Pachamama Malpais was absolutely amazing. Nestled in Mal Pais away from busy Santa Teresa. This was exactly what I was looking for and could not have been happier with the location and the room (stayed in the private, surf camp room).
The walk up the stairs is totally worth it! hands down, the best panoramic views of the Pacific. If you are looking for more "hands on" sunset experience, some of the best tidal pools are located 2 minutes walk down the beach. The bed was comfortable and there was a large sitting area to read/relax plus a fully equipped outdoor kitchen to cook my meals. Everyone at the hotel went out of their way to be helpful. Franz, the owner, made me feel at home from day one. He is truly an amazing person. If you are here for surfing, he goes everyday (he even offered to take me on days he didn't surf, what a legend!) and also rent boards. Franz suggested early on to rent my board down at Pachamama instead of carrying mine all the way from Canada. Thanks Franz, that was an awesome recommendation! I really enjoyed riding that 6'2 M10!!
Franz also set up a wonderful barbecue one night and we got to hang out with some local friends. Amancio the ground keeper and handy man, is quite the character! make sure you take the time to get to know him, he has a big heart. Overall, an amazing place to stay. I would highly recommend it for families, couples, solo surfers/travelers and anyone who's looking to slow down and relax in paradise. Thanks for an amazing time,
I'll be back!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Pachamama Houses and Bungalows is the perfect place for people who like sports, nature, sun and beach. Only 1 km away is Cabo Blanco, the first national park created in Costa Rica, in 1963.We have two bungalows, each with a double bed and shared terrace for $60 a night, monthly $1400. A third bungalow is on a second floor with a double bed and private terrace. All lodgings are fully equipped with hammock, kitchen, fridge, fan, private bathroom with hot water. The house for rent has air condition and is fully equipped. There are 2 bedrooms, a beautiful terrace with BBQ, outside shower, hammock for $140 per night, monthly $2800. We have wireless internet, security 24 hours, private parking and cleaning service. It is the best option, for relaxing and enjoying the nature. We have a lot of wildlife in our tropical garden: butterflies, exotic birds and monkeys hanging around in the trees, and our coati, a sort of raccoon, which always comes to pick up his breakfast from us. The bungalows and the house are about 50m from the beautiful and quiet beach of Mal Pais. Here surfers find perfect waves year round. Air temperature is 30-35 degrees and water 24-26. We offer surfboard rentals and surf lessons. I'm a passionate kite surfer and if there is coming up some wind I'm in the ocean with a 16 m2 Kite. The wind is 15-20 knots from January to May. It is possible to rent a small house for $80 a night as well. It is fully equipped in a very beautiful and quiet place only 200m from the beach. Perfect location for 2 people. Monthly $1500We can reserve a hotel and transfer in San Jose, or book you a rental car in San Jose or in Mal Pais. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Pachamama Tropical Garden Lodge Costa Rica/Mal Pais