If you're going to Mal Pais then you'd be crazy not to stay here. We loved being here almost as much as being in Mal Pais. Franz is the best host you could find, maybe in all of Costa Rica. His recommendations for local eats never steered us wrong, and he knows all about the beach, whether surfing or boogie boarding. We felt very comfortable and very safe. Families or friends would be happy staying here.
The property is immaculate and beautiful. There are different kinds of fruit trees, hammocks to lay in, and a place to view the beautiful beach sunsets. It's very close to the beach, and a short drive to surf spots, although you could probably walk there too if you wanted.
We stayed in the bungalow our first night, which is a cozy set up. It was their hotter season in Mal Pais and we decided the bungalow was too warm, and since the house was available we traded to have A/C. The house is so fabulous! We were glad to have stayed there. It's like all the comforts of a resort without a super touristy feel. I think if we'd spent the whole time in Costa Rica there we probably never would have wanted to leave.
We can't say enough kind things about Franz. He'll go out of his way to help you have an enjoyable stay in Mal Pais. As is typical in Costa Rica for all places, it can be a little difficult to find. A helpful landmark for us was the little power station. If you're coming from Santa Elena, the power station will be on your left and Pachamama will be just a few meters more down the road also on the left. If you took the crazy bumpy road from Montezuma, it'll be on your right and if you hit the station you've gone too far.
Be sure to ask Franz for recommendations, you won't be disappointed.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Pachamama Houses and Bungalows is the perfect place for people who like sports, nature, sun and beach. Only 1 km away is Cabo Blanco, the first national park created in Costa Rica, in 1963.We have two bungalows, each with a double bed and shared terrace for $60 a night, monthly $1400. A third bungalow is on a second floor with a double bed and private terrace. All lodgings are fully equipped with hammock, kitchen, fridge, fan, private bathroom with hot water. The house for rent has air condition and is fully equipped. There are 2 bedrooms, a beautiful terrace with BBQ, outside shower, hammock for $140 per night, monthly $2800. We have wireless internet, security 24 hours, private parking and cleaning service. It is the best option, for relaxing and enjoying the nature. We have a lot of wildlife in our tropical garden: butterflies, exotic birds and monkeys hanging around in the trees, and our coati, a sort of raccoon, which always comes to pick up his breakfast from us. The bungalows and the house are about 50m from the beautiful and quiet beach of Mal Pais. Here surfers find perfect waves year round. Air temperature is 30-35 degrees and water 24-26. We offer surfboard rentals and surf lessons. I'm a passionate kite surfer and if there is coming up some wind I'm in the ocean with a 16 m2 Kite. The wind is 15-20 knots from January to May. It is possible to rent a small house for $80 a night as well. It is fully equipped in a very beautiful and quiet place only 200m from the beach. Perfect location for 2 people. Monthly $1500We can reserve a hotel and transfer in San Jose, or book you a rental car in San Jose or in Mal Pais. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Pachamama Tropical Garden Lodge Costa Rica/Mal Pais