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Recent Cabo Matapalo reviews

  • Magical place, magical people

    "We loved "Tres Palmas"! The wildlife around the property was as good as it gets. The villa offers every configuration of beds/rooms a large group could ask for. The caretakers not only cooked wonderful meals for our group, but they helped us organize some guided hikes and dinners in the neighborhood. Since we were deep in the middle of nowhere, having this kind of help was very useful. We liked the hike through the rainforest down to the beach everyday, and especially enjoyed "pan dulce" beach for its beauty and great community feel. We are still dreaming about our great adventure to this magical place, and planning to come back."
    Guest: harp Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 23, 2014
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  • Beautiful!

    "What an experience! House is amazing. Everything we expected and more. The beach in front of the house is one of the most beautiful beaches I've ever seen. Every day we sat on the beach or in the pool and watched 10+ macaws fly through the trees on the property. Lady's meals were amazing! We'll definitely be back."
    Guest: 4 Friends Traveling Costa Rica Date of Stay: January 2015 Review Submitted: January 30, 2015
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  • Beautiful spot with wonderful assistance by owners

    "We wanted to spend time in CR with our young adult children + their friends. Casa Bambu is a gorgeous location. Lyn advised us on various itinerary choices, and took care of the booking contacts, a service which was in itself worth the price of our lodging. In December, some days were humid, but it was surprisingly tolerable. Casa Linda is beautiful, clean, and well-equipped. Kirk, who happened to be there during our stay, made sure that we got what we needed, from pizza pans to extra clothespins. Macaws regularly snacked in the almond trees. Toucans, togons, hummingbirds, vultures, spider monkeys, squirrel monkeys, capuchins and agoutis made frequent appearances. And those amazing leafcutter ants! Pelicans entertained us at the beach as they dove to fish in synchronized groups of three. The calls of the howler monkeys provided the soundtrack to our stay. William, the caretaker, is a love. He opened coconuts, found us a massage therapist, and he and Kirk even ferried the guys out in a catamaran to meet their deep sea fishing boat. He is also a very knowledgeable nature guide who was patient with us "less-than-in-shape" hikers. We had Leda and Oliva prepare a meal for us. I showed them what we had, and 75 minutes later, they served up a great fish dish with salad and a potato, broccoli and onion medley. Caveat. Others have mentioned that the road from Puerto Jiménez is rough. This is no exaggeration. Anyone arriving from PJ should try to arrive before dark on that first trip. The potholes, rocks, narrow bridges and rivers can be negotiated, but doing it for the first time at night is stressful. Tours? Our outings included a Gulf dolphin tour combined with a visit to Santuario Silvestre. This was a highlight of the trip. We also did the delightful zip-line canopy tour with Eduardo. I would have liked to stop on the way back to visit Finca Kobo, a cocoa plantation on the route, but I also recommend taking Lyn’s advice to not book too many "outings." William can lead you on hikes to waterfalls and birding walks from the property; kayaking and swimming in the gulf is very pleasant. We ate several delicious meals at Martina’s, an easy walk from the house. So much to see and do right in the area, but it's also just a great place to "be.""
    Guest: Amanda Date of Stay: December 2014 Review Submitted: January 3, 2015
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  • Wow

    "My wife and I stayed here for 3 nights as part of our Costa Rica honeymoon. This is a beautiful open-air house with a gorgeous, well-kept property. The house is fully equipped with a kitchen, dining room, sound system, and hammock and couches for relaxing. The upstairs bedroom may be one of the loveliest places I have ever had the joy to wake up in. Wake up early, make some coffee, and go sit on the bench. Just do it. The family was very helpful and it was a joy to get to know them a little bit. Joselito showed us around the property and the differences between the kinds of oranges, lemons, and limes that grow as well as a really cool "miracle fruit" that makes everything on your palate quite sweet. Tato and Eddy are the family's labs that are very friendly and came to check on us a couple times a day and hang out with us. They are truly some sweet dogs and made us feel like we were home. We wish we stayed longer to explore more of the Osa but our trip was short and we really just wanted to relax. This is off the grid a bit and we enjoyed staying off of our electronics. We spent a good amount of time just listening to some of the Putumayo mixes already at the house and cooking food and making juices and smoothies. Elieth cooked us dinner our last night and it was the best meal of our trip. Seriously. Take any casado you have had the whole trip, and Elieth makes it better. More spice, more flavor, homemade tortillas, and leftovers! Jose grew the beans on their farm and they were excellent, even after a week of eating beans and rice. I would recommend this place for anyone and everyone that likes adventure, natural beauty, food, and fun. The bugs were pretty rough in the evening until about 8 or 9:00, but hey, they are pretty rough here in the middle of Missouri as well. The only thing we wished was that the beach in front of and next to the house were more conducive to swimming and laying out. The beach is quite rocky and during high-tide would be quite dangerous to swim in. Playa Tamales is the closest beach to swim and lay out and it is a short drive, though about a 45 min - 1 hour walk. Mark and Phoebe are very helpful and are available to answer any and all of your questions as well as make recommendations for food and adventures. We look forward to a future trip with a bigger group. Cheers, Andrew and Caitlin"
    Guest: Andrew Date of Stay: January 2015 Review Submitted: February 20, 2015
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