A Cabo Matapalo beach and rainforest retreat
ENJOY THE PRIVACY AND NATURAL BEAUTY OF FOUR GORGEOUS ACRES OF VIRGIN COSTA RICAN COASTAL RAINFOREST WITH OCEAN BEACH FRONTAGE AND RAINFOREST RIGHT AT YOUR DOORSTEP IN REMOTE CABO MATAPALO. PART OF AN ONGOING REFORESTATION PROJECT OF INDIAN ALMOND TREES AND THE FIRST SOLAR POWERED HOUSES IN REMOTE CABO MATAPALO, "KAPU" RANCHO ALMENDROS IS A NATURE LOVER'S PARADISE.
IN TWO HOUSES, THERE ARE COMPLETE KITCHENS WITH REFRIGERATION, PRIVATE BATHS WITH OUTDOOR SHOWERS, SOLAR ELECTRIC LIGHTING WITH BEDROOM FANS FOR 8-10 GUESTS. THERE ARE ALSO 3 MORE DOUBLE CABINAS WHICH INCLUDE 2 DOUBLE TENT PLATFORMS IN THE FOREST.
TWO MEAL PLANS AVAILABLE:
1. "HOUSEKEEPING" PLAN (where you have a kitchen to prepare your own meals) AND
2. "MEALS INCLUDED" PLAN (where we prepare you 3 delicious meals per day).
A TRUE "ON THE BEACH" LOCATION WITH THE SOUNDS OF THE OCEAN WAVES BREAKING OUT FRONT, NIGHT AND DAY. EXCELLENT KAYAKING, NATURE WALKS, BIRDING, HORSEBACK RIDING, WITH WORLD CLASS SURFING AND SNORKELING AVAILABLE LOCALLY. DELICIOUS FRUITS AND VEGETABLE ARE ORGANICALLY GROWN ON THE PROPERTY. ADVANCED BOOKING IS REQUIRED.
|Jan 01 2013||Dec 31 2013||$70||$70||$420||-||3 nights|
|Lodging tax: included|
|Deposits: 10-20% mail in reservation deposit (or PayPal) depending on which meal plan selected.|
|Payment Options: Money Order, Cashier's Check, PayPal|
|Other Fees: Rates are based on per person/night for double occupancy, that is, $140/night for 1-2 persons with all meals included. Balance payment not due until arrival|
Osa Vida, 500 meters away
Encanta la Vida, 1 km. away, dinners only
Buena Esperanza, 3 km. away
Lapa Rios, 3 km. away, reservations only
Highly qualified nature guides with tours live next door.
February 10, 2010
wow i can not belive that not every one in the world knows about this place i slayed at john h's pace kapu right on monapalo most beautiful dog on place youll ever see john is so nice and the sights you will see it is phonomal this is a perfect getaway i thik kapu is also called almond ranch but in spanish he is bilingual so it is cool the surf is as they say way gnarly this is as prefect getaway
January 11, 2008
We had a great time in Matapalo. john was a great host and cook. The beach is absolutely stunning. I definately recommend this to anybody looking for a special experience. This type of place is not for those looking for all of the amenities of a hotel, but are looking for a unique "in the jungle" experience.
I just wanted to say that we had thoroughly wonderful time last week at
Kapu. John was responsible for a lot of it. His great attitude, kindness,
way he managed the place, and above all the cooking was First Class. It's a
lovely place and John made it a very pleasant experience. We also enjoyed a
half day hike/tree climb with Andy & Terrie from Everyday Adventures. Many
of the people who live in Matapalo were so helpful and very fun. So, thank
you for our time at your vacation home. We hope to return again some day.
Hopefully John will still be there too.
I've been there numerous times in recent years and took my son two years ago
when he was only nine. We stayed two weeks and he didn't want to leave when
the time came.
I surf a lot and spend most of my energy and time doing that when I'm down
there. But there's plenty of other things to do instead! The hiking,
horsebacking or just exploring. Just stepping out the front door can be
exciting with all the wildlife and plants everywhere. And I really mean
that!!! It's not unsafe by any means it's just so natural.
The area the Rancho is located in is absolutely a piece of paradise and is
probably more beautiful then you've been told or even can imagine. I'm not
trying to make anything sound any better then it is, I just want to make sure
you KNOW this is a special spot.
Franklyn is and has always been completely honest and upfront with me in all
of our business dealings. I would give him a solid reference and trust him
with any kind of business dealings or with any information he may give you
about the Rancho. He's a great guy and loves the place dearly. He wouldn't
want it to bring you or anyone else anything but happiness.
I know this may be a little short but if you'd like to call me and talk more
in depth about any questions you may have please feel free to.
Now I want to go back!!!! Ha!
Dear Irene and Franklyn,
It has already been several weeks that we got back from your
place on the beautiful Osa Peninsula!
Missing the wonderful jungle and the abundant world of the
animals we got caught up in way too much work and business
travels. However, we treasure the memories and keep nourishing
the dream of at least part time living in Costa Rica.
Thank you so much for the beautiful setting that you created
Almut & Rhett Hatfield
I wanted to thank you for our trip to Kapu. My wife and I had an incredible time for our honeymoon. I have passed on the info to many friends that are interested in staying with you especially after seeing our photos and hearing our stories. Please pass on special thanks to Joey from us. He made our trip. He organized hiking tours, a boat trip, secret surf beaches for us, etc. His cooking was world class. He was a workaholic. His interest in our comfort and security was obvious. He also fixed my surfboard for free (which was very important being the only board I had with me). We'll be back next year.
Scott and Renee Oswald
I just wanted to write and thank you for Kapu. I think it's safe to say the
4 of us had one of the greatest weeks of our lives. Long live Kapu!! John
Hannegan and Sonia made our stay as pleasant as could be. John is a
tremendous asset for Kapu, making us feel welcome from the minute we
arrived. His meals were delicious and his advice on surf priceless. He was
friendly, funny, and incredibly helpful. Kapu was always secure, clean, and
stocked w/supplies. Sonia is a wonderful cook and very friendly. We loved
having her around.
I think it's safe to say, we will be returning to Kapu someday. Hopefully
that day will come soon. Thank you again, Franklyn, for letting us stay at
Kapu, a very special and secure place.