For many years Santa Teresa and Mal Pais was a well kept secret among surfers and adventurous travelers. However, once the word was out, it soon became one of Costa Rica’s most popular tourist destinations. Today a young, energetic community has evolved and you find all manner of services, including some of Costa Rica’s finest hotels and gourmet restaurants.
While being on vacation in Costa Rica, many people start dreaming of owning their own piece of property in Santa Teresa or Mal Pais. Many grab their dream and most are ecstatic about having taken the small leap of faith.
As the hills are wedged up against the beach, homeowners enjoy spectacular ocean and sunset views, with the sounds of the Pacific surf close by. Real estate in Mal Pais and Santa Teresa also include beach properties but the strip of land directly on the water edge cannot be purchased, only leased from the government. Costa Rica reserves this area as a public zone for everyone‘s use.