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Mal Pais Surf Camp & Resort

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Lista de Correo, Mal Pais, Costa Rica
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Mal Pais Surf Camp & Resort
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Cranford, New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Although my husband and I did not stay here, we spoke to the owner, Doug, who allowed us to use his outdoor weightlifting equipment. We explore the spacious grounds, which are lovely with a great pool. They had a restaurant in the middle of the grounds that is a great place to relax and meet people. It has a bar... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived here after emailing loads of places - we were so lucky that Douglas has some space for us...... We stayed in the rancho style accommodation - open air beds with just netting sides for walls - but don't let this put you off - it's great!!!! Really comfy bed and brilliant high security lockable bins for all you... More 

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Bellingham, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have never surfed before this is a new experience for me but I came to Mal Pais surf camp. I'm on my third day and I'm blown away by the experience. We're staying in the house it's the nicest of all the Accommodation. Doug and his team is doing a phenomenal job and I feel like I'm right at... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Full of palm trees and flowers, clean, naturally open space. many possibilities to stay,....tent, rancho, appartment...lodges....AND SUPER CLOSE TO ONE OF THE BEST SURF SPOTS. Mango trees everywhere and a great view to the monkeys on it. This place compered with other places in Santa Theresa is really jungle like. its a couple of minutes from the center away, wich... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

5 star place would love to stay longer next time.Great surf right across the street!Super friendly staff with a great vibe!Very affordable prices on every room!Fantastic landscape in the camp everyone should walk around and take it in truly breathtaking!

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Otta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Didn't stay at the camp, but got a surf lesson from Alex who somehow got me up on the board on my first try. The beach he took my wife and me to was amazing both for the water and the views. Not a clock watcher as after the lesson he took us for a walk down the beach and... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Perfect mix of jungle and surf. Woken up by howler monkeys each morning, just in time to eat really good banana pancakes before surf. The owner and his two sons where very helpful and gave some really good advice for the rest of our trip.Nice and clean cabins. Definitely the place to go if you want beach, surf, great food... More 

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Colorado
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5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We (family of three) traveled to Costa Rica for 3 weeks and spent 17 days at Mal Pais Surf Camp. First off, Doug the owner, is very mellow and patient. I asked a ton of questions via e-mail and he was on top of it and friendly. LODGING: There is something there for everyone. We choose the cabinas for our... More 

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Leyburn, United Kingdom
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24 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Doug and his staff are great and welcoming for the second you pull up. There is a great range of accommodation to suit the level of holiday you are on. The restaurant was only open for brekkie during our stay as it was close to the end of the busy season but it really isn't a problem as you are... More 

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Keystone, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

I have traveled the world and never stayed anywhere quite like this. We stayed in the ranchero rooms which were a mazing. They were completely open so you could feel the refreshing breeze. There's a mangotree you canhelp yourself to and wildlife everywhere. The staff is great and they have giant locker s to lock away all valuables

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Additional Information about Mal Pais Surf Camp & Resort

Address: Lista de Correo, Mal Pais, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Mal Pais
Number of rooms: 12
Also Known As:
Mal Pais Surf Camp Hotel Mal Pais
Mal Pais Surf Camp And Resort
Mal Pais Surf Camp & Resort Costa Rica

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