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A trip to Mal País

The southern tip of Nicoya Peninsula is known as “Mal Pais,” which literally means “Bad Country.”

It’s anything but bad.

First, a wonderful ferry ride across the Gulf of Nicoya.

After two bumpy bus rides, we made it to Mal País, and, more importantly, the beautiful Playa Carmen.

The next day we took a horseback ride around the surrounding jungles and beaches.

We capped off the weekend with a trip to the famous waterfalls of Montezuma, where we jumped and swam to our hearts’ desires.


Follow the rest of my adventure throughout Costa Rica here at IFSA-Butler’s blog, at my blog, on Twitter or even on Facebook.


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