southwestern cusp of the Nicoya Peninsula, opposite Montezuma. The Nicoya Peninsula is considered laid-back and the stretch of beach that is Mal Pais and Santa Teresa is an excellent place to do just that so be prepared to kickback and unwind
"The trip to Mal Pais was definitely long and the roads are not paved and difficult to travel. The beaches here are secluded and were a nice first stop on our honeymoon. We stayed at Pranamar Villas in a beach bungalow. The beach bungalow was spacious and the resort was peaceful. A great first stop for our honeymoon!"
"A very different feel. Really needs to have the road improved to cut down the dust and make it more accessable. On the other hand, you got a more remote, small town feel here as it wasn't as touristy. Loved the shops with more local artisan work, rather than touristy shops. Locals were lovely. Loved The Bakery. Surf instructors were great."
"There is a French Bakery (simply called the Bakery) in the middle of town that is spectacular! Croissants are like those found in Paris and wonderful breakfasts and real French style coffee. The Zula Restaurant has delicious Israeli food. There were lots of surfers and yoga practitioners and the happiest dogs on the planet! Since the road is not paved, it is very, very dusty which makes it difficult to walk on the street. The beach is beautiful and the sunsets are spectacular. "
"We had no idea it was so undeveloped. It was an eye opening but very enjoyable experience. We loved the food at the Zula Inn Restaurant. Their food was fabulous. Ryan's surfboard rental was knowledgeable and great."
"LOVED Santa Teresa!!! Koji and Rancho Burger were great places to eat!"