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"Fabulous slice of paradise in the rain forest ..Unbelievable adventure....Beautiful sunsets, monkey fun...swinging by and the "Private Beach" was Awesome...everything at our fingertips...lounging on the beach sipping our drinks. Kayaks & bogie boards too...Hiking trails to the beach were a lot of fun & great views of Pacific.Can't wait to go back."
Guest: Mary Rose H.Date of Stay: October 2014Review Submitted: November 9, 2014
"Stayed for a week with 5 friends. Couldn't ask for more beautiful views! The house is lovely - the photos do not do it justice - but we spent almost every waking moment outside. The area is definitely worth the drive from the airport, with tons to explore nearby, and the pool was perfect for afternoons hanging out at the house! The spacious property is great for a big group, giving everyone room to do their own thing if desired. Definitely recommend!!"
Guest: KBDate of Stay: January 2015Review Submitted: March 10, 2015
"My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed Matapalo and our time at Ron's Beach Bungalow. The website's description of the property is spot-on, but doesn't do justice to the in-person experience - you gotta live it to really appreciate it. The beach is a quick scamper from the bungalow and was basically all our's day and night. Ron is a stellar host who knows Costa Rica very well. The neighbors and their dogs are super chill and friendly too.
The affordable nightly rate of the bungalow comes with numerous perks, including an on-site tourism information center (Ron!). Upon our arrival, he informed us of all the right spots for food and adventures and we enjoyed all of his recommendations. Matapalo is a quiet little village with great restaurants and convenient markets for groceries and other odds and ends.
The more populated (and touristy) surf town of Dominical is only ten minutes down the main road if that's more your vibe. Dominical has a conveniently located bank for money exchange (which we frequented) and great stores, and bars/restaurants, like Tortilla Flats (also frequented).
Ron set us up with some of his surfboards, boogy boards and a white water rafting excursion down the Rio Savegre, which is only a few minutes away and an amazing experience. He also put some bananas out on his property so the monkeys would come by and give us a show, highly entertaining. Ron provided some great directions to many other great spots in the mountains nearby and for our more lengthy venture to the Poas Volcano (also really cool).
In sum, Ron's Slice of Paradise gives you the whole pie, amigos. We enjoyed the privacy and tranquility of the beach, the amazing surf and beautiful sunsets. His Beach Bungalow was perfecto for a couple of lovebirds (wink wink) celebrating their 1-year anniversary.
Needless to say, we highly recommend this property to anyone who appreciates nature, culture, seclusion, great food, and hospitality. Thanks for everything, Ron!
Mike and Britni"
Guest: Mike M.Date of Stay: May 2015Review Submitted: June 11, 2015
"The driveway is a bit steep but the pay off is the view. Beautiful view of the ocean and surrounding jungle. We heard the Howler Monkeys on our first day and that was just the start. We had white-face capuchin monkeys, squirrell monkeys and toucans all around us and we didn't even have to leave the deck! You can walk to a number of restaurants. Our favorite was Claro Que Si Seafood Restaurant. We did a guided walk in the park, well worth paying for a guide, you will see things with a guide that you would never see on your own. The beach in the park is a bit crowded but very nice. I wish we could have stayed longer."
Guest: Ann M.Date of Stay: March 2015Review Submitted: April 9, 2015