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Top 10 Hotels in Matapala

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4.5 out of 5
Playa Matapalo- Sardinal, Carrillo, El Ocotal, Guanacaste
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4.3/5Excellent! (1,080 reviews)

"Stayed at RIU Guanacaste 5 yrs ago. Wanted to try out the Palace on this trip. Food was okay, quality and display was excellent, but food lacked flavor. Service was incredible. Stay clear of the “casino”."…"

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2019

Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica - All Inclusive
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4 out of 5
Sardinal de Carrillo, Playa Matapalo, El Ocotal, Guanacaste
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4/5Very Good! (1,729 reviews)

"likes:Very clean, big on recycling, staff very accommodating & friendly . food was excellent lots of choice. ( Italian restaurant the best) Plenty of adventure activities near by. Dislike:All pillows on the bed were lumpy & very hard, Bath tub very dangerous on getting in & out ( left with 3 bruises),take ..."…"

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2019

Riu Guanacaste - All Inclusive
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3.5 out of 5
Playa Potrero, Potrero, Guanacaste
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$91/night
Sep 22 - Sep 23
4.4/5Wonderful! (487 reviews)

"Amazing place, love the pool and the front beach. Small hotel with a lot of nature around which makes it great. I’ll definitely come back. Towards the VIP benefit, I didn’t feel it as the only was a 10% off the restaurant’s menu. Other places an upgrade is offered"…"

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2019

Bahia del Sol Beach Front Boutique Hotel
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3.5 out of 5
Flamingo Beach, Playa Flamingo, Guanacaste
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$149/night
Sep 18 - Sep 19
4.2/5Excellent! (990 reviews)

"Very friendly staff and very clean place. Everyone went above and beyond our expectations and it was even better than we had hoped for."…"

Reviewed on Sep 4, 2019

Margaritaville Beach Resort Playa Flamingo
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4 out of 5
Tamarindo Beach, Tamarindo, Guanacaste
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$170/night
Sep 18 - Sep 19
4.1/5Very Good! (1,543 reviews)

"The hotel is very well positioned, staff very friendly and room is nice and very clean. No surprises during our stay. I would recommend the place for a family vacation."…"

Reviewed on Sep 3, 2019

Hotel Tamarindo Diria Beach Resort
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Lomas del Mar, Matapala, Guanacaste
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4/5Very Good! (1 review)
Beautiful views.

"Four friends and my wife and I rented Villa Congas for a two week stay in February 2018. The accommodations were ideal for us as there were three separate bedrooms (one of which was essentially a standalone unit with its own kitchenette). The rooms were spacious, the beds were comfortable and the ..."…"

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2018

Secluded Vacation Getaway
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3.5 out of 5
4km East Riu Guanacaste, Matapala, Guanacaste
$490/night
Sep 20 - Sep 21
Kasiiya Papagayo
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4 out of 5
Playa Manzanillo Bahia Culebra, Papagayo
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$305/night
Sep 18 - Sep 19
4.2/5Excellent! (196 reviews)

"Awesome staff and property! Errol, Kenneth, Henry, Sonia, and everyone else was fabulous!"…"

Reviewed on Sep 6, 2019

Planet Hollywood Beach Resort Costa Rica - All Inclusive
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5 out of 5
Reserva Conchal, Cabo Velas, Guanacaste
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$212/night
Oct 1 - Oct 2
4.6/5Wonderful! (30 reviews)

"Location is amazing. Hotel beautiful. Transportation service inside superb, willing to go out of their way to comply with your every wish. Personally did not like the food , and think even for a W it was way to expensive. As a Costarican I know the cost of our fruit and meats etc. and felt prices ..."…"

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2019

W Costa Rica - Reserva Conchal
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Visiting Matapala

Visitors can enjoy all that Matapala has to offer including the beaches, restaurants, and sporting events. Around the area, top sights include Coco Beach, Flamingo Beach, and Hermosa Bay Beach.

  • There are 855 hotels and other accommodations in the surrounding area
  • The closest major airport is in Liberia (LIR-Daniel Oduber Intl.), 17 mi (27.4 km) from the city center

Sightseeing and Staying in Matapala

Coco Beach, Flamingo Beach, and Hermosa Bay Beach are some of the notable places to visit in the surrounding region. Additionally, you'll find Conchal Beach in the area.

As you plan your vacation to Matapala, the perfect accommodation may not be in the heart of the city but you'll find 424 hotels and lodging options locally. Here are places to stay within 5 miles of the city center.

  • Riu Guanacaste - All Inclusive is 2.1 mi (3.3 km) from the city's heart. Guests who stay at this 4-star resort in El Ocotal can enjoy access to 3 outdoor pools and a full-service spa, along with free WiFi. Our customers like its family-friendly amenities and room size.
  • Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica - All Inclusive is located 2.2 mi (3.5 km) from the city center. This 4.5-star resort in El Ocotal features 4 outdoor pools, a full-service spa, and a casino. Our customers like its family-friendly amenities and bar.

Dressing for Matapala

  • Between January and March, you can expect the daytime average to be around 83°F and the nighttime average to be 61°F
  • From April to June, temperatures average about 84°F during the day and 64°F at night
  • July through September averages 81°F during the day and 63°F at night
  • In October-December, the average temperature is 80°F during the day and 62°F at night
  • About 72.76 inches of rain falls on Matapala each year
  • Hottest months are usually April and May with an average temperature of 83°F, while the coldest months are January and February with an average of 62°F

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