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Hotels in Mal Pais

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Hotels in Malpais are listed from south to north: from Malpais/Cabo Blanco to » Playa Carmen/Santa Teresa.
Rates are indicated for High Season (Jan - April). All hotels in Mal Pais offer WiFi internet.

Star Mountain Eco Resort

Star Mountain Lodge

5 Rooms
2 km from Mal Pais
Night: $85 / 2 p
Pool, Horses, Nature Trails
Tel. (506) 2640 0101

Beautiful jungle lodge in a 90 hectare private eco-reserve next to Cabo Blanco National Park. 5 guest rooms set in exuberant tropical gardens, large swimming pool, yoga shala and 3 km of nature trails. Great bird and wildlife watching.

» www.starmountaineco.com

Casa Chameleon

Luxury Resort

6 Villas
Ocean View
Night: $275 - $525 / 2 p
AC, Pool, Gourmet Chef
Tel. (506) 2288 2879

An adults only hotel focused on privacy, romance, adventure and fun. The exclusive resort offers its guests amazing ocean views from the vantage point of the lush mountainside. Each luxurious villa offers its own private plunge pool.

» www.casachameleon.com

Villa Katino

Villa Katino

1 House
Ocean View
Night: $300 / 2 p
AC, Pool
Tel. (506) 8337 1164

A romantic small house perched on a hill above Mal Pais with the best panoramic views of the area. Two bedrooms, two baths on two stories, open kitchen with spacious lounge area, large pool, hotwater jacuzzi and panorama sun decks.

» www.villakatino.com

Hotel Vista de Olas

Boutique Hotel

6 Villas
Ocean view
Night: $175 / 2 p
Pool, Restaurant
Tel. (506) 2640 0183

A romantic hilltop retreat with breathtaking ocean and sunset views. Stunning deluxe ocean view villas with four poster beds, semi-alfreso bathroom and private porch. Yoga deck, jacuzzi, horizon pool with swim-up bar, poolside grill restaurant.

» www.vistadeolas.com

Blue Jay Lodge

Lodge in Mal Pais

10 Bungalows
Ocean View
Night: $80 / 2 p
Pool, Snack Bar
Tel. (506) 2640 0089

Nature lodge, 200 m from the beach of Mal Pais. Spread over a lushly forested hillside are spacious wooden bungalows built on stilts. Bedrooms with a double and a single bed, fans, room safe, ocean view balcony with hammocks.

» www.bluejaylodgecostarica.com

Mal Pais Surf Camp

Surf Camp

Villas, Cabins, Dorms, Camping
Near the Beach
Night: $20 - $150 / 2 p
Pool, Restaurant, Gym, TV
Tel. (506) 2640 0031

Sprawling over 10 acres of landscaped gardens, a short stroll from the surf, you find the true spirit of surf culture along with a variety of budget and luxury accommodations. Restaurant & bar, universal gym, surf lessons, boards and fun!

» www.malpaissurfcamp.com

Hotel Oasis

Hotel in Malpais

2 Rooms, 5 Cottages
Near the Beach
Night: $75 / 2 p
AC, TV, Pool
Tel. (506) 2640 0259

Family-owned hotel in Malpais, a short stroll from Playa Carmen. Rooms with AC and kitchenette on their private front terrace, or cottages in the landscaped tropical gardens with 2 bedrooms, kitchen and balcony.

» www.oasis.cr

Hotels in Santa Teresa /Playa Carmen

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Hotels in Santa Teresa are listed from south to north: from Playa Carmen to » Playa Santa Teresa and on until » Playa Hermosa.
Rates are indicated for High Season (Jan - April). All hotels in Santa Teresa have WiFi internet for their guests.

Hotel Playa Carmen

Playa Carmen Hotel

28 Rooms
Near the Beach
Night: $85 - $95 / 2 p
AC, TV, Pool
Tel. (506) 2640 0404

Centrally located, modern hotel with pool and chill-out area a few steps from the beach, consistent surf, international shops and restaurants. 2nd and 3rd floor deluxe rooms with ocean view, or standard rooms. The hotel also offers vacation packages.

» www.hotel-playacarmen.com

Hotel Buenos Aires

Hotel and Restaurant

8 Rooms
Ocean View
Night: $55 - $75 / 2 p
Pool, AC, Restaurant
Tel. (506) 2640 0254

Perched over Playa Carmen, this hotel affords breathtaking views of the beaches and surf of Santa Teresa. Rooms with fan or a/c and private balconies to take in the Pacific sunsets. On a level below is the pool and gourmet restaurant with bar.

» www.buenosairesmalpais.com

Hotel Horizon

Horizon Yoga Hotel

5 Cabins, 3 Villas
Ocean View
Night: $120 / 2 p
AC, Pool, Restaurant, Yoga
Tel. (506) 2640 0524

On a slope above Santa Teresa you can immerse into yoga or just relax in a soothing ambience. Nestled into lush gardens are romantic log cabins with AC, kitchen and ocean view balcony, or villas with private pool. Tea house with vegetarian restaurant.

» www.horizon-yogahotel.com

Hotel Casa MarBella

Hotel Marbella

4 Rooms, 2 Apts, 2 Condos
Ocean View
Night: $90, $250 / 2, 6 p
AC, Pool
Tel. (506) 2640 0749

Beautifully designed boutique hotel overlooking Santa Teresa and the beach. Rooms or apartments with or without kitchen, or luxurious 2-story condominiums. Centerpiece of the hotel is the ocean view infinity pool with jacuzzi and sun deck.

» www.casamarbel.la

Cabinas Calocita

Cabinas

7 Rooms
Near the Beach
Night: $35 / 2 p
Tel. (506) 2640 0884

A nice little bargain hotel just steps from the surf of Playa Carmen. Set back from the road, in a central but quiet location, the hotel offers super clean and spacious rooms with bathroom and balcony. Communal kitchen, small garden and hammocks.

» www.calocita.com

Atrapasuenos - Dreamcatcher

Boutique Hotel

8 Rooms/Apts
Near the Beach
Night: $80 - $280 / 2 - 7 p
Pool, Kitchen, TV, AC
Tel. (506) 2640 0080

In the heart of Santa Teresa, a shell-throw from the beach, in a luscious tropical garden this boutique hotel offers tastefully appointed rooms that may be rented individually or all together. Kitchen, poolside dining area, jacuzzi, spa, yoga platform.

» www.atrapasuenos.net

Villa Bonita

Beach Villa

1 Villa
Beachfront
Night: $550 / 6 p
AC, TV, Pool, BBQ
Tel. (506) 8994 4947

Luxurious, centrally located beach villa in Santa Teresa. Fully equipped AC house with 4 bedrooms, 4 baths for up to 10 people. Beautiful, spacious terrace for outdoor living & dining, garden BBQ, private pool with rancho, kids playground. Cleaning incl.

» www.villabonitasantateresa.com

Santa Teresa Bungalows

Bungalows

2 Bungalows, 2 Rooms
Almost Beachfront
Night: $90 - $130 / 2 p
AC, TV, Pool
Tel. (506) 8994 4947

In a large property with lovely beachfront pool you can choose between private bungalows and budget rooms. All lodgings have bathroom, safe box, AC, kitchenette or fridge, a balcony or terrace. A few steps from Banana Beach Lounge and the surf.

» www.villabonitasantateresa.com

Hotel Zula Inn

Hotel Zula Inn

9 Bungalows
Near the Beach
Night: $80 / 2 p
AC, TV, Pool
Tel. (506) 2640 0940

Comfortable, self-contained bungalows arranged around a swimming pool. The bungalows feature one or two bedrooms, AC, cable-TV, kitchen, bathroom and balcony to the pool and garden. On the upper end of the pool is a raised chill out lounge.

» www.zulainn.com

Plaza Royal Apartments

Apartments for Rent

5 Apartments
Near the Beach
Night: $95 / 2 p
AC, TV
Tel. (506) 8994 4947

Modern AC apartments in the midst of Santa Teresa and a few steps from the beach. Open kitchen/living room, 1 bedroom, bathroom, cable TV, safe box. Across from supermarket, close by restaurants and shops. Also weekly and monthly rates available.

» www.villabonitasantateresa.com

Casa Zen

Santa Teresa Surf and Yoga Hotel

10 Rooms, 1 Dorm, 1 Studio
Almost Beachfront
Night: $34 / 2 p, Dorm: $15 pp
Yoga, Movie Nights
Tel. (506) 2640 0523

An Asian-inspired guest house with a choice of accommodations for every budget in the center between Santa Teresa's main surf breaks. Many cozy nooks with cheerful details, industrial equipped communal kitchen, yoga classes.

» www.zencostarica.com

Ranchos Itaúna

Beach Hotel in Santa Teresa

4 Rooms
Beachfront
Night: $110 / 2 p
AC, Beach Lounge
Tel. (506) 2640 0095

Relaxed small hotel for surf enthusiasts and beach lovers. Octagonal-shaped rooms with or without kitchen, bathroom, fan or AC and sitting porch. Large beachfront palm garden and scenic lounge with ambience music at sunset.

» www.ranchos-itauna.com

Hotels in Santa Teresa /Playa S. Teresa

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South of Playa Santa Teresa you find more hotels on » Playa Carmen while to the north is » Playa Hermosa.
Rates are stated for High Season (Jan - April). All hotels in Santa Teresa offer WiFi for their guests.

Fuego Lodge

Lodge

3 Suites, 2 Apts, 1 Penthouse
Near the Beach
Night: $100 - $150 / 2-4 p
AC, TV, Pool
Tel. (506) 2640 0444

A stylish lodge on a gated lot on the edge of nature. Three lofty suites fronted by a pool for kids and adults, or spacious, sleek apartments with kitchen, patio and terrace in the main building, or elegant penthouse suite with balcony. AC in all units.

» www.fuegosantateresa.com

Funky Monkey Lodge

Lodge

Bungalows, Apts, Rooms
Near the Beach
Night: $60, $160 / 2 p, 8 p
AC, TV, Pool, Restaurant, Yoga
Tel. (506) 2640 0272

Set back from the main street, but only 200 m from the beach. Lodging options include rustic bungalows with open sky bathroom and veranda, ocean view AC apartments or clean, shared rooms. Large swimming pool, yoga/aerial silk studio, restaurant, bar.

» www.funky-monkey-lodge.com

Don Jon's

Cabinas

6 Cabinas, Dorms, Apts
Near the Beach
Night: $15, $60 - $85
Restaurant, AC
Tel. (506) 2640 0700

A convivial hotel and restaurant with AC dorms for budget travelers or private AC apartments with kitchen, bathroom, TV/DVD and porch. Plus three whimsically designed 2-story wood cabins with fridge, fan and balcony in the quiet garden area.

» www.donjonsonline.com

Hotel Otro Lado

Hotel Otro Lado

5 Suites, 6 Rooms
Near the Beach
Night: $70, $160 / 2, 4 p
AC, Pool, Restaurant
Tel. (506) 2640 1941

A friendly hotel with stylish, white-washed rooms or suites on two stories with 2 bedrooms, 2 baths and kitchenette, all arranged around the hotel pool and gardens. Spa and yoga deck, Italian restaurant. Also surf camp packages.

» www.otroladolodge.com

Hotel Meli Melo

Hotel in Santa Teresa

8 Rooms
Near the Beach
Night: $60 / 2 p
AC, Kitchen, BBQ
Tel. (506) 2640 0575

Just across from Playa Santa Teresa's top surf spot. Beautiful rooms decorated in gaudy colors with AC, bathroom and private sitting porch. Complimentary coffee, tour desk, surf lessons, guest kitchen, free bicycles (banana beach cruiser).

» www.hotelmelimelo.com

Hotel Luz de Luna

Hotel Bungalows

6 Bungalows
Near the Beach
Night: $60 - $100 / 2 - 4 p
Pool
Tel. (506) 2640 0280

A small hotel offering charming wooden bungalows with decors and detailing in Japanese or Caribbean style. Each bungalow has a private bathroom, and balcony to the tropical garden with pool and sun deck. Some bungalows have a kitchen.

» www.luzdelunahotel.com

Rumbo Surf

Surf Lodge

4 Apartments
Near the Beach
Night: $70 - $80 / 2 - 3 p
AC, TV
Tel. (506) 2640 1122

In the heart of Santa Teresa's surfer scene, a few steps from the breaks, this small lodge offers spotless AC rooms with a queen and sofa bed, cable TV and kitchen. Private terrace and communal chill out rancho in the garden with BBQ.

» www.rumbosurf.com

Hotel Manala

Hotel Manala

8 Bungalows
Near the Beach
Night: $100 - $150 / 2 p
AC, TV, Pool, Restaurant
Tel. (506) 2640 1132

A stylish hotel in Santa Teresa with private bungalows for 2 - 4 people, equipped with queen size and single bed, room safe, AC, TV, mini fridge and garden terrace. A few steps from Santa Teresa's best point break.

» www.manalahotel.com

Cuesta Arriba

Hotel

8 Rooms, 1 Dorm
Near the Beach
Night: $16 dorm, $60 / 2 p
AC, Pool, Kitchen
Tel. (506) 2640 0607

A Colonial-style hotel with cozy rooms at budget prices. Guest kitchen, WiFi, resting areas, hammocks and a sparkling pool in the landscaped tropical garden. 2 min walk to the white-sand beach. Complimentary coffee and toast included.

» www.cuestaarriba.com

Raratonga Hotel & Apartments

Hotel

4 Rooms, 7 Apartments
Near the Beach
Night: $55, $110 / 2, 4 p
AC, Pool
Tel. (506) 2640 0475

Comfortable private rooms and fully equipped kitchen apartments, beautifuly built in fine local woods. Quietly located on two sites, away from the main road and surrounded by tropical gardens, a 5 min walk from the beach and main surf spot of Santa Teresa.

» www.santateresabeachotel.com

Mariposa Vacation Homes

Costa Rica Beach Rentals

3 Villas
Beachfront
Night: $250 - $950 / 2, 6 p
AC, TV, Pool
Tel. (506) 8931 0511

Three exquisite beachside vacation homes on a 2.5 acre property on Santa Teresa's exclusive northend beach. Ample amenities for ultimate comfort on expansive indoor/outdoor living spaces, private salt-chlorinated pools, concierge service, daily cleaning.

» www.mariposavacationhomes.com

Surf Vista Villas

Santa Teresa Vacation Rental

4 Apartments
Ocean View
Night: $80 - $125 / 1 - 3 p
AC
Tel. (506) 2640 0617

A serene setting on a hilltop, surrounded by jungle and with commanding ocean views. In a big two-story building are four very spacious apartments with panorama windows, kitchen, bathroom and private porch or balcony. Ping-pong table, 2 BBQs.

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Villas Santa Teresa

Hotel Villas Santa Teresa

4 Villas
Almost Beachfront
Night: $250, Week: $1,200
AC, Pool
Tel. (506) 2640 1028

A few steps from the beach are these beautifully designed villas, arranged around the pool area. Each villa has a fully equipped kitchen, living room, AC bedroom with queen size bed, and bathroom. Screened windows open to the covered verandah.

» www.villassantateresa.com

Blue Surf Sanctuary

Surf Hotel

4 Bungalows
Near the Beach
Night: $115 - 225 / 2 p
AC, Pool
Tel. (506) 2640 1001

A boutique hotel with 4 well appointed, individually styled bungalows fronted by balconies for up to 4 people. Cozy rancho with open-air kitchen set by a sparkling pool in the garden. Billabong sponsored surf school, a very short walk from the beach.

» www.bluesurfsanctuary.com

Hotels in Santa Teresa /Playa Hermosa

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Maison Marazul

Beach Vacation Rental Villa

1 Villa
Beachfront
Night: $850 / 6 p
Pool, AC, TV
Tel. (001) 3108 800772

An enchanting, Moroccan-inspired villa for casual barefoot luxury on the beach. Main house with all amenities and 2 master suites, 3rd bedroom in the detached studio-style guest-house. Upscale neighborhood with yoga resorts and fine dining

» www.maisonmarazul.com

The White House

Luxury Vacation Rental

1 Villa
Beachfront
Night: $850 / 6 p
Pool, AC, TV
Tel. (001) 858245 7679

A destinctive all-white designer villa in an alluring beach setting, at the side of the Pranamar yoga resort. The villa has ample indoor and outdoor living spaces, infinity pool and 3 bedrooms. Larger groups can additionally rent two adjoining 2BR villas.

» www.thewhitehouseofcostarica.com

Pranamar Villas & Yoga Retreat

Yoga Retreat

6 Villas, 3 Bungalows, 1 House
Beachfront
Night: $220 - $350 / 2 p
AC, Pool, Restaurant, Yoga
Tel. (506) 2640 0852

A blissful, consciously designed oceanfront resort and yoga retreat with elegantly designed bungalows and 2-story villas on the beach or by the ondulating saltwater pool. Luscious tropical gardens on a spectacular beach, health food restaurant.

» www.pranamarvillas.com

Hotel Villas Hermosas

Beach Hotel

3 Villas, 1 Beachfront Suite
Beachfront
Night: $215 - $355 / 2-6 p
AC, TV, Pool
Tel. (506) 2640 0630

A charming boutique hotel on a stunning swimming beach. Three sumptuous poolside family villas and one beachfront honeymoon suite, all with kitchen and living room. Adults pool and kids pool, thatch-roofed rancho and BBQ place.

» www.villashermosas.com

Blue Surf House

Hotel in Santa Teresa

1 Villa
almost Beachfront
Night $510 / 8 p
AC, Pool
Tel. (506) 2640 1071

A spacious house with 5 bedrooms for up to 12 people, a 3-min walk from the surf and tremendous beach of Playa Hermasa. Spotless suites with bathroom and balcony, large kitchen and terraces, garden with BBQ area, beautiful pool and jacuzzi.

www.bluesurfhouse.com

Villas Orishas

Vacation Rentals

2 Villas
Near the Beach
Night: $100, $170 / 2, 6 p
AC, TV
Tel. (506) 8813 1789

An intimate hideaway a shell's throw from the calm beach of Manzanillo. Two luxurious villas with one or two bedrooms privately set into forested grounds. Spacious indoor and outdoor living areas with cozy courtyard and ocean view balcony.

» www.villasorishas.com