We just returned from Mal Pais after a nine day trip. We stayed at the Vista de Olas the whole time and loved it. The view, the staff and the accommodation were just what we were looking for in a get-away. The vibe at de Olas is laid back and easy. The sunsets are spectacular and the infinity pool is the perfect place to experience them while sitting at the pool edge or the bar. We were there just last week and yeah the roads were messed up. The rainy season just ended, a lot of the roads are dirt, and hey it's Costa Rica. That means a bit more effort is required to move around. But that effort is well rewarded for sure. We took the jungle ATV tour offered by the hotel and lead by Roger and staffed with his two boys. It was an amazing trip that took us into the jungle, diving into fresh water pools, included a visit to the butterfly farm and then lunch in Montezuma. We took advantage of the fishing excursion and my lovely Donna caught a sizable yellow fin tuna that fed us and the staff for a couple nights. The hotel can arrange any of these types of activities you are into. We stayed in Villa two which had an awesome view and was a great space to chill. The fact that the villa had air con was a plus at times to take the heat and humidity down for a bit. Screens on the windows kept any bugs that may have shown up out and enable you to hear the ocean all night. I've read other reviews about Villa 3 having the killer view, but we looked at all the other villas and they ALL have killer views. You can't go wrong there. Bottom line here is that the Vista de Olas is an amazing place to set your own pace for your vacation above the noise and dust of the main road and town.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Vista de Olas is a refined hotel in Mal Pais perched on top of a peaceful hill. From this vantage point our guests are treated to sweeping views of Mal Pais and watch the most memorable sunsets. The hotel offers 6 sumptuous, secluded deluxe villas with ocean view, AC, open-sky bathroom, and private porch. Hotel amenities include fast WLAN, a luxurious infinity pool and jacuzzi, pool lounge, and the best BBQ restaurant in Mal Pais. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Vista De Olas Mal Pais
- Hotel Vista De Olas Costa Rica/Mal Pais