Beach Weather in Playa Matapalo, Cabo Matapalo, Costa Rica

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Beach Weather Today in Playa Matapalo

Today the maximum temperature will be 28° which is very warm and perfect for sunbathing. Today the water temperature will be 29° which is very warm and ideal for relaxing and swimming for the whole day.

Today will have 5.8mm of moderate rain. Expect only occasional sunny spells and lots of clouds with an average cloud cover of 75%.

The winds will be on shore and very light at 7kmh from the South-Southwest.

Playa Matapalo faces South West and the sunset will be visible over the ocean at 05:56 PM. Unfortunately very heavy cloud cover of 91% may make the sunset not viewable.

For Beach Weather for the next next 7 days, wind and wave conditions and tide and the next 14 days weather use the tabs below.

Beach Weather This Weekend in Playa Matapalo

This weekend the average maximum daily temperatures will be 28° which is very warm and perfect for sunbathing. The average water temperature will be 29° which is very warm and ideal for relaxing and swimming for the whole day.

There will be 2 days of moderate rain with an average of 5.1mm rain on those days. Saturday will have 4.1mm of rain and Sunday will have 6.0mm of rain. Expect sunny spells but some cloudy periods with an average cloud cover of 66%.

PLAYA MATAPALO - BEACH WEATHER FORECAST

Fri 19th July
12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM
23° 23° 23° 26° 27° 25° 24° 24°
100% 75% 59% 66% 73% 71% 91% 72%
0.2mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 1.7mm 2.5mm 1.1mm 0.3mm
29°
29°
29°
29°
29°
29°
29°
29°
Sat 20th July
12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM
23° 23° 23° 27° 28° 26° 24° 24°
89% 46% 36% 51% 62% 76% 83% 86%
0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.9mm 1.5mm 1.5mm 0.2mm
29°
29°
29°
29°
29°
29°
29°
29°
Sun 21st July
12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM
23° 23° 23° 27° 27° 26° 24° 23°
60% 62% 89% 73% 55% 60% 81% 49%
0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 1.5mm 3.2mm 1.3mm 0.0mm
29°
29°
29°
29°
29°
29°
29°
29°
Mon 22nd July
12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM
23° 23° 23° 27° 27° 25° 24° 23°
73% 26% 37% 71% 66% 69% 85% 71%
0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.6mm 1.9mm 2.7mm 1.0mm 0.0mm
29°
29°
29°
29°
29°
29°
29°
29°
Tue 23rd July
12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM
23° 23° 23° 27° 27° 26° 24° 24°
88% 49% 53% 59% 69% 75% 80% 66%
0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.4mm 1.7mm 2.1mm 0.6mm 0.0mm
29°
29°
29°
29°
29°
29°
29°
29°
Wed 24th July
12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM
23° 23° 23° 27° 27° 26° 24° 24°
48% 40% 36% 52% 62% 83% 82% 61%
0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.3mm 2.0mm 1.9mm 0.7mm 0.2mm
29°
29°
29°
29°
29°
29°
29°
29°
Thu 25th July
12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM
23° 23° 23° 27° 27° 25° 23° 23°
74% 70% 57% 56% 67% 77% 90% 80%
0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.4mm 2.3mm 1.7mm 0.8mm 0.2mm
29°
29°
29°
29°
29°
29°
29°
29°
Fri 19th July
12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM
4
kmh
4
kmh
2
kmh
4
kmh
7
kmh
6
kmh
2
kmh
2
kmh
1.4m
1.4m
1.0m
1.0m
1.3m
1.3m
1.2m
1.2m
6.9s 6.9s 6.9s 6.9s 6.9s 6.9s 6.8s 6.8s
Sat 20th July
12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM
2
kmh
3
kmh
3
kmh
2
kmh
9
kmh
8
kmh
3
kmh
3
kmh
0.8m
1.1m
1.1m
1.1m
1.1m
0.8m
0.8m
0.8m
6.7s 6.6s 6.4s 6.4s 6.3s 6.3s 6.3s 6.3s
Sun 21st July
12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM
4
kmh
4
kmh
3
kmh
3
kmh
8
kmh
7
kmh
3
kmh
6
kmh
1.0m
0.7m
0.8m
1.1m
1.1m
1.1m
1.1m
1.2m
6.2s 6.2s 6.2s 6.2s 6.2s 6.3s 6.4s 6.4s
Mon 22nd July
12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM
4
kmh
3
kmh
2
kmh
3
kmh
8
kmh
6
kmh
2
kmh
3
kmh
1.3m
1.0m
1.0m
1.0m
1.0m
1.0m
1.0m
0.4m
6.5s 6.6s 6.7s 6.8s 6.8s 6.9s 6.9s 6.9s
Tue 23rd July
12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM
3
kmh
2
kmh
2
kmh
4
kmh
8
kmh
8
kmh
4
kmh
4
kmh
0.4m
0.4m
0.4m
0.1m
0.1m
0.1m
0.1m
0.1m
7.0s 7.0s 7.0s 7.0s 7.0s 7.0s 7.0s 6.9s
Wed 24th July
12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM
5
kmh
4
kmh
4
kmh
2
kmh
8
kmh
7
kmh
5
kmh
4
kmh
0.1m
1.3m
0.1m
0.9m
0.2m
0.2m
0.1m
0.1m
6.9s 6.9s 12.2s 11.7s 11.4s 11.2s 11.2s 11.2s
Thu 25th July
12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM
4
kmh
5
kmh
4
kmh
4
kmh
9
kmh
7
kmh
5
kmh
5
kmh
0.1m
0.1m
0.1m
0.4m
0.3m
1.4m
1.0m
0.9m
11.4s 11.6s 11.6s 11.5s 11.4s 10.6s 10.6s 10.6s
Fri 19th July
12:38 AM 6:39 AM 12:49 PM 7:26 PM
2.60 1.00 2.90 0.70
Sat 20th July
1:30 AM 7:35 AM 1:41 PM 8:14 PM
2.70 0.90 3.00 0.60
Sun 21st July
2:18 AM 8:27 AM 2:30 PM 9:00 PM
2.90 0.70 3.20 0.40
Mon 22nd July
3:04 AM 9:17 AM 3:17 PM 9:44 PM
3.10 0.60 3.30 0.30
Tue 23rd July
3:49 AM 10:05 AM 4:04 PM 10:29 PM
3.20 0.40 3.30 0.20
Wed 24th July
4:34 AM 10:53 AM 4:51 PM 11:14 PM
3.30 0.40 3.30 0.20
Thu 25th July
5:20 AM 11:41 AM 5:39 PM 11:59 PM
3.40 0.30 3.30 0.20
Fri 19th July
27°
5.8mm
6kmh SSW
75%
Sat 20th July
29°
4.1mm
8kmh SSW
66%
Sun 21st July
28°
6.0mm
7kmh SSW
66%
Mon 22nd July
27°
6.2mm
7kmh SSW
62%
Tue 23rd July
27°
4.8mm
7kmh SSW
67%
Wed 24th July
27°
5.1mm
7kmh SSW
58%
Thu 25th July
27°
5.4mm
8kmh SW
71%
Fri 26th July
27°
8.9mm
7kmh SW
70%
Sat 27th July
27°
5.7mm
10kmh SW
66%
Sun 28th July
29°
3.3mm
7kmh SSW
71%
Mon 29th July
29°
3.1mm
8kmh SSW
57%
Tue 30th July
30°
0.9mm
9kmh SSW
60%
Wed 31st July
29°
9.2mm
9kmh SW
61%
Thu 1st August
28°
7.8mm
9kmh SW
62%

In the next 14 days average maximum daily temperatures will be 28° which is very warm and perfect for sunbathing. The average water temperature will be 29° which is very warm and ideal for relaxing and swimming for the whole day. There will be 14 days of moderate rain with an average of 5.5mm rain on those days. Average cloud cover will be 65%.

If you are sailing, windsurfing, fishing, surfing etc. in Playa Matapalo don't forget to check the tide and wind and wave conditions

Taking a Holiday at Playa Matapalo, Cabo Matapalo, Osa Peninsula, South Pacific Region, Costa Rica

Taking a holiday at the beach in Playa Matapalo, Cabo Matapalo, Osa Peninsula, South Pacific Region, Costa Rica is an ideal getaway for those looking to relax and enjoy the natural beauty of the country. This stunning location offers pristine beaches, lush rainforests, and abundant wildlife, making it a perfect destination for beach aficionados and nature enthusiasts alike.

Beach Type

Playa Matapalo features a mix of coarse golden sand and rocky areas along its shoreline. The beach is known for its secluded atmosphere and unspoiled beauty. While the sand may not be powdery white like other popular beaches in Costa Rica, its rustic charm and picturesque surroundings more than make up for it. The rocky areas along the shore provide excellent opportunities for snorkeling and diving, as they attract a variety of marine life.

Beach Activities

Some recommended beach activities at Playa Matapalo include:

  • Snorkeling and Diving: With its rocky areas and nearby coral reefs, Playa Matapalo offers exceptional snorkeling and diving opportunities. You can expect to see various tropical fish species, sea turtles, manta rays, eels, and even sharks.

  • Surfing: Playa Matapalo is known as one of the best surfing spots in Costa Rica due to its consistent waves that cater to surfers of all skill levels.

  • Wildlife Watching: The Osa Peninsula is home to an incredible array of flora and fauna. Visitors can take guided tours through the nearby rainforest or simply enjoy birdwatching along the beach.

  • Hiking: There are several hiking trails in the area that allow visitors to explore the surrounding rainforest or visit nearby waterfalls.

  • Horseback Riding: Guided horseback riding tours are available along the beach or through local trails.

Accommodations

There are several eco-lodges and boutique hotels located near Playa Matapalo that offer beachfront accommodations. Some recommended options include:

  • Lapa Rios Lodge: A luxury eco-lodge that offers stunning ocean views and a variety of nature-focused activities.
  • Encanta La Vida: A boutique hotel that provides comfortable accommodations and easy access to the beach and jungle.
  • Blue Osa Yoga Retreat & Spa: A wellness-focused retreat that offers yoga classes, spa services, and healthy meals.

Areas to Stay In

The best area to stay in near Playa Matapalo is Cabo Matapalo, which is located at the southern tip of the Osa Peninsula. This area offers easy access to the beach as well as a variety of outdoor activities and wildlife tours. Visitors can choose from a range of eco-friendly lodges or boutique hotels that are nestled within the lush rainforest, providing a peaceful and serene getaway.

Beach Amenities

Some of the amenities available at Playa Matapalo include:

  • Public restrooms
  • Onsite parking
  • Local restaurants serving fresh seafood
  • Guided tours for snorkeling, diving, surfing, and wildlife watching
  • Rental equipment for water sports

Visiting Playa Matapalo in Costa Rica promises a unique beach holiday experience with its unparalleled natural beauty, diverse wildlife, and exciting outdoor activities. Whether you're looking for relaxation or adventure, this stunning destination has something for everyone.

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