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Santa Teresa VS Mal Pais

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Santa Teresa VS Mal Pais

We are taking our family of 10 to this area in January 2014. We have just started to look at rentals but not sure what area we should look. We would like to be walking distance to the downtown area for restaurants. We want to surf, snorkle and hike. I would love any suggestions! Thank you in advance.

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1. Re: Santa Teresa VS Mal Pais



I hope this helps! Highly recommended!


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2. Re: Santa Teresa VS Mal Pais

Santa Teresa has more restaurants to choose from and nicer beach. Mal Pais is a bit quieter and more removed from the multitude of accommodations and restaurants and stores.

Here is a good site to look at maps and accommodations and the variety of stores etc. in proximity to everything.


also, this site:


has a good comparison of some of the accommodation available, amenities and cost break-down.

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3. Re: Santa Teresa VS Mal Pais

Definitely Mal Pais

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