Playa Matapalo, Quepos

#3 of 10 in Parks in Quepos
Beach · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
A visit to Playa Matapalo allows you to have a full beach experience with a variety of water activities, from kayaking and jet skiing, to paddleboarding and surfing. Rent a chair, have a cold drink, or unwind and rest you muscles with a massage. Take a walk around the sandy beach to see and purchase souvenirs made by local artisans. If you wish to explore the wider area, try a horseback riding tour with an experienced guide. To visit Playa Matapalo and other attractions in Quepos, use our Quepos route planner.
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  • One of our favorite beaches ever! Endless views, waves, sloths in the trees, super quiet... Be careful of rip tides, we spent hours in the water but could feel the current pulling us. Were shocked...  more »
  • I have spent many a vacation here. Almost no nightlife unless you bring it with you.There are too many sloths, monkeys, toucans, iguanas and other wildlife to see (unless you love nature.) It's a...  more »

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