The area was crowded but very friendly.
Esta maravillosa playa se caracteriza por ser un paraíso en el surf, de hecho, el surf es excepcional, proporcionando constantemente oleadas sorprendentes. Situado a 6,5 km al norte del Parque Nacional Cabo Blanco, Malpaís se encuentra en el suroeste de la Península de Nicoya, frente a Montezuma. Si la Península de Nicoya se considera tranquila, entonces Malpaís es un lugar excelente para descansar y pasar un momento sumamente relajante.
La playa de Malpaís esta compuesta por parches de arena y roca, la selva baja hacia la costa. Esta área es excelente para disfrutar de increíbles ambientes naturales en relativa paz ya que esta a la disposición canopy tours y cabalgatas en toda la playa.
Lamentablemente, El Parque Nacional Cabo Blanco no es accesible desde la carretera que conduce al sur de Malpaís. Por lo general, para hacer una visita al parque es necesario atravesar Montezuma. Existe otro camino más cerca, pero a menudo esta en mal estado. Antes de salir hacia el parque consúltele a alguna persona local acerca del camino.
Malpaís ha sido librado en gran medida del desarrollo que ocurre al norte en torno a las playas de Santa Teresa. Este pueblo tranquilo ofrece una gran oportunidad para los visitantes que desean descansar y tener un momento de paz alejado de las ciudades más bulliciosas y donde hay gran cantidad de personas. El pueblo de Malpaís refleja esta actitud general y, por tanto, ofrece pocos servicios en cuanto a las actividades.
La aldea es accesible por carretera desde la autopista 160, o bien puede optar por tomar el ferry desde Puntarenas a Paquera o Playa Naranjo y a continuación en vehículo o en autobús el resto del camino. También hay vuelos al cercano pueblo de Tambor desde San José y Liberia.
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This was probably our favourite place in all of Costa Rica. Its a bit less developed than other areas, and its mostly dirt roads, but a great place to unwind in the surf and sand. Certainly a place for more active people. Don't expect all-inclusive beach service.
Great spot, still enjoyable during the low season
Go to Zwart Cafe! We also enjoyed Banana beach restaurant and bar.
Our favorite! The local sodas were perfect.
Absolutely loved this area and will certainly go back. Would love to retire here!
It was a sleepy beach town which is what we were looking for...not too crowded but with great restaurants not too far away.
Bring lots of sunscreen! Small town charm with a quiet ambiance that was relaxing! Take advantage and eat the local food from local restaurants. Just walk into anyone! I bet you will not be disappointed!
The Bakery, fantastic restaurant. I want to go back just for that!!
This place is mainly for beach lovers and surfers
We tried many restaurants and none of them disappointed us, getting pricey but the food is excellent, so fresh.
Such a great vibe from this location. Much less touched by tourism than Tamarindo. Would suggest renting a 4 wheeler to other guests.
We loved eating at The Bakery!! What a gem! Ate there multiple times. We enjoyed Zula Restaurant, and Ritmo Tropical Restaurant Pizzeria. Their mojitos were deadly. Driving here was hectic at times as the tourists and locals drive their motorbikes and quads super fast and crazy. Also, people stand in the middle of the road talking. We were surprised there weren't more accidents.
Casa del Mar in Santa Teresa for wonderful food and cocktails.
We expected some businesses to be closed for the off-season, but we were really surprised to find only a very small number of restaurants and shops open. We loved that there was hardly anyone else around, but if we visit again, we'll definitely choose a different time to come. The weather was WONDERFUL, though. For being the rainy season, we only got rained on during the daytime once and it was while hiking at Cabo Blanco, so we didn't care at all.
We enjoyed the seclusion of the area, but the place we stayed was a little hard to do without a car. This was stated in their website, so we shouldn't have been surprised, but we thought there would be a few more restaurants and such within walking distance.
Loved this quaint little town. I will certainly be visiting it in the future! The cafes were great, the people were great, the beaches are beautiful... can't wait to return.
Zula restaurant had delicious food and the best smoothies in Santa Teresa. We were happy with all of the sodas we visited in Santa Teresa- all had very friendly service and great traditional Costa Rican food. Chicken Joe's had the best rotisserie chicken we have ever had. Santa Teresa is very touristy but it is so spread out that there is definitely room for everyone. The beach is unbelievably beautiful for miles and there are great surf breaks all along that part of the coast. We also saw a lot of wildlife every day -birds, iguanas, geckos, monkeys, as well as beautiful trees and flowers. The main road that runs through Santa Teresa is extremely dusty in the dry season, which was hard to deal with.
Soooooo gorgeous. Sunset dinners were awesome. Very laid back town. Awesome places to eat. Seemed like half of the town was locals and the other half were people who vacationed there and liked it so much that they moved there permanently!
We love Santa Teresa. It felt safe, friendly, happy. Mainly young people enjoying the surf, sea, sun and food. We felt as if we had gone to a health farm. WE ran, walked, surfed, did yoga, went to Montezuma and ate in a different place twice a day. Meals were amazing and fresh fresh fresh. Unbelievable value. this goes down as one of my most favourite places in the world.It was not over touristy, we had beaches to ourselves, company at restaurants but they were never too full to have us. It was safe, spacious,friendly, a blast. Liked the fact that roads were bad, everyone on ATVs. WE saw plenty of wildlife, iguanas, monkeys, humming birds... This place is paradise.