Don't just take our word for it. 

Alexandra S. stayed June 2015

This was an absolute perfect getaway - from the food to the atmosphere. The house was absolutely incredible - every detail was clearly thought out from the outdoor dining area to the amazingly comfortable beds. This is truly a 5 star resort. The house is literally 5 minutes from 3 incredibly beautiful beaches - all with fantastic surfing waves. The water is easy to enter for kayakers and paddle boarders as well. Not to mention the crowning achievement of the house - the staff. Every single meal was absolutely delectable from fresh squeezed orange juice in the morning to perfectly cooked tuna steak - I have truly never experienced such consistently amazing food (all sourced locally). And as a new yorker, this is saying A LOT. The staff are some of the friendliest people in the world and are willing to go out of their way to make your stay as enjoyable as possible. Not to mention, they do an excellent job of cleaning your rooms every day making sure it is fresh for your arrival every night. I already have my next trip planned and cannot wait to return!

Chris K. stayed April 2013

On April 20, 2013, four couples arrived at this amazing house in Cabo Matapalo. We saw some pictures online and we received some information about the resort. As fellow travelers, you don't always know what your getting until you arrive and we were all amazed.. I rarely write reviews but I feel compelled to let you know about this little secret.

The Staff- the staff of Angelica, Felipe, Sandra and the Housekeeping staff were terrific. The House was always clean, cooking was continuous and Felipe arrange any local tours or other requests. The staff is so friendly and will make your stay very comfortable.

The Food- The food presentation of Mahi Mahi, Beef Tenderloin and many other dishes for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner rivaled many top restaurants in Los Angeles or San Francisco. The fish was fresh, most of the ingredients were fresh. You are in the jungle, beachfront, having gourmet meals served to you at a beautiful location as jungle animals such as Monkeys, McCaws and many other animals swing from the trees. You feel like you are in a movie....

The Beach- Some of the best waves I have ever seen. For boogy boarders, surfers, kayakers, paddle boards(all equipment at the resort), you probably will have the longest rides of your life. The water is 80 degrees. The Pool- There is a pool on site and is very refreshing. It was needed throughout the day. Lot's of fun

Yoga Center- There is a separate Yoga Center on the property. Classes are arranged for the guests. We used the Yoga Center for daily early morning stretching when classes we not going on. The Yoga classes were excellent.

Massage- There is a local Massage Therapist from the United States that specializes in Thai Massage. She was fantastic..... This experience was a highlight for the group as everyone had an exceptional time. We know we will all be back if there is any space on the calendar.

    Scott stayed December 2013

    This was the best vacation I have ever been on. The place is perfect. Not too fancy, real comofortable. Five star food. We are coming back - often! Love it! Angelica and Felipe are fantastic. 

    Suzi stayed July 2011

    El Tumbo de las Olas is the ultimate family vacation. The accommodations were spectacular and the food was a AMAZING! The fact that I did not have to cook or clean for a full week was an added treat. We were pampered daily by our hosts. It's a 5 star hotel located in the the Costa Rica rainforest. My children were entertained daily by the abundance of activities (surfing, kayaking, hiking, zip lining, badminton, fishing) while I was able to relax by the pool, experience the wildlife and read my book. El Tumbo de las Olas far exceeded my families expectations.

    I cannot sing enough praises about this beautiful open-air house, it’s lovely caretakers, and the magical location.