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    The Jungle Hemingway Experience1 / 41
    (4)Excellent
    3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8 Quick View
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    RENT HILLTOP! Best VIEWs, Trop.Villa/Pool/Jacuzzi1 / 27
    (6)Excellent
    2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4 Quick View
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    Villa Estrella, Hacienda Okhra1 / 10
    (1)Excellent
    3 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6 Quick View
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    The March House - Beachfront luxury, Mal Pais, CR1 / 45
    (11)Excellent
    4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 9 Quick View
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    • Ocean Views
    • Patio
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    • Outdoor Dining Area
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    Reviewed 4 December 2018
    From the moment we arrived at the March House, we loved it!Big thanks Yan (the owner:) for making us feel very welcome and helping ensure our stay was magical. The villa...
    Reviewed 15 April 2017
    The March House is amazing. We don't normally splurge on such luxe accommodations (but our friend arranged rentals for this and the Mahogany House next door (also a very unique...
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    Setting the highest standard, this luxury beachfront home, The March House, oozes understated luxury, taste and style and looks onto a beautiful peaceful beachfront and garden setting within an almost “private” bay. Well known in the area, this house is located in the charming beach town of Mal...
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    Mal Pais, Province of Puntarenas 5361
    Holiday Rental House - 4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 9
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    2 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5 Quick View
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    • Balcony
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    The Pacific Beach House is a stylish 2 bedroom and 2.5 bathroom eclectic setup, it emits an inviting atmosphere which you'll feel the minute you arrive. Our cozy vacation home rental lets our guests enjoy their holiday in privacy and is ideally located for the adventurous traveler who wants to...
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    Mal Pais, Province of Puntarenas 60111
    Holiday Rental House - 2 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5
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    Casa de Noni1 / 32
    (3)Excellent
    4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 9 Quick View
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    • DVD Player
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    • Grill
    • Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
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    Pet friendly
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    Reviewed 20 April 2017
    Beautiful home, once arrived even more beautiful than the pictures. Our favorite was relaxing on the big deck every morning and evening in the leather and wood rocking chairs...
    Reviewed 10 January 2016
    It is easy for me to write that the highlight of my family's trip to Costa Rica was staying at the Casa de Noni in Mal Pais. This beautiful home, with an amazing pool, exceeded...
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    Casa de Noni is a perfect tropical family home, nestled between the Costa Rican rain forest and the beautiful beaches. The house is well suited to accommodate an extended family with two fully equipped kitchens up & down. Our house is spacious and perfect for your home base, to gather your strength...
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    Mal Pais, Province of Puntarenas V0N 1V0
    Holiday Rental House - 4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 9
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    Epic Ocean Views at Casa Makasi1 / 51
    (4)Excellent
    4 Bedrooms, 6 Bathrooms, Sleeps 12 Quick View
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    Reviewed 1 July 2017
    We stayed at Casa Makasi for seven days in June 2017 and had an amazing time! There were seven of us staying there (three couples and one additional friend). It is very...
    Reviewed 27 November 2014
    I have been visiting Costa Rica for years now but casa makasi made our last trip by far the best one!The luxurious house, the great service from the owner who lives close by...
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    STUNNING new 4 BEDROOM LUXURY VILLA surrounded by BREATH-TAKING OCEAN VIEWS and lush green JUNGLE. Located in the hills of Mal Pais, Costa Rica just 4 minutes from the town and cross-roads. In a Tropical Modern setting and design, enjoy the comfort of luxury within the peace and quiet of the...
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    Mal Pais, Province of Puntarenas 60111
    Holiday Rental House - 4 Bedrooms, 6 Bathrooms, Sleeps 12
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    OCiO by Casa Chameleon Hotels |  Private, Luxury Villa Estate1 / 10
    (8)Excellent
    8 Bedrooms, 14 Bathrooms, Sleeps 16 Quick View
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    • Air Conditioning
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    Reviewed 5 February 2019
    Starting with the incredible views of sunrises and sunsets over Santa Teresa, it truly does not get better than this place!! This house is ah-ma-zing! Every little detail, the...
    Reviewed 25 March 2017
    It has been a month since visiting Villa Numu and we miss it so much! The villa is amazing, Ignacio and his team are beyond brilliant, breakfast was made beautifully by Rocio...
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    You will experience Costa Rica in a whole new way at OCiO by Casa Chameleon. This private, luxury villa estate is nestled high in the privacy of the untamed jungle. Devoid of all distractions, OCiO’s most recognizable ability is to make the ordinary extraordinary. Designed for small groups,...
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    Mal Pais, Province of Puntarenas 12650
    Holiday Rental House - 8 Bedrooms, 14 Bathrooms, Sleeps 16
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    3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 7 Quick View
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    The Pacific Penthouse, is a modern 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom house located in the rustic little beach town of Mal Pais, Costa Rica. Sliding glass doors practically take up the entire west facing part of the house which open up to an expansive balcony overlooking the pool. The balcony has ample space...
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    Mal Pais, Province of Puntarenas 60111
    Holiday Rental House - 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 7
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    Villa Havana ~ 6 Bedrooms / 5 Bath ~ Rustic & Modern charm, 1 Min walk to Beach1 / 39
    (2)Excellent
    6 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 18 Quick View
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    • Cable/satellite TV
    • Children's Pool
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    Reviewed 2 weeks ago
    We stayed at the villa + 1 bungalow with our friends and family for our wedding, It was amazing! Event prettier then the pictures, clean, not to close to the busy and loud Santa...
    Reviewed 18 November 2018
    Villa is located at Malpais, next to surf town Santa Teresa. Wonderful garden around the pool (you may watch monkeys if you are lucky), great and spacious rooms, comfy beds...
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    Villa Havana is the perfect gateway Vacation Home for you ! Located 50 meters away from the beautiful Malpais Beach with amazing & fun activities like Surfing, Yoga, Restaurants, Cabo Blanco Reserve, Hiking, Horse Riding, ATV traveling, waterfalls and much more !!. You’ll love it - its very...
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    Mal Pais, Province of Puntarenas 60111
    Holiday Rental House - 6 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 18
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    Casa Pez Volador1 / 53
    (4)Excellent
    4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 12 Quick View
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    • Housekeeping Included
    • Waterfront
    • Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
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    • Ocean Views
    • Mountain Views
    • Cable/satellite TV
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    Pet friendly
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    Smoking allowed
    Reviewed 20 April 2019
    We just returned from a week at this house in Mal Pais. It is close to the center of town and Santa Teresa. The staff was amazing and helped us with anything we asked for. Do...
    Reviewed 18 August 2018
    We stayed here during spring break and loved the home. Host was very responsive and nice, as the AC broke and is was changed immediately. House is impeccably clean and views...
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    4 bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths, sleeps 10 Casa Pez Volador An architectural gem in the heart of the jungle. A breathtaking view with an unbelievable infinity edge pool. Located in the most sought after and prestigious neighborhood in the area. The incredible coastline views and warm, tropical breezes...
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    Mal Pais, Province of Puntarenas 1010
    Holiday Rental House - 4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 12
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    Royal Palm Villas- Private Tropical Garden Estate1 / 38
    (3)Excellent
    3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 7 Quick View
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    • Ocean Views
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    • Washer
    • Hot Tub
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    • Mountain Views
    • Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
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    Pet friendly
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    Reviewed 17 August 2017
    My husband and I spent a month house sitting in the main home while this villa was being finished out. It is all absolutely beautiful! The villa is luxury gorgeous. Life is at...
    Reviewed 10 April 2017
    wonderful house, up on the hill, with breezes and view of the ocean from the pool.beautiful design.gorgeous spacious deck.amazing grounds and gardens. highly recommended.
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    Private luxury villa on a secluded tropical landscaped 8.5 acre property with stunning ocean views. Brand new luxury 3 bedroom fully furnished villa. Enjoy the amazing large pool with its 240 degree view of the ocean and rolling hills. Away from the dust and bustle of Mal Pais/ Santa Teresa enjoy...
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    Mal Pais, Province of Puntarenas 11111
    Holiday Rental House - 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 7
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    UNIQUE LUXURY VILLA &BEST PANORAMIC SUNSET VIEW1 / 61
    (7)Excellent
    3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6 Quick View
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    Reviewed 26 February 2017
    This is an incredible house to stay at, in an ideal and safe location. This was our first time in Costa Rica and we decided to look for something different. This house was just...
    Reviewed 7 February 2017
    thank you beauty , your luxury home is really unique as stated . your care and all that has to do with my family experience is what we will never forget in life time . whoever...
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    UNIQUE LUXURY HOME AND BEST OCEAN SIGHT VIEW IN MAL-PAIS. 350METERS FROM THE BEACH,TERRIFIC VIEWS FROM ALL THE ROOMS .LOTE SIZE .22,000M2.CONSTRUCTED AREA 400M2. GARDEN OF 22,000M2 SWIMMING POOL 12METERS LONG AND A RANGE OF 100M2. FROM THE ROOMS & LIVING ROOM YOU HAVE A PANORAMIC SUNSET VIEW IN THE...
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    Mal Pais, Province of Puntarenas 60111
    Holiday Rental House - 3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
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    2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5 Quick View
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    The two bedroom/ 2 bath villa is part of our Boutique Hotel. You have all the amenities / service if you wish of a Hotel without missing your privacy and enjoying family time or time with your friends. The house offers a fully equipped kitchen with a living room area and an outside patio to chill....
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    Mal Pais, Province of Puntarenas 6111
    Holiday Rental House - 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5
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    Casa Blanca1 / 70
    (48)Excellent
    4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8 Quick View
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    • Air Conditioning
    • DVD Player
    • Housekeeping Included
    • Ocean Views
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    • Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
    • Washer
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    Pet friendly
    Kid friendly
    Smoking allowed
    Reviewed 4 January 2019
    This home is incredible. There are no words to describe it. Every room, every view is perfect. There were days we debated leaving the house as it had everything we wanted...
    Reviewed 3 January 2019
    I know it sounds simplistic but every single thing about this place is beautiful. The way the light comes in the morning, the sounds of nature at night, the pool, and the view...
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    Casa Blanca is one of the most desirable houses in Mal Pais/Santa Teresa. It is a modern two-story house with three spacious bedrooms (all with views to die for) and three bathrooms tiled and supplied with Italian furnishings. This modern house is just 1 km from the Mar Azul Beach perched on the...
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    Mal Pais, Province of Puntarenas MPCR
    Holiday Rental House - 4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
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    1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2 Quick View
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    Fall in love with our super stylish bungalow, in the little rural fishing town of Mal Pais. A minimalist elegant design with exposed brick, for a city style feeling nicely contrasting with our tropical jungle setting. Take shorts walks to the beach and minutes from downtown for some great dining...
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    Mal Pais, Province of Puntarenas 60111
    Holiday Rental House - 1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
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    Modern Rustic Villa, Walk 2 Beach & Relax Poolside1 / 38
    (3)Excellent
    5 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 12 Quick View
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    • Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
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    Pet friendly
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    Smoking allowed
    Reviewed 9 April 2017
    What to say about MalPais, Adi and his house? ... Wow words can't describe. We have 2 kids (8 year old Boy and 5 year old girl). I grew surfing and always wanted to go to CR...
    Reviewed 29 February 2016
    I loved this place! It was right next to the jungle and you could saw little monkeys jumping on the trees. I liked how the house was decorated.We had a great time and you not...
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    The Pacific Villa is nestled on 53,000 sq/ft of lush tropical jungle in the heart of Mal Pais, Costa Rica. This modern vacation villa rental offers privacy, all the modern amenities you can ask for, while allowing our guests to feel the rhythm of this quaint coastal village. Designed and inspired...
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    Mal Pais, Province of Puntarenas 60111
    Holiday Rental House - 5 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 12
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    Pachamama Tropical Garden Lodge1 / 28
    (5)Excellent
    2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4 Quick View
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    Reviewed 30 January 2019
    Franz and the whole Pachamama staff were a delight! Franz is an amazing host who genuinely cares about his guests. He guided me to the best surf and paddled out with his...
    Reviewed 23 November 2017
    We truly could not get enough of Pachamama, this is the place to stay when visiting Mal Pais. The location is perfect! A nice morning walk on the beach leads you right into town...
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    Hola , Thank you very much for your request and for considering us as an option for your vacation. We have availabilities, and can offer you this below written option, Casa Pachamama, sleeps up to four people. It is very private, full equipped with AC, kitchen, fridge, mixer, coffee maker,...
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    Mal Pais, Province of Puntarenas 60111
    Holiday Rental House - 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
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    Mahogany Beach House, family friendly, Mal Pais1 / 31
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    2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6 Quick View
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    Mid-century modern meets Japanese inspired hardwood jungle vibe. The Mahogany Beachhouse is an intimate, private, open-air experience steps from the beach on a private cove in old-town Mal Pais. The authentic minimalistic yet luxurious jungle - beach lifestyle laid out in all its simple beauty. Two...
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    Mal Pais, Province of Puntarenas 0000
    Holiday Rental House - 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
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    Casa Estrellita Del Mar1 / 18
    (1)Excellent
    2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4 Quick View
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    Reviewed 18 August 2016
    I have been coming to Costa Rica for the past 7 years and I always stay in Mal Pais. This house was everything that I could have asked for. It is a short walk to the beaches...
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    Casa Clarava offers pet-friendly accommodations in Mal País. Santa Teresa is 4.4 miles away. Free WiFi is available throughout the property and free private parking is available on site. This apartment is equipped with a flat-screen TV. A microwave, a refrigerator and stovetop are also featured,...
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    Mal Pais, Province of Puntarenas 60111
    Condo/Apartment - 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
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    Mal Pais Holiday Rentals

    Near the southernmost tip of Peninsula de Nicoya, Mal Pais offers rocky coves, white sand beaches, waterfalls, rainforests, surfing, and relaxation near a remote fishing village and Cabo Blanco National Park. The prime attraction is surfing at beaches like Playa Mar Azul, Playa Santa Teresa, Playa Manzanillo, and Playa Carmen. Plus there is fishing, boating, snorkelling, diving, hiking, horseback riding, biking, and 4-wheel drive touring. A Mal Pais holiday rental villa, house, or casita offers lushly landscaped privacy amongst toucans, parrots, howler monkeys, and colorful butterflies. Something hard to come by in a luxury hotel room, whatever the price.

    San Jose to Mal Pais

    A 4-wheel drive vehicle comes in handy for navigating unpaved roads in this still mostly wild area, particularly during the rainy season. Though locals zip around on quad bikes and motorcycles transporting their surfboards. Allow the better part of a day driving from San Jose Costa Rica’s Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO) to your money-saving Mal Pais holiday rental. Budget extra time to board the car ferry from Puntarenas across the Golfo de Nicoya to Paquera on the Peninsula de Nicoya. Or take the short flight from San Jose to Tambor Airport (TMU), and be within an hour of Mal Pais. On arrival, be glad you chose a money-saving Mal Pais holiday rental surrounded by fruit trees and colorful tropical blooms rather than an expensive luxury hotel room.

    Beaches & Surfing

    Some Mal Pais beaches have little sand, and judging point break direction and swell size requires surfing acumen. A Mal Pais surf camp may be perfect for family members wanting to learn to read the surf better. Santa Teresa’s beaches have more white sand, and point breaks like Suck Rock are almost legendary among surfers flocking here when the seas around Playa Carmen get too rough. Playa Carmen has enough variety to accommodate all levels of surfers, but the swells can get too rough and too frequent to get out during the rainy season. A bit to the north, with waters calmed by a rock jetty, Playa Manzanillo is known for its annual sand castle competition.

    Fish & Food

    Pick up some produce at Playa Carmen’s Saturday afternoon organic market to go with the fresh fish when you return to your money-saving Mal Pais holiday rental. Sailfish jumping out of the water are most abundant December through May, and catch and release helps preserve billfish populations. Good dinner fish catches to bring back to your holiday rental kitchen or have cooked up locally include yellowfin, skipjack, and big-eye tunas, Spanish mackerel, Mahi-Mahi (dorado), Wahoo, and snook.

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