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Recent Malpais reviews

  • Stunning sunset view & marvelous modern home!

    "We live locally in San Jose and wanted a weekend escape during the off-season to Malpais. We had a perfect stay in this gorgeous house! What a view indeed -- it's like 180-degree view of the ocean. It is a steep climb but that's the price for a beautiful view. We had a 4x4 SUV and it was not a problem. The inside is crisp and modern and I wish my kitchen was this size at home! But the main attraction is the outdoor terrace and infinity pool, where we spent the bulk of our time...lounging, relaxing and soaking up nature: butterflies and greenry. The rooms are really big, and our friends who joined us and stayed in one of the bungalows loved how cozy it was. And they said there is an ocean view everywhere...from the bed, even from the bathroom! We will totally recommend this property to friends who are looking for a piece of paradise, and we'll be back!"
    Guest: Marcia M. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 11, 2014
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  • Loved every minute

    "My dream came true - always wanted to visit Costa Rica and for my 40th my husband arranged everything. We spent 2 weeks in paradise. Our first week was by the Arenal volcano then to the beach area of Mal Pais. We spent 6 nights in this beautiful house - the house and property was just breathtaking. We absolutely enjoyed staying there, the property was so lush with tropical plants and so many trees - I am not a "pool" person, but the saltwater pool surrounded by the palm trees changed my way of thinking! We loved how the whole house could be opened up to feel the breezes, view the scenery and hear the wildlife (could hear some howler monkeys and saw them 3 times). The area was perfect for us, not too close and not too far from anything. The beach is about a 5 minute drive, there are great restaurants and 2 nights we used the the grill to cook fish we caught, and we even had breakfast 3 of the mornings at the house - grocery stores close by and the kitchen had everything we needed. One of my favorite parts of the trip and what I will truly miss is how beautiful the night sky is there. Stargazing there is amazing, especially from the 3rd floor open balcony on those unique hanging beds! For me this trip was a dream come true and this house, area, people did not disappoint. Also, have to mention that Jose the caretaker was so pleasant and helpful, we were unfortunately were a little late on arrival and he was so gracious about that."
    Guest: Maria Date of Stay: January 2015 Review Submitted: February 4, 2015
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  • Loved It

    "We spent most mornings, early, walking and hiking the area, turning right or left on all of the paths. The walks were roughly 1.5 hours and saw an abundance of wildlife(anteater, snakes, parrots, toucans, monkeys, iguanas, etc.) It was a nice way to start the day and get moving. This was our eighth trip to Costa Rica and second time at this house and our goal was hiking, fishing and exploring the back roads and restaurants. You need to drive to Mal Pais to organize your fishing with the locals. We caught a sailfish, barracuda, tuna, amber jack, spanish mackeral etc. Great eating. Bring it home or get a restaurant in Santa Theresa to cook you lunch with your fish. A really neat drive is turn right out the house and go to Coyote. You must drive through three rivers(shallow). The drive is about 50 minutes and when you come to the main intersection in Coyote go straight through and a restaurant on your left is a must(Best coconut shrimp ever) went here three times for lunch. The area is beautiful and out of the way which we liked. Bill and Frank were great. A must for Costa Rica."
    Guest: Martin L. Date of Stay: January 2015 Review Submitted: February 13, 2015
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  • Paradise Found

    "We stayed at Casa Teka for 5 days and we had a truly amazing experience. This beautiful home is close enough to town, but far away from the traffic. The only sounds you can hear is the ocean waves crashing on a tranquil beach only steps away and the monkeys and exotic birds playing in the mango trees throughout the lush green garden setting surrounding the property. The large open outdoor deck lets you be one with nature as you sit within the tree canopy. The local market one block away has all the food essentials and supplies that you would need and Mary's restaurant (walking distance) is a great place to treat yourself to dinner. I would recommend Casa Teka for a family vacation, romantic getaway, surf/fishing trip, or anyone who wants to have an authentic Costa Rican experience. The manager Pia took great care of us and we are already looking forward to our next visit. Pura vida."
    Guest: Andrew Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: July 27, 2014
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