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Mal Pais, Costa Rica is the perfect place for people who like adventures, nature, sun and beach. We are located only 1 km away from Cabo Blanco Natural Reserve, the first national park created in Costa Rica, in 1963, and 1km away from Playa Carmen and Santa Teresa Beach, in the most quiet part for you to enjoy. 


There are many choices depending on your skills in Playa Mal Pais, Playa Santa Teresa or Playa Hermosa with ideal surf conditions throughout the year. It's also one of the most consistent surf spots in Costa Rica.

Surfing in Mal Pais and Playa Carmen is ideal for every level of surfing, depending on the tide and the size of the waves. Low tide is perfect for beginners and if you are an intermediate or advanced surfer you can try mid to high tide. Playa Carmen is less powerful than alternative surf spots on the Central Pacific. The waves are more mellow and chilled than in Santa Teresa. 

Surfing in Santa Teresa Beach is 1 km north from Playa Carmen and Mal Pais. There are several surf spots on the way, and each one is separated by visible rocks at low tide. You can walk north to Brunela and La Lora beach for a hollower wave that breaks faster and is not suitable for beginners.

Surfing in Playa Hermosa is about 30min by car from Pachamama. Low tide is incredible easy for beginners because of the flat bottom where the white water maintains for longer. These waves are excellent for intermediate and advanced surfers as well. Rocks are visible at north.

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Horseback Riding Tour

Horseback Riding on the beach is an essential facet of the whole vibe and one of the most popular activities. If you have children who like horses, this will be an unforgettable experience for them. Or, if you simply love horses, or you want to try horseback riding for the first time, the leaders of these tours are well trained, and you’ll have a wonderful time.
We can help you get your ride at sunset, or take a horseback riding tour through Mal Pais and into the hills of Cabo Blanco Natural Reserve. This tour will take you through jungle and valleys, and across rivers. This particular tour leaves at early mornings and late afternoons.


ATV Adventure

ATV Rental turned to be very popular in the area. It’s not as expensive as a car and allows you to move everywhere from the beach to the jungle, you can go even further to Cabuya, Cabo Blanco, Montezuma or Cobano.

We can help you get on wheels to explore this beautiful part of Costa Rica.

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The Mal Pais Canopy Tour is based here in a farm with more than 200 different tree species, at the entrance of the Cabo Blanco Absolute Nature Reserve. The whole area is surrounded by rich tropical forests and diverse wildlife as well as many birds. Come and journey through the treetops, and enjoy the tropical forest while the Pacific Ocean lies below you. The exciting canopy ride is nearly a mile long and has 11 platforms set high in the gigantic trees. 

This Canopy Tour in Costa Rica has professional guides that will accompany you on the unforgetable journey through the biodiversity of the environment. They will introduce you to the fascinating secrets of the forest. Following the strictest safety norms, you will enjoy thrilling views of the Pacific Ocean and of the forest from many different perspectives.



The Fishing Tour in the Mal Pais area provides exciting fishing. Tuna, wahoo, roosterfish, mackerel, mahi mahi and snapper are being caught regularly. We will help you to get a boat or panga, and an experienced guide who will bring you to the best fishing spots, where a good catch is almost guaranteed!

Back in the fisher port, the guide will clean your catch and you can take it home to prepare a memorable dinner. 


Scuba Diving

Scuba Diving is one of the best ways to have a glimpse of the beautiful under-water marine life. Ideal temperatures, wide variety of marine life and giant schools of fish attract large number of tourists around the world every year.
The diving boat is located on the fishermen´s bay in Mal Pais or Montezuma, where they departure to different dive points according to the level of the divers. In these points you will be able to see a very extended sea life, beautiful reefs in warm waters in a safe environment.


Yoga and Massage 

Everyone needs a break sometimes from the hustle and bustle of the everyday life and treat themselves to something special. A massage is a wonderful way to do just that. Not only does it reduce stress, it can also help to improve the sleep quality and ever boost the immune system. Getting a massage is the perfect way to unwind and show yourself some much-needed love. Our massage therapist Lucy from Lucidity Wellness offers various types of massages. From Thai -and Swedish massage to cupping and hot stones. 

Not only a massage can help to reduce stress and calm down. Take part in our privat or group yoga classes with ocean view. The goal of yoga is to create space where you were once stuck. To unveil layers of protection you've built around your heart. To appreciate your body and become more aware of the mind and the noise it creates. To make peace with who you are.   

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