The new Havana Lodge in Mal Pais, Costa Rica is a vibrant eco-friendly property that blends rustic charm with fantastic amenities, located just a minute from one of the most beautiful beaches in the world.
Relax and let the hours slip away at our lagoon-like infinity pool, surrounded by wild tropical gardens. Watch the colorful birds, playful monkeys and iguanas from your hammock and breathe in the fresh ocean air. Enjoy a sunset barbecue with friends or make dinner in our fully equipped guest kitchen. We are just a 5 minute drive from the bustling town of Santa
Rooms & Suites
Choose from a variety of sizes and styles.
Casa Sol & Luna
Outside of the villa we have two fully-equipped casas (apartments), each with one queen bed and one comfortable sofa bed. Each Casa has a private terrace with sitting area and hammack, air conditioning, smart tv with cable , fans, kitchen, hair dryer. The casas have a view of our beautiful tropical gardens.
Mal Pais Fishing & Boat Tours
Fish the Nicoya Peninsula’s unspoiled waters with local fishermen! Depending on the season, you can catch mahi mahi, yellow fin tuna, Spanish mackerel, barracuda, grouper, and much more, and have seen wildlife such as sea turtles and dolphins. Visit an underwater volcano, jump off the boat and and swim in the warm bubbly waters. Choose to toss back what you catch or bring it home – your guide can filet your fish immediately after the tour, or even serve it up sashimi-style if you prefer! Bring sunscreen, sunglasses, hat, water, snacks and of course plenty of cold beer!
Tour duration: 3 hours
Up to 6 people – $180
Up to 8 people – $240
Keep all the fish you catch!
Cabo Blanco National Park Hike
A great tour for nature lovers! With its unique geographical location and climate, Cabo Blanco ranks among the most beautiful nature reserves in Costa Rica. During this hike, you will witness how a land once dedicated to cattle and agriculture has regenerated into a thriving forest. The naturalist guide will help you sharpen your senses when you
meet with nature. You will hear, see, smell, taste and feel countless species of flora and fauna.
Choose from our short hike or our more strenuous long hike. For those who are willing to take the challenge, get ready for some rewarding views! Either option will surely provide a unique experience. Tours are available Wednesday through Sunday. The National Park is closed Mondays and Tuesdays. Highly recommended to leave at 7am in order to have more chances to see wildlife. (Park opens at 8am)
Length of tour: approximately 2 hours for the short hike and 5.5 hours for the long hike.
Tortuga Island Snorkeling
Launch an all-day adventure from Montezuma to the lovely Tortuga Island. Snorkel amongst a volcanic reef, swim within crystal clear waters, and lounge upon a gorgeous white-sand beach. The boat departs from Montezuma – a tranquil town about 45 minutes away from Mal Pais – and heads along a breathtaking coastline until reaching Tortuga Island 50 minutes later. In route, search for dolphins, humpback whales and manta rays that maybe plying the waters nearby. Upon arrival at Tortuga Island, your guide will anchor the boat near the shore and provide you with snorkeling equipment. The water here is clear and warm, and has some seriously good snorkeling around the volcanic rock reef, spot King Angelfish, Porcupine fish, Needlefish, Spotted Eagle Rays and more.
After snorkeling, you’ll be ferried to Tortuga’s white-sand beach. A lunch of BBQ fish or chicken, grilled potatoes, vegetables, bread, and large helpings of fresh tropical fruit will be served. Afterwards, you can enjoy a number of activities on the island. Take part in a game of volleyball, or rent a kayak to explore the other parts of Tortuga. Hike to the top of the island and enjoy fantastic views of the Gulf of Nicoya, or simply kick back and soak up the sun on Tortuga’s gorgeous beach. Before departing, you’ll also have the opportunity to snorkel at a different spot near the island. Once the day is wrapped up, your guides will take everyone on the boat back to Montezuma.
Tour duration: 8 hours
Tour price: Adults $75, kids $55 (includes transportation to Montezuma and back)
How to Get Here
The fastest route to Havana Lodge is by air, from Juan Santamaria Airport in San Jose (SJO) or Liberia Airport (LIR) to Tambor Airport (TMU) in the Nicoya Peninsula.
SANSA Airlines offers online reservations for various daily flights & rates.
We will be glad to schedule transportation from Tambor Airport to our property.
Should you prefer to schedule a private charter flight from San Jose please contact us for more information…