Mal Pais/Santa Teresa is a tropical paradise located on the Pacific Ocean in Costa Rica, where the lush green jungle meets the untamed ocean. Our beautiful town boasts a stunning white sand and palm-lined beach stretching for five miles. It was voted in the world's top ten beaches by Forbes Magazine as well as Trip Advisor.
These blue shores are home to consistent great waves, pleasing surfers of all abilities with a variety of beautiful beach, reef and point breaks. The pristine waters are abundant in marine life with regular sightings of whales and turtles. World class fishing can also be enjoyed with the opportunity to catch the famous Rooster Fish, Marlin, Sailfish, Yellow Fin Tuna and Snapper.
This area has maintained the perfect balance between modern day comforts, a pristine wildlife, and an authentic Costa Rican experience. Boasting many fabulous restaurants catering to all tastes and budgets, well equipped supermarkets and a vibrant nightlife, our beach town the ideal place to spend a fun, exciting and perfectly relaxing vacation.
This once secret location has been a tropical escape for the rich and famous for many years... Yes, there is something special about this remote coastal paradise that keeps visitors returning and inciting some to never leave.
Activities to enjoy in the area also include: surfing, canopy tours, waterfalls, beach strolls, horseback riding, ATV tours, fishing, yoga, stand up paddle boarding, kayak tours, sailing, national park hikes and butterfly farms.