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Escape to a tropical paradise at this Polynesian-themed treetop getaway. Whether you're celebrating a honeymoon or enjoying a get-away-from-it-all vacation, this romantic casa features a balcony with jungle and beach views, comfortable hammocks, an in-room refrigerator, spring-fed dipping pool, and a shared, outdoor kitchen complete with gas burners, a sink, dishes, and a wood-fueled brick oven.
What's nearby: Walk down to the neighboring beach, or visit one of several other beaches up and down the coast. If you're experienced surfers, the waters around the toe of the Osa Peninsula are sure to offer plenty of thrills. Head out on a guided tour of the jungle where you'll spot native monkeys, anteaters, macaws, and maybe even a Costa Rican jaguar or two. This region also offers opportunities for fishing, cycling, jungle zip-lining, and white water rafting. And for delicious meals, be sure to visit Buena Esperanza, located just a little over two miles up the coast.
Things to know: Free WiFi
You must be 18 years or older to rent this property.
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Katherine M.Mar 2020
This was our second visit to Casa Contiki and it was as if we had never left. Carlos is an unreal care taker that has always led us in the right direction. This is the secret gem of Matapalo and can't wait to return!
James S.Jan 2020
This place was great. Very serene. Right on the beach. Absolutely not quiet due to the abundant wildlife!! Macaws everywhere, Coati came by daily, and were not shy. Howlers and other monkeys were always in the trees, tons of critters in the tide pools.
Caretaker Carlos was a super nice guy and very helpful - but also gave us plenty of space.
Felt perfectly safe, everything was very clean.
This place is for the more adventurous travelers - internet was there, but very slow at times. Better bring what you need, as town is an hour away. There are 2 bars / restaurants within about 3 KM - but anticipate cooking most of your meals in the outdoor kitchen. The kitchen was well provisioned for utensils and a few spices.
We had a great few days, hope to do it again in the future. Thanks for sharing this special spot with us, will never forget the trip.
Joseph C.Jan 2020
Richard B.Jan 2020
Not only is this place beautiful but Carlos was always there to answer any questions and hand us a coconut off the tree to drink.
Mindy .Jan 2019
Casa Kontiki exceeded expectations! Neither words nor pictures can do this place justice. The birds, the beach, and the scenery kept us endlessly entertained. We are already planning our next trip to the Osa and would not want to stay anywhere else!
Josie R.Dec 2018
What a beautiful place! We loved our stay here... woke up to toucans singing every morning and saw macaws and monkeys every day as well. The beach out front is gorgeous, and there is a great swimming beach just a quick walk down the road as well as a lovely waterfall a quick walk up the road. Be sure to bring groceries in with you if you’d like to take advantage of the outdoor kitchen. And you will want to, as otherwise meal options are a bit limited close by. Be aware that the last bit of the road getting to the house is a quite a challenge and you will definitely need 4WD! Carlos, the caretaker, was super helpful and attentive throughout our stay. We can’t wait to come back!
Caitlyn B.Apr 2018
So, I went over this property again again questioning everything. Like was there a shower? Is it private? Is there a fridge? The owners were SO great at answering me, and very quickly. I made a bad move and chose a place at similar price range with an indoor kitchen thinking it would be more private for my morning tea. One night there and i begged to move here, and the owners worked so hard to get this place ready in a moments notice for us!First impression. Wow! It is like a little Polynesian hut that you would find in Tahiti over the water...but in the jungle :)The caretaker, Ever and his wife, were there prepping it for our stay when i got there early to drop my bags off. They are SO nice and accommodating. Cleaned every day for us and included super cute little touches that made it really romantic and beautiful to come back to every day.It’s definitely private. Open air but no one is around and the bathroom is to die for! The little water fall pools are gorgeous and the shower is so peaceful to use in that beautiful setting. One word to describe, peaceful. If you want somewhere to have a romantic experience, this is it. Not kid friendly and not really for someone that isn’t comfortable with their partner with the bathroom directly behind the sleeping area, but I LOVED everything about it.The beach below is referred to as “the crack” it’s not a swimming beach, that being said, it’s one of the most spiritually powerful beaches i visited in a Matapalo. Sitting there in the mornings and evenings was a magical experience. You will find clarity. The beach just a few minutes down the road was really great for sunbathing/surfing and Pan dulce or backwash more at the beginning of Matapalo road are best for swimming and beginner surfing. All is walkable and i did it often. 4 wheel drive is a must or at least not a car, you’ll bottom out over the rocks on Matapalo road.Thank you so much for sharing this amazing piece of paradise!!!
Andy E.Mar 2018
We enjoyed the space, and the caretakers who live just down the hill were extremely welcoming. They even helped us in setting up a trip to Corcovado, and assisted with food purchases, for which we were very grateful. The drive to the end of Matapalo Beach Road definitely requires a 4X4. Once you arrive, it is its own paradise. The bedroom is an open air thatched roof space perched atop a small hill, with an adjacent bathroom / outdoor shower. The open element kitchen is situated down below. We didn't use it, but it looked to be fully functioning and well-stocked with table & chairs to enjoy a meal. If you plan to use the kitchen, I would suggest stocking up on your groceries beforehand in Puerto Jimenez. Overall, we found the nearby beaches to be gorgeous, loved seeing the wildlife and making our way to Carate and ultimately exploring Corcovado.
Emlyn A.Mar 2018
What an amazing place to stay. When we arrived we couldn't believe how lucky we were to have found this place at such short notice. The Thatched bamboo room situated entirely on its own in such beautiful surroundings, with its own bathing pool and outside kitchen. it couldn't have been more perfect and the rates seemed very fair indeed compared to others around the same area.The young couple looking after the place were so lovely and made us feel welcome straight away.The only downside for us was that we didn't book it for longer.If you want a relaxing time away, surrounded by beautiful forests, amazing wildlife and A grade point break then this is the place to stay.Next time i'll be booking for a lot longer :-)Thank you so Much :-)