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Recent Cabo Matapalo reviews

  • BEST HOUSE ON THE OSA - MAGICAL AND LUXURIOUS!!!!

    "Hello fellow travelers!!! My fiancee and I were fortunate enough to have found Life's a Wave a few years ago. We fell SO in love with the house that we went back for ten days the following year, and then when we got engaged a few months later, we both knew exactly where we wanted to get married - our "happy place" on the Osa peninsula! Lara and Bill graciously opened their house to us this February for our ceremony on the beach in front of their house. We stayed at the house with 4 of our best friends and then 50 of our closest family and friends joined us on the Osa (taking over most of the other houses on the peninsula) for a week of wedding celebrations and pure bliss!!! Life's a Wave is the most special house that we've ever experienced. The rooms are spacious, the grounds are immaculate, the views are unbelievable, and the amenities are endless! The care takers, Lady and Olman will cook the most AMAZING meals and they go above and beyond to make you feel at home. Waking up to the sounds of waves and the jungle, taking a private outdoor shower while watching the scarlet macaws and monkeys, drinking Costa Rican coffee on the deck in the morning while reading a good book, or dipping in the pool and ocean are all a part of the unforgettable experiences that you will have at Life's a Wave. Not to mention - the surfing, hiking, sailing, massages, and checking out Martina's, the local bar with delicious food and cocktails! The Osa has this wonderful rustic quality, and the house feels SO luxurious. The balance is spectacular - beyond words! We plan to come back to visit Life's a Wave every year for as long as we possibly can - It truly is magical. We highly recommend that you experience the stay at this wonderful home. We could not have done our wedding without the help of Lara - she is so generous, helpful, and she was SUCH a great resource for all of our guests' travel and logistics. She is amazing, her and Bill's house is beyond words amazing. Do yourself a favor, stay at Life's a Wave and explore the Osa Peninsula - Costa Rica's last frontier!!!! Cheers, Becky and Ian Armstrong"
    Guest: Becky B. Date of Stay: February 2015 Review Submitted: April 13, 2015
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  • We highly recommend Casa Dos Rios!

    "We just returned from our vacation stay at Casa Dos Rios. What a wonderful place to stay while we explored this beautiful part of Costa Rica! Melanie and Kim have a beautiful home. They were very helpful with all arrangements -- everything from answering our many questions, to having a few things in the refrigerator for us when we arrived, to setting up our car rental and rainforest tour with Brian. We enjoyed our time relaxing at the Casa, seeing monkeys in the yard, hearing the Howler monkeys at night, watching the ocean tides go in and out. We recommend taking a sailboat tour with Kim and Melanie. What a wonderful way to see the Golfo Dulce. We were lucky enough to have a dolphin follow us on our way in. We also recommend the rainforest tour with Brian and visiting some of the really gorgeous nearby beaches, such as Playa Matapalo (the waves can be big though). For dining, so nice to have Martina's just a short walk away. We also enjoyed our dinner at Encanta la Vida. If you wish to see this beautiful part of Costa Rica and see amazing wildlife, we highly recommend you stay at Casa Dos Rios!"
    Guest: Barb Date of Stay: February 2015 Review Submitted: February 25, 2015
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  • AMAZING EXPERIENCE!

    "I have been to Cabo Matapalo 6 times and have stayed at many lovely places, but Casa Osa Marmaris is my favorite! First of all, let me talk about the people. As you know, that can make all the difference. Ximena is so professional, organized, responsive, and helpful with all of the little details as I was hosting a Wellness Adventures Retreat and there were more details than usual. The caretakers, Isaac and Desiree are the absolute best! They welcome you with Costa Rican hospitality and you truly feel taken care of the entire time. Desiree is an amazing chef and prepared the most delicious, healthy, and fresh Costa Rican dishes that we could have ever asked for. I really enjoyed practicing my Spanish as Desiree was also practicing her English. We communicated perfectly and she always had such a warming friendly smile on her face! So, let me try to explain and capture the feeling of the house. Imagine beautiful turquoise blue ocean right in front of you, the sounds of the waves crashing, and since the Casa sits up a little higher, AMAZING ocean breezes and rainforest all around you. Listen to the sounds of scarlet macaws, toucans, and howler monkeys, all while doing Yoga or receiving a therapeutic massage under an open air thatch roof gorgeous house with indigenous hardwood floors. We were up for a spectacular sunrise every morning as we just couldn’t bear to miss it and we were greeted by dolphins a couple of times too! The separate unit concept is brilliant. You can retreat to your own bungalow and have your own space with the same fantastic view, or you can hang out in the main house and lounge in the comfortable furniture. Combine that with the fact that this house is situated right in the middle of one of the most biodiverse places in the world…..paradise! You feel as though you are in a zoo, but you have the privilege of seeing all the animals in their natural habitat. 4 types of monkeys, 3 toed sloths, largest population of scarlet macaws, toucans, hummingbirds, etc. This is where the rainforest comes right up to the ocean, so there will be many times when you are on one of the many deserted beaches, and you will be greeted by scarlet macaws, hawks, and monkeys. It is so stunning that it took a while for the members of my retreat to absorb it all! Experience of a lifetime!!"
    Guest: Ann L. Date of Stay: January 2015 Review Submitted: February 26, 2015
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  • Delightful

    "The sound of the surf, turtle laying eggs on the beach, very relaxing."
    Guest: David Date of Stay: February 2015 Review Submitted: April 9, 2015
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