Matapalo Beach Costa Rica

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Location: between Zapotal and Pez Vela beaches in Guanacaste, Costa Rica.
GPS Coordenates: 10.529164,-85.751638 (10°31’44.99″N, 85°45’05.90″W)
District: Sardinal, canton: Carrillo, province: Guanacaste.
Zone postal code: 50503.

Matapalo Beach Costa Rica is a beautiful white sanded beach with turquoise waters, rich in vegetation and natural beauty, located in the province of Guanacaste. Is the ideal place to enjoy a great vacation either resting and relaxing on the beautiful large beach, or for those seeking a little more adrenaline, doing some water sports like diving, snorkeling, fishing or taking a sunset cruise on the Pacific waters.

Matapalo Beach also features a variety of land activities such as ATV, horseback riding, hiking, as well as discovering its volcanic areas and natural sanctuaries by its proximity to several national parks.

Getting to Matapalo beach in Guanacaste:

From San José

Drive north to Puntarenas and then follow the Pan’American highway until you reach Liberia. There, turn right and continue for 8 km (5 miles), pass the DO IT Center and take the next exit to Sardinal on your right. Once in Sardinal continue on this road for about 15 km (9 miles) following the RIU Hotel signs, the public entrance to the beach is after the hotel, on your right, to better understand it’s location, we recommend clicking the link below to our map with directions. This route requires a total of 4 to 5 hours from San José.

From Daniel Oduber International Airport (LIR)

Drive south to Santa Cruz , pass the DO IT Center and take the next exit to Sardinal on your right. Once in Sardinal continue on this road for about 15 km (9 miles) following the RIU Hotel signs, the public entrance to the beach is after the hotel, on your right, to better understand it’s location, we recommend clicking the link below to our map with directions. This route requires a total of 4 to 5 hours from San José.

By bus

There are no buses to Matapalo beach, however you can take a bus from the route San José – Liberia, which takes about 5 hours (Pulmitan Liberia, 2222-1650 / 26663818) and then take another bus Liberia – Sardinal (La Pampa, 2665-5891 / 2686-7245). From Sardinal you should take a taxi or walk about 15 km (9 miles) to Matapalo beach. The other option is to take a taxi or drive from Liberia to Matapalo beach, the drive is about 30 km (18 miles).

By plane:

You can also take a flight from the Juan Santamaria Airport to the Daniel Oduber airport at Liberia, either with Sansa or Nature Air airlines every day. From here you can rent a car and drive or take a taxi to Matapalo beach, which takes about 1 hour.

Address map: Click here to view directions from Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO), Alajuela, Costa Rica TO Matapalo beach in Guanacaste, Costa Rica at Google Maps

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