Cabo Matapalo

Cabo Matapalo is located in the Southern Pacific area of Costa Rica. Cabo Matapalo sits on the tip of the Osa Peninsula. This region is part of a lush, tropical area of the Costa Rican provinces. It is a paradise, hidden from the world in a complex matte of jungle and ocean. It is famous for its great surfing harbors its close proximity to the Corcovado National Park. It is also known for the large variety of exotic creatures that live in its jungles, from the Howler monkeys to the macaws that can be seen flying above the shoreline.

What makes Cabo Matapalo so unique is its seclusion from the rest of Costa Rica. Visiting Matapalo is like visiting a deserted island, untouched and well-preserved. The flora and the fauna are totally indigenous to the island, making it a must-see for anybody who appreciates the touches of mother nature.

Cabo Matapalo, Costa RicaThe climate of the island is generally at a tropical temperature all year long. The reason is because Costa Rica is so close to the equator, making it a very warm and humid place. This, in turn, makes it the ideal place for tropical plants to flourish. The seasons, like many other tropical locations in the world, are determined by the amount of rainfall that the island receives. The ‘rainy season,’ the ‘dry season,’ and so forth are what comprise the seasons here.

Interestingly enough, a province that is so naturally beautiful does not tout tourism as its main economic support. Instead, it relies heavily on pharmaceuticals, software development and to some degree, ecotourism. However, they do produce three main ‘cash crops.’ These crops are pineapple, bananas and coffee. Coffee production, as in Hawaii and other major tropical islands and provinces, has played a big part in the history of settlement. Matapalo’s time zone matches that of the Central United States.

Tourists who visit Cabo Matapalo come to surf the fantastic waves and catch glimpses of the exotic wildlife that lives in its lush jungles. There is a huge ecotourism rate in Cabo Matapalo, and all of Costa Rica, for that matter. One of the main attractions that is nearby Cabo Matapalo is the Paos Volcanic Crater. The crater is massive and now holds a large lake. Cabo Matapalo is part of Costa Rica, which means it contains about 5% of the world’s biodiversity. They are one of the only places in the world where they have managed to lower the percentage of deforestation to nearly zero.

Corcovado is extremely close to Cabo Matapalo. It is famous, as well, for its vast array of flora and wildlife, including big cats, tapirs, mantled howlers, spider monkeys, turtles, reptiles, sloths, many exotic birds and amphibians.

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