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On the very tip of the Osa Peninsula, along the southwestern Pacific coastline, Cabo Matapalo is a hidden secret that is almost obscured by its jungle surroundings. The small coastal town, known simply as Matapalo by Ticos, seems very subdued in its offering of a handful of restaurants, hotels and eco-lodges, but its prime location serves as an ideal gateway to some of Costa Rica’s richest natural treasures, including Corcovado National Park and more than 100,000 acres of tropical rainforest.

Landlubbers setting out on foot from Cabo Matapalo on trails leading across the surrounding foothills will find themselves immersed in a world of biodiversity, where scarlet macaws, toucans, jaguars, sloths and white-faced capuchins rule the day. To the coast, brown pelicans, herons and multiple species of sea turtles thrive on the town’s adjacent beach, sharing solitude and the Pacific swells with surfers drawn to its optimal conditions.

Off the coast of Cabo Matapalo, Golfo Dulce is a sport fishing enthusiast’s dream, offering an abundance of marlin, sailfish, tuna, wahoo and snapper. For those who prefer to observe aquatic life below the surface, the waters surrounding nearby Isla del Caño offer some of Costa Rica’s best snorkeling and scuba diving opportunities, as well as frequent dolphin and whale sightings.

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