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“Location, location, location!”
Private jacuzzi with views
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Private jacuzzi with views
Upstairs private balcony with jacuzzi! Upper level sun deck
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Very good
3 reviews
Private jacuzzi with views
Upstairs private balcony with jacuzzi!
Upper level sun deck
Lower level balcony with views
Lower balcony w/view
Free form pool and view of Tamarindo bay
Pool
Incredible views from the Penthouse
Pool and deck area
View from back of complex
Sunset
Deck with Outdoor Eating Area
Jacuzzi on Upstairs Deck
Living Area downstairs
Master Bath downstairs
Open floor plan downstairs
Modern dining area downstairs
Granite kitchen
Dining and kitchen area
Master bedroom
Master Bedroom Upstairs
Upstairs living area
Upstairs living area kitchenette
Upstairs kitchenette
Upstairs 2nd bedroom
Upstairs seating area
Downstairs 2nd bedroom
2nd bedroom downstairs
Master bedroom downstairs
Upstairs master bath
downstairs 2nd bath
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4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 9
Tamarindo, Province of Guanacaste

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henjos
Princeton, New Jersey
1 review
“Location, location, location!”
Reviewed 28 March 2013 for a stay in March 2013

The view from Matapalo was breathtaking. The beach, the El Diria lagoon pool, restaurants and shops (including grocery) were all within close walking distance. Tamarindo is a funky, crazy little town but once you learn the ropes, it has so much charm. It's a great place to surf especially for beginners. The food was amazing in the smaller restaurants (off the main road). While the town is completely disorganized (there seemed to be a complete lack of rules and regulations, i.e. traffic, prices, shop hours, shirts and shoes in restaurants), everything was clean as can be. Based on the lay of the land, as well as the fact that we traveled with 4 teenagers, we could not have made a better choice in Costa Rica than Tamarindo and we could not have chosen a better place to stay than Matapalo. Now for the negatives with #603: the beds were uncomfortable and the sheets, pillows and towels were atrocious. Nubby sheets, lumpy pillows and worn bleach stained towels are so wrong for such a luxury apartment. The kitchen could have been better equipped. There was next to no flatware. Both the w/d and dishwasher did not clean very well. #603 was billed as sleeping 8 but the upstairs is a studio so basically 4 shared one room. If you are one couple with 5 or 6 kids it works well. Two couples with 4 kids does not work as well. This could be fixed by replacing twin beds with a (comfortable) queen or king in the 2nd downstairs room. For such a luxurious apartment it's really a shame not to have the little amenities that you do not want to have to shop for such as a bar of soap or laundry detergent. One other small suggestion. There should be a sun and rock warning in the information sheet. There is a lot about theft, which is not an issue at Matapalo, but tourists should be aware of some of the other Costa Rica dangers. You must wear shirts to surf and total sun block. The burn is bad. No one tells you about the rocks that you cannot see when the tide changes. You must ask a surf instructor on the beach before venturing out. The other tourist beware issue is pricing. Find out first what something should cost and bargain from there. Establish a price before getting in a taxi or booking a tour and compare. A little homework goes a long way. Also check the price of the condo as it seems to fluctuate. It was listed for less online after booking. All and all, no regrets. We look froward to staying in Matapalo again if better sheets and towels and a few more spoons were provided. RPM management was responsive and great to work with.

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Liked best: location
Liked least: the beds
Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
27 Mar 2013
Thank you very much for the review, feedback, and suggestions. We have taken your feedback to heart and there are new linens, pillows, and towels. We are so glad you had a great time and look forward to seeing you again!
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Colorado
Reviewed 7 July 2010 for a stay in June 2010
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Travelling group: Family with young children
Your age range 35-44
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Ocean City, MD
Reviewed 26 February 2010 for a stay in February 2010
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