Photo of Matapalito Beach with bright fine sand surface © Hugo Diaz Google
Photo of Matapalito Beach with turquoise water surface © Grevin Oliver Sierra Rivera Google
Photo of Matapalito Beach with spacious bay © Sarah Garguier Google
Photo of Matapalito Beach with very clean level of cleanliness © Armando Vargas Google
Photo of Matapalito Beach wild area © Sarah Garguier Google
Photo of Matapalito Beach located in natural area © Olga Gonzalez Google
Photo of Matapalito Beach with bright fine sand surface © Hugo Diaz Google
Photo of Matapalito Beach with turquoise water surface © Grevin Oliver Sierra Rivera Google
Photo of Matapalito Beach with spacious bay © Sarah Garguier Google
Photo of Matapalito Beach with very clean level of cleanliness © Armando Vargas Google
Photo of Matapalito Beach wild area © Sarah Garguier Google
Photo of Matapalito Beach located in natural area © Olga Gonzalez Google
Photo of Matapalito Beach and its beautiful scenery © daniel solis s Google

Matapalito Beach

Matapalo, Costa Rica
Located outside the settlement
Matapalo 2.6 km
Map of beach
Restaurant Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica
8.8 - Excellent 3.1km
Bar Maracuyá Beach Club
9.8 - Exceptional 5.1km
Restaurant La Pescaderia
6 - Pleasant 5.8km
Restaurant Father Rooster's
9 - Excellent 5.8km
Bar Chicos Bar
8.8 - Excellent 7.4km
Bar Bar Restaurante MYN
10 - Exceptional 7.5km
Restaurant The Club at Coco Bay
9.2 - Excellent 7.7km
Restaurant La Caveja
9.2 - Excellent 7.8km
Bar Comprar hielo
10 - Exceptional 7.8km

About

Matapalito Beach is located on the Pacific ocean and it is in the 70th place out of 233 beaches in the Costa Rica region 197.5 km away from its center, the city of San Jose. It is one of the beaches of Matapalo settlement, just 2.6 km from its center. The beach is located in a natural place with very picturesque views, among the mountains. It is partially covered by trees which give natural shade.

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+28 o C +23 o C
Air temperature
4.6 M/S
Wind
+29 o C
Water temperature
0.1 M
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Located outside the settlement
Matapalo 2.6 km
Map of beach
Restaurant Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica
8.8 - Excellent 3.1km
Bar Maracuyá Beach Club
9.8 - Exceptional 5.1km
Restaurant La Pescaderia
6 - Pleasant 5.8km
Restaurant Father Rooster's
9 - Excellent 5.8km
Bar Chicos Bar
8.8 - Excellent 7.4km
Bar Bar Restaurante MYN
10 - Exceptional 7.5km
Restaurant The Club at Coco Bay
9.2 - Excellent 7.7km
Restaurant La Caveja
9.2 - Excellent 7.8km
Bar Comprar hielo
10 - Exceptional 7.8km
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Area

Average rating of nearest beaches is 7.8 (Very good)

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Nearest Beaches

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8.2 Very good
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8.1 Very good
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7.9 Very good
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7.6 Very good
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8 Very good
Playa Celeste
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5.7km
Ocotal Beach
8.2 Very good
Gringo Beach
6.2km
Gringo Beach
6.8 Good

Localities

Matapalo  •  2.6km
San Jose  •  197.5km

Transport

FMG  •  12km
Municipal Bus station  •  26.6km
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Average Reviews rating

7.9 Very good

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Average Reviews rating

7.9 Very good
JL
Jasmine Larkspur
User status Novice Beachgoer
8 Very good

Don't repeat our mistake, or maybe you should. This secluded beach is accessible only by a rugged road that requires a sturdy 4x4. The end of the road leads to a private gate for an upscale hotel, offering breathtaking views that seem almost surreal. We captured some stunning photos that could easily be mistaken for a postcard from paradise. However, we were unable to enter the gate and had to turn back. It appears that some reviewers have mistaken this beach for Playa Matapalo, which is located on the same path as the Rio hotel. Fortunately, we found our way to Playa Matapalo and were rewarded with a stunningly beautiful beach.

1 year ago
LT
Lorenzo Tagliabue.
User status Beach Practitioner
9 Excellent

Nestled in a serene location, this beach is a hidden gem that can be easily accessed on foot from the RIU Palace Resort. Its seclusion guarantees a peaceful retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city, allowing you to unwind and soak up the sun in tranquility. With its pristine waters and soft sands, this beach is the perfect spot to relax and rejuvenate. Whether you're looking to take a dip in the sea or simply lounge on the shore, this beach offers a serene and idyllic escape from the stresses of everyday life.

1 year ago
KA
Kamilah Al-Hassan
User status Novice Beachgoer
2 Very poor

This beach is nothing but a mirage of paradise! The water is eerily calm, making it impossible to enjoy any kind of water activity. The only thing you can do is float and let your mind wander into the abyss of boredom. The only entertainment you'll find here is watching rays and fish jump, which gets old pretty quickly. The natural shade and breezes are the only redeeming qualities of this beach, but they're not enough to make up for the lack of facilities. There's not even a restroom in sight! The only thing worse than the lack of facilities is the abundance of parking, which means that this beach is always crowded with people who are just as disappointed as you are. I wouldn't even give it a one-star rating, but unfortunately, it's already been overrated as a five-star beach.

1 year ago
A
Aiden
User status Novice Beachgoer
3 Poor

This so-called "beautiful" beach in Guanacaste is just another overrated tourist trap. Unless you have a 4x4 vehicle, good luck getting there without spending a fortune on transportation. And even if you do manage to make it, don't expect to have any fun - camping and fires are strictly forbidden. Save yourself the trouble and go somewhere else.

1 year ago