Embark on an unforgettable beach escape at Playa Matapalo, nestled along the stunning Guanacaste "Gold Coast" of Costa Rica. This secluded paradise is situated within a half-moon bay, adorned with a long sandy beach and surrounded by gently rolling hills and lush green mountains. What makes it even more appealing is its mere 40-minute drive from Liberia International Airport (LIR).
The Riu Palace and Riu Guanacaste hotels offer a plethora of activities to delight every visitor. Indulge in culinary delights at various restaurants, ranging from buffets to fine dining, and sip on specialty tropical drinks at numerous bars. On-site activities cater to all family members, including multiple pools with diverse vibes, a gym, table tennis, volleyball, tennis, a luxurious spa, live entertainment, and various water-based activities.
Playa Matapalo also serves as a gateway to some of Guanacaste's most desirable adventure destinations. The Diamante Eco Adventure Park, known for combining nature and active adventure, is a habitat for all four of Costa Rica's monkey species, featuring a butterfly garden, hummingbirds, an aviary with exotic birds, a reptile lagoon, and more. The park also offers thrilling experiences such as ATV tours, horseback rides, and a top-rated zip-line for the adventure enthusiasts.
Water sports enthusiasts will find a haven at Playa Matapalo, with the presence of the international PADI 5 Star Dive and Water Sports Center, ScubaCaribe. A variety of aquatic activities, including scuba trips, snorkeling excursions, sunset tours, Jet Ski rentals/tours, stand-up paddleboarding, kayaking, and paddle boats, are available to accommodate all ages and skill levels.
For nature lovers, the nearby Marino las Baulas de Guanacaste National Park, spanning 445 hectares, is a crucial sea turtle nesting site. Home to the endangered Leatherback Turtles, these giants travel around 3,700 miles to mate and lay their eggs from November to April. The park also shelters mangrove estuaries, swamps, and coastline, providing a haven for diverse bird species and indigenous animals. Lomas del Mar Development is the home to most of Playa Matapalo's residential homes perched on the mountains overlooking the bay. Playa Matapalo real estate requests are weekly for people looking for a quieter lifestyle on 1 1/4 acre lots.
For added excitement, a quick water taxi ride to the vibrant beach town of Playas del Coco offers shopping and diverse dining and entertainment experiences. Playa Matapalo stands as the epitome of a memorable vacation destination, inviting you to come and enjoy its beauty and adventure!
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