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Mal Pais Surf Camp & Resort

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St Albans
Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed at this resort for 6 nights in total - 5 nights in a private double room ($50 USD a night) and in an open air cabana for 1 night (I think $28 USD). In my view this a great resort and the staff air incredibly helpful/friendly (especially Laura/Michelle). The location of the resort is a real plus -...

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The best thing about this stay was the sense of safety. The place was also devoid of noisy, partying types. We look forward to returning to Mal Pais and will definitely stay here again! The pool is absolutely perfect and we were able to see lots of monkeys right off of our lanai. The beach is a short walk away.

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Utrecht Province, The Netherlands
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed in one of the poolside villas (105$/night after tax) because the cabanas were all booked. It was nice, though no AC, only a fan. The room was pretty basic, but big. We stayed with only two of us and had 3 single beds to spare. I guess staying with 5 in that room would be really crowded. Atmosphere...

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Windsor, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 February 2017

A couple of minutes back from the beach Mal Pais Surf Camp is set in beautiful grounds. We were in one of the villas and thoroughly loved our time here, we had a fridge which enabled us to prepare fruit / yogurts/ cereal for breakfast. There appears to be lots of different accommodation options to suit all budgets The gardens...

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Portland, Maine, United States
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Spent a week at the surf camp and had a blast. The staff are super friendly and accommodating. I arrived earlier than expected and camped for a few nights, and then my friend arrived and we moved into cabina for the rest of the week. The camp is basic and simple, but everything you need is there -- good surf,...

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Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for a few nights on a whim just passing by. During the offseason no one is here so we had pretty much the whole place to ourselves. The owner Douglas is a really good guy and Tank the dog was a great tour guide! Ping pong, beautiful pool, fruit trees, nice restaurant, monkeys in the trees and...

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Reviewed 27 May 2016 via mobile

I booked this place on a whim and it ended up being one of the coolest places I've stayed in CR. It's owned and run by a very cool original surf dude who came here long before there was even a town. I stated in one of their ranchos which is basic but perfect and has a little fan to...

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
Reviewed 14 March 2016

Being marginal surfers at best, this was an ideal culture, community and facility for our needs. The service provided by the Packman Family was extremely special, catering to our specific needs. Whether engaged in surf lessons or finding other area and beach adventures, staff did an exceptional job. Our two weeks spent at MPSC was a great opportunity to develop...

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Munich, Germany
Reviewed 23 February 2016 via mobile

We've been staying in one of their ranchos for 5 nights. Really spacious with amazing lockers and a chilly but welcome breeze during the night. You can rent surfboards (mostly longboards and minimalibus) for a decent price and the breakfast in their restaurant was good aswell! You only have a 5min walk to the beach and to the next atm!...

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Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 17 February 2016

Surf camp is a very unique and special place. I've stayed at MPSC several times over the last couple of years, for 3-4 weeks in each visit. What brings me back are the reasonable prices, feeling of safety, beautiful grounds, open air accommodations, interesting guests, attentive staff and excellent ownership. The surfing is fun, close to camp and a great...

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  • Pool
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation

Additional Information about Mal Pais Surf Camp & Resort

Address: Lista de Correo, Mal Pais, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Mal Pais
Number of rooms: 12
Also Known As:
Mal Pais Surf Camp And Resort
Mal Pais Surf Camp Hotel Mal Pais
Mal Pais Surf Camp & Resort Costa Rica
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“Great for couples, families and individuals! Accommodations for all needs.”
Earnold4, 14 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Air conditioner is recommended, but Doug said if you open the windows and turn on the fans it will be cool enough.”
cheveretk, 7 Jan 2016 | Read review
“2 bed cabins are small and stuff, I much preferred the 4 person shared, open-air cabanas”
SaliJill, 10 Oct 2015 | Read review
“cabina on the opposite side of the building from the bathrooms to avoid the stench...”
mollys261, 27 May 2015 | Read review
“Rancho's are cool for budget travellers. The houses were really cool as well!”
Z1372VNrichardf, 6 Mar 2015 | Read review
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