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Vista de Olas

Hotel in Mal Pais, Costa Rica

North view Playa Carmen & Santa Teresa from the pool
North view Playa Carmen & Santa Teresa from the poolPool & Restaurant areaVilla #1 BedroomVilla #1 Outside Shower & BathVilla #2 BedroomVilla #2 Outside Shower Villa #3 BedroomVilla #3 Outside Bathroom & ShowerVilla #4 BedroomVilla #4 Outside Shower & BathVilla #5 BedroomVilla #5 Outside Shower and BathMiki surfing Playa CarmenSwen surfing at Playa CarmenSurfing Playa CarmenLittle of everything from Vista de OlasPool Party overlooking the surf breakMiki getting covered up on a great Costa Rica wave!

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About this property

Vista de Olas is a refined hotel in Mal Pais perched on top of a peaceful hill. From this vantage point guests at our hotel and restaurant are treated to the most sweeping views of Playa Mal Pais, Carmen, Santa Teresa, Hermosa, Manzanillo, Coyote and then even more up the coast to Playa Samara. Our sunsets are beyond imagination and truly memorable.

Our hotel offers 5 sumptuous secluded deluxe villas with ocean views, AC, open-sky bathroom and a private porch. Hotel amenities include an ever changing free tropical breakfast pool side our luxurious infinity pool and jacuzzi, pool lounge, day bed, sofa deck, fast WLAN and the best BBQ restaurant in Mal Pais Costa Rica. 

To enhance our amenities we will spoil you with the best of staff - always friendly and with a smile they will be at your beck and call.


  • Pool
  • Luxury
  • Board Rentals Nearby
  • Beginner Surf Lessons
  • Kid Friendly
  • Outdoor Shower
  • A/C
  • Wireless Internet


  • Golfing
  • Spa
  • Hiking
  • Shopping
  • Nightlife


Period Cost
Per Night $155
Per Week
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This property is located near Mar Azul. Mar Azul is a left hand point break that also has a right with the correct swell direction. South swells with an outgoing tide make for the best waves. The peak begins at a large rocky slab that can be exposed on low tide. There is also an easy-going inside peak that can work well and offer long (200 meters) rides. Mar Azul is somewhat fickle, not breaking all the time, but when it does break it is one of the best advanced surf spots in Malpais.

This property is also located near Playa Santa Teresa. A 2km stretch of some of the most consistent beachbreak on the Central Pacific Coast of Costa Rica. The beach's Southeast/Northwest orientation makes it ideally exposed to swell angles from below 195 to over 220 degrees; although it breaks best with SSW combo swells. While ostensibly a sandbar beach break, the unique bottom configuration of sand over rock reef gives form to the consistently breaking peaks for which Santa Teresa is famous. These well-groomed sandbars offer peaky, punchy rights and lefts that are just plain fun when it is under head high. But the game changes once the swell goes overhead, offering up juicy outside walls that connect into grinding inside barrels.

This property is also located near Roca Mar/Suck Rock. A grindy, challenging right hand reef break located at the West end of Playa Santa Teresa. It is also known as "Suck Rock," because the wave jacks up out of deep water, doubling up over a dry reef as it peels across into deeper water. Deep, spitting tubes are the reward for skirting the "Dreaded Spine."

Surf Type

  • Point break
  • Beach break
  • Reef break
  • Right
  • Left
  • Short board
  • Longboard
  • SUP
  • Beginner/Learn to Surf
  • Warm water

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Property Images

North view Playa Carmen & Santa Teresa from the pool

Pool & Restaurant area

Villa #1 Bedroom

Villa #1 Outside Shower & Bath

Villa #2 Bedroom

Villa #2 Outside Shower

Villa #3 Bedroom

Villa #3 Outside Bathroom & Shower

Villa #4 Bedroom

Villa #4 Outside Shower & Bath

Villa #5 Bedroom

Villa #5 Outside Shower and Bath

Miki surfing Playa Carmen

Swen surfing at Playa Carmen

Surfing Playa Carmen

Little of everything from Vista de Olas

Pool Party overlooking the surf break

Miki getting covered up on a great Costa Rica wave!

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