Many things to do in Playa Matapalo Costa Rica
Playa Matapalo is a great beach to relax on, just sunbath or be active in the water with a body board or surfboard. Playa Matapalo makes a great beach to have your first surf lessons. Another great activity is the horseback riding tour over the beach. It is more than just sitting on the back of a horse, the guide Claudia, will teach you a lot of things about the flora & fauna that can be found in this stunning natural area. You can also spot wildlife yourself, just by walking around; it is not too difficult to find capuchin monkeys, sloths (both types), toucans, lizards, frogs etc… Another beautiful experience that Matapalo beach may offer you is watching tiny turtles walk into the ocean for the first time. Both Olive Ridley and Leatherback turtles nest on the beach (seasonal). There are many more things to do in the close proximity of Playa Matapalo. Please go the following page for more information on things to do in Matapalo beach Costa Rica.
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Playa Matapalo Costa Rica is the beachside community of the little village called ‘Matapalo’, a paved road of about 1.5 km (0.9 mi) connects the 2. The roads in Playa Matapalo are unpaved, but you do not need a 4×4 car. Playa Matapalo offers 1 bar restaurant (only dinner) and 1 mini-market. Matapalo offers 2 good restaurants, some soda’s (simple restaurants that don’t serve alcohol) and some mini-markets. The selection in the mini-markets is small; the supermarket in Dominical offers a somewhat wider selection and in Dominical you can also find the nearest ATM (No ATM in Matapalo). Both Quepos and Uvita offer a wider selection of ATM’s and supermarkets. Since there is only one restaurant on walking distance in Playa Matapalo (which only serves dinner, no lunch) and because public busses only stop in Matapalo village (2.3 km or 1.3 mi from our Bed and Breakfast), we strongly advise you to visit Playa Matapalo by car (Dominical is a better option in case you really want to travel via public transport).
See also: our map of Matapalo beach Costa Rica.