Playa Matapalo, Quepos

4.2
#3 of 9 in Parks in Quepos
Beach Nature / Park
A visit to Playa Matapalo allows you to have a full beach experience with a variety of water activities, from kayaking and jet skiing, to paddleboarding and surfing. Rent a chair, have a cold drink, or unwind and rest you muscles with a massage. Take a walk around the sandy beach to see and purchase souvenirs made by local artisans. If you wish to explore the wider area, try a horseback riding tour with an experienced guide. Add Playa Matapalo and other attractions to your Quepos trip itinerary using our Quepos trip generator.
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  • Beautiful sandy beach night, person on the beach, super quiet. The sea a little strong, excellent for surfers but not top to swim. The happy marcheuresseront of to walk several km.
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  • This is a very nice beach, but is not safe. You will get robbed by one of the locals that do this kind of activity to all the tourists that visit this beach. In stead go to Playa Linda that is the nex...  more »
  • Spent a half day at this beach located south of Manuel Antonio. Very few people made this a quiet place to relax. The town is also very laid back and not as busy as the more popular beaches. The sand ...  more »

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