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.
There is something there for everyone. We choose the cabinas for our trip & they were a perfect place to use as a base. Costa Rica is full of adventure, there is no time for "indoor" action.
So our cabina was perfect for lunch & sleeping. Plus they have a community area that is a good place to take a break from the sun.
***NOTE: the ranchos are pretty cool in person.
This really is a special place. Every single thing there is excellent.
the bathrooms are clean
the food is amazing!
Ross is a wonderful surf instructor. I told him that my husband got a sun burn and when we returned from the beach there was a piece of aloe vera on our porch in front of our cabina.
I could go on & on. Such a lovely place!
The food & the pool and the friendly staff are all excellent!
Just keep in mind to order food an hour before you might be hungry. Everything slows down when on vacation and their restaurant does get busy. Think ahead!