Luxury Villas with Breathtaking Ocean and Rainforest Views in Puntarenas, Costa Rica

Mal Pais , Puntarenas (Costa Rica)

Luxury Villas with Breathtaking Ocean and Rainforest Views in Puntarenas, Costa Rica

Beach Houses
10 units
20 guest capacity
Private Bathroom
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Hosted by Clare
  • New accommodation


  • Swimming pool
These luxury villas with breathtaking ocean and rainforest views in Costa Rica offer a beautiful plunge pool and an intimate setting, making it the perfect place to enjoy a private getaway. The floor-to-ceiling glass doors open wide to let nothing come between guests and peaceful ocean breezes, amazing panoramic views of forest and ocean, and a private plunge pool. Extensive tropical landscaping and natural borders create a romantic hideaway, making each villa at this hotel a secluded piece of paradise.

This luxurious villa can sleep two guests in a king-size bed. There are plenty of amenities to ensure glampers have access to everything they will need, including Wi-Fi, plug-in speakers, air conditioning, and ceiling and floor fans. Guests can relax out on the terrace on the hammock and enjoy delicious meals in the outdoor dining area. The bathroom has a spacious shower with a rain shower head and two luxurious waffle bathrobes, pool and bath towels, hand and face towels, a blow dryer, organic shampoo, conditioner, and soap. Guests can also enjoy their own coffeemaker and mini-bar fridge in the suite, and there is also a safe.


  • King-size bed
  • Linens and pillows
  • Electricity
  • Running water
  • Wi-Fi/Internet
  • Air conditioning
  • Safe box
  • Bathroom
  • Shower
  • Toilet
  • Hairdryer
  • Sink
  • Towels
  • Toiletries
  • Fridge
  • Coffeemaker
  • Fan
  • Mosquito net
  • Lounge/Living room
  • Outdoor pool
  • Parking
  • Deck/Patio
  • Hammock
  • Docking station
Glampers will have access to everything they will need to relax in style during their stay at this property. They will fall in love with the hotel pool with lush landscaping and spectacular views of the jungle, ocean, and Mal Pais beach. There is also a poolside lounge bar where guests can enjoy a tropical fruit smoothie or cocktail and lay back and relax.

There is also an exquisitely decorated and modern restaurant with an open kitchen where guests can watch their private chef prepare delicious meals while the sunset provides the perfect backdrop.

Guest Services

  • Restaurant
  • Pick-up/Drop-off
This glamping site is happy to arrange a wide variety of spa services in the privacy of guests' villas. These relaxing regiments include couples massages, sports massages, facials, manicures & pedicures, body scrubs/exfoliation, hair styling, and waxing.

Stretch, breathe, and re-energize in the beautiful outdoor terrace. Exercise the body and mind with the provided yoga mats, dumbbells, and weights upon request. Inquire about Yoga Retreats and Special Packages at this glamping site. Private yoga and martial arts classes and personal trainer sessions are available upon request. Please note that services and prices vary depending on available technicians. For further information on available services and pricing inquire with management.

The talented in-house gourmet chef provides guests with a myriad of options to choose from.

Breakfast is not included in base room rates but is available every day from 8 a.b. to 10 a.m. either in the dining area of the hotel or on the private balcony. No advance notice is needed to order breakfast.

Lunch is available at the lounge/rancho area near the pool. This glamping site offers a variety of poolside dishes that will delight guests' palates. It is available from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Dinner is available by request and requires a reservation. Everything is prepared from scratch and a menu is created based on glampers' preferences and with the freshest available ingredients. Guests can eat in the romantic ambiance of the hotel restaurant, in the poolside lounge, or in their private villa.

Cuisine at this glamping site is inspired by the best aspects of the Costa Rican diet and lifestyle; healthy, sun-kissed, wholesome and natural ingredients combined to create scrumptious gourmet meals.

Location + Surroundings

This luxurious glamping site is situated on the remote southern tip of the magnificent Nicoya Peninsula in Mal País, Costa Rica. Set in a beautiful jungle across from the Pacific Ocean, this tropical hideaway has only recently been discovered as an alternative escape from more overdeveloped tourist destinations. Mal País and the neighboring surf villages of Santa Teresa and Playa Hermosa are one of Costa Rica’s best-kept secrets.

Mal País’ beachside lifestyle has attracted a vibrant multicultural community from its roots as a surfers’ town. In a tropical paradise setting of gorgeous beauty, this quaint and friendly community thrives alongside a serious surfer culture drawn to some of the best waves on the Costa Rican Pacific coast. The colorful surroundings of both the natural scenery and social ambiance make Mal País a favorite highlight of travelers visiting Costa Rica. Recently, it also has drawn the attention of the highly sophisticated traveler and occasional celebrity tourist. Nearby Playa Santa Teresa is a lively little surf village with broad and seemingly endless stretches of white sand beaches, that are quiet enough for a private getaway even during peak season.

Mal País has an array of small independently-owned restaurants, each with typically less than a half dozen tables and diverse local and foreign menus. There are no fast food restaurants or hotel chains in the area and most services and restaurants do not accept credit cards. However, there are two banks with ATM in Santa Teresa.


  • Horseback riding
  • Swimming
  • Fishing
  • Wildlife watching
  • Yoga
  • Meditation
  • Surfing
  • Stand-up paddleboarding
  • Kayaking/Canoeing
  • Scuba diving
  • ATV/Quads/4x4
  • Golfing
  • Zip-lining

In Mal Pais guests will be spoiled for choice on how to spend their days.

Mal Pais is home to some of the best surfing swells in the world. Bring a board or rent one for approximately $10-$12/day at one of the many surf shops in Santa Teresa. Surfing lessons from an experienced instructor are available for all levels.

Snorkeling and Scuba Diving:
Snorkelers can enjoy the clear waters in the large tide pools created during low tide. The tide pools are terrific for beginners or those who just prefer shallow waters. There are also numerous diving points between Mal Pais and Playa Hermosa that offer scuba diving for all experience levels. Once beneath the surface, guests will find large schools of colorful fish including angelfish, porcupine fish, and needlefish. Heading deeper into the ocean, they may encounter moray eels, manta rays, hawksbill turtles (an endangered species), and whitetip sharks. During certain times of the year, it's even possible to view humpback whales.

It's highly recommended to rent an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) or “quad” during a visit. It is a fun way to explore the area around Mal Pais and Santa Teresa, and they are the preferred method of transportation for locals.

Horseback Riding:
Several companies offer horseback riding tours through the jungle and/or across the beaches.

Wet a line with a local guide who will take guests to some of the best fishing spots in the area. The waters around Mal Pais are home to a wide variety of fish species, and guests may find themselves reeling in sailfish, tuna, dorado, and mahi mahi. Boats depart from the charming little fisher port of Mal Pais.

Stand Up Paddle Surfing (SUP):
Take a two-hour Stand Up Paddling class and go on a SUP tour to experience the magnificent Mal País coast from the water. It’s a great no-impact workout for core muscles that will positively affect glampers mentally, physically, and emotionally. No experience required.

Mal País Canopy Tour:
Journey through the treetops in this spectacular canopy tour located just minutes down the road from this glamping site. The tour takes place on a farm with more than 200 different tree species, and it is located at the entrance of the Cabo Blanco Absolute Nature Reserve.

Montezuma Canopy Tour and Waterfalls:
Travel down the tip of the Nicoya Peninsula to Montezuma for a canopy tour featuring a series of nine cable lines and eleven platforms spanning over 1,200 meters. Guides take visitors on a tour that covers cascading waterfalls, lush forests, and a wide variety of flora and fauna. It's also possible to hike to the waterfalls after the tour, so be sure to take a towel and bathing suit.

Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve:
The Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve is one of Costa Rica’s most stunning treasures, and it was the first National Park established in Costa Rica. The Reserve has a number of trails that wind through the park with varying levels of incline and difficulty. It is a majestic place for hiking, bird watching, and wildlife appreciation.

Half Day Tour at Isla Tortuga:
Tortuga Island is famous for its pristine white sand beach and turquoise waters; it is about an hour away from Mal País. Visitors can enjoy snorkeling, beach combing, and exploration of the island. The tour also includes a visit to the Curu Wildlife Refuge.

Curu Wildlife Refuge:
A unique gem of Costa Rica’s national park system, Curú is actually a privately-owned farm that experiments in sustainable agriculture. It features 17 diverse trails, which gives guests access to 232 species of birds, spider monkeys, scarlet macaws, and white-nosed coatis. However, the park’s most spectacular feature may be its stunning mangrove trees and pristine, forest-lined beaches.

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Accommodation Rules

  • Check-in: 02:00 PM
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • No Infants allowed Under 2 years old
  • No Children allowed 2-12 years old
  • No smoking
  • No parties

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days
Moderate: You will receive a full refund if you cancel at least 7 days prior to check-in.

Additional Information

Please note that this is an adults-only retreat. Due to safety regulations, exceptions are made based on children’s age and circumstances.

No pets are allowed, including service animals. All of the villas and the restaurant lounge area are non-smoking. The manager will indicate the designated smoking areas outside the villas on the terrace to accommodate the needs of guests who smoke.

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