Discover a selection of 40 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 $137 per night, and houses and villas are popular options for a stay in Cabo Matapalo. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
AsyncDestinationUrgency
Top rated rentals — Cabo Matapalo
AsyncDestinationInfographic
AsyncDestinationInfographic
AsyncDestinationInfographic
AsyncDestinationInfographic
AsyncExploreBookEnjoy
AsyncExploreBookEnjoy
AsyncExploreBookEnjoy
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 Jiménez (PJM), which is 10.3 mi (16.6 km) away.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Cabo Matapalo?

Whether you're looking for an intimate escape for you and your sweetheart or someplace spacious to fit family and friends, you'll find some top vacation rentals in and around Cabo Matapalo. Here are a couple to get you thinking:

  • Around 1 mile from the center of Cabo Matapalo, you'll find it hard to resist Secluded Treetop Home With Solar Panels. It has 1 bedroom and handy features including a beach view and towels.
  • Alternatively, make yourself comfortable at Casa Piña, Bamboo Rainforest Beach House. Around 1 mile from the heart of Cabo Matapalo, it has 3 bedrooms and features a highchair and beach sun loungers.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect Cabo Matapalo vacation rental for you.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in or near Cabo Matapalo?

There's nothing better than a quick trip to blow away the cobwebs. Pack your overnight bag and take five at one of these appealing weekend getaways in and around Cabo Matapalo:

  • Surfers Paradise On Playa Sombrero is a top option around 2 miles north of the center of Cabo Matapalo. You'll never have to go far to find an unforgettable experience around this escape. Get out and visit Blanca Beach and Playa Sirena. Activities like nearby whale-watching activities and internet services will add a nice touch to your mini getaway.
  • Alternatively, enjoy some downtime at Casa Bella Beach House Wifi Pool A. Approximately 9 miles north of Cabo Matapalo, activities around here include nearby ecotour services and coffee and tea making facilities. More interested in sightseeing? Find time for La Tarde Wildlife Area and Playa San Josecito.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Cabo Matapalo?

Nothing says "I love you" like a romantic weekend together. If you'd like to spend a couple of relaxing nights away with your significant other, we've got some romantic getaways in and around Cabo Matapalo that will whisk you off your feet:

  • Slip away on Friday for a couple of nights of passion at Secluded Treetop Home With Solar Panels. Located approximately 1 mile from Cabo Matapalo, this place comes with lots of nice touches, like a beach and a water view.
  • Casa Piña, Bamboo Rainforest Beach House is another wonderful option that's sure to impress. It's around 1 mile from Cabo Matapalo and comes with beach sun loungers and daily housekeeping services.

What's the best place to stay if you're looking to rent a house for a weekend in or near Cabo Matapalo?

If spending time by the sea is your idea of the ideal weekend escape, look no further than Golfito. It's around 19 miles northeast of Cabo Matapalo and where you'll find Playa Cacao.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in or near Cabo Matapalo?

Sneak a look at these large group vacation rentals in or near Cabo Matapalo and forget about leaving anyone off your guest list:

  • You'll have loads of space to move around at Luxury Home, Rain Forest, Beaches. Around 0.1 miles southwest of Cabo Matapalo, this welcoming property has 4 bedrooms sleeping up to 20 guests. It comes with a host of amenities, including towels and cable/satellite TV services.
  • 4 Bedroom, 2 Bath, 7 Level Treehouse Near Corcovado National Park is another option that'll fit the whole crew. It's around 14 miles to the northwest of Cabo Matapalo, has 4 bedrooms and sleeps up to 14 guests. A fridge and an oven are among the things designed to make your visit even more comfortable.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in or near Cabo Matapalo?

Having access to a pool is always a bonus when you're on vacation, especially if you're taking the kids. Stay, play and splash the days away at one of these houses with a pool in or near Cabo Matapalo:

  • Make every day a pool day at Casa Piña, Bamboo Rainforest Beach House. A fridge and a kitchen are some of the other amenities that help make this place so appealing.
  • Alternatively, stay at Casa Bambu, Bamboo Rainforest Beach House and spend lazy days poolside. A garden and a fridge are other things your fam will love about this vacation home.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in or near Cabo Matapalo?

The first phase of any great family trip is searching for the ideal place to stay. Whether you're organizing a break with the kids or a multi-generational getaway with relatives, Vrbo has large family vacation rentals in and around Cabo Matapalo with plenty of space for everyone. Here are a couple of popular options worth considering:

  • Approximately 9 miles north of Cabo Matapalo, Casa Bella Beach House Wifi Pool A has 3 bedrooms that sleep as many as 8 guests. Some amenities here include nearby birdwatching activities and an electric kettle.
  • Alternatively, escape with your crew to Osa Peninsula - Carate - Corcovado National Park. It's about 11 miles to the west of Cabo Matapalo, has 3 bedrooms and can accommodate up to 8 guests. Handy amenities here include a porch and coffee and tea making facilities.

If you're eager to visit some family-friendly attractions nearby, Puerto Jimenez Pier is a fun day out for all ages.

Are there one-bedroom vacation rentals in or near Cabo Matapalo?

There sure are. You'll find many one-bedroom vacation rentals in or near Cabo Matapalo. If you only need a small space, one of these properties might be just the thing:

  • Check out Secluded Treetop Home With Solar Panels, a fantastic centrally located one-bedroom vacation property. A nearby beach and a stovetop are available for use here.
  • Surfers Paradise On Playa Sombrero is another comfy one-bedroom escape also not far from the center. When you're not out and about seeing the area's top sights, take advantage of an ocean view and internet services.

What are the best three-bedroom vacation rentals in or near Cabo Matapalo?

Three-bedroom rentals in or near Cabo Matapalo give you space and freedom to enjoy your vacation. Take a peek at some of the options available here:

  • Book a few nights at Casa Piña, Bamboo Rainforest Beach House. Offering amenities including a barbecue grill and beach sun loungers, this roomy property will make you all feel right at home.
  • Casa Bambu, Bamboo Rainforest Beach House is another superb getaway that features three bedrooms. A stovetop and massage treatments are just some of the things that will help make your visit more comfortable and enjoyable.