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    Casa de Noni1 / 29
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    4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8 Quick View
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    Stylish Wooden Ocean View House1 / 31
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    RENT HILLTOP! Best VIEWs, Trop.Villa/Pool/Jacuzzi1 / 27
    (5)Excellent
    2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4 Quick View
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    Reviewed March 5, 2017
    Great place for a couple to unwind amazing view once we arrived there we did not want to leave. Tino the owner was very nice, he meet us at the bakery took us up to the house...
    Reviewed December 20, 2016
    Words cannot express the absolute joy my wife and I had on our honeymoon stay at Villa Katino. The views are breathtaking and the villa is spacious. The host is a great guy who...
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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...
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    Mal Pais, Province of Puntarenas 00000
    Rental Home - 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
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    The March House - Beachfront luxury, Mal Pais, CR1 / 33
    (9)Excellent
    4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 9 Quick View
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    Reviewed April 15, 2017
    The March House is amazing. We don't normally splurge on such luxe accommodations (but our friend arranged rentals for this and the Mahogany House next door (also a very unique...
    Reviewed September 12, 2016
    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...
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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...
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    Mal Pais, Province of Puntarenas 5361
    Rental Home - 4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 9
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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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    Royal Palm Villas- Private Tropical Garden Estate1 / 31
    (2)Excellent
    3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 7 Quick View
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    • Ocean Views
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    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.
    Reviewed February 11, 2017
    Stunning natural setting with mesmerizing landscape and views. A quiet retreat away from the hectic noisy beachfront.I have been coming to the area since 1998 and this clean new...
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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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    Pez Volador1 / 58
    (1)Excellent
    4 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 12 Quick View
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    • Housekeeping Included
    • Waterfront
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    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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    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...
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    Mal Pais, Province of Puntarenas 1010
    Rental Home - 4 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 12
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    2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6 Quick View
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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 Almond House1 / 38
    (1)Excellent
    2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5 Quick View
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    • Mountain Views
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    Reviewed August 25, 2016
    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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    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...
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    Mal Pais, Province of Puntarenas 0000
    Rental Home - 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5
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    Epic Ocean Views at Casa Makasi1 / 51
    (3)Excellent
    4 Bedrooms, 6 Bathrooms, Sleeps 12 Quick View
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    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...
    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...
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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...
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    Mal Pais, Province of Puntarenas 60111
    Rental Home - 4 Bedrooms, 6 Bathrooms, Sleeps 12
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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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    3 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6 Quick View
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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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    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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    2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6 Quick View
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    • Ocean Views
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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...
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    Mal Pais, Province of Puntarenas 1010
    Rental Home - 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
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    3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 7 Quick View
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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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    2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5 Quick View
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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...
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    Mal Pais, Province of Puntarenas 0000
    Rental Home - 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5
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    OCiO | The Ultimate Home Away From Home1 / 10
    (7)Excellent
    8 Bedrooms, 14 Bathrooms, Sleeps 16 Quick View
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    Reviewed March 25, 2017
    It has been a month since visiting Villa Numu and we miss it so much! The villa is amazing, Ignacio and his team are beyond brilliant, breakfast was made beautifully by Rocio...
    Reviewed March 1, 2017
    This was the best trip ever. The staff was great and the food, prepared by own chef, was incredible! I truly recommend this property. We stayed at the largest property, Villa...
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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....
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    Mal Pais, Province of Puntarenas 12650
    Rental Home - 8 Bedrooms, 14 Bathrooms, Sleeps 16
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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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    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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    Casa Moana1 / 21
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    5 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10 Quick View
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    Reviewed 2 weeks ago
    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 4 weeks ago
    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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    Villa Montemeru1 / 50
    (12)Excellent
    4 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8 Quick View
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    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...
    Reviewed December 14, 2016
    Great house, close to town and love the pool. The property is beautiful and the team that works on site is so nice. We will go back one day.
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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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    1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2 Quick View
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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 Blanca1 / 35
    (34)Excellent
    4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8 Quick View
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    Reviewed April 3, 2017
    "Dream Vacation" is an understatement. Casa Blanca is a slice of heaven. This was our second visit and I cannot believe it could get any better. The rooms are...
    Reviewed December 10, 2016
    Beautiful Glass house Casa Blanca is the perfect retreat! Stunning sunsets from the pool, howler monkeys and parakeets visiting you from the surrounding jungles, hidden magical...
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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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    Romantic, Unique 1 BR Tree House- Close to Beach!1 / 39
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    1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 3 Quick View
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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
    Cabin - 1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 3
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    4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 16 Quick View
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    Mal Pais, Province of Puntarenas
    Rental Home - 4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 16
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    5 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8 Quick View
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    Mal Pais, Province of Puntarenas
    Rental Home - 5 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
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    2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6 Quick View
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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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