We just got back from our trip in Costa Rica and had to tell all about the Moana Lodge.
Mal Pais is a very dusty place this time of year. If you eat outside in town you will have to contend with a cloud of dust with your food. I tell you this because, as we drove into town before finding the hotel I was worried how the hotel would be. As it turns out, the hotel is nicely situated on top of the hill away from the dust.
We reserved the most modest of the rooms available. It was clean and comfortable with nice decor. Pool was almost outside our door but still secluded via landscaping.
The staff and owners went out of their way to make sure we all were happy. Always available for our request. We were leaving at 4:00am and they came by that night to say bye and to give us a breakfast to go (never had that happen before).
The resturant was on the very top of the hill with a GREAT view of the ocean. I wish I could say the food was as wonderful as everything else but it had a lot to be desired.
We wanted to ride horses and they set that up for the next day. Horses were on the premises and were well taken care of. Two hour ride was only $40 each (thats a deal).
This was one of our favorite places we stayed in Costa Rica