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    Setting the highest standard, this luxury beachfront home, The March House, oozes understated luxury, taste and style and looks onto a beautiful peaceful beachfront and garden setting within an almost “private” bay. Well known in the area, this house is located in the charming beach town of Mal... View all property information
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    Mal Pais, Province of Puntarenas
    5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago
    This beautiful and exclusive well equipped luxury mansion is very spacious yet cozy with different areas for all family activities and enjoyment. Its very comfortable, airy and...
    5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016
    We spent 17 days in Costa Rica. We stayed in five different locations, varied and unique in their own way. There was a general consensus among the eight people in our group that...
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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... View all property information
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    Mal Pais, Province of Puntarenas
    5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016
    I have had the good fortune to vacation at Villa Montemeru four times in the past five years. And I can't wait to go back again. Located on a hillside with a 180 degree view up...
    5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016
    Costa Rica has so much to offer, it's unlikely one can experience everything in one trip. For our last trip to Costa our group decided we would take things easy and plant...
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    A perfect getaway home tucked in the hills of Mal Pais with spectacular views of the mountains, jungle and ocean. This home is designed with an open air feel so you can enjoy the surroundings. The pool is a perfect place to spend your afternoons or head to the beach and get back for sunset which... View all property information
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    Mal Pais, Province of Puntarenas
    5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago
    We're already planning our next trip! Seriously and incredible place to stay. We stayed for 10 nights and we were so sad to leave. The caretaker Juan Carlos and the housekeeper...
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    You would rent the upper hilltop of our 6 hectare property by your own - with our tropical house (1 honeymoon suite with bathroom and another bedroom with bathroom), big open roofed area with kitchen, infinity pool (11 meter x 5 meter) with beach entrance and very big grass outside area!!! In the... View all property information
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    Mal Pais, Province of Puntarenas
    5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016
    My husband and I chose to stay here for the first part of our honeymoon and only wish we would have stayed longer. We loved every moment on the property and around Mal Pais. From...
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    STUNNING new 4 BEDROOM LUXURY VILLA surrounded by BREATH-TAKING OCEAN VIEWS and lush green JUNGLE. Located in the hills of Mal Pais, Costa Rica just 4 minutes from the town and cross-roads. In a Tropical Modern setting and design, enjoy the comfort of luxury within the peace and quiet of the... View all property information
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    Mal Pais, Province of Puntarenas
    5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014
    I have been visiting Costa Rica for years now but casa makasi made our last trip by far the best one! The luxurious house, the great service from the owner who lives close by...
    5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014
    Not only is the view the best around but the house and accommodations were top notch as well! The infinity pool was one of my favorite places to watch sunset and have a few drinks...
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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... View all property information
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    Mal Pais, Province of Puntarenas
    5 of 5 stars 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...
    5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014
    Our stay at Pacific Azure was everything and more then what we could have wanted! Our days started on the balcony, surrounded by lush jungle, listining to howler monkeys, enjoying...
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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... View all property information
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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... View all property information
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    Mal Pais, Province of Puntarenas
    5 of 5 stars 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 with...
    5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015
    We stayed here (with our 2 teenagers) for 5 nights in July of 2015. The home was clean and very comfortable. The gardens are amazingly beautiful and we saw toucans, parrots and...
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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... View all property information
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    Mal Pais, Province of Puntarenas
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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... View all property information
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    Mal Pais, Province of Puntarenas
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    OCiO consists of three luxury villas, and it was founded on the simple idea that a vacation should be a balance of relaxation and discovery. Take your first surfing lesson, zip line through the jungle canopy, catch the biggest mahi mahi, and then return to OCiO to relax in your private villa.... View all property information
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    Mal Pais, Province of Puntarenas
    5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015
    We stayed at Casa Nimbu, the largest house in the compound. The palatial sized rooms featured outdoor showers and baths in fabulously landscaped jungle gardens with imaginative...
    5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015
    I can't explain this place in words that would even begin to do it justice! The staff was wonderful, the views are to die for and the property itself is absolutely gorgeous...
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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... View all property information
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    Mal Pais, Province of Puntarenas
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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... View all property information
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    Mal Pais, Province of Puntarenas
    5 of 5 stars 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 enjoyed...
    5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2016
    My wife and I stayed at the tree house for two nights. It was our favorite part of our trip. We loved the tree houses great craftsmanship and the feel of sleeping in the jungle...
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    An intimate B&B hotel set within flowering gardens A 90-hectares private reserve next to Cabo Blanco National Park Serenity and peace, a 15-min drive from Santa Teresa Animal and bird watching on 1.4 miles of jungle trails Horseback riding tours on the beach or in the hills next to Cabo Blanco... View all property information
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    Mal Pais, Province of Puntarenas
    5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015
    Star Mountain is an amazing jungle retreat in the middle of the Costa Rican rain forrest. On the tip of the Nicoya Peninsula and abutting Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve, the animal...
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    4 bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths, sleeps 10 Casa Pez Volador An architectural gem in the heart of the jungle. A breathtaking view with an unbelievable infinity edge pool. Located in the most sought after and prestigious neighborhood in the area. The incredible coastline views and warm, tropical breezes... View all property information
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    Mal Pais, Province of Puntarenas
    5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016
    On our first night here we had a blast and was so excited about our stay here for the next 8 days.. Then at night you can hear all kinds of animals outside... This is our 2nd...
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    Enjoy the privacy of our vacation home, set in the lush garden of “The Place”. Conveniently located in Mal Pais, in walking distance to the main beach playa Carmen, which is one of the most popular surf beaches in the area, restaurants, banks, doctor office and shops.<BR>The house features 2... View all property information
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    This luxury villa is a new construction in Mal Pais, Costa Rica. 9 Degrees at Mal Pais was designed to fit in to the green thinking and philosophy of Costa Rica. This ocean view vacation rental uses solar power to run the salt water pool and to heat the water for the showers. The house also... View all property information
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    Villa Montemeru offers simple yet sophisticated and elegant accommodations. You enjoy magnificent views of the Pacific ocean from nearly every angle, with sunsets to die for. The house is custom furnished with beds, tables, chairs and closets in various tropical hardwoods. There are altogether four... View all property information
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    Guests will soon discover seclusion, elegance and serenity when staying at this newly completed, contemporary and stylish property in this idyllic and sought after location. Overlooking the Pacific Ocean and adjacent to the spectacular and renowned Cabo Blanco National Park, Casa Brisas boasts... View all property information
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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,... View all property information
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    Mal Pais, Province of Puntarenas
    5 of 5 stars 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 and...
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    OCiO consists of three stunning luxury villas, and it was founded on the simple idea that a vacation should be a balance of relaxation and discovery. Take your first surfing lesson, zip line through the jungle canopy, catch the biggest mahi mahi, and then return to OCiO to relax in your private... View all property information
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    Mal Pais, Province of Puntarenas
    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.