Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Most will like it if you have a car to go to Santa Teresa
I think most people would really like this place but I didn't like it because it was too modern and I felt like I was in an apartment or motel room in the U.S. I was by myself so the other negative is that there is no town nearby to meet people. Mal Pais is not a town. It consists of one tiny grocery store and one restaurant named Mary's. Mary's is right across the dirt road and is very nice with great food and drink and is upscale but homey.
The nearest town is Santa Teresa and is about 1.25 miles away. So having a car would be good. Or, one can take a taxi for $6 U.S. one way which is what I did almost every day. Santa Teresa is also where you will go to the beach because there is no beach for swimming by this rental. There is a beach 5 minutes walking distance but it is all rock and not swimmable.
We appreciate constructive feedback and it's unfortunate when someone doesn't enjoy their stay to their highest satisfaction. That being said, we communicated with Tom copiously before, during and after his stay. Upon arrival, he indicated that he felt it was too far to walk to the crossroads so we offered to pay for a bike rental for the remaining 10 days of his stay, which he turned down. Much of his complaints in the review could have been circumnavigated with research as a first-time traveler to the area (specifically, Mal Pais is a "quiet, sleepy" little fishing village as described in the listing and he indicated that the town itself was too expensive for dining out) . We will incorporate some of this feedback into some updates to the property to be more 'costa rica' like--such as decor and paint; however, there was no deception neither in the pictures as a "European-chic aesthetic container-home" nor the representation of local area. Also, the beach is a swimming beach and has a public entrance for that purpose, but it does admittedly have some large craggy rocks running up the shoreline (often utilized for tidal pools during low tide). Mal Pais--or bad country or bad lands in local translation--is a hidden gem for some but I got the impression Tom would've liked the more populated and manicured beaches readily available elsewhere in CR.