you are always close to nature and the people are just wonderful.

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We finally choose Playa Matapalo because it provides something that Lettika wanted ever since she was a little girl; monkeys in the garden! That is also the reason why we named our Hotel / Bed and Breakfast ‘Jardín de los Monos’ (Garden of the Monkeys/ Monkey Garden). And Gijs – born and raised on the small island Texel – just needs to be close to the beach and the sea. We love living on this unspoiled beach and being surrounded by nature and wildlife. We live here with our two sweet cats ‘Friemel’ & ‘Boef’ and our adorable dog ‘Texel’.

So come by and enjoy the ´Pura Vida lifestyle’ with us!