Hotel Pool

Our Surf Camp and Hotel in Mal Pais

Founded in 1990 the Surf Camp is one of the first hotels built in the area. From the early days through today the Mal Pais Surf Camp is a popular hangout for the local and visiting surf scene with all the good vibes of surf culture. The Mal Pais Surf Camp is a friendly hotel for single travelers, families, couples and groups of friends on a surf vacation in Costa Rica. We also offer long term rental rates for those who would like to stick around a little longer.
While most hotels in Santa Teresa are on small lots in a busy neighborhood, the Surf Camp enjoys a quiet location on 5 acres of tropical landscaped gardens, backed by the lush jungle of Mal Pais. In the breezy garden you can relax in hammocks under palm trees or by the pool with a tropical cocktail. Monkeys, parrots, and many other birds and wildlife make their way through the canopy of trees on a daily basis and iguanas can be spotted enjoying the lush gardens around the pool.
Costa Rica Monkey

Services and Amenities at our Hotel

Mal Pais Bar
Hotel Map

Our Location in Mal Pais / Santa Teresa

The Mal Pais Surf Camp is only 300 meters away from the main road intersection of Santa Teresa, Mal Pais, and Playa Carmen, where you find banks, car and ATV rentals, the pharmacy, souvenir and surf shops, supermarkets and a range of restaurants and bars.You can walk directly from our hotel on a 100 m path through the forest to the famous beach break of Playa Carmen /Santa Teresa.

Travel Information: » How to get to Mal Pais / Santa Teresa