|Space||850 sq. ft.|
|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Welcome to Slice Of Paradise, We can accommodate up to 7 people total with our 2 bungalows. We have a studio bungalow for 2 people, and a large 2 story bungalow that will sleep up to 5 people that has 1&1/2 bathrooms, one large bedroom w/ a king & queen size beds, this bungalow also has sleeping accommodations (a couch/trendle bed) that makes into a single bed in the downstairs living room. Both bungalows have A.C. & fully equipped kitchens including coffee makers and bean grinders, toasters, blenders, full size refrigerator, a stove, and all the dishes and cooking utensils you will need for meals. The 2 story large bungalow has a balcony off the upstairs bedroom that has a spectacular view of the jungle mountain and green meadow directly behind it that's full of tropical bird life and wildlife.
Slice of Paradise is located on one of the most beautiful and pristine beaches in Costa Rica. There is an abundance of wildlife here including , monkeys that visit us daily, sloths, toucans, parrots, iguanas, and endless species of tropical birds for bird-watching.
Our lush tropical gardens are a beauty to behold and we have several tropical fruit trees as well. We have an amazing selection of orchids, pink and red ginger and birds of paradise to name just a few. If you would like to see Mother Nature at her finest Slice of Paradise is the place for you, it will be like having a private beach completely to yourself, you can beach walk for miles on this velvety sand beach and will never step on a rock and will see just a few locals fishing by only using a hand line. When you go for a long beach walk you never have to worry about finding your way back because you can simply follow your own foot steps in the sand that will lead you back to Slice Of Paradise.
Being located only 25km south of Manuel Antonio National Park and 13km north of Dominical, Slice of Paradise is centrally located to all the best things Costa Rica has to offer. You could never stay at Slice Of Paradise and have enough days to do the things you would like to do or see here, there is just to much beauty to take in here on Playa Matapalo and the surrounding area. Be sure to catch the sunsets every evening on the beach, everyone on this small beach always congregates on the beach in the evening to watch the beautiful sunsets that we get every day. They're a thing of beauty and don't forget to take your camera with you
Keywords: Manuel Antonio National Park, bungalows, full kitchens, Air Conditioning., private beach, wildlife, Dominical, Playa Matapalo, sunsets, monkeys, tropical birds
Ron's bungalow is located about 20 min south of Quepos and Manuel Antonio and about 20 mins north of Dominical. It is located in the small town of Matapalo (laid back and relaxed). The bungalow has a full kitchen with most everything you need to prepare meals. It has two window AC units (one upstairs and one down) which is more than enough to cool the bungalow. The view from the balcony off the bedroom upstairs is a grass pasture and mountains as a backdrop. We saw birds, butterflies and iguanas on a daily basis. The monkeys came for the bananas Ron bought and hung between his house and the bungalow. It was an amazing experience...They would spend 30 minutes or more jumping from tree to tree and from house to tree gathering and eating the bananas. There were probably 15-30 monkeys each time. Simply amazing and a great experience. Ron has built a huge gazebo which contains a few hammocks and lounging chairs. While lounging one day we had a neighbors cow come up and say hi. The beach is across a small dirt road with easy access...It takes about 1 min to walk there. The beach and the dark sand was incredible. The beach was nearly empty everyday (4-6 people in sight). We saw maybe 20 people at once during a sunset, other than that you have a few miles in either direction of vacant beach. The dark sand is the finest and most soft I have ever seen (I have been to Hawaii, Honduras, Mexico, Cayman, Jamaica). Everyday was beautiful and sunny. The location is perfect for someone who wants to relax and not be in a touristy area, yet the tourist areas are only a short drive away. We rented a car in San Jose and had no issues the entire time we were there. Ron is a great host, he has been there a long time and knows where to go to see whatever Costa Rica has to offer.
What a real slice of paradise we had in Ron's bungalows .
We used the surf and the body board and it was so nice !!
The monkeys , the beach, the waves, the birds , the sunset, everything was there to make that moment unforgettable .
This bungalow was perfect for my family of four (two of which were teen agers). We had plenty of space for everyone to sleep, live and move about with out getting on each other's nerves too much. But it was cozy enough that we had some good family time. There are many fruit trees on the property and much wildlife right outside the door. I loved the sloth and the monkeys, but was also fascinated with the leaf-cutter ants.
Ron let us use the surf boards (if you need lessons, have Ron call Choco and he'll get you up and surfing in just a few tries!) and bicycles which was handy. We could ride the bikes to the store, to Peter's for breakfast, and also to the Guava Lodge to watch the soccer game on TV. (Yeah, there's no TV in the bungalow, but who goes to Costa Rica to watch TV?)It was a great place to stay for our family, and with the surf boards and bikes thrown in, it was a fantastic value.
If I were going to Playa Matapalo again, I'd stay here without hesitation. (PS- Make sure you go eat at Peter's at least once. It's where the dirt road makes a 90* turn to the left and is just on the right after you get on the paved road, with an open-air dining area and nice landscaping. Fantastic cook - we ate 3 of 4 breakfasts here and dinner, too.)
My husband Bruce and I reserved our place of stay in Playa Matapalo a few months before our arrival, and we were not disappointed. Ron the owner of the Slice of Paradise provided everything we needed, and he even was our guide for one day while kayaking the Savegre River and into the jungle. We met some wonderful people during our stay in the Matapalo and Dominical area. It was sad to leave Costa Rica but we will surely return next year we hope!
My fiance and I stayed with Ron for 4 days, and everything was perfect. We changed our dates and Ron bent over backwards to help it all come together. This place is right across the street from the amazing beach, but it is a little walk to get to a store or restaurant. Over all, I will probably be back to stay again if my travels bring me that way again. He bought a giant bunch of bananas and we got a free monkey show from the back deck for a couple evenings. :) Wifi works from the deck of main house, but not from bungalow. Not a huge deal. Very well kept and you can tell he loves his home and showing his guests his slice of paradise. Sunsets alone are worth staying here for.
We arrived at Slice of Paradise early evening and we were happily greeted by Ron and he got us quickly settled in. We had driven quite a ways from El Castillio and we were both tired and hungry. Ron suggested a great seafood restaurant near by and that did not disappoint! There is also a small soda right around the corner run by a German couple that served a very nice dinner. Lots of wildlife, beautiful beaches that were not crowded, national park right down the street and tranquil sunsets. I'm sure there are many tours within reasonable driving distances but for us this part of the trip was for pure relaxation and that's exactly what we did. Pura Vida Ron & thank you again for your hospitality.
Slice of Paradise provides beach cruiser bicycles, boogie boards, Surf Boards, Kayaks, reclining Beach lounges, beach Umbrella's, large Beach Towels, and WiFi at no additional charge.
We have white face monkeys that visit us daily on our property and from the 2nd story balcony of the main house you are at eye to eye level, up close & personal for great pictures of the daily monkey show, this is where the WiFi is located and is excellent entertainment to say the least while using the internet in the early morning hours while enjoying a cup of fresh Costs Rician coffee and relaxing in our hammocks looking out over the canopy of the back yard.
For Manuel Antonio National Park visitors, the park is an easy 25 min. drive to the north from your bungalow to all the attractions and there are many 5 star restaurants as well as tipical Costa Rician dining and gift shops. Matapalo has one of finest Sea Food Restaurants in the entire area called The Happy Lobster, also Guva Lodge is within walking distance, just down the beach & around the corner from your bungalow and is a favorite local dining spot of our guest. Dominical is located less than 15 min. south of Matapalo and is a favorite for souvenir shopping, surfing, and dining for a taste of tipical tico cruisine, there also is an excellent Thai restaurant in Dominical.
We work directly with all the local tour companies in the area and have all the information on any tour you would like to do and have all the daily times of operation. We can do all your tour reservations for you with one quick phone call while staying at Slice Of Paradise, some of these are... canopy zip lining on the newest, longest , & fastest zipline in the area, one of the ziplines is over 3/4 of a mile long and reaching speeds of 30 to 35 MPH, white water rafting down a wild jungle river, horseback riding on Matapalo beach, a sunset cruise with dolphin/ whale watching & a snorkeling booze cruise all combined in one tour on a 80 ft. catamaran includes all you can drink & a fresh grilled fish dinner, jungle waterfalls, a tropical beach with caves to explore , kayaking down a local jungle river & through the mangroves, a jungle river cruise down the Sierpe river to Cano Island w/scuba diving or snorkeling/ dolphin & whale watching with a mangrove tour all combined in one tour.
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest|