Stay at Portasol
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Living in Portasol
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Portasol is strategically located close to top tourist attractions on the Costa Rica Central Pacific Coast, yet is secluded, peaceful and private.
The Central Pacific beaches and nature are, unquestionably, the reason for the region’s recent awakening. Starting at Quepos and going south you can find Espadilla Manuel Antonio, Del Rey, Savegre, Portalón, Matapalo, Guápil, Linda, Barú, Hatillo and Dominical.
Beach at Manuel Antonio National Park, 20 minutes away from Portasol
El Rey Beach
Matapalo Beach is the closer beach to Portasol, only 2,5 miles. A long open beach with a beautiful natural shadow given by the tropical almond trees.
Every year Matapalo Beach welcomes the Olive Riddley Turtles and the Black Turtles, which arrive to lay their eggs from June to November. The Leather Backs are rarely seen, since their laying season is from October to March. ASVO (Asociación de Voluntarios para el Servicio de las Areas Protegidas) and ATOMA (Amigos de la tortuga marina de Matapalo), are two groups of volunteers that care for the turtles by guarding the beach at night, reserving the turtle nesting and leading the turtle release program.
The Matapalo town is small and most inhabitants are Costa Ricans. Small bars, restaurants, lodges and basic services are available; it is perfect for those who love to enjoy nature with quiet comfort provided by people who follow a normal daily life besides the ocean.
At these beautiful beaches the mountains touch the sea or end in extensive coastal plains. In combination with the mangroves and river deltas, the beaches provide a beautiful and exuberant landscape. Some of these beaches are unspoiled; others have small hotels and restaurants.
Dominical beach completes this lineal coastal section neighbored by bays, islands, and headlands that, eventually arrive at Marino Ballena National Park and Punta Uvita only few minutes away from Portasol.