Mal País is a quiet fishing village and tourist destination where guests can find tranquility, pristine nature, and wildlife. Nearby (less than 2 km away) are the vibrant beach and surf towns of Playa Carmen, Santa Teresa, Playa Hermosa, and Montezuma.
World-Class Surfing, Yoga, and Wellness are the area’s main attractions, and visitors from around the globe come to experience the unbeatable waves and renowned retreat centers and spas. You’ll also find Cabo Blanco National Park, Costa Rica’s first protected Absolute Reserve, as well as Curu National Park, Kayaking, Horseback Riding, Canopy Tours, Zip Lines, Snorkeling, Scuba Diving, Waterfall Hikes, and Day Excursions to nearby Islands.
Tours and Package Adventures
Vista de Olas is a family run and operated Boutique Hotel. We love where we live and what we do and strive to share the magic of the Nicoya Peninsula with our friends – our guests.
Sven and Michael Zaugg are the Vista de Olas Tour Guides and Operators. The young men were born and raised in Mal País and know its forests, coastline, and surf intimately. Both are Certified ISA Surf Instructors, lifeguards, and serious outdoor enthusiasts. Let the Zauggs design a custom tour to accommodate your needs and desires or take you on one of our mind-blowing Vista de Olas Signature Tours.
We offer professional, tailormade surf packages for our guests as well as guided ATV tours, sport fishing, hiking excursions into the coastal forests and nearby National Parks, as well as snorkeling, kayaking and exploring beautiful beaches on our island hopping tours of Isla Cabo Blanco, Cemetario Isla Cabuya, and Isla Tortuga.