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Stylish wooden house with great ocean views situated in a beautiful tropical setting. Private, safe and secure with close proximity to all amenities. Come relax and enjoy the serenity of Mal Pais and all it has to offer ! View all property information
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014
Unparalleled location, five-star service, and exquisite finishes make this home the ultimate Costa Rican getaway. This was my third visit to CR and the first with my whole...
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Great two story house with loft. Open-air design with fully equipped kitchen and large downstairs patio and spacious upstairs deck. Main bedroom on the ground floor has a double bed. Bathroom on ground floor. On the second floor there is a large kitchen, small TV area (with sofa bed) and a... View all property information
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Setting the highest standard, this luxury beachfront home, The March House, oozes understated luxury, taste and style and looks onto a beautiful peaceful beachfront and garden setting within an almost “private” bay. Well known in the area, this house is located in the charming beach town of Mal... View all property information
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013
El servicio excelente, con un trato exquisito. La casa, muy limpia, de una arquitectura sencilla y preciosa, está situada en una zona muy tranquila de Malpaís con una bahía a...
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013
The March House es un paraíso enfrente de la playa. La arquitectura minimalista hace que el espacio se funda con el entorno creando un lugar perfecto. No podremos olvidar los...
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Rancho Cielo is a luxurious six bedroom ECO home set on a private, 24 acre property with breathtaking views of Playa Hermosa, north Santa Teresa. The farm has been nurtured with love for mother nature and offers the ultimate private get away for the discerning traveller. We have strived to create a... View all property information
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Enjoy the privacy of our vacation home, set in the lush garden of “The Place”. Conveniently located in Mal Pais, in walking distance to the main beach playa Carmen, which is one of the most popular surf beaches in the area, restaurants, banks, doctor office and shops. The house features 2... View all property information
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This well built 2 bedroom stone house with a big rancho set in a lush garden, offers a warm welcome to families and small groups of friends. Centraly located at 300 mts from the cross Mal Pais/Santa Teresa, in walking distance to the main beach Playa Carmen, shops, restaurants and other activities.... View all property information
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The Nicoya peninsula is known as the biggest Blue Zone in the world, Costa Rica is one of the most healthiest places to live, for a number of different reasons; their diets of vegetables, fruits, white meat, and nothing processed, to their daily routine of walking, swimming, and finally being... View all property information
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An intimate B&B hotel set within flowering gardens A 90-hectares private reserve next to Cabo Blanco National Park Serenity and peace, a 15-min drive from Santa Teresa Animal and bird watching on 1.4 miles of jungle trails Horseback riding tours on the beach or in the hills next to Cabo Blanco... View all property information
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The Pacific Villa is nestled on 53,000 sq/ft of lush tropical jungle in the heart of Mal Pais, Costa Rica. This modern vacation villa rental offers all the modern amenities you can ask for, while allowing our guests to feel the rhythm of this quaint coastal village. Designed and inspired by Mal... View all property information
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014
Our stay at Pacific Azure was everything and more then what we could have wanted! Our days started on the balcony, surrounded by lush jungle, listining to howler monkeys, enjoying...
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The Pacific Penthouse, is a modern 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom house located in the rustic little beach town of Mal Pais, Costa Rica. Sliding glass doors practically take up the entire west facing part of the house which open up to an expansive balcony overlooking the pool. The balcony has ample space... View all property information
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The Pacific Beach House located in Mal Pais, Costa Rica is a stylish 2 bedroom and 2.5 bathroom eclectic setup that emits a warm, inviting atmosphere which you'll feel the second you step in. Our cozy vacation home rental lets our guests enjoy their holiday in privacy and is ideally located for the... View all property information
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STUNNING new 4 BEDROOM LUXURY VILLA surrounded by BREATH-TAKING OCEAN VIEWS and lush green JUNGLE. Located in the hills of Mal Pais, Costa Rica just 4 minutes from the town and cross-roads. In a Tropical Modern setting and design, enjoy the comfort of luxury within the peace and quiet of the... View all property information
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014
I have been visiting Costa Rica for years now but casa makasi made our last trip by far the best one! The luxurious house, the great service from the owner who lives close by...
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014
Not only is the view the best around but the house and accommodations were top notch as well! The infinity pool was one of my favorite places to watch sunset and have a few drinks...
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Vista Naranja is an energetically healing home, built in 2011. The house has been designed honoring the ancient tradition of “Feng Shui” and is inlayed with hidden crystals throughout its architecture. Special measurements and orientation of architectural features in the home help it to harmonize... View all property information
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2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 5 The property has a large private patio. It is located in the perfect location near restaurants, markets and a two minute walk to the beach. The property is quiet and peaceful and it is rich with plant life. The property has a large parking space and outdoor showers... View all property information
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This new and modern Villa is perched on the hill above Mar Azul in Mal Pais. The views from the Roof Terrace, the bedrooms or the 22m Lap Pool are the best every - vistas that stretch from the Cabo Blanco National Park to Samara.... and all the beaches on the way. This Villa has complete... View all property information
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Casa Noche del Mono sits is a private nature reserve located in the hills above the Pacific Ocean on the southern tip of the Nicoya Peninsula. The private reserve in which the house is located teems with animal and bird life. Monkeys, kinkajous, jaguarondis, toucans, parrots and more are... View all property information
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014
This is an amazing place. All the reviews are spot on. This house truly is luxury in paradise. Away from it all, but close to many attractions. Bring groceries, as it is such an...
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014
We ( 2 adults and 2 daughters aged 13 and 11 years) had a truly amazing time at our stay here; away from it all with all the facilities and comforts of a very beautiful house...
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Casa Almendro de la Montana is an architectural masterpiece. Our beautiful house is located just above the beach towns of Mal Pais and Santa Teresa. Nestled in the hillside jungle, the ocean and mountain views extend from every angle of the property. Perfect for couples or small families wanting... View all property information
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013
My husband and I celebrated our 10 year anniversary at Casa Almendro and loved every minute of our week! This place is fantastic! The structure is quite unique; all wood-slatted...
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2012
After our 3rd trip to Casa Almendro, we are officially in love with this place! Privacy, great location, breathtaking views, and all the ammenities you need for a truly wonderful...
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All you can think of in order to have the best vacation ever. located in the most perfect place, in the heart of the action all around, close to the beach and restaurants, but still away of cars, dust, with tons of privacy. special designed house with artistic effects, an outside patio overlooking... View all property information
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014
The house is very unique and different-you won't find anything else like it. I loved that we were close enough to town but just far enough to not feel the crowd. The neighbor is a...
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014
From the moment we arrived, Noa insured that everything was perfect. The house was even better than what we imagined from the pictures on the internet. The home was in immaculate...
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This magical vacation rental is just a few minutes walk to the beach and is like no other in the area...it's built several feet off the ground in a Banyan Tree! Howler and white-faced Capuchin Monkeys frequent the property and love to visit the tree house banyan tree, providing for amazing... View all property information
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014
Overall, the treehouse was a unique experience and we enjoyed our stay there and in Mal Pais; however, there are a few things that are important to know if you plan on staying...
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014
I cannot wait to go back! Yes, it is a tree house! But, with a full kitchen, comfy bed, hot shower, and lovely porch where the monkeys were checking me out. The beach is just...
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Casa Blanca is one of the most desirable houses in Mal Pais/Santa Teresa. It is a modern two-story house with three spacious bedrooms (all with views to die for) and three bathrooms tiled and supplied with Italian furnishings. This modern house is just 1 km from the Mar Azul Beach perched on the... View all property information
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014
I wanted to plan a retreat for my friends - something unique and special. We finally settled on Costa Rica and then found Casa Blanca. The owners were incredibly helpful with...
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014
When you book a holiday, you always wonder what you’ll get. We got it and so much more! My girlfriends and I planned a yoga/massage retreat. The folks at Casa Blanca catered...
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WE'RE LOCATED IN CABUYA, GATE OF CABO BLANCO NATIONAL PARK AND ABSOLUTE RESERVE. IT'S A COZY UNSPOILLED FISHING VILLAGE AT THE BOTTOM OF NICOYA PENINSULA ON THE PACIFIC OCEAN. CABUYA IT'S 3 MILES SOUTH FROM MONTEZUMA AND MAL PAIS. IN THE MIDDLE OF A BIG PRIVATE TROPICAL GARDEN RIGHT IN THE... View all property information
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Mal Pais Vacation Rentals

Near the southernmost tip of Peninsula de Nicoya, Mal Pais offers rocky coves, white sand beaches, waterfalls, rainforests, surfing, and relaxation near a remote fishing village and Cabo Blanco National Park. The prime attraction is surfing at beaches like Playa Mar Azul, Playa Santa Teresa, Playa Manzanillo, and Playa Carmen. Plus there is fishing, boating, snorkeling, diving, hiking, horseback riding, biking, and 4-wheel drive touring. A Mal Pais vacation rental villa, house, or casita offers lushly landscaped privacy amongst toucans, parrots, howler monkeys, and colorful butterflies. Something hard to come by in a luxury hotel room, whatever the price.

San Jose to Mal Pais

A 4-wheel drive vehicle comes in handy for navigating unpaved roads in this still mostly wild area, particularly during the rainy season. Though locals zip around on quad bikes and motorcycles transporting their surfboards. Allow the better part of a day driving from San Jose Costa Rica’s Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO) to your money-saving Mal Pais vacation rental. Budget extra time to board the car ferry from Puntarenas across the Golfo de Nicoya to Paquera on the Peninsula de Nicoya. Or take the short flight from San Jose to Tambor Airport (TMU), and be within an hour of Mal Pais. On arrival, be glad you chose a money-saving Mal Pais vacation rental surrounded by fruit trees and colorful tropical blooms rather than an expensive luxury hotel room.

Beaches & Surfing

Some Mal Pais beaches have little sand, and judging point break direction and swell size requires surfing acumen. A Mal Pais surf camp may be perfect for family members wanting to learn to read the surf better. Santa Teresa’s beaches have more white sand, and point breaks like Suck Rock are almost legendary among surfers flocking here when the seas around Playa Carmen get too rough. Playa Carmen has enough variety to accommodate all levels of surfers, but the swells can get too rough and too frequent to get out during the rainy season. A bit to the north, with waters calmed by a rock jetty, Playa Manzanillo is known for its annual sand castle competition.

Fish & Food

Pick up some produce at Playa Carmen’s Saturday afternoon organic market to go with the fresh fish when you return to your money-saving Mal Pais vacation rental. Sailfish jumping out of the water are most abundant December through May, and catch and release helps preserve billfish populations. Good dinner fish catches to bring back to your vacation rental kitchen or have cooked up locally include yellowfin, skipjack, and big-eye tunas, Spanish mackerel, Mahi-Mahi (dorado), Wahoo, and snook.