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Published: October 5th 2008
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I highly recommend this place. It was very clean and the staff very helpful.
On Saturaday morning I ended up taking the local bus by accident. Apparently there is one bus for most of the tourist and then the other local bus for people to get to work. I thought it was odd that I was the only gringo on the bus. Nevertheless it was an adventure getting to Puntarenas to get to the Ferry. But because this was a regular bus I overshot my stop an entire half island and had to make my way back to the Ferry.

The bus ride took 2.5 hours and cost $2 bucks which was sweet. Ferry takes 1.5 hours to Tambor which is basically a port to get to the real destination of Mal Pais.

Getting to Mal Pais is tough because you have to basically take 4 buses and 1 ferry to get here. And once you are here you need almost a 4x4 to get to this sleepy surfing village.

Again I over shot my stop and ended up in Santa Elana and ended up walking 2 kms back to the intersection to Mal Pais.

First night I stayed at the Mal Pais surf came which wasn{t really good. But Franks
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place was good which is in the intersection between Mal Pais and Santa Elena.

Mal Pais is a wicked place to chill and surf but the waves are less forgiving then Tamarindo. They are sketchie and alot of rip tide. You really have to surf during high tide or you will be eating sand and rocks.

Nothing much to report except I lost the keys to the vault and now I am hoping tomorrow we an get it open when things open up again.

Time for another surf session...adios.

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