Mal Pais is one the most popular tourist attractions in Costa Rica. Situated at the South Eastern tip of the Nicoya Peninsula, this beach is a beautiful holiday destination. The charming picturesque village is the perfect place to relax and get some peace and quiet. The beach is full of attractive sea shells and is rocky but with sandy spots. There is flourishing plant life surrounding the beach and it provides a romantic, calm, peaceful setting.
There are so many things to do here such as scuba diving, sports fishing, fishing tours, snorkeling and kite surfing that you would never get bored. If adventure is your thing, then you can go exploring in the local mountains. Activities which are land based are perfect for this such as quad biking, mountain biking, horseback riding, canopy tours and hiking trails which are all perfect for the adventurous type.
For those that are at one with nature, Mal Pais has a number of beautiful birds which gather along the coast and are stunning to behold. The beaches here offer peace and tranquility but if it is a livelier vacation you want, then there are a number of bars which provide a fun atmosphere.
For the surfer, Mal Pais offers consistent world class conditions which are suitable for any surfer. Right and left waves and a fantastic beach break provide superb rides. Wave lengths are usually between 50 and 150 meters but can reach up to 300 meters in length. Best surfed on a low to mid tide, waves here can reach up to five feet in height.
It is no wonder that Mal Pais is fast becoming a desirable holiday destination for many.