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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 00000
    5 of 5 stars Reviewed 23 March 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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    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 ! View all property information
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    Mal Pais, Province of Puntarenas 00000
    5 of 5 stars Reviewed 29 February 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...
    5 of 5 stars Reviewed 21 December 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. This...
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    <BR><BR>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.<BR>Our house is spacious and perfect for your home base, to gather... View all property information
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    Mal Pais, Province of Puntarenas V0N 1V0
    5 of 5 stars Reviewed 10 January 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...
    5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 June 2015
    This house was awesome!!!We enjoyed cooking breakfast in and grilling out. The pool was so nice, clean and refreshing. It was perfect after our daily adventures. We also spent...
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    This beautiful Casita is a private haven. Nestled up on the hill behind the fishing village of Mal Pais, it is a quiet retreat surrounded by the tropical jungle with 180 degree views of the sea. Enjoy luxury in the jungle.<BR>This casita is beautifully built with solid wood pillars,high ceilings... View all property information
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    Mal Pais, Province of Puntarenas 2201
    5 of 5 stars Reviewed 19 April 2016
    My wife, my daughter and I spent a glorious six days in this absolute gem of a vacation rental house! The location and setting are absolutely perfect as this house is poised on...
    5 of 5 stars Reviewed 14 October 2015
    The pictures do not even come close to the beauty of this property. We arrived at night, and our casita was candlelight and had an aroma like I had entered a spa. I knew then, I...
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    5 of 5 stars (4) Excellent
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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 12650
    5 of 5 stars Reviewed 20 December 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 18 December 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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    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 60111
    5 of 5 stars Reviewed 27 November 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 21 October 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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    4 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 12 | Quick View
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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 1010
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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 60111
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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 60111
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    5 of 5 stars (1) Excellent
    Private Room, 6 Bathrooms, Sleeps 12 | Quick View
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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 00000
    5 of 5 stars Reviewed 10 April 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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    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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    Mal Pais, Province of Puntarenas 60111
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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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    Mal Pais, Province of Puntarenas 1010
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    4.5 of 5 stars (19) Very good
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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 18 February 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 15 February 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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    10 Bedrooms, 15 Bathrooms, Sleeps 20 | Quick View
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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
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    5 of 5 stars (31) Excellent
    4 Bedrooms, 7 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8 | Quick View
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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... View all property information
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    Mal Pais, Province of Puntarenas MPCR
    5 of 5 stars Reviewed 17 May 2016
    Made my FOURTH trip to the villa in February and honestly, I don't think I could be disappointed. It's a magical house in a magical place. As I've said before, be ready for some...
    5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 March 2016
    I really can't say enough nice things about this remarkable villa. The pictures provide a very accurate description of the property and my expectations were exceeded. Over the...
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    4.5 of 5 stars (6) Very good
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    Casa Almendro de la Montana is an architectural masterpiece. Our beautiful house is located just above the beach towns of Mal Pais and Santa Teresa. Nestled in the hillside jungle, the ocean and mountain views extend from every angle of the property. Perfect for couples or small families wanting... View all property information
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    Mal Pais, Province of Puntarenas 00000
    5 of 5 stars Reviewed 22 January 2015
    A week was not long enough. I stayed in the casita (the studio with the big cow painting in the pictures) with a friend and we fell in love with the place. If learning how to surf...
    5 of 5 stars Reviewed 8 January 2013
    My husband and I celebrated our 10 year anniversary at Casa Almendro and loved every minute of our week! This place is fantastic! The structure is quite unique; all wood-slatted...
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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 0000
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    Rancho Cielo is a luxurious six bedroom ECO home set on a private, 24 acre property with breathtaking views of Playa Hermosa, north Santa Teresa. The farm has been nurtured with love for mother nature and offers the ultimate private get away for the discerning traveller. We have strived to create a... View all property information
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    Mal Pais, Province of Puntarenas 60111
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    !This unique home is not to be missed! Toucans, parrots and monkeys are just a few of the dayly visitors, the house is surrounded by the jungles canopy and boast views of the ocean and mesmerizing sunsets. Tucked away in the Malpais mountains away from the main street dusty areas yet 200 meters... View all property information
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    Mal Pais, Province of Puntarenas 0000
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    Casa Encantada is an elegant spacious dream vacation rental sprawling over 6000 sq.ft. Enjoy your luxury tropical vacation in this stunning private residence. Not only is the construction a marvel, but the house is virtually resting on the sand at only 50 meters from the beach, with an amazing... View all property information
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    Mal Pais, Province of Puntarenas
    5 of 5 stars Reviewed 20 April 2016
    The ten days we stayed at Casa Encantada rank among our top three vacations - among crewed yacht charters in the Grenadines and 5 Star Hotel hopping in Northern Italy. This is a...
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    The Nicoya peninsula is known as the biggest Blue Zone in the world, Costa Rica is one of the most healthiest places to live, for a number of different reasons; their diets of vegetables, fruits, white meat, and nothing processed, to their daily routine of walking, swimming, and finally being... View all property information
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    Mal Pais, Province of Puntarenas 0000
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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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    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 0000
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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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    Mal Pais, Province of Puntarenas 123456
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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 60111
    5 of 5 stars Reviewed 18 January 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 24 July 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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    All you can think of in order to have the best vacation ever. located in the most perfect place, in the heart of the action all around, close to the beach and restaurants, but still away of cars, dust, with tons of privacy. special designed house with artistic effects, an outside patio overlooking... View all property information
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    Mal Pais, Province of Puntarenas 60111
    3 of 5 stars Reviewed 16 December 2014
    The house is very unique and different-you won't find anything else like it. I loved that we were close enough to town but just far enough to not feel the crowd. The neighbor is a...
    5 of 5 stars Reviewed 28 November 2014
    From the moment we arrived, Noa insured that everything was perfect. The house was even better than what we imagined from the pictures on the internet. The home was in immaculate...
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    Vista Naranja is an energetically healing home, built in 2011. The house has been designed honoring the ancient tradition of “Feng Shui” and is inlayed with hidden crystals throughout its architecture. Special measurements and orientation of architectural features in the home help it to harmonize... View all property information
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    Mal Pais, Province of Puntarenas 60111
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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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    Mal Pais, Province of Puntarenas 60111
    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.