Destination guide

Why people love visiting charming Matapalo

The beaches and other outdoor surroundings create an inviting atmosphere in Matapalo. Travellers appreciate the restaurants in this romantic city. Conchal Beach and Flamingo Beach are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. Are you looking for specific amenities for your getaway? Many of our holiday rentals feature full kitchens and laundry facilities.


Sightseeing in and around Matapalo

Are you searching for top things to see and do in the area? Venture out of your holiday home and experience everything that makes Matapalo a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. Here are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Monkey Park (5.8 mi / 9.4 km)
  • Hacienda Pinilla Golf Course (8 mi / 12.8 km)
  • Haras del Mar Equestrian Center (14.7 mi / 23.6 km)
  • Papagayo Golf and Country Club (15 mi / 24.1 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Matapalo

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to take in the scenery, Matapalo is a great place to get out in nature. These are a few of the area's most stunning features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Conchal Beach (2.6 mi / 4.2 km)
  • Flamingo Beach (5.1 mi / 8.1 km)
  • Coco Beach (15.3 mi / 24.5 km)
  • Playa Brasilito (3.2 mi / 5.1 km)
  • Las Baulas de Guanacaste National Marine Park (3.6 mi / 5.7 km)
  • Ventanas Beach (3.6 mi / 5.8 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Matapalo

The nearest airport is in Liberia (LIR-Daniel Oduber Intl.), located 24.5 mi (39.5 km) from the city centre.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Matapalo?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Matapalo:

  • Marbella: 23 holiday homes
  • Ladera del Mar: 244 holiday homes
  • Playa Grande Estates: 445 holiday homes
  • Coco Sunset Hills: 196 holiday homes
  • Junquillal: 57 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Matapalo?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Matapalo. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • WAYRA Institute of Spanish: 1,572 holiday lettings
  • Flamingo Beach: 1,289 holiday lettings
  • Marina Papagayo: 1,117 holiday lettings
  • Hidden Garden Art Gallery: 1,107 holiday lettings
  • Avellana Beach: 1,441 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Matapalo listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Matapalo?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 399 Houses in Matapalo. Our other popular types of Matapalo holiday rentals include:

  • Flats: 553 self catering accommodations
  • Villas: 211 self catering accommodations
  • Cabins: 17 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Matapalo?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 1,043 holiday homes with pool available in Matapalo. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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