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 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 rooms come with a private patio, air-conditioning, 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. Try out our homemade bread and Dutch pancakes! Our Bed and Breakfast is ideal for those who are planning a trip without (their) young children. We maintain an Adults Only policy! 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; just use the voucher code ‘Pura Vida’ when confirming your booking. Go to our booking page, select your date, room type and click ‘book’; fill out the voucher code on the next page. We sometimes also run special offers that do not need a voucher code. 

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)

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. 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 1 restaurant 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)


Nauyaca Waterfalls near Playa Matapalo, Costa Rica
Whales Tale Uvita

Special Offer!

Benefit from our attractive rates for August 1st to December 19th 2020
We also offer Early Booking and Non Refundable deals for January to April 2021
(min. 2 night stay)

 

Only on our own website!

We are proud to be the highest rated B&B/ Hotel in Playa Matapalo
9.7 Points Booking.com | 5 Stars TripAdvisor | 5 Stars Google

We like our guests & our guests like us!

9.6
Points

Booking.com

The best hotel in Playa Matapalo, Costa Rica

5
Stars

Facebook

The best hotel in Matapalo, Costa Rica

5
Stars

Google

The best Bed and Breakfast in Costa Rica

5
Stars

TripAdvisor

The best B&B in Costa Rica

9.6
Points

Booking.com

The best B&B near Manuel Antonio

5
Stars

TripAdvisor

The best B&B near Dominical

We extended our stay here to 5 days. We stayed as part of a 3 week holiday and it was by far our favourite place. We had the deluxe suite room which overlooked the garden and pool and each day we were lucky enough to have a troop of capuchins jumping from the trees and around our roof (if you don’t like being woken early maybe stay in another room) but we loved watching them from the balcony or bedroom each day. The breakfasts were European which made a nice change from rice and beans for breakfast and the hosts Lettika and Gijs offered advice on places to visit, alongside making the best sundowner Pina Coladas and Mojitos. They have boogie boards and hammocks to use for the beach which is a 2 min walk away. Remember to hire a car as it’s a little off the beaten track and only one restaurant is walkable. We used Adobe who delivered and picked up from the accommodation. We loved this place and really want to go back. We were very sad to leave.

Lisanne, January 2020, UK – Booking.com

What a wonderful property! The owners were so welcoming and helpful. The rooms were lovely and the grounds and pool exceptional. We had a wonderful breakfast each morning. A highlight was the gang of monkeys (about 25) that came by the property each day (or night). So entertaining! There was also a resident sloth. The owner was so gracious in pointing out all the wildlife around the property as they would pass by. We truly would recommend this property if you are in the Matapalo/Quepos/Dominical area.

Lionell, April 2020, Canada – Booking.com

We have been AirBNB super hosts and would rate this facility as one of the best we have stayed. The pool was especially refreshing and the hosts very help full finding a place for dinner and served an exquisite breakfast. They were also help full in planning the next day travel plans. The beach was an easy walk nearby.

Ron, March 2020, USA – Booking.com

Idyllic a little haven. Room was great; large and well equipped. Breakfast was just perfect; home made bread, jams etc. Plus sloths in the garden! They don’t do dinner but there are a couple of options close by; 1 walking distance, the other 5 mins drive

Jill, March 2020, UK – Booking.com

Highly recommend staying here. It’s not too far from Manuel Antonio or Dominical. It is off the beaten track with a beautiful beach and sunsets. The accommodations are beautiful with a nice pool and hammocks to laze away on. Our hosts were wonderful with some great suggestions for nice day trips to enjoy. I recommend the Rainforest tour with a doable hike and nice waterfalls to enjoy. The gardens are beautiful with monkeys and sloths in the trees. You must go!

Joanna, November 2019, Canada – Hotels.com

We extended our stay here to 5 days. We stayed as part of a 3 week holiday and it was by far our favourite place. We had the deluxe suite room which overlooked the garden and pool and each day we were lucky enough to have a troop of capuchins jumping from the trees and around our roof (if you don’t like being woken early maybe stay in another room) but we loved watching them from the balcony or bedroom each day. The breakfasts were European which made a nice change from rice and beans for breakfast and the hosts Lettika and Gijs offered advice on places to visit, alongside making the best sundowner Pina Coladas and Mojitos. They have boogie boards and hammocks to use for the beach which is a 2 min walk away. Remember to hire a car as it’s a little off the beaten track and only one restaurant is walkable. We used Adobe who delivered and picked up from the accommodation. We loved this place and really want to go back. We were very sad to leave.

Lisanne, January 2020, UK – Booking.com

What a wonderful property! The owners were so welcoming and helpful. The rooms were lovely and the grounds and pool exceptional. We had a wonderful breakfast each morning. A highlight was the gang of monkeys (about 25) that came by the property each day (or night). So entertaining! There was also a resident sloth. The owner was so gracious in pointing out all the wildlife around the property as they would pass by. We truly would recommend this property if you are in the Matapalo/Quepos/Dominical area.

Lionell, April 2020, Canada – Booking.com

We have been AirBNB super hosts and would rate this facility as one of the best we have stayed. The pool was especially refreshing and the hosts very help full finding a place for dinner and served an exquisite breakfast. They were also help full in planning the next day travel plans. The beach was an easy walk nearby.

Ron, March 2020, USA – Booking.com

Idyllic a little haven. Room was great; large and well equipped. Breakfast was just perfect; home made bread, jams etc. Plus sloths in the garden! They don’t do dinner but there are a couple of options close by; 1 walking distance, the other 5 mins drive

Jill, March 2020, UK – Booking.com

Highly recommend staying here. It’s not too far from Manuel Antonio or Dominical. It is off the beaten track with a beautiful beach and sunsets. The accommodations are beautiful with a nice pool and hammocks to laze away on. Our hosts were wonderful with some great suggestions for nice day trips to enjoy. I recommend the Rainforest tour with a doable hike and nice waterfalls to enjoy. The gardens are beautiful with monkeys and sloths in the trees. You must go!

Joanna, November 2019, Canada – Hotels.com

Rooms from $72,-

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 $72,- (date dependent)
Breakfast Included

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

Rooms from $72,-

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 $72,- (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. 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!