Discover a selection of 48 vacation rentals in Cabo Matapalo, Puerto Jiménez that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including swimming pools and private pools. Prices start at $118 per night, and houses and cabins are popular options for a stay in Cabo Matapalo. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Jump into the jungle and take a walk on the wild side

Set on the tip of the Osa Peninsula, with the Golfo Dulce (or Sweet Gulf) to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west, Cabo Matapalo is a village hidden by rain forests and framed by beautifully untouched beaches. Visitors come here to be dazzled by tropical wildlife and local flora, from palm trees and mangroves to macaws and spider monkeys. Most Cabo Matapalo vacation rentals are surrounded by greenery and peace and quiet, unless you count the pitter-patter of ocelot feet as noise. Pack a raincoat and get ready for a jungle adventure.

Things to do

Majestic waterfalls and mysterious artifacts

The attractions that draw most visitors to Cabo Matapalo are the natural ones. On the southern tip of the village is the King Louis Waterfall. You can reach it via a stream running from Matapalo beach and enjoy 90 feet of rushing water. More natural wonders are nearby at the Golfo Dulce Forest Reserve and Parque Nacional Corcovado. When a hankering for civilization proves too much for you, head a couple hours north to Sitio Museo Finca 6. The archeological site and museum feature artifacts of the Diquis people, who lived here from 300 BCE to 1500 CE.

Weather

A little fall of rain can hardly hurt you now

November to late April is the dry season in Costa Rica and the ideal time to book a Cabo Matapalo vacation rental. The area is so remote that even during high season, you won't find high-season crowds. Temperatures hover around the 70s, 80s, and 90s, but remember that the weather can change quicker than a jaguar can disappear into the forest. Come prepared with rain gear and a layer or two if you plan to explore the mountains. The rainy season lives up to its name from September through November, and wet weather lovers can score a bargain.

Natural features

Macaws and monkeys and margays (oh my!) in Matapalo

The rainforest, coastline, and fascinating animal species of the Osa Peninsula make any Cabo Matapalo vacation rental a gateway to awe-inspiring nature scenes. You'll notice bright red macaws sailing overhead, or say hello to brown pelicans and herons near the beach. The area's most famous natural attraction, the Parque Nacional Corcovado, is just 1.5 hours north. This vast tropical paradise is home to jaguars, pumas, and the adorable spotted margay, as well as tapirs, harpy eagles, and the endangered giant anteater. You'll also find all four species of Costa Rican monkey peeking through the leaves.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Cabo Matapalo

Fly into Golfito (GLF), the closest airport, located 19.6 mi (31.5 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could also fly into Puerto Jimenez (PJM), which is 10.3 mi (16.6 km) away.

How many vacation rentals are available around Cabo Matapalo, Puerto Jiménez?

Our 2022 property listings offer a large selection of 48 vacation rentals around Cabo Matapalo. From 41 house rentals to 3 cabin rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

Can I rent Houses in Cabo Matapalo?

Yes, of course. Vrbo has 41 Houses in Cabo Matapalo. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Cabo Matapalo include:

  • Cabins: 3 rentals available
  • Villas: 6 rentals available
  • Cottages: 3 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Cabo Matapalo?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 24 vacation rentals with pool available in Cabo Matapalo. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.