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About B&B Jardín de los Monos

Playa Matapalo, Costa Rica

2 Min. walk to the Beach & Monkeys in the the Garden

Our Bed and Breakfast in Costa Rica is located 2 minute walk from the beach and surrounded by a lovely tropical garden where monkeys and sloths are seen very regularly. Observe them from your hammock at your outdoor living area 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 5 rooms come with air-conditioning, a big king size bed, a private bathroom, a private patio and are cleaned daily. We offer 3 room types; 2 lovely double rooms, 2 stylish deluxe double rooms and 1 very spacious and private Suite. We are proud of our wide breakfast menu; freshly made. Try out our homemade bread and Dutch pancakes! We want to provide our guests a quite and peaceful atmosphere, which is the reason why our Bed and Breakfast maintains an adults only policy.

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 (the last part is unpaved but 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. Matapalo offers sufficient dinner options (4 restaurants & several soda’s). 2 Restaurants are on walking distance from our Bed and Breakfast (1 km/ 0.6 mi). But Playa Matapalo is not suited to visit without a (rental) car; 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)

B&B Jardín de los Monos

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Use 'Pura Vida' as voucher code and you will receive the lowest rate online! 

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I loved everything about Jardin de los Monos: the location near the beach with the sound of the waves; the sloths in the nearby trees; the comfortable and large rooms and beds; the beautiful clean swimming pool; the friendly owners and their interest in the wildlife and the surroundings; I could have stayed much longer than 4 nights!

Jennifer, February 2019, Belgium

Jardin de los Monos is a hidden gem. Situated at the edge of the small town of Matapalo, this little B&B feels like a special find. Every piece of the property is thoughtfully laid out, with an outdoor shower by the front gate, beautiful gardens leading up to the house, wide, shaded walkways to the rooms. Our room was spacious, clean, and comfortable, and came with an outdoor seating area that was essentially a second room. We spent most evenings sitting on the couch outside, enjoying the little geckos on the walls and the beautiful and funny crabs that skittered about the garden. In the mornings butterflies and hummingbirds visited the flowers planted by the pool, and we enjoyed watching capuchin monkeys from the back garden.

Nearby is the beautiful and quiet Matapalo beach. We spent hours there each day, playing in the waves, walking along the beach, lying in the sand. While we had lots of plans for our time in Matapalo, we found that in the unaccustomed heat (coming from frozen New England) we happily spent our time between the nearby beaches, the pool at Jardin de los Monos, and seeking out the next fruit smoothie.

Our hosts were friendly and welcoming, the breakfast they cooked was delicious, the room and common areas were beautifully designed and always clean. This was the perfect spot to spend a few days enjoying the beach and sun.

Susan, March 2019, Canada

Really great rooms & great pool! The owners are amazing – very friendly and caring! The whole place shows so much love for detail. It’s a 2 min walk from the beach, which is amazing too. Great restaurants in the area too. Truly nothing missing. I would totally recommend to stay here

Alexandra, February 2019, Germany

Quiet B&B outside of the crowdy Quepos
Firstly the warm welcome & tips of the owners. The room is vast, the bed is really comfortable. Surrounded by the nature & a lovely garden. The incredible breakfast & the delicious Dutch crêpes of Lettika. Without speaking about the homemade Mojito. Go there without any hesitations ! 100% puravida

Yann, February 2019, Belgium

My wife and I stayed at this B&B for three nights and absolutely loved it. We had thought about staying in Manuel Antonio but were afraid it’d be too busy and touristy. We are glad that we ended staying in Playa Matapalo, it was so peaceful and serene being this close to nature. Lettika welcomed us and we had several relaxed conversations with her during our stay. We stayed in a deluxe double room with a large king size bed. The room was spacious, clean and air conditioned. It had a very spacious bathroom with a huge shower, hot water was always available and the water pressure was excellent. Our room faced the pool and had a patio with a hammock and sofa set to relax on and lots of green space. We saw monkeys early in morning roaming through the trees which was a treat. The pool was very well maintained, the water crystal clear.
There was a choice at breakfast from a small menu, Dutch pancakes, fresh bread, eggs, fruits and really good smoothies. After breakfast you could walk down to the beach, about a 2 minute walk. The beach goes on forever and pretty well deserted, perfect for a leisurely walk. The sunset from the beach is spectacular and not to be missed if you have a chance.
Lettika arranged for a horseback riding tour to Nauyaca Waterfall, a must if you’re looking for some adventure. We also drove to Manuel Antonio, about 40 minutes, and to Marion Ballena near Uvita, again about 40 minutes. The surfing town of Dominical is 20 minutes away. We ate twice at La Langosta Feliz for seafood and twice at Express Del Pacifico for great pizza and meat dishes, highly recommend both.
We loved our stay at the Jardin and highly recommend it, a fantastic way to experience the tranquility and beauty that this area has to offer.

Ross, April 2019, USA

I loved everything about Jardin de los Monos: the location near the beach with the sound of the waves; the sloths in the nearby trees; the comfortable and large rooms and beds; the beautiful clean swimming pool; the friendly owners and their interest in the wildlife and the surroundings; I could have stayed much longer than 4 nights!

Jennifer, February 2019, Belgium

Really great rooms & great pool! The owners are amazing – very friendly and caring! The whole place shows so much love for detail. It’s a 2 min walk from the beach, which is amazing too. Great restaurants in the area too. Truly nothing missing. I would totally recommend to stay here

Alexandra, February 2019, Germany

My wife and I stayed at this B&B for three nights and absolutely loved it. We had thought about staying in Manuel Antonio but were afraid it’d be too busy and touristy. We are glad that we ended staying in Playa Matapalo, it was so peaceful and serene being this close to nature. Lettika welcomed us and we had several relaxed conversations with her during our stay. We stayed in a deluxe double room with a large king size bed. The room was spacious, clean and air conditioned. It had a very spacious bathroom with a huge shower, hot water was always available and the water pressure was excellent. Our room faced the pool and had a patio with a hammock and sofa set to relax on and lots of green space. We saw monkeys early in morning roaming through the trees which was a treat. The pool was very well maintained, the water crystal clear.
There was a choice at breakfast from a small menu, Dutch pancakes, fresh bread, eggs, fruits and really good smoothies. After breakfast you could walk down to the beach, about a 2 minute walk. The beach goes on forever and pretty well deserted, perfect for a leisurely walk. The sunset from the beach is spectacular and not to be missed if you have a chance.
Lettika arranged for a horseback riding tour to Nauyaca Waterfall, a must if you’re looking for some adventure. We also drove to Manuel Antonio, about 40 minutes, and to Marion Ballena near Uvita, again about 40 minutes. The surfing town of Dominical is 20 minutes away. We ate twice at La Langosta Feliz for seafood and twice at Express Del Pacifico for great pizza and meat dishes, highly recommend both.
We loved our stay at the Jardin and highly recommend it, a fantastic way to experience the tranquility and beauty that this area has to offer.

Ross, April 2019, USA

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!

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 a couple 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 Costa Rica, it is an amazing country where you are always close to nature and the people are just wonderful.

Ever since she was a little girl, Lettika wanted to have monkeys in the garden, we found this here at Playa Matapalo. That is also the reason why we named our Bed and Breakfast Costa Rica ‘Jardín de los Monos’. We love living on this unspoiled beach and being surrounded by nature and wildlife and Gijs enjoys the great surf. 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!

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