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"KAPU"RANCHO  ALMENDROS

This beautiful private Cabo Matapalo retreat is located at the southern tip of Costa Rica’s "Last Best Osa Peninsula" in front of Playa Matapalo Beach.  Enjoy the harmony and privacy of this pristine natural setting with virgin coastal rainforest and ocean beaches right at your doorstep.

Part of an ongoing reforestation project of Indian Almond Trees to support the endangered Scarlet Macaw, "Kapu"Rancho Almendros has the first solar powered houses built in the Cabo Matapalo  area.  Rancho "Kapu" (as known by locals) is a sustainable development of land, water and solar energy.  Food and raw materials are harvested on the property from renewable sources which include our fruit orchards, bamboo vegetable greenhouses, worm composting, and bee farming.

Currently, there are three cabinas available for rent.  Each house comes complete with kitchens with refrigeration, private baths connected to garden showers, solar electric lighting with bed-room fans, hammocks, an outdoor barbecue and, a cooling pool of artesian creek water. There are  five-six bedrooms available in three houses, with two guests per room for a maximum of 10-12 guests. Being a small development assures our guests the maximum in peace and privacy that larger establishments cannot offer. All of our rooms are built in the tropical style;  plenty of fresh ventilation with large generous windows that are fully screened* in rooms of beautiful hardwood construction. Emphasis has been placed on your privacy.  This is truly an alternative to crowded hotels with multiple cabinas. 

Wireless satellite internet is now  available to all guests with laptop computers.

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*Many lodges in the area advertise "tropically efficient" unscreened bedrooms with mosquito netting.  This does not work in the tropics with nighttime electric lighting.  Mosquito netting ends up covered with insects that can keep you pinned to your bed all night.  This can be made worse by periodic migrations.  Screened rooms are essential and our louvers and creative landscaping give you an extra touch of additional privacy which we work to maintain for our guests

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A NATURE LOVER'S DREAMSCAPE

     Denise Stanfield's 2004 article about Rancho Kapu in On-the-Edge Magazine  refers to this private retreat as "An undiscovered treasure at Matapalo Point".

Unlike all the luxury lodges in Cabo Matapalo who have locations high on the cape with long distance walks to the beach,  Rancho Almendros is known since 1990, for its extremely desirable "on the beach" location.    

     Beautiful nature trails, abundant with unusual flora and fauna, lead from the Rancho in all directions. There are short hikes to a 20 meter waterfall, to the top of the Cape and through the dry coastal forest that runs adjacent to the numerous world class surfing beaches of Matapalo.

   In addition, Rancho Almendros also has excellent kayaking with guides, horseback riding, bird-watching, onshore and offshore fishing, snorkeling, world-class surfing directly in front of the property or at 3 other locations within walking distance, and safe swimming at "Backwash Bay";  everything available locally. 

English speaking naturalists and guides are always available for tours of the Cape through "Everyday Adventures".   They have, for the more adventurous, a tree climbing and waterfall rapelling tour that's not to be missed!

However, one does not have to venture out to see the incredible abundance of wild life.  The reforestation of almond trees right on the property attracts hundreds of Scarlet Macaw and other bird varieties, and in addition,  2 out of the 4 varieties of monkeys can be observed at feeders in view of our "Main Rancho"  dining veranda. 

 

"HOUSE RENTAL PLAN"

Three  cabinas are currently available for renting.  Two  have private kitchens, with at least two double rooms with private baths. 

One of the houses is the "Honeymoon Cabina", with its upstairs bedroom surrounded by a 360 degree veranda, full view from forest to ocean, a moon deck,  comfortable chairs and hammocks and a small cooling pool of Artesian creek water at the bottom of the staircase. This cabina is located closer to the forest and  brings in a mix of sounds from the ocean and the forest.  An artist's studio, ping pong area, full kitchen and extra double bedroom are all  available on the  cabina's first floor.

        A little closer to the beach, the newly remodeled  "Main Rancho"  joins a much larger outdoor dining veranda and full kitchen with two adjacent private double rooms and a lookout "Mirador" on the second floor. This cabina is closest to the beach.

Adjacent to the "Main Rancho" is a small private cabina called the  "Ranchito.  This cabina is a favorite for budget travelers.  It's native style thatched roof, round floor plan with open air windows and adjacent private bath is a more traditional approach to a tropically styled double bedroom.  The room enjoys great privacy as it is surrounded by lush gardens and fragrant  "ylang ylang" trees. It is mostly used as an overflow double cabina along with the "Main Rancho" for groups of 6.

Maid service is included with these rentals and food can be brought out from Puerto Jimenez by taxi service.  Our office manager in Puerto Jimenez can also meet you at the local airport and direct you to the local grocery stores, taxi service and car rentals that are now available in Pto. Jimenez.  Contact Solid Rental Cars.

Please indicate your house preference in the "Reservation Inquiry form"

 

"MEALS INCLUDED PLAN"

A bilingual chef is  available to prepare fabulous meals for groups of 2-12 guests.  The cooking at "Kapu" is without a doubt, the finest in the Matapalo area.    Our chef and manager lives on the property year round and can adjust meals to your  preference.

 The newly constructed green houses on the property now provide year round, an abundance of organically grown  fresh vegetables  to add a delicious and healthy touch to your dining experience.  In addition, pineapples, mango's, papaya, guava, avocado, noni and citrus fruit are also grown on the property.

 

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