- 1 bedrooms
- 1 bathrooms
- Sleeps 6
Description from the owner
Located in an area of Costa Rica known world wide for the diversity of it's flora and fauna, The Osa Penninsula.
Zona Verde (Green Zone) as our home on The Osa Peninsula is known, is a two story tropical home located just a few steps from and directly in front of the Matapalo surf break, in the small rainforest community known as Lower Matapalo situated on the Golfo Dulce (Sweet Gulf). As all homes in this area are, we are off the grid, relying on solar for all of our electric needs but with a small back up generator if the need should arise. Zona Verde has one large bedroom (400 square feet) with 3 queen sized beds upstairs, whic...Read more
Intimate home in front of Matapalo surf break
Cabo Matapalo, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
Additional Location Information
The neighborhood of Lower Matapalo consists of a variety of private homes and eco-lodges which are all essentially located on the one unpaved road that winds through the forest parallel to the coast. It is common to find either in the water surfing or while hiking people from all over the world who have made their way to this remote gem, and along with the incredible displays of nature you will see daily make this truly a magical spot.
While at Zona Verde, you do not have to leave to see much of the wildlife the area is known for. Our large native trees attract the ever grazing Monkeys and Birds, so you can be as laid back or as intrepid a nature lover as you choose to be. Surfing is also a major attraction for the area with surf spots for all skill levels within walking distance. Surf fishing is an activity enjoyed by many of the locals and can be quite productive for the patient angler with Snook (Robalo) and Snapper (Pargo) often caught right out front, or at many of the other beaches.
There are daily flights to Puerto Jimenez the closest town to Cabo Matapalo on two commercial airlines from San Jose. Nature Air and Sansa are both good and reliable. Their schedules, fares, and restrictions can be found on line. Driving time to Cabo Matapalo from San Jose is approximately 6 hours by way of the Coastal Highway, and over the last few years the roads have greatly improved with only the small stretch in Lower Matapalo itself reminiscent of what it used to be like. Rainy season may require four wheel drive on this small stretch of road in Lower Matapalo. Inquire from us as to the current road status. There are cargo / taxis (pickups with benches) that can bring you, your belongings and groceries to Matapalo from Puerto Jimenez which is approximately a 30 minute trip, or there is the Collectivo a small bus service often used by the locals that will bring you to within a 20 minute walk from Zona Verde. Additionally cars can be rented in Puerto Jimenez if the 6 hour drive from San Jose isn't an option. There is adequate parking at Zona Verde if you should choose to rent a vehicle.
Given the remote location there are no stores for supplies in Matapalo. All of those items would need to be purchased in Puerto Jimenez. Additional supplies can be delivered to the house for a fee via taxi, our caretakers can provide all the information regarding the arrangements for these deliveries.
More About This Location
Beach or lakeside relaxation, Warm winter getaways
Last updated on July 26, 2014
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- Cleaning fee | $25 per stay
- Damage deposit | $250
- Fees for additional guests may apply.
Additional notes from the owner
The $25. daily fee for over four guests does not apply if the additional guests are children 12 or under and are members of the family renting Zona Verde.
- Ceiling Fans
- Linens Provided
- Towels Provided
Phone / Internet
- Internet Access
- Ocean or water views
- Stove or Oven
- Balcony or terrace
- Pet friendly - no
- Smoking allowed - no
- Suitable for children - yes
- Suitable for the elderly - no
- Wheelchair accessible - no
- 1200 square feet