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Recent Malpais reviews

  • Fabulous property with amazing view

    "This property has everything you could want in a rental property - amenities, comfort, privacy, and last but not least, an absolutely stunning view. Villa Katino is two bedrooms and two bathrooms, and is located atop a hill that overlooks the beaches of Mal Pais and St. Teresa. Although the drive up it steep (4-wheel drive required), the view and the privacy makes it all worthwhile. There is a restaurant at the bottom of the hill (Mary's) which we ate at multiple times on the trip. We loved making breakfast and having our coffee on the patio. It was nice having our own pool and hot tub, and we even viewed a family of monkeys right outside our door. The property owner - Tino - is a very gracious and obliging host. He helped us set up surf lessons, massages at the property, a fishing expedition, and a ziplining tour. It was an easy drive from the property to those activities, as well as to bars/restaurants and grocery stores. Tino even met us at the grocery when we arrived in town to make sure we were able to get everything we needed for our stay. I would absolutely recommend this property to friends and family. It was clean and well-maintained. We count our stay here as one of our favorite trips ever. Do yourself a favor and book your stay now."
    Guest: Julia S. Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: January 6, 2015
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  • The most peaceful place

    "I stayed at this lodge for a very short period, but I did not want to leave. It is the most peaceful place to stay at. Granted that I was there during the low season, but I also know that Mal Pais doesn't get flooded with tourists as other towns in the area, so it's pretty quiet with rock-free beaches. The lodge itself is very clean and the open concept is just a unique and beautiful feature of it, making it aesthetically very pleasing and enjoyable. It has all the necessary furniture, appliances (even a blender)...the owners are very friendly and warm people!"
    Guest: Ma Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: October 31, 2014
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  • Beach Paradise

    "We had a fabulous time at Mal Pais, and loved this house! The listing is very accurate. We visited during the Christmas holidays, and were able to keep the doors and windows in the bedrooms open at night, so we could hear the surf and enjoy the cool breezes, without worrying about mosquitoes. It was delightful! We loved having a well maintained pool to take dips in, before and after going to the most amazing beach (Playa Carmen), 5 minutes away by car. THis was definitely one of the highlights of our stay in Costa Rica. Jose, the property manager was great (though limited english), and there is maid service, every other day--very nice touch! The house is clean and well maintained. If we ever have the privilege to travel to Costa Rica again, we will be staying here...5 days was not long enough!"
    Guest: Cool Mama Date of Stay: December 2014 Review Submitted: January 9, 2015
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  • Paradise

    "I have stayed in this house three times over 6 years. The first, my now husband and I fell in love. The second, we brought all our loved ones and had our wedding. And we just returned to celebrate our 5 year wedding anniversary. To say that it's special to us, is an understatement. But for the sake of this review, I will try and leave my obsession for this home aside. THE HOUSE: The house itself rests right on the beach. You will spend most of your time in the wade-in pool and you can hear the waves while you swim. The pool is the center of the home (you can see in the pictures)--each morning you will open the huge glass and wooden doors to the outside, connecting indoors directly to the outdoors. The grounds are landscaped impeccably. Inside, each of the suites could be their own stand alone living quarters. You have complete privacy, they're hugely spacious and they are romantic and grand. Each opens to the outside. And most importantly, they are all air conditioned (it's hot in Costa Rica!). When we didn't enjoy dinners outside, we would take advantage of the giant dining area and create massive spreads for everyone. After dinner, we would have cocktails at the tiki bar in the house and typically head back to the pool. The house is so customized. The wood comes from the owners teak farm and every detail has been taken into consideration--it just feels so special. LOCATION: Nothing is more than a 5 minute quad ride away, but you feel like you're totally secluded. You can go ziplining right up the road. We always go to the fishing boats to get fresh fish. And we love to stop in and visit friends at the Surf Camp--each time, our guests have taken surf lessons and loved it. You can get a board for the day for (something like) $10. You have tons of restaurants around you! DINING: Mal Pais has amazing food. Our favorite is Mary's. We literally ordered every item on their special board and weren't disappointed with a single dish. The sushi place is great, but the service is pretty lax. There's a new bakery that has amazing coffee and delicious breakfast. There's so many great restaurants on the beach--really you can slip into most places and just have aps and cocktails for very little money and just enjoy the beauty of this place. TIP: You have to have a quad/ 4-wheeler. They're not cheap and you don't want to run out of gas."
    Guest: wobblenot Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 13, 2014
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