Thanks Aiden and Vicky for graciously hosting myself (again) and my family. The four of us had a fantastic time and seeing all the new amenities since I was last there was incredible. Good on both of you for providing beautiful rooms, great service...incredible food & drink at the Papaya Lounge and for the the couple of nights in our 2 weeks stay we just wanted to rest - THANK YOU for the 'movie room'/telescope for star gazing.
Papaya Lounge Restaurant - go here even if you are staying in the neighboring town of Santa Teresa. The distance is not far and really...if you are eating as you should be in these neighboring towns (with great food) you could use the walk (or bike it...take a cab if your alcohol levels are peaking). Here's the trick: plan a dinner night there...then make sure you go back for their breakfasts. So good. So, so good.
I realize many of the reviews state the location of Mal Pais in relation to Santa Teresa. Personally I prefer staying in Mal pais...I can walk, or bike up to the surf spots in the heart of the town (cross roads where Mal pais and Santa Teresa meet), I can access the jungle road south of Mal Pais by foot if we didn't arrange a car rental and most of all with the nicest people running the hotel there were no issues if we wanted to get somewhere for a day.
Hotel staff - perfect. Food - so good I was asking for recipes. Drinks - too good: I don't dare try and recreate at home for fear of causing myself major disappointment. Rooms...still stellar. Thanks again for a lovely, zero stress vacation!
I really couldn't wait to get out of Samara and get my famjam down to Mal Pais.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Moana is a small luxurious ocean view hotel nestled amongst a rich backdrop of wildlife and jungle. Inspired by Africa for its choice of décor, the beautiful rooms offer tranquility and comfort to all of our guests. Enjoy being served breakfast while you gaze out over the Pacific Ocean. Later hang out at the wonderful pool area and fall asleep on a suspended day bed while the waves crash in the background, paradise awaits! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Moana Hotel Mal Pais
- Hotel Moana Costa Rica/Mal Pais