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Malpais Tidepool Life – A Rainbow World

Malpais Tidepool Life – A Rainbow World

A colorful miniature world lives secretly in Malpais, within the tidepools of Mar Azul. Here, a couple dozen tidepools of various sizes offer an incredible array of colorful life, each different than the next. One can’t help but wonder why there’s such diversity from pool to pool, when they’re all very near to each other, […]

The Hidden Tidepools of Mar Azul

The Hidden Tidepools of Mar Azul

At Mar Azul you’ll see a huge rock known as Punta Barigona, and is one of Malpais’s most well-known landmarks. This area holds a secret that few people know about, which is that the rock flats just to the south of Mar Azul, hold a tremendous number of amazing tidepools. How to find it To […]

Cuevas Murcielagos Wildlife Refuge

Cuevas Murcielagos Wildlife Refuge

The title above is a mix of Spanish and English, which I used to help travelers understand what it’s called and what it is. The translation in English would be “Bat Cave Wildlife Refuge” or in Spanish, the full name is “Refugio de Vida Silvestre Cueva Murcielago, Costa Rica” This area is not known well […]

Malpais Canopy Tour

Malpais Canopy Tour

The “Canopy of the Pacific” known usually as the Malpais Canopy Tour, is one of two that are in this area of Costa Rica. The Malpais canopy tour is higher and faster than the one in Montezuma, offering stunning views of the whole area, as you can see from the photo above. Nearly a mile […]

Fishermen’s Beach and Market in Malpais

Fishermen’s Beach and Market in Malpais

Officially, the beach where the fishermen in Malpais have their boats is called “Playa Malpais”, but you’ll very rarely see anyone swimming here. It’s most notable for the fishermen who have their boats and storage here. You can book a boat for a fishing trip, or find Malpais’s only sailboat. Malpais Fish Market Many people […]

Sunset Reef – a Soul Surfer’s Paradise

Sunset Reef – a Soul Surfer’s Paradise

Sunset Reef is one of the very best surf spots in the Mal Pais area, but few people surf it because you need a vehicle to drive to it, and most surfers staying in Santa Teresa are happy with the waves in front of their hotel or rental villa. For those who want a bit […]

Playa Los Suecos

Playa Los Suecos

Playa Los Suecos is a place with many names. It’s also called “The Malpais Secret Beach” or Punta Murcielago. It’s one of the most beautiful spots on the Nicoya peninsula, and a favorite of visiting photographers because it’s so photogenic. Cick for Better Quality HD VIDEO: Playa los Suecos Malpais – HD Quality A White […]

Great Stuff

Clandestina Restaurant

  My new favorite restaurant, Clandestina is not to be missed by food lovers staying anywhere near to Montezuma. Established in March 2015, Clandestina is the new kid on the block. The Oregon/Tico collaboration is a winner among locals and travelers alike, with artisan craft beers, made onsite by Butterfly Brewing Co. and delicious, exciting […]

Montezuma Social