We have been traveling to Mal Pais for the last 8 years or so and we always stay at Pachamama. Franz is a great host and can help you with anything that you need. His property is beautiful and well kept by Amancio, the resident grounds keeper, who is also a very good cook should you decide to have a BBQ while you are there. The bungalows are comfortable and clean and have a kitchen area. I would suggest some mode of transportation whether it be a car or a quad. There is now a great restaurant across the street, Caracolas, and a nieghborhood bar down the street, Rancho Mal Pais, but it is a little bit of a walk to get to town and without some form of transportation, you will miss out on a lot of the beauty of the surrounding area. However, Pachamama is beautiful on its own, should you just want to hang out there on a hammock and make new friends.