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Tres Palmas Costa Rica, Luxury Vacation Rental Home, Cabo Matapalo, Osa Peninsula.

Welcome to Tres Palmas

Enjoy the highs of Costa Rica, at the beautiful hilltop Villa
Tres Palmas, boasts a Panoramic 180 degree view of the
Pacific-Ocean, the Golfo Dulce and all the way to Panama,
unlike no other. And nestled into the most lush animal
filled jungle rain-forest of the Osa Peninsula, and just
steps away from the white sand beaches of Cabo Matapalo,
some of the most breathtaking beaches in all of Costa Rica.  
This 8000 sf five-bedroom villa, the largest and most
prestigious home of its kind in the Osa, has as many or
more of the modern comforts of most local boutique
hotels with the privacy of your own private estate.
“It is your own private estate”, consisting of 25 acres,
with the villa backing up into the lush primary rain forest,
that keeps your days and nights pleasant with the cool jungle
and ocean breezes.


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Vacation Activities

The opportunities for adventure are truly unlimited for the outdoor enthusiast from the moment they arrive at Tres Palmas. We are situated 500’ feet above the shoreline with a tropical rain forest surrounding us. From almost anywhere in the villa one can view the Pacific Ocean and the Golfo Dulce with the tip of Panama in the distance. Behind us are hundreds of acres of primary forest teaming with wildlife. We are home to four species of monkeys, scarlet macaws, several species of toucans and hundreds of other species of birds and animals.

Costa Rica Seasons

Our area of Costa Rica basically has two seasons: the Dry Season (December through April) and the Green Season (May through November).

During the dry season, there is very little rainfall. Humidity is low and there is normally a brisk breeze to keep you cool.

The Green Season was named because the countryside comes alive like the springtime in temperate climates. One can expect afternoon showers most afternoons for about an hour or so.

October and November are the rainiest months, but it really depends on how many tropical waves pass our way. If you are looking for total relaxation with lots of reading and contemplation, these are the months to come.

Temperatures remain nearly constant all year round with temperatures averaging between 80 and 90 degrees during the daytime and in the mid-70's at night.. Most people find it necessary to cover up with a sheet or thin blanket for sleeping.

The coastal waters are an almost constant 74 degrees all year long.

Tres Palmas Location

Jutting out from the southern coast of Costa Rica, lies the Osa Peninsula, the country’s wildest and most spectacular region. The peninsula is bordered on the east by the Golfo Dulce and on the west, the Pacific Ocean. It is more remote than other, more developed parts of the country like Quepos, Dominical or Guanacaste. The Osa is accessible by road, an eight-hour drive from San Jose along the Pan American highway, or 45 minutes by one of the daily commuter flights. It is more lush and tropical here than in northern Costa Rica with spectacular wildlife, deserted beaches and virgin forests. Living here is for people with a little more pioneer spirit who are looking to co-exist with unspoiled nature. Much of the peninsula is still without electricity and four wheel drive is a necessity here. Many of the foreign owned resort homes and small tourist projects operate on solar power, generator, or hydro-power.

History of Tres Palmas

The area was once home to the Brunca Indians that settled in southern Costa Rica and the western part of Panama. Pieces of native pottery can be found by those that care to look. The Indians considered this a holy place and many who stay here find a spiritual peace that is quite uplifting.

Our property is home to four types of monkey, hundreds of bird species, sloth, iguana, anteaters, and a myriad of other animal and plant species. This magical place offers the rare opportunity to experience nature at its most spectacular and unspoiled.


If you are adventurous enough to go to the Osa Peninsula, get yourself to Cabo Matapolo and stay at Tres Palmas. Luxurious accommodations surrounded by pristine jungle swarming with monkeys, macaws, parrots and toucans. Steep stairs underneath the canopy lead to beach below. Plenty of activities to arrange, including Corcovado, fishing, nature hikes, surfing, etc. Honestly, though, you will see as much wildlife spending a day luxuriating by the pool as you will anywhere else. Marvin and his wife stay nearby, are great resources, they do not intrude at all and highly recommend you have them cook dinners. One our of favorite family vacations ever, and already booked return trip. I only hope that Cabo Matapolo remains a bit of a challenge to get to, washboard road and all, so that it is not overrun and discovered by the masses..

Steve M

Comfort in many ways. Great fresh food prepared perfectly even brick oven pizza! Hot showers, a bonus on the OSA. A beautiful pool to swim on all day and night. Friendly staff. we saw four species of monkey 3 of them right from the pool as well as whales swimming buy in breaching . Tamandua, Peccary and Coati were seen right on the property as well macaws and toucans. Two species of Dart Frogs were seen on the property as well. A walk to the beach for surfing and tidal pools filled with sea life such as tropical fish sea urchins sea cucumbers and nudibranchs. I forgot to mention the view as you get out of the car is breath taking!


"Wow!" says it all. Amazing vacation...completely different from other vacations I've taken. Tres palmas itself is amazing! Then you add in the incredible ocean view, jungle, and incredible sightings of monkeys, makaws, etc (while sitting in the pool!) Oh...and not to mention the excellent meals prepared by the caretakers (Marvin and Yerlin), so worth the $5 per meal! Best guacomole I've ever eaten! I loved this place!!!!


Tres Palmas is absolutely breathtaking. The attention to detail in respect to the lodgings were far beyond my expectations. The craftsmanship of the main building and cabanas showed all the hallmarks of skilled crafters, even down to the hand carved reliefs on all of the solid wood doors. The grandeur of Tres Palmas is further heighted by the fact that this beauty is in fact smack dab in the middle of the Jungle The surrounding jungle and trees were teaming with wildlife every day. We spotted the majority of the may species from the comfort of the negative edge pool or within a short walk from the houses. I read that this area was rich in plant and animal species but never expected it to be literally outside my bedroom door. But wait.... as if this was not enough sensory overload it got better. World renowned surf was breaking just a short, but steep hike, away. The hike down to the beaches in the mornings were fantastic. The caretaker (Marvin) and his wife (Yerlin) were first class all the way. From the superior meals they cooked for us (there were 6 in our party) to the cleanliness of the house. Marvin was also very informative about the local culture, terrain, safety precautions, pointing out wild life and just being an all around wonderful person. Thinking back now, after being back in the states for a week, all I can say is WOW!!! Words really can not describe this place. One has to immerse themselves in order to get a full understanding. THANK YOU!! Marvin, Yerlin and family.

Marty W

Our family absolutely loved Tres Palmas. We experienced the best vacation imaginable. It was perfect for our family of 6 adults (grandparents, 2 sons and wives, and 5 grandchildren ranging in age from 4 to 15). Brad, the knowledgeable property manager, helped with airline reservations, car rental, meal planning and excursion reservations. The kids enjoyed the rough road through the rain forest leading to Tres Palmas and their first introduction to the plentiful wildlife. Upon arrival at hidden and private Tres Palmas, the beauty of the villa, the infinity pool, and the panoramic view of the ocean stunned us. The lovely master suites and cabinas gave everyone their own space. Each accommodation had an ocean view with a lovely outdoor shower attached. Fans and ocean breezes kept the rooms pleasant and cool. We all ate buffet style together in the large open great room with its ocean view and soaring thatched roof. We enjoyed having excellent chef, Sedie, cook our 3 meals each day. This luxury was well worth it. Sedie created fresh and delicious meals with plenty of local produce. Some of our favorites were smoked pork chops with pineapple sauce, fresh fish and casados. A daily treat was the "four o'clock Guac"(guacamole and chips) which we enjoyed with mojitos or lime smoothies, She even made a birthday cake. Marjorie gave fantastic massages, a real treat after our vigorous adventures. We had a hot water problem and Jose immediately bought a new heater and fixed it. We were amazed by the number and variety of animals right on the property: howler, spider and capuchin monkeys, macaws, toucans, parrots, vultures, iguanas, poison dart frogs, 10-inch walking sticks, pecccaries and agoutis, to name a few. The kids were delighted and amazed. The pool was in constant use when we were not on an adventure. Some of the best were horseback riding with Carlos, waterfall rappelling and tree climb/jump with Andy, i/2 day in shore fishing and ziplining in La Palma. Sedie cooked the large jack fish we caught for dinner. We also caught 3 rooster fish . Surfing and standup paddle boarding (rent on beach at Encanta La Vida) were great on Pan Dulce Beach down the stairway trail from the villa to the left of Matapalo and Backwash beaches. Brad was extremely helpful in arranging the adventures which were just the guide/skipper and our family. Our stay at Tres Palmas gave us memories to share for a lifetime. It was a truly fantastic family vacation.


We arrived to Tres Palmas early in the morning and were immediately in love. The main house was like nothing we had ever seen before and you can definitely see the love and dedication that was put into creating this haven in the middle of the jungle. We had such a relaxing time laying by the pool, watching macaws and toucans fly by, while hearing and seeing monkeys swinging and playing through the trees. A little slice of paradise that we were so fortunate to travel to, I would recommend going if you're looking for the perfect escape. With so much to do (or so little if you choose), there is something for everyone: from surfing, to fishing, exploring the jungle, hiking to waterfalls. We can't wait to go back and try the zip lining and horseback riding down the beach! The staff was incredible and the food was delicious! Tres Palmas is absolutely breathtaking!


If you’d like a vacation like none other, “Tres Palmas” is the place for you. Starting from the moment you step out of the car, and walk down the steps into the main house, you are awed with the beauty. Your instantly looking out over the horizon pool, across the jungle out to the ocean. In the morning you are awaken to the sounds of the Howler Monkeys, Macaws and Toucans. The Howler Monkeys are moving through the jungle for their morning trek to find food, the Macaws flack over head in pairs and the Toucans are picking the fruit from the tree next to the house. As we lay in the pool we take in the pleasure of these events throughout the day, even a friendly Hawk comes by for a drink out of the pool occasionally. We even had the chance to feed some bananas to the White Face Monkey that came down from a tree in the yard. If the beauty of “Tres Palmas” experience isn’t enough for you, you have a 5 Star Chief (Marvin) that is more then happy to fix your meals for you. He’s an artist in the kitchen, try the Chicken Condo Bleu. For a casual evening he makes one of the best pizza’s we’ve ever had. Ulynn and Marjorie set us a beautiful (romantic) dinner table with candles and fresh flowers from the yard. Perfect setting! You will be so spoiled, I Love It!!!!! While your there you might want to try Friday night at Martina’s where you can experience a lot of the local art booths, as well as a nice dinner. It is the Friday night happening place. Don’t miss a visit to the water falls, it’s not only pretty, but the waters are refreshing. We like to call them the “LeLe falls” in memory of a dear friend. For the surfers, and beach goes you will love the trek down to the beach through the jungle. There’s a lovely path right from the house that takes you down the hill to the Backwash Bay. You’ll find a number of surfers down there. After your walk back up, I highly recommend a WONDERFUL massage from Marjorie. If you’d like a good nights sleep I would highly recommend having a massage after dinner and just before bed. You’ll sleep like a baby. George, thank you for allowing us the pleasure of staying at Tres Palmas and having an unbelievable vacation. Staying here was much greater then staying at the usual Resort area, this was a True Experience. Pura Vida our friends Garry and Linda Beck


Just returned from a 14 night stay at Tres Palmas. Group of 16 that consisted of 4 families of 2 adults and 2 children (There were 6 girls 8-11 and one 14 years of age plus one boy 10 years of age). We drove ourselves from SJO. 4x4's are an absolute necessity for the trip to/from Puerto Jimenez. We enjoyed this part of the adventure ! The sleeping arrangements: The two, two bedroom Cabinas slept 2 of our families, whilst the loft slept 4 of the more adventurous girls with their parents sleeping in the two other one bedroom Cabinas. Perfect for our group in all respects ! The cabinas are very well appointed and comfortable with bathrooms with outdoor showers and fans. The huge thatch roof covered main living area is absolutely stunning, needing to be seen to be believed yet so very practical: A loft area that sleeps 4 very comfortably (could sleep 6), with a 1/2 bath below for those in the loft. The kitchen has everything needed for a large group. Huge pantry, large chest freezer, large chest fridge, multiple coolers for beverages. The multiple lounging/living areas were very comfortable and allowed our group to congregate together or spread out as desired. Hammock was used always, two large tables for playing games or for dining, several areas with couches for relaxing, reading or napping were enjoyed as well. A perfect place to "hide" from the sun and catch the breezes during the day and take a siesta or hang out when the sun went down. The deck area is huge, offering indescribable, postcard views of the gulf and surrounding property. Watch the sun rise, enjoy the daily shows that the Toucans, Green Parrots and Scarlet Macaws put on a show every morning and evening. Catch the full power of the near equatorial sunshine during the day, take an outdoor shower then slide into the infinity pool to cool off. The kids and adults spent countless hours in both areas during the early morning, all day and into each evening. Simply perfect. We chose to have the property caretakers (Marvin and his wonderful family) shop for, prepare and perform clean up for our breakfast and supper meals. This was one of the best decisions we could have made for the group as everyone raved about the quality of the food and the service. Pizza in the outdoor stone fireplace was one highlight, grilled tenderloin and seafood on the outdoor grill another. Guacamole and chips every night was enjoyed by all ! Authentic Costa Rican Cuisine with Marvin's personal touch and flavoring must be sampled ! The property manager Brad, whom I and others on the trip engaged with in order to plan the entire trip (including fishing and other local tours) and also arrange for the meal services provided by Marvin and his team was always available to discuss any aspect or potential concern we had prior to our arrival was an invaluable and thoughtful resource We had one girl with with peanut and shellfish allergies to consider in terms of her ability to eat what was prepared. Brad listened and made all of the concerns disappear with a caring and understanding attitude prior to arrival and Marvin executed his mastery in the kitchen without a hitch "in spite" of any limitations in this regard for the entire group. One issue that arose once we arrived was that the two safes were no longer functioning due to the salt air affecting the locking mechanisms. We made mention of this with a text to Brad, and the next day the two safes were replaced; now that is service ! I have no clue where the safes came from so quickly in the middle of the Osa but there they were. The refreshing pool, the unbelievable view, the abundant wildlife, the excellent planning advice from Brad and Marvin's on site services, the beautiful natural property and the extensive amenities of Tres Palmas itself were simply perfect for our entire group.


Tres Palmas Villa's pictures do not give it justice. This place is absolutely gorgeous. Marvin & Patricia were perfect hosts and excellent cooks. We looked forward to our dinners every night. The guacamole dip every night was fantastic (we got the recipe). The villa had outstanding views of the ocean especially from the beautiful pool. It was so fun getting up every morning to the howling monkeys and the macaws as well as the spectacular sunrise. This vacation was definitely the highlight of our trips so far and we have been to Italy, Ireland, China, Taiwan, Thailand, and Singapore. With our Facebook posts I am sure we will have family and friends who will be booking this Villa in the future, as well as ourselves. Thanks so much for such a memorable trip to your beautiful country, Costa Rica.

Helen S

The trip from Puerto Jimenez (12 miles or a 45 minutes drive) to Tres Palmas was like a fairly tale drive through thick tropical forest and lush vegetation running down from the mountains and touching the ocean to our left. Birds and wildlife were abundant, but there was a noticeable lack of traffic, road signs, power lines and people. Perfect! Along the way we quartered the Gulfo Dulce and at times came to open cattle pastures with majestic views of tubing waves breaking at point breaks in the distance. Once we reached the entrance to Tres Palmas the fun really began! The drive up and down the 1 mile road was steep and exciting! The size of the trees towering all around us was incredible and we could hear and see howling monkeys. My immediate thoughts were, “We've found paradise!” But the best was yet to come. The Tres Palmas property overlooks Cabo Matapalo. The vista is downright breathtaking. I've never witnessed a more moving perspective in all of Costa Rica! The amazing thing about this area is that there are so many amazing things to do and see. Within a walking distance you can experience world class surfing, hiking, wildlife, beach combing, fishing and much more. The accommodations and food were all 5 star class. This was my fifth multi-week trip to Costa Rica and hands down because of our visit to Tres Palmas it will be always the most memorable and exciting.

Captain Rodney Smith

Company : Coastal Angler Magazine