Imagine living in a luxury home by scenic and secluded Playa Matapalo. Located in a tranquil beach community in Quepos, Costa Rica, this 5.6-acre property features stunning ocean views facing Manual Antonio National Park. Playa Matapalo is known for its beautiful beaches and overflowing jungles so you’re likely to spot monkeys, sloths, and toucans in your own rainforest. This luxury home is perfect for a secluded retreat or as a vacation rental.
This 2000-sq-foot home sits on the mountain bluff, allowing you to feel cool breezes in the home all day. However, that is just one of the added perks of this home. It also features floor-to-ceiling windows, which regulate the temperature and allows you to see the stunning ocean views from every room in the house.
The open floor plan of the kitchen and the living room includes vaulted ceilings, lots of windows, and high-quality wood finishings. The gourmet kitchen features an oversized wooden kitchen island with a range and storage drawers. It’s ideal for casual ding with four comfortable chairs. Grey granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, and white cabinetry complete the look. The living room features a blue chair, a beige plush sofa, and a wooden entertainment center. A ceiling fan helps to moderate the temperature. Glass sliding doors from the kitchen lead outdoors.
This luxury villa can accommodate up to six people. Each of the bedrooms features a king-size bed, vanity table, and a spacious closet. Each of the bedrooms also features its’ own glass sliding door and private terrace, either overlooking the jungle or the pool. It’s the perfect place to watch the sunrise and sip your coffee. There are two full-size bathrooms, including one in the master suite. This bathroom includes double vessel sinks and a large tile shower facing the rainforest. Our favorite part of this home is the outdoor entertaining area. It features a wrap-around patio with access from the living room and all the bedrooms.
The weather is gorgeous so it’s perfect for you to swim in the infinity pool, which was created out of Bali Jade pool tiles. Around the pool, there sun loungers and bar stools. A nearby covered rancho features a BBQ station, an outdoor sink, and two outdoor dining tables with wicker chairs.
This property is secluded yet still near amenities. It’s only a five -minute drive from the coastal highway but you can only access the property with a 4×4 vehicle. This luxury home includes a concrete driveway and lush landscaping.
You’ll find much eco-adventures living right by Playa Matapalo beach. The sandy beach stretches for miles and you’ll hardly ever run into another person. In fact, you’re more likely to spot the local wildlife, such as capuchin monkeys, sloths, and toucans. With its’ warm water all year long, it’s the ideal location for swimming, surfing, and bodyboarding.
There are several eco-adventures beyond the beach as well. Quepos is known for sports fishing. You’ll find many species on the shoreline, including marlin, snapper, yellowfin, and bigeye tuna. In Quepos, there is also one of the prettiest marinas, which houses over 200 boats and features many shops and restaurants. You’re so also minutes from Manuel Antonio National Park or Marino Ballena National Park, two of the most popular ones in Costa Rica.
You see the wave driving in from the north to Quepos. It breaks along the jetty and then into the rivermouth. The left breaks very fast and rides can be 100-200 meters long. It is better at lower tides and it needs a huge swell to work. Best size is chest to head high, but it can hold double overhead surf.
Playitas, or Little Beach, is located about 1 km. walk north from the National Park, just past a 50-foot rock formation offshore. Watch out for rocks sticking out at lower tide. Best time to surf it is either side of high tide. The best size is chest high to one foot overhead. The biggest sets tend to close out, and are overrun with bodyboarders and local surf aficionados.
The beach just to the north of Manuel Antonio Park entrance is a great spot for beginners. An offshore island blocks most of the swell, and it is usually waist high or smaller. The best tide to surf is around high tide. You’ll see lots of surf lessons being given on this stretch of beach, so watch out for flying NSPs and soft tops.
Isla Damas, or Island of Women, does not have any women on it, but offshore has a long right that breaks across the Damas rivermouth. The wave is only accessible by boat, and can break for over 300 meters when the swell is overhead. However, the rip pulling you out to sea is very strong, and the chance of seeing a shark is high.
Playa El Rey is just to the south of Manuel Antonio, but you have to drive all the way around Quepos and then south about 5 kilometers to get there (taking the route to Dominical). It is almost always empty and has very clean surf. As a beach break, when it’s too big it will close out, the best size being chest to 1 foot overhead, better around high tide. It is a favorite for surfers who want to get away from the crowds.