After a long study of all the hotels in Mal Pais and the visit to many of them, I can say that Moana can be considered as one of the best.
1. Perfect location for those with car.
Moana is situated a little bit up, on a hill which gives it a prerogative not to be covered by dust that Mal Pais is famous for. The nearest beach is about 2 km away so it's really important to have a car as the road is again-very dusty and unpleasant to walk.
2. The restaurant is outstanding.
I've visited many good restaurants on the coast like Nectar of Flor Blanca hotel, Brisas del Mar, Habanero etc. but Papaya Lounge from Moana stays the best. It has a fantastic view, delicious cuisine, first class service and relaxing atmosphere.
3. The rooms.
I've stayed at Deluxe room which was nice and simple. Decorated in african style, very comfortable big bad and always clean. No bugs, no spiders, no nothing scary that I was so afraid of to see crowling on my leg at night.
4. The staff.
The owners are very welcoming and helpful. The room service girls are always smiling and whatever problem you have they'll try to help you
5. The atmosphere.
As the hotel in pretty far from the center it's quite and relaxing.
A little far from the beach and the center which is nothing if you have a car.
- 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