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Boutique Hotel | Mal Pais | Santa Teresa | Costa Rica

Welcome to Vista De Olas

Mal Pais | Costa Rica

Let go of everything but
the present moment.

Sunsets, serenity, surf, and sky.

Discover it all at Vista de Olas Boutique Hotel
and Restaurant in Mal País, Costa Rica.

Seduce your senses in the cool waters of the infinity pools surrounded by a 360˚ panorama of sky and sea.

A place for everybody

Whether you are going on a solo trip, a romantic getaway or are a fun loving family looking for adventure, Vista de Olas in Mal País, Costa Rica can be your perfect surf hotel or relaxed tropical vacation destination.

Welcome To Paradise!

We want everyone to have their own adventure.
Our guests come here stressed and tired and leave ‘Pura Vida’.

— Roger Zaugg, Founder, Master Builder, and Vista de Olas Visionary.

“Welcome To Paradise!”

“My sister and I stayed at Hotel Vista de Olas during a recent visit to Mal Pais and enjoyed it immensely. The private bungalows, open-air restaurant, and infinity pool with an incredible view of the ocean make Vista de Olas a beautiful and inviting place to stay. It’s also a one-stop shop for everything you might want to do in the area. We took an ATV tour to a nearby waterfall, went zip lining, rode horses on the beach, and took surfing lessons.We’d love to visit again and would definitely recommend having the Vista de Olas team curate your Costa Rican adventure!”
- Kristen (guest review on TripAdvisor)

Relax In Our Villas

Each private villa offers stunning views of the Pacific coastline or the garden and surrounding tropical forest.

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Relax In Our Villa’s

Each villa aims to perfectly cater to your needs, whether you desire to simply sit back and relax or go out and enjoy nature.

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Energize your body with organic international home-style cuisine, refreshing cocktails, and locally grown tropical fruits and vegetables.



And let it rip on Costa Rica’s most famous waves.


5 Stars:
“We left our hearts at Vista de Olas”

“The family and staff at Vista de Olas made our honeymoon the best trip imaginable. We were treated like family on Day 1. Roger, the founder/owner, was incredibly helpful in giving us the initial run-down of things to do in Mal País. He and his family make whatever you want happen (tours, massages, etc.). They know all of the vendors and restaurants in the area, so there was no lack of great information and helpful advice.

Heidi, Roger’s wife, was super friendly and makes THE BEST cocktails! Their two sons were incredibly kind and knowledgeable (they typically act as Vista de Olas’ tour guides for their offered tours). They led us on an ATV tour to the Montezuma Falls and took us out snorkeling and fishing. Both tours were AWESOME…”