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Roca Dura is a remote beachfront property spanning over twenty acres on the Southern tip of Costa Rica’s Osa Peninsula. Located at the end of the road in Cabo Matapalo, you are sure to enjoy maximum privacy during your stay in this secluded jungle paradise. The property boarders Matapalo Beach then stretches across a section of lush tropical gardens and backs up to a mountainside draping with the rainforests canopy. The house is situated at the base of the mountainside, featuring gardens views with the sound of the waves crashing nearby.
Roca Dura can accommodate up to 10 people, making it the ideal vacation home for families, groups of friends, or small retreats. The main floor has an open floor plan consisting of a fully equipped kitchen and dinning area. Just off the dining area are two bedrooms, each with a double bed. There is also a large bathroom, with a hot water shower on the main floor. The windows on the main floor are screened in. The second floor has an open air design that allows the breeze off the mountain to pass through during the night. There are two separate sleeping areas, one with a double bed and the other with four single beds. There is also a half bath with toilet and sink on this level.
While staying at Roca Dura you will enjoy an off the grid experience. A small solar system powers the lights, fans, and fridge. There is a small inverter for charging electronics (standard US 110 outlet). The water supply, which is drinkable, comes from a nearby spring.
Cabo Matapalo, known by the locals as simply Matapalo, is a small community located 15 km South on a bumpy dirt road from the town of Puerto Jimenez. The area consists of a scattering of eco-lodges and rental homes with one local bar. There are no banks or grocery stores, so make sure to stock up in Puerto Jimenez before heading out. Over the years Matapalo has become a surf destination. It borders a beach along the Pacific Ocean that routinely ushers in large swells. There are several areas to surf, with waves that vary in difficulty. The abundant wildlife also makes this area popular among travelers. Four species of monkeys, scarlet macaws, toucans, sloths, agouties, and coatimundis are just a small sample of the wildlife that one sees on a regular basis. Matapalo is where travelers go to be at one with nature and find ultimate relaxation.
The pristine rainforests and rugged natural beauty of the Osa Peninsula make this region among the most beautiful areas in Costa Rica. Declared one of the most biologically intense places on earth by National Geographic Magazine, the Osa Peninsula has become the premier eco-tourism destination in the country. The Osa Peninsula is a secluded nature wonderland, playing home to many of the country’s rare and endangered animal and bird species, including squirrel monkeys, jaguars, and other forest cats. With a large chunk of the peninsula forming the Corcovado National Park, this area has the single largest expanse of a lowland tropical rainforest in Central America and is one of the tallest rainforests in the world. The area hosts more than 375 bird species, a fourth of Costa Rica's tree species and more than 4000-5000 vascular plant species, many of which are found nowhere else on earth. The rain forest is made up of 700 tree species — the greatest diversity of tree species in all of Central America.
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The Osa Peninsula and Gulfo Dulce offer a variety of activities that will allow you to get up close and personal with nature. Adventure seekers will also find plenty of tours that will keep their adrenaline pumping. Here's a list of some of the tours offered in the area:
Nature Hikes (either in the surrounding area or to Corcovado National Park)
Deep sea fishing
If you're looking for a more relaxing experience, yoga, massage and spa are also offered in the area.
Nearest Airport and Ferry: Puerto Jimenez 12 Miles
Nearest Barpub: Buena Esperanza 1,5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant: Encanta La Vida 0,5 Miles
Nearest Beach: Playa Matalo 5 Metres