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Recent Cabo Matapalo reviews

  • Quiet Paradise

    "My boyfriend and I stayed for a week in April at Kris' place. The cabin was clean and perfect! It had everything we needed to have a comfortable stay while in Zancudo. The screened in patio was my fave! hammocks and fans, an our door table. PERFECT! I was covered in bug bites by the time we got here so that was a nice way to spend time reading outside and not get eaten alive. The beach is steps away and the sand and water are beautiful. Kris has bikes you can use to get around town, there is only one road so that is all you need. She helped us arrange horseback riding trips, wildlife rescue trips and joined us for dinner one evening at our request because she was just so lovely. Kris made us feel right at home, from introducing us to her friends to inviting us to community yoga and setting me up with one lady to rent paddle boards to do a sunrise dolphin tour. We loved everything about our time in Zancudo, it is very, very relaxed here so don't show up prepared to cram a lot in every day. Bring a book, or borrow one from the lending library in the cabin, get a massage, listen to birds and meet the neighbours. We can't wait to go back!"
    Guest: ashley h. Date of Stay: April 2016 Review Submitted: August 26, 2016
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  • Things that make you go hmmm

    "After spending the last three years exploring C.R with my extended family it was time to hit the Osa. I have had Life's a Wave on my radar for years. Here is what I found..... 1.THE HOUSE&PROPERTY... Are beautiful!! The house is set up perfectly for our group of 7. We never got in each others way and the house was very comfortable. The wood in C.R is beautiful and this house shows you that. The dining room table especially. The beds are all very comfortable and the fans did there job to keep most of us cool at night. We did have a fan break on us and it was never replaced so that was a bit of a bummer. You are in the jungle so it very hot and humid and once the sun goes down so does the breeze. My only complaint is the light over the table. It is very low so during our nightly game of hearts you are fighting the bugs. Maybe get a higher light with a fan? That would have made our nights a lot more comfortable. My daily walks around the property revealed something new almost daily. Lastly, the pool is awesome. Great for lounging around and watching the Macaw's do their thing. 2. THE BEACH...This was a big disappointment for our family. We are not a surfing family but we love the beach. I was under the impression that this was a surfing/swimming beach. It is Not. It is a surfing beach only. I use the word beach loosely as it is made up mostly of big piles of rocks with a few slivers of sand. It is however a very beautiful beach. The waves are huge and awesome and the views are simply breathtaking. There are a few other beaches nearby but I would say you need to be a very strong swimmer to use them as the rip tide is very strong. We did find lots of critters in the tide pools so that was fun for me and the kids. If you are looking for a beach to take a stroll, take a swim, and head back to pool this is not your beach. Playa Platanares is what you a looking for. 3. THE WILDLIFE.... Is good. We did see all four types of monkeys, a sloth, a basilisk lizard, and lots and lots of birds. The Macaw's steal the show. They are present every day and very fun to watch zip through the trees and devour the almonds. We didn't see any ground animals. I think all the neighborhood dogs keep them away for the most part. All and all a great nature experience. 4. OTHER NOTES... The animal rescue center is worth the trip. Carol is an amazing women with so much passion for wildlife. And sweetie pie will melt your heart. NOTE: The waterfalls are dry during the dry season."
    Guest: zachary t. Date of Stay: February 2016 Review Submitted: March 1, 2016
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  • Unfaltering Hospitality!

    "Melanie and Kim, Thank you again for sharing your beautiful home with me and mike and showing us how to be Osapiens for the past 10 days. Between the hurricane and the boa, it will be a vacation to remember. But even more memorable will be your unfaltering hospitality. What a treat to get to know you, Kim, and the family of Casa Dos Rios. We love the hotel in Alejuela...thank you for the arrangement. Gracias!!! Terrie & Mike"
    Guest: Terrie A. Date of Stay: November 2016 Review Submitted: December 2, 2016
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  • What an adventure!

    "We were so excited when we arrived at Casa Bambu, the house was open and waiting for us. Spider monkeys were there to great us. Just getting to the house is an adventure, crossing rivers and streams, but the directions given were great. Kirk, the property owner provided us with so much helpful information, even helped us save money on a car rental. The house location is amazing, steps from the beach. I wasn't expecting to be able to see the ocean from the house so that was a great surprise. The house is open to outdoors, we saw monkeys and macaws in the yard. During our stay, we experienced unusual torrential rains. We were told it hadn't rained this hard in many years, even during the rainy season. We were unable to visit Corcavado with William, our guide and Casa's property caretaker due to the weather but we did go on an amazing waterfall hike with him. So much fun! I can't say enough good things about Kirk and William during our stay. They went far beyond what we would have ever expected in helping us during the storm, keeping us posted on the current weather conditions, offering advice about the roads and helping us make changes to our travel arrangements. William is an excellent guide with so much knowledge about the area and the animals. Make sure to have a meal prepared for you during your stay. We enjoyed an amazing dinner of Arroz con Pollo. We loved our adventure ar Casa Bambu and look forward to staying there again."
    Guest: Olga H. Date of Stay: November 2016 Review Submitted: November 28, 2016
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