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    RENT HILLTOP! Best VIEWs, Trop.Villa/Pool/Jacuzzi1 / 27
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    2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4 Quick View
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    Epic Ocean Views at Casa Makasi1 / 51
    (4)Excellent
    4 Bedrooms, 6 Bathrooms, Sleeps 12 Quick View
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    The March House - Beachfront luxury, Mal Pais, CR1 / 33
    (10)Excellent
    4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 9 Quick View
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    Royal Palm Villas- Private Tropical Garden Estate1 / 31
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    3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 7 Quick View
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    Reviewed August 16, 2017
    My husband and I spent a month house sitting in the main home while this villa was being finished out. It is all absolutely beautiful! The villa is luxury gorgeous. Life is at...
    Reviewed April 10, 2017
    wonderful house, up on the hill, with breezes and view of the ocean from the pool.beautiful design.gorgeous spacious deck.amazing grounds and gardens. highly recommended.
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    FIVE MINUTE DRIVE to Mal Pais/ Santa Teresa city center, luxury villa on a secluded tropical landscaped 6.5 acre property with stunning ocean views. Brand new luxury 3 bedroom fully furnished villa. Enjoy the amazing large pool with its 180 degree view of the ocean and rolling hills. Away from the...
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    Mal Pais, Province of Puntarenas 11111
    Rental Home - 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 7
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    Casa de Noni1 / 29
    (3)Excellent
    4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8 Quick View
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    Reviewed April 20, 2017
    Beautiful home, once arrived even more beautiful than the pictures. Our favorite was relaxing on the big deck every morning and evening in the leather and wood rocking chairs...
    Reviewed January 9, 2016
    It is easy for me to write that the highlight of my family's trip to Costa Rica was staying at the Casa de Noni in Mal Pais. This beautiful home, with an amazing pool, exceeded...
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    Casa de Noni is a perfect tropical family home, nestled between the Costa Rican rain forest and the beautiful beaches. The house is well suited to accommodate an extended family with two fully equipped kitchens up & down. Our house is spacious and perfect for your home base, to gather your strength...
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    Mal Pais, Province of Puntarenas V0N 1V0
    Rental Home - 4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
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    Fall in love with our super stylish bungalow, in the little rural fishing town of Mal Pais. A minimalist elegant design with exposed brick, for a city style feeling nicely contrasting with our tropical jungle setting. Take shorts walks to the beach and minutes from downtown for some great dining...
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    Mal Pais, Province of Puntarenas 60111
    Rental Home - 1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
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    Casa Estrellita Del Mar1 / 18
    (1)Excellent
    2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4 Quick View
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    Reviewed August 17, 2016
    I have been coming to Costa Rica for the past 7 years and I always stay in Mal Pais. This house was everything that I could have asked for. It is a short walk to the beaches...
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    Casa Clarava offers pet-friendly accommodations in Mal País. Santa Teresa is 4.4 miles away. Free WiFi is available throughout the property and free private parking is available on site. This apartment is equipped with a flat-screen TV. A microwave, a refrigerator and stovetop are also featured,...
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    Mal Pais, Province of Puntarenas 60111
    Condo/Apartment - 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
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    Casa Moana1 / 21
    (2)Excellent
    5 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10 Quick View
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    Reviewed June 7, 2017
    My family (2 adults and 2 kids) and my sister in law (2 adults and 2 teenagers) and mother-in law for a few days had a wonderful week at Moana house and highly recommend it for...
    Reviewed May 23, 2017
    We had the pleasure of staying at this lovely House for a week in Mal Pais and we love it.Karla greeted us on arrival and she gave us guidance on all facilities available both...
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    Casa Moana is a spectacular new ocean view self catering house that offers you all the luxuries you could ever wish for, guaranteeing the perfect secluded and memorable vacation. The house provides privacy, comfort and the convenience of being located only 1.5kms from the centre of town. Situated...
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    Mal Pais, Province of Puntarenas 611
    Rental Home - 5 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10
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    UNIQUE LUXURY VILLA &BEST PANORAMIC SUNSET VIEW1 / 61
    (7)Excellent
    3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6 Quick View
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    Reviewed February 25, 2017
    This is an incredible house to stay at, in an ideal and safe location. This was our first time in Costa Rica and we decided to look for something different. This house was just...
    Reviewed February 6, 2017
    thank you beauty , your luxury home is really unique as stated . your care and all that has to do with my family experience is what we will never forget in life time . whoever...
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    UNIQUE LUXURY HOME AND BEST OCEAN SIGHT VIEW IN MAL-PAIS. 350METERS FROM THE BEACH,TERRIFIC VIEWS FROM ALL THE ROOMS .LOTE SIZE .22,000M2.CONSTRUCTED AREA 400M2. GARDEN OF 22,000M2 SWIMMING POOL 12METERS LONG AND A RANGE OF 100M2. FROM THE ROOMS & LIVING ROOM YOU HAVE A PANORAMIC SUNSET VIEW IN THE...
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    Mal Pais, Province of Puntarenas 60111
    Rental Home - 3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
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    Stylish Wooden Ocean View House1 / 31
    (4)Excellent
    3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8 Quick View
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    Reviewed February 28, 2016
    My family and I stayed here for a couple nights and it was very hard to leave. The location is perfect. The home layout is beautiful and very open. The pool is situated perfect...
    Reviewed December 20, 2015
    Couldn't recommend this place highly enough. Billy and Lisa were lovely hosts, the house is gorgeous, fantastic view, and very conveniently located to mal pais/santa teresa...
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    Stylish wooden house with great ocean views situated in a beautiful tropical setting. Private, safe and secure with close proximity to all amenities. Come relax and enjoy the serenity of Mal Pais and all it has to offer !
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    Mal Pais, Province of Puntarenas 00000
    Rental Home - 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
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    Modern Rustic Villa, Walk 2 Beach & Relax Poolside1 / 38
    (3)Excellent
    5 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 12 Quick View
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    • Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
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    Reviewed April 8, 2017
    What to say about MalPais, Adi and his house? ... Wow words can't describe. We have 2 kids (8 year old Boy and 5 year old girl). I grew surfing and always wanted to go to CR...
    Reviewed February 28, 2016
    I loved this place! It was right next to the jungle and you could saw little monkeys jumping on the trees. I liked how the house was decorated.We had a great time and you not...
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    The Pacific Villa is nestled on 53,000 sq/ft of lush tropical jungle in the heart of Mal Pais, Costa Rica. This modern vacation villa rental offers privacy, all the modern amenities you can ask for, while allowing our guests to feel the rhythm of this quaint coastal village. Designed and inspired...
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    Mal Pais, Province of Puntarenas 60111
    Rental Home - 5 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 12
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    Casa Wave - Unique & Artistic Luxury 3bedroom Villa with Oceanview infinity pool1 / 36
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    3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10 Quick View
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    Reviewed April 25, 2017
    My family and I had a great time. Andrea, Luis and Reina were very kind to us. I had hurt my leg prior to arrival and they made special accomodations to help me enjoy the stay...
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    This artistic unique architectural masterpiece sits above the famous beaches of Malpais, Playa Carmen and Santa Teresa. The curved shape of the roof is inspired by the rolling waves of the Pacific Ocean that are visible from almost every inch of this amazing ocean view home. The ceiling reaches...
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    Mal Pais, Province of Puntarenas 60111
    Rental Home - 3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10
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    Beautiful 3 bedroom, 3 and half bath villa, located just above the surfer town of Mal Pais and Santa Teresa - In the heart of an amazing floor and fauna, you'll be amazed by the immensity of a jungle, ocean and mountain views.Perfect for honyemooners and families!! Privacy, safety and comfort are...
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    Mal Pais, Province of Puntarenas 60111
    Rental Home - 3 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
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    2 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5 Quick View
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    The Pacific Beach House is a stylish 2 bedroom and 2.5 bathroom eclectic setup, it emits an inviting atmosphere which you'll feel the minute you arrive. Our cozy vacation home rental lets our guests enjoy their holiday in privacy and is ideally located for the adventurous traveler who wants to...
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    Mal Pais, Province of Puntarenas 60111
    Rental Home - 2 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5
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    Pachamama Tropical Garden Lodge1 / 25
    (3)Excellent
    2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4 Quick View
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    Reviewed March 15, 2017
    Pachamama has always been an incredible and positive experience. Having stayed here numerous times over the past few years Pachamama and the area is yet to disappoint. Franz...
    Reviewed January 17, 2016
    This was one of our most delightful vacations ever. Pachamama was built with true love and craftmanship by owner Franz, and is a great place to stay. Franz is very helpful...
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    Hola ,<BR>Thank you very much for your request and for considering us as an option for your vacation.<BR>We have availabilities, <BR>and can offer you this below written option,<BR>Casa Pachamama, sleeps up to four people. It is very private, full equipped with AC, kitchen, fridge, mixer, coffee...
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    Mal Pais, Province of Puntarenas 60111
    Rental Home - 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
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    Casa Blanca1 / 35
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    4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8 Quick View
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    Reviewed 1 week ago
    My family visited Casa Blanca for an amazing seven days of bliss. It felt like we were staying in our own personal resort. From the gourmet kitchen and open floor plan inside...
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago
    We have been renting this house since 2015. We've been going back every year and stayed in this house. Davie and his wife Lisbeth (care taker) always there for us whenever we...
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    Casa Blanca is one of the most desirable houses in Mal Pais/Santa Teresa. It is a modern two-story house with three spacious bedrooms (all with views to die for) and three bathrooms tiled and supplied with Italian furnishings. This modern house is just 1 km from the Mar Azul Beach perched on the...
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    Mal Pais, Province of Puntarenas MPCR
    Rental Home - 4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
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    Mid-century modern meets Japanese inspired hardwood jungle vibe. The Mahogany Beachhouse is an intimate, private, open-air experience steps from the beach on a private cove in old-town Mal Pais. The authentic minimalistic yet luxurious jungle - beach lifestyle laid out in all its simple beauty. Two...
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    Mal Pais, Province of Puntarenas 0000
    Rental Home - 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
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    The Pacific Penthouse, is a modern 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom house located in the rustic little beach town of Mal Pais, Costa Rica. Sliding glass doors practically take up the entire west facing part of the house which open up to an expansive balcony overlooking the pool. The balcony has ample space...
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    Mal Pais, Province of Puntarenas 60111
    Rental Home - 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 7
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    Exotic gardens and views! Family friendly!1 / 21
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    Mal Pais, Province of Puntarenas 60111
    Rental Home - 6 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 7
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    Mal Pais, Province of Puntarenas
    Rental Home - 5 Bedrooms, 7 Bathrooms, Sleeps 12
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    Mal Pais, Province of Puntarenas V7W 2G1
    Rental Home - 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6
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    Mal Pais, Province of Puntarenas
    Rental Home - 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
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    Steps from Beach 4 bungalows Santa Teresa Costa Rica1 / 24
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    Rental Home - 4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 16
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    Villa Montemeru1 / 50
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    4 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8 Quick View
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    Reviewed 1 week ago
    I'm late on my review as my husband and guests visited in July 2016, however I wanted to share my experience. After 6 months of research for the perfect location of our vow...
    Reviewed March 7, 2017
    It was a big contrast to the snowy and cold Austrian mountains. So we enjoyed the warm climate and during this time of the year "mosquito free" surounding very much. We...
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    Villa Montemeru offers simple yet sophisticated and elegant accommodations. From nearly every angle one enjoys magnificent views of the Pacific ocean with sunsets to die for. The house is custom furnished with beds, tables, chairs and closets in various tropical hardwoods. There are altogether four...
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    Mal Pais, Province of Puntarenas 60111
    Rental Home - 4 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
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    Romantic, Unique 1 BR Tree House- Close to Beach!1 / 39
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    Reviewed December 29, 2016
    I can't express enough how magical this tree house truly is!Kurt is clearly a master of design with an exceptional eye for detail.We spent three wonderfully relaxing days here...
    Reviewed February 17, 2016
    I had the pleasure of spending 3 nights at the Tree House. The location was quiet with a great host. The Tree House was clean and comfortable, the pool is spectacular. I...
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    This magical vacation rental is just a few minutes walk to the beach and is like no other in the area...it's built several feet off the ground in a Banyan Tree! Howler and white-faced Capuchin Monkeys frequent the property and love to visit the tree house banyan tree, providing for amazing...
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    Mal Pais, Province of Puntarenas
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    Mal Pais Vacation Rentals

    Near the southernmost tip of Peninsula de Nicoya, Mal Pais offers rocky coves, white sand beaches, waterfalls, rainforests, surfing, and relaxation near a remote fishing village and Cabo Blanco National Park. The prime attraction is surfing at beaches like Playa Mar Azul, Playa Santa Teresa, Playa Manzanillo, and Playa Carmen. Plus there is fishing, boating, snorkeling, diving, hiking, horseback riding, biking, and 4-wheel drive touring. A Mal Pais vacation rental villa, house, or casita offers lushly landscaped privacy amongst toucans, parrots, howler monkeys, and colorful butterflies. Something hard to come by in a luxury hotel room, whatever the price.

    San Jose to Mal Pais

    A 4-wheel drive vehicle comes in handy for navigating unpaved roads in this still mostly wild area, particularly during the rainy season. Though locals zip around on quad bikes and motorcycles transporting their surfboards. Allow the better part of a day driving from San Jose Costa Rica’s Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO) to your money-saving Mal Pais vacation rental. Budget extra time to board the car ferry from Puntarenas across the Golfo de Nicoya to Paquera on the Peninsula de Nicoya. Or take the short flight from San Jose to Tambor Airport (TMU), and be within an hour of Mal Pais. On arrival, be glad you chose a money-saving Mal Pais vacation rental surrounded by fruit trees and colorful tropical blooms rather than an expensive luxury hotel room.

    Beaches & Surfing

    Some Mal Pais beaches have little sand, and judging point break direction and swell size requires surfing acumen. A Mal Pais surf camp may be perfect for family members wanting to learn to read the surf better. Santa Teresa’s beaches have more white sand, and point breaks like Suck Rock are almost legendary among surfers flocking here when the seas around Playa Carmen get too rough. Playa Carmen has enough variety to accommodate all levels of surfers, but the swells can get too rough and too frequent to get out during the rainy season. A bit to the north, with waters calmed by a rock jetty, Playa Manzanillo is known for its annual sand castle competition.

    Fish & Food

    Pick up some produce at Playa Carmen’s Saturday afternoon organic market to go with the fresh fish when you return to your money-saving Mal Pais vacation rental. Sailfish jumping out of the water are most abundant December through May, and catch and release helps preserve billfish populations. Good dinner fish catches to bring back to your vacation rental kitchen or have cooked up locally include yellowfin, skipjack, and big-eye tunas, Spanish mackerel, Mahi-Mahi (dorado), Wahoo, and snook.

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