and always a total blast!! I've been 4 times now and have never had a bad trip. I went down there solo the past two trips and stayed in the shared ranchos for $15/night. The ranchos are open air, so you're somewhat in the elements..which has never been an issue. Bugs never were a problem. You can hear the surf at night and it stays pretty cool in the room especially in the evenings. Days are a little warmer, but with the sea breeze and fans it's not bad! They have added secure safes in the rooms now which is a big plus since theft can be an issue in Costa Rica...Always fun waves out front (5-10min walk) and cool people to hang out with. Food is great, pool is awesome, restaurant/bar/hang out is perfect for chilling out and enjoying the free WIFI. The folks who run the camp(Douglas, H, Elise) are awesome and want their guests to enjoy themselves! They'll welcome you like family. I'm going back again soon...If you want to surf your brains out and not worry about driving all over the country trying to find the perfect wave this is the place(and having traveled the coast-Mal Pais/Santa Teresa are some of the best and most consistent waves you'll find)...If you're looking for a romantic getaway with the wife you ought to shell out a few bucks for the nicer rooms or look at more luxury places.
- Also Known As:
- Mal Pais Surf Camp Hotel Mal Pais
- Mal Pais Surf Camp And Resort
- Mal Pais Surf Camp & Resort Costa Rica