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“Wonderful time at the Oasis!” 4 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 #1 of 10 Hotels in Mal Pais
toronto
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“Wonderful time at the Oasis!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2012

We are just back from spending 11 days at the Hotel Oasis. It is a wonderful little hotel to relax. The well stocked little cottages are clean and confortable. There always seems to be an ocean breeze so there was never a need for AC. The veranda out front was delightful and a great place to watch birds and local wildlife. We almost always had the pool to ourselves and the comfy lounge chairs were a great place to curl up and read a book. It is a short walk to the wonderful beach of Mal Pais and Santa Teresa, where you can watch the surfing or walk to the many tide pools in the area. It is only a couple of blocks to some terrific restaurants in the area. We hope to be back at the Oasis soon!
Thanks for a wonderful stay Marianne and Haim.

Room Tip: Any of the three cottages would be good.
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Heredia, Heredia, Costa Rica
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2012

My boyfriend came to visit me in Costa Rica and we spent three nights at Oasis. After spending every weekend in hostels, this was luxurious! The property is beautiful and the bungalow was very well-kept. We spent most of our time at the pool or the beach during the day because of the heat. The bungalow didn't cool down to a comfortable temperature until late at night, around 10. We used the kitchen every day for all of our meals - the burners took a while to heat up, and we ended up not buying any meat to cook because we weren't sure if the burner would be hot enough to cook it! The store and restaurants are a 5 minute walk away. The road to the beach is 200m down the road from Oasis.
We only stayed here for three nights and had another place booked for the last two nights of our trip, but I wish we would have stayed in Oasis the whole time! It is the best place you will find for your money.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2012 via mobile

We stayed here at the end of February. It was great!!! Marianne was very helpfully but left you to yourself. Short walk to the beach and town. The pool is wonderful and staff are very friendly. Only down side was no air conditioning which made it a bit uncomfortable a couple of nights. It would be easy to just get lost down here though. Mal pais is amazing!!!

  • Stayed February 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2012 via mobile

A friend and I shared a non-airconditioned bungalow at the Hotel Oasis the last few days of January and first few days of February. We were extremely pleased with our stay. The ceiling fans were more than sufficient to keep us comfortable in the evenings. (We were out and about during the daylight hours.) Also, being set higher up on the hillside, we enjoyed the gentle breezes that came through the grounds of the resort. Although the beds all came with mosquito nets, we found that our stay during the dry season made them unnecessary. The bungalow came with a small fridge, hot plate, and dishes with drying rack. I missed not having a microwave, but not significantly as the only meal we ate in the bungalow would be primarily fresh fruit and juices purchased at local grocery stores. There is no restaurant on site or poolside bar, but proper planning and a well stocked fridge took care of that. The owner of the hotel was extremely friendly and helpful in setting up any activities we wished to participate in...a service level not frequently associated with hotels in this price range. The pool and hotel grounds overall are clean and quite pretty. I would recommend Hotel Oasis without reservation for those looking for a quality experience at a very reasonable price.

  • Stayed January 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Haifa, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2011

We stayed at Oasis for a week out of our five weeks trip and we had a blast there. Its very beautiful with lovely owners who made us feel welcome and helped in every thing we needed. Its very close to the surf and there is a beautiful pool to chill when coming back from the beach. If we are ever in Mal Pais again we are definitively staying there.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ormond Beach, Florida
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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
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
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
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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
#1 Best Value Hotel in Mal Pais
#3 Romantic Hotel in Mal Pais
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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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Oasis Hotel Mal Pais
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