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Cabo Matapalo, Your private resort, ALL Amenities, Tours, Guides,Inclusive Food

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Space 8,500 sq. ft.
Property type resort
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Villa, 5 Bedrooms w/Loft, 4.5 Baths, (12 Beds-Sleeps 20 Comfortably) 8500 sf

Osa Peninsula, as National Geographic put it, is one of the most biologically intense places on earth, we have your perfect private 8500 sf Villa Estate, that sits on 25 acres of Primary Rain-Forest. Tres Palmas Costa Rica, Villa has a personal chef and kitchen staff to cook all or some of your meals, you choose the menu. A full time, onsite Masseuse is always available for a relaxing Massage or Spa Treatment anytime you want it, from the comfort of your suite or patio. The Pacific Ocean stretches out to the horizon, In the distance, one can see the tip of Panama across the Gulfo Dulce. Behind you are hundreds of acres of primary forest teeming with wildlife. Below are magnificent beaches with some of the best fishing and surfing the world has to offer. It's only a short hike down our path.

Built over 300 feet above the sea, Tres Palmas catches the cooling tropical breezes coming in from the Gulfo Dulce and Pacific Ocean. The sound of the surf rolling in the distance, scarlet macaws calling to their mates, while howler monkeys cavort overhead, lull you into a sense of harmony with nature. In the midst of this spectacular setting, a secluded luxury, exotic house has been built in a Modern Spanish style under the massive palm thatched roof. This keeps the temperature cool in the day and at night even in summer time, with the ocean breezes, and nestled into the rainforest.

The area was once home to the Brunca Indians that settled in southern Costa Rica and the western part of Panama. Pieces of native pottery can be found by those that care to look. The Indians considered this a holy place and many who stay here find a spiritual peace that is quite uplifting.

Our property is home to all four types of monkeys, hundreds of bird species including toucans and scarlet macaws, sloth, iguana, anteaters, and a myriad of other animal species. Plant specimens are varied and abundant. This magical place offers the rare opportunity to experience nature at its most spectacular and unspoiled.

Keywords: Villa, Rental Home, Exotic Home, Rainforest Home, Retreat, mini Lodge, Boutique Lodge

More Details

Brad Shenko, Property Manager>Booking/Tour Agent
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018

About Brad Shenko, Property Manager>Booking/Tour Agent

I'm an oceanfront restaurant owner living in Cocoa Beach, Florida. I love to fish and surf, so the property in the Matapalo area of Costa Rica made a lot of sense for me and my family.

Brad Shenko, Property Manager>Booking/Tour Agent purchased this resort in 1989

Why Brad Shenko, Property Manager>Booking/Tour Agent chose Cantón Golfito

It's one of the most biodiverse places on earth with lots of exotic animals and birds to observe. The fishing, diving and surfing are world class. Inquire about last minute discounts, and dates within 20 days of arrival, ask Brad


What makes this resort unique

Peace and tranquility when you want it - lots to do when you desire that. We except last minute bookings if your in the area, check our calendar if open, come on, we cater to all your needs...

Guestbook comments from the owner



Perfect paradise in every way imaginable !!

Left on Feb 15, 2016 for a stay in Jan 2016

Just returned from a 14 night stay at Tres Palmas. Group of 16 that consisted of 4 families of 2 adults and 2 children (There were 6 girls 8-11 and one 14 years of age plus one boy 10 years of age). We drove ourselves from SJO. 4x4's are an absolute necessity for the trip to/from Puerto Jimenez. We enjoyed this part of the adventure ! The sleeping arrangements: The two, two bedroom Cabinas slept 2 of our families, whilst the loft slept 4 of the more adventurous girls with their parents sleeping in the two other one bedroom Cabinas. Perfect for our group in all respects ! The cabinas are very well appointed and comfortable with bathrooms with outdoor showers and fans. The huge thatch roof covered main living area is absolutely stunning, needing to be seen to be believed yet so very practical: A loft area that sleeps 4 very comfortably (could sleep 6), with a 1/2 bath below for those in the loft. The kitchen has everything needed for a large group. Huge pantry, large chest freezer, large chest fridge, multiple coolers for beverages. The multiple lounging/living areas were very comfortable and allowed our group to congregate together or spread out as desired. Hammock was used always, two large tables for playing games or for dining, several areas with couches for relaxing, reading or napping were enjoyed as well. A perfect place to "hide" from the sun and catch the breezes during the day and take a siesta or hang out when the sun went down. The deck area is huge, offering indescribable, postcard views of the gulf and surrounding property. Watch the sun rise, enjoy the daily shows that the Toucans, Green Parrots and Scarlet Macaws put on a show every morning and evening. Catch the full power of the near equatorial sunshine during the day, take an outdoor shower then slide into the infinity pool to cool off. The kids and adults spent countless hours in both areas during the early morning, all day and into each evening. Simply perfect. We chose to have the property caretakers (Marvin and his wonderful family) shop for, prepare and perform clean up for our breakfast and supper meals. This was one of the best decisions we could have made for the group as everyone raved about the quality of the food and the service. Pizza in the outdoor stone fireplace was one highlight, grilled tenderloin and seafood on the outdoor grill another. Guacamole and chips every nigh
Jan 2016
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Cantón Golfito Resort Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • resort
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 8500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 9:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Telescope
  • Tiled Stove
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 20 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • King size beds (2) One in each bedroom of the main Rancho, Queen size Beds (2) In the master in each cabin, Double Beds (4) One in the second bedroom of each cabin and two in the loft, Twin or Single Beds (4) One in the second bedroom of each cabin two in the loft, Child Beds (2) Fold out cots for young children, Baby Cribs (1) Pack an Play., Bunk Beds (2)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Housekeeper
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Open Air Living area, Screened bedrooms, Direct TV with music channels, WiFi Satellite Internet, Full Kitchen including a commercial stove, Freezer, Linens and Towels provided, Gas And Charcoal Grill BBQ, Wood fired pizza oven


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AMAZING!!! 10/10

  • 5 of 5

Been to Costa over 15x over the pass 2 decades. This was the best place I have ever stayed. The housekeepers were awesome ! The food is incredible the view the wildlife 10/10 !!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Guestbook Comment

  • 5 of 5


A Memorable Trip

The trip from Puerto Jimenez (12 miles or a 45 minutes drive) to Tres Palmas was like a fairly tale drive through thick tropical forest and lush vegetation running down from the mountains and touching the ocean to our left. Birds and wildlife were abundant, but there was a noticeable lack of traffic, road signs, power lines and people. Perfect!

Along the way we quartered the Gulfo Dulce and at times came to open cattle pastures with majestic views of tubing waves breaking at point breaks in the distance.

Once we reached the entrance to Tres Palmas the fun really began! The drive up and down the 1 mile road was steep and exciting! The size of the trees towering all around us was incredible and we could hear and see howling monkeys. My immediate thoughts were, “We've found paradise!” But the best was yet to come. The Tres Palmas property overlooks Cabo Matapalo. The vista is downright breathtaking. I've never witnessed a more moving perspective in all of Costa Rica!

The amazing thing about this area is that there are so many amazing things to do and see. Within a walking distance you can experience world class surfing, hiking, wildlife, beach combing, fishing and much more.

The accommodations and food were all 5 star class.

This was my fifth multi-week trip to Costa Rica and hands down because of our visit to Tres Palmas it will be always the most memorable and exciting.

Captain Rodney Smith

Coastal Angler Magazine

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2006
  • Stayed: February 2006
  • Source: HomeAway
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Your own private Eden. Really.

  • 5 of 5

Tres Palmas is truly exceptional. For those who care about these things, the quality of the construction, the finishes, and landscaping of this property were absolutely first-class. We spent a good deal of time admiring the enormous thatched roof and never ascended or descended the driveway on foot or by vehicle without shaking our heads in wonder that someone constructed that acutely steep path. Nota bene: do not rent an undersized vehicle -- follow the guidelines outlined on the website, you'll be very glad you did.

It's true that Tres Palmas is very luxurious, but also extremely comfortable and welcoming with gracious spaces for large groups. We were 9 people, but you could accommodate 16+ with no trouble. The staff were lovely, our meals were terrific, and we felt like we were living in our own private Eden. Really.

A pair of yellow-headed caracaras (affectionately named Mercedes and Groucho) were raising young in a palm tree on the lawn and used the stunning infinity pool as their own. They perched and had a drink, and were clearly not afraid of the nuisance humans sipping gins and rums and so on.

Our group did leave Tres Palmas to take in other activities -- day and night hikes, kayaking, a boat tour, a turtle patrol -- but we were always so happy to return to Tres Palmas for rest or exploration. The driveway itself was an incredible place to birdwatch, or look for reptiles, mammals, insects and more. And then there are the stairs down to the Matapalo Beach Road -- we counted about 400 -- where you will encounter birds of course, but also troops of monkeys going about their business. Lucky for us, almost every troop we encountered had tiny babies and witnessing the interaction with their mothers and siblings was completely captivating.

Once down on the Matapalo Beach Road there was lots going on. Gorgeous beaches all along, a little waterfall at the end of the road, a few lodges where where you can stop in for a drink, and visitors and locals to chat with.

Each of the sleeping areas have gorgeous outdoor showers. It was one of my favourite things to step out and rinse off the sand and salt and see what creatures might be in there with me or who might be flying over. Amazing.

There's so much more to tell you, but honestly, Tres Palmas was such a wonderful experience I almost hate to share it. You will not be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Portland, OR

10/10 - everything was perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Everything about this place was amazing. Just read the other reviews - I won't repeat it all here! The rooms, the staff, the wildlife - everything was better than described.

We were a family of 12 from age 6 - 75 and everyone had a wonderful time!! My only concern is that you will rent it during the week we want to come back!

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Victoria BC

Fabulous home.

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Tres Palmas was too short time we will stay a week!

The photos don't do this house is a stunner and the staff were wonderful. This was our 4th visit to the Matapalo area and by far the best.

I have never seen so many toucans which are my favourite of all birds.

Thank You Brad and George we had a wonderful stay.

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
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Great option on the Osa

  • 5 of 5

We had a great experience at Tres Palmas. Beautiful location, great accommodations, and all the amenities you need for a memorable beach/jungle vacation. We were a party of eight- all family members ranging from young adults to grandma. Brad, the property manager works with you to arrange flights, car rentals, excursions and meals. This was our second trip to the Osa this year and we will be back again, I am sure. So much natural beauty, so many animals, such a welcoming place! And Tres Palmas is a perfect base from which to launch your daily adventures! In fact, just getting there is an adventure. We cannot wait to come back.

  • Submitted: Dec 22, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
14 Miles
Puerto Jimenez, 30 min drive
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Our's inside the Rancho, 3 others near.
Nearest Motorway
40 Miles
Interpanamerican Hwy 2 to 245
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Martinas (Buenas Esperanzas)
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Matapalo Beach, Backwash Bay Beach, Pan Dulce
Car: recommended

Private Estate Property, Luxury Vacation Home Rental, Tres Palmas Costa Rica. The house sleeps 20 guests comfortably, all amenities of any local resort, Spa Treatments, Yoga Instruction, 25 acres of your own private Rain-Forest. Full service cooking and cleaning service, with gourmet meals. A long list of activities to include World Class Sport Fishing, Dolphin/Whale Watching Tours, Zip-Line Canopy tours, Horseback riding, Waterfall Repelling, Tree climbing, Surfing Lessons, Corcovado Hiking, Bird Watching, Night Hiking. Our manager Brad Shenko, can arrange all your tours, rental cars, in country Flights, Food, Spa, Yoga. Please see our website at, for more info about our one of a kind property., call for discounts 321-266-2714 Brad


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee/Admin Fee $200
Tax Rate 5.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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