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Malpais Playa, the beach for those who love to surf!


Some people come to Costa Rica to admire the vegetation, or to take pictures of the legendary quetzal, or to listen to some good reggae music. Others come to Costa Rica to play sports, especially surfing. There are plenty of beaches both on the Pacific and Atlantic coast (Caribbean Sea) where you can ride the waves. According to surfers, Playa Malpais, located on the southwestern side of the Province of Puntarenas, is absolutely the best one. We are in the North-West quadrant of Costa Rica, more or less in the San José area. To say that the surrounding area is pristine is an understatement: the closest biggest city is Mansion, which is more than 100 kilometers away!

Don't worry: here there are plenty of places to sleep and eat, as well as surf camps. Indeed, the climate and the atmosphere here are so perfect that even celebrities such as Mel Gibson, Gisele Bündchen, or Bobbie Philips have built their villas nearby. Playa Malpais still remains wild, at the complete disposal of the few adventurous surfers and tourists who decide to visit this corner of Costa Rica. The long strip of white sand beach, rated by Forbes magazine as “one of the 10 most beautiful beaches in the world”, can be reached through some narrow streets with practically no traffic. Upon arrival, it is possible to stay overnight in modest bungalows or real hotels with all the amenities, including swimming pool, jacuzzi, and American bar overlooking the ocean. A great welcome!


Activities such as driving a quad bike, deep sea fishing, horseback riding on the beach or simply jogging to stay fit are the order of the day, But the real star is surf, practiced by young and old alike at all hours of the day and at any time of year. The waves are of modest height (from one to three meters), ideal for both beginners and more experienced surfers. And between activities, there is always time to sip a drink or take a nap on a characteristic hammock. If you are a group and you are thinking of planning a “surfing” vacation, you can fill out the form on the contacts page or call us with no obligation at (39) 0445-401991. Are you ready for the surf of your dreams?


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