We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Tucan Terra

Show Prices
Enter dates for lowest prices
powered by PriceFinder
Prices from our online travel partners are not available
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in Cabo Matapalo
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"moduleList":["handlers"]},"containerClass":null,"scriptFlags":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

58 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 54: English reviews
Start your review of Tucan Terra
 Click to rate
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Firstly... this wasn't a hotel but a private house with cabinas for guests to stay in built within the beautiful tropical gardens. We were very lucky to find this place which was recommended by a friend who lives in the area and recommended we stay here during our visit to the Osa. Once we arrived via the very basic track...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Danny R
Bellingham, Washington, United States
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

See so many tropical birds, multiple species of monkeys (and some that will eat from your hand), go kayaking on beautiful, warm ocean water with porpoises, and listen to the sounds of the jungle. I've traveled all over Costa Rica. It's a great country, but the Osa is paradise, and Tucan Terra is in the heart of it. Pack enough...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Art F
Salt Lake City, Utah
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It took 3 trips to Costa Rica to find the place that allowed me to truly experience the heart and soul of the country. I found it along a bumpy dirt road near the southern tip of the Osa Peninsula. I landed at Tucan Terra and immediately felt at home. My friend and I stayed at Tucan Terra for 5...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank rebeccasparr5
Middletown, California
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Of all the many lodging options available in the Cabo Matapalo area, I am so happy I selected Tucan Terra. The superb view of the ocean was really special! Every morning we enjoyed a cup of coffee from chairs on a rock right by the ocean, enjoying the sight of sunrise and dolphins in the distance. Tucan Terra is beautifully...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Isabellarina
Salt Lake City, Utah
Reviewed 13 February 2017

If you are looking for a vacation in Costa Rica with birds, animals, beach, beauty and relaxation this place is it. The living space is clean, the gardens are gorgeous, you are right on the golf with many options for beach. There is a waterfall within walking distance. As a bonus there were no bugs. Maybe a few no-see-ums in...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank roottoot77
Buckhorn, Canada
Reviewed 8 February 2017

We had 3 nights and 4 fabulous days here with Van and his staff. What a fabulous place. Van is the perfect host. You feel right at home with him next door and this staff on site as well. We walked the trails to the waterfalls and to the point. Plenty of wildlife everywhere. The accommodations are clean and comfortable....

 Report
Helpful?
Thank BuckhornOntario
Santa Cruz, California
Reviewed 26 December 2016

We loved our stay at Tucan Terra! We saw more animals here than anywhere else we stayed on the Osa Peninsula. Every day, we woke up to the sound of the ocean, a beautiful sunrise, and monkeys swinging in the trees all around the house. Tucans, red macaws, green parrots, iguanas, coati, blue morpho butterflies can all be seen while...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Mary S
Herts
Reviewed 10 December 2016

My partner and I stayed for 2 weeks in early Nov. Beautiful weather for 11 days before the Osa was badly affected by a rare weather event that saw torrential rain for days on end. We were fine though! House not affected at all and we left a day later than planned although then stuck in Puerto Jimenez for a...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Gollyberry
MA, USA
Reviewed 23 August 2016

We stayed with Van for two weeks in February on the top floor. It was a magical jungle experience. This was our 3rd trip to Costa Rica and 4th to Central America and for seeing monkeys and birds, this was the best I have seen. From our balcony area whilst sipping drinks, we saw three species of monkeys as well...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank KKingMa
Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 6 July 2016

We stayed only 3 days but truly loved the place. Van is an excellent host and we had regrets not being able to stay more. The garden, the little apartment, the view the jungle all aroung. We even had some friendly monkey coming by. Van showed us we coud fed them, but only with bananas :) It was SOOOOO COOL!...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Genny711

92 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (92)
Viewed
View from Room (12)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (14)
Viewed
Room/Suite (4)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (13)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Other (48)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Cabo Matapalo
0.0 km away
Bosque del Cabo Rainforest Lodge
0.0 km away
Luna Lodge
Luna Lodge
#1 of 1 in Carate
291 reviews
0.0 km away
Agua Dulce Beach Resort
Agua Dulce Beach Resort
#6 of 15 in Puerto Jimenez
308 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.0 km away
Lapa Rios Ecolodge Osa Peninsula
0.0 km away
El Remanso Lodge
El Remanso Lodge
#4 of 45 in Osa Peninsula
591 reviews
0.0 km away
Encanta La Vida
Encanta La Vida
#2 of 2 in Cabo Matapalo
159 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
Room types
  • Kitchenette
Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Tucan Terra

Address: Cabo Matapalo, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Osa Peninsula > Cabo Matapalo
Number of rooms: 2
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Tucan Terra staff and other travellers.
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Tucan Terra staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“The internet is intermittent-net, don't plan on sitting around on your phone.”
 of 5 bubbles ArtF597, 13 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Upstairs has a better view”
 of 5 bubbles roottoot77, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
“It's a duplex with 2 separate accommodations - an upper and a lower. View from the upper is fabulous.”
 of 5 bubbles BuckhornOntario, 7 Feb 2017 | Read review
“the view, the jungle, the privacy. The real way to live CR!”
 of 5 bubbles Genny711, 6 Jul 2016 | Read review
“The upper apartment gets a bit warm but has great views. Wi-Fi signal was weak in rooms but fine just through the garden near Van's house.”
  • The garden at sunrise.
  • Capuchin monkey in the garden.
 of 5 bubbles footsteps2, 7 May 2016 | Read review
5 of 5