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Location & Travel



Mal País/Santa Teresa región is located in Nicoya Peninsula, Puntarenas province, about 150 kilometres west of San José.

How to get here: By direct bus that leaves from San Carlos bus station in San José. (Info: Transportes Rodriguez 2642-1112/2642-1117).

Renting a car is a very good option. Remember to check the ferry schedule before leaving. (Info: Naviera Tambor 2661-2084).

Many visitors fly to San Jose and catch a connecting flight to Tambor. There are two small airlines, Nature Air and Sansa, that serves Tambor. Mal País/Santa Teresa are approximately 45 minutes drive from Tambor airport.

Area Information



Mal Pais/Santa Teresa villages, are some of the most chosen destinations from Costa Rica by tourists from all around the world.

Like other coastal places they started as remote fishing villages to become today in booming new travel destinations, attracting beach lovers and surfers to its broad white-sand beaches with world-class waves.

However, you don’t have to be a surfer to enjoy a vacation here. Mal Pais and Santa Teresa rank among the most beautiful beaches of Costa Rica and they offer many other activities like: tours by boat around the peninsula, fishing, snorkeling, kite surfing, SUP, horseback riding, or a canopy tour on the edge of the Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve.