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Hotel Guide with Rates and Descriptions » Hotels in Malpais
Some of the most scenic beachfront restaurants and hotels in Malpais are gone because Costa Rican law forbids any construction within 200 m from the high tide line. That's why Piedra Mar, Hotel Sunset Reef, and the Mar Azul restaurant have disappeared from the map of Malpais.
In recent years many travel blogs and books write the village name in one word, Malpais, instead of Mal Pais. The correct writing however is Mal Pais, which translated means "Bad Land".