There are three ways to travel to the Sunset Reef Marine Hotel

By plane: There are two companies that have schedule flights to Tambor – NATURE AIR and SANSA The flight takes about 25 minutes. From the airstrip of Tambor, a taxi can be arranged upon request to transfer you to Sunset Reef. The cost of the taxi to the hotel is U$ 50.00 one way.

By car: From San José, take route #1 and go to Puntarenas. The Ferry Boat to Paquera is at the very end of the tip that forms the city, where you will find small signs. Cost – 8,000 colones for car and driver; 900 colones for each additional passenger. At the other side of the Gulf of Nicoya, you will arrive just outside the town of Paquera. Follow the cars to the town named Paquera, and continue on to Tambor, then Cobano and finally to Mal País. Turn left, and the hotel is at the very end of the road. You will find signs along the road.

By bus: From San José, take the Puntarenas bus – about 1260 colones. It will take you approximately 2 1/2 hours. The bus will take you to a terminal that is a short taxi ride to the ferry landing in Puntarenas. Take the Ferry Boat to “Paquera” – the cost per person is 900 colones. When you get to the other side, there are normally taxis available which you can take to Mal País – about U$ 50.00. Often, there is a bus at the ferry terminal which you can ride all the way to Cobano, where you can catch a taxi or another bus to Mal Pais. (All prices subject to change.)

Mal Pais Costa Rica Beach Hotel

If you are looking for the best Mal Pais Costa Rica Beach Hotel… you are at the right place.

Sun drenched days and star studded nights! Located on the southern tip of Costa Rica ‘s Nicoya Peninsula, just in front of Mal Pais beach, the Sunset Reef Marine Hotel is surrounded by miles of unspoiled beaches and lush forest.

Sprawling across three acres, the Hotel offers a combination of comfortable facilities, activities and personalized service. Enjoy the freshwater pool, sun on our white sand beach, snorkle, dive, fish, and surf the crystal clear Pacific Ocean off adjacent Cabo Blanco Reserve.

Sunset Reef features 14 air-conditioned rooms, tastefully decorated with exotic hardwoods, hand-crafted furniture, and original artwork. Comfortable beds, modern lighting fixtures, and complete bathroom amenities are rare in remote areas such as this. Daily maid service assures that the hotel’s high service standards are maintained.

The Sunset Reef restaurant offers regional and international specialties. All selections feature the freshest local seafood, the choicest cuts of meat, and exquisite desserts.
Custom meals for special diets will be prepared upon request. Special occasion, candlelight dinners in our palm grove garden setting are available upon request.

Mal Pais is home to some of the largest and most consistent surf in Costa Rica! Oh, and don’t forget to experience some warm water, ocean kayaking, right from our own beach. Guests can also enjoy walks along the beach, mountain bike rides and guided horseback excursions to the surrounding mountains. This adventure culminates with a picnic lunch near a dramatic 120 foot waterfall.

Come, enjoy this historic tropical country in our unique, comfortable setting.