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“Hotel Oasis is the best!” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel Oasis
300 Meters South of Playa Carmen Intersection, Mal Pais, Costa Rica   |  
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Ranked #2 of 9 Hotels in Mal Pais
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Ormond Beach, Florida
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32 reviews
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“Hotel Oasis is the best!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2011

This was our second time at Hotel Oasis in Mal Pais, Costa Rica. The owners are super friendly and very welcoming. They speak several languages and the hotel is appropriate for singles, couples and families. The rooms are clean and comfortable, with a choice of A/C units or ones cooled by ocean breezes. It's only a short walk down to the beach and into Santa Teresa. Several restaurants serving excellent food are close by. If you don't feel like eating out, each room has a kitchenette. Mal Pais is a nature and surfer lover's dream, and the Hotel Oasis is a big part of that dream.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2011

Minutes from the beach, this isn't really a hotel, more like a collection of cottages. Each of the 4 cottages had beds for 4 people, kitchen, bathroom and balcony. They were all centred around a pool.

the service here was wonderful. It is very clear that Marianne and Haim love this place and it is their home. They work to ensure you have everything you need and they are very accommodating. Each day my villa was cleaned and the dishes washed and put away. It was wonderful to have a kitchen to make meals.

Less than 5 minutes was the centre of Santa Teresa with the shops and restaurants. Oh, and did I forget to mention the beach... definitely one of the best beaches I have ever seen. It is natural and wide and very open. One day I had about 100 metres of beach to myself for the entire day. The sunsets are unforgettable.

Enough about the beach, more about the hotel - it was a wonderful experience and a very good value. If you are a group of 2, 3 or 4 people you must consider this wonderful place for your stay in Santa Teresa/Mal Pais. It is only dollars more than a hostel, but it is truly an oasis!

Oh, and there is WiFi and cable tv in each villa!

Room Tip: they are all great!
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  • Stayed March 2011, traveled solo
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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2011

I could have stayed anywhere in Mal Pais but from now on my choice will be “Hotel Oasis”. I was greeted with a big “welcome” smile. My room was clean and comfortable. The location is great with the beach across the street and everything else I needed just down the street. I came back to my room in the afternoon to find my bed made and clean towels every day. You can tell they take pride in their service are very helpful in getting you relaxed and comfortable. I saw that they had added a beautiful wood deck expanding the pool area. I plan on coming back soon and when I do I will be staying at the “Hotel Oasis”.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled solo
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vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2011

We have stayed here four times. With and without kids, with groups of other families (one year we took over the whole place), and have recommended it to friends on their honeymoon. Marianne and Haim are fantastic, the staff is friendly, the place is always clean and accomidating, and surf lessons with Haim were great. The prices are the most reasonable in the area - especially for what you get. Your own kitchen, taxi and reservation assistance, maid service, laundry on site, and a pool.

We highly recommend the Oasis and wouldn't stay anywhere else in Mal Pais or Santa Teresa.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled with family
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West Tisbury, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2011

In the past I have rented private houses in Playa Carmen and other Hotel rooms in Santa Teresa. I was looking for a small not to busy place with a pool to get away from a stressful work load. and 7 years ago I started spending Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years at Oasis.
Close 10 min. natural walk to the beach, restaurants, bars and markets. The fishing village is a 5 min drive south and great fishing is a 15 minute beautiful boat ride to Cabo Blanco weather its at 6 AM for sunrise or returning at sunset.
The cabanas have no telephones, free wi-fi & cable TV and the best service is Maritza who heads the Domestic Engineering Department for Marianne and Heim. Cabanas are cleaned, sheets and towel's changed daily. Taxi's are a short phone call away. Parking is a separate area away from lodgings.
Marianne, Heim & Maritza have always made my friends and I feel like this was our home away from home. Personally looking forward to my next visit. Keep in mind my rating values may differ from yours.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank malpais
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beach haven, nj
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2011

Iv been to the Oasis in mal paid 3 times now and will be returning again. I had a huge trip booked across all of central America and in less then one week I canceled all plans called Marianne (the owner and most resourcful women ever) and said I'm in Guatemala and I want to be at the oasis.. Within 2 days I had a plane, a room , a car, and dinner reservations with one phone call Marianne took care of everything. The Oasis is just outside of playa Carmen which gives you the option to head to bed or to town. Anytime I have ever had amy problem Marianne and her husband Haim drop everything and fix immediately. They are two fantastic people with an awesome hotel.. I will continue tO come for years to come..

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2010

went to costa rica on a surf trip with some friends and we had the chance to stay at oasis in mal pais. haim the owner was amazing giving as tips where to surf and when.
Accommodations are very comfortable, kitchen, Free WI-FI, Cable TV at a very affordable price, We had a great time

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with friends
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Address: 300 Meters South of Playa Carmen Intersection, Mal Pais, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Mal Pais
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Mal Pais
#3 Romantic Hotel in Mal Pais
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Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Oasis is a cozy, friendly, family-owned hotel in Mal Pais (or Malpais) on the southern tip of the Nicoya Peninsula. It is located just a mile away from the Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve, and steps away from the Pacific Ocean.Costa Rica’s famous Playa Carmen and Santa Teresa beaches are a five minutes walk away. Both beaches are considered some of the best surf spots in all Costa Rica. ... more   less 
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