Monthly Archives: May 2011


For those of you looking for an abundance of night life…Mal Pais probably wouldn’t be your first choice. However,there are three main bars in town that can and do get crowded on certain nights. Each place has a unique ambiance … Continue reading

Isla Tortuga

Tortuga is a tiny tropical island in the Gulf of Nicoya. It offers extremely beautiful landscapes, abundant wildlife, and great snorkeling. If you can imagine Gilligan’s Island, you can imagine Isla Tortuga. Snorkeling tours to the island leave from Montezuma … Continue reading

Curu Wildlife Refuge

Curu is another ecological gem offering excellent bird and wildlife watching opportunities. It has a good network of trails, sand beaches fringed by palm trees, rocky headlands, and tide pools. This park offers daily admission or visitors can stay the … Continue reading

Cabo Blanco Reserve

Cabo Blanco is a national park located just ten minutes from Casa Marbella. It protects an extremely important mix of evergreen and deciduous tropical forest and is the home to many rare and threatened wildlife species including the curassow, crested … Continue reading

Horseback Riding

Enjoy the beaches and wildlife on the back of a horse. The tour guide will show you tracks, you would never discover alone. Horseback riding in Santa Teresa can be an unforgettable experience. There are mainly two types of tours … Continue reading


For those fishermen or those who would like to experience great fishing, a fishing tour in Mal Pais is worthwhile. Pelagic fish are often found close to shore, as the sea bottom drops within a few nautical miles to over … Continue reading


The Mal Pais/Santa Teresa area boasts some of the best quality and consistent waves in the world. Swells hit this area year-round and because of the quantity of waves, it is not unusual to find your own private peak. … … Continue reading