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Mal Pais Surf Camp & Resort

Lista de Correo, Mal Pais, Costa Rica
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Mal Pais Surf Camp & Resort
Ranked #5 of 10 hotels in Mal Pais
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Colorado
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
23 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Muskoka
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

My wife and I stayed in a cabina with shared kitchen from March 18, 2014 to April 1, 2014. We had an awesome time. My wife didn't surf, but thoroughly enjoyed hanging around the pool, meeting people and feeding iguanas. The room and kitchen were very clean, the restaurant had great food. The number of monkeys hanging around the camp... More

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Vancouver, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Chill, fun, open-air resort with cabins with pool, surf boards, good food, and great hosts! In your own little jungle garden right by the beach, and close to the awesome town. Best vacation to date - thank you Ross & Doug!!

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Cocoa Beach, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

Wow what a little nugget!! Mal Pais Surf Camp is a small professionally run resort. Real fun surfing right in font of the place at all sizes. Super friendly people and great food, clean pool. All the surfboards you need right here on premise If your in Mal Pais be sure to check it out.

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amsterdam
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43 reviews 43 reviews
11 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

We had a great time here, clean, easy going (honor system for drinks and boards) food was okay. Very close to beach, quiet at night with howler monkeys and squirrels and iguanas all around. The pool is big, the outdoor shower cool and nice people to talk to. Close, that is, walking distance to the strip with the restaurants and... More

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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

This place is amazing. If you go to Costa Rica, you've got to stay at Malpais Surf Camp...even if you don't surf! Great, big and very clean cabinas. 5 minutes walk to the beach or you can also enjoy the big pool. The people are great too!

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

My s/o and I come back year after year. LOVE the surf camp and the folks that run it. Basic, clean accomodations(we do the cabina with 1 double bed and shared bathroom)great food, laid back vibe and super relaxing. I can't imagine not coming back again and again

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Pollock Pines, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

Very well designed resort surrounded with tropical garden. Welcoming, friendly, and helpful staff. Great atmosphere! Varieties of luxury and budget types of accommodation. Great cafe, swimming pool, children playground, pool table, rest area with "library corner" for those who are interested. Nice ranch with open-air cabins, convenient sinks for doing some laundry which is great for surfers, soap in showers.There... More

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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
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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Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style
#5 Family Hotel in Mal Pais #5 Romantic Hotel in Mal Pais
Number of rooms
12

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